Press Release

KIOTI Canada to Sponsor Team Dunstone

The company’s commitment to curling continues with the Manitoba-based men’s team

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO (October 11, 2022) –KIOTI Canada, a subsidiary of Daedong-USA, Inc., and Team Dunstone are joining forces on a long-term partnership for the highly rated Canadian men’s curling team from Manitoba.

Led by Matt Dunstone (skip), Team Dunstone has an all-new line-up for the 2022-23 season, with Ryan Harnden (lead), Colton Lott (second) and B.J. Neufeld (third). Between them, the team has an Olympic Gold medal, two World Championship Silvers, two Brier titles, nine Brier medals, 15 Grand Slam of Curling wins and five World Junior medals (including Gold) to their credit. They currently sit fifth in the WCF men’s team world rankings.

This partnership continues KIOTI’s ongoing commitment to Canadian curling. The sponsorship, is another example of the company’s expanding commitment and investment in Canada. In 2019, KIOTI announced a 60,000 sq.-ft distribution center outside of Toronto, supporting the growth of KIOTI’s dealer network throughout Canada and contributing to the positive economic impact in the greater Toronto metro area.

KIOTI has also been a long-term supporter to the sport of Curling – partnering with the Grand Slam of Curling (GSOC) for the past four seasons. KIOTI will be actively involved in the sport as a sponsor of the 2022-2023 GSOC and title sponsor of the 2023 KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup. To see the full list of events for the 2022-2023 season, visit GSOC’s website here.

“We partnered with Team Jacobs in 2019 and are thrilled to continue investing into the roaring game with Team Dunstone,” said Greg Bibee, Director of Strategic Sales and Marketing. “With more than 60 tractor models, 17 zero-turn-radius mowers, six utility vehicle models, and an expansion into the compact construction market ­– KIOTI continually strives to expand its diverse product offerings with innovation in mind. We see the same drive and commitment at Team Dunstone – making them the perfect partner.”

“I believe KIOTI and Team Dunstone are a perfect fit because we both have the same recipe for success – the power of teamwork. We are incredibly excited to join forces with them and see what we can achieve together, both on and off the ice,” said the 27-year-old team skip, Matt Dunstone. “This new partnership allows us to go all in and dedicate the time necessary to become the best Curling team in the world. We appreciate KIOTI’s trust in us and for believing that we can be the team who puts the Olympic Gold medal around our necks in 2026. It’s an awesome feeling!”

This new KIOTI partnership gives team Dunstone the resources, confidence and support as they strive to reach their Olympic goals.

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