PORON® Cushioning Partners with the Lumberjack World Championships

PORON® Cushioning team partners with the premier timber sporting event in the nation: the 52nd Annual Lumberjack World Championships taking place July 29-31 in Hayward, WI

Woodstock, CT – The Rogers Corporation's PORON® Cushioning team is excited to once again partner with the premier timber sporting event in the nation: the 52nd Annual Lumberjack World Championships taking place July 29-31 in Hayward, WI.

Thousands of spectators will converge in the small town of Hayward to witness the world's finest lumberjacks participate in the “Granddaddy” of all timber sports competitions. Athletes will compete in events such as the 90 foot Speed Climb, Underhand Chop Block, Log Rolling, Hot Saw, Springboard Chop and much more.

“We are excited to be part of the Lumberjack World Championships for a second year to support these amazing athletes and fans,” states Dave Sherman from Rogers Corporation. “We had a great time, and with the numerous work boot styles our products are designed into, it is a great fit for our brand. Sponsoring the event allows us to help celebrate the great history of the timber community as well as inform attendees about the benefits of our PORON Products.”

PORON Cushioning is a high-performance foam that is designed into products such as work boots, helmets and insoles to name a few. One of the major advantages of the product is it will not break down during repeated use. PORON Cushioning partners include Red Wing, Fox Racing, UGG and Rawlings among many others,

Diane McNamer, the Event Director, says, “The Championships began in 1960 as a celebration of the logging community. Since that time, the event continues to grow and is attended by the top athletes competing in their sport.” Diane continues by adding, “Athletes from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Czech Republic and US will compete over three days challenging their physical and mental skills in events that originated in the forests of America.”

In addition to the competitions, there will be numerous activities for attendees to enjoy and participate in. Want to test your skills at log rolling? Head over to the rolling tank. Just want to relax and enjoy some great food? Take a stroll to the Lumberjack Village. One hint - make sure you have an empty stomach as portions are made for lumberjacks.

To keep updated on the event results, follow PORON Cushioning's Facebook and Twitter @PORONCushioning pages for live postings and photos.

About PORON® Performance Cushioning (www.poroncushioning.com)
For over 40 years PORON® Cushioning has provided footwear, apparel, and protective equipment brands with a material that supports, protects, comforts, and most importantly, helps athletes stay in the race. PORON Cushioning products are durable yet flexible, so they will not wear or break down like other cushioning products. So, whether you need an insole that will last your next 50K or searching for a new helmet for the start of little league, look for the PORON Cushioning brand to insure you're buying the best in quality and advanced technology. For more information, visit www.poroncushioning.com.

About Rogers Corporation (www.rogerscorp.com)
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global technology leader in specialty materials and components that enable high performance and reliability of consumer electronics, power electronics, mass transit, clean technology, and telecommunications infrastructure. With more than 178 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Rogers provides product designers with solutions to their most demanding challenges. Rogers' products include advanced circuit materials for wireless infrastructure, power amplifiers, radar systems, high speed digital; power electronics for high-voltage rail traction, hybrid-electric vehicles, wind and solar power conversion; and high performance foams for sealing and energy management in smart phones, aircraft and rail interiors, automobiles and apparel; and other advanced materials for diverse markets including defense and consumer products. Headquartered in Connecticut (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Belgium, China, Germany, and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide.

About Lumberjack World Championships (www.lumberjackworldchampionships.com)
The Lumberjack World Championships® began in 1960 as a way to acknowledge the rich history of the logging industry across the United States. Work day skills that were perfected in the forests of the nation became a past-time and soon grew into an exciting and growing sporting event. From the Lumberjack World Championships®, now trademarked in Hayward, Wisconsin, to the ESPN's Great Outdoor Games, lumberjack sports have increased in popularity with loyal fans and competitors from across the globe.