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  1. #1 Hey Poli, do you know where your "terrible towel" is made? 
    Best Bounty Hunter in the Forums fettpett's Avatar
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    Thats right, Right in the heart of your oppenets territory, Baraboo, WI.

    AND they make the Title Towel
    http://www.jsonline.com/business/114581524.html
    Disabled workers benefit as company produces towels for Steelers, Packers
    e-mail print By Rick Romell of the Journal Sentinel

    Gregg McArthur is sort of like a war profiteer willing to sell assault rifles to both sides.

    And his conscience bothers him not one bit. Short of snapping it sharply in the locker room, it's hard to actually hurt anyone with a hand towel.

    Since 1997, McArthur's Baraboo company has produced the most famous rally rag of all, the golden scrap of terrycloth that frenzied Pittsburgh Steelers fans know as "The Terrible Towel."

    McArthur Towel & Sports has produced millions of them over the years. Now, with the Steelers headed to their third Super Bowl since 2006, the firm is cranking out hundreds of thousands more, this time with a possible bonus:

    McArthur also hopes to produce "Titletown Towels" for the equally frenzied fans of the Steelers' opponent, the Green Bay Packers.

    "It's the perfect storm," McArthur said Tuesday as he awaited final approval from the National Football League on the Packers' item.

    "We're calling it Towel Wars - the Terrible Towel vs. the Titletown Towel."

    This war has lots of winners. There's McArthur's company, of course, which sells the towels to retailers who charge $7.99 to $9.95 for them.

    Then there are the employees at Chippewa River Industries, which prints the towels under contract with McArthur. The Chippewa Falls firm is a nonprofit that employs people with physical and mental disabilities, and the potential double run of rally towels is giving it a big boost.

    "This particular project is keeping about 50 people with disabilities employed," Chippewa River President and CEO Dave Lemanski said.

    "We welcome the Steelers and Packers Super Bowl with open arms," he said.
    This is also a really awesome story as they employ workers who are physically and mentally handicap and employ up to 50 of them or more
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    Thats right, Right in the heart of your oppenets territory, Baraboo, WI.

    AND they make the Title Towel


    This is also a really awesome story as they employ workers who are physically and mentally handicap and employ up to 50 of them or more
    So they're made by the Pirates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    So they're made by the Pirates?
    HAHAHA, no
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    I already knew that. :p And I take great pleasure in knowing that a bunch of cheeseheads are making them. We'll prolly get them to print our Superbowl victory t-shirts as well
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    What's important is not where they're made, but the good work that they do.

    For Terrible Towels, a Wonderful Legacy

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/sp...l/30towel.html

    "“He came into my office, and he had a pile of papers,” Champ said. “He threw them down on my desk and said, ‘Regis, I’m giving you the Terrible Towel.’ I said, ‘Myron, I have about 10 of them. I’ll take another one, but ...

    “He said, ‘No, I’m giving you the rights, and you’ll be able to get all the proceeds from the Terrible Towels.’ I was speechless. I knew that this would be the legacy that outlived Myron.” "
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    Here's proper use of the said terrible towel
    http://media.jsonline.com/images/650...ribleTowel.jpg
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    Made in Baraboo but all the stain are from Pittsburgh.
    Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
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