Acme Wire Products Donates Xenith X1 Helmets to Stonington High School

August 24, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Acme Wire Products Co., Inc., a local custom fabricator, today announced they are donating Xenith X1 football helmets to local Stonington High School. The X1 features Xenith Adaptive Head Protection - TM, a system which provides an adaptive fit and a suspension of adaptive shock absorbers. The X1 is designed to reduce the sudden movement of the head that may cause traumatic brain injury and has been called the "greatest advance in helmet design in at least 30 years" by a leading concussion expert.

Acme Wire Products manufactures the wire guards used in Xenith helmets. Acme President, Mary Fitzgerald commented, "Acme Wire Products is proud to be the primary facemask provider to the most protective football helmet on the market and wanted to express our support of the local community through this donation."

Stonington High School Football Coach A.J. Massangale added, "Safety is the #1 priority, we are excited to be receiving the X1 helmets this season.

Stonington's football season kicks off on September 18 against Montville High School.

Acme Wire Products also manufactures wire guards for a variety of other specialty applications, including lacrosse helmets, fan guards, telecommunication equipment and material handling systems. Acme Wire Products has previously donated lacrosse equipment to the boys and girls lacrosse teams at a variety of local high schools, including Stonington High, Ledyard High, Fitch, Saint Bernard High School and Norwich Regional Technical School.

Acme Wire Products Co., Inc. is a precision wire and metal fabricator producing component parts for a wide variety of industries, with customers located throughout the U.S., Canada and overseas. Acme Wire Products' is known within the metal fabrication industry as a supplier of engineered wire components with superior weld integrity.

Edward J. Planeta founded Acme Wire Products Co., Inc. in 1970. The company is now in its 2nd generation of family ownership and management and is run by the sibling team of Mary Planeta Fitzgerald, Edward Planeta Jr. and Michael Planeta. The company has occupied a 75,000 s.f. facility on Broadway Extension in Mystic, CT since 1979.

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