Owens & Minor Joins Richmond 2015 Team
RICHMOND, Va., September 17, 2015 – Richmond 2015, the organizer of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, today announced that Owens & Minor, Inc. has joined its team of partners of the nine-day cycling event to be held in Richmond beginning Sept. 19.
As part of its partnership, Owens & Minor, an international healthcare-logistics company headquartered in Richmond and operating in 14 countries around the world, will retain the naming rights to the Race Daily, a daily update on all the happenings at the Road World Championships that will be emailed and distributed in the Markel VIP Pavilion, Libby Hill VIP Pavilion and FanFest in the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
“Owens & Minor is known worldwide for its expertise in the healthcare industry and respected in Richmond for its ongoing commitment to our community,” said Wilson Flohr, CEO of Richmond 2015. “We’re grateful for their partnership in what will be nine exciting days of racing.”
Added P. Cody Phipps, president and chief executive officer of Owens & Minor: “Today, with our international reach, Owens & Minor is dedicated to connecting the world of medical products to the point of care across the United States and Europe. In serving our healthcare provider and manufacturer customers, we aim for the highest levels of excellence, and we are a recognized leader in providing solutions for a complex healthcare supply chain. We therefore salute the excellence and commitment demonstrated by the world-class athletes competing in the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, and we join Richmond in welcoming the cyclists and spectators to our city.”
The 2015 UCI Road World Championships will be held Sept. 19-27, with 12 world championship races taking place over nine days and attracting a total of 450,000 spectators from the Richmond region and across the globe. Hundreds of millions more will watch on television.
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About Richmond 2015, Inc.
Richmond 2015, Inc., is the independent nonprofit corporation responsible for the organization, management and promotion of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. Partners of Richmond 2015 include Altria, Anthem, CarMax, ChildFund International, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, Davenport & Company, Dominion, Genworth, Hourigan Construction, Hunton & Williams, Kings Dominion, Lansing Building Products, Lexus, Markel Corp., MARTIN’S Food Markets, Michelob Ultra, McGuireWoods, Michelob Ultra, Norfolk Southern, Owens & Minor, PIASCIK, The Community Foundation, TowneBank, University of Richmond, Virginia is for Lovers, VCU Medical Center, WestRock and Williams Mullen.
In addition to its corporate partners, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Richmond, Hanover County and Henrico County are all key partners of Richmond 2015. For more information about Richmond 2015 visit www.Richmond2015.com and connect on Twitter and Facebook.
About the 2015 UCI Road World Championships
The 2015 UCI Road World Championships, cycling’s pinnacle event, will be held Sept. 19-27, 2015 in Richmond, Va., and is expected to attract as many as 450,000 onsite spectators from the Richmond region and across the globe over the course of the nine-day event as well as a worldwide TV audience in the hundreds of millions. More than 1,000 cyclists – Elite Men and Women, Under-23 Men and Junior Men and Women – from more than 70 countries will compete in three disciplines: the traditional Road Race, Individual Time Trial and Team Time Trial. The event, which is being held in the United States for the first time since 1986, culminates with the traditional road races on Sept. 26 (women) and Sept. 27 (men).
About Owens & Minor, Inc.
(NYSE: OMI) is a leading healthcare logistics company dedicated to Connecting the World of Medical Products to the Point of CareTM by providing vital supply chain services to healthcare providers and manufacturers of healthcare products. Owens & Minor provides logistics services across the spectrum of medical products from disposable medical supplies to devices and implants. With logistics platforms strategically located in the United States and Europe, Owens & Minor serves markets where three quarters of global healthcare spending occurs. Owens & Minor’s customers span the healthcare market from independent hospitals to large integrated healthcare networks, as well as group purchasing organizations, healthcare products manufacturers, and the federal government. A FORTUNE 500 company, Owens & Minor is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and has annualized revenues exceeding $9 billion. For more information about Owens & Minor, visit the company website at www.owens-minor.com.
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