Static Control Sponsors 2014 Rhino Ride in South Africa

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Static Control Sponsors 2014 Rhino Ride in South Africa

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    Static Control Sponsors 2014 Rhino Ride in South Africa
    Four Employees Plan 70 Kilometer Trek

    Sanford, N.C. – (July 8, 2014) – Static Control will be sponsoring the upcoming 2014 Rhino Ride, a two-day bike ride through the Zululand Rhino Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, on August 30. The eight-member team, four of which are Static Control employees, will cycle more than 70 kilometers throughout the private nature reserve which is home to many rhinoceroses and other endangered species.

    “As a company that believes in helping the environment, how could we not support the rhino?” said Stuart Lacey, International Sales Director for Static Control. “In Africa, the rhino is a symbol of conservation and we aim to raise awareness of this tragedy that is taking place daily in our country.”

    Rhino poaching is a significant problem in South Africa, which is home to 83% of Africa’s rhinos and 73% of all wild rhinos worldwide. The poaching is predominantly driven by illegal trade in rhino horn to Asian countries, mainly China and Vietnam. In 2013, there were more than 1,000 cases recorded of rhino poaching, despite law enforcement officials strengthening laws and increasing penalties to protect the remaining population.

    “Static Control spends a great deal in resources to ensure our products have a positive impact on the environment,” said Lacey. “It is only natural for us to extend our eco-friendly message to this cause, which is close to our hearts in South Africa.” Along with Lacey, Unit Business Managers Grant Parker and Anton Swart and Sales Executive Francois Erasmus will ride on Static Control’s team.

    All proceeds from the Rhino Ride will be donated to the Zululand Rhino Reserve Foundation, an endangered species reserve that funds many ongoing conservation projects involving rhinos and other species.

    Donations can be made online through the website at Limited edition t-shirts will also be available to purchase with proceeds going to the cause. Donors of more than 250 South African Rands ($23.25) will be entered into a drawing for a two-night stay at the Mavela Game Lodge, a luxury tented lodge that features a swimming pool and sun deck.

    To learn more about conversation projects at the Zululand Rhino Reserve, visit

    To donate or learn more about the 2014 Rhino Ride, visit

    To learn more about the Mavela Game Lodge, visit


    Static Control is the largest manufacturer of aftermarket imaging systems and components supporting genuine cartridge remanufacturers within the global laser and ink jet industry. Sales and distribution facilities are located worldwide. Research, development, engineering and manufacturing as well as global distribution are located at Static Control’s world headquarters in Sanford, North Carolina, USA. Static Control manufactures in-house more than 10,000 imaging products and offers a product catalog of more than 14,000 imaging products to the aftermarket industry. © Static Control Components, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. The stylized S, Static Control and Odyssey are registered trademarks of Static Control Components, Inc. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.