Owens-Corning a potential arena sponsorWritten by Justin R. Kalmes | | email@example.com
Owens Corning has been identified as a potential candidate for
purchasing the $14 million naming rights for the proposed Downtown
sports arena, a member of the business-labor committee responsible for
negotiating the sale of the arena’s corporate naming rights said Aug.
Bruce Rumpf confirmed Owens Corning was one of four or five
companies the business-labor committee identified as potential naming
rights candidates for the proposed Downtown arena. He said the
committee targeted “major local companies” that have a presence outside
Toledo, but declined to name other firms involved.
arena project leaders have also asked Owens Corning to offer materials
and its engineering expertise to make the new facility the most
“energy-efficient arena in the world.” He said the company was asked to
become involved in the project because of its expertise in energy
“By making it the most energy efficient arena in the world, we would be able to certainly showcase our community,” Rumpf said.
having four or five potential candidates for the arena’s naming rights,
Rumpf said, the county is able to maximize private dollars coming into
the project and depend less on taxpayer money.
filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October 2000. The company
said on its reorganization Web site it plans to emerge from bankruptcy
by the end of the year.
Owens Corning did not return calls seeking comment as of this posting.