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Bauer Opens New Innovation Center

(PRNewswire, October 6, 2015) - Bauer officially opened its new Innovation Center in Blainville, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal, as the facility hosted approximately 350 of the company's top global retail partners for its annual BauerWorld event. The 100,000 square foot facility features state-of-the-art product testing labs, industry-leading design tools, a real ice surface to evaluate new product and a custom pro shop to host elite athletes.

The Bauer Innovation Center was previously located in St. Jerome, Quebec, for more than 44 years. The new cetner in Blainville is 25 percent larger and has more than 150 testing and research and development machines.

"Our new facility in Blainville matches our premium product with a premium research facility to continue elevating performance and protection at all levels," said Rich Wuerthele, Executive Vice President of Bauer Hockey.