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 Post subject: Voile Manufacturing Acquires Sentury Snowboards
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:06 pm 
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For Immediate Release

Voile Manufacturing Acquires Sentury Snowboards of Reno, Nevada, Hires Founder Ben Harmon.

Salt Lake City, Utah, January 10, 2012

Continuing a strong commitment to US based manufacturing of splitboards and skis, Voile Manufacturing acquired boutique, high quality manufacturer, Sentury Snowboards of Reno Nevada in September 2011.

Started by founder and engineer Ben Harmon in 2000, Sentury has been the recipient of the ISPO brand new award for lightweight composite snowboard design as well as X-Games medal winners and Olympians have ridden Sentury boards.

Ben joins the Voile team to head up R&D and manufacturing of Voile splitboards and snowboards.

Along with a MS in Engineering, Ben brings to Voile over ten years experience of progressive design and production of snowboards and splitboards. Ben was also instrumental in setting up design and manufacturing of the hot new brand Moment Skis in Reno, Nevada.

Voile welcomes Ben to the team as we look forward to pushing the design of Voile splitboards into a bright future.

With designs that began in 1991, Voile continues to lead the splitboard market with it’s simple and reliable splitboard hardware system. Most major snowboard brands have adopted the Voile system for their brand splitboard.

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"While the Sentury brand name will not go forward, much of Ben's designs/products, customized manufacturing equipment, and vision will live on in a big way under the Voile brand." Ben has been a good friend to Voile since 2005 when we first met. We have shared information, encouraged and supported the production of Sentury splitboards. We have been trying to hire him ever since. We are psyched to be finally working with him under the same roof!"

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 Post subject: Re: Voile Manufacturing Acquires Sentury Snowboards
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:31 pm 
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Interesting news ... hopefully a win win for both parties! :guinness:

Also hopefully bringing in some shape diversity into the Voile line.


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 Post subject: Re: Voile Manufacturing Acquires Sentury Snowboards
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:41 am 
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I heard rumors of this - congrats Ben!

I've been riding one of the first production splilts (a Team 162) for the last season and a half (and ONE day this season) and have been pretty happy. Ben and other folks at Sentury always treated me right and were super responsive so I wish him well at Voile...

I recently reached out to him through the Sentury website and never heard back...figued it was because of the move to Voile -- hopefully he'll get in touch once he gets settled!


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 Post subject: Re: Voile Manufacturing Acquires Sentury Snowboards
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:56 am 
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Some additional info from Dave at Voile...

"While the Sentury brand name will not go forward, much of Ben's designs/products, customized manufacturing equipment, and vision will live on in a big way under the Voile brand." Ben has been a good friend to Voile since 2005 when we first met. We have shared information, encouraged and supported the production of Sentury splitboards. We have been trying to hire him ever since. We are psyched to be finally working with him under the same roof!"


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 Post subject: Re: Voile Manufacturing Acquires Sentury Snowboards
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:58 pm 
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Sweet. Whenever there's potential for new split gear it's always a good thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Voile Manufacturing Acquires Sentury Snowboards
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:06 pm 
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That's huge, good for you Ben! :thumpsup:

Bittersweet I'm sure...

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 Post subject: Re: Voile Manufacturing Acquires Sentury Snowboards
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:17 pm 
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sad news..... i enjoyed doing business with them. it was cool to have a small shop where you could go and chat about board design and watch your new deck getting built.


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 Post subject: Re: Voile Manufacturing Acquires Sentury Snowboards
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Looking forward to seeing great things from Voile in the future...

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