FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SHARKTANK & SEMA LAUNCHPAD WINNER GRYPMAT DEBUTS A STUDENT-MADE ELECTRIC RACECAR AT SEMA BOOTH #10005

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Tom Burden, Founder and Inventor of the Grypmat and previous SharkTank and SEMA Launchpad Winner, is debuting a groundbreaking, student-made Electric Race car at Booth #10005 at this year’s SEMA show.

After winning SEMA Launchpad last year as well as the Global Media Award for Best New Product, Grypmat has returned to this year’s show with the debut of an Electric Hybrid Race Car in collaboration with Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR.)

Grypmat is a SharkTank company in proud partnerships with Richard Branson, Mark Cuban, and Lori Greiner. Grypmats are used by organizations such as Google, NASA, Virgin Orbit, and NASCAR and the company has received awards such as the Gold Edison Award, Unique Design at the National Hardware Show, Core77 Design award, Best New Product award at the Good Guys car show, and is in consideration for TIME’s Invention of the Year Award.

This year at SEMA, Grypmat is showcasing the Electric Hybrid Race Car as a part of a successful 2-year project led by Clemson University called Deep Orange 9. The hybrid racecar is a 600-horsepower, 0-60 in 2 seconds, AWD Electric Hybrid Rallycross race car prototype that will disrupt current perceptions of energy-efficient cars by showing that they can meet extreme performance demands in a safe, economical way. The hybrid race car was built by a 19-student team of top graduate engineering students at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research. The car is sponsored by Honda.

The groundbreaking Racecar is being debuted at booth #10005 in the North Hall Lobby. The prime-positioned booth is part of the award for winning last year’s SEMA LaunchPad competition. The booth was awarded in addition to a $10,000 cash prize. Grypmat is showcasing the Deep Orange 9 Electric Race Car Project as part of a new initiative to collaborate with innovative educational programs and organizations across the US in order to shift the paradigm of traditional workplace practices in automotive. Grypmat aims to disrupt outdated and inefficient ways of working with its patented high-performance tool mat. The Grypmat is more than a tool mat, but a way of thinking.

After 2 years of prototyping in his basement, Founder and Inventor, Tom Burden created an original silicone-polymer blended tool mat that can stick to any surface without magnets and will hold tools up to a 70-degree angle, which has never been done before. The mat can withstand heat up to 500 degrees and is resistant to chemicals and harsh weather conditions.

The Grypmat has disrupted the automotive and aviation markets and is currently sold nationally to the military. Its rapid growth has spurred a partnership with Mac Tools and has earned it national media coverage in publications such as Virgin, Forbes, and Vertical Magazine.

You can see the Deep Orange 9 Race car and meet the students who built it at Grypmat’s booth #10005 in the North Hall Lobby. To hear more about Tom Burden and the Grypmat story, including the SharkTank appearance, come see Burden speak at the SHELL Main Stage on Friday @ 9:15am.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT JULIA@GRYPMAT.COM

OR VISIT GRYPMAT.COM

FIND US AT BOOTH #10005 and #50430

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