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Wilson Sporting uses Gerber's Taurus II to make footballs
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Each Super Bowl team receives 108 game balls – 54 for practice and 54 for the game. Teams present their 54 game balls to officials on game day for inspection, then an invisible ink is added to the laces to guard against possible counterfeiting. The partnership between Wilson and the NFL is believed to be one of the longest partnerships in sports history. The National Football League is the only major sports league whose balls are manufactured in the United States.

The Wilson Football Factory begins production of the 228 game balls immediately after the AFC and NFC Champions have won, imprinting each official game ball with the Super Bowl logo, team names, date and location. Wilson employees work through the night to ship game balls to the teams within 24 hours of NFC and AFC championship games. In addition, Wilson will ship the 12 "K" balls for the Super Bowl's kicking plays direct to the NFL's officiating crew. Wilson employees will continue to make more than 15,000 Super Bowl footballs for retail sale.Headquartered in Chicago, in the United States, Wilson employs more than 1,600 people globally.
 
About Gerber Technology
For more than four decades, Gerber Technology has been the world leader in providing sophisticated hardware and software systems to automate and more effectively manage product design and manufacturing processes. The company serves 25,000 customers, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries in 130 countries.
 

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