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Backup Power for Olympic Broadcasters

Georgia World Congress Center.

Yancey Bros. Co. customers helped prepare Atlanta for the Olympic Games. Piedmont Park received a makeover, including the rebuilding of Lake Clara Meer.

Broadcasters from around the world paid hundreds of millions of dollars for the rights to the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. Yancey Bros. Co. provided engines and generator sets to ensure those broadcasts went out uninterrupted.

The Georgia World Congress Center was established as the International Broadcast Centre. All four exhibition halls were transformed into hundreds of temporary television studios and production facilities.

All of that television production required massive amounts of electricity, and massive amounts of backup. Rental generators were brought in from Caterpillar Dealers across the country, and the Georgia Power Co. managed the operation for the Olympic Committee.

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