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Dave Karlstrom, founder of Moorhead-based Cormax, stands next to one of the company's bench weight-lifting machines similar to one the company sent to England, where it will be used by Olympic athletes. Dave Olson / The Forum

Moorhead company provides weight-lifting machines used by US athletes at London Games

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A weight-lifting machine that is the brainchild of a Moorhead man will help world-class athletes stay in tip-top condition during the Olympic Games in London.


The Performance Centre at Loughborough University in England, a training center for Olympic athletes, recently purchased a bench machine from Cormax, a company founded by Dave Karlstrom, who until a few years ago grew sugar beets on his family's farm south of Moorhead.

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