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Express Clydesdales in Chicago parade

Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

CHICAGO – The Express Clydesdales will be in the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16.

The Clydesdales also will make an appearance at the Maywood Park Racetrack on March 15 as part of a client appreciation night, hosted by franchisees of the Express Employment Professionals offices in the Chicago metro area.

A local Express Employment Professionals office is located at 829 D Virginia Road, Crystal Lake.

Of a rare black-and-white color, the Express Clydesdales stand 17-18 hands high and weigh more than 2,000 pounds each. Their shoes are the size of dinner plates and weigh more than three pounds each.

–From local sources

The Express Clydesdales were named world champions in the eight-horse hitch and the best cart at the World Clydesdale Show in Milwaukee in 2012.

In addition to competing on a national stage, the Express Clydesdales have participated in some of the country’s most recognized parades and promotional events, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Fiesta Bowl Parade, Orange Bowl Parade, Hollywood Parade, Calgary Stampede Parade, Kentucky Derby Pegasus Parade, the International Finals Rodeo and the Professional Bull Riders World Finals.

Express provides expertise in evaluation hire, temporary staffing, professional search and human resources and works across a wide variety of industries. Temporary staffing sales for the international staffing franchise company totaled more than $2.3 billion in 2012.

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