In The News - July 2018

Stahls’ Transfer Express (asi/91804) has opened a second production facility in Chandler, AZ. The new location will enable the company to provide faster service and reduce shipping costs to customers in western states and allow one-day shipping to those in the Los Angeles area via LA Hot.

TSC Apparel (asi/90518) has announced that it now carries two popular industry brands: Fruit of the Loom and Jerzees. The 21 best-selling styles will be stocked while the entire collection will be available on the website.

Illini/Altco (asi/62190) has moved its headquarters to a newly-built facility located at 1000 Woodlands Parkway in Vernon Hills, IL. At 120,000 square feet, the building houses all office, production, and warehouse employees.

Linda Misiorowski & Associates (asi/822777) has officially renamed itself Ball & Black.

The Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) has reached a milestone this July, commemorating 10 years as the promotional products industry’s only independent, nonprofit accrediting organization dedicated to validating industry manufacturing and sourcing processes.

Stouse (asi/89910) has launched a new direct-to-print service called Stouse Express, which provides authorized resellers an online tool to receive items fast, delivering in as few as two days. Users can configure an instant online quote for more than 450 top-selling products.

Premier Catalog Group has announced the addition of JH Specialty (asi/232445) into its network.

Cap America Inc. (asi/43792) has released its first ever Knit Catalog, which includes more than 10 new styles.

Shumsky (asi/326300) was recently named 2017 Supplier of the Year Award by Aptiv. “Suppliers like Shumsky play a significant role in Aptiv’s success,” said Sidney Johnson, senior vice president of Aptiv supply chain management. “We appreciate their outstanding performance and dedication to excellence.”

Stormtech Performance Apparel (asi/89869) announced the launch of its Fall 2018 Collection.

World Emblem (asi/98264) recently held the grand opening of its new facility in Atlanta.

Charles River Apparel (asi/44620) has honored Mark Watts, Vince Bagwell and Tom Barre as sales reps of the year for their respective sales team.

IMF, a division of The Certif-A-Gift Company (asi/44500), has introduced the Dining Advantage® Gift Card program, an incentive reward for customer acquisition, loyalty, engagement and retention initiatives, to the promo products industry. The Dining Advantage card allows recipients to redeem a variety of restaurant savings offers from over 55,000 national, regional and local restaurants in 10,000 cities and towns.

Veteran apparel decorating industry coach Marshall Atkinson and successful shop owner and marketing guru Tom Rauen have partnered to create a decorated apparel sales and marketing education event series called Shirt Lab, with the first one taking place in Columbus, OH, on October 27, 2018.

Clava America (asi/45335) has launched its new catalog:

Royal Apparel (asi/83731) has announced the launch of its Activewear Collection, combining its omni-channel approach with its increased production capacities, alongside new designs, fabrications and collaborations with athletes. For more information, visit

Storm Creek (asi/89879) hosted its first Storm Creek National Sales Meeting from July 17-19. Held at its corporate headquarters just Southeast of St. Paul, MN, the event was attended by 19 of 20 sales reps representing all regions of the United States. Storm Creek also unveiled its new brand identity during the meeting. The 2019 catalog, featuring the new branding and new styles, will be available in mid-August.