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In The News - May 2018

Kaeser & Blair (asi/238600) recently hosted its fourth annual Sales Leader Summit in San Diego. The event brought together top volume K&B dealers and included private meetings with 14 industry suppliers, guided tours and dinner on the hangar deck of the USS Midway, and the honoring of 36 K&B dealers with Dick Kaeser Legend Awards.

4imprint (asi/197045) has supported over 200 charitable organizations during the first quarter of 2018 with one by one promotional products grants. Each business day, 4imprint awards three $500 in-kind promotional products grants through the one by one charitable program, helping hundreds of organizations to educate, fundraise, reward their volunteers and raise awareness of the work they do.

Charles River Apparel (asi/44620) has announced the arrival of its new Wellness Warrior Dragon Boat, which will compete during the weekend of the Dragon Race in Boston.

Cintas (asi/162167) has cracked the Fortune 500 list for the first time.

Gildan Activewear Inc. (asi/56842) has announced the opening of a newly refurbished community park in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The park is the largest in the city, and second largest in the country, providing a modern, multi-sport recreational space to unite families and promote sporting activity as part of the “Parques para una Vida Mejor” (Better Life Parks) program.

IMAGEN Brands, parent company of Crown Products (asi/47700) and Vitronic (asi/93990), won Best Use of Social Media by a Supplier at the Mid-South Promo Show.

NailSnaps Inc (asi/72797) has announced a new line of rainbow nail snaps. A dollar from the sale of each set of Pride NailSnaps will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign advocating for LGBTQ equality.

S&S Activewear (asi/84358) will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Orders placed on Friday, May 25, after the local cut-off time will be shipped on Tuesday, May 29.

Expert Brand (asi/53404) has announced a newly redesigned website: www.expertbrand.com.

IMAGEN Brands, parent company of Crown Products (asi/47700) and Vitronic (asi/93990), has awarded “Salesperson of the Month” to Jerry Bridges in January, Kari Rehder in February and Brandon Moon in March.

S&S Activewear (asi/84358) celebrated 30 years in business this April. Since its beginnings as a single warehouse in Addison, IL, S&S has expanded to more than three million square feet of warehouse space and 1,400 employees across the U.S. “Over the next 30 years, we plan to continue on our path of growth while preserving our customer-first approach,” says co-owner Jeff Adams. Learn more www.ssactivewear.com/theroadto30.

Zagwear’s (asi/365552) Cathy Dorazio received $500 to be donated to Autism Speaks as part of Reciprocity Road’s BrandGood Giveback Contest, a philanthropic initiative that empowers employees at Reciprocity companies to support nonprofit causes they care about. Each quarter, BrandGood Ambassadors from Reciprocity Road distributorships evaluate submissions of cause-focused stories and photos from their fellow “roadies” and choose one to receive $500. Reciprocity Road is a promo industry buying group.

Prime Line (asi/79530) has launched a new, expanded website where visitors can find all Prime Line and Jetline items: primeline.com. Anyone with login credentials for Jetlinepromo.com can use the same credentials for Primeline.com, and any user who has already registered at Primeline.com should continue to use those credentials.

Safehaven Products (asi/84495) announced it has recently eliminated its MOQs and LTM fees.

Industrial Contacts (asi/231220) has announced the passing of Joyce Siegel, wife of company founder Sidney Siegel. Siegel died on May 6 after a lengthy illness. Siegel worked at Industrial Contacts in a variety of roles for more than 20 years. She is survived by her husband of over 65 years, her children, Steven, Mindy and Lisa, their spouses, and her identical twin Sylvia. “Joyce will surely be missed by everyone who had the good fortune to know her,” said Shari Manning, CFO at Industrial Contacts.

IMAGEN Brands, parent company of Crown Products (asi/47700) and Vitronic (asi/93990), has updated its credit application. Changes include: reducing application from eight pages to two pages; eliminating the personal guarantee section; providing an instant credit limit of $1,000 – based on Experian credit reporting; for customers who’d like to apply for more than $1,000 credit line, reducing the number of credit references from five to four. Terms and Conditions have been updated and customers will not receive a copy as they are now available online as a separate document.

BIC Graphic (asi/40480) announced it is experiencing production delays due to an unexpected uptick in business in the last month that extended lead times and caused a temporary suspension of 24-hour service for select products. BIC Graphic is working around the clock to fix the production delays as quickly as possible and should be back on schedule this week.

Crystal D (asi/47759) donated five awards to the Lifeworks Annual Celebration in Minneapolis on April 26. Lifeworks is an organization that supports individuals with disabilities in Minnesota.

Superior Group of Companies (asi/339857) announced CFO Andy Demott has won the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s CFO of the Year for the large-size company category.

JERZEES (asi/40650) has introduced a new versatile sport shirt to its collection. The JERZEES DRI-POWER Performance Sport Shirt is lightweight, 100% polyester and features improved technical benefits.