Deluxe Sells Premiumwear To Forsyth Deluxe Corp., parent firm of Deluxe Business Services (asi/178720), has sold Premiumwear Inc. (asi/79393), its apparel division, to Forsyth Holdings, a privately owned woven dress shirt manufacturer headquartered in Toronto. Details were not disclosed. Deluxe had originally acquired Premiumwear when it acquired New England Business Services in 2004. Stuart Alexander, Deluxe vice president of investor relations/public affairs, explains the decision to sell wasn't motivated by poor performance, but simply that an apparel firm wasn't a good fit with the remainder of Deluxe's offerings. Premiumwear President Tim Klouda couldn't be reached for comment.
TSC Apparel Merges With Georgia Tees Counselor Top 40 supplier Profill Holdings has merged its TSC Apparel (asi/90518) subsidiary, which has locations in Ohio and California, with Georgia Tees Inc. (asi/56536), an Atlanta-based and privately held company. �The alignment between the two companies was near perfect with respect to geographic locations, existing mill partners and the value-added services we both currently offer to our customers,� says Profill CEO Rick Mouty. �From a strategic perspective, the merger creates strength to capitalize on growth opportunities that were less attainable individually.� Jim Eaton, president of Georgia Tees, agrees: �We are most excited about the positive impact this merger will have on our customers � a greatly expanded product offering, deeper on-hand inventories and a much broader next-day shipping footprint.� Each company will retain its name and ASI number for the foreseeable future.
WW Group Becomes Exclusive Supplier Of Diport USA UK-based WW Group USA (asi/94252) has become the sole supplier of the Diport USA Branded Apparel line, which it previously manufactured but did not represent in the industry. WW Group is a subsidiary of Wilkinson Warburton Inc., which has been in business since 1834 and manufactures apparel for many large companies in Europe and the United States, including Marks & Spencer, OshKosh and Nike. The company took over the line after Diport's parent company, Laser Sports, entered Chapter 7 bankruptcy. �We decided to open our own office and sell whatever inventory we have and service all the clients who are depending on these kinds of styles,� says Darshan Chhadra, WW Group general manager. �In the near future, hopefully by 2006, we will start marketing our own label, which is Marks & Spencer. We'll be transitioning into the mainstream through Diport. You can keep on buying the same merchandise but with a new label.�
Workflow To Acquire Relizon Workflow Management Inc., parent firm of Workflow Solutions Inc. (asi/333647), has signed an agreement to acquire Relizon Co. Inc. (asi/306771), a Dayton, OH-based distributorship. Terms were not revealed, and the transaction is expected to close next month. �This acquisition creates a powerful new enterprise with greater expertise to help clients optimize their supply chain,� says Greg Mosher, Workflow chairman/CEO.
The Most Dangerous Jobs In America The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its list of the most dangerous jobs in the country and the good news is that 2004 was one of the safest years on record. The bad news is that there were still 5,703 fatal injuries. The report points specifically to driving-related jobs as the most dangerous, accounting for nearly half of work-related deaths. Other occupations that ranked high on the list were logging, aircraft pilots, fishing, construction and garbage collecting. This report could be a good way to approach clients about the importance of establishing and supporting an ongoing safety program. For the complete list of jobs check out the Bureau's full report: http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm#2004
People On the Move Ennis Inc. (asi/52493) has named Rob Newlin general manager of its Pasa Robles, CA, facility.
Magnet LLC (asi/68520) has named Ben Kraft general manager.
Bienne (asi/40483) has merged its line into its K&R (asi/63770) line to streamline activities.
Vernon Co. (asi/351700) has added Todd Smith, Randy Hopwood and George Swegles as account reps.
OF THE WEEK
AMC is proud to introduce the newest addition to their quality line, The BG97 Sports Bag:
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ASI PRODUCT/SERVICE SPOTLIGHT
The Free Ticket Deadline For ASI Show Orlando Block Party Is Nearing
You don't want to miss this exciting event returning to one of the preeminent destinations among all the famous Orlando area theme parks. You'll enjoy the famous sites and sounds of CityWalk's most popular clubs, including Pat O'Brien's, Bob Marley's, The Groove and CityJazz � not to mention, open bar, dinner, live music, dancing and lively networking.
In addition, you can make your hotel reservations and secure your top choice at an official ASI Show hotel. ASI distributor member companies can get a free hotel room . Hotel rooms must be reserved through GRI via The ASI Show Web site. Additional terms & conditions apply. Please click here for full details.
If you have any questions about the ASI Show in 2006, please visit www.asishow.com or call 877-ASI-SHOW today.
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