Distributorship Prograde Inc. (asi/300276) has acquired distributor
firm Prescott-Ellen Inc. (asi/299052), which also offers marketing and
commercial print services. Details on the total buyout were not provided. Prescott-Ellen
has been relocated to Prograde’s Cincinnati facility, and all employees
have been retained.
Schroer, Prograde president/CEO,
explains that the agreement is
a workable combination of Prograde's
skills. "Prescott-Ellen has built
a solid and successful operation that
provides print solutions to major clients
throughout the U.S.," he says. "Prograde
and Prescott-Ellen both focus on similar
account profiles and share a strong
customer service philosophy.”
Frederick, former Prescott-Ellen president,
will remain with the firm on a
John Wayne Schmitt, founder of Lee Wayne Corp., now part of HALO/Lee Wayne (asi/218450),
died November 11 following a long illness. He was 83. He started Lee Wayne as
a small promotional products company in Tampico, IL, in 1952 and four years later
moved the firm to Sterling, IL. In 1989, Schmitt sold Lee Wayne to Amev, a private
equity firm, and the company was acquired by HALO in 1992. “John instilled
a strong work ethic on every person that passed through the doors of Lee Wayne,” says
Jack Mewhirter, Lee Wayne president. “His efforts and direction guided
his ownership and are still
with us today." Schmitt
is survived by three daughters,
Terri, Pam and Mary; a son,
Tim; two sisters, Shirley
and June; nine grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren.
ASI Endorses Digital
ASI announced today its
endorsement of Digital
Art Standards for the promotional
products industry, and
it has formed a committee
that will develop an industry
Digital Art Standards
identify basic standards
for the creation, storage
and sharing of both electronic
and hard copy source artwork.
Both ASI distributors
and ASI suppliers can
reference the standards
to improve their ability
to create, store and
artwork. Digital Art
Solutions, an artwork
the promotional products
industry, has created
the original standards
and will be managing
the development of the
one of the useful features
provided by the new program
is an Artwork Readiness
Index, which helps distributors
and suppliers estimate
the production time required
to re-create or clean up
a logo, based upon both
the file format type
and the original quality
of the image. An
additional feature allows
distributors and suppliers
to publish an official
logo from the program
on their Web sites, on
catalog covers and on
Tradenet Publishing (asi/91760) has moved into a new 90,000-square-foot
facility on the same site as its former facility.
the Huntsville (AL) Times.
of Business recently
in a recent
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The Vernon Co.
has hired Gary
Saylor as a South
Ford has retired
and has established
has named John
Russell and Tamela
Ash City (asi/37127)
has named Paul
Kory sales director/South.
has named Helen
Wu to its sourcing
to its Pharma
has named Jeremy
its inside sales
ASI is excited
to announce that
all LogoMall Web
sites are now powered
by the same world-class
that runs leading
City and Home
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will increase leads
from a distributor’s
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by helping buyers
and prospects find
and providing them
with more relevant
will also be
and sales. ASI
invested in this
based on user
and then customized
for the promotional
The new engine
Web sites by
their new shopping
took a look at
my new shopping
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says Betsy Griest,
are not uncommon
as the shopping
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Info: (800) 711-7932; Fax: (972) 259-4103 www.asishow.com
Jan. 16-20 Advantages Roadshow
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1/16 Seattle; 1/17 Portland,
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Info: (800) 546-3300; Fax: (800)
Jan. 23-27 Advantages Roadshow
California ASI Show
1/23 Van Nuys; 1/24 Ontario;
1/25 Irvine; 1/26 San Diego;
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Feb. 8-10 ASI Show Dallas
Dallas Convention Center, Dallas
Info: (800) 711-7932; Fax: (972)
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