1,700 Domestic Jobs
Russell Corporation, parent company
of Russell Artwear (asi/84257),
announced a restructuring plan
last week that will eliminate 2,300
jobs, including 1,700 in the U.S. “We
are making these structural changes
in our businesses to remain competitive
in today's global marketplace,” says
Chairman and CEO Jack Ward. The
majority of the lost jobs will
come from the closure of its manufacturing
plant in Alexander City, AL. Russell
will shift domestic production
to offshore locations and also
eliminate 90 positions in corporate
and division offices. In reference
to the promotional products industry,
Rob Packard, vice president of
marketing for Russell, told Counselor, “These
actions, although they are painful
as they always are, do help us
our cost structure in line where we
will be a more effective and better
competitor. It really positions us
better as a long-term player in the
decorated apparel industry.”
Makes Two Entrepreneur Lists Counselor Top 40 distributor
has been named to two Entrepreneur magazine
Top Franchise lists for 2006.
It ranked number three on the
Top New Franchise rankings,
and number 40 on the Top Fastest-Growing
Franchises. In both cases,
it was the only promotional
products firm in its ranking
class. Mark Johnson, EmbroidMe
vice president, says, “It’s
always nice to be recognized,
but we keep looking ahead.
We’re in good shape right
now, with a lot of support
offices, and we’re anticipating
continued growth for 2006.
We’ll likely be adding
100 new stores.”
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Use Hubcap Ads
The Dallas Mavericks
team has established
ad agency AdFleet
For the next
115 Dallas taxis
will be sporting
non-spinning hubcaps that can be imprinted. The ads are placed on weighted discs
that remain steady while the car is in motion, even at high speeds. ”The
medium is an ideal tool for brand-building and a powerful way to connect with
consumers,” said Ian Klassen, AdFleet president, in a recent release.
David Reiner, BigWheel sales manager, says that at present, there are no
the promotional products
as a corporate
the field,” he
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has named Mary
the Midwest (PPAM)
has elected its
2006 board: Wendy
Blair, CAS, vice
Joe Cook, secretary;
Joe Keely and
Karen Fox, executive
has named Michelle
Manninen an account
has named Syndra
Promo Shop Inc.
has named Angela
Wonderly a sales
its Dallas office
and Michael Bistocchi
as a sales executive
for its Orange
County, CA, office.
has added Pingping
Huan to its sample
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