Acquires Van Dyne Assets Counselor Top 40 distributor
Cintas Corp. (asi/162167)
has acquired 20 uniform-rental
operations and five first-aid
services operations using the
name Select First Aid from distributorship
Van Dyne Crotty Inc. (asi/171951).
Terms were not disclosed. The
agreement does not include Van
Dyne’s Ritz safety division,
which will continue to operate
as an independent firm. No management
of Van Dyne will become part
of Cintas. The purchased operations,
largely in the Midwest and Southwest,
will now use the Cintas name.
Van Dyne’s promotional
products activity will be merged
Farmer [Cintas president/CEO]
Crotty [Van Dyne president/CEO]
have had a longstanding friendship
and deep respect for each other’s
business,” says Pam Lowe,
Cintas vice president of corporate
Dyne Crotty was built on the
kind of ethics and principles
that are very similar to the
Cintas culture. We saw it as
an excellent fit to our organization.”
Business Confidence Is Up For
Despite limited job growth
in December, the National Federation
of Independent Business (NFIB)
reports that optimism among
small-business owners is up
solidly over its 30-year average.
The new survey points to increases
in domestic spending in the
latter part of 2005, including
inventory investment, capital
spending and general expansion. “Consumers may cut back a little, but increased
government and investment spending could offset much of the decline,” says
William Dunkelberg, NFIB chief economist. “Domestically, things look pretty
good for a solidly performing economy in 2006.”
All Star Incentive Marketing
has named Turfer Sportswear
its supplier of the year,
and Vanessa Ericsson
of Pilgrim Plastic Products
person of the year.
American Solutions for
was awarded a Gold Work-Life
Champions Award in the
large company category
by the state of Minnesota.
The award recognizes employers
that promote better work-life
balance for employees.
BrandVia Alliance LLC
named TRG Group (asi/90507)
one of its top suppliers.
Pen Co. (asi/61966)
has been named a top
10 supplier by distributor
Geiger Inc. (asi/202900).
Marketing Inc. (asi/230430)
has named AT Cross Co.
Fanda Enterprises Inc.
and Preferred Products
its top supplier award
Ellen Hudicka, MAS, marketing
of Bodek and Rhodes (asi/40788),
received the Specialty
of the Delaware Valley’s
Group has presented Leed’s
with its David Cardin
Premier Partner of the
Sports Enhancement Eyewear
won its second ING Product
didn’t want its name on an inferior item? You
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The positive PR and possible tax deductions to charity causes can make such donations
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