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Wearables News Briefs - October 2016

Vapor Apparel (asi/93396) made two lists of top-growing businesses in South Carolina. It’s one of 40 thriving firms on a list compiled by Charleston business magazine SCBiz News, and one of 25 fast-growing companies on a list compiled by Capital Corporation, an investment banking firm.

M&R has added a new LoadRate option to its Amscomatic K-950 garment folder. The feature helps monitor and maintain production rates by enabling operators to set a target folding speed in loads per minute.

GroupeSTAHL announces changes to its management team: Carleen Gray has been appointed vice president of commercial sales and marketing, chief marketing officer; Jason Ziga is now vice president, screen print transfer technology; Jennifer Joseph is now vice president, U.S. regional sales; and Greg Pierce is vice president, chief technology officer.

Stahls’ TV released a video showing how to heat press foil wraparound prints. It also recently released its fourth-quarter schedule, featuring a full complement of interactive online classes and programs.

Mimaki USA, manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announces the opening of its new Toronto branch, the company’s first in Canada and seventh in North America. The 11,000-square-foot facility will feature product demonstrations, dealer technician certification courses and more.

Simplex Apparel, a California-based apparel blanks supplier, welcomes Dustin Moe as new president of sales.

World Emblem announces strategic changes to its territory account manager positions. Paola Soler will now manage the Southeast, and Jorge Saez will cover the Northeast.

Vastex International released a new VRS Pin Registration System for side-clamp screen-printing presses, which allows film positives to be registered onto screens off-press, and each screen to then be aligned in register on-press in about 2½ minutes.

Stahls’ offers free shipping on its new EZ Weeding Table in October. The company is also offering 10% off CAD-CUT Glow heat-transfer material in October.

InkSoft and Ryonet squared off in a charity table tennis tournament Oct. 7 during ISS Fort Worth. The match benefits The Global Orphan Project, with both companies contributing $1,000 to the project.

Fruit of the Loom (asi/84257) and JERZEES (asi/40650) has partnered with SPSI and Kornit to offer “Fruit Guys” screen-printed T-shirts to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. The firms raised more than $800 for the Ronald McDonald House at ISS Fort Worth.

InkSoft shares an article on time-saving social media tools.

Graphics One offers the Mogk PTP-1450, an industrial semi-automatic heat press for all-over imaging and other dye sublimation transfer applications.

Transfer Express (asi/91804) offers a free webinar at 2 p.m. EDT Oct. 13 on creating sales fliers for your T-shirt business. Register for the webinar or watch previously recorded webinars here.

Great Dane Graphics announces a Design Challenge that runs through Oct. 6. Participants must decorate an item of their choice using one of three selected Great Dane stock art designs for a chance to win a one-year subscription to its stock art library. Click here for details.

Stahls’ TV offers its 2016 Fall Spiritwear Guide, an illustrated overview of garment decorating and design trends in the spirit apparel market.