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Wearables News Briefs - December 2017

Alphabroder (asi/34063) has closed its acquisition of Prime Line (asi/79530). Both companies are Counselor Top 40 suppliers, with alphabroder ranking number-one in the industry. 

BELLA+CANVAS (asi/39590) has launched a new BELLA+CANVASKids collection that will include a premium collection of combed and ringspun blank apparel in baby, toddler and youth sizing.

Cintas (asi/162167) has received support from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority for a new distribution center in Groveport, OH. The tax credit is 1.09% over six years and is valued at $145,000 should the business meet all of its requirements. Cintas expects to create 69 full-time equivalent jobs generating $2.3 million in new payroll by the end of 2021. 

Trimark (asi/92121) has promoted Corey Cardinal from Field Sales Manager to Regional Sales Manager.

Eversole Run (asi/53040) welcomes Sierra Luke as manager of its graphic design/artwork department and Shawn Naeter of Shawn Naeter and Associates as multi-line representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.​

Terry Town (asi/90913) welcomes Kurt & Kyle McGovern of McGovern Marketing as multi-line reps for Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.​

Lawson Screen & Digital Products Inc. will offer a complete line of embroidery supplies, beginning in January. The company has partnered with Robison Anton to distribute Super Brite Polyester threads, among other supplies.

Stahls’ TV offers a “Seven New Ideas for Your Team Business” video. It also offers a “How to Create a School Spirit Apparel Fundraiser” video.

Stahls’ offers the 2018 Heat Transfer Vinyl Catalog, a 36-page, full-color publication that showcases the complete line of CAD-CUT heat transfer vinyl and more.

The PAS Store offers Coats Truesew polyester continuous filament paper-sided bobbins, designed to minimize embroidery production headaches like overspin and birds’ nests.

GSG has hired Erika Jasso as marketing assistant to manage customer events and GSG U classes, promoted Matt Smith to director of national accounts, and promoted Van George to sign segment manager.

InkSoft offers a Shop Talk article by industry veteran Marshall Atkinson on how to solve the tug of war between sales and production.

Great Dane Graphics offers new stock dog breed designs, including realists portraits of popular canine breeds.

Hanesbrands (asi/59528) has donated 225,000 pairs of socks and 18,000 pairs of underwear to organizations fighting homelessness across the U.S. as part of its eighth annual Hanes Sock Drive. Hanes has partnered with The Salvation Army, Delivering Good, Covenant House and nearly 30 other community-based relief programs to distribute the apparel to those in need.

American Apparel (asi/35297) has launched a capsule collection of hoodies, T-shirts and bags in support of Pencils of Promise to fund the construction of schools and provide support for teachers in developing nations.

Wisconsin Knitwear (asi/97595) donated 2,500 knit hats to The Big Bundle Up campaign, a charity initiative in Wisconsin that encourages people to donate new or gently used gloves, hats, scarves, coats, and other warm winter gear for those in need.

Equipment Zone, based in Franklin Lakes, NJ, has opened a new showroom at 4700 S. Mill Ave., Suite 1, Tempe, AZ. The company will hold an open house at the Tempe location from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6, featuring live demonstrations. RSVP to sales@equipmentzone.com.

Transfer Express (asi/91804) is now a distributor of Augusta Sportswear’s line of wholesale team uniforms, fan wear and more. The company also plans to host a webinar on “Choosing Your Team Uniforms” from 2 to 3 p.m. EST on Dec. 14.

Vastex International will be offering its “Screen Printing A-Z” introductory course at its new headquarters, 7 Emery St., Bethlehem, PA on the following dates in 2018: Feb. 1-3, April 5-7, May 31-June 2, July 19-21, Sept. 20-22 and Nov. 15-17.

Ryonet is offering two-day Screen Print Experience classes in January and February. More information is available here. The company is also offering a new, upgraded membership program to help printers with everything from sales to shipping.

Lawson Screen & Digital Products announces an upgrade to its Zoom-AE pretreat sprayer. It now includes a digital speed control indicator that gives a digital readout of the spray head speed.

Great Dane Graphics offers the free e-book, The Ultimate Guide to Artwork for T-Shirts, a 16-page guide covering the fundamentals of artwork for apparel, written for the nonartist.

Stahls’ TV offers a video on laser-cutting faux rhinestones with CAD-CUT Hologram heat transfer vinyl.

World Emblem (asi/98264) was presented with Aramark’s Passion for Partnership award, which highlights vendors that have gone above and beyond expectations.

Brother DTG offer the Synergy + Firefly All-In-One Production System, a start-to-finish modular unit for volume DTG digital decoration.

Workhorse Products offers the Odyssey six-color, four-station manual screen-printing press, recently improved with some of the same features used in the company’s automatic line. The company also offers the MD8, a compact, yet powerful gas conveyor dryer manufactured by Interchange Equipment.

Royal Apparel (asi/83731), provider of made in the USA and eco-friendly apparel, has released a new video, highlighting its selection of hoodies.

Hirsch Solutions has released a video highlighting the features of the Brother GTX DTG printer.

American Embroidery Supply offers disposable embroidery snippers for trimming threads at embroidery machines, sewing machines and other detail work. The company also offers 1.5-ounce tearaway, ideal for stable woven fabrics, such as towels, denim, nylon and cotton twill sewn with light to medium stitch counts.

Dalco Athletic has added four loose twill packages designed to save time and money when doing sewn appliqué lettering and numbering of team uniforms or spiritwear.