December '14

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Business Watch 8 | PRINTWEAR D EC E M B E R 20 1 4 CHARLES RIVER APPAREL HOSTS REGATTA FOR CUSTOMERS SHARON, Mass.—Charles River Apparel celebrates its 50 th Head of the Charles Regatta with distribution customers. As part of this two-day event, Charles River Apparel sponsored the nonprofit row- ing organization Community Rowing Inc. and provided apparel for several participating teams. Along with the regatta, customers viewed a presentation at the Charles River office and joined employees for a lunch entertained by a live blues band. At the regatta, Community Rowing's Row Boston team, comprised of youth from the Boston Public Schools, wore custom Charles Riv- er rowing unisuits. Additionally, Community Rowing's athletes who participated in Head of the Charles' para-rowing events were outfitted in wicking T-shirts and warm-ups. INDUSTRY UPDATES PHILADELPHIA—Bodek and Rhodes is the recipient of the Rising Star Award by American Solutions for Busi- ness. An annual tradition, this award is given to select vendors that have performed beyond the organization's ex- pectations in both service and sales growth. FREDERICKTOWN, Mo.—Cap America Inc. an- nounces an expanded cover- age region for K.C. Fields and Associates. The new states in the region now include Indi- ana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Ohio. PITTSBURGH—Polycon- cept North America announc- es that two additional suppliers have joined the PCNA Market Place: Fey Promotional Prod- ucts and Evans Manufactur- ing. For more information, visit STOUGHTON, Mass.— Johnson Plastics announces its purchase of Zak Plastics. Orders for Zak Plastics are now served by Johnson Plas- tics' new branch in Albany, New York. TREVOSE, Pa.—alphabrod- er announces the completion of the Ash City integration. Customers can now shop its private-label brands online at

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