November '15

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BUSINESS WATCH 10 || P R I N T W E A R N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 5 Industry Updates KENT, Ohio—The National Net- work of Embroidery Professionals (NNEP) launches the Professional De- velopment Program, which is designed to help embroiderers acquire new skills for growth and development. Par- ticipants can take in classes online or in-person to receive certificates, pins, and other recognition. Visit www. ment-program/ for more details. MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo.— A new video "Tech Tips: Eliminating Press Lines" published by Coastal Business Supplies shows a proven tech- nique for eliminating ugly pressing lines when adhering a transfer to a gar- ment. See this video at com/watch?v=aCG3p0gXbr4. CHARMICHAELS, Penn.—Find out how to replace the on/off switch in a Hotronix Auto Clam or Maxx Clam series heat press quickly and easily in an addition to the manu- facturer's Do-It-Yourself Parts Re- placement video library. Visit www. part-replacement-video and click on "How to Change a Heat Press On/ Off Switch" to view the video. PHOENIX—Workhorse Products' "Moving Forward" video takes view- ers inside the company's manufactur- ing facility in Phoenix. Viewers will learn how Workhorse's emphasis on improvement and responsiveness is driving the creation of new products. The video can be seen at feature=em-uploademail. Mimaki Adds New Dealers in North America SUWANEE, Ga.—Mimaki USA is pleased to welcome nine companies to the Mimaki distribution team in North America. The company has signed new dealers in the U.S. and Canada, includ- ing AB Graphics of Clark, N.J.; American Print Consultants from Waynesboro, Penn.; Dig- ital Solutions of Las Vegas, Nev.; Digitally Driven of Las Vegas, Nev.; Focus Pre Press from Surrey, B.C.; H&H Sign Supply of Sturgis, Ky.; KW Graphics of Springfield, Ill.; Policrom from Bensalem, Penn.; and RJ Young of Nashville, Tenn. "We are committed to continuing our practice of working with knowledgeable dealers that align with our desire to help customers grow their business with Mimaki products," says Ken VanHorn, director of marketing and business development for Mimaki USA. "We have already started working with this new team and look forward to fostering partnerships that will better serve and facilitate our customers' success." Customers can connect with their dealer representatives through a number of ongoing events, including open houses, private demonstrations, Mimaki Mini-Expos, and national exhibitions. Printwear People Nazdar SourceOne (Shawnee, Kan.) announces the addition of Miguel Gomez as digital support specialist for the West region in Garden Grove, Calif. Gomez will be responsible for supporting the installation, training, and repair of inkjet equipment, as well as support ink conversions, trade shows, and conduct product demonstrations. Gomez has more than 10 years of experience in the printing industry, including operation and maintenance of multiple wide-format printers. He also has more than five years of experience in training and troubleshooting, maintaining production, coordinating inventory, and prioritizing and scheduling production workflow. The company also announces Rick Davis has joined the sales team as an account executive for the Midwest region. In this role, Davis will be responsible for prospecting new textile business opportunities within his assigned region. Davis has had an extensive career working in the textile manufacturing and embellishment industries and has also owned and operated a textile screen printing facility. "Rick's industry experience in the textile market as well as his professional relationship building expertise will bring added value to our organization," says Ray Hill, Midwest regional sales manager. "We are excited to have Rick as a part of the SourceOne sales team." Gomez Davis Updates continued on page 12

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