June '16

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BUSINESS WATCH 10 || P R I N T W E A R J U N E 2 0 1 6 InkSoft Moves to New Facility TEMPE, Ariz.—InkSoft moves into new headquarters in Tempe, Ariz. Centralized in the Phoenix valley, the office is located downtown near Arizona State University. The new space is three times the size of the previous office at 10,000 sq. ft. and was custom-built to suit the company's needs and provide a space for continued growth. "The goal with this investment is to create a world-class work environment for our team," says Scott Allen, president. "Creative environments are known to foster imagination, inno- vation, and collaboration. The other benefit of increasing our space is to allow for continued growth and expansion." The new address is 1830 W. University Drive, Suite 106, Tempe, AZ 85281. Bodek and Rhodes Relocates Massachusetts Warehouse PHILADELPHIA—Bodek and Rhodes announces a relocation of its Massachusetts warehouse. The move comes as part of a re- cent acquisition of the company by apparel supplier alphabroder. This is the second East coast facility move for Bodek and Rhodes as part of this transition. The company announced a relocation of the Orlando, Fla. Warehouse in March 2016. Previously based in Norton, Mass., the relocation of Bodek and Rhodes to the alphab- roder facility located at 154 Campanelli Dr. in Middleboro, Mass. was scheduled for May 2. The new facility offers extended pick-up hours, increased inventory capacity, and a confer- ence room to accommodate customer meetings. PPAI Names 2016 Legislator of the Year Award Recipients IRVING, Texas—PPAI recognizes two congressional representatives for their history of serving the promo- tional products industry with the Leg- islator of the Year award. Representa- tives Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Greg Walden (R-OR) were named at the seventh annual PPAI Legislative Edu- cation and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) for their efforts in advocating small busi- nesses, preserving jobs, and promoting manufacturing. "The leadership demonstrated by Representatives Chabot and Walden on behalf of small businesses has been instrumental in protecting and pro- moting the interests of the promotion- al products industry," says Paul Bellan- tone, CEO and president of PPAI. Chabot has served as part of the Ohio first congressional district for 18 years and is chairman of the House Committee on small business. In addi- tion to his political career, Chabot is a small business owner. Walden has also been a small busi- ness owner for more than 21 years, and serves as the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Previous recipients of the PPAI Leg- islator of the Year Award include Rep- resentative Tim Murphy (R-PA), 2012; Representative Erik Paulsen (R-MN), 2013; Representative Renee Ellmers (R- NC), 2014; and Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), 2015. Chabot Walden

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