July '12

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Green Spot FUND ESTABLISHED FOR COUDRAY FAIRFAX, Va.—Printwear re- ports, with great sadness, that Dan- iel Coudray, son of industry leader Mark Coudray, passed away May 26, after being in hospice. Daniel Coudray had been fighting a battle with leukemia. Mark Coudray gave up his pri- mary business due to the time and finances required to fight Daniel's illness. In light of this, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Foundation (SGIF) establishes the Daniel Coudray Medical Expense Fund to help the Cou- dray family with exorbitant medical bills. Donations can be made online at Checks can be made out to SGIF and mailed to 10015 Main St., Fairfax, VA, 22031. Please note on the check: For the Daniel Coudray Medical Expense Fund. Contributions will be used exclusively for medical expenses and are tax- deductible to U.S. taxpayers. OPEN HOUSE HELPS FUND FOOD BANK JULY 2012 RIVER'S END GAINS GREEN CERTIFICATION CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.—River's End Trading Company's Clarksville decoration and distri- bution center receives the Clarksville-Mont- gomery County (CMC) Green Certification. The CMC Green Certification Program is de- signed to help businesses learn and implement best practices in the area of environmental stew- ardship in an effort to sustain the community's resources through a series of free workshops taught by environmental and other subject area specialists. Participation in this program offers the community and lo- cal businesses the oppor- tunity to help preserve Clarksville-Montgom- ery County's natural beauty and resources; extending the life of local landfills, improv- ing the air quality and water management and many other environmental initiatives. In addition to participating in the workshops to gain CMC Green Certification, River's End South created an Environmental Management Plan, sharing data in the areas of recycling, energy efficiency, reuse and repurposing, pol- lution reduction and stakeholder communica- tion over a six-month period. One item on the River's End South Green PORTLAND, Ore.—Thinc Actionwear raises more than $1,000 for the Oregon Food Bank during the company's April Open House. Attendees were asked to bring one can of food as an entrance fee to the event, which Thinc Actionwear then matched. Donations raised totaled $1,632 and 830 pounds of food. "We want to thank everyone that came," said Karen McCall, a part of the second-generation family ownership team. "It was wonderful to see everyone and better still to break our record donation for Oregon families in need." 18 | PRINTWEAR JULY 2012 Plan includes energy conservation practices implemented in December, 2011. In a com- parison of year-over-year energy usage, the Clarksville facility consumed 313 fewer kilo- watt hours (KWH) per day in Jan. 2012 versus Jan. 2011. River's End South has also installed pro- grammable thermostats to reduce the costs of heating and cooling the building. The Green Plan includes new recycling bins for all poly-bags—both carton liners and the individual garment bags—which make up nearly 50 percent of the total waste generated. River's End South was recognized at the Inaugural Green Certification Banquet for its outstanding efforts. pw

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