October '16

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BUSINESS WATCH 8 || P R I N T W E A R O C T O B E R 2 0 1 6 SanMar Participates in Obliteride Cancer Benefit ISSAQUAH, Wash.—SanMar staff participates in the Seattle Obliteride, a benefit bike ride for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. "We have some employees who have participated in the past, but this is the first time SanMar fielded a corporate team," says Lee Strom, vice president of marketing at SanMar. The company team consisted of 25 employees, friends, and family members. Strom esti- mates the team raised $20,000 with their efforts, with most of the team opting for a 50-mile stretch of the ride. "One of our SanMar family values is to make a difference, and we take pride in doing what we can to positively impact each of our local communities," explains Strom. "Our employ- ees participate in local events all the time, whether it's a charity walk, donating time to help out, or giving a financial contribution to an organization." As of reporting, the Obliteride website lists a final total of 1,500 participants with an esti- mated $2 million in donations raised for 2016. Condé Systems Opens East Coast Warehouse MOBILE, Ala.—Condé Systems opens a new warehouse in Edison, N.J. which will reportedly provide lower shipping costs and deliver faster transit times to customers in the northeast region of the U.S. Customers in the region can now re- ceive same-day shipping for orders placed before 3:00 p.m. EDT or pick their orders up from the facility before 4:30 p.m. This warehouse is an addition to the company's preexisting warehouses in La Mirada, Calif. and Mobile, Ala. Red, Sight, and Blue U.S. Flag Created with Nail Heads DALLAS—In a project for the Kansas Braille Transcription Institute, Dalco Athletic creates black lettering with its heat transfer material. The letters have been added onto an American flag, ac- companied by nail heads which spell out the Pledge of Allegiance in braille. The "Red, Sight, and Blue: I Can See Her Too" project for which the flag was designed involved 350 blind children receiving the American Braille Flag, along with a Braille book- let with information about the U.S. flag, including its history and holidays on which it is displayed. alphabroder Relocates Penn. Facility TREVOSE, Penn.—Apparel distribu- tor alphabroder plans to relocate a Broder Bros. warehouse in Pennsylva- nia. The company will move from the current facility in Philadelphia to Har- risburg, Penn. The Philadelphia Inquirer cites the loss of 143 jobs with the move and says it is slotted for Oct. 10. The relocation of the warehouse marks the latest in a series of major changes for the company. A brand integration in late 2015 saw the ad- dition of Bodek and Rhodes to the company's brand lines. Recently, al- phabroder announced a similar clos- ing at a Bodek and Rhodes facility in Niles, Mich.

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