Clothing and electronics. Let me say that again: Clothing and electronics. In one. My brain is currently exploding with possibilities. My favorite thought so far? Running shorts that calculate the approximate distance to the ice-cream truck (for the fitness buffs, like myself). I don't think that one exists yet, so there's room for innovation, folks! In all seriousness, though, great promotional potential exists here—imagine a hospital or insurance company giving out shirts that can monitor heart conditions or blood pressure, for instance. Technology takes another leap. (Advanced Imaging Pro)
Chestnut Ridge, New York-based New Products International Inc. unveiled a new line of Vivitar products including digital, underwater and video cameras.
Shelley Sake, vice president of marketing for Evans Manufacturing Inc, based in Garden Grove, Ca. announced the appointment of Dave Green as National Sales Director. According to Sake, Dave will continue to build relationships with current customers in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, while also allowing us to penetrate further into this market.
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) requires all importers and U.S. manufacturers conduct regular testing of children’s products, and to make a certificate of compliance available to the public.
New Kensington, Pennsylvania-based Leed's, a member of Polyconcept North America and the second largest supplier within the promotional products industry, announced it has hired a business development representative for Leed’s Canada and a regional sales manager for the Northwestern U.S. Leed’s also announced it has expanded roles within its sales and marketing areas to ensure stronger alignment across those functions.
THE “DEATH TOUCH” is easy to spot. In fact, everyone knows at least one person currently suffering from this distinct, in-born malady. Its unmistakable symptoms render the afflicted party unable to move, fiddle with or handle a piece of technological equipment in any way without breaking, freezing, deprogramming or otherwise harming it.They probably shouldn’t even stand near that new flat-screen TV. Can’t be too careful.
New Kensington, Pennsylvania-based Leed’s, a member of Polyconcept North America, the second largest supplier within the promotional products industry, announced it has taken the next step to further secure its international supply chain by participating in an overseas audit and achieving Tier II certification with the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).
Largo, Florida-based Corvest, a top-20 promotional products supplier and parent company of Adva-Lite, Toppers and It’s All Greek To Me, announced several organizational changes to its customer service and sales teams. The changes, which are effective immediately, will allow the company to provide more dedicated customer service and will enable further growth of the company’s sales team.
MAN OR MYTH, fact or fiction, Ned Ludd is oft-cited as the inspiration for the Luddite movement of early 19th century England. A supposed simpleton, Ludd was fabled to have destroyed two automated looms, epitomizing and inspiring the coming Luddite revolt against the machinery of the industrial revolution. The Luddites believed technological advances hurt their livelihood—as automated machines required fewer artisans—and rallied to slow their progress, smashing equipment in the name of the working man. Centuries later, the Luddite movement survives, often referred to as neo-Luddites, who rally against computers, cell phones and other gadgets that can be considered the automated loom of the