Supplier News

Gill Line Introduces New Products Related to Fight Against COVID-19
April 6, 2020 at 12:40 pm

Gill Line, Lenexa, Kan., is helping communities and organizations across the U.S. manufacturing signs, decals, labels and other products to inform, educate, warn, instruct and assist during the COVID-19 crisis. In its buildings, it is sanitizing workstations, practicing social distancing, and reducing associates on site at any given time by changing work shifts and implementing…

Crystal D Promotes Three, Hires Two
April 3, 2020 at 2:10 pm

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., the leading supplier of corporate awards and gifts, has promoted three employees and hired two additional employees. Evan Lodin has been promoted from production team lead to production manager. Linda Chang has been promoted from mask maker to production team lead. Matt Boyles has been promoted from order entry specialist…

Update 4/8: Promotional Products Suppliers Offering Free or Reduced Drop Shipping
April 2, 2020 at 11:40 am

As the standard promotional products supply chain is disrupted due to COVID-19, some promotional products suppliers have waived or reduced drop shipping costs to individual locations. This is an alphabetized list of suppliers with confirmed free or reduced drop shipping rates. This list will be updated as more information becomes available...

Trump Administration Set to Announce 90-Day Deferral of Some Apparel Tariffs (China Excluded)
April 1, 2020 at 11:33 am

The president is reportedly set to give the green light to defer certain tariffs by three months. The move would only pertain to what Bloomberg called “most-favored nation duties,” which means tariffs put in place as a result of “enforcement action,” like those on Chinese goods, are still in place. But it would ease tariffs on some apparel products...

PPAI Announces Updated 2020 Events and Meetings
March 27, 2020 at 9:07 am

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, announced it has updated certain 2020 events and meetings to ensure the health, safety and well-being of its attendees, exhibitors, participants, staff and event and venue partners in the face of COVID-19 crisis. “With careful consideration of restrictions of all gatherings and reports from leading health organizations, PPAI’s…

Gildan Suspends Manufacturing Until Mid-April
March 23, 2020 at 1:26 pm

Gildan Activewear, Montreal, announced today that it is suspending production at all of its manufacturing facilities until mid-April. The company cited a decrease in demand due to event cancellations, government measures and slowing retail demand via social distancing as a result of COVID-19. The company's distribution centers will remain open...

Promo Supplier Statuses Following PA, CA, NY State Shutdowns
March 20, 2020 at 3:24 pm

Last night, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolfe ordered the immediate shutdown of non-essential businesses in their respective states, impacting promo suppliers. Today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a similar order, and it’s more than likely that other states will follow suit as things develop...