Jornik Manufacturing Corp., the Stamford, Connecticut-based supplier, on December 10 announced that Jeremy Ratcliff has been hired as national sales manager. Since 2003, Ratcliff has served in various supplier sales capacities at Hub Pen, Lanco and Vantage Apparel, and was a Cyrk distributor prior to moving to the supplier side.
Labor unions have alleged that approximately 500 workers have lost their lives to garment unit fires in the last five years. Most recently, the fire in a garment factory in Karachi Pakistan claimed the lives of nearly 300 workers, exposing the lack of health and safety measures of garment factories in low-cost garment manufacturing hubs like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, India, etc.
Many of these garment factories produce product for renowned global brands and retailers like H&M, Levi Strauss, GAP, Topshop, Next, Adidas, Marks & Spencer, Tommy Hilfiger, Timberland, Debenhams, Sports Direct and many more.
Vantage Apparel has announced two new additions to its sales team. Bob Colgan and Laura Swiecicki have both been made sales representatives for the New Jersey apparel supplier.
Vantage Apparel, a leading manufacturer and decorator of logo apparel based in Avenel, N.J., has promoted Marsha Brooks to sales manager. Brooks has been with Vantage Apparel since 2010 and most recently held the role of sales representative for Ohio and Kentucky.
Just like in the for-profit world, there are many small and mid-sized nonprofits that would make great use of promotional products if given the chance. Their budgets might be a little tighter than you're used to, but we can show you how to deliver the most value for the least money.
The heads of PPAI, ASI and some of the largest suppliers and distributors in the promotional products industry took the stage in this first-of-its-kind keynote event on Monday at PROMOTIONS EAST.
On May 17 iPROMOTEu announced that it will be hosting its fourth annual "Boardwalk Bash" during PROMOTIONS EAST 2012 in Atlantic City. The "Boardwalk Bash" will take place on Tuesday evening, June 5th, from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. at Gypsy Bar in the Borgata hotel in Atlantic City. The "Boardwalk Bash" is a private event for the promotional products industry only and Gypsy Bar will be closed to the public.
In addition to the fabulous venue, iPROMOTEu has arranged for the high energy rock 'n roll cover band Sub*G to perform.
If you are familiar with my blog, then you know I live for sarcasm—especially when celebrities are involved. However, this week, I'd like to get serious. Last Friday, Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch (aka MCA) passed away after a three-year battle with cancer of the parotid salivary gland. He was only 47.