The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that about 21 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste ends up in landfills each year. In an effort to mitigate this issue, Cintas Corporation has partnered with Know Hope, a Cincinnati-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals living in poverty in third-world countries. Cintas will provide Know Hope with leftover material from its uniform production process, which will be used to line reusable burlap bags sold by the charity. Funds from the bags will be used to purchase products and provide services to families in Mexico, Africa, Haiti and Guatemala.

Ed McMasters of the Flottman Company was be honored with a coveted Spirit of Cincinnati USA Award bestowed at the 2013 Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau's Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The award is designed to recognize "individuals and organizations which effectively capture and communicate what makes Cincinnati great".

Cincy Apparel, a recognized area leader in the screen printing industry, has announced plans to expand to a larger facility in Woodlawn Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati.

"Having a location in the northern part of Cincinnati will give us the ability to serve clients that may find our west side location out of the way," said Chris Swain, senior accounts manager of Cincy Apparel. "The larger production facility will allow us to process orders faster. This is a great milestone for us."

Cincy Apparel will be moving all customer service, sales, art, and printing staff to the new Woodlawn location.

TSC Apparel, Cincinnati, has hired Pete Tuff as the director of purchasing, inventory and supply chain management.

Tuff most recently worked for Gildan Activewear as director of operational development in its Barbados headquarters.

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