February '19

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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6 P R I N T W E A R F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 BUSINESS WATCH Stay up to date with what's happening in the world of apparel decorating and news relevant to your business. 6 P R I N T W E A R F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 6 P R I N T W E A R F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 Ace Transfer Company Adds Las Vegas Location SPRINGFIELD, Ohio—Ace Transfer Company an- nounces the opening of a new location in Las Vegas. The new 2,400-sq.-ft. location offers the same inven- tory as the company's Ohio location and offers in- person pickup for local customers. "Customers can expect heat machines, plotter cutters, heat transfer vinyl, pressure sensitive vinyl, ink, emulsions and more [at the new location]," the company says. Officially named Ace Las Vegas, the new office is located at 2980 Klinger Circle, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121. Next Level Apparel Expands Distributorship to the UK GARDENA, Calif.—Next Level Apparel grows its interna- tional footprint with a distributorship in the United Kingdom through a partnership with England-based PenCarrie. "We're delighted to be launching our styles into the UK, and even more so to be launching with PenCarrie," says Mark Seymour, CEO for Next Level Apparel. "We started with a simple but powerful idea, to create a favorite T crafted from superior fabrics and create a shirt that is made to inspire you. From there, we are dedicated to adding a new dynamic to the UK market and earning another loyal fan base, giving UK customers the freedom to choose a garment that takes softness and printability to the next level." PenCarrie is a wholesale clothing distributor for decora- tion and resale customers with a current catalog that boasts more than 90 apparel brands. The distributor's clientele list includes diverse markets such as promotional goods, cor- porate apparel, and spirit wear niches. "We're very excited to be offering our customers a whole new range of exciting and dynamic styles," says Tony Lock, marketing director for PenCarrie. "Next Level Apparel is very well established in the U.S., with success extending across Canada and Australia. Being able to offer our customers a range of high quality, original and tried and tested styles, will, in turn, give them the opportunity to offer their customers something new, that we firmly believe will inspire them." World Emblem and Stahls' Form Strategic Partnership HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—Stahls' and World Emblem announce the formation of a strategic partnership. As part of the new agreement, Stahls' serves its existing ma- jor sports markets as well as the promotional products industry on behalf of World Emblem International. Stahls' holds licensee and supplier agreements with multiple professional sports organizations including the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. "We're very pleased with this collaboration," says Randy Carr, CEO of World Emblem. "Now our clients have access to two world-class orga- nizations under one roof." As part of the arrangement, Stahls' supplies World Emblem product offerings, such as the company's emblem product Flex- Style, as well as traditional embroidered and sublimated items. "FlexStyle emblems offer a luxury look with softer wearability, making them perfect for sports jerseys," says Carleen Gray, CEO of Stahls' North America. "This strategic partnership between Stahls' and World Emblem allows us to combine resources and continue to innovate and bring the next best product to the market." In addition to product agreements, World Emblem joins Stahls' Decorator Network as part of the partnership. The network features a series of decorators and designers offer- ing services such as spot fulfillment, contract decorating, event decorating, and kitting. Marabu North America Opens Ontario Branch Office NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.—Marabu North America an- nounces the opening of a new branch office in Mississauga, Ontario. The new location houses sales, support, and warehousing facilities. The company says its move to expand in Canada comes from "a growing number of customers north of the U.S. border" which seek Marabu products. In addition to offering the full portfolio of screen, digital, and pad printing products to the Canadian market, Marabu has also been appointed as the official distributor for SAATI in the country. This includes SAATI's full lines of mesh, chemicals, equipment, and accessories developed for screen printing. "We are very pleased to answer the call of our customers to expand our pres- ence, offering products and support directly to the Canadian market," says Bob Keller, general manager of Marabu North America. "The establishment of local stock and technical resources will further our commitment as a proactive part- ner to our printing customers. As part of the opening, the company names Malcolm White as branch manager for the Mississauga office. White is based in Ontario and has been focusing on Marabu's digital portfolio since 2015. "Participating in the level of growth necessary to justify a new facility has been a very rewarding experi- ence," comments White. The new location grows Marabu's extensive international network. The com- pany employs more than 440 people worldwide with distribution partners in more than 70 countries. Ace Transfer Company

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