Alstyle Apparel & Activewear, Anaheim, Calif., has expanded to include two additional distribution shipping points, allowing for geographic diversity coast to coast and greater customer service.
Ennis Inc., located in Midlothian, Texas, reported financial results for the quarter and year ended Feb. 29, 2012. The company's consolidated net sales for the quarter were $121.5 million, or down 7.5 percent from $131.4 million for the same quarter last year, while for the year net sales decreased from $550.0 million for the fiscal year ended Feb. 28, 2011 to $517.0 million for the fiscal year ended Feb. 29, 2012, or a decrease of 6.0 percent.
If you are reading this, it means that 2012 did not yet bring the apocalypse and that you are sitting comfortably, albeit begrudgingly, at your desk beginning your 2012 goals. More importantly, it means that you received and are currently devouring the most recent issue of Print Professional.
Promo Marketing, a sister publication of Print Professional, has compiled a new Top 50 Suppliers ranking. Despite stricter regulations on the safety and sales of promotional products, 2010 and the first half of 2011 have shown a sales resurgence in the industry. The returning fiscal strength of the industry is evident from the list, which is based on revenue numbers from 2010. Overall, the top 50 suppliers raked in more than $500 million more than they did in 2009. These companies have increased their margins, upped the interest in their products and committed themselves to making it through the financial crises stronger than before, and they are being rewarded for it.
Everybody loves free stuff and what better way to give the people what they want than via a promotional product.
Alstyle Apparel & Activewear, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ennis, Midlothian, Texas, announced that subject to bank and board approval, a new manufacturing facility will be built in the town of Agua Prieta, in the state of Sonora, Mexico. Agua Prieta is a Mexican border town close to Douglas and Tucson, Ariz., and was chosen after months of research because of solid employee base, abundant natural resources, favorable climate and trade corridor access to the North American market. The new facility will be leased from a local developer and will be supplied with a combination of newly purchased equipment and existing equipment. Total capital
The NorthEast Label Manufacturers Association (NELMA) will be holding its 6th Annual Expo and Networking Conference on Thursday, May 8th at the Bridgewater Marriott in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The event will feature an exhibit hall with key suppliers of products and services to the label printing industry. Exhibitors will included: UPM-Raflatac; Technicote; 3M; FlexCon; Spinnaker Coating; Mark Andy; AquaFlex; Matik NA; PCS (Degrava); Siegewerk Ink; Alden & Ott; Sun Chemical; Wilson Mfg.; Kocker & Beck; Tek Graphics; Anderson Vreeland; Anilox Roll Cleaning Systems; Quality Discount Press Parts; AAA Press Parts; Rotoflex; AVT; Tailored Solutions; and Yazoo Mills. In addition, registered attendees will have
DMIA’s annual Print Solutions conference and exposition will be held Oct. 3-5 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. The conference will provide three days of educational sessions, including a presentation by this year’s keynote speaker, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and co-author of “Contract with America.” Join Gingrich as he analyzes the current political climate in Washington, DC, and educates attendees on effective leadership. This year’s conference will feature equipment demonstrations, offering distributors better insight into how various applications are produced. In addition, exchange centers will be located on the show floor with more than 34 hours of