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Hanes Acquires Alternative Apparel

Expands activewear division.

Hanes has acquired Alternative Apparel in a transaction valued at $60 million. Norcross, Georgia-based Alternative Apparel operates three brick-and-mortar stores in California and New York, as well as an e-commerce site, Hanes says it aims to expand its reach in the activewear apparel market with its acquisition of the Alternative lifestyle brand, both online and in stores.


Kicking Shops in the Butt Podcast from Printavo

Printavo just published a podcast on its Lessons & Learnings blog to help print shops prepare for Amazon, Walmart, and Venture Capital.
Inside “Getting Your Sh*t Together With Mark Coudray,” Bruce Ackerman, Founder of Printavo has an hour-long discussion with industry veteran, printer, consultant and guru Mark Coudray.

Martin Hoather Confirmed as GIS Chief Operating Officer

GIS is pleased to confirm the appointment of Martin Hoather as Chief Operating Officer (COO), strengthening the company’s focus on operational control and processes. Martin has been Acting COO for the last six months, and during this time he has been instrumental in helping plan the company’s ongoing expansion, including the recent move to GIS’ new headquarters at Edinburgh House in Cambridge, UK.

Xante Announces Appointment of Gary Davidson to Director of Corporate Communications

Xante Corporation, a leading developer of specialty digital printing equipment, is pleased to announce the promotion of Gary Davidson as Director of North America Corporate Communications.

Massivit 3D Appoints Isabelle Marelly as Worldwide Director of Marketing

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communication applications, today announces the appointment of Isabelle Marelly as Worldwide Director of Marketing. Marelly assumes responsibility for leading the continued implementation of Massivit 3D’s marketing programme to expand the company’s brand profile and value proposition across the globe.

Workhorse Hosts Two-Day November Screen Printing Workshop

On Sat., Nov. 4 and Sun. Nov. 5, Workhorse Products is hosting a beginner’s workshop on how to start a T-shirt screen printing business at its facility in Phoenix, Ariz. This hands-on class will be taught by Terry Combs, a veteran screen printer and educator with more than 30 years experience printing thousands of shirts and training thousands of students.

Webinar: Overview of US and Global Macroeconomic Trends

Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report - Q3 2017
Webinar: Wednesday, October 25
Hear an overview of U.S. and global macroeconomic trends and review the key findings of the Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report - Q3 2017 during a webinar next week.
This quarter's report shows real gross domestic product (GDP) bounced back, rising at a 2.6 percent annual rate, more than double the 1.2 percent of the first quarter. Sign, graphics and visual communications companies are on pace to benefit from the economic growth.

Lawson Hosts Open House

Lawson Screen & Digital Products is hosting an Open House on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at their facility in Atlanta, GA. Join them for a Free Class & Demonstrations on screen printing, DTG, and a special session by Clay Barbera, Action Illustrated’s Education Director, on CorelDRAW.

Inx Begins West Chicago R&D Expansion

On Opening Day of the SGIA Expo in New Orleans, INX International Ink Co. announced plans to expand its iconic Research & Development complex in West Chicago, IL. When completed in July 2018, the facility will more than double its current space to 56,000 square-feet.

New Appointments at Agfa Graphics North America

 Agfa Graphics, long known as a leader in both commercial and wide-format inkjet industry segments of the graphic communications industry, has added several new account managers to its sales team.