July 2017

Cintas’ 2017 Fiscal Year Closes With 11-Percent Increase

Cintas Corporation (PPAI 303547) has released the results for its fourth quarter and 2017 fiscal year, which ended May 31. The Mason, Ohio-based distributor’s fourth quarter revenue of $1.53 billion was up 23.1 percent from the same period last year, while the fiscal year’s $5.32 billion in revenue represents an 11-percent year-over-year increase. Read More »

IRF White Paper Explores Mitigating Meeting, Incentive Program Disruptions

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) has released the white paper “Mitigating Risk in Modern Meetings and Incentives,” drawing on findings from its 2016 Event Disruption Study. The report highlights that meeting planners now spend up to 25 percent of their time planning for potential disruptions and that nearly 40 percent expect the time and effort they put into planning for disruptions to increase in the next two years Read More »

Logomark Announces Winners Of Its 12 Weeks of Summer Sweepstakes

Supplier Logomark (PPAI 110898) has announced the winners of its second annual 12 Weeks of Summer campaign sweepstakes. The campaign ran May 2 to July 10 and received 2,341 submissions. Read More »

In Memoriam: John H. West

John H. West, past president and owner of Von Senden Company and a partner at distributor HDS Marketing (PPAI 103825), passed away on July 9 after a brief illness. He was 90. Read More »

PPAI Annual Report Looks Back At Accomplishments, Successes In 2016

PPAI’s accomplishments and successes are spotlighted in its just-released 2016 Annual Report, which describes the Association’s organizational strategy and provides performance updates on its goals and initiatives for the year ending December 31, 2016. Read More »

PPAI’s Summer Webinars Explore The Fair Labor Standards Act And More

PPAI’s webinar series in August and September looks at fair labor practices, economic indicators and more. The Association’s education schedule features a wide range of ideas, updates and other topics important to promotional products industry practitioners. Read More »

North Carolina Recognizes HanesBrands’ Safety Achievements

HanesBrands’ (PPAI 191138) Canterbury Distribution Center, in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, has been recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) for reaching two million employee hours without injury. Read More »

BDA Expands East Coast Operations With SwervePoint Acquisition

Woodinville, Washington-based distributor Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC (PPAI 109381), has acquired SwervePoint (PPAI 336283), a Boston-based promotional merchandise firm. With the acquisition, BDA significantly expands its Boston operations and extends service offerings for both company clients. “Over the past … Read More »

PPAI Brings Product Safety Aware Program To Michigan And Ohio

More than 30 PPAI members in Southfield and Grand Rapids, Michigan, turned out earlier this week for live product safety education programs presented by Anne Stone, PPAI’s director of public affairs. The Product Safety Aware presentation is designed for members … Read More »

PPAI’s Get In Touch! Campaign Tools Work To Increase Awareness Of The Medium

In PPAI’s latest initiative supporting the launch of its five-year, multimillion-dollar Get In Touch!® campaign, the Association recently introduced the Get In Touch! commercial spot, People Around The World Love & Connect With Promotional Products. This is the industry’s first … Read More »

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