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Cleveland, Ohio - November 1st, 2013 - National Safety Apparel (NSA), a leading manufacturer of safety apparel, has acquired Spentex®, a brand of technologically advanced safety apparel designed for...

American Greetings Corporation announced it has acquired all of the outstanding senior secured debt of Clinton Cards for approximately $56 million through a subsidiary in the United Kingdom. Clinton Cards, one of the largest specialty retailers of greetings cards in the U.K., has approximately 750 stores and annual revenues of approximately $600 million across its two primary retail brands, Clinton Cards and Birthdays. The legacy Clinton Cards business has been an important customer to American Greetings’ international business for approximately 40 years and is one of American Greetings' largest customers.

/PRNewswire/ -- The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) announced that Richard J. Kramer was elected to the Board of Directors of Sherwin-Williams at the company's annual meeting. Mr. Kramer, 48, is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Mr. Kramer was appointed to the Audit Committee of the Board. "We are delighted to welcome Rich to our Board of Directors," commented Chris Connor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sherwin-Williams. "Rich has demonstrated strong leadership for over 12 years at Goodyear, and his broad financial and international experience will serve the

Wholesale painting supplies distributor, Integrity Supply, Inc., announces the expansion of its web presence to include e-commerce capability. Customers can access the company's online catalog to purchase supplies directly. "We've provided traditional sales and client service to our customers for 12 years now," said John Colavecchio, president and CEO of Integrity Supply, Inc. "We're excited to now offer a more convenient way for new and current customers to purchase from our extensive product line of painting supplies. "For customers who prefer speaking to their sales rep, we'll continue to provide the same quality service over the phone," added Colavecchio.

Regardless of organizational structure or size, catalogers who manufacture their own products are made up of multiple groups that must cooperate if the business is to be successful. Productivity is at stake when the two main players, those in management and production, are not working as one unit. Following are a few ways management and production teams can start working together to gain a competitive edge: * Obliterate false divisions. A recent client often used language that emphasized whether a particular employee was “union” or “company.” I worked diligently to get everyone using the same vocabulary: Everyone is now “WE.” Not only did they unlock the

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