Miles Kimball Co. on Tuesday announced it's changed its name to Silver Star Brands in a move designed to better represent its expanding products and services. In a press release, company President Vicki Updike said management sought a new name that better represents the Oshkosh, Wis.-based catalog company's evolution into a "diversified brand management company offering a wide variety of products." Silver Star Brands will remain based in Oshkosh.
An Oshkosh, Wis.-based catalog company has been ordered to pay $95,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says Miles Kimball discriminated against a deaf worker. The EEOC says Laura Nejedlo asked to be trained in sign language for a new software program in 2007, but was turned down. Nejedlo says she was fired the next year, after 13 years with the company.