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Piedmont, SC, United States, 2012/06/05 - Global 3PL acquires contract design and sewing company to expand their apparel expertise, embroidery operations, and value-added services - WSIonline.com.
Warehouse Services, Inc. (WSI) announced today they acquired Sample Specialist. Sample Specialist manages garments from concept to consumer by providing design and pattern making, first prototypes, factory liaison, production sewing, quality control and alteration services to top clothing designers around the Globe. They have continued to grow their business through the years with the expertise and mentality that if you can think it, they can sew it.
"We are excited to become part of the WSI organization," said, Cindy Ingram Head of Product Development at Sample Specialist. "The synergy between WSI’s existing embroidery business and Sample Specialist’s pattern making and first prototypes business provides the opportunity to offer an expanded solution to our customers. With the resources of WSI, we will accelerate our growth and offer our customers an expanded service portfolio across North America as well as access to WSI’s global capabilities. It is a winning formula that benefits our customers, employees, and will make our combined organizations a larger competitor in the apparel and embroidery markets."
"This acquisition is an excellent fit for WSI, expanding our service offerings with a contract design and sewing company that's complementary in every respect," said Barry Cox, president. "Sample Specialist has a loyal customer base, talented employees with proven expertise, potential to grow into new industry verticals, and expands the value and breadth of services we can offer our customers throughout North America. WSI maintains a strong presence in the embroidery industry, providing full-service embroidery services to some of the largest apparel manufactures in the world. This acquisition was a good fit as we are continually looking for ways to add to the services that we provide our clients.”
About Sample Specialist
Sample Specialist, Inc. is a privately held company with corporate headquarters in Greenville, SC. They have been in business since 1994 and have expanded their business through the years by providing pattern making, first prototypes, production sewing, quality control, alterations, and salesman sample services to top clothing designers around the Globe.
WSI (wsi-ismi.com) is a privately held company with corporate headquarters in Piedmont, SC. They have been in business since 1986 and have grown substantially over the years as a result of adding value, innovation, and implementing cost cutting initiatives to their clients’ supply chain. Today, they manage over 15 million square feet throughout North America to provide services to a variety of clients from a multitude of industries including: Chemical, Automotive, Plastics, Tires, Furniture/Bedding, Apparel/Footwear and Pharmaceutical. WSI employs over 2,000 personnel in 19 states to manage and support their various clients.