Band Uniform Industry News
Your source for Band news!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
New Products Progress Report
Shako Revolution: This is the first week of shipping National Dies new "one piece" prong back Shako
buttons. This revolutionary back will help National control costs for this Shako Hat accessory and go a long way in stabilizing
its associated costs.
Wed, July 29, 2009 | link
This new back is stamped out of one solid piece of metal stock, thus eliminating the need
for fillers and spot welding of the prongs. This design stabilizes and strengthens not only the back, but the entire button.
It is sure to become an Industry standard, and will save you money!
1569X Hand Polished Roman Floral
Shako samples will be available soon, so if anyone needs a sample please let us know and we will put you on a list
as they will go fast. This item may be seen by going to our "Shop Online" navigator bar and then searching in "Band
1101 Rivoli: Genuine Rhinestone buttons have been sizzling as of late and appear
to be gaining in popularity again. It is a little surprising considering its price point in relationship to our Countries
current economic condition. I guess it just proves if you have a quality product combined with customer demand, price is irrelevant.
For those of you who have not ordered this item before, please allow for extended delivery schedules as the crystal rhinestones
come in from Europe and assembled with National components here in the USA.
Heartland Trims "Magic
Collar" in the two sided version HLTFMF 413-62 is a big hit and will soon become an Industry staple!
As stated in previous blogs, this product is a marriage between felt and Mylar. It comes in 100 yard rolls of 57" width
and makes a perfect or "Magic Collar" for the Band Uniform coat. The rolls are simply laser or
die cut to size and pattern. The two sided version gives you felt/Mylar/felt finished collar for fabric insertion. Quick and
easy, plus eliminates at least three times the normal labor costs. The single sided HLTFM 413-62 is just
one layer of felt and Mylar. This version costs less of course and allows for even more savings. We are now in the position
to offer a reduced minimum order of just 500 yards so everyone can enjoy in the cost savings. Don't let the competition get
one up on you, order a sample today for testing to see what you're missing.
Thanks and until next time,
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
In today’s economy,
the cost of doing business in relationship to location of suppliers makes a big difference in our bottom line. That's why
Heartland Trim continues to increase the number of products inventoried and usage of Midwest factories.
Wed, July 8, 2009 | link
of Band Uniform manufacturers and affiliated business's are located in Middle America. Yet, many of their suppliers are on
the East Coast adding tremendous and unnecessary freight expense to their component cost.
For those of you who
have switched any of your purchasing from East or West Coast suppliers to Heartland Trim, take a few minutes to review your
shipping costs. You will be amazed at the amount of freight savings you are enjoying along with our low competitive pricing.
The other positive element of using Heartlands inventory and Midwest warehousing program is maximizing your assets
management. Our customers benefit with "just in time" shipping as well, with those items shipping from Muscatine, Ia. and Nashville, Tn. We
also offer "make
orders for confined products which allows customer creativeness without cash investment, only cash commitment.
Inc. offers our customers diversified options created to partner for success:
New products and applications
specifically designed for the Band Uniform Industry.
Through product research worldwide and 36 years of
established a network of factories offering optimum price and quality for
Targeted inventory; as most suppliers are minimizing or eliminating inventories altogether, we are gradually
increasing items to better service and confirm our commitment to you our customer. Heartlands "inventory control", gives our customers "cash control", including "just in time" ordering and reduced shipping costs.
ships from the following locations;
Muscatine, Iowa: Shako Chain, Poly Webbing, Slides & Loops, Lanyard Hooks,
Hook & Loop, some buttons, and made to order Embroidered Emblems.
Nashville, Tenn: Embroidery backing
& supplies, Thread, Interlining, Fusing, "Thermal Stick", Sticky Tape "SP-20", and made to order Slotted
Chicago, ILL: Mylar and Felt related products including Heartland Trims new exclusive "Magic
Carlstadt, NJ: Metal Uniform buttons, Genuine Rhinestone buttons including Heartlands
exclusive "1001 Rivoli", Nail-heads, Button Rings and Washers.
you will be able to purchase Hat Ornaments, Hat Visor Bands, and Shoulder Cords at substantial savings and all shipped right
from our inventory in Muscatine, Iowa.
As we approach the second half of our season, factories are all gearing
up to put the final push in completion of another good year even though it started a little slow and is still pretty bumpy.
We all need to continue are working together to insure our mutual success and the strengthening of our Industry.
I know I repeat myself constantly, but you can never say "Thank You" too often. Nancy and I thank you all
for you continued support, understanding, cooperation, and loyalty.
Until next time,