Whitby Firefighters Red Slip-on Epaulettes for Wounded Warriors Campaign

WHITBY — Members of Whitby Fire and Emergency Services have joined staff from fire departments across Ontario in donning Red Epaulettes all month in support of Wounded Warriors Canada’s “Slip on Your RED” Campaign.

Epaulettes are the small sashes worn on the shoulder of a first responder uniform which denote their ranking, and RED stands for Remember Everyone Deployed.

        

 Wounded Warriors, based in Whitby, is a national charity with a mission to honour and support ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, first responders and their families.

“It’s a new program in partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada and it’s to bring awareness to mental health for first responders and for those in the military,” said Whitby Fire Chief Dave Speed.

“So, for the month of November, we’re going to be wearing them and taking pictures and Tweeting it out on our social media and you’ll see firefighters throughout the community wearing bright red shoulder sashes.”

Wounded Warriors provides a wide range of programs and services for individuals and families affected by operational stress injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Executive director Scott Maxwell said the organization is proud to call Whitby and Durham Region home. The Park of Reflection — the only park in Canada dedicated to wounded veterans and other uniformed personnel injured in service — was opened by Wounded Warriors at Cullen Central Park in fall 2014.

“It means a lot to have the support of Whitby Fire and Emergency Services,” said Maxwell, who dropped by Whitby Fire headquarters on Nov. 1 to kick off the partnership.

“The Slip on Your RED campaign is a great way for our first responders to directly support our mission, while at the same time raising funds to help us help their members and their families in need.”

The epaulettes have been produced and supplied by Unisync Group Carleton Uniforms. Funds raised from the sale of the epaulettes are being donated directly to Wounded Warriors in support of national mental health initiatives.

Speed said some members of Whitby Fire have accessed programs offered through Wounded Warriors and found them to be life-changing. All 141 members of the department will be taking part in the campaign, he added.

“We’re exposed to many traumatic types of events that stay with us for most of our lives and in the past, these types of things haven’t really been discussed or addressed properly and a lot of us are paying for that now,” said Speed, explaining why they jumped at the opportunity to support the cause.

“It’s certainly more and more prevalent in society that (mental health is) being addressed now, and for us it’s an important factor to make sure that our firefighters are healthy and able to perform properly to help serve the community.”

Read the full article here: Whitby firefighters ‘slip on red’ epaulettes for Wounded Warriors campaign

Unisync Executive Appointments

New ISO Certifications

Unisync Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has received the following ISO certificates of registration for its quality, environmental and health and safety management systems:

  • ISO 9001:2015  – Certificate Number:  TRC 01069
  • ISO 14001:2015 – Certificate Number:  TRC 01070
  • ISO 18001:2007 – Certificate Number:  2017-00002

Unisync Makes List of Top 50 Defense Companies

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – June 01, 2017) – Unisync Corp. (TSX VENTURE: UNI) is pleased to announce that Canada’s leading defence magazine, Canadian Defence Review (“CDR”), has added Unisync’s wholly owned subsidiary, Unisync Group Limited, to its 2017 list of the Top 50 Defence Companies.

An evaluation panel consisting of CDR editorial staff and independent advisors rank the companies annually based on factors such as economic impact to the country, research & development initiatives, innovation, contribution to the nation’s security, national and international contract wins, excellence of management and support of Canada’s military. The ranked companies must meet certain requirements, including having manufacturing, R&D or service operations in Canada, to be included in the survey.

The Canadian Defence Review magazine serves the information needs of Canada’s defence community. Readers of CDR include senior officers in the Canadian military, senior government officials and parliamentarians as well as executives in the defence, aerospace, security and related industries.

The feature article on the Unisync Group included in CDR’s May Issue titled “Unisync Group Set To Take On DND’s $3 billion Uniform Requirement”, can be viewed at: http://www.unisyncgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CDR-Unisync-Industry-Spotlight.pdf.

ABOUT UNISYNC
Unisync Corp. operates through two business units: Unisync Group of Mississauga, Ontario and Peerless Garments LP (“Peerless”) of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Unisync Group is a leading customer-focused provider of corporate apparel, serving a list of Canadian iconic brands through operations in Vancouver, Calgary, Mississauga, Guelph, Carleton (Ottawa Region), Montreal and the Maritimes. Peerless specializes in the production and distribution of highly technical protective garments, military operational clothing and accessories for a broad spectrum of Federal, Provincial and Municipal government departments and agencies. The Unisync Group is a vertically integrated Canadian enterprise with exceptional capabilities in garment design, domestic manufacturing and off-shore outsourcing, including state-of-the-art web-based B2B ordering, distribution and program management systems.

For more information on our capabilities, products and services please visit our website at www.unisyncgroup.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risk and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such forward-looking statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Investor relations contact:
Douglas F Good
Executive Chairman
778-370-1725
Email dgood@unisyncgroup.com

Unisync Group Set To Take On DND’s $3 Billion Dollar Uniform Requirement!

A major operational clothing and equipment manufacturer to the Canadian Armed Forces (“CAF”), Peerless Garments’ parent company is readying itself to both compete in the international marketplace and bid on Canadian Government contracts worth several billions of dollars.

Pierre L. Charron, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of Unisync Group, says the national uniform company is expecting substantial growth within the next service when it does take that international leap. “We’re on the cusp of doing just that,” Charron told CDR. “We expect to go international in the next two years.”

In addition to preparing itself for upcoming significant opportunities with the Canadian Government which require Canadian-made product, this uniform industry juggernaut is currently vetting manufacturers throughout the world to be able to deliver a flawless

“We’re identifying manufacturing hubs that are conducive to where we are going to provide these services,” said Charron. But, deals in the works at Unisync could soon make last year’s double-digit growth in sales pale in comparison. In the next six months, PSPC (Public Services and Procurement Canada), formerly PWGSC, is expected to issue a request for proposal for a contract to supply the CAF with all its operational clothing and footwear items along with selected equipment items (“OCFC2”). Think specialized work wear including combat uniforms.

“Including option years it will be for 20 years and . . . it’s safe to say it’ll be over $1 billion,” Charron told CDR. The heart and soul of Unisync’s capability to be a serious contender for that military contract is a combination of two elements: its vertical integration with its Winnipeg-based Peerless Garments subsidiary, a long-time contractor to the Canadian Armed Forces, and Unisync’s experience in developing, sourcing and managing complex consolidated uniform programs.

Read and download the full article here: CDR Unisync Industry Spotlight

Unisync Receives 18th NAUMD Design Award

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – May 09, 2017) – Unisync Corp. (TSX VENTURE: UNI) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Unisync Group Limited (“Unisync Group”) has been selected by the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (“NAUMD”) to receive the Image of the Year Award in the retail category for its recent redesign of the entire Image Apparel program for the national YMCA organization.

Founded in 1851, the YMCA of Canada has 47,000 employees and volunteers at 1,700 locations across Canada. Unisync led a committee of twelve YMCA leaders from locations across Canada that met over an eighteen-month period, assessing favored items from each of the twelve locations as well as new fabrics, colours and styles. The focus was on creating an upscale, professional yet athletic look. Comfort and performance were also key considerations, given the high-energy activities that take place at the “Y”. Unisync Group took the input of the entire committee and designed two complete programs. The committee took these two uniform designs to their various locations for feedback and voting prior to launching the two programs.

This most recent award is the 18th received by Unisync Group and its subsidiaries since joining the organization. YMCA now joins Kelsey’s, Purolator, Rexall, The Ottawa Hospital, Ornge, Yogen Früz, Caesars Windsor, Fallsview Casino, The Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (this is now called Budweiser Stage), Girl Guides (2), Boy Scouts of America, Holland America Cruise Line (2), Pan Pacific Hotel, BC Transit and Air North in award-winning corporate apparel programs designed by Unisync Group’s in-house design team.

Since 1978, NAUMD has been recognizing the best workplace apparel programs with its Image of the Year Awards. Independent judges evaluate the programs on 1) originality of design, 2) projection of branding, 3) functionality for the job, and 4) use of technology and innovation.

ABOUT UNISYNC

Unisync Corp. operates through two business units: Unisync Group of Mississauga, Ontario and Peerless Garments LP (“Peerless”) of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Unisync Group is a leading customer-focused provider of corporate apparel, serving a list of Canadian iconic brands through operations in Vancouver, Calgary, Mississauga, Guelph, Carleton (Ottawa Region), Montreal and the Maritimes. Peerless specializes in the production and distribution of highly technical protective garments, military operational clothing and accessories for a broad spectrum of Federal, Provincial and Municipal government departments and agencies. The Unisync Group is a vertically integrated Canadian enterprise with exceptional capabilities in garment design, domestic manufacturing and off-shore outsourcing, including state-of-the-art web-based B2B ordering, distribution and program management systems.

For more information on our capabilities, products and services please visit our website at www.unisyncgroup.com

Forward Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risk and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such forward-looking statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

Investor relations contact:

Douglas F Good
Executive Chairman
778-370-1725
Email: dgood@unisyncgroup.com

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Air Canada Unveils A New Look For Its Uniforms

Air Canada is touting its Canadian credentials as it introduces a fresh look for its staff uniforms and fleet of planes for the first time in a dozen years.

The country’s largest airline unveiled its new livery at rebranding events for customers and employees on Thursday at airports in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.

In keeping with the patriotic marketing theme, the Canadian flag will be painted on planes next to the registration letters, near the tail.

Calin Rovinescu, the Montreal-based carrier’s chief executive officer, and Ben Smith, president of passenger airlines, said they are proud to be leading Canada’s flag carrier that represents the country at airports around world.

Read the full article here.

Unisync Selected as Uniform Provider to G4S Canada

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – February 15, 2017) – Unisync Corp. (TSX VENTURE: UNI) (“Unisync”) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Unisync Group Limited (“UGL”) has been selected by G4S Canada to design, manufacture and distribute G4S uniforms to their 8,000 employees across Canada. This multi-year agreement represents a culmination of two years of testing both Unisync’s award-winning product quality and customer focused suite of fulfillment services.

“We are very excited at the feedback we have received from G4S on the new jacket design we rolled out in Fall 2016.” Commented UGL Account Executive, Naomi Meghory. “We strive to always surpass the expectations of a uniform from a required garment to a desired garment. We knew we hit the mark with the new jacket design when G4S non-uniformed corporate employees began asking to purchase the jacket.”

Positioned in 100 countries, G4S is the leading global integrated security solutions company employing 600,000 professionals worldwide. Unisync is pleased to welcome this globally recognized brand to our portfolio of distinguished clients which includes major corporations such as Air Canada, TELUS, Loblaws and Purolator.

Peter Panaritis, CEO, G4S Canada said, “It is essential that our uniforms carry clear, quality markings that express G4S’ vision and values as well as meeting our customer’s requirements. A quality uniform helps instil a sense of pride and responsibility in our employees. And our uniforms must deliver functional benefits, like wearer safety.”

Unisync operates through two business segments: UGL of Mississauga, Ontario and Peerless Garments LP (“Peerless”) of Winnipeg, Manitoba. UGL is a leading customer-focused provider of corporate apparel, serving a list of Canadian iconic brands. Peerless specializes in the production and distribution of highly technical protective garments, military operational clothing and accessories for a broad spectrum of Federal, Provincial and Municipal government departments and agencies.

Canadian enterprise with exceptional capabilities in garment design, domestic manufacturing and offshore outsourcing, including state-of-the-art web-based B2B ordering, distribution and program management systems.

For more information on our capabilities, products and services please visit our website at www.unisyncgroup.com.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Unisync Group Limited

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Unisync Commences Production of New Image Apparel for Air Canada

TORONTO, ON –(Marketwired – February 09, 2017) – Unisync Corp. (TSX VENTURE: UNI): Air Canada unveiled today its new corporate image, which includes new employee uniforms manufactured by Unisync Group Limited (“Unisync Group”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Unisync Corp. Approximately 25,000 Air Canada employees and 5,000 Air Canada Express employees in various job functions including pilots, flight attendants, sales and customer service agents, concierge, technicians, ramp and cargo employees will be wearing the new uniforms.

Unisync Group has been Air Canada’s uniform provider since 2015 and worked extensively with Air Canada and Canadian designer Christopher Bates over the last 2 years. The teams worked together for what has ultimately resulted in the unveiling of Air Canada’s new uniform today. Unisync Group’s own in-house design team, taking inspiration from the dresswear uniform design, created the “below the wing” uniforms worn by the technicians, ramp and cargo employees to achieve a consistent look for all Air Canada employees.

Unisync Group COO, B. James Bottoms, commented: “Today’s events are an accumulation of many months of hard work and dedication for both Unisync Group and Air Canada. We are very proud of what we have accomplished as a company and have positioned our organization as a leading provider of uniform services to the airline industry.”

Air Canada’s Managing Director – Brand, Andrew Shibata stated: “Today is an important day for both Air Canada and Unisync. We wanted to provide our employees with a uniform that delivered on functionality, comfort and durability, but, more importantly, we wanted them to feel and look good so that they can provide the very best service to our customers. After years of hard work, fabric testing, employee evaluation phases and thousands of samples, we were finally able to share our new uniform with the world. This wouldn’t have been possible without our partner Unisync Group and its team of knowledgeable and passionate employees.”

About Unisync

Unisync operates through two business segments: Unisync Group of Mississauga, Ontario, and Peerless Garments LP (“Peerless”) of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Unisync Group is a leading customer-focused provider of corporate apparel, serving a list of leading Canadian iconic brands. Peerless specializes in the production and distribution of highly technical protective garments, military operational clothing and accessories for a broad spectrum of Federal, Provincial and Municipal government departments and agencies.

The combined operations of Unisync represent a vertically integrated enterprise with exceptional capabilities in garment design, domestic manufacturing and off-shore outsourcing, including state-of-the-art web based B2B ordering, distribution and program management systems.

For more information on our capabilities, products and services please visit our website at www.unisyncgroup.com.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Unisync Group Limited

Forward Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risk and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such forward-looking statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

Investor relations contact:
Douglas F Good
CEO
778-370-1725
dgood@unisyncgroup.com