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Year In Review

If you visit the offices of ParsonsKellogg these days, you might catch us humming It Was a Very Good Year by Frank Sinatra, who, by the way, would have been 100 years old this month.

Yes, we love Frank (who doesn?t?), but the reason we are singing his tune is that 2015 really was a very good year at PK. It was a dynamic period of swift growth, new digs and fresh starts ? professionally, and personally ? for many of us. Below are just some of the 2015 milestones we want to share and savor before the year becomes history:

  • 20/20 That’s not our vision; that’s our sales achievement for 2015! PK sales increased more than 20 percent this year, and we are about to hit $20 million in annual sales.
  • In March we moved into beautifully remodeled headquarters on Pawtucket Avenue in East Providence. The 21,000-square foot building is just off I-195; features loads more room for production, distribution and inventory; has comfortable workspaces for all and features a terrific showroom.
  • We pumped up our customization ability a couple of notches with the installation of a state-of-the-art Direct To Garment (DTG) printer from Kornit. It allows us to offer on-demand personalized T-shirts and other apparel even in the smallest batches.
  • The PK family celebrated two weddings during the summer. Finance Director Joy (Gothberg) Cook married Stephen Cook in June, and Garrett Duffy of Corporate Sales married Chrissy Barabas in August.
  • A Providence Business News article in October told the story of how PK struggled during the Great Recession and how we emerged stronger and better positioned to compete ? garnering attention and kudos from readers and friends near and far.
  • As the year ends, we are putting the final touches on a video showcasing our work and sharing the PK way. Stay tuned!

As Old Blue Eyes would say, 2015 “was a very good year.” We hope it was a good year for you, as well.

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