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January 20, 2020

Trand, Inc.

Established as a trucking company in May 1990 by Terry and Sandra Arnett, Trand, Inc. has been involved in several large construction projects, with customers like wind farms, millwrights, gas plants, oil producers, and more. “We are a small, family-owned business,” says Andrea Arnett, Vice President of Operations, Terry serves as President and manager, and Sandra works as an accountant. When they founded the company, they named it after their daughters Tressa and Andrea. “and our employees are an extension of our family,” Andrea adds…

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January 13, 2020

Chase Trucking

Working primarily in the agriculture industry, this design features Chase Trucking and a sprawling farm. “This is what I see on a daily basis,” says Chase, “the American farmer is the backbone of businesses far and wide. Corn has been a primary product that I have been hauling since moving here to Tennessee.” Recently relocating to Tennessee from upstate NY, Chase was hesitant to declare a hometown city on the shirt’s artwork…

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January 6, 2020

Fire Buff NY

“A ‘Fire Buff’ is any person who is interested in fire fighting or emergency services activities,” says Donald P. Cialone Jr, a volunteer firefighter with Doyle Hose Company No. 2 in Cheektowaga, NY as well as founder and creator of Fire Buff NY. “They can be a firefighter themselves or a civilian,” he adds. FBNY is very active in their community and on social media, reporting on and supporting the departments…

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December 30, 2019

Dann Ocean Towing

“We are a fifth-generation ocean-going tugboat company,” says Stephen Dann, current Dann Ocean Towing President. “We are involved in many aspects of the tugboat business, including transportation of petroleum and bulk commodities and support of heavy civil and infrastructure projects to include dredging and marine construction.” Much like multiple generations of towheads in the Dann dynasty, there have been several generations of Dann Ocean Towing t-shirts with Excel…

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December 23, 2019

Aberdeen Fire Department

Over the years, Aberdeen FD has produced shirts every December for their annual “Christmas Street” fundraiser. Always featuring Santa and his helpful elves, the designs tell a festive story that always ties in with the department. Whether they’re helping Santa with his sleigh or dealing with the antics of a Grinch, the firefighting elves are there to save the day, just like the Aberdeen FD…

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December 16, 2019

Fitchburg Fire Department

The concept was a group effort between Kevin Kelm and Andy Ott, both members of the Fitchburg Fire Department. “The inspiration for the design was the train tracks behind our new Station 3 that opened up this year,” says Kelm, “and many years ago, Fitchburg had its own train station.” The Chicago & North Western Railway had two lines that passed through Fitchburg. During World War II, traffic peaked, sending up to 40 trains through Fitchburg on a double-track line. These trains included passenger, freight, military equipment, troop, and prisoner-of-war trains…

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December 9, 2019

STS Heavy Hauling

Founded as a regional carrier in 1978 by Martin and Phoebe Hendrix, Specialized Transport Service, Inc. (STS Heavy Hauling) has grown into a large cargo and freight company with branches out of San Antonio and Dallas. Darrell Hendrix, STS VP Operations, continues the family business as a heavy hauler. “We have the capability of hauling many different types of loads that are oversized and overweight,” Darrell says. “It is much more challenging and requires a lot of pre-planning and attention to detail.”…

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December 2, 2019

Miniature Railroad & Village at Carnegie Science Center

Hop aboard with us as we celebrate our Design of the Week, the Miniature Railroad & Village at Carnegie Science Center. Located along the river of Pittsburgh’s North Shore, the Carnegie Science Center is one of the Steel City’s four Carnegie Museums. It is a popular destination with four floors of interactive exhibits for all ages. Featuring attractions like robots, a planetarium, a submarine, Pittsburgh’s largest movie screen, and more, the museum offers a variety of fun-filled adventures to explore…

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November 25, 2019

Project Pittsburgh’s Youth Baseball Clinic

Project Pittsburgh is a grassroots movement started by former Major League Baseball MVP and Roberto Clemente Award winner Andrew McCutchen and his wife Maria to encourage volunteerism in the Pittsburgh area. “Project Pittsburgh was created to both highlight community groups and organizations throughout Pittsburgh by helping underserved communities, and to encourage volunteerism from the community as a whole,” says John Fuller of Full Athlete Marketing…

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November 18, 2019

Valley Union High School FFA

The National FFA Organization is the largest youth organization across the country. The FFA (Future Farmers of America) is a student organization that develops members’ potential and helps them discover their talent through hands-on experiences, giving them the tools to achieve real-world success. We have had the pleasure of working with many FFA students over the years here at Excel, and have amassed an eclectic collection of FFA designs…

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November 11, 2019

2019 Patriot Series for Veterans Day

As our final shirt in our exclusive 2019 Patriot Series, this Veterans Day shirt celebrates America along with our “Because of the Brave,” “Liberty Founded 1776,” and “Never Forget” patriotic designs. As an homage to J.M. Flagg’s 1917 recruitment poster, this exclusive Excel design features Uncle Sam extending his hand in appreciation, offering to shake the hands of the men and women who served our country. Also included in the design is the National League of Families POW/MIA flag, honoring those who will never be forgotten….

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November 4, 2019

Lake Braddock Secondary School’s Comedy Improv Club

“We have quite a few elementary schools that feed into our secondary school,” explains Theatre Director Stacy Mitchell, “and this is our attempt to not only give them a chance to get comfortable in our space before they get up here to the combined level, but also make some connections with each other in a positive and fun way.”…

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