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May 20, 2019

J&G Express

Founded by Gary Cox in 2005, J&G Express began as a family-owned trucking company in the Southwest Virginia and Eastern Tennessee areas. It has expanded to include dump trucks service, now regularly hauling asphalt for a local asphalt company. Illustrated by Excel illustrator Alan Hood, the stylistic design features J&G’s Freightliner truck Gary himself drives.

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May 13, 2019

Pro Wrestler “Big Country” Matt McGraw

This amped-up shirt of pro wrestler “Big Country” Matt McGraw is our Design of the Week. McGraw has been on the roster of the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) since 2017 and can be regularly seen wrestling around the Greater Pittsburgh area.Illustrated by Excel artist Eric Poole, the cowboy hat-wearing strongman is flexing his tattooed muscles, surrounded by barbed wire with “BIG COUNTRY Matt McGraw” emblazoned across the bottom. It’s a design that, according to McGraw, perfectly reflects his personality…

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May 6, 2019

Trident Construction

So, in honor of National Construction Safety Week, we are spotlighting this safety-themed shirt from Trident Construction, an unlimited licensed contractor from Charleston, South Carolina. Providing construction services around the Southeastern United States, Trident Construction structured their business around their “TEAM BUILD” business model, with their design professionals working collaboratively with their clients…

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April 29, 2019

Honda Powersports 2019 FourTrax Foreman 4×4

“And there were two things that they loved about what we did: the custom artwork and the fact that we could cater to the dealers and provide them with a source of the products that they needed.” This new line of apparel will feature Honda motorcycles such as the Gold Wing, Africa Twin, Grom and CBR, and also ATVs like the FourTrax Foreman and the exciting new Talon…

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April 22, 2019

Kendall Towing, LLC

Kendall Towing owner, Nick Milanovic, is proud of his Pittsburgh roots. “We’re a Pittsburgh company; I grew up in Pittsburgh. [Lived here] all my life,” says Milanovic. “Pittsburgh Owned, Pittsburgh Grown.” And the Pittsburgh Pride has made its way onto almost every shirt Kendall Towing has ordered from Excel over the years. This featured shirt, illustrated by Excel artist Dean Dymerski, is no different, with a strong presence of the Pittsburgh skyline in the background…

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April 15, 2019

McHugh Excavating & Plumbing

Founded in 1976 by Daniel McHugh, the company performs a wide variety of projects across Wisconsin and Southeastern Minnesota, including water and sewer utilities, excavating and grading, trucking, lift stations, wastewater treatment plants, tank removal, and helical pile installation. Growing up with the business, Daniel’s son Dean worked with McHugh Excavating and Plumbing…

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April 8, 2019

Curry Farms

Terry J Curry and his brother Brian have recently taken over running the family farm after the passing of their father this past November. A design on the right sleeve is dedicated in memory of their dad. The full-back design, drawn by Excel illustrator Chris Gebrosky, features Curry Farm’s Case IH pulling tractor in the front, with their Case IH Steiger Quadtrac and grain bins in the background. The red “M” on the bin is for Mershman Seeds, their main seed supplier.

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April 1, 2019

Keystone Truck & Tractor Museum

Located in Colonial Heights, Virginia, the Keystone Truck & Tractor Museum was founded in 2010 by Keith Jones, celebrating his passion for collecting and restoring vintage tractors. It was a natural step, as Jones had amassed a large collection of rare vehicles, all restored to pristine museum-quality condition. “If it’s got a motor, we like it!”…

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March 25, 2019

Motorcycles of Miami

With this t-shirt spotlighting an obviously experienced rider ripping a BMW R 1250 through the famous swamplands of Florida’s Everglades National Park, it is easy to see how this screen printed design from our Excel Sportswear artist was the perfect harmony of realistic and bold details that Motorcycles of Miami was looking for in their newest promotional apparel. “The Largest BMW Motorcycles Dealership in the region. We are #1!”

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March 18, 2019

Freightliner of Kalamazoo

“We pride ourselves on being more than a typical dealership,” says Kim Holden of Freightliner of Kalamazoo. “Our work is fueled by loyalty, integrity, and experience.”

The success of the Kalamazoo branch resulted in a significant expansion in 2005 where it now occupies a sprawling 25-acre complex in Mattawan. Between their two locations, Freightliner of Grand Rapids and Freightliner of Kalamazoo currently employs more than 115 specialists and house over three million dollars worth of parts.

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March 11, 2019

Thomas Jefferson High School’s “Mamma Mia!”

Inspired by the music and lyrics of some of ABBA’s greatest hits, “Mamma Mia!” tells the story of a young woman searching for her real father, days before her wedding. Her mother’s complicated love life makes things difficult, with hilarious and heartwarming results.
“Mamma mia, here I go again.” Thomas Jefferson teacher Sandy Baker has been the director of the TJ Musical Theater for 24 years. She values her time with the students outside of the classroom…

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March 3, 2019

Barefoot Archery

Our first Design of the Week of March is Barefoot Archery in Charlotte, NC. Barefoot Archery has been a Charlotte staple since 1966. Current owner and manager Jessie Smith purchased the business in 1995 and has been operating the full-service pro shop ever since.

“You can buy a bow anyplace,” says Smith, “but we take care of our customer from beginning to end. We’re a full-service center. If you have anything you need done to your bows, we work on them. We build arrows. And we just generally promote archery.”…

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February 25, 2019

Deuces Wild Septic Service

Founded by owner Kirt Pelster in 2016, Deuces Wild is located in Bismarck/Mandan and services all of North Dakota. They work on septic tanks, lift stations, grease traps, shop pits, car washes and more. “It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it,” says Pelster. “I always do the job with a smile. I perform every job myself to ensure customers receive the highest level of care and dependable, quality service.”…

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February 18, 2019

Section 15 FFA

The shirt is celebrating Section 15 FFA’s “Lock-In” event, the big kick-off of their National FFA Week festivities. “The goal is to get students excited about not only the upcoming week but FFA as an organization,” says Jaci Jenkins, Edwardsville FFA Advisor.

The Section 15 Lock-In features around 180 students from thirteen area high schools participating in an overnight event at an area YMCA. They’ll have plenty of activities for the time they’ll be “locked in;” a rock wall…

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February 11, 2019

Chasin’ Demons

Chasin’ Demons is family owned and operated out of Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. Steve and Tammy Dewhirst got into the pulling game four years ago, and in 2016 they introduced their current Chasin’ Demons tractor.

While Steve is the driver, his wife Tammy is the self-described “crew” and handles much of the business. “For a nurse, I know way too much about tractors,” she laughs. “We all have demons, and this sport is my husband’s.”…

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February 4, 2019

Steel City Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society

The R&LHS was founded in 1921 and is the oldest railroad historical society in the United States. The Steel City Chapter president, Kevin Varrato, is determined to carry on their mission of remembering and recognizing the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women in the railroad industry of the greater Pittsburgh region, as well as educating the public of the rich heritage of railroads in the transportation industry….

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January 28, 2019

The South Smokin’ BBQ

Regularly serving delicious sauces on beef, brisket, pulled pork and chicken, The South Smokin BBQ can be found at various locations such as breweries and festivals around Livermore, California. Their customer service and food get rave reviews from faithful customers.

“During the week I am a vegetarian,” says Javier R on Yelp. “That was before I met up with South Smokin BBQ. It was no contest.”…

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January 21, 2019

Betts Garage and B&G Auto Body

At B&G Auto Body, their team of qualified collision repair technicians, auto body repair estimators and dedicated office and support staff have been serving drivers and business owners in New Castle County and the surrounding area for over a decade. Top notch service begins the moment you walk through the door.

Their on-site estimators will give you a fair and competitive estimate for your auto body and collision repair work…

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January 14, 2019

Mound City Fire Department

Fire Chief Johnnie Coonrod came up with the design, inspired by the charming history of Mound City, Illinois. “We have several historic buildings in Mound City,” says Chief Coonrod. “like the one featured on the shirt. One of our firefighters lives there, actually.”

It is, in fact, Doris VanHorn’s house, as evidenced by the mailbox. Taking a look at some of the details of the shirt reveals even more “easter eggs…”

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January 7, 2019

Carolina Fishing Tackle

Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, CFT provides the best lures and tackle for serious bass anglers. Their goal is to have professional anglers walk into the shop and be able to find anything they need or want. “We have the biggest selection of JDM products and swim baits in this half of the country,” boasts Doyle Myrick, owner of CFT.

Myrick was looking for a shirt design that would help him “stand out amongst the mom & pop tackle shops…”

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December 24, 2018

Aberdeen Fire Department

Our special holiday “Design of the Week” goes to the Aberdeen Fire Department in Aberdeen, Maryland. We’ve been doing holiday themed shirts for them over the years, and this fun 2018 design features Santa looking over his map while his elves prep his sleigh for deliveries.

Fire Chief Steven Hinch tells us the shirt celebrates their annual “Christmas Street” fundraiser, an event they’ve held for the past 20 years. It’s their biggest fundraising event of the year, one their whole staff of 74 volunteer members and 42 EMS providers cherish…

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December 17, 2018

Bellechester Tavern

Founded in 1910, the Bellechester Tavern has been a consistent presence on Main Street in Bellechester, Minnesota for over 100 years! Current owners Brian “Gordy” Gordon and his wife Jody have been continuing the tradition of serving the area the finest beer, mixed drinks, pizza and sandwiches since 2010.

Inspired by Gordy’s affection for the classic “Rat Fink” and “Wild Child” artwork he remembers from his youth, their shirt features a “Rat Fink”-styled monkey eating a slice of pizza while riding on an exploding bottle of beer. On the back of the t-shirt, “Where faded memories begin…”

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December 10, 2018

Creative Rods & Restoration

Creative Rods & Restoration is a classic car restoration shop, specializing in high-end classic car restoration work and show quality paint jobs.

Founded in Greenville, SC in 2012 by Travis Harvey and Vince Schmidt, Creative Rods & Restoration serves a nationwide client base, with frame off restorations on Pro Touring, Street Rods, and Back-to-Factory builds.

“Quality and craftsmanship are our main focus,” says Schmidt. Their recent projects include a 1969 Pro Touring Chevrolet Camaro…

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December 3, 2018

Hatton Crane & Rigging

Description of Hatton Crane & Rigging: Hatton Crane & Rigging delivers our big, orange hydraulic cranes from 17 tons to over 500 tons directly to job sites in Northern and Central California, along with skilled and experienced operators, riggers and ironworkers, for a few hours or a few months, depending on your job requirements.

What is unique about your Company? In the beginning, Robert had just three old trucks, one small crane, and some warehouse space. But he had the courage to take on large projects, the dedication and creativity to overcome complex challenges…

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November 26, 2018

Excel Sportswear Design of the week Mazeika Motorsports

Mazeika Motorsports

Description of Mazeika Motorsports: Our Motorcycle Drag Racing team is currently running in several motorcycle drag racing series. Now running “UGLY” in Pro Et, Street Et, 5.60 Index, and 8.88 Index classes. We’re looking to do more traveling and racing in the 2019 season and getting back into the winner circle for the 3rd year in a row.

What is unique about your Race Team? We put having fun 1st! We have been at the highest of the highs and lowest of the lows in this sport, and after taking a few years off, we have realized that life is about having fun and the same goes with racing…

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November 19, 2018

Creepin Motorsports

Description of Creepin Motorsports: Creepin Motorsports started out as a truck pulling team that ran a street legal gas truck. Over the past seven years, however, utilizing the first-hand knowledge and experience from the track, Creepin has grown from a pulling team to a full repair facility and fabrication business.

What is unique about your Company? Creepin may be a newer company, and the truck may not be as funded as some of the other pullers, but we work hard to keep pace, outperform and put out quality work for both our customers and own truck….

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November 12, 2018

Nor-Cal Equipment Rentals

Description of Nor-Cal Equipment Rentals: Our specialty is in contractor and homeowner equipment rentals and sales. We have an extensive variety of tools and equipment for rent or purchase that will serve the needs of commercial, residential, industrial, municipal, and specialized service industries, as well as homeowners and do-it-yourselfers.

Tell us about Nor-Cal Equipment Rentals’ mission for Clients: We take pride in the fact that our customers value our commitment to customer service…

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November 5, 2018

Elizabeth Truck Center specializes in commercial truck repair and collision work including fleet and owner-operator vehicles, emergency and municipal vehicles. They've also custom build big rigs!

Elizabeth Truck Center

Description of Elizabeth Truck Center: We specialize in commercial truck repair and collision work including fleet and owner-operator vehicles, emergency equipment, and municipal vehicles. We’ve also custom build Big Rigs. You name it – we’ve worked on it.

Tell us about Elizabeth Truck Center’s mission for Clients: We combine state of the art facilities with top notch professionals in the industry to provide a supreme experience that both our clients and their truck deserve….

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October 29, 2018

Design of the week Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce

Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce (AVCC)

Description of AVCC: Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce is solely composed of volunteer efforts. We assist, promote and unite the Androscoggin Valley business community through education, events, networking and support; and through these partnerships improve the regional image and enrich the business and recreation experience.

Tell us about AVCC’s mission for the Regions it Serves: Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce’s purpose is to build a strong local economy…

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October 22, 2018

The Foxy Fish

Description of The Foxy Fish: The Foxy Fish is a Seafood & Steak Restaurant where everything is made fresh daily. Customer service and food quality are our only priorities. We deliver the highest quality food with the best service in a timely fashion.

Tell us about The Foxy Fish’s mission for Customers: We are proud to say that we are a small restaurant with old-fashioned values. Our recipe for The Foxy Fish is to buy the best ingredients, prepare them with love and treat customers like family…

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October 15, 2018

Chartiers-Houston School District

Organization Represented: Marching Band – The Chartiers-Houston Marching band is devoted to football half time shows, festivals, and other fall performances, as we as the Memorial Day parade every spring.

School History Fact: Named for Peter Chartier (1690—1759) who established a trading post in the area in 1743.

Areas of Service: The Chartiers-Houston School District is composed of Chartiers Township and Houston Borough and is located just north of Washington, PA…

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October 8, 2018

Belec Racing

Industry Type: IMSA Dirt Modified Racing

Areas of Service: TTI’s trucks service an area of 48 states

Description of team: Eddie basically runs the team himself and is always focusing on improving his skills which in turn improves the team as a whole.

Tell us about your team’s success: Over the years Eddie has won many championships at the local track. He then began to travel in order to face more challenging competitions. We believe that challenging yourself against the best competition, only helps you to improve…

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October 1, 2018

TTI, Inc.

Industry Type: Fully functioning 4 division trucking company

Areas of Service: TTI’s trucks service an area of 48 states

Description of Company: TTI runs about 50 flatbeds, 40 vans, 30 reefers, and 10 stepdeck/specialized trucks. They haul a range of goods from steel and paper to military supplies.

Tell us about TTI Inc.’s mission for Clients: We are a big TTI family- drivers and customers included. We value our great long term, honest relations with our customers…

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September 24, 2018

Alameda County Sheriff’s Office

Description of Program: Urban Shield is a first response training platform for law enforcement, fire personnel, Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).

Tell us about Urban Shield’s mission: The overarching goals of Urban Shield include striving for the capability to present a multi-layered training exercise to…

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September 17, 2018

Britt’s Performance

Industry Type: Motorcycle Performance and Racing

Description of Company: We build high performance motorcycle engines and set up drag race motorcycle chassis. We also provide air/fuel ratio tuning.

Tell us about your Company’s mission for Clients: We provide the best product possible for a fair market price, and go above and beyond to spend quality time with every customer…

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September 10, 2018

Laurel High School

Description of Laurel High School: Laurel High School offers an academically challenging environment, where our diverse student population works, learns, and prepares together, for opportunities ahead of them as lifelong learners in a global community.

What is unique about your School? Laurel High School focuses on our students to always embody our acronym for PRIDE, Productive, Resilient, Innovative, Determined and Empowered…

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September 3, 2018

Kuyoth’s Klassics, Kuyoth Body & Custom Inc.

Industry Type: Car Sales and Vehicle Restoration

Description of Kuyoth’s Klassics: Kuyoth’s Klassics is a branch of Kuyoth Body & Custom Inc. where we buy, sell and consign quality classic cars. Kuyoth’s Klassics specializes in the restoration and maintenance of American muscle cars, antiques, collector and exotic autos.

Tell us about your Company’s mission for your Customers: Whether your classic car is in need of a full restoration or…

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August 27, 2018

ACrane Rental, LLC

Description of ACrane Rental: At ACrane, we are dedicated to providing our customers with multiple solutions to fit their crane and construction equipment needs along with knowledgeable project management and coordination.

Tell us about your Company’s mission for your Customers: Our customers can always rely on personal service from owner to our fleet support professionals. We fundamentally disagree with the short-term ownership strategy executed by large equity fund managers. As a privately held company, we are here for our customers focusing on Safety, Service, and Satisfaction…

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