Mike Watson, CEO of Benson Laundry

Universal Unilink | December 1, 2018

Benson Laundry

Led by CEO Mike Watson, Benson Laundry exemplifies the innovation of Independents within the Universal Unilink family. Their “consultative selling” approach and commitment to exceptional service has produced significant growth as they compete aga...

The MarkaBull Team: Rob Sneed, Kay Scruggs, Beth Sneed and Emily Koballa

Universal Unilink | September 1, 2018


Can you supply me with some imprinted ink pens?  “No, but my friend can…”  Being a printing broker, Rob Sneed referred the call from an existing client to a friend in the promotional products business.  In less than a week, he had a request ...

The Perrysburg police department in their award-winning uniforms

Universal Unilink | June 1, 2018

Superior Uniform Sales

Perrysburg Township police officers are among the best dressed in the nation according to the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors (NAUMD). The Perrysburg Twp. police are one of five departments to top the list of th...

Left to right: Scott, Larry and Kevin Tinkleman

Universal Unilink | March 1, 2018

Watching Members Grow Their Businesses!

Nothing excites us more than learning about our Members and their successes! Kevins Worldwide growth has been truly remarkable as evidenced by ranking on Inc.’s list of fastest growing private companies three years running and recognition as a Top ...

Member, Tom Elzen and son, Thomas

Universal Unilink | May 1, 2017

Fashion, Inc. of Jackson

In independently-owned businesses, having a second or even third generation owner isn’t unusual. Often, as ownership passes to the next generation, the business grows while continuing to serve a similar market. Member, Tom Elzen of Jackson, Mississ...

Universal Unilink | September 11, 2016

Health Mats Company

Health Mats Company is one of the largest independently owned mat rental companies in the Philadelphia area servicing customers in New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. While their customer base is vast, owner Vince DelRossi explains that it started wit...

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Image Connections

Distributor of Uniforms, Imagewear & Promotional Products Member Randy Mckernan’s introduction to the world of uniforms and corporate apparel began thirty years ago in a chance encounter on a plane with a sales manager for a major manufacturer....

Universal Unilink | July 1, 2016

Jim Gardner and Carpet Rentals: Lessons from Half a Century

Today, mats are ubiquitous in most business environments, whether they’re designed to protect an establishment’s floors from dust and dirt or its patrons from slips and falls or other hazards; however, when James Gardner of Statesville, North Car...

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Mary Ellen Bailey and Logorific

As far as niche markets go, Mary Ellen Bailey of Logorific has a couple of very loyal customers responsible for feeding her business from all over the country. You may know one of them yourself, in fact – he goes by the name “Uncle Sam.” ...

Narendra Patel

Universal Unilink | May 1, 2016

Narendra Patel, Uniform Sales of America

PHARMACIST, restaurateur, uniform salesman. To some, that may not sound like a natural career progression, but for Member Narendra Patel, it’s the path that made the most sense, for him and for his wife and business partner of almost 40 years, ...