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Bon-Ton Stores partners with Casual Male

BY CSA STAFF

York, Pa. The Bon-Ton Stores announced it will soon sell Casual Male Retail Group’s big and tall men’s clothing.

The department store retailer will sell the clothes at its stores and through its website beginning next spring.

Bud Bergren, president and CEO of Bon-Ton, commented, “We are very excited about our strategic alliance with Casual Male, a leader in men’s big and tall apparel. Their dominant position in this important niche market will allow us to offer our customers hard-to-find sizes in a wide variety of basic casual wear and sportswear.”

Bon-Ton Stores operates 277 department stores in 23 states.

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Paul Blart need not apply

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Leave it to Target to bring a sense of style to parking lot security. The company purchased 100 electric personal mobility vehicles from T3 Motion, and then applied Target branding elements, such as the bullseye logo, and a red on white color scheme. The distinctive, three-wheeled vehicles are sure to turn heads in store parking lots and that’s a good thing from Target’s perspective, since they will be used by security personnel. The vehicles were actually designed with input from law enforcement and security industry professionals.  In addition to serving as a visual deterrent, the highly maneuverable T3 could even be used for apprehension purposes, as it has a top speed of 25 miles per hour, or more than double the Segway Human Transporter that served as a comedic device for actor Kevin James in the movie Paul Blart, Mall Cop. Unlike James character in the movie, Target asset protection personnel could actually use a T3 to catch a bad guy, as its 25-miles-per-hour top speed is more than adequate considering Jamaican Sprinter and world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, doesn’t even crack 24 miles per hour when he runs the 100 meters in record setting time.

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Armstrong names new board members

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LANCASTER, Pa. The board of directors of Armstrong World Industries announced the election of four new members, David Bonderman, Kevin Burns, James Melville and Edward Steiner, to fill board vacancies resulting from previously announced resignations.

David Bonderman is a founding partner of TPG. TPG generally makes significant investments in operating companies through acquisitions and restructurings across a broad range of industries throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Prior to forming TPG in 1992, Bonderman was COO of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (now doing business as Keystone Group, L.P.) in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Kevin Burns has been a partner in the Operations Group of TPG since 2003. In March 2008 he became the Partner in Charge of TPG’s Manufacturing/Industry Sector.

 

James Melville is a member of the Minneapolis based law firm of Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan, P.A. where he has practiced in the corporate, governance, securities and financial areas since 1994. Prior to joining Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan, P.A., he practiced with Dorsey and Whitney in their Minneapolis and London, England offices.

 

Edward Steiner has been a partner at Keating Muething & Klekamp since 1993 in the business representation and transactions practice group. Prior to joining Keating Muething & Klekamp, he was a partner at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister from 1990 to 1993.

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