Month: January 1993

'Container cliff'?

Shipping firm says East Coast strike likely as talks break down MIAMI, FL (BRAIN) — A major shipping logistics firm says that “the likelihood of a strike is high” after contract negotiations broke down this week between the longshoremen’s union and East Coast port operators. This fall both sides agreed to extend their contract 90 …

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Podium Imports to distribute Suplest shoes in Canada

PENTICON, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Podium Imports has been appointed Canadian distributor for Swiss-based Suplest cycling shoes, the company announced this week. Podium said the first delivery of 2013 Suplest shoes is expected to be ready for shipment to dealers in mid-February.  “Suplest fits in very well with our current brands and dealer cross-section,” said Podium …

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Salsa sponsors Fat Bike Summit

VICTOR, ID (BRAIN) — QBP brand Salsa Cycles will be the presenting sponsor of the Fat Bike Summit and Festival Event, slated for January 25-28 in Island Park, Idaho. Organizers said the event will be “politically oriented” with a focus on gaining fat bike access to national parks and forestest. The festival will include product clinics, …

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Hall named communications manager at Alliance for Biking & Walking

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Mary Lauren Hall will become communications manager for The Alliance for Biking & Walking starting January 2. Hall comes to the Alliance from America Bikes, where she organized press outreach, social media, web site development, and strategic communications. She will continue to work with and support the America Bikes coalition for …

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SRAM reorganizes management in Germany

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — SRAM has established a new management structure at SRAM Deutschland GmbH as the company transitions its facility here from manufacturing to a development and training center. The three-man management team “will jointly lead the location to become a world-class representation of SRAM’s engineering and training skills and evolve the deep technical connection with …

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Retail playground

Shimano introduces more wheel displays PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano is making available several new wheel display options for retailers, including one that the company calls a wheel “playground.” The displays were designed by Palo Alto-based Concept Designs. The playground can mount to slat wall or be used on countertop. Separate modules on the display …

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