Inland's New Clothes

TLM Industries helps customize chain's uniforms

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. -- Employees at Inland Food Stores' 52 convenience stores are sporting new, proprietary uniforms thanks to a redesign completed by TLM Industries, a branding-through-uniforms provider based in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

The new uniforms are made of a custom-designed fabric printed with the signage graphics from Inland Food Stores, including a graphic of a Jeep, which represents the three grand prizes being offered for their in-store managers' Outrageous Customer Service contest this year.

We wanted a Hawaiian-style [image-nocss] shirt, something that could be worn loosely and relaxed and not be as warm. Tim (Mossberg, TLM's CEO) came up with the idea of doing a camp shirt, said Sean Hader, Bainbridge, Ga.-based Inland's director of human resources. We found a material that was durable, yet flexible enough to be very comfortable. You would never know it's a uniform. It's something people can wear and be proud of.

Tim Mossberg agreed, adding, The tone-on-tone design combined with the durable fabric we chose allows for numerous washings without diminishing the fabric. The design will still be there.

TLM Industries offers a complete line of corporate-identity wear. TLM's proprietary line is manufactured in Fort Walton Beach and Crestview, Fla. The company offers in-stock uniforms up to size 8X and a warehousing program for c-stores that guarantees 24-hour turnaround delivery of new uniforms. TLM Industries serves hundreds of convenience store chains throughout the United States.