Walmart will discuss company plans to create American jobs and invest in local communities across the country. The investments in the coming year will support an estimated 34,000 jobs through continued expansion and improvement in the company’s store network, as well as e-commerce services, while providing specialty training for more than 225,000 of the company’s frontline associates. The company and the Walmart Foundation, in conjunction with The U.S. Conference of Mayors, are also announcing grants through the U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund to advance sustainability and innovation in textile manufacturing. "Walmart is investing to better serve customers,” said Dan Bartlett, Walmart executive vice president for corporate affairs. “With a presence in thousands of communities and a vast supplier network, we know we play an important role in supporting and creating American jobs. Our 2017 plans to grow our business – and our support for innovation in the textile industry – will have a meaningful impact across the county.” click Read More below for additional detail
Midland Paper, Packaging & Supplies (http://www.midlandpaper.com/), one of the nation’s largest independently-owned fine paper and packaging distributors, announced today that Dave Moore has accepted a promotion into an expanded role within the company. Dave currently works within Midland’s National division as President, National Printers. Dave will retain his title and current responsibilities, but in addition he will now take on a corporate role in which he will assist other Midland divisions with growing Midland’s share at key printing accounts.
Growth in the printer segment is a high priority for Midland, as Midland is fully committed to the goal of becoming the premier paper supplier to the printing industry. “Dave’s knowledge and experience in the printing arena are unparalleled. He has had tremendous personal success working with some of the printing industry’s top printers. In his expanded role I am confident he will be a great resource to others within Midland as we endeavor to grow Midland’s share at key printing customers”, stated Mike Graves, Midland’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Jim (O’Toole) and I are looking forward to working closely with Dave to leverage his skills and experience in order to help Midland continue to grow”.