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Believe in Safety: A Survivor’s Insight

Believe-in-Safety-1-238x191After surviving an arc flash accident, which landed him in the hospital and required an extensive recovery process, Brandon Schroeder keenly felt the value in sharing his story. Not only was it a poignant narrative, but it also drove home the fact that an arc flash accident impacts more than just you personally.  Read More.

Supporting our youth

Apparel Solutions was once again proud to donate an IPad to the 2017 Spring Job Fair for the Maskwacis Four Nations Youth,  hosted by the Maskwacis Employment Center at the Louis Bull Recreation Center .
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Congratulations to winner Drae-Anna Buffalo seen here receiving her prize with MEC Manager Lana Johnson !

Ft. Mac fundraising!

ASI was recently asked to be a part of a great Hockey Tournament Fundraiser that was organized by H2Safety Services Inc. in Calgary, AB. ASI, specifically team member Tanis Wright, organized the jerseys for the players and were also able to have a table for our own efforts to help those affected by the wildfires with our t shirt initiative.

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H2Safety and their partners were able to raise $11000.00 dollars for the cause. great work all around!

Click here for the events Facebook page and see all of the great companies and individuals involved.

If you are interested in continuing to support those in need, click here for information on our t shirt initiative.

**We are now sold out of out Alberta Strong t shirts, our deepest thanks to all that purchased them and we hope that you wear them with pride!

#Albertastrong  # shirts4ftmac

Show Your Pair! – fundraising for cancer research

PROSTATE AWARENESS & FUND RAISING

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Apparel Solutions has partnered with Alberta Cancer Foundation to begin a program of selling flame resistant clothing to corporations and people in the oil, gas and electrical sectors to raise awareness and donations for prostate cancer.

 

Alberta Cancer Foundation is the primary fundraising partner for the 17 cancer centers across the province, including the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary and the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. Patients and their families in both rural and urban areas are the first to benefit from the most advanced equipment, medical staff, research and treatment options available, thanks to the support of our incredible donors.

 

Dr. John Lewis, who is leading the way in prostate cancer research in Alberta, has made incredible strides since arriving here a few years ago. He has developed a test that can be used at the time of diagnosis to determine whether or not prostate cancer cells are at risk of spreading to other areas of the body (metastasizing). His team is currently in the early stages of a clinical trial program that will help to bring this test to mainstream use within a couple of years. Having a diagnostic test such as this available, will make a huge difference in the type of treatments a patient may need and provide a better quality of life for patients facing prostate cancer. In addition to this test, Dr. Lewis and his team are developing a glue-like drug that makes tumor cells sticky and therefore unable to leave the tumor site.  Dubbed ‘tumor-glue’, it keeps cancerous cells from spreading to other areas of the body like the lungs, lymph nodes, or brain, and greatly improves the survival rate for those diagnosed with this disease. More importantly, a drug such as this may be used with other metastatic cancers such as breast or melanoma.

 

ASI will build its traditional UL certified flame resistant coverall made in a medium blue color (Prostate Cancer color) and we will be donating a specific amount of funds from the sale of each coverall. The garments will come with the Prostate Aware logo and the #SHOWYOURPAIR slogan/hash tag.

See the garment image here.

We are partnering with our suppliers, customers and employee’s to generate as much exposure and funds as possible for this wonderful cause.

 

Thank you for your partnership

helping future generations

Apparel Solutions was proud to donate an IPad to the Maskwacis Youth Career Expo for the Maskwacis Four Nations Youth,  hosted by the Maskwacis Employment Center’s In-School Youth Program and Alberta Works in Hobbema, Alberta. This exciting event hosted close to 200 junior high and high school students from the Four Nations and will have close to 30 different exhibitors from around central Alberta

For more information on the Maskwacis Employment Center and the important work that they do, follow this link

www.maskwacisemployment.ca

Steam burn- on the frontlines

There is extensive use of steam and hot water in the oil industry in Western Canada for the extraction of bitumen from the oil sands and the production of heavy oil. The steam used in the oil industry for the purpose of extraction is under very high pressure (upto 13,500 kPa) and is a considerable hazard to the workers that come in contact with it. Standard fire resistant (FR) protective garment systems worn by the workers do not provide adequate protection against steam and hot water related hazards. Apparel Solutions International along with the University of Alberta and other stakeholders have come together through the ‘Steam Project’ to find solutions for the issue of steam and hot water, within the context of the oil and gas industry. Significant research has been done so far on the Level 2 protective garment systems usually worn by the workers in the oil industry over their FR coveralls while performing critical and hazardous tasks involving steam and hot water. The ‘Steam Project’  has also established some preliminary research on seams, to enable the fabrication of a protective garment system using a tri-laminate fabric along with impermeable seams that would project against steam and hot water. Apparel Solutions International is setting the trend for the industry on this path breaking research and is fulfilling the need for better PPE for the workers in the oil industry, through research and innovation.

We here at Apparel Solutions are proud to be involved in the “Steam Project’ and we are always striving to be at the forefront of the ever changing safety requirments in today’s industries.

 Follow these links to see a  VIDEO  on the garments built right here, a write up from the U of A site on the emerging issue, or these recent articles in the Edmonton JournalCalgary Herald.

Success for STARS!

Apparel Solutions recently attended the STARS Gala PSAC fundraiser for 2013. Everyone involved had a wonderful time at an evening that supports an excellent cause.

ASI donated a charcoal portrait done by one of its long standing team members, Kevin Livingstone, for the silent auction and it raised 1250.00 for the cause!

All of us here at ASI couldn’t be happier!

We Are Moving!

Todays the day folks! As of Wednesday, September 26th 2012 we will officially be working out of our new building at 18030 107 Ave. It’s bigger, it’s better, It’s Apparel Solutions on the move!

Big things.

Alot of news for Apparel Solutions this fall! 

Firstly, we are moving to a bigger shop here in the city. More space for all of our top quality garments and we are now pleased to announce the addition of in house embroidery capabilities!  Bigger, faster, and always working to improve!