Adcraft/Temple’s wins Innovation Award

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Adcraft employees are shown at the Clinton, Iowa, facility at 801 S. Third St. CREDIT GROW CLINTON

CLINTON, Iowa – Adcraft USA Printwear has received the 2022 Grow Clinton Innovation Award in honor of the company’s work and future expansion plans.

The award was presented to company officials Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Adcraft Clinton facility at 801 S. Third St. The award also recognizes the Adcraft-owned company Temple’s Sporting Goods, located at 5171 Competition Drive, Bettendorf.

The company has more than 30 employees who help businesses, schools and other organizations across the country with embellished apparel and team sporting goods.

The company prides itself on providing fast service for its customers.

“People are surprised at how fast we can turn around.  … There have been times I get asked ‘Can you ship 1,000 shirts today?’” Colin Sullivan, an Adcraft owner, told the QCBJ this spring.  Adcraft is able to make those quick turnarounds because of its people, machinery and it has a big stock of supplies on hand.

Adcraft has plans for an expanded fulfillment center that will be set up somewhere in the Midwest to handle its growing business.

Terry and Barb Sullivan founded the company in Clinton in 1974. It began in a small T-shirt shop in the Lyons District on the city’s north edge. 

Dan Sullivan and Colin Sullivan, who bought the company from their parents in 2013, have worked in the business most of their lives.

Adcraft products can be seen at www.adcraftusa.com and www.adcraftwebstores.com.

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