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    Decent outerwear is my vote. It's going to get way more visibility around the community. Clear but small logo on a decent coat or jacket. Dickies, Carhart, something to that nature. Give a couple options and then order them up. Costs more than a case of coffee mugs but will have way more return in employee morale and community awareness. Most of your people wont be wondering around town with their coffee mugs. T-shirts, get some decent ones with tasteful graphic design. Cost can be pretty low if you order in bulk. Hand them out like candy especially to those interested.

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    Something like this but with G codes

    Linux Cheat Shirt | The xkcd store

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    $500k per employee....that's impressive

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    Company pays for steel toe boots safety glasses and part of uniform costs. They also give plenty of t-shirts but I have told them that maintenance will not wear any polyester mix shirts because of fire hazard when welding so they give us cotton ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tay2daizzo8 View Post
    Hey Everyone,

    Just wanted your opinion on shop "swag" ie: shirts hats jackets..that sort of thing.
    For those who have this for their employees, do you think you see any return on it? Im pretty sure it would be a rare occasion you would make a sale from someone seeing your logo out in the public, but maybe it does provide a marketing opportunity. Maybe its a team building thing?

    For those who have decided against this what was your reasoning?

    I see guys around here that we poached from a big aerospace place all wearing their logo and images...kinda want to see our logo instead.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks again
    I kind of find it interesting, no one brought up liability. In today's world if someone has a t shirt or hat etc that says anything on it, it might be offensive to someone in the company or worse to a customer. Years ago I had a employee show up with a competitors hat to our largest customer he never gave it any thought.
    Work uniforms, jackets, hats etc. Eliminate all those issues. It also Eliminates machinist with loose fitting long sleeves if all you allow them to wear is short sleeve shirts you provide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McClure Machine View Post
    I kind of find it interesting, no one brought up liability. In today's world if someone has a t shirt or hat etc that says anything on it, it might be offensive to someone in the company or worse to a customer. Years ago I had a employee show up with a competitors hat to our largest customer he never gave it any thought.
    Work uniforms, jackets, hats etc. Eliminate all those issues. It also Eliminates machinist with loose fitting long sleeves if all you allow them to wear is short sleeve shirts you provide.
    Thanks alot! Now we'll have more ambulance chasers!

    "Your honor, my client saw the defendant wearing a shirt saying Ballpark hot dogs were the best and he got distracted because my client insists Nathan's are the best hot dog and he lost his concentration and fell off his bike.."

    LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1974 View Post
    Thanks alot! Now we'll have more ambulance chasers!

    "Your honor, my client saw the defendant wearing a shirt saying Ballpark hot dogs were the best and he got distracted because my client insists Nathan's are the best hot dog and he lost his concentration and fell off his bike.."

    LMAO
    Ew, little known fact, WNY has all the good hotdogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by aj h View Post
    ew, little known fact, wny has all the good hotdogs
    wny = weeny

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    We started with custom t shirts about 20 yrs ago and it has been a success.

    Mainly we did it to get out of uniform costs for the guys but it does give customers something to smile about when we ask what size they wear. We give them out free but sparingly to good known customers.

    Had one shirt spotted at Disney World a few years ago, which is pretty good cuz we are north of bean town too.

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    Give them something they will grab in anger....with your name printed on it :
    https://www.amazon.com/squishy-stres...hy+stress+ball


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    There's as many different opinions on swag as there are people, so I'll just address the comments about uniform services. I could go either way on work clothes or my own clothes, but my wife loves not having to wash my work clothes when she does laundry so I wear the shop shirts and pants they provide me.

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    Jackets and shirts. Employees and family.
    Never underestimate the team. This will last even after the company dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ H View Post
    Ew, little known fact, WNY has all the good hotdogs
    Heathen.

    Hebrew National has the best.

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    There is a funny story about that .....a exec from Alfred Herbert Ltd noticed town market shops selling Herbert marked work issue clothing.......The Herbert management came up with the brilliant idea to change all issue work clothing to bright pink,to discourage the trade.......There followed the famous "Pink Overall Strike" at Herberts .Just another nail in the coffin.


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