SMU's Cox School Of Business Honors Dallas Ladies' Apparel Manufacturer

Dallas-based Sharon Young, Inc. was recently named as a winner of the prestigious Dallas 100 Awards, a top honor presented to the fastest growing, privately-held companies in the Dallas area. Sharon Young, Inc. was the only apparel company that received recognition.

Online PR News – 10-November-2009 – – SMU’ S COX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

DALLAS (Nov. 10, 2009) -- Sharon Young, Inc., a Dallas-based ladies’ apparel manufacturing company, was named as a winner of the prestigious Dallas 100™ Awards, a top honor presented to the fastest growing, privately-held companies in the Dallas area. The recognition is presented annually by Southern Methodist University’s Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship of the Cox School of Business.

“We are pleased and honored to be included among so many prestigious and profitable entrepreneurial businesses as the Dallas 100™,” said Sam Klapholz, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing of Sharon Young, Inc. “This could not have been possible without the hard work of the dedicated associates we have in our company, as well as the loyal customers we service across the country.” The company ranked 69th on the list, “An achievement,” Klapholz proudly said, “is commendable for our first time being selected and for being the exclusive apparel company recognized.”

In addition to the local recognition, Sharon Young, Inc. recently appeared on the national 2009 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. Receiving the recognition for the second consecutive year, Sharon Young, Inc. joins the rarified company of enterprises that have appeared on the list multiple times, many of which have grown to become national icons.

The Dallas 100™ Awards was founded in 1990 to celebrate the ideas, determination and persistence of area entrepreneurs. To be selected, a company must be a privately held corporation, proprietorship or partnership based in the Dallas area, and must have sales of more than $500,000 but less than $75 million in fiscal year 2006. Other criteria include a character satisfactory to the awards’ committee and a three-year sales history reflecting growth.

About Sharon Young, Inc.
Sharon Young, Inc. is a leading ladies’ manufacturing company that produces garments under three sportswear divisions: Sharon Young/à la carte; City Girl and Multiples. Klapholz and Ed Vierling, CEO/Chairman, acquired an ownership partnership with Sharon Young Inc. in May 2006, and have since spearheaded growth from a struggling $7 million to $35 million in sales, and have doubled its Dallas-based operational facility to a 40,000-square foot warehouse and headquarters, with additional offices in Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong. All production is offshore, while the Dallas office ships garments from all divisions to an estimated 2,000 U.S. retail stores including Dillard’s Von Maur and Lord & Taylor. The company also has Canadian distribution agreements, and values its relationship for producing proprietary brands for Coldwater Creek and other catalog companies.

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