SEMINOLE, Fla., May 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superior Uniform Group, Inc., (Nasdaq:SGC), designer and manufacturer of uniforms, image apparel and accessories announced today Michael Benstock, CEO of Superior Uniform Group, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award, Florida, in the Distribution and Manufacturing category. Award recipients will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 12 at the Hilton Orlando.
"The finalists were selected from 70 nominations by a panel of independent judges," said Greg Rosica, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Florida program partner. "Collectively, these finalists grew their employment by 19 percent and their revenues by nearly 32 percent between 2011 and 2013."
Rosica added that this award program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Michael Benstock, CEO of Superior Uniform Group, said, "I am fortunate to be part of building an organization that is so highly innovative. Our Board and our Associates have an incredible amount of passion for the products and services that we provide to the marketplace as well as delivering ever- increasing long term returns to our shareholders. To have my continued passion be recognized is just further validation of the incredible support that I get from my team."
Regional award recipients go on to compete at the national level. Award recipients in several national categories, as well as the National EY Entrepreneur Of The Year overall award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on Nov. 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ & EY
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About Superior Uniform Group®
Superior Uniform Group (Nasdaq:SGC), established in 1920, is one of America's foremost providers of fine uniforms and image apparel. Headquartered in Seminole, Fla., Superior Uniform Group manages award-winning uniform apparel programs for major corporations nationwide. Leaders in innovative uniform program design, global manufacturing, and state-of-the-art distribution, Superior Uniform Group helps companies achieve a more professional appearance and better communicate their brands-particularly those in healthcare, private security, retail, hospitality, transportation and food service industries. The company's commitment to service, technology, quality and value-added benefits, as well as its financial strength and resources, support customers' diverse needs while embracing a "Customer 1st, Every Time!" philosophy and culture. Superior Uniform Group primarily sells its products through its signature brands Fashion Seal Healthcare® and HPI Direct®. Superior Uniform Group is also the parent company for The Office Gurus®, its BPO and Contact Center vertical, and power3webTM. For more information, call (800) 727-8643 or visit superioruniformgroup.com.
Janice Henry Superior Uniform Group(R) (727) 803-7118 www.SuperiorUniformGroup.com