“Off The Cuff” Holiday Edition – Special Message from Dan Clark


Irvine, CA - Prudential Overall Supply, an industry leader in reusable image work apparel and related textiles, today announced the holiday edition release of its Company produced publication, Off The Cuff (OTC). OTC is a publication of Prudential Overall Supply that is dedicated to the improvement of employee morale and the broadening of customer relationships.

The following is Dan Clark’s (Prudential Overall Supply’s Chairman of the Board) holiday message to Prudential’s customers, employees and suppliers:


To Our Friends,

My dad founded POS on April 11, 1932 during the time of the great depression.  Many would say 2009 was another great depression.  I cannot personally comment on 1932 but can emphatically state 2009 was my most challenging year in business.  Very few businesses were unaffected by this economic climate.  Most businesses lost revenue or sales and few businesses made their normal profits. To cut costs, most businesses had to lay off workers, leading to an unemployment rate of approximately 10%, a historical high since the great depression.  Some very large corporations no longer exist today.  Everyone has felt this downturn.

Lessons we’ve learned:

  • Debt is a killer
  • Saving money is important
  • Live within your means
  • Never get too high or too low emotionally as there is an adjustment right around the corner
  • Sometimes a positive attitude means the difference between success or failure

As we enter 2010 there are signs that point to a recovery. The stock market has gained back much of its original loss, the housing market is improving if only slightly and retail sales seem to be gaining some momentum. This is certainly not a flat ocean, but not like the tsunami that hit us. 

And so to our customers, employees, and vendors I say, hang in there.   We will get through this together; and just maybe we will come out stronger in the end. 

At this time of year we cherish the privilege of expressing our sincere thanks to each of our customers, employees, suppliers and friends for the nice things they have done for us in 2009, and to extend our heartfelt best wishes for the year 2010.  It is my hope that we may keep the holiday spirit alive throughout the year.  This attitude of optimism, hope, faith, love and good will toward all, will help to produce positive attitudes and results in each one of us.  May God grant each of you joy, peace and happiness in this holiday season and the forthcoming year.

Merry Christmas to All!

Dan Clark

Chairman of the Board


Prudential has made this issue available online along with all fifty years of the Off the Cuff publication. Employees and customers can browse through 50 years of Prudential’s history, and see what actions have made Prudential an industry leader.

About Prudential Overall Supply

Family owned and operated since 1932, Prudential Overall Supply is dedicated to enhancing our customers’ image at the best dollar value.  By providing premium quality work wear uniforms, career apparel and casual wear, Prudential is able to outfit your entire organization.  This on-time weekly service also addresses your facility’s image and safety requirements by offering logo floor mats, wiping towels and paper products.

Release date: 12/23/2009

Contact: Jerry Martin, V.P. of Sales & Marketing (949) 250-4850 ext 275

By: Jerry Martin, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Prudential Overall Supply

About the author

Jerry Martin is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Prudential Overall Supply, a leading provider of workplace uniforms and personal protective equipment (PPE) to a wide range of industries and organizations. Currently a board member for the American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA) where he works on projects to further the benefits of reusable textiles versus disposable alternatives. Martin also contributes to the Textile Rental Service Association (TRSA) where he is a former chairman of the association's Marketing & PR committee and helped establish TRSA’s international standard for its Clean Green certification program.