Friday, May 25, 2018
Business

Plant City has new sports uniform and supply company

PLANT CITY — Chris Kent and some of his friends noticed a problem some people in the Plant City area were having.

Coaches and managers of sports teams, from amateur softball leagues to high schools, often couldn't get uniforms in time. They'd order them as soon as they had the team together and knew what they needed, but often the uniforms wouldn't be delivered until after the first game. And if the uniforms came back with problems, the coaches couldn't do anything about it at that point.

In one case, Kent said, a high school basketball team didn't see their uniforms until the day of their first game, and the uniforms had T-shirts instead of jerseys.

"And of course you can't play basketball in T-shirts," Kent said,

So in November, Kent and his friends opened Southeastern Uniforms & Team Sports at 208 S Collins St. in downtown Plant City.

As the name implies, Southeastern offers equipment for every major team sport, from bats and balls to helmets and pads. But uniforms and accessories are its specialty. Southeastern offers everything from jerseys to field bags and even six-pack coolers, and everything can be customized with team logos or any design the customer wants. (Southeastern can also help create designs for teams that don't have their own logos.)

What sets Southeastern apart, Kent said, is that it does all its screen printing and embroidery right on its premises, so all work will be completed when the customer needs it. Most sporting goods stores farm out printing and embroidery to subcontractors, Kent said. That can create delays and miscommunications.

Southeastern's staff includes several active coaches, Kent said, so they understand the problems and pressures coaches face, and they can offer expertise in all team sports.

For information, call (813) 732-5584 or visit seuniforms.com. Customers can create their own designs and order uniforms directly through the website.

Lawyer finds home for 'international law'

APOLLO BEACH — When you work in international law, you have a wide choice of cities and countries where you can live and work. Fern Kirkham chose to live in Sun City Center and work in Apollo Beach.

Last month, she opened Kirkham Law at 449 Apollo Beach Blvd.

"I like this area," she said. "And there's an international airport so I can get where I need to go easily."

The practice is new, but Kirkham is an experienced lawyer. She was born in Jamaica and was admitted to the bar in both Florida and Jamaica in 1995.

Besides individual clients, she has been retained by the governments of Jamaica and Suriname and by multinational corporations based in Italy, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

She also lectures at the university of the West Indies and at a World Trade Organization event.

Her specialty is international trade and business law, but she'll also provide services involving immigration law and real estate transactions.

Call (813) 489-8208 or go to kirkham-law.com.

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