October 26, 2008
Leroy Butler Jr., seated above, is owner of Lee’s Uniforms and Embroidery. He and his assistant, Billie Bear, watch closely as the store’s garment printer bonds a local cabinet company’s logo to a T-shirt. Butler said the company, Timberwolf Woodworking, was responsible for installing his store’s numerous cabinets. At bottom left, Bear holds a T-shirt sporting the image of Butler’s twin nephews, Dylan and Evan Steadman. Butler said such custom T-shirts take only about five minutes each to produce. And, lower right, Lee’s Uniforms and Embroidery is capable of embroidering or printing almost any image on any part of a baseball cap. The store carries more than 100 varieties of blank caps just waiting to be customized.
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