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City of West Chicago awards USAgain for Brilliance in Business

The USAgain team proudly displays their award. Pictured (left to right): Ken Belles, Mattias Wallander, Janice Bostic, Doug McCreight
The USAgain team proudly displays their award. Pictured (left to right): Ken Belles, Mattias Wallander, Janice Bostic, Doug McCreight

City of West Chicago awards USAgain for Brilliance in Business


WEST CHICAGO, IL- USAgain, the textile recycling company, is proud to announce its been awarded a Brilliance in Business award from the City of West Chicago. The award is for green initiatives, something USAgain prides itself on.

The award was given to USAgain specifically for Homecoming Goes Green, an event USAgain held on August 19, 2012. At the event, high school girls from around area were able to come and pick out a new or gently used homecoming dress. The event was a tremendous success, as nearly 100 girls from around the area were able to walk away with a free and stylish dress.

“Homecoming Goes Green was an event we’re really proud of,” said Mattias Wallander, CEO of USAgain. “We were able to do what we do best, reuse textiles, and give back to students from around the western suburbs.”

This is the fifth year West Chicago has recognized local businesses for their work. The Brilliance in Business program honors successful businesses within city limits in five chosen categories: Small Business of the Year, Green Initiatives, Community Service, Economic Development and Community Image. 

“The award for Green Initiatives to USAgain is fitting considering the level of involvement and support CEO Mattias Wallander and his team have show to the environment through the company’s mission of diverting clothing and textiles from landfills,” said Rosemary Mackey, head of marketing and communications for the City of West Chicago.

USAgain followed up Homecoming Goes Green with Prom Goes Green, another dress giveaway, at Malcom X College in Chicago. Prom Goes Green also had a great turnout and saw nearly 200 Chicago-area girls leave happily with free prom dresses. 

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About USAgain

USAgain – a leader in the textile recycling industry with corporate headquarters in West Chicago, IL. – is a for-profit company that recycles and resells reusable clothing and other textiles. Its mission is to provide consumers with a convenient and eco-friendly option to rid themselves of excess clothing, which is diverted from landfills. In 2012, USAgain was awarded an “A” rating by the Better Business Bureau. It maintains more than 10,000 collection boxes in 18 states and has nearly 200 employees. For more information, visit www.usagain.com.

 

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