Boxer’s legacy marks regional operation’s zeal
by Ken Koepper
The Kansas City company known through much of its recent history as AAA Uniform had always been a fighter. Ace Heilman and his wife Clara founded the operation in 1932 and built it during the Depression. That battle was tough enough, but Ace was a Golden Gloves boxer, too. His desire to succeed in the ring was consistent with his passion to create jobs.