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.

Today, the Heilman family has more than 75 years in the laundry business under their belts, and what’s now known as Ace ImageWear is a regional operation, having leaped to Texas in 1980. Read More