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DAVACO Participates in 2018 FGI of Dallas Scholarship Program

Retail Services Company Funds Fashion Scholarships and Serves on Judges' Panel for Merchandising Competitions

Dallas, TX (April  6, 2018) — DAVACO, Inc. (, the North American leader of high-volume programs for global brands, is pleased to announce the company is once again sponsoring Fashion Group International of Dallas with the organization's 2018 Scholarship Competition. The event, which will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Dallas Market Center’s Trade Mart Grand Pavilion, will include a fashion show and recognition ceremony in which more than $60,000 in college scholarships will be awarded.

"We are long-time supporters of FGI and their scholarship competition, and we're thrilled to help bring this extraordinary opportunity to support scholarships for these future retail leaders," said Rick Davis, Founder, DAVACO, Inc. "We applaud the efforts of these skilled and dedicated students as they strive to gain hands-on career experience and become tomorrow's leaders in the fashion industry."

The competition challenges students and faculty to compete in a variety of categories, including the design of bridal/evening gown; women's sportswear; little black dress; menswear; and accessories, as well as merchandising and business planning competitions. DAVACO is sponsoring and serving on the judges' panel for the merchandising scholarships, which include the "Digital Store Planning and Design" and "Digital Fashion Merchandising" competitions.

All entries are due by March 30, 2018. The grand prizes include: The Fashion Excellence Award ($10,000 scholarship); The PAA Couture Award (tuition, accommodations, airfare and spending allowance for a summer semester at Paris America Academy in France); and the Nha Khanh Apprenticeship which provides the opportunity to work on fashion designer Nha Khanhs' Spring 2019 collection.

For more information about FGI of Dallas and the scholarship competition, visit the website at

DAVACO is the leading total solutions provider of high-volume remodel, reset and rollout programs for retail, restaurant and hospitality brands throughout North America, including: ▪ Program and project management ▪ Fixture, equipment and graphic installations ▪ Digital signage and technology upgrades ▪ Hard and soft-line merchandising ▪ Site, marketing and pre-construction surveys ▪ Logistics and consolidation ▪ Design coordination ▪ Facilities maintenance programs ▪ ADA, safety and quality audits & remediation ▪ Sustainability ▪ Fixture and graphic manufacturing partnerships ▪ Special initiatives. Founded in 1990, DAVACO is based in Dallas, Texas and operates offices in Toronto, Ontario. In 2017, DAVACO merged with Crane Worldwide Logistics, a premier global provider of customized logistics solutions with an established worldwide footprint of over 100 offices in 25 countries. This unique and strategic partnership provides a more complete and global solution, including inventory management and 'just in time' delivery of FF&E to support any brand initiative. DAVACO employs over 1,300 W-2 and T-4 employees across North America.

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