• News Release: 7/13/2020

    NEWS RELEASE - For Immediate Release - 07.13.2020
    Media/Marketing Contact: Sharon Kessinger

    Ukrop’s Threads Appoints New President/CEO and Announces Key Promotions
    Ukrop’s Threads is pleased to announce company leadership changes in response to Bill Biedenharn’s retirement on June 30. Biedenharn will remain on the company’s Board of Directors.
    Jeff Ukrop returns to work in a family business after ten years of non-profit and consulting work. Ukrop replaces Biedenharn as President & CEO.
    “What a unique opportunity to join Ukrop’s Threads! Bill and the team have established a great foundation of quality, innovation and service in providing uniforms, apparel and promotional goods to businesses and their employees throughout the country.  I look forward to working with a talented team to build partnerships, leverage new technology and design attractive work apparel as we continue to deliver best in class customer experiences in the years to come,” said Ukrop.
    In addition, Ukrop’s Threads promoted the following team members:

    • Michelle Altic from Continuous Improvement Manager to Marketing Manager.
    • Scott Debolt from National Sales Manager to Director – Corporate Accounts.
    • Irina Howard from Director of Finance to Chief Financial Officer.
    • Jeff Pierce from Director of Information Technology to Chief Information Officer.
    • Stefanie Rogers from National Sales Manager to Vice President – Sales and Marketing.
    To inquire more about the company’s products and services, please email inquiry@ukropsthreads.com.
    About Ukrop’s Threads
    Ukrop’s Threads is a Midlothian, VA-based supplier, manufacturer, and distributor of corporate apparel and uniform programs.  They manage uniform fulfillment for over 1500 locations and 1,000,000 associates nationwide.  Customers include multiple Fortune 500 companies, national convenience store chains, theme parks, quick-serve restaurants, and regional grocery store banners. With the capabilities of an international corporation but the approach of a boutique firm, Ukrop’s Threads is committed to providing an outstanding client experience. For more information, visit www.ukropsthreads.com.


  • “Relaunch Chesterfield” Aims to Reopen Chesterfield Businesses


    Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, Chesterfield Cabinet and Chesterfield County have united to support a coordinated relaunching of the Chesterfield economy.   Relaunch focuses on issues for businesses and elected officials around the county to consider as reopening plans are made. "Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to work in conjunction with the Governors’ Covid-19 Business Task Force recommendations as they too begin the work of relaunching Virginia’s economy. 

    "Relaunch Chesterfield" will be developed in partnership with business leaders across a broad array of industry sectors and organizations around the county, including but not limited to the following sections:

    • Health and Safety First/Internal & External Customers
    • Retail
    • Restaurants
    • Hospitality
    • Arts & Entertainment
    • Healthcare Services
    • Personal Care Service Industry
    • K-12 Education & Childcare and Daycare

    "Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to serve as a start to the conversation for returning more employees and businesses to work, rather than serving as a final, prescriptive set of answers or solutions.

    We are currently seeking participants to work and lead in these individual industry workgroups.  Please submit your information to be considered for an interested industry cluster workgroup by clicking here.    

    Businesses are resilient in creating opportunities to thrive in challenging conditions.  Businesses ability to pivot their business model and allow others to learn from that change is important for the greatest number of businesses to relaunch. By joining efforts and bringing businesses and resources together we have the ability to make adjustments quickly and start commerce sooner. 

    When the Commonwealth is ready to open Virginia, Chesterfield will be ready to open.

    We are looking for 8-10 people for each industry workgroup indicated to develop a framework for success.  Models and examples are already available as a guide from across the Country.  Workgroups using best practices can have the best opportunity for a successful plan.