For more than 100 years, United Parcel Service's recognizable brown trucks have been showing up on doorsteps in a timely fashion. Founded in 1907 as a messenger company, UPS has grown into a multibillion-dollar corporation by enabling commerce to travel the globe. Now the world's largest package-delivery company and a recognized name in specialized transportation and logistics services, UPS's legions manage the flow of goods, funds, and grandmas' cookies in more than 200 countries.
The UPS Store's obliging staff and reputation for reliable package conveyance attracts all types of packers, shippers, and printers. Packers regularly stop in for masking-tape rolls and other do-it-yourself supplies. Alternatively, senders can enlist the skillful packing of the store's staffers, who will deftly seal boxes and cushion contents with bubble wrap or styrofoam peanut-butter sandwiches. In addition to packaging services and supplies, UPS Stores proffer printing services for large-quantity flyer makers and mailbox rentals for lazy messenger pigeons. Each independently owned location abides by the company's rigorous cargo standards and solemn Pack & Ship Promise.
Speedy Dry Cleaners’ seasoned staffers eschew harsh products in favor of eco-conscious cleansers and techniques, aiming to simultaneously spruce up the environment and garments of all materials and fabrics. At six locations, their nimble fingers perform a comprehensive roster of services, including laundry, alterations, and repairs for shoes and handbags. The staff meticulously inspects, washes, and hand-finishes wedding gowns, and can even tackle blemishes on leather items, sealing each article in a breathable bag for protection from drifting herds of mannequins.
Eco Educational Toys ignites imaginations and fosters environmental awareness with their 6-In-1 Solar Educational Toy kit. With the help of detailed instructions, fledgling engineers can cobble together six different gadgets sans glue from the kit’s 37 pieces. Construction sessions kick off with the assembly of a central solar motor that powers the toy without the hassles of replacing batteries or the danger of chopping logs for tiny wood-burning engines. Teach a newly minted robotic dog old tricks, or whip up one of two airplanes to keep their paper-made cousins from invading personal airspace. Other possible iterations of the toy include a graceful windmill, a water-loving powerboat, and a moon car well equipped to handle lunar roundabouts. Once builders have become adept at erecting one model, they can raze their creation and bring a new one to life.