Brighton completed a platform investment in Read’s Uniforms, a distributor of uniforms to the public safety, healthcare, industrial, hospitality and education end markets. With headquarters in Asheville, NC, the Company operates 10 retail locations in small markets located throughout the Southeast. An online portal, mobile store and team of field sales reps round out the “omnichannel” distribution platform. The Read’s Uniforms acquisition was completed in September of 2020 and represents the first institutional capital in the business. The (continuing) owner/operators have an impressive track record of acquiring smaller competitors – Brighton plans to help them accelerate this growth strategy while continuing to build out the sales team and refine the Company’s e-commerce channel.