Gill Bebco Announces Reopen Date
Gill Studios Inc., Lenexa, Kan., has completed the Barton Nelson transaction, resulting in a relaunch next month.
Kansas City, Missouri-based Barton Nelson, now Gill Bebco LLC, will reopen Sept. 2 with adhesive notes and scratch pads becoming available on that date. Adhesive and non-adhesive cubes will follow Sept. 15, with 12-month calendar desk pads becoming available Nov. 1. For a full list of product availability dates, visit www.bebco.com.
Gill also reaffirmed its commitment to rehire Barton Nelson employees while it announced its plans to align both suppliers' manufacturing practices.
"We are also very excited to announce that Gill Line, as a USA manufacturer, has decided to build and maintain the necessary equipment here in the Bebco facility to ensure all of Bebco’s products will be Made in the USA," the company said in a press release.
Gill acquired Barton Nelson, which is located about 10 minutes from Gill, earlier this month. Barton shutdown unexpectedly in June due to financial issues.
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