Lion Circle Corporation Acquires SAM Line
Lion Circle Corporation, Chicago, an award-winning promotional products supplier of hand fans, paper hats and paper promotional products, has announced the purchase of Cape Girardeau, Missouri-based SAM Line, a leading manufacturer of magnets and other plastic products, from Specialty Advertising and Marketing. The SAM Line will continue to operate under its own name as a division of Lion Circle Corporation. Effective today, Specialty Advertising and Marketing Corporation is ceasing operations.
SAM Line will be relocating to Lion Circle Corporation's 100,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Chicago, which will bring together its corporate offices, production and warehouse operations in one site. In bringing the company onboard, Lion Circle Corporation will expand its current line into magnets and plastic products within the promotional products industry. Both Lion Circle Corporation and SAM Line are proud to offer products made in the United States and have the highest supplier ratings in the promotional products industry.
"We are excited to offer Lion Circle customers expanded product line through the addition of SAM Line and intend to grow both product lines in the years to come," said Rich Carollo, vice president of Lion Circle Corporation. "The SAM Line has built a reputation of high-quality magnetic products that will complement our line. Purchasing SAM Line fits within our corporate strategy of offering high-quality products, at the right price with great customer service."
SAM Line has been in business since 1986, and is an award-winning major manufacturer of magnets, paper and plastic products.
Lion Circle Corporation has been in business since 1917, and is an award-winning supplier of hand fans, paper hats, buttons, magnets and other paper promotional products. Originally incorporated as a matchbook manufacturer within the promotional products industry, Lion Circle Corporation continues to grow, diversify and evolve through product expansion and corporate acquisition. Lion Circle Corporation also purchased the HAPI Line in 2007.