Supplier News

PRINTING United Expo 2022: a Can't-Miss Event for Promo Suppliers and Distributors
June 8, 2022 at 12:27 pm

PRINTING United Expo is happening Oct. 19-21 in sunny Las Vegas. And while the show will be loaded with equipment and education for commercial printers, apparel decorators, wide-format printers, industrial, packaging and more, there are also big things in store for promo suppliers and distributors...

Safety Made Acquired by Consumer Products Company Acme United Corporation
June 7, 2022 at 9:07 am

Safety Made, Keene, New Hampshire, a supplier of first aid kits to the advertising specialty industry, recently announced that its assets have been acquired by consumer products company Acme United Corporation, also known as First Aid Only. The two companies will work to support each other's businesses in various ways in their respective sales channels...

S&S Activewear Expanding Midwest Distribution in Ohio
June 2, 2022 at 9:00 am

S&S Activewear announced that it is expanding its Midwest operations with a new distribution center in West Chester Township, Ohio. The location just outside of Cincinnati will expand the distribution network and improve service levels while reducing pressure on other locations within the network to better serve the growing customer base in the region...

Cap America Adds National Sales Manager
May 27, 2022 at 9:27 am

Cap America Inc. announced that it has added Joel Krane to its sales team as national sales manager. Krane will work alongside current national sales manager Lauren Allen to help establish, maintain and grow sales within the company’s promotional division. He has 30 years of experience in the promo industry, on both the distributor and supplier side...

Tekweld Expands, Acquires New Facility
May 26, 2022 at 10:44 am

Tekweld, the supplier based in Hauppauge, New York, has expanded with a new facility. The company leased a 104,000-square-foot industrial building on 6.1 acres at 85 Nicon Court. The expansion is being assisted with economic incentives from the Town of Islip Industrial Development Agency...

Arch Promo Group Acquires Drum-Line
May 25, 2022 at 4:21 pm

Arch Promo Group, Roxana, Illinois, yesterday announced that it has acquired Drum-Line LLC, the supplier of calendars, journals, notebooks and more based in Stuttgart, Arkansas. Drum-Line joins Gemini, TKCups-Sorg's, ProRose and F&H Ribbon as part of Arch Promo Group. Terms of the sale were not disclosed...

SAAGNY Hosts Annual Summer Showcase
May 25, 2022 at 10:00 am

Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) hosted its eighth annual Summer Showcase for promotional products distributors and their clients on Tuesday, May 17. Traffic on the show floor was brisk from the time the show opened at 10:30 a.m. until it closed at 3:00 p.m. with over 400 attendees in total at the show...

Moderne Glass Company Recalls Promo Coffee Mugs for Burn Hazard
May 23, 2022 at 11:43 am

Moderne Glass Company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a recall for ceramic coffee mugs due to a potential burn hazard. The 15 oz. C-handle mugs can crack or break when hot liquid is added. Moderne Glass received six reports of mugs cracking, though no injuries have been reported...

H.I.G. Capital Completes Acquisition of Pixelle Specialty Solutions
May 23, 2022 at 11:09 am

H.I.G. Capital, a private equity firm that owns promo supplier Koozie Group, has announced that one of its affiliates has completed the acquisition of Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC. Pixelle is a producer of specialty substrates for label products, commercial and digital printing, and more...

How One Distributor Overcame Inventory Challenges to Deliver Promo Kits for a Client
May 20, 2022 at 10:05 am

It can be hard to tell clients that product they had their hearts set on is out of stock, but things happen—especially right now when inventory and lead times can be real bears. That doesn’t mean the order is beyond repair. There are so many options to choose from as long as you have the know-how and initiative to call upon other suppliers...