Supplier News

HPG Moves Origaudio Production to Utah and Texas as California Mandates Statewide Shutdown
March 20, 2020 at 11:14 am

California's stay at home order is in place until further notice, and includes the staff at the Origaudio Fountain Valley, Calif. production facility. In response, HPG has urgently moved a large portion of U.S. Origaudio order fulfillment and inventory to the Handstands facility in Utah, along with the BEST Promotions facility in Texas...

Orbus Diverts 87% of Its Total Waste From Landfills in 2019
March 19, 2020 at 1:17 pm

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, Woodridge, Ill., reported that it has diverted 87 percent of its total waste from landfills by recycling aluminum, plastic, fabric and cardboard, cores and paper in 2019. Orbus has two full-time team members dedicated to labor associated with the recycling efforts and several dedicated to the management of the recycling…

Salt Lake City 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Disrupts Utah Promo Businesses
March 18, 2020 at 2:15 pm

Early Wednesday, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook Salt Lake City and surrounding areas, knocking out power and forcing the city's airport to close. While there were no reports of injuries as of 12:30 p.m. eastern, the earthquake caused disruptions for promo businesses in the area...

Facebook to Offer $100M in Cash Grants for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus
March 18, 2020 at 12:13 pm

With most of the promotional products industry made up of small businesses, the uncertainty surrounding the spread and containment of COVID-19 has instituted a new, and certainly challenging, existence. Facebook is looking to offer some relief through $100 million in grants aimed at assisting small businesses in more than 30 countries...

Pro Towels Offers Exclusive CleenFreek Antimicrobial Towels
March 18, 2020 at 9:22 am

Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, has continued to monitor the quickly evolving news related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Through its exclusive partnership with CleenFreek, it now offers patented antimicrobial product protection on towels and other items to provide peace of mind from microbial contamination and odors. This antimicrobial technology is not only offered on its most popular…

5 Benefits of USA-Made Promo Products
March 16, 2020 at 12:26 pm

Promo professionals have experienced their share of obstacles lately when it comes to goods and materials produced overseas. First there was dealing with unpredictable pricing due to tariff changes, and now COVID-19 has caused disruptions to the supply chain. This uncertainty has led distributors to search for impactful and affordable promos that are made right…

Maple Ridge Farms Donates $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Wausau
March 12, 2020 at 11:32 am

On March 5, 2020, Maple Ridge Farms delivered a check for $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Wausau, Wis. The donation was the result of a “Give Back” program started in September 2019. In that program, Maple Ridge Farms offered to donate a percentage of the profits from a specially selected line of gifts...

Atlantic Coast Cotton Announces New Mobile App
March 11, 2020 at 11:25 am

Atlantic Coast Cotton, Gainesville, Va., announced a mobile app designed to make connecting with the company fast and easy. Users can check stock in real time, connect with customer service reps, place orders and more with their smart phones. The app is available for Android or iPhone systems on their online stores. With the app,…

Kathy Scanlan Joins Peerless Umbrella from Rainkist
March 10, 2020 at 11:49 am

Peerless Umbrella, Newark, N.J., announced the addition Kathy Scanlan, former customer service manager for the recently closed Rainkist Umbrella. "We are all friends and family in this industry, so it's always sad to see any business, even one we consider a competitor, have to…