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PRINTING United Alliance Cancels 2021 In-Person Expo
August 31, 2021 at 4:21 pm

PRINTING United, scheduled to take place Oct. 6-8, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., has been cancelled. The PRINTING United Alliance board of directors felt the ability to deliver a successful trade show event for all involved became significantly hampered recently with the growing uncertainty and spike in cases resulting from…

Koozie Group Acquires HotLine Products
February 23, 2021 at 3:21 pm

Koozie Group (previously BIC Graphic), Clearwater, Fla., a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has announced the completion of the acquisition of HotLine Products. HotLine Products is well-known in the promotional products industry for its wide selection of calendars, including appointment, desk, executive and commercial styles; planners and journals; and custom capabilities, as well as offerings…

BAMKO Acquires Gifts By Design
February 1, 2021 at 10:07 am

BAMKO LLC today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Gifts By Design of Seattle. The transaction closed effective as of Feb. 1, 2021. Gifts By Design will operate as the awards, recognition and incentives division of BAMKO. “The acquisition of Gifts By Design immediately positions BAMKO to become an industry leader…

Koozie Group (previously BIC Graphic) Acquires IMAGEN Brands
December 22, 2020 at 3:03 pm

Koozie Group (previously BIC Graphic North America), a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has announced the completion of the acquisition of IMAGEN Brands with the support of H.I.G. IMAGEN Brands, whose companies include Vitronic and Crown, is a Top 40 hard goods supplier, recognized as a leader in service and decoration innovation. It is also…

Gemline Announces Acquisition of RuMe Brand
December 17, 2020 at 10:53 am

Gemline, Lawrence, Mass., announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the RuMe brand and related intellectual property. RuMe, short for ReUseMe, originated in the retail marketplace, where the brand first appeared in gift shops and boutiques, and then quickly expanded into leading retailers such as The Container Store, Whole Foods and Target.…

PPAI Goes All-Virtual For 2021 Expo, Rebrands as 'Expo Direct-2-You'
September 24, 2020 at 2:54 pm

The 2021 PPAI Expo will officially be all-virtual after the organization deemed it unsafe to host an in person event of that size during the COVID-19 pandemic. This past summer, PPAI chose not to hold Expo East in Atlantic City, N.J., as the facility was being used in case the area needed more hospital beds…

AIA Corporation Appoints Nancy K. Schmidt as New CEO
May 1, 2020 at 8:54 am

AIA Corporation, Appleton, Wis., announced today that it’s board of directors has selected Nancy Schmidt as the company’s new CEO. Schmidt, a two-year veteran of AIA who most recently served as chief financial officer, is the first female CEO in AIA history...

Rainkist Umbrella Parent Company Permanently Closes
February 6, 2020 at 1:36 pm

Futai Inc., the parent company of Rainkist Umbrella, announced that it has permanently shut its doors effective Jan. 31, 2020. The full statement is as follows: To the Customers of Futai,Inc (USA), We regret to inform you that Futai,Inc. (USA) will be permanently closing its doors on January 31, 2020. If you have any questions, please…

S&S Activewear Acquires Technosport Canada
December 11, 2019 at 10:16 pm

S&S Activewear, Bolingbrook, Ill., announced that it has acquired Technosport Canada, marking its third acquisition since 2010. Over the past 10 years, S&S Activewear has grown from a single location in Bolingbrook to a nationwide operation with over 1,800 employees and...

Polyconcept Acquires ETS Express
December 11, 2019 at 8:54 am

Polyconcept, the New Kensington, Pennsylvania-based parent company of suppliers Leed's, Bullet, Journalbooks and Trimark, announced last night that it has successfully acquired ETS Express, though the acquisition was finalized on Nov. 29. The move will bolster PCNA's drinkware footprint within the promotional products industry....