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Cooler Graphics Damaged By Fire
July 31, 2017 at 11:40 am

Last night, a fire destroyed the Cooler Graphics Channelview, Texas, production facility. The company announced on its website that, while the facilities were severely damaged, the inventory is safe. The company also arranged for production to continue through sub-contracted partners while it restores operations over a period of one to two months. [caption id="attachment_102589" align="aligncenter"…

BIC Group to Sell BIC Graphic North America, Asian Sourcing Division
June 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm

BIC Graphic North America, Clearwater, Fla., announced that its parent company, BIC Group, has signed an asset and share purchase agreement to sell its North American promotional products division and Asian sourcing division (BGNA) to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.), a global U.S. private equity firm. “We are excited about partnering with H.I.G. for…

Showdown Displays Acquired as Part of Recapitalization
May 16, 2017 at 8:20 am

Showdown Displays, Brooklyn Center, Minn., announced it has been acquired by Pfingsten Partners LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm, as part of a recapitalization event. Showdown Displays goes to market through a network of more than 20,000 resellers composed of promotional products distributors, sign shops and printers. Showdown products can be found in a variety…

Justin Zavadil Named President of American Solutions for Business
April 26, 2017 at 3:36 pm

American Solutions for Business (ASB), Glenwood, Minn., has named Justin Zavadil president, effective immediately. Zavadill, the son of the company's founder and CEO, Larry Zavadil, previously served as a sales representative, director of vendor relations, vice president of sales and…

TSC Apparel Partners With Charney's Los Angeles Apparel
April 6, 2017 at 8:22 am

TSC Apparel, Cincinnati, announced that it has formed an exclusive partnership with Los Angeles Apparel, the new apparel company started by American Apparel founder and former CEO Dov Charney. "We're thrilled for the opportunity to partner with TSC," Charney said in a press release. "We will walk through walls to get the customer what they…

HALO Branded Solutions Acquires Michael C. Fina Recognition
February 8, 2017 at 8:16 am

HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., announced the acquisition of Michael C. Fina Recognition, New York City. “Michael C. Fina Recognition is one of the most reputable recognition companies globally, maintaining an experienced and success-driven management team," said Marc Simon, CEO of HALO Branded Solutions. "We plan to build the Michael C. Fina Recognition business through…

Grossman Marketing Group Acquire Premier Marketing Group
February 7, 2017 at 8:39 am

Grossman Marketing Group, Somerville, Mass., a 107-year-old, fourth-generation, print and promotional products distributor, has acquired Premier Marketing Group, Manchester, Maine, expanding its full-service marketing operations and client base. The new acquisition comes just three years after Grossman Marketing Group acquired ASAP, a Norwalk, Connecticut-based promotional products firm, and just one year after Grossman acquired Fleet Business…

HALO Branded Solutions Acquires Catalyst Marketing Inc.
February 2, 2017 at 8:37 am

HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., announced the acquisition of the business of Catalyst Marketing Inc., a Seattle-based creative merchandise agency. “HALO was able to allow us to maintain our creative capabilities and client-focused culture, while providing the resources necessary to expand our reach in the markets we serve," said Tom Havens, founder and president of…

Sweda Company LLC President, CEO Returns
January 30, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Sweda Company LLC, City of Industry, Calif., announced that former president and CEO Jim Hagan has returned to lead the company once again. “I am excited to get back to work on moving the organization to the next level of innovation, capabilities and customer experience,” Hagan said. With more than 15 years of industry experience,…

Cimpress Announces Restructure
January 26, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Cimpress, Venlo, Netherlands, announced its intention to decentralize the company's operations. According to a press release, Cimpress' central groups will only include global procurement and supplier research following the changes. "This decentralization is a natural outgrowth of our strategy and consistent with the evolution of our organization as we pursue that strategy," Robert Keane, CEO…