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Hub Pen Company Acquires Beacon Promotions
January 6, 2017 at 8:11 am

This morning, Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced that it has acquired Beacon Promotions, New Ulm, Minn. The acquisition was finalized in December. "For more than 60 years, Hub Pen has focused solely on writing instruments, and in doing so, we were able to deliver the highest quality pens at a better value than anyone…

Bag Makers Announces Passing of President Charles D. Sandford
December 5, 2016 at 9:59 am

Bag Makers, Union, Ill., announced that its president, Charles D. Sandford, passed away on Friday following a year-long battle with cancer. "I am joined by the entire Bag Makers family in grieving the loss of a great man…

Fruit of the Loom Names New CEO
December 2, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Fruit of the Loom, Bowling Green, Ky., has appointed Melissa Burgess-Taylor as the new chairman and CEO following former CEO Rick Medlin's death this week. Burgess-Taylor currently is the senior vice president of brand management and…

Fruit of the Loom CEO Dies
November 28, 2016 at 3:09 pm

Rick Medlin, CEO of Bowling Green, Kentucky-based Fruit of the Loom, passed away yesterday at the age of 68, according to ABC News. The company said in a statement that Medlin died in his home in South Carolina of natural causes. Fruit of the Loom also said it will name an interim CEO soon. We…

Gildan Activewear Acquires American Apparel Following Bankruptcy Filing
November 14, 2016 at 3:12 pm

After months of speculation and lead-up, Los Angeles-based American Apparel announced this morning that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time in 13 months. The speculation that another company may use that opportunity to purchase it has also come true—Montreal-based Gildan Activewear has purchased the intellectual property rights for American Apparel and some of…

Raining Rose Inc. Acquires Solar Advertising Inc.
November 14, 2016 at 1:34 pm

Raining Rose Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announced that it has acquired Fort Collins, Colorado-based Solar Advertising Inc. Raining Rose will incorporate Solar Advertising Inc.'s promotional lip balm products, including Natural LipFusion and Natural SugarBalm, into its existing product line. All employees also will join Raining Rose as part of the transition. "Raining Rose and Solar…

American Solutions for Business Acquires Peter Kleine Company
October 25, 2016 at 6:33 pm

American Solutions for Business (ASB), Glennwood, Minn., announced the acquisition of Peter Kleine Company, Litiz, Pa. Financial details of the acquisition were not released. The Peter Kleine Company team is made up of approximately 12 employees, and will continue to do business from its 36,000 square foot headquarters, while maintaining its identity as Peter Kleine…

HALO Branded Solutions Purchases Clean Fun Promotional Marketing
October 18, 2016 at 12:15 pm

HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., announced that it has acquired the assets of Costa Mesa, California-based Clean Fun Promotional Marketing in an auction. HALO Branded Solutions purchased the company's assets from Delivery Agent as part of the latter's restructuring. "The Clean Fun team will make an immediate and positive impact for HALO and, in return, HALO…

HDS Acquires Stuart & Associates
September 30, 2016 at 2:09 pm

Today, HDS, a Pittsburgh-based promotional merchandise and corporate apparel agency, announced that it has acquired Stuart & Associates, a Cleveland-based printing, promotional products and fulfillment services company. HDS did not release the financial terms of the deal, but the company estimates that the acquisition will drive HDS' annual sales to $32 million in annual revenue.…

PPAI Announces New Board Members
September 27, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Today, the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) announced the results of its election for the 2016 board of directors, according to…