Largo, Florida-based Corvest, a top-20 promotional products supplier and parent company of Adva-Lite, Toppers and It’s All Greek To Me, has appointed Jason Miller as president. Miller brings with him more than 15 years of leadership and management experience within the promotional products industry, including seven years with BIC Graphic International.
BIC Graphic North America, Clearwater, Fla., parent company of promotional products industry subsidiary BIC Graphic USA, celebrated its company-wide commitment to sustainable development by hosting a “Green Day” event for employees.
BIC Graphic USA, based in Clearwater, Fla., today announced plans to close its facility in Atchison, Kansas, which will result in the layoff of 88 employees. The work will be consolidated into BIC Graphic USA’s operations in Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Fla.
BIC Graphic USA, Clearwater, Fla., completed its acquisition of Atchison Products, Atchison, Kan., on Aug. 31. The deal will expand BIC’s products to include totes, bags, coolers and backpacks. As previously announced on Aug. 17, BIC Graphic had signed a definitive agreement to purchase Atchison, which posted sales in 2006 of approximately $15 million. Dolly Duffy and Dan Fangman, CEO and president of Atchison Products, respectively, will remain with the 125-employee company. Atchison Products will continue to operate in Kansas, and the company will retain its original name, with the addition of a BIC tagline. For more information, call (800) 255-6023 or visit www.bicgraphic.com
Reporting a sales value in excess of $15 million, Atchison Products, Atchison, Kan., has signed a definitive agreement to be purchased by Clearwater, Florida-based BIC Graphic USA. The agreement is expected to close on Aug. 31. According to Jack Teague, president of BIC Global Graphic, a major benefit of the acquisition is getting Atchison’s products—totes, bags, coolers and backpacks—into the hands of more distributors. “We believe that the biggest sales opportunity is the fact that Atchison Products currently sells to less than 3,000 distributors within our industry,” he noted, adding that BIC’s distributor count is more than 15,000. “Our expectation is to mutually work