Marken Industries Acquired by MasterCast
July 1, 2006

MasterCast, Pawtucket, R.I., has acquired the Marken Industries line from Josef Creations, Providence R.I. The Marken line of emblematic jewelry was established in 1977 and was owned by Josef Creations since the early 1980s. David Katseff, president of MasterCast, said the Marken line will be marketed as a separate division of MasterCast. “Marken is well known in the promotional products industry for its broad selection of stock and custom castings, pewter collection of specialty items and replicas, and custom collectibles,” he said. “Although we will continue to promote our strong position on American-made products, we will also make available MasterCast’s overseas sourcing resources to