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New York, NY, November 30th, 2017 – The U.S.’ second largest designer and supplier of promotional writing instruments, Hub Pen Company (www.hubpen.com), has made significant additions to its product portfolio with the acquisition of Balch Springs, Texas’s Best Promotions USA (www.bestpromotionsusa.com) and Channelview, Texas’s Cooler Graphics (www.coolergraphics.com) in deals that were finalized on November 15th, 2017.
The companies share a common foundation, rooted in best-in-class service, quick turnaround times and forging long-lasting partnerships with their respective customer bases. As a combined business, this commitment to satisfying customers will continue to be the company’s top priority. Best Promotions and Cooler Graphics add distinctly different product lines and separate production facilities to Hub’s current offerings, so the integration is expected to be seamless for employees and customers of all firms, while expanding offerings for customers.
“For more than 60 years, Hub Pen has focused solely on writing instruments and in doing so we have been able to deliver the highest quality pens at a better value than anyone in the market,” said Joe Fleming, President of Hub Pen. “Building on the 2016 addition of Beacon Promotions and its broad portfolio of quality products, joining forces with Best Promotions USA and Cooler Graphics enables us to apply that same passion for excellence to the drinkware category.”
Best Promotions USA president, Mike Hicks, sees similar value for his company in the wake of the merger. “We started by bringing things together with Cooler Graphics. We jumped at the opportunity to add the world famous Slap, Wrap and Go beverage holder, along with a full line of neoprene-based promotional products to the Best portfolio. And then, to have an opportunity to partner with an industry leader like Hub and gain access to the great product lines they have, that was a complete win-win for us,” Hicks said. Adding, “We are really looking forward to adding all of these new drinkware offerings to the Hub/Beacon portfolio of promotional products.”
Both Fleming and Hicks will remain in leadership roles for the combined team going forward. Cooler Graphics will roll up into a brand within Best Promotions, with Jeromy Turner remaining in the general manager role at Cooler Graphics’ Channelview, TX facility. Hub Pen and Best Promotions USA will continue to attend industry events; appearing for the first time with a shared strategy for the ASI and PPAI Expos in January 2018.
About Hub Pen Company
Hub Pen Company is a second generation, family-owned business headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts. Its 300+ employees service more than 12,000 promotional products distributors and the company decorates more than 215 million pens each year – making it the second largest designer and supplier of promotional writing instruments in the United States.
About Beacon Promotions
Beacon Promotions is an award-winning promotional products supplier with a great reputation for service and customer satisfaction. Beacon offers a wide selection of products, such as: calendars, table covers, housewares, tools, technology solutions, automotive accessories, highlighters and name badges. Beacon also provides premium leather products in its Canyon Outback Leather line and countless name brand products for executive gifts and incentives.
About Best Promotions USA
Best Promotions USA is a leading provider of imprinted drinkware promotional products headquartered in Balch Springs, Texas. Founded in 2007, the company is comprised of 90 employees committed to answering the phone and saying yes to all of its customers. Best is especially well-known for the millions of coolies produced on state-of-the-art equipment enabling industry leading delivery times.
About Cooler Graphics
Cooler Graphics is a second generation, family-owned business headquartered in Channelview, Texas. Founded in 2001 by Gerald Tuner, Cooler Graphics specializes in neoprene-based promotional products. Known for its Slap, Wrap and Go beverage insulator bracelet, Cooler Graphics also sells coolies, bottle hoodies, lunch bags, and other outdoor sportsmen products.