HUB Promotional Group acquires HandStands PROMO marking 7th acquisition in two years

2019-01-23T17:01:17+00:00By |Industry News|

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Salt Lake City, Utah, January 14, 2019 – In a deal finalized on December 21st, 2018, HandStands PROMO (www.handstandspromo.com) joined HUB Promotional Group (www.hubpromotionalgroup.com) which is now comprised of eight A+ rated Suppliers:

Established in 1983, HandStands® was one of the first companies to bring mouse pads to the marketplace. Today, HandStands® PROMO offers a wide variety of unique promotional products, from phone and tablet accessories to air fresheners, stress relief, lifestyle and automotive accessories.

With a 35-year history of market-leadership and innovation, HandStands® is known for Remarkable Products – Remarkable Service – Remarkable Experiences… HandStands’® Salt Lake City location enhances HUB’s expanding nationwide footprint. The HandStands® product lineup complements the market-leading technology and lifestyle products of the HUB Group.

Strengthening the leadership team, Chris Anderson, Chairman of HandStands, will become the Chief Operating Officer of HUB Promotional Group. “I am super excited for HandStands’ next chapter and the opportunity to play a larger role in the growth and development of HUB,” says HUB COO, Chris Anderson. “Given the rapid evolution that is occurring in the promotional products industry, we were looking for more than just growth capital. We wanted a strategic partner to help us become an industry leader on a far more rapid timeline –and our partnership with HUB provides exactly what we have been looking for.”

Rodd Steuart, HandStands CEO, who will continue to lead HandStands Promo, adds, “I am excited to leverage the reach and resources of HUB Promotional Group for the benefit of HandStands’ customers and employees. By teaming up with HUB, we are greatly enhancing the customer experience we are able to offer as a result of this combination of businesses.”

Joe Fleming, CEO of HUB Promotional Group says, “We are delighted to have HandStands join our portfolio of companies and we welcome Chris, Rodd and their entire team to HUB. The HandStands team has worked very hard to consistently deliver innovation and value to their customers and their rapid growth and exceptional reputation in the industry speaks for itself. Working together, we will share and incorporate best practices across the entire company to make HUB even better for our customers. The addition of HandStands to the HUB family of companies enables us to expand our product lineup, add a production facility and expand our distribution network to become the leading hard goods supplier in the promotional products industry.”

About HUB Pen

HUB Pen is a second generation, family-owned business headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts. 300+ employees service over 12,000 promotional distributors and the company decorates more than 215 million pens a year – making it the second largest designer and supplier of promotional writing instruments in the United States.

About Beacon

Beacon is an award-winning promotional products supplier with a great reputation for service and customer satisfaction. With a wide selection of products, such as: calendars, table covers, housewares, tools, automotive accessories, 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 USA

Best 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, Cooler Graphics specializes in neoprene-based promotional products. Known for its Slap Wrap-n- Go beverage insulator bracelet, as well as coolies, bottle hoodies, lunch bags, and other outdoor sportsmen products.

About Debco

Debco is the winner of the Supplier of the Year award in Canada for 22 of the past 24 years. Founded in 1983 and based in Concord, Ontario, Debco serves its distributor customers with a broad portfolio of promotional products, led by its industry leading lines of tote bags and drinkware. With nearly 300 employees, Debco serves its customers throughout Canada and the U.S. by delivering exceptional value and award winning service.

About BCG Creations

Founded in 1981 by Bill Miller, BCG Creations is a leader in metal casted and wood promotional products. BCG is an A+ rated supplier known by its clients for excellent quality, competitive pricing and delivery times faster than any competitor. BCG works with clients from start to finish, ensuring their custom lapel pins, keychains, medals, dog tags, belt buckles, lanyards, and ornaments are done to perfection and delivered on time.

About Origaudio

Origaudio is an industry leader in innovative design for its line of awesome lifestyle products. Founded in 2009 and based in Fountain Valley and Pleasanton, California, Origaudio serves its client base with a fresh and cutting edge approach to product that focuses on functionality and creativity for end users. With each of its more than 50 employees committed to providing exceptional service, Origaudio delivers a true “white glove” customer experience to complement a product line that builds lasting impressions for its customers.

About HandStands PROMO

Established in 1983, HandStands® was one of the first companies to bring mouse pads to the marketplace. HandStands® PROMO offers a wide variety of unique promotional products, from phone and tablet accessories to air fresheners, stress relief, lifestyle and automotive accessories. With over 30 U.S. patents issued and 30 more patents pending, HandStands® believes in designing, developing, and manufacturing truly innovative promotional products and creative packaging presentations to promote the world’s top corporate brands in the very best way.

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