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Concord, Ontario, June 14, 2018 – In a deal that was finalized on June 13th, 2018, HUB Promotional Group, has added Debco Bag Distributors, Ltd. ( to its portfolio of companies. Like all other HUB Promotional Group companies, HUB Pen Company (, Beacon (, Best Promotions (, and Cooler Graphics (, Debco is an A+ rated supplier and also the winner of the Supplier of the Year award in Canada for 22 of the past 24 years.

Founded in 1983 and renowned for its best-in-class tote bags and drinkware, Debco is the leading Canadian supplier across a broad portfolio of products. Relocating to a new 250,000 square foot facility in nearby Vaughan, Ontario in the fall, Debco will add the HUB Pen line to its Canadian production facility later in 2018.

All HUB Promotional Group companies share a common foundation, anchored by best-in-class service, quick turnaround times and longstanding partnerships with their respective customer bases. Debco adds a Canadian decorating and distribution arm, a new product line in tote bags, and an expanded line of highly competitive drinkware offerings to HUB’s growing portfolio of products and services. The integration is expected to be seamless for both employees and customers of all firms, while expanding the collective capabilities of HUB Promotional Group “The Better Impressions People”.

Joe Fleming, CEO of HUB Promotional Group says, “HUB Promotional Group is extremely excited to partner with Debco Bag Distributors. The Debco team has worked very hard to consistently provide value to their customers, and their record of being voted PPPC Supplier of the Year in Canada for 22 out of 24 years is simply amazing. We are pleased and proud to now stand together with Debco and introduce their fine product line to the U.S. market. This is also a great opportunity for HUB Promotional Group to tap into their manufacturing and distribution channel in Canada for our own product offerings. Building on the foundation created by HUB Pen (Supplier Star Award) and our partnerships with Beacon, Best USA and Cooler Graphics, the addition of Debco to the HUB Promotional Group family of companies enables us to serve a much larger North American customer base with the same award winning passion for excellence in both product value and customer service.”

Debco President, Steven Gallen, sees similar value for his company in the merger. “It was very important to us that we partner with a firm that shares our values and is committed to extending and accelerating our growth in Canada and the U.S. Joining HUB Promotional Group provides us with the resources and the support to promise more and deliver more to our customers.” Gallen said. The entire Debco leadership team led by Steven, Stan and Debbi Gallen will remain in their current roles to lead Debco and support the integration into HUB Promotional Group.

About HUB Pen

HUB Pen 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

Beacon 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 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 by Gerald Tuner, Cooler Graphics specializes in neoprene-based promotional products. Known for its Slap Wrap n Go beverage insulator bracelet, Cooler Graphics also sells coolies, bottle hoodies, lunch bags, and other outdoor sportsmen products.

About Debco Bag Distributors

Debco Bag Distributors 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.