December 2011

The Chest Acquires WoodCo; Darryl Haddox, CAS, Becomes National Sales Manager

As first reported in PPB Newslink on December 22, supplier The Chest, has acquired supplier WoodCo, Inc. Along with representing and selling the product line, Darryl Haddox, CAS, president of WoodCo and a 35-year veteran of the promotional products industry, … Read More »

Meet And Network With Industry Colleagues At The PPAI Expo 2012

The PPAI Expo will introduce you to the latest developments, practices and trends in the promotional products industry, and the diverse range of businesses that work within it. It’s also a great time to meet and get to know professionals … Read More »

Evolution Of PPAI’s Professional Development Program To Be Announced At The PPAI Expo 2012

PPAI is unveiling new enhancements to its Professional Development Certification Program at The PPAI Expo 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. “As companies in our industry must evolve to respond to changes to the economy, market and business conditions, so too … Read More »

Watch Live Streaming Video From The PPAI Expo 2012

Now, those unable to attend The PPAI Expo 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, have an opportunity to enjoy some of the professional development opportunities they’re missing. PPAI’s online live streaming video allows viewers to follow along with the Association’s eight … Read More »

Minnesota-Based GR Promotions Merges With The Vernon Company

The Vernon Company (UPIC: Vernon) has expanded its operations with a merger with Burnsville, Minnesota-based GR Promotions (UPIC: GRPROMO). GR Promotions has served the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area for more than 17 years. “We are thrilled to be a part … Read More »

Nevada’s Safeguard Web And Graphics And Blue Moon Advertising And Promotional Products Merge

Safeguard Web and Graphics (UPIC: SWAG04D1), headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, is merging with Reno, Nevada-based Blue Moon Advertising and Promotional Products (UPIC: BLUEP012). The distributors’ services and staffs will operate as a single entity: SWAG/Blue Moon. Management expects the combined … Read More »

R.S. Owens And Union Reach Agreement

R.S. Owens & Co., Inc. (UPIC: RSOWENS) announced that it has reached a tentative agreement for a contract with the Union representing its manufacturing employees. The agreement was ratified by union membership on December 22, 2011. In a release announcing … Read More »

CF Headwear Updates Its Brand Identity

Carson, California-based CF Headwear (UPIC: CALI9315) has undertaken a brand update and refresh for the New Year. The supplier produces hats, caps and other items for the promotional products industry. CF Headwear is seeking to update its brand and identity … Read More »

CPSC To Begin Enforcing Third-Party Testing On Lead Levels For Children’s Products

As of January 1, 2012, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will require manufacturers and importers to provide third-party testing and certification of children’s products for compliance with limits on total allowable lead content. These regulations are pursuant to Consumer … Read More »

Get Ready For 2012, Take Part In The Public Affairs Education Sessions At The PPAI Expo

2012 is going to be an important year for the promotional products industry. A number of significant government regulations and rules are expected to come into play in the New Year. Notable among them is the requirement for third-party testing … Read More »

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