Supplier Arch Promo Group, LLC, headquartered in Roxana, Illinois, has acquired Stuttgart, Arkansas, supplier Drum-Line, Inc. (PPAI 102565, S6), a producer of custom printed calendars, notebooks, journals and more. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

The Acquisition: Drum‐Line was founded in 1928 and manufactures more than 500 products in its Stuttgart facility. Arch Promo Group’s acquisition of Drum‐Line will expand its product offering in the promotional products industry, and it shares the company’s commitment to manufacturing products in the U.S.

Drum-Line owners Dennis and Nelda Hansen will retire after a successful, multi-decade career in the promo marketplace. Amberlea Barnes will continue to lead Drum‐Line as its general manager.

In Their Words: Arch Promo Group’s National General Manager Steve Ehlert says, “We are excited to expand our portfolio of promotional products and services with the addition of Drum‐Line’s industry-leading products. For over 20 years, Drum‐Line has been known for producing high quality calendars and journals that have helped to build Drum‐Line’s customers’ brands, delivered throughout North America.

“Drum‐Line will continue to manufacture its products in Arkansas, and we will invest in making our combined company stronger and offering our customers a broader product line. We are dedicated to offering our customers, both new and old, the best products and services in the industry.”

Dennis Hansen says, “I am very pleased to partner with Arch Promo Group. I found that they share our commitment to delivering exceptional products to our customers, of the highest quality, on‐time and at a reasonable price. Our customers will benefit from a larger partner with a wider range of products, and our employees will continue to enjoy working for a growing leader in the promotional products industry. I see a bright future for Drum‐Line and Arch Promo Group.”

Background: Arch Promo Group has expanded through several acquisitions of manufacturers in the promotional products industry. In recent years, Gemini Industries (PPAI 112011, S6) has been joined under the umbrella by TK Cups-Sorg’s (PPAI 114089, S6), ProRose (PPAI 114048, S5) and F&H Ribbon.