Distributor Augusta Group (UPIC: AUGUSTA), headquartered in Houston, Texas, has merged with Kingwood, Texas-based Mauk Advertising.

"Our customers will directly benefit from this merger through extensive product and brand offerings, expanded industrial market reach, and innovative workforce and worksite incentive and recognition programs," says Chuck Porter, managing partner of The Augusta Group.

The merger grows the number of brands the combined company can offer its customers and access to new markets and expertise.

"This merger expands Mauk’s product, technology and creative solution capabilities to increase our customers' brand recognition and competitive advantage. It's a win-win merger," adds JJ Mauk, president of Mauk Advertising.