Brooklyn Park, Minnesota-based supplier Halls & Company, manufacturer of ID Line, has acquired Atlanta-based supplier ActNow Media. 

Fred Leamer founded ActNow Media more than 19 years ago with his innovative Write ’n Roll paper mouse pad and has since expanded to include various styles of mouse pads, counter mats and wrist rests. 

“Fred has developed a stellar reputation in the industry as he’s grown his business over the years,” says Janet Adams, president of Halls & Company. “We look forward to broadening our line and providing greater opportunities for our customers.” 

Leamer adds, “After 20 great years, I’m proud to say ActNow is left in the hands of Eric Johnson, ‘The Badge Man,’ and the rest of the ID Line team. I was able to start and grow this company thanks to the support of an amazing woman, my wife, and it feels like a fitting transition to hand it off to an equally amazing woman-owned business.” 

Halls & Company was founded in 1971 in New Hope, Minnesota, by Christine Johnson. After substantial growth, it was later relocated to a larger facility in Brooklyn Park. 

“Fred’s innovative products and outstanding customers will be a great addition to Halls & Company,” says Eric Johnson, MAS, vice president of sales and development at Halls & Company. “We plan on growing and expanding his line to offer more products to the industry.”