Burlington, Kansas-based supplier Resellers Edge (PPAI 526953) has acquired Excelsior Springs, Missouri-based supplier Mega Fast (PPAI 229284).

The deal, which has been in the works for about six weeks, adds a large and established collection of drinkware to Resellers Edge’s line of beverage insulators.

Mike Baumann, president of Resellers Edge, says he believes that, in addition to the complementary product lines, the companies are a good match because both have a customer-first attitude.

Louis Massaro, vice president of Resellers Edge who will lead the sales and marketing teams for both brands, says the company will be adding new products and keeping what Mega Fast is known for: its free, three-day rush service. “This will continue, and we will be expanding the product line to be a full-service drinkware supplier.”

All Mega Fast employees were offered positions to remain with the company, and the company plans to expand the production facility, as well. The lines will be exhibited together at next week’s PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.

“We see a great value in the Mega Fast line,” says Massaro. “They are best known for the fast service and, of course, [the company mascot] Mega Man.”