San Antonio, Texas-based distributors The Prestigious Mark (PPAI 219962) and Lone Star Special Tees have announced a merger of their business operations. The combined entity will operate under the Prestigious Mark brand. The Lone Star Special Tees decorating division, Origins Apparel Decorators, will continue to work with The Prestigious Mark as an apparel decorator.

“We are so excited to welcome the outstanding sales force from Lone Star Special Tees to our staff,” says Amy Swaney, The Prestigious Mark’s founder. “Together, we will continue to provide unparalleled customer service to our customers as we provide creative solutions that bring their brands to life.”

Brian Weiner, owner of Lone Star Special Tees, adds, “Lone Star Special Tees has operated for 25 years as a specialty marketing company in San Antonio, and we look forward to a long and positive relationship as we join forces with the folks at TPM.”

Ben Swaney, president at The Prestigious Mark, says, “We understand that our clients are looking for solutions that are unique to their brands, and often in a very short timeframe. Having a deeper bench and an even broader range of expertise will enhance our partnerships, and enable us to deliver high-quality, brand-specific solutions 100 percent of the time.”