Distributor TSC, Inc. (PPAI 134317, D5) in Ridgeland, Mississippi, has acquired Ice Blue Advertising (PPAI 176805, D4) in Katy, Texas.

“Being acquired by TSC, Inc. is the best path to proceed,” says a statement from Chuck and Lori Littlepage, former owners of distributor Ice Blue. “Their extensive fulfillment and warehousing capabilities, worldwide sourcing system and state of the art internal web store platforms were only a part of what brought us together. Sam and Kelly Jo Riden [CEO and president of TSC, respectively], along with an outstanding management team out of their headquarters in Ridgeland, Mississippi, will allow us to better serve our customers for decades to come.”

Ice Blue, located in a suburb of Houston, Texas, gives TSC a local office and better access to the Houston and Austin markets. It also has a successful track record of serving the multi-family housing, construction and maintenance industries. Chuck and Lori Littlepage and the Ice Blue team have all been integrated into TSC’s sales staff.

“We realized one plus one could equal three,” says Kelly Jo Riden, on what drew the companies together. "Combining forces allows us to serve our clients, the community and the world better, which is why we’re in business. The culture which Lori and Chuck have cultivated at Ice Blue fits really well into what we’ve built at TSC.”