Acquires Two Firms
As first reported in a Breaking News alert on Friday, Halo/Lee Wayne (asi/356000)
has purchased the operating assets of Francis and Lusky LLC (asi/197700),
an 85-year old Nashville-based distributorship. Financial terms of the deal were
not disclosed. Francis and Lusky most recently reported its annual sales to ASI
Credit Connect as $7.8 million. The company will immediately begin selling
under the Lee Wayne brand but will retain its own ASI number, employees and management,
including former chairman of the board, Larry Lusky, and former president and
CEO, Richard Francis, though no new titles have been announced. Francis and Lusky
will move to a new location in Nashville, but the move had been planned prior
to this purchase. The only consolidation will be in the fulfillment business
and back office operations, which will both move to Halo’s Sterling, IL,
deal is part of Halo’s ongoing
acquisition strategy to partner with
successful, well-run and well-established
distributors, says Terry McGuire, vice
president of marketing and communications
for Halo/Lee Wayne. “They had
a very blue-chip client list and sold
at very solid margins,” he says, “so
there are really no reasons to change
the way they run the business.”
also announced that it has purchased
Houston-based Big Wing Promotions (asi/139848),
a company with $1.2 million in annual
sales. Big Wing’s three employees
will join the 15 employees of Stotts & Co.
Inc, which Halo acquired in May. With
$106 million in North American promotional
products sales in 2005, Halo ranks
number 11 on the Counselor Top
Owens Donates 48,000
R.S. Owens & Co Inc.
donated 48,000 trophies
to the National Association
for the Exchange of Industrial
Resources (NAEIR) last
week. Founded in 1977,
NAEIR solicits overstock
items from corporations
and allocates these resources
to association members
such as non-profits,
churches and schools.
R.S. Owens’ trophies will be distributed among NAEIR’s 5,000 participating
schools, enabling them to recognize their students for athletic and scholastic
achievement as well as club participation.
happy to be a part of NAEIR,”
Dave Kogan, R.S. Owens
marketing assistant. “It’s
wonderful to help out
schools that might not
be able to afford trophies
date, NAEIR has collected
and redistributed over
$2 billion worth of donated
supplies and equipment.
ePromos Promotional Products Inc. (asi/188515) released its Annual Top
10 Corporate Gifts for 2006. An electronic Sudoku game topped out at number one
with an executive saddlebag, espresso maker, digital photo frame and travel fitness
kit rounding out the top five.
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the next few weeks, CounselorTop 40 supplier
Bullet Line (asi/42424)
will be collecting items like
pens, stress relievers, lip
balm and hand sanitizers, among
others, to send in care packages
for the U.S. troops overseas.
Bullet Line is requesting donations
from any firm that would like
to contribute to this worthy
cause, and your company’s
name will be added to the
press release publicizing
the effort. For more information,
please contact Desiree Pankowski
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On The Move
Avaline (asi/37590) announced the appointment of Doug Czark to the position
of Chief Financial Officer.
has added Patricia
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Crystal D (asi/47759)
Kay Larsen received
the Third Quarter
2006 Supplier Appreciation
Award from eCompanyStore.
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