Barton Nelson Assets Are Acquired by Gill Studios

LENEXA, KS—August 4, 2014—Gill Studios has bought the assets and the brand of the former Barton Nelson. A new company has been formed as a result. It is Gill Bebco. Operations will resume out of the current facility in Kansas City, MO just 10 miles from Gill Studios. It will be marketed as the Bebco Line. Products in the line will include sticky notes, scratch pads and related items. Mark Gilman, board chairman of Gill Studios, said, “The possibility that we might make this acquisition arose quickly and unexpectedly. We are glad we were able to respond to the opportunity in a timely manner.”

Paul Lage, CEO of Gill Studios, said, “We are pleased that we were able to acquire these assets and enter into the sticky note business. It is a natural fit with our printing and adhesive expertise. Our goal is to quickly get the new business up and running soon, and we will do it in stages to insure we are putting out the best product possible. Our first objective is to get previous associates rehired to preserve the expertise and manufacturing knowledge they possess.” In a couple weeks, Gill Bebco will be notifying existing distributors with specific timelines.

About Gill Studios
Gill Studios is a Top 40 Supplier and family owned business in the Promotional Products Industry. A leading manufacturer of decals, labels, signs, magnets, plastics, flags, bumper stickers and a variety of automotive, office and political products, Gill Studios is celebrating its 80th year in business in 2014.

Source: Gill Studios.

Related Content