Gill Studios Completes Purchase of Barton Nelson, Enabling Bebco Promotional Products Line

LENEXA, KS—August 21, 2014—Gill Studios has announced that the Barton Nelson transaction is complete. The new company will be known as Bebco (Gill Bebco) and will reopen on Sept. 2, 2014. Barton Nelson’s 53 years of quality and service has earned it many loyal and established customers. The combined knowledge of both companies in adhesives and printing, will allow Gill Bebco to better serve the printing industry.

Gill is in the process of rehiring employees, and it will continue to operate out of the facility in Kansas City, MO, just 10 miles from Gill Studios. The company has also announced that Gill-line, as a U.S. manufacturer, has decided to build and maintain the necessary equipment in the Gill Bebco facility to ensure all of Gill Bebco’s products will be made in the United States.

In an effort to share its progress and keep distributors up to date on when products will be available to them, Gill Bebco will be launching products in stages, including adhesive notes and scratch pads as early as Sept. 2; adhesive and non-adhesive cubes on Sept. 15; and 12-month calendar desk pads on Nov. 1. For a detailed list of available products, visit For Gill Bebco customer service, customers can contact: (800) 821-6697 and/or e-mail:,,

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.