HUB Promotional Group acquires HandStands PROMO

01/15/2019 3:43 PM | Tiffany Kanak (Administrator)

Salt Lake City, Utah, January 14, 2019 – In a deal finalized on December 21st, 2018, HandStands PROMO ( joined HUB Promotional Group ( which is now comprised of eight A+ rated Suppliers:

HUB Pen (, Beacon (, Best USA (, Cooler Graphics (, Debco (, BCG Creations (, Origaudio (, HandStands (

Established in 1983, HandStands® was one of the first companies to bring mouse pads to the marketplace. Today, HandStands® PROMO offers a wide variety of unique promotional products, from phone and tablet accessories to air fresheners, stress relief, lifestyle and automotive accessories.

With a 35-year history of market-leadership and innovation, HandStands® is known for Remarkable Products - Remarkable Service - Remarkable Experiences… HandStands’® Salt Lake City location enhances HUB’s expanding nationwide footprint. The HandStands® product lineup complements the market-leading technology and lifestyle products of the HUB Group.

Strengthening the leadership team, Chris Anderson, Chairman of HandStands, will become the Chief Operating Officer of HUB Promotional Group. “I am super excited for HandStands’ next chapter and the opportunity to play a larger role in the growth and development of HUB,” says HUB COO, Chris Anderson. “Given the rapid evolution that is occurring in the promotional products industry, we were looking for more than just growth capital. We wanted a strategic partner to help us become an industry leader on a far more rapid timeline –and our partnership with HUB provides exactly what we have been looking for.”

Rodd Steuart, HandStands CEO, who will continue to lead HandStands Promo, adds, “I am excited to leverage the reach and resources of HUB Promotional Group for the benefit of HandStands’ customers and employees. By teaming up with HUB, we are greatly enhancing the customer experience we are able to offer as a result of this combination of businesses.”

Joe Fleming, CEO of HUB Promotional Group says, “We are delighted to have HandStands join our portfolio of companies and we welcome Chris, Rodd and their entire team to HUB. The HandStands team has worked very hard to consistently deliver innovation and value to their customers and their rapid growth and exceptional reputation in the industry speaks for itself. Working together, we will share and incorporate best practices across the entire company to make HUB even better for our customers. The addition of HandStands to the HUB family of companies enables us to expand our product lineup, add a production facility and expand our distribution network to become the leading hard goods supplier in the promotional products industry.”

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