As reported Monday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, Bay State Specialty (PPAI 113896) has acquired Americanna Line (PPAI 111257), an industry supplier specializing in rubber, vinyl, recycled and cork products. Americanna, based in Plymouth, Massachusetts, has been a family-owned promotional products company providing products and service for over 30 years.

The Americanna Line will continue to operate under its own name as a division of Lakeville, Massachusetts-based Bay State Specialty Company. Americanna’s corporate offices, manufacturing and shipping operations, including all employees, will eventually move to Bay State’s Lakeville facility to streamline processes, but for now, Americanna will continue to operate from its Plymouth location and distributors should see no disruption in service.

Michael Moore, president of Bay State, says, “We have been friendly competitors with Americanna for years and have always had a keen interest in the well-run company. We jumped at the opportunity when presented to us. We are excited to be able to continue the family business tradition of Americanna with this acquisition.”

He adds, “Americanna has been successful on its own for more than three decades and we don’t want to disrupt that. We are very fortunate that all current employees have been retained, and will continue to provide the quality, speed, and excellent customer service Americanna’s customers have counted on for over 30 years. As a family-run business of more than 60 years ourselves, we are thrilled that our family continues to grow.”