Supplier Gemini Industries (PPAI 112011, S6), based in Roxana, Illinois, has acquired TKCups-Sorg’s (PPAI 114089, S6), a Fitchburg, Massachusetts, supplier of custom-printed napkins, cups, plates, coffee sleeves, coasters and more. The news was first reported Thursday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

TKCups-Sorg’s was founded in 1996 and Sorg’s has been in production for more than 50 years. TKCups-Sorg’s designs and manufactures a range of customized paper and plastic foodservice products, as well as a comprehensive environmentally-friendly product line. Gemini shares TKCups-Sorg’s commitment to manufacturing its products in the U.S. and its acquisition will expand Gemini’s product offering deeper into the promotional products industry.

“We are excited to expand our portfolio of promotional products and services with the addition of TKCups-Sorg’s industry-leading products,” says Gemini General Manager Steve Ehlert. “For over 20 years, TKCups-Sorg’s has been known for producing high-quality napkins and cups that have supported brand messages at special events and beyond, delivered throughout North America. TKCups will continue to manufacture their products in New England, and we will invest in making our combined company stronger through new technology and a broader product line. We are dedicated to offering
our customers, both new and old, the best products and services in the country.”

Gemini was established in St. Louis in 1954, and later the company relocated and built its current facility in Roxana to expand production and better serve its customers.

“I am very pleased to partner with Gemini,” says Karen Laufer, the former owner and president of TKCups-Sorg’s. “I found that they share our commitment to delivering exceptional products to our customers, of the highest quality, on time and at a reasonable price. I’m confident that their stewardship of TKCups-Sorg’s will allow us to continue to exceed the expectations of our customers across the United States and internationally. Our customers will benefit from a larger partner with a wider array of products, and our employees will continue to enjoy working for a growing leader in the promotional products industry. I see a bright future for TK-Cups-Sorg’s and Gemini.”

With the acquisition, Laufer will retire from TKCups-Sorg’s to pursue other interests after assisting with the ownership transition.