Ray will leverage his knowledge and relationships to assist suppliers currently in the industry who are looking to just manufacture goods or manufacturers who are looking to break into the promotional Product industry. Ray’s reach in the industry is far and wide and he would like to speak to you if you are interested in developing a Supply and Licensing agreement, Merger, or Acquisition. Contact Ray for more information.
Hauppauge, NY – Tekweld is proud to announce it will be driving the sales and marketing for Pioneer Line products within the U.S. promotional products industry. This licensing agreement also bolsters Tekweld’s product offering by adding event marketing products including promotional banners, flags, tents, table covers, pop up walls and more to its catalog. Tekweld will take control of the promotional balloon segment on October 9, 2023. Pioneer Balloon will continue to produce and print the balloons sold by Tekweld and will itself focus on manufacturing and distributing of balloons through its other sales channels.
Tekweld is a Top 40 supplier in the promotional products industry, with dominant market share in custom promotional products distributed at events and through promotions. This new role empowers Tekweld to offer a complete selection of items needed by exhibitors at events. “Tekweld is a recognized leader in customized promotional items for trade shows, including sanitizer, drinkware, bags, acrylic items and more,” said Scott Slade, CEO at Tekweld. “We can now improve the customer experience by also offering table covers, tents and other promotional products our customers need not only for indoor and outdoor events but advertising at car dealerships, festivals and more. In addition, we will further increase market share by offering custom printed AdRite and Qualatex® latex and Qualatex Microfoil balloons throughout the promotional industry.”
Dan Flynn, CEO of the Pioneer Balloon Company. stated “This alliance capitalizes on the strengths of both companies going forward.” The Pioneer Line will be available as part of the Tekweld family of products to all distributors in the promotional products industry. Pioneer Balloon Company will continue to produce and print the balloons, and Tekweld will handle all customer service, sales and marketing efforts “We are truly excited to be part of this great partnership with Pioneer Line powered by Tekweld. This team will ensure the highest quality products and service to our promotional products distributors,” says Flynn.
Ray Rodriguez, CSA brought his years of experience and relationships to bring this powerful alliance to market. Rodriguez says, “I feel like I have come full circle as Pioneer Line was one of the first lines I picked up to represent when I had my repping firm back in the 90’s. I’m truly excited about bringing these two premier lines together to form a strong sales and marketing one-two punch in the promotional industry.” Rodriguez recently launched 5P Promo, a supplier representative/consulting firm which focuses on services it can provide to suppliers in the promotional product industry. “There are always companies either wanting to focus on a core business outside the promo industry or wanting to break into the promotional industry which can be very costly. Developing a strategic supply and licensing agreement is the most cost-effective way to introduce your brand into the industry,” Rodriguez explains.
Tekweld (www.tekweld.com) is a leading supplier and manufacturer in the promotional products industry. The company manufactures a large selection of Union-Printed “Made in the USA” promotional products plus custom boxes and packaging. In addition, Tekweld is a premier importer and supplier of unique promotional items that are sold through a nationwide network of distributors. Tekweld is a proud member of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), holds FDA Certification for the manufacturing of nontoxic consumer-safe products and is compliant with California Prop 65. For more information or to connect with a Tekweld Regional Sales Manager in your area, visit www.tekweld.com.
About Pioneer Balloon Company
Since our founding in 1917, Pioneer® Balloon Company has grown into an international company with a passion for sharing the magic and wonder of balloons. With four manufacturing facilities across three countries in North America, Pioneer supplies party balloons to locations worldwide. Qualatex®, Pioneer’s flagship brand, is widely regarded as “The Very Best Balloons™” and includes an extensive selection of latex, Microfoil®, and exclusive Bubble balloons, for the decor, entertaining and retail markets.
About 5P Promo and Ray Rodriguez
Ray Rodriguez, Chief Supplier Architect (CSA), works closely with supplier ownership and management and assists the team in developing the overall sales and marketing structure, framework and strategic direction of the business. This will allow the supplier to create a blueprint or road map that outlines the key components and processes required to achieve the suppliers’ sales goals and objectives. Analyzing and understanding the organization’s current state, including its operations, systems and resources allows the team to identify areas for improvement. Next step is to develop strategies to optimize the supplier’s performance, efficiency and effectiveness which will put the supplier on an aggressive growth trajectory.