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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.

Tekweld Assumes Control of Pioneer® Line Balloons Sales & Marketing Within Promotional Products Industry

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.

About Tekweld 

Tekweld ( 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 

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.

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