E. L. Hatton Sales Co. / Banner Ups, a leader in innovative sign and banner finishing products for over 30 years, has entered into a strategic partnership with Budnick Converting, Inc., one of the nation’s leading converters of adhesive tapes and flexible materials.

Banner Ups operations will move into Budnick’s new 100,000 square foot converting facility in Columbia, IL. The partnership and facility expansion opens Banner Ups customers to Budnick’s vast converting capabilities, adhesive tape offering, and expanded inventory resources.

Banner Ups business and service levels will continue as usual and the management and marketing team, including Rick Hatton and Andy Cianciola, will lead marketing efforts for the new venture. “We will be offering one-stop shopping, an expanded line, and far greater logistic resources,” says Hatton, “but Budnick’s formidable resources will allow us to spend more time working with our valued distributors and developing new products.”

The full Banner Ups team will be exhibiting in booth 125 at the Printing United Show, October 23-25 in Dallas, Texas. For more information contact Rick Hatton by email at rhatton@bannerups.com, or call 800-869-9601.