ASB Ranked #12 in Promotional Product Sales
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July 27, 2009
Glenwood, Minn. American Solutions for Business (ASB) was recognized for the eighth consecutive year by the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) for industry leadership in promotional products sales.
Each year, ASI recognizes the top 40 distributors in the promotional products industry based on the previous year’s gross revenue. ASB was ranked twelfth this year, with promotional products sales totaling $100.8 million - an increase of 15.1 percent from the previous year’s volume and a two-step climb from last year’s ranking of 15. American experienced a 15.1 percent growth in sales of promotional products last year which was the third highest percentage among the top 40 distributors.
Distributor and supplier rankings were announced in the 2009 State of the Industry issue of Counselor magazine. “We’re happy with our ranking this year and pleased that promotional products have been the fastest-growing sector of our business,” said Larry Zavadil, founder and CEO since 1981.
The company’s sales force consists of over 500 sales professionals throughout the United States. In addition to providing promotional products to its clients, American supplies printing, packaging, enterprise-wide document management solutions, e-commerce, office furniture and equipment and janitorial supplies to 30,000+ customers. The company is employee-owned.
Pictured above, L-R, Tim Andrews, ASI CEO; Sadie Schlief, ASB Promotional Products Director; Larry Zavadil, Founder & CEO.