NC Custom Acquires ACE USA
An affiliate of NC Custom (PPAI 111662, S7) has acquired the continental U.S. business of ACE USA. ACE USA was established in Alaska in 1955 as a wholesale supplier of custom-designed apparel and hard goods for the gift and tourist industry. It joins promotional products brands Chocolate Inn, Taylor & Grant, Lanco and SPD Shoreline under the umbrella of Hicksville, New York-based NC Custom.
With in‐house design, screen-printing, embroidery and pad-printing capabilities, ACE USA delivers customized and coordinating product collections. It will be combining its production operations with NC Custom’s state-of-the-art 200,000 square feet of customization manufacturing. The product line will also give back a portion of the proceeds to the National Park Foundation.
“The acquisition of ACE USA continues our vision of building out a leadership platform in the souvenir and resort business with top-notch product, design and development,” says Lance Stier, CEO of NC Custom. “We are honored to build upon the tremendous legacy of the ACE USA business and are excited to work closely with many of ACE USA’s team members to continue to build this great business.”
Becky Ourso, president of Arctic Circle Enterprises (ACE USA), says, “NC Custom is a great fit for our treasured customers. I am thrilled they will be able to continue to offer top‐notch designs on a curated product line developed specifically for the gift and souvenir industry.”
The acquisition was completed December 15.