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TradeNet Publishing (PPAI 113162, Gold) was founded at the Iowa kitchen table of its president and CEO, Tom Mertz, in 1986. In the decades that followed, Mertz relocated TradeNet to Gardner, Kansas, and grew the company into a major national supplier of promotional products, including erasable boards, refrigerator magnets, calendars, bookmarks, door hangers, notepads and other items.

Today, the company employs about 60 team members who play a critical role in TradeNet’s ongoing success.

PPAI 100 Percentile By Category

2023 Revenue: $15.4 million (estimate)
Three-Year Trend: +11%
2023 PPAI 100 Ranking: Not Ranked
High Marks: Industry Faith


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