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Hodges Badge Company Announces Acquisition of Garden Spot Ribbon and Awards

For Immediate Release

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (December 29, 2014) - Rick Hodges, President of Hodges Badge Company, announced today that the company has completed its acquisition of Garden Spot Ribbon and Awards of Ephrata, PA. Jennifer Hodges, Director of Customer Service, indicated that Garden Spot’s customer information is already being incorporated into Hodges’ systems and that all their customers can expect a seamless transition to Hodges Badge Company, Inc. The acquisition of Garden Spot is very synergistic for Hodges as both companies place a similar emphasis on horse shows.

Mr. Hodges stated that this is the company’s second acquisition this year. Already the nation’s largest award ribbon manufacturer, Hodges Badge Company is expanding its manufacturing facilities to handle this additional growth. Construction of enlarged manufacturing facilities in Washington, MO is well under way, and completion of the 80,000 square foot manufacturing building is expected in July of 2015.

About Hodges Badge Company, Inc.
Hodges Badge Company, Inc. is the country’s leading custom manufacturer of quality made ribbons, rosettes, medals, sashes and buttons. The company employs 100 people in Portsmouth and 60 people in Washington, Mo. Founded in 1920 by William F. Hodges. Hodges Badge Company, Inc. is headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, with manufacturing facilities in Rhode Island and Missouri. The company sells its products via catalogs and the Internet. Primary markets include equestrian events, dog shows, fairs/4-H, swimming, gymnastics, and schools.

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Contact:
Gary Smith
Hodges Badge Company
401-682-2000
gsmith@hodgesbadge.com
www.hodgesbadge.com

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