Chocolate Inn/Lanco Announces Shoreline Acquisition

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant/Lanco (PPAI 111662), headquartered in Hicksville, New York, has announced that its screen print and embroidery decorating subsidiary Screen Printers Design has combined with Shoreline Monogramming, Inc. to form SPD / Shoreline.

This is the third soft goods / apparel decorator acquisition that Chocolate Inn/Lanco has completed in the past nine months, including SPD, Stitches in View and now, Shoreline.

“We believe the decorating business is a highly fragmented market,” says Lance Stier, chairman and CEO of Chocolate Inn/Lanco. “We are excited to combine SPD and Shoreline and to leverage our experience as a top-40 supplier, servicing promotional products distributors with technology, service and quality, to build a scaled platform in the decorating business.”

Shoreline, founded in 1984 and based in Westchester County, is an embroidery and screen-printing business servicing major retailers and promotional products distributors. The company has a focus on sustainability—screen-printing inks are Phthalate-free; printing solvents and cleaning solutions are soy-based and non-toxic; embroidery backing is made from recycled fibers; and Shoreline operates in full compliance with rigorous social and safety standards.

“We are proud of what we have accomplished since Shoreline’s inception, with our stellar team and production expertise, and look forward now to expanding our production capabilities and product/technological offerings with this new venture,” says Andy Moller, CEO of Shoreline.

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