DriMark Plans Expansion of U.S. Manufacturing

Dec 17, 2010, 11:25 ET from DriMark Products, Inc.

PT. WASHINGTON, N.Y., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ – DriMark Products, Inc., manufacturer of  USA-made writing instruments, security marking systems and patented inks for Original Equipment Manufacturers and retail loss prevention, announced today that it has formed a distribution alliance for its custom imprinting operation in order to expand production for the OEM and retail security markets.  The company is positioning itself for growth due to increased demand in both these markets.

"In the face of increasing costs, DriMark, as a US manufacturer, can help our customers maximize cash flow and meet the demands of just-in-time inventory.  With real costs climbing in China, DriMark can be a very competitive source for our OEM customers," said Cathy Williams-Owen, DriMark's President.  

The company has signed exclusive agreements with Beacon Promotions, Inc., of New Ulm, Minnesota, and Dezine Corp. of Mississauga, Ontario, to distribute its promotional products in the U.S. and Canada, respectively.  Both partners will assume responsibility for providing complete decorating (imprinting) services, allowing DriMark to focus on manufacturing.  DriMark produces up to 2 million marker pens for the promotional products industry daily.

With a catalog of hundreds of SKUs, DriMark manufactures over 90 percent of its products at its 66,000-sq. ft. plant in Port Washington, New York.  The company supplies marker pens and patented inks to OEMs manufacturing toys, educational items, arts & crafts, cosmetics, edibles, apparel and medical devices.  Its patented inks are certified for safety by Duke University.

"We are able to deliver a quality product meeting contemporary safety standards that cannot be matched offshore.  In addition, our fully automated production system and on-site injection molding capability enable us to complete large or small runs at highly competitive prices with immediate turn-around. We can customize our runs to any customer specification, and our domestic location is very accessible to OEMs for quality checking," Williams-Owen said.  

DriMark also manufactures patented counterfeit detection products for the retail industry.  The company's dual-test Counterfeit Detector System is the industry standard for counterfeit prevention at the retail cash drawer.  The system features a pen with specially formulated ink that authenticates the paper stock of U.S. currency notes, coupled with a high-beam ultraviolet light that reveals the embedded security thread in all denominations.  The company is preparing to launch a tri-test product in 2011.

About DriMark

Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, DriMark Products, Inc. is a manufacturer and preferred source for unique security marking systems, markers, highlighters, and writing instruments. The leading supplier of highlighters and markers to the Promotional Products Industry, DriMark has the capability of producing over 2 million markers daily.  The company is also a leading supplier of markers and patented inks to original equipment manufacturers, and produces proprietary counterfeit detection systems for the retail industry. For more information, visit DriMark at www.drimark.com.

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