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Budnick Converting Expands Product Line with Banner Ups Partnership


Columbia, IL - September 23, 2019 - Budnick Converting, Inc. announced a partnership with Banner Ups®, a leader in innovative sign and banner finishing products. The partnership expands Budnick’s current product offering of adhesive tapes and foams and allows Budnick to better serve the sign and graphic industry.

Most of the Banner Ups® product line will be manufactured in Budnick’s brand new 112,000 square foot headquarters and production facility. The partnership with Banner Ups’ founder, Rick Hatton, brings 30 years of experience and added expertise to a market in which Budnick has a strong presence and commitment to developing new products to meet customer needs. “We are very pleased to welcome Rick Hatton as a full-fledged member of our Budnick Team. He is so creative and well respected in his industry,” said Budnick Converting President and Owner, Ann Wegmann.   

Hatton will continue to oversee the Banner Ups product line which includes Banner Ups tabs, SEG framing systems, and tapes. Current Banner Ups customers will have expanded online ordering and account management capabilities, access to Budnick’s full assortment of adhesive tape products, and greater logistic resources. According to Hatton,“Budnick’s formidable services and capabilities will allow us to spend more time working with our valued distributors and developing new products.”

About Budnick Converting, Inc. and Banner Ups

Budnick Converting, Inc. was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Columbia, IL, within the St. Louis metropolitan area. Budnick is an ISO 9001 certified converter and distributor of adhesive tapes and foams. The company’s primary converting services include slitting, die-cutting, printing, spooling, adhesive coating, laminating, and other precision cutting services. Budnick offers services for various industries, including Appliance, Automotive, Electronics, Building Supply, POP/Signage/Printing, Transportation, Moving and Storage, Medical, Aerospace, and Distribution. Budnick Converting, Inc. is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise and has sales, distribution or converting locations in St. Louis, Kansas City, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Atlanta and Tampa. It also has a joint venture converting company, Excel Cuts, in Monterrey, Mexico. For more information, visit

Banner Ups, currently located in Wellington, OH, is a leader in innovative finishing products within the sign and graphic industry. Banners Ups products create strong, durable banners at a fraction of the time and cost of inserting grommets and sewing banner hems. For more information, visit

Contact info:
Zach Heller
Budnick Converting, Inc.
340 Parkway Dr, Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 719-2132