QRG Acquires Kelty-Best, Inc

  • Jul 31, 2019

Minneapolis, MN (August 1, 2019) QRG proudly announces that Kelty-Best, Inc. of Madison, Wisconsin has joined the QRG family of companies. With the addition of Kelty-Best, a full-service promotional marketing company, QRG sales now exceed $50 million. Financial terms of the transaction were not released.

Dwaine Heckes, Vice President of Sales & Marketing noted, “Doug Tucker has built a successful business by focusing on creativity and innovation.  We’re excited to have Kelty-Best join the QRG brand.

Kelty-Best’s President, Doug Tucker adds, “Over the years, I’ve come to know and respect QRG. We were drawn to their integrity, focus on doing what’s right for the client, and commitment to the community. Our clients will have expanded service offerings and improved long-term support.

Kelty-Best has transferred administrative and support functions to QRG’s Madison office. Customer will be serviced by Badger Graphic Systems, A QRG Company in Sun Prairie, WI.


About QRG

QRG is a commercial printer and full-service branded merchandise agency specializing in corporate identity solutions.  We create unique printing and promotional programs that enable our clients to empower their brands and engage people. QRG was recently named the fastest-growing independent printer (PSDA) and a great company to work for (PPB). QRG is ranked among the top 1% of all promotional products distributors (PPAI) and is the 6th largest independent print company in the United States (PSDA). Headquartered in the Twin Cities, QRG serves clients nationally and internationally with offices, distribution centers, and/or manufacturing facilities in nine cities. QRG’s passion is empowering brands with trendy lifestyle merchandise, stylish logo apparel, impactful incentives, meaningful recognition, and full-service digital & offset print collateral.