Local screen-printer, Jūpmode, acquires PBE’s PromoTreds custom sock business to expand apparel offerings in Northwest Ohio.

Toledo, Ohio – Date, 2024 – Jūpmode, a leading local screen-printing and embroidery business, is proud to announce the acquisition of PromoTreds, the custom slipper sock business founded by local manufacturer, Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. (PBE). This strategic acquisition builds on a mutual passion by both companies for building businesses in Northwest Ohio and a commitment to delivering high-quality products and exceptional customer service. 

In the 1960s, PBE introduced a foam slipper that became the first fall-prevention strategy used by hospitals. Over time, PBE expanded its product line in response to market demands, and in 2004, launched PromoTreds, custom, logo-branded socks catering to a diverse range of customers, from corporate entities to school events and fundraisers. 

As PBE refocused its efforts on its core healthcare, wound care, and incontinence products, the search began for a suitable partner to take the PromoTreds brand forward. “Finding a local partner who shares our dedication to quality and customer service was paramount,” said Andy Stocking, CEO and President of PBE. “Jūpmode is that partner, and we are confident they will elevate the PromoTreds brand with their expertise and passion.”  

Jūpmode, known for its expertise in creating custom goods through screen-printing and embroidery for local businesses, nonprofits, schools, teams, and events, sees the custom sock business as a natural extension of its current offerings. “PromoTreds was a natural fit for us,” said John Amato, owner of Jūpmode. “Incorporating these socks into our production aligns smoothly with our screen-printing expertise. We’re honored that PBE would trust us to carry on their legacy of service to their customers and we’re excited that we can keep this business in Northwest Ohio.” 

This partnership highlights the collaborative spirit between two family-owned enterprises, each with a deep-rooted commitment to Northwest Ohio. Jūpmode and PBE are united in their desire to contribute to the community’s well-being — Jūpmode by expanding its range of custom grippy socks and other personalized merchandise, and PBE by expanding its provision of Tranquility® incontinence products and Pillow Paws® safety footwear. Together, they commit to preserving the high-quality standards and culture of innovation that have characterized both companies throughout their histories. 

Visit www.jupmode.com/pages/custom-slipper-socks for fun ideas and to place your custom slipper sock order. 

About Jupmode: Jūpmode, headquartered in Downtown Toledo, is a full-service screen printing and embroidery company. Since the beginning, the company has been dedicated to creating and fostering a sense of pride in the Glass City. Beginning in 2006 with creating a Jim Tressel sweater vest t-shirt, Jūpmode quickly expanded its offerings to include a wide range of fun, high-quality Toledo-themed apparel. Recognizing the demand for custom merchandise among local businesses, the company has evolved to specialize in designing and producing personalized clothing and promotional items for a variety of businesses and organizations. Visit jupmode.com for more information.  

About Principle Business Enterprises: Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. (PBE), manufactures high-performance absorbent products and footwear safety solutions with applications in healthcare, industrial processing, and at-home use. PBE is a family-owned business with two locations in northwest Ohio. Founded in 1961, PBE has maintained a mission to be a principle-centered business that uplifts, enlightens, and enriches the lives of those it serves through developing an exceptional workplace environment for its Associates and innovating products that dramatically improve the quality of life for its customers. Visit PrincipleBusinessEnterprises.com for more information.