Janlynn Corp. Acquires Sanook Paper Company

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Janlynn Corporation (Janlynn), a leading craft manufacturer in the hobby industry for 25 years, today announced JanlynnÂ?s acquisition of the Sanook Paper Company (Sanook) of San Francisco, California.

Janlynn Corporation (Janlynn), a leading craft manufacturer in the hobby industry for 25 years, today announced Janlynn’s acquisition of the Sanook Paper Company (Sanook) of San Francisco, California. The acquisition is part of Janlynn’s current expansion strategy, and will help the company offer consumers an array of high quality hand made products for scrapbooking and paper crafting marketplace.

“By adding the Sanook Brand to the base of products already found in Janlynn’s Moments ‘n Memories collection, we can now offer the Scrapbook Industry an exciting full-line assortment.” Stated John Kozub, President/CEO of Janlynn.

Sanook Paper Company specializes in the design and importing of milled and handmade mulberry paper and paper craft accessories. Mulberry paper, also known as saa paper, is an environmentally friendly, acid free, lignin free, handmade paper produced only in remote villages of Northern Thailand.

“This partnership was formed with Janlynn to help Sanook broaden its distribution channel in North America and around the globe.” Commented Sanook’s CEO Tad Lague. “Our production operation base in Thailand will allow Janlynn greater access to the highest quality hand made paper products.”

The Sanook line of products contains 12”x 12” sheets of handmade and milled mulberry paper, paper combination packs, scrapbooking page sets, mulberry diecut shapes, and a variety of handmade mulberry paper 3-D leaves and flowers. To learn more about the product line, and the paper making process, visit the Sanook website at http://www.sanookpaper.com.

Janlynn is a family-owned business located in Chicopee, MA. Founded in 1979, the company specializes in products for the hobby, toy, craft and scrapbook market, with distribution in North America and around the world. For more information visit the Janlynn web site at http://www.janlynn.com.

Janlynn will begin shipping all Sanook products effective May 1, 2004 from Janlynn’s Chicopee, MA location. The company plans to feature an entire new line of scrap booking and paper crafting products at the 2004 ACCI trade show in July, as well as the Las Vegas Memory Trends Show in September.

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