Consumers Interstate Corporation Acquires New London Tape

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Two companies become one family.

Adding their expertise in packaging tapes, to our cost reduction solution, dramatically benefits our combined customer base.

Consumers Interstate Corporation (CIC) is excited to announce the acquisition of the New London Tape Distribution Company, a distributor of Industrial tape and janitorial supplies, based out of Niantic, CT.

Both companies are second-generation companies. New London Tape was founded in 1957 by Samuel Elkin, and currently operated by his two sons Jeffrey and Ronald Elkin. Consumers Interstate Corporation was founded in 1947 by Jack Fischburg and has been run by his son Kenn since 1974 after Jack’s death. Kenn’s daughter Jessica joined the company in 2008 as their third generation.

Kenn Fischburg is “thrilled with the joining of two family-owned businesses” and is looking forward to working with the Elkin family during this transition. “My father Jack and their dad Sam were very good friends as are Ron, Jeff and myself. It’s a great opportunity for all of us,” stated Kenn. Likewise, “This feels very natural for us - our two families have known each other for years and have always been friends,” says Ron Elkin.

New London Tape has a superior reputation in southern New England based on their expertise in the fields of tapes, janitorial and paper supplies. CIC is well known nationally for their innovations in the field of internet procurement, and their trademarked solution called Lean Procurement™ which helps customers manage their business supplies and reduce what they spend.

“Adding their expertise in packaging tapes, janitorial and paper supplies, to our comprehensive cost reduction solution, dramatically benefits our combined customer base,” says John Twomey, President of CIC.

For more information contact Nancy Smullen 800-223-7475 x239 or nancy(at)cicgo(dot)com.

About Consumers Interstate Corporation
Consumers Interstate Corporation (CIC), headquartered in Norwich, CT, is an advanced industrial and business supplies distributor established in 1947. Privately owned and operated, CIC is nationally known for its product expertise, long term stability, and innovative online procurement solution CIC distributes over 300,000 products including Office, Janitorial, Safety, Packaging, MRO and Foodservice items to hundreds of manufacturing and healthcare facilities across the United States and Mexico. Its trademarked strategy Lean Procurement™ helps customers streamline their procurement process. Other trademarks such as the OfficeProductsSolution™, a solution to reduce costs for office supplies, and the Smart Group™, an online display of similar products that helps customers make an educated choice, show proof of CIC's innovative leadership in the field of internet procurement. In January 2013, CIC launched a multi-million dollar upgrade to, its award winning online ordering portal. For more information visit

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