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Advantus Corp. Acquires Wyla Inc.

Jacksonville, FL (September 1, 2017) – Advantus Corp., a manufacturer of consumer, commercial, and durable goods, announces it has acquired the assets of Wyla Inc., a premier supplier of high quality tulle, lace and fabrics.

“Wyla Inc. has an excellent reputation in high quality, innovative products. Their focus is centered on the customer and providing on-trend, designer craft materials. With the new acquisition of Wyla Inc., we will continue our business growth and expand our product offering for our customers,” said Kevin Carpenter, President of Advantus.

Advantus Corp.’s rich manufacturing history of leading craft and hobby brands, such as Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Sulyn and Storage Studios perfectly complements Wyla Inc. With a shared belief in always putting customers first and creating dynamic products at reasonable prices, both companies feel that this union will only serve to further strengthen their commitment to their customers.

“We couldn’t be happier with Wyla Inc. becoming a part of the Advantus family,” said Charlene Wilkins Walls, Chief Operating Officer of Wyla Inc. “We could not have found a better fit. I’m confident Advantus is the right company to best service our customers and their needs now and far into the future,” said Jody Wiener, President of Wyla Inc.

About Advantus Corp.

With product lines whose histories stretch all the way back to 1878, Advantus Corp. is a diverse consumer products company comprised of five operating divisions, each of which contain a family of related businesses and product lines. From its 600,000 square feet of owned, domestic manufacturing and warehousing capacity and with over 100 manufacturing and distribution partners around the globe, Advantus manufactures and distributes over 5,500 active products to a diverse set of customers around the world.