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Golden Star Acquires Premier Mop & Broom

Leadership working together to utilize strengths, advantages of both organizations

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Golden Star, a global manufacturer of a complete line of hard surface cleaning products based here, reports it has acquired Premier Mop & Broom, a manufacturer of cleaning products in Corona, California.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Steve Lewis and Earl Julo, co-CEOs/presidents of Golden Star, along with Tom Buckles, president and CEO of Premier Mop & Broom, will continue working together to utilize the strengths and advantages of both organizations.

“I admire Tom and the business he has built over so many years. It’s going to be exciting to be able to combine our 200 plus years of manufacturing experience with the mutual goal of providing our customers with unparalleled quality and service,” Julo says.

“Simply put, we believe both organizations have operated with the same core values, and bringing Tom on board with our company is a natural fit,” Lewis shares. “We’re going to be able to maximize the customer experience and better succeed in an ever-changing marketplace.”

“Moving forward, we plan to provide many new services and areas of expertise,” adds Buckles. “In the short term, the main concern is to continue business as usual, providing the Golden Star and Premier products and brands as we always have.”

Gary Gradinger, chairman of Golden Star, says, “We are very excited to welcome Tom Buckles to the Golden Star team. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to our organization and by also joining the Golden Star Board of Directors, I’m quite certain he’ll prove to be an invaluable and long-term asset to our company.” 

Golden Star has been in business for more than 114 years while Premier Mop & Broom has been manufacturing for more than 87 years.

Golden Star Acquires Premier Mop & Broom

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