Immediate Release – September 2023

Arch Promo Group, LLC acquires HOWW Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Roxana, IL (September 1, 2023) – Promotional products manufacturer Arch Promo Group, LLC today announced its acquisition of the HOWW Manufacturing Company, Inc., a leading supplier of custom printed promotional drinkware such as shot glasses, beer mugs, multi-use cups and more. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

HOWW Manufacturing was founded in 1984 and leads the American promotional products industry in unique drinkware products, excellent service and customer satisfaction, while producing their high quality products from their facility located in Lake Barrington, Illinois. HOWW Manufacturing is not your average supplier because they are a true manufacturer who designs and molds the products offered. All products are made in the USA. Whether you choose from HOWW’s variety of stock designs or would like a custom molded piece, they have the ability to deliver. Arch Promo Group’s acquisition of HOWW Manufacturing will expand Arch Promo Group’s offering to the promotional products industry. Arch Promo Group shares HOWW Manufacturing’s commitment to producing the highest quality products and will continue that tradition along with providing exceptional customer service and on-time delivery.

“We are excited to grow our portfolio of products and services with the addition of HOWW’s industry-leading drinkware,” said Arch Promo Group’s National General Manager Steve Ehlert. “For nearly 50 years, HOWW Manufacturing has been known for helping to build their customers’ brands throughout North America and beyond with innovative drinkware. We will invest in making our combined company stronger while offering a broader product line to our customers.”

“I wanted to ensure HOWW would be in good hands, and I am very glad we found Arch Promo Group,” said Mike Kalamaras, the former owner of HOWW Manufacturing. “Arch shares our commitment to delivering innovative products at a great price. Our customers will benefit from a larger partner with a wider product range, and our employees will continue to enjoy working for a growing leader in the industry. I see a bright future for HOWW Manufacturing and Arch Promo Group.” Mike Kalamaras will support a transition to the new General Manager of HOWW Manufacturing, Peter Kalamaras.


Arch Promo Group is a growing family of leading manufacturers in the promotional products industry, including the brands Gemini, TKCups-Sorg’s, ProRose, F&H Ribbon, Drum-Line, StrombergBrand Umbrellas, and now HOWW Manufacturing. Our products are produced in the U.S. and customized to our customers’ specifications to enable them to promote their brands and messages through creative product design. Arch Promo Group’s expanding line of products include key tags, air fresheners, magnets, award ribbons, cups, napkins, reusable barware, calendars, journals, umbrellas, wristbands and more. Please learn more at:,,,,,, Wristbands America and Arch Promo Group.


HOWW Manufacturing ( has been a proud supplier of promotional Drinkware since 1984. Within the Advertising Industry we are chosen among the top 25% of suppliers listed for unique products, excellent service and customer satisfaction. HOWW is not your average supplier because we are a true manufacturer who designs and molds the products you see. All products are made in the USA. Whether you choose from our variety of stock designs or would like a custom molded piece, we have the ability to deliver. Whether your order is small or a large national program we pledge only the finest service available.



Steve Ehlert
National General Manager
Arch Promo Group, LLC
(314) 887-9556

Peter Kalamaras
General Manager, HOWW Manufacturing
(847) 382-4380