Immediate Release – September 2017

Illinois-based Gemini Acquires F&H Ribbon Co.

Roxana, IL (September 28, 2017) – Promotional products manufacturer Gemini Industries today announced its acquisition of F&H Ribbon Co., the leading provider of award ribbons and rosettes for the awards and recognition industry. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Founded in Dallas in 1962, F&H Ribbon designs and manufactures highly customized award ribbons, neck ribbons, rosettes, sashes, banners, celluloid buttons, certificates and folders, and also carries a full lines of medals, award pins and tiaras. Gemini’s acquisition of F&H Ribbon will expand Gemini’s product offering to the promotional products and awards and recognition industry. Gemini shares F&H’s commitment to manufacturing its product in the United States, and will continue F&H’s heritage of manufacturing high quality, customized ribbons and rosettes, along with exceptional customer service and rapid delivery.

“We are excited to add F&H Ribbon to our portfolio of industry-leading products and services,” said Gemini President Scott Schaeffer. “For more than 55 years, F&H Ribbon has been synonymous with extremely high quality customized ribbons and rosettes throughout the United States. We plan to continue investing in and building our combined company, and we are singularly focused on offering our customers, both new and old, the best products and services in the country.”

Gemini was established in St. Louis in 1954, and later the company re-located and built its current facility in Roxana, IL, to expand production and better serve its customers.

“I am very pleased to partner with Gemini,” said Rhea Ann Pope, President of F&H Ribbon Co. “I have known Gemini’s reputation for high quality, made in the USA promotional products for decades, and I could not ask for a better steward of our business. Our companies complement each other, and I’m confident that all stakeholders will benefit – customers through a stronger and broader line of products, and vendors through increased investments to expand our product lines. I
look forward to bigger and better things for F&H Ribbon’s customers as a result of this union.”


Founded in 1954, Gemini Industries ( specializes in the manufacture of a wide range of customized promotional products, including vinyl key tags, floating key tags, beverage insulators, air fresheners, magnets, yard signs and more. Whether you are looking to promote your brand, support an event, create custom wedding favors, or purchase branded products for re-sale, Gemini can meet your needs.


Founded in 1962, F&H Ribbon Co. ( specializes in the manufacture of award ribbons, rosettes, sashes, banners and celluloid buttons. We also carry full lines of medals, neck ribbons, certificates and folders, tiaras and various types of promotional products. Our ribbons and rosettes are an excellent award to honor the winners and participants in a variety of events and competitions such as horse shows, track meets, swim meets, even spelling bees and beauty contests.



Scott Schaeffer
President, Gemini Industries
(618) 251-3352

Rhea Ann Pope
President, F&H Ribbon Co., Inc.
(817) 283-5891