Immediate Release – November 2019

Illinois-based Gemini Acquires TKCups-Sorg’s

Roxana, IL (November 1, 2019) – Promotional products manufacturer Gemini Industries today announced its acquisition of TKCups-Sorg’s, a leading supplier of custom printed napkins, cups, plates, coffee sleeves, coasters and more. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

TKCups-Sorg’s was founded in 1996, and Sorg’s has been in production for over 50 years. TKCups-Sorg’s designs and manufactures customized napkins, cups, plates, coffee sleeves, coasters, and other food service products in a wide range of colors, both paper and plastic, as well as a comprehensive environmentally friendly product line. Gemini’s acquisition of TKCups-Sorg’s will expand Gemini’s product offering to the promotional products and ad specialty industry. Gemini shares TKCups’ commitment to manufacturing its products in the United States, and will continue TKCups’ heritage of manufacturing high quality, customized napkins and cups, along with exceptional customer service and rapid delivery.

“We are excited to expand our portfolio of promotional products and services with the addition of TKCups-Sorg’s industry- leading products,” said Gemini’s General Manager Steve Ehlert. “For over 20 years, TKCups-Sorg’s has been known for producing high quality napkins and cups that have supported brand messages at special events and beyond, delivered throughout North America. TKCups will continue to manufacture their products in New England, and we will invest in making our combined company stronger through new technology and a broader product line. We are dedicated to 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 Karen Laufer, the former Owner and President of TKCups-Sorg’s. “I found that they share our commitment to delivering exceptional products to our customers, of the highest quality, on-time and at a reasonable price. I’m confident that their stewardship of TKCups-Sorg’s will allow us to continue to exceed the expectations of our customers across the United States and internationally. Our customers will benefit from a larger partner with a wider array of products, and our employees will continue to enjoy working for a growing leader in the promotional products industry. I see a bright future for TK-Cups-Sorg’s and Gemini.” Ms. Laufer will retire from TKCups-Sorg’s to pursue other interests after assisting with the ownership transition.


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 1996, TKCups-Sorg’s ( specializes in the manufacture of customized napkins, cups, plates, coffee sleeves, coasters, and additional foodservice products in a wide range of colors, both paper and plastic, as well as a comprehensive environmentally friendly product line. Our napkins and cups are an excellent way to build a brand or communicate an important message at special events, in corporate meetings and more.



Steve Ehlert
General Manager, Gemini Industries
(618) 251-3352

Karen Laufer
Former Owner, TKCups-Sorg’s, Inc.
(978) 422-1447