Dutch American Import Company Is Acquired by Wayne Carver – A Message from Dutch American’s Jake Schep

Hello friends,
With 2021 here, we have news that we are excited to share with you! Dutch American Import Company (DAI) is pleased to announce that we have entered into an agreement with Wayne Carver, a leader in the personalized gift and souvenir business in our industry.

Strategically, the acquisition of DAI by Wayne Carver makes great sense, especially since both are family-owned businesses and share many of the same philosophies around great customer service and quality products. Wayne Carver’s owner, Warren Slabaugh, operates his business with his children, wife, and long-term dedicated employees. We connected on similar values and the level of commitment and pride in the industry that are often advantages of family firms.

With over 60 years in this industry, Gerda, Marshall, and I have been honored to be involved in the business started by my parents in 1958. We consider many of our DAI customers close friends, and we’ll truly miss you, but feel confident that you’ll be well taken care of by the team at Wayne Carver.

In the coming months, you’ll be hearing either from your sales rep or a new contact to help with any questions you might have around the transition. It is our hope that you won’t even notice the merger from a service standpoint, and that in the long term, you’ll see even more value with exposure to additional products and services.

Lastly, I will still be available assisting the company with the transition. If you need my help, feel free to contact me. Thank you for the trust you have placed with DAI and our team over the years. We’d all love to continue to hear from you – you can always reach us through our personal emails. Cheers to a new and better year!
All my best,

Jake Schep

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