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Mirkovich Associates Acquires Casper Marketing

The independent manufacturers' rep firm will go to market as Mirkovich-Casper

In a deal involving two Midwestern independent manufacturers' rep firms, Mirkovich and Associates has acquired Casper Marketing Group. The company will go to market as Mirkovich-Casper with its headquarters office in Lombard, Ill., which now includes a china showroom.

Mirkovich and Associate's Tim Scherer and Patrick Staackmann will serve as the firm's managing partners. Casper Marketing's Skip Casper will remain a principal in Mirkovich-Casper. The company now has seven outside salespeople and four inside sales people. "The entire Casper team is set to join the Mirkovich team," noted Skip Casper. "The long-standing customer relationships established by both groups will only be strengthened by the merger."

With the merger, Mirkovich-Casper now covers Illinois, Wisconsin and upper Michigan, representing the following lines: 3M Foodservice, Robot Coupe, Rubbermaid Commercial, Southbend, Alto Shaam (in Illinois only), Server Products, Leer (in Illinois only), Continental (in Wisconsin only), Tablecraft Products, Homer Laughlin China, RAK China, Hall China, Cal-Mil, Service Ideas, Snap-Drape, Gaylord, Hamilton Beach, Ritz Foodservice and Varimixer.