Monday, September 28, 2015 12:00 AM

Quality Logo Products Joins QCA’s Distributor Advocacy Council

Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), the promotional products industry’s only independent, non-governmental accreditation organization, announces today that Quality Logo Products has joined the Distributor Advocacy Council.

QCA, founded in 2008, created the Distributor Advocacy Council (DAC) in 2012 to recognize the fact that compliance solutions are best done as a collaborative effort between suppliers and distributors. QCA, in partnership with the DAC, is raising the bar for solutions to provide supply chain transparency, and answer the increasing amount of questions from Fortune 100 companies about product safety and quality.

Members of the DAC recognize the Quality Certification Alliance as a driving force towards transparency in our industry. They strive to uphold its mission of changing the way suppliers import and/or manufacture products, to ensure consistently high levels of safety, quality and environmental conscientiousness in the merchandise they produce.

The addition of Quality Logo Products, a Top 50 distributor and recognized on Inc. 5,000 fastest growing US companies, marks another step towards the DAC’s awareness goals. According to Bret Bonnet, founder and co-owner, “Quality Logo Products is committed to providing our customers with the best items and the best experience. So joining QCA and prompting safety just seemed like a natural extension of that mission.” Bonnet continued, “It’s our goal to use our new found membership and our sizeable reach/audience to continue to promote product safety with not only our customers but also non-member industry companies. As a whole, there is still a lot of work to be done.”

Jeff Jacobs, QCA executive director, added, “The addition of Quality Logo Products brings the number of active DAC members to 14, and with their energy, collegial attitude and non-traditional approach to the industry, they further compliment the membership and mission of the DAC. They add to the new level of commitment by both suppliers and distributors to mutually raise the bar on safety in the promotional products industry.”

About Quality Logo Products

Quality Logo Products, Inc., is a promotional products distributor that provides personalized merchandise and branded items to customers around the world. Based in Aurora, Illinois, QLP (as it’s commonly known) was established in 2003 by two entrepreneurial college students, Bret Bonnet and Michael Wenger. Since then, the QLP team has grown to include over 90 employees, and the company has received numerous honors and accolades. QLP has recently been featured in Counselor Magazine’s list of Best Places to Work in the promotional product industry, in Promo Marketing Magazine’s list of the Top 50 Distributors, and in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing U.S. companies. Today, QLP looks forward to continuing to help raise standards within the world of promo products.