🠈  HandStands  🠊

What Happened to Handstands?

Handstands was a success story during the computer boom. The company was founded in 1983. I believe the original name was American Covers, Inc.. They designed mouse pads and folders for floppy discs and CDs. These products were extremely desirable at the time. They company branched into promotional products as there was a strong demand for personalized mouse pads and cases.

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The company flourished alongside Novell and WordPerfect. It seemed at the time that Utah was poised to become a leader in ecommerce.

It appears that HandStands diversified into air-fresheners. The list of air freshener brands included: Refresh Your Car!®, California Scents® (California Scents on, Driven®, Bahama & Co.®, LEXOL® and Eagle One®.

It appears that Handstands split into two entities. A private equity called Trivest acquired the fragrance division. It appears that the promo division stayed independent.

Corporate Events

These are events that I discovered about the company in my brief spat of online research:

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