St. Paul, MN –Great River Office Products and BMK Solutions today jointly announced a merger that will create the largest wholly locally owned, independent office product business in the Twin Cities market. BMK Solutions will operate as BMK Solutions –powered by Great River, located at 115 Wabasha St. S, St. Paul, MN, effective May 3, 2021.

The combined company will serve some 2,000 customers, offering more than75,000 office product items, plus a wide selection of office furniture, janitorial and breakroom supplies, total document solutions, and promotional items.

“This is another milestone in the growth and evolution of Great River, which will celebrate its 60th Anniversary in 2022. We found a perfect merger partner in BMK, which, like Great River, is a local, independent, and Certified Woman-Owned office product business which prides itself on offering the highest level of personalized service,” said Sandy Schmidt, President, Great River Office Products.

Bret Brooks, President of BMK, said the Great River deal will allow him to focus his attention on meeting customer expectations, product category expansion and sales growth.

“Our partnership with Great River is the next phase of what BMK has been building over the past two decades. Going forward, this new relationship reinforces and enhances service to our customers, and dedication to our employees and the community,” Bret said. “As a Certified Woman-Owned company, this partnership opens doors to a number of target customers, while growing diversity spend with our existing base.”

Via the merger, Great River will gain BMK’s market-focus and ability to provide promotional product solutions for businesses large and small. BMK offers a full array of promotional items, including clothing, mugs, writing instruments and over 100,000 additional brandable items, allowing companies to, “get the message out” to their customers. This strategic growth decision allows Great River to increase its product offering and purchasing power to provide new and existing customers a greater product portfolio at competitive prices.

For 60 years, Great River has delivered office products to all types of consumers, from small and large businesses to local and state governments. Great River offers Excellent Prices, Free Delivery, Expert Product Knowledge, and over 75,000 office product items.”

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