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Identification Plates, Inc. Merges with Gemini

April 23, 2019

Gemini Extends Product Offerings

Gemini, the leading supplier of Letters, Logos and Plaques announces the acquisition of Identification Plates Inc., located in Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Identification Plates is widely known for providing sheet metal stock and custom blanks to the Awards and Recognition Industry as well as OEM nameplates and Promotional Products. The partnership between Gemini and Identification Plates brings together two, family owned businesses with long histories of customer focused business practices and products.

“The partnership between Gemini and Identification Plates will allow us to leverage similar cultures of taking care of our customers and our people,” Gemini President, Fred Oss said. “Identification Plates will operate much the same as they have with operations and 100% of the workforce in place at the current facility in Mesquite, TX.”

Oss said the most visible change will be the larger product offering from both companies as Gemini adds nameplates and plaques by Identification Plates, and in turn, Identification Plates gains access to Gemini’s Duets®plastic products. Identification Plates will continue to operate at the current facility. Each company will concentrate on its core business while taking advantage of efficiencies and shared product offerings. “We are excited to be working with Gemini as the two companies share core values and serve similar markets,” said Doug Crownover, owner of Identification Plates. “The transition has gone smoothly, and our customers will be well served as they continue to work with the same great sales and customer service staff they are familiar with. I firmly believe that as I enter retirement, Identification Plates, our people, and our customers are in great hands with Gemini.”

About Gemini

Gemini, a family-owned company, is an industry leader with over 55 years of sign product manufacturing experience, including dimensional letters, logos, plaques, and custom plastic sheet extrusion. With seven manufacturing sites across the USA, Canada and Mexico, Gemini’s products are backed by an industry-leading guarantee and sold exclusively through an authorized reseller network.

About Identification Plates

Founded in 1959 by the Crownover family, Identification Plates has been supplying the awards, promotional products, commercial name plates, and signage industries with blank and custom imprinted metal products for 60 years. With over 130 types of sheet metal in stock, fabrication capabilities along with imprinting, sublimation and etching, we can support both raw stock and custom fabrication needs. For more information, visit