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Weaver Leather Announces Acquisition of Ohio Travel Bag, Expanding Its Hardware Selection for Makers of Handbags, Luggage, and Leather Crafts

Nov 23, 2022

MT. HOPE, OHIO, November 21, 2022 – Weaver Leather LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ohio Travel Bag (OTB), a Solon, Ohio-based supplier and distributor of hardware and related products that has served a multitude of industries and end markets since its founding in 1908.

 “OTB has a long history and tradition of providing customers with a diverse product offering and exceptional customer service. Weaver Leather and OTB share many of the same business values, and we’re excited about the expanded product offering that will be available to our respective and shared customers,” Jason Weaver, Weaver Leather’s president and CEO, said.

Michael Fox, OTB’s president and CEO, adds, “Weaver Leather’s longstanding tradition of support and growth of the leatherworking community, as well as its strong leadership and their expansive global supply network, make this venture very exciting. OTB has been committed to continuously improving the support of our friends and customers for over 100 years, and we are thrilled that Weaver Leather will continue that same commitment for years to come.”

Founded in 1908, OTB is known for its wide selection of hardware and fittings for the luggage, handbag, trunk, tack, pet, and leathercraft markets. The business has a reputation of consistently delivering product selection, quality, and service to the customers and markets it serves, making it a perfect fit for the Weaver Leather Supply offering and customer base.

OTB’s varied product selection supports the design, manufacturing, and repair of leather products across many industries. Their extensive product selection combines with the shared values of quality and fast shipping to uphold and expand an excellent shopping experience for all the customers both companies serve.

Ohio Travel Bag joins Weaver Leather’s family of industry-leading brands. OTB’s 100+ years of history serving a multitude of industries and its current product selection offers elevated relevance to manufacturers and designers of today’s products. Sharing a commitment to upholding OTB’s motto that “every little thing matters,” both teams will work together for a smooth transition to a combined operation that supports both brands and their respective customers.

Phone, fax, and email correspondence as well as orders will continue to be handled by OTB’s office. All orders will continue to ship from Solon, Ohio, under the same programs and terms as past orders. In the future, the operations of both companies will be integrated to offer customers a full product selection with the added convenience of combined orders and shipping.

For any questions regarding this transition, the Weaver Leather team can be reached at 800-932-8371.