Casey Whitaker founded 127 Press in 2011. (Photo: Staff)

Brand marketing agency Flywheel Brands Inc. announced last week that it has acquired 127 Press, a Csilkscreenbased silk screen print company.

Known for its custom apparel services, 127 Press has served its clients by designing made-to-order products from t-shirts to koozies since 2011.

“It has been a privilege to serve our customers since day one,” 127 Press Founder Casey Whitaker said in a prepared statement. “The purpose of our company was to help our customers realize their ideas and dreams in print. We are confident that the Flywheel Brands team has the capability and capacity to fulfill these needs for the savvy business professionals and leaders of Chattanooga.”


Business leaders said the two company have aligned missions.

Hixson-based Flywheel Brands offers full-service creative marketing and print solutions, including promotional products, custom apparel, digital marketing solutions and print services, according to a news release.

Flywheel Vice President of Client Development Bart Simpson said that—in addition to providing the same high-quality products that clients have enjoyed with 127 Press—his team members partner with each client, serving as a guide to identifying the solutions that best fits their needs.

“There is a difference between selling and serving,” Simpson said. “Our clients have the dream, desire and drive. Our job is to create momentum behind their brand to reach their goals. In the end, they become the hero of their story.”