March 13th, 2014
GLENVIEW, Ill. & HARTLAND, Wis. — Republic Tobacco announced its entry into the burgeoning electronic-cigarette category today with its purchase of Johnson Creek Enterprises of Hartland, Wis., a juice supplier for vaping products in the United States.
Republic Tobacco is the nation’s largest distributor of roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco products and accessories that include such brands as Job, Top, Gambler, Drum, Largo and Tube Cut.
Since being founded by Christian Berkey in 2008, Johnson Creek Enterprises is the world’s leading smoke juice production facility.
Through its affiliates, Republic has taken an equity interest in Johnson Creek Enterprises.