Johnson Creek Enterprises LLC, makers of America’s No. 1 Smoke Juice used in e-cigarettes around the world, has announced a new strategic endeavor with Republic Tobacco, LP, the nation’s largest distributor of roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco products and accessories.
By joining forces with Republic Tobacco, Johnson Creek Smoke Juice and accessories will soon be available in thousands of outlets throughout the country.
“This is a perfect fit for both of our companies,” said Christian Berkey, Johnson Creek’s founder and CEO.
Steve Sandman, president of Republic Tobacco agrees. “Both retailers and wholesalers have been waiting for a reputable company to supply this growing category,” he said. “Our customers should be very pleased that Republic is stepping into the forefront of the “e” category with such an outstanding producer as Johnson Creek.”
Johnson Creek revolutionized the e-smoking industry as the first company in the U.S. to produce and manufacture Smoke Juice for electronic cigarettes. It was also the first company to use child resistant caps, plastic shrink-wrapped banding, and to list ingredients on all bottles. Their facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified, follows strict cGMP’s and is OSHA certified yearly. Johnson Creek Enterprises was recognized in 2013 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America by Inc. magazine and has been featured in Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Business Week.
“Republic Tobacco has been carefully studying the “e” market for a number of years now, and we finally found the perfect fit for our company, both in terms of reputation and product quality,” said Sandman. “Consumers in the “e” category have shown they prefer to make their own “e” product, by selecting their preferred device and their preferred liquid. We believe that this is a new make-your-own product for consumers, and now Republic will be able to offer the highest quality product on the market. Through its affiliates, Republic has taken an equity interest in Johnson Creek. Some of Republic’s other brands include Top, Job, Gambler, Drum, Largo and Tube Cut.