History of The Board Dudes®

In 1994, two Southern California “dudes” met and started a small business selling local advertising around the perimeter of dry erase boards. Under the company name “Innovative Ideas” and on a shoestring budget, the company manufactured and sold branded dry erase boards to college students, boutiques and local restaurants in Orange County.

In 2000, the company began to focus on selling products in the retail market and decided to re-brand itself as The Board Dudes. Shortly thereafter, The Board Dudes introduced the very first magnetic dry erase board. For the next six years, the company continued to introduce fun and innovative products into the market place.

In 2006, The Board Dudes was acquired by Montreal-based MEGA Brands Inc., to join its portfolio of brands including RoseArt, Moon Products and most famously, MEGA Bloks in an effort to expand the company’s presence in the Arts & Stationery product categories.

Today, The Board Dudes continues to design and distribute an innovative range of branded products for the school, home and office supply markets. The company’s primary product categories include dry erase boards, cork boards, planner & calendar boards, writing instruments, school and locker products. Sold under the brand names The Board Dudes®, The Write Dudes® and The Locker Dudes™, these goods are mass distributed in retail channels throughout the US and Canada.

About MEGA Brands America Inc., a subsidiary of MEGA Brands Inc.

MEGA Brands America helps educators, students, families and children unlock their creativity and organize their lives through quality products, offering functionality with personality for less!

Based in Irvine, Calif., MEGA Brands America Inc. is an organization comprised of leading global brands in arts & crafts and stationery. Featuring a wide range of high-quality, value-based products, our trademarked brands include RoseArt®, The Board Dudes® and The Write Dudes®.

Organize your life with The Board Dudes®, a revolutionary line of stylish and durable products designed to optimize your classroom, home, locker, dorm room, and office space. Below is a list of product types carried as part of The Board Dudes line:

Dry Erase Boards
Cork Boards
Combination Boards
Calendars & Planners
Dry Erase Markers
Board Accessories

Write with The Best! The Write Dudes® are fashionable and functional, carrying a wide array of high caliber writing instruments at exceptional price points. You can make a fashion statement the “Write” way with The Write Dudes colorful collection of writing instruments. Below is a list of product types carried as part of The Write Dudes line:

Mechanical Pencils
USA Made Wood Pencils, “America’s Pencil”
Ball Point Pens
Gel Pens
Highlighters
Scribble Stuff™ – Pencils and Stuff
Infinity™ Permanent Markers & Pens
Accessories

RoseArt® creates fun, innovative and easy-to-use products that inspire creativity and nurture development in children, for a fraction of the cost. Below is a list of product types and brands carried as part of the RoseArt line:

Activity Kits
Art Materials
Art Sets
Color Blanks™
Craft kits
Easels
Fuzzy™ Posters
Goo-Hu™
Graphic Skinz™
Magic Fun Dough™
Washable Sidewalk Chalk Paint™