HUB PEN NAMED SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

The company has been honored as the Supplier of the Year as well as the No. 1 Pen Supplier in the Counselor Distributor Choice Awards.

BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTS (February 3, 2012) – The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) has named Hub Pen the Supplier of the Year securing the industry’s most-valued supplier status across the 56 product categories honored in the Counselor Distributor Choice Awards. The company was also chosen as the No. 1 Pen Supplier. The awards ceremony took place on January 17 during The ASI Show in Orlando, Florida.

Hub Pen Named Supplier Of The Year

Distributors across North America choose which companies to honor by voting for their most-valued suppliers. Winners are selected based upon real votes and data from ASI’s Supplier Performance Ratings. To be considered a Counselor Distributor Choice Awards finalist, an ASI supplier must have an overall performance rating of four stars (out of a maximum five), been rated by at least 40 distributors and have reports on at least 100 transactions. All told, 261 finalists qualified in 56 product categories.

“For nearly 60 years, distributors have relied on Hub Pen for great pricing, unparalleled service and a sterling reputation for the personal touch,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI. “This year’s Supplier of the Year has stayed strong and true to its core mission since 1954, when it was founded by Frank Fleming, who once tirelessly assembled pens by hand. Today, Hub Pen is a true industry leader, rated by distributors as the very best.”

Hub Pen President Joe Fleming commented, “It has always been a dream of ours at Hub Pen to be voted a top supplier by ASI, and we are truly honored to be chosen as Supplier of the Year.”

“We are equally honored by being chosen at the No. 1 Pen Supplier by ASI distributors,” he continued. “It means a lot to us that they recognize the value that comes with good quality and the great service provided by the Hub Pen Team. We appreciate all their support and are truly humbled.”

About Hub Pen Company:

Founded in 1954 by Frank Fleming, Hub Pen Company takes its name from the famous Oliver Wendell Holmes quote that describes Boston as the “hub of the universe.” From the company’s start in a Boston suburb, Hub Pen has grown to a Counselor Top 40 Supplier serving ever-increasing national and international markets. Today, Hub Pen continues operations under the management of the Fleming family, printing more than 100 million pens annually.

In the Counselor Distributor Choice Awards 2012, Hub Pen was named Supplier of the Year as well as the No. 1 Pen Supplier. Additionally, Hub Pen received the PPAI Supplier Star Award for 2012—a highly sought after award voted on by distributors to honor top suppliers that deliver excellence in product, decoration, and overall customer service.

For the last three years, Hub Pen has been the winner of the Supplier Excellence Silver Award for Writing Instruments from Promo Marketing Magazine. And in 2010, the company was honored by New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA) as Supplier of the Year. Hub Pen is also one of the top-rated writing instruments suppliers by Identity Marketing magazine.

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Media Contact:
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Company Contact:
Pamela Tapia
781-535-5500
ptapia@hubpen.com