HUB PEN NAMED A TOP SUPPLIER BY NEWTON

This is the fourth consecutive year the company has received the honor.

BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTS (February 28, 2012) – Hub Pen Company has been named a Top Supplier from 2011 by Newton, Iowa-based distributor Newton Manufacturing Company. It was one of nine others that comprise the annual top 10 list.

Andy Arruda, MAS, Hub Pen national sales manager, joins Lee Cochran, Newton Manufacturing Company president, in presenting the Newton Top Suppliers Award to Joe Fleming, Hub Pen president; Bob McGaughey, Hub Pen general manager; Jeremy Ratcliff, Hub Pen sales executive; and Bob Stearns, Hub Pen production manager, during Newton Education Day during The PPAI Expo.

In selecting its Top Suppliers, Newton considers each supplier’s product quality, timely service, marketing efforts, sales volume and ability to provide the company with unique sales advantages during the previous year. Newton closely monitors each supplier it works with in these areas, and those that perform well are published in the company’s Preferred Supplier List each year.

“Each of these suppliers has demonstrated tremendous value to Newton Manufacturing throughout the past year,” said Molly Beavers, Newton Manufacturing’s senior manager of marketing. “Hub Pen has been honored as a Top Supplier for Newton for four years in a row (2008-2011)—a testament to our long-time partnership. We appreciate all the support Hub gives us, and we’re pleased to have recognized and included them on our list of Top Suppliers once again.”

Hub Pen received the honor last month at Newton’s Education Day for the company’s reps in conjunction with The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. “It’s truly gratifying to be in the company of the other nine suppliers who were recognized, as they’re all very well respected in the industry,” said Joe Fleming, Hub Pen president. “And for us to be honored for the fourth consecutive year is really something special. We look forward to our continued partnership with Newton and supporting them in any way we can.”

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:
Lisa Horn, CAS
214-674-8400
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Company Contact:
Pamela Tapia
781-535-5500
ptapia@hubpen.com