For the sixth consecutive year, the company has been named a Top Ten Supplier.

BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTS (November 30, 2010) – Hub Pen Company has been honored for the sixth consecutive year by Batavia, Ohio-based Kaesar & Blair Incorporated with the Top Ten Supplier Award. The annual award was given earlier this year at the Kaesar & Blair 20th Annual Convention.

Kurt Kaeser, Kaeser & Blair president; Joe Fleming, Hub Pen Company general manager

The K&B service staff vote for the top suppliers based upon their own every day experiences with them. Additionally, total sales volume is factored in so voting is fair across all suppliers.

“Without our suppliers we have nothing to sell,” said Gregg Emmer, Kaeser & Blair vice president and chief marketing officer. “Several of our suppliers stand out as true partners in business and are responsible for the growth and strength of K&B. Hub Pen has become one of our most important suppliers due to their dedication to service and quality. We take great pleasure in honoring and recognizing them.”

Joe Fleming, Hub Pen general manager, commented, “We feel a real kinship with Kaeser & Blair, as we are both family run businesses. The K&B Annual Convention is described as a family reunion, and they truly make us feel like part of the family not only during the convention but also all year long. This feeling of family makes receiving this award even more meaningful. We are humbled be recognized once again.”

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.” Today, Hub Pen continues operations under the management of the Fleming family, printing more than 100 million pens annually.

Built upon the core values of providing quality writing instruments, superb imprints, excellent customer service and on-time delivery, Hub Pen has been honored by many of its distributor partners. For six consecutive years, the company has received the Kaeser & Blair Top Ten Supplier Award. Additionally, Hub Pen was honored with the 2010 AIA Supplier Excellence and Velocity Awards, and the 2008 Newton Manufacturing Company Top Suppliers Award.

In addition to being a 2010 PPAI Supplier Star Award Nominee, Hub Pen has been the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Supplier Excellence Silver Award for Writing Instruments from Promo Marketing Magazine. The company has been honored by Identity Marketing magazine as the No. 2 writing instruments supplier for 2010, and Corporate Logo named Hub Pen as the No. 1 writing instruments supplier for 2008.

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