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

BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTS (October 26, 2010) – Hub Pen Company has been honored for the seventh consecutive year by Batavia, Ohio-based Kaesar & Blair Incorporated with the Top Ten Supplier Award. The annual award was bestowed last month at the Kaesar & Blair 21st Annual Convention.

Kurt Kaeser, Kaeser & Blair president; Angela McDonald Walsh, Hub Pen customer service rep for Kaeser & Blair; Joe Fleming, Hub Pen Company president

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.

“Hub Pen has always understood that we really are not their customer but rather their partner in sales,” said Gregg Emmer, Kaeser & Blair vice president and chief marketing officer. “They do a magnificent job with their side of the partnership, allowing us to sell their products with ease to an expanding number of customers. Hub Pen is exactly what we look for when picking the best supplier companies to work with. Our staff once again singling them out for recognition is well deserved.”

Joe Fleming, Hub Pen president, commented, “Again, we are humbled and honored to be recognized by Kaeser & Blair. Being a family-owned and -run business ourselves, we were touched to be included in this year’s event where Dick Kaeser was remembered and very much there in spirit. We feel privileged to have known and worked with Dick throughout the years, we and know that the dedication and passion he possessed has helped make Kaeser & Blair the strong and committed organization it is today.”

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 seven consecutive years, the company has received the Kaeser & Blair Top Ten Supplier Award. Additionally, Hub Pen was honored with the 2010 iPROMOTEu Supplier Appreciation Award, the 2010 AIA Supplier Excellence and Velocity Awards, and the 2010 and 2008 Newton Manufacturing Company Top Suppliers Award.

In addition to being a Counselor Top 40 Supplier, Hub Pen was named the New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA) 2010 Supplier of the Year and has been the winner of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Supplier Excellence Silver Award for Writing Instruments from Promo Marketing Magazine as well as the 2010 and 2011 PPAI Supplier Star Award Nominee/Award of Merit recipient. 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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