This is the second consecutive year the company has been honored as a finalist.

BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTS (February 7, 2011) – Hub Pen Company has received the PPAI Supplier Star Award of Merit, which was presented to the company at the PPAI Awards Presentation & Dinner on January 12 during The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. This is the second consecutive year the company has been honored as a finalist.

Hub Pen’s Pamela Tapia, executive assistant, joined Joe Fleming, general manager, in accepting the PPAI Supplier Star Award of Merit during The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.

Winners were selected by PPAI distributor members who cast their votes for companies that provide the best quality, highest level of customer service and the most effective communication. Hub Pen was one of three companies honored in the $20-$50 million sales category.

“Receiving this award is a great achievement,” said PPAI President and CEO Steve Slagle, CAE. “It’s a reflection of a supplier’s performance as seen by its customers as well as a statement about the commitment to overall customer satisfaction.”

Joe Fleming, Hub Pen general manager, commented, “Receiving the PPAI Supplier Star Award of Merit is an amazing honor, especially considering how well respected the other suppliers are in our sales category. We feel very privileged to serve our distributor customers everyday, and we are humbled that they voted to honor us for our work in 2010.”

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 iPROMOTEu Supplier Appreciation Award, the 2010 AIA Supplier Excellence and Velocity Awards, and the 2008 Newton Manufacturing Company Top Suppliers Award.

In addition to being a 2010 and 2011 PPAI Supplier Star Award Nominee/Award of Merit recipient, Hub Pen was named the New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA) 2010 Supplier of the Year and 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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Media Contact:
Lisa Horn, CAS

Company Contact:
Pamela Tapia