The company was honored for growing annual sales by more than $100,000.

BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTS (August 18, 2011) – Hub Pen Company has received the Proforma Centurion Award, which was presented to the company at the Vendor Awards Luncheon on July 26during the 2011 Proforma Convention and Family Reunion. Recipients are members of Proforma’s Preferred Limited Partner (PLP) program that grow sales more than $100,000 from one year to the next.

Wendy Curtis, Hub Pen customer service rep for Proforma, and Mike Fleming, Hub Pen vice president of sales

This is the second year the Centurion Award has been given and the first time for Hub Pen to be honored. The award was instituted to recognize Proforma PLPs for their significant contributions and to let Proforma owners know which partners are working hard to grow with the company.

“Growing more than $100,000 with any company is a challenge, and doing so well with Proforma owners, who all run their businesses differently, is a significant accomplishment,” said Joe Fleming, Hub Pen president. “We are humbled to be honored and feel extremely privileged to be able to serve such great customers. We look forward to our continued relationship and growing our respective businesses together.”

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 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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