Writing Instruments

Goldstar Promotes Duggan to National Key Accounts Manager West
January 27, 2017 at 11:29 am

Goldstar, San Diego, announced the promotion of Charles G. Duggan II, MAS+, as national and strategic key accounts manager west. “We are excited to have Charles as national key accounts manager," said Howard Cubberly, general manager for Goldstar…

BIC Graphic Introduces New Products, Celebrates Anniversary
January 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., announced that it has added 250 new products and is beginning the year with Cycle 1 specials. It also announced that, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the BIC Clic Stic, BIC Graphic is offering special pricing on the BIC Clic Stic and BIC Clic Stic Stylus. Through the end of…

Hub Pen Company Acquires Beacon Promotions
January 6, 2017 at 8:11 am

This morning, Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced that it has acquired Beacon Promotions, New Ulm, Minn. The acquisition was finalized in December. "For more than 60 years, Hub Pen has focused solely on writing instruments, and in doing so, we were able to deliver the highest quality pens at a better value than anyone…

Cross Opens Flagship Retail Store in Rhode Island
December 22, 2016 at 2:47 pm

In order to promote new business, Cross, Lincoln, R.I., is opening a flagship retail store in Providence, R.I., where the company was founded and where it maintained a steam-powered factory. "I wanted to be downtown because it's a great, vibrant city," Robert Baird, CEO of A.T. Cross Co., told the Allentown Morning Call. In addition…

Cimpress Acquires National Pen Co.
December 12, 2016 at 9:13 am

Cimpress, Venlo, Netherlands, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire National Pen Co., Shelbyville, Tenn. National Pen Co. will complement the investment Cimpress already has made in its technology and supply chain capabilities for promotional products, apparel and gifts offerings. "Just like business cards, custom pens are a simple yet highly…

Fonderie 47, Cross Create Pen to Rid Africa of Assault Rifles
December 7, 2016 at 3:06 pm

Fonderie 47, an organization that works to address the problems of assault rifles in Africa, has teamed up with Cross to promote the destruction of AK-47 assault rifles on the continent. "The AK-47 is a mass-produced, industrial object," Peter Thum, CEO of Fonderie 47, told Quill & Pad. "This weapon has spread around the world…

Hub Pen Company Employees' Daughters Win NEPPA 2016 Scholarships
August 24, 2016 at 3:33 pm

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., is proud to announce that the daughters of two employees have received New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA) 2016 scholarships. Carmen Huang, daughter of longtime material handler Bing Yi Cao, will attend Brandeis University…

Hub Pen Company Promotes Tim Fox to New England Sales Executive
August 8, 2016 at 2:49 pm

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced the promotion of inside sales representative Timothy Fox to sales executive for the New England area. Fox will represent the company in the states of Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.…

National Pen Company Names New CEO
June 14, 2016 at 1:52 pm

National Pen Company, San Diego, which ranked No. 4 in Promo Marketing's Top 50 Distributor list, announced today that it has named Peter Kelly as CEO, effective immediately. Dave Thompson, former CEO of National Pen Company, will remain in the…

Bankers Pen Acquires Gotham Pen & Pencil
May 11, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Bankers Pen, Garfield, N.J., announced that it has finalized its purchase of Gotham Pen & Pencil, Bronx, N.Y. The initial transaction took place in January, and shortly after acquiring Gotham Pen & Pencil, Bankers Pen began integrating its products and operations. "We have spent the past three months integrating the operations of Gotham into our…