Writing Instruments

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…

Hub Pen Company Announces Passing of Bill Gassett
May 6, 2016 at 3:15 pm

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced the passing of William (Bill) Gassett, customer service representative, this week. Gassett started with the company on April 21, 2010. He made an immediate impact with his casual professionalism and ability to put…

Hub Pen Company Partners with Tenex Capital Management
April 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced that, after an extensive search, the company has chosen Tenex Capital Management as its new partner to support growth, and to help its family shareholders and all others associated with Hub Pen Company achieve their personal and professional goals. Hub Pen Company will continue into its 57th year operating…

Hub Pen Company Adds New Multi-line Representatives
March 31, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced the addition of brothers Tim Rosica of Rosica Marketing and Pete Rosica of Rosica Promotions to its expanding list of multi-line representatives. They will represent the company in the mid-Atlantic states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Tim Rosica has…

Highlights from the 2016 Expo East
March 18, 2016 at 4:19 pm

The 2016 Expo East was underway in Atlantic City, N.J., this week. We at Promo Marketing spotted everything from costumed leprechauns to fun giveaways. But if you weren't able to make it this year, don't worry, we've got all the highlights straight from the source. "Expo East continues to be the premier East Coast event," said…