Sweda Company

Breaking News: Industry Leaders Create Quality Certification Alliance
January 13, 2009

Key leaders in the promotional products industry today announced the formation of the Quality Certification Alliance, LLC (QCA), an independent, nongovernmental organization dedicated to elevating the standard in providing consistently safe, high quality, socially compliant and environmentally conscientious merchandise to Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. Executives from the organization’s founding companies officially launched QCA today at the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Expo in Las Vegas. The QCA certification process assures merchandise manufactured, imprinted and imported by member companies conforms to established domestic and international product laws, regulations and standards. QCA has garnered wide support from numerous suppliers and distributors, including Avaline; Barton

Sweda Extends New 24-hour Service Until January 31
January 6, 2009

In its continuing effort to offer distributors a huge boost for the new year, City of Industry, California-based Sweda Company LLC announced an extension of its new 24-hour service at no additional charge for its entire product line—over 800 items in 18 categories now through Jan. 31. In addition, Sweda also has put on special 40 of its most popular items which qualify for the 24-hour service at discounts up to 20 percent off end-quantity pricing now until March 31, 2009. All orders subject to terms and are while supplies last. “We’re excited to help distributors start the new year off strong,” said company

Clegg Brings On New Veeps, Adds Sales Staff
September 23, 2008

Michael Bistocchi was recently rehired at Torrance, California-based Clegg Industries after spending the last six years on the distributor side of the industry. Bistocchi was most recently director of sales at top 40 distributorship PromoShop. Bistocchi returns to Clegg as vice president of sales. “Working with the likes of Memo Kahan, Jim Buescher, Bob Levitt, Kris Robinson and Tad Webster was like being part of the first team [industry] distributor all stars,” Bistocchi said. “The knowledge, experience and creativity flowing in and out of that place was amazing. It was a daily dose of sales, marketing and creativity with some of the top

Every Second Counts
September 1, 2008

When referencing such a broad concept as time, there are so many puns and expressions available to a writer, coming up with one on the fly is second nature. (There’s one, get it? “Second” nature?) As such, this paragraph represents a moment of truth (two) for its author—an exercise in candor that may or may not backfire, but here goes. The jig is up. The following article overuses clever catchphrases about time. Yes, it details great tips for selling clocks and watches, but collateral damage is done in the form of exuberant quippy-ness. So read on, and learn the latest time trends down

Sweda Moves to New Facility
August 5, 2008

Sweda Company, LLC has completed a move into its new, state-of-the-art, 351,000 sq. ft. facility in the City of Industry, Calif. The new facility is located at 17411 Valley Boulevard, City of Industry, Calif. 91744. The company announced all phone and fax numbers have remained the same, but asks customers to please update address information. For more information on Sweda, visit www.swedausa.com

Extreme Makeover Office Edition
April 8, 2008

After one very raucous editorial meeting (including some very spicy Indian food) we’ve decided to jump on the reality bandwagon and have the first-ever Extreme Office Make Over in the June edition of the magazine. While we won’t be rebuilding an entire house while a deserving family enjoys a Disney vacation, we will be doing our best to put together an office that will put make everyone else in the building jealous.
After only one day, the response to requests for participation has been amazing. I want to thank the folks over at Leed’s, Prime Line, Journalbooks, SnugZ, Senator, Dart, PictureFrames.net, the

Sweda Founder Ruwin Retires After 31 Years
November 27, 2007

After a remarkable and charismatic 31-year career, Sweda Company’s founder and CEO, Marvin Ruwin, has retired. Ruwin has acquired many life achievements since beginning his career as a radar specialist in World War II. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in electrical engineering, he became a technical advisor for the Navy in Far Eastern countries. From there, he moved onto Packard Bell, working as a project manager for the THOR missile program. He later joined Vernitron Corporation where he rose from test engineer to president in seven short years. Soon thereafter, Ruwin opened an assembly plant in Singapore with more than

2007 Supplier Excellence Awards
July 1, 2007

LOYALTY HOLDS POWERFUL sway over many people’s actions. It is difficult to settle for good when the best is just a little further. Loyalty will see the extra mile traveled, the extra call made and the extra cost paid. Often, it is a result of superior quality or superior service, while other times familiarity can be held accountable, and yet other people will have a simple affection toward a brand. This is the dream of any corporation: To be known of not as a source, but as the definitive source for a commodity. Promotional Marketing’s 2007 Supplier Excellence Awards recognize the best in more