Hub Pen Company has been named Supplier of The Year by the New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA). The award was given at the NEPPA Awards & Holiday Celebration event held on December 9 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

This is the third year the association has bestowed the award, and it's the second time Hub Pen has been recognized for excellent achievement. The company was the recipient of the 2008 NEPPA Customer Service Award.

Front row, left to right - Kerrie Hynes, Kelly Rindone, Leslie Tompkins and Madeline Ventresca;
Back row, left to right - Mike Fleming, Andy Arruda, Angela McDonald, Jeremy Ratcliff, Roberta Peach, Bill Fairclough.

A total of 185 NEPPA supplier members were eligible for the Supplier of the Year award, and NEPPA distributor members cast their votes in apparel and non-apparel categories. Hub Pen received the majority vote in the non-apparel category.

"Receiving a NEPPA Supplier of the Year Award is significant because the winners are determined by their peers," said Wanda Levy, NEPPA awards committee chair. "Distributors have many choices for writing instrument suppliers, and being recognized in your own backyard makes it even more meaningful. We congratulate Hub Pen on being selected to receive this supplier honor."

Joe Fleming, Hub Pen general manager, commented, "Being recognized as the NEPPA Supplier of the Year is quite an honor, especially considering the high caliber of the other supplier companies we were up against. We feel very privileged to serve our distributor customers and are humbled that they have selected us as being the best in 2010."

About Hub Pen Company:

Boston has been described as the "Hub of the Universe" and in the Hub Pen story the same holds true. From Frank and Rita Fleming's humble beginnings in Boston to the 100 million pen annual operations of today, Hub Pen has grown to serve an ever-increasing national and international market.

Owned and operated by the Fleming family since 1954, so far in 2013 Hub Pen has won:

  • ASI Distributors Choice: 2013 #1 for Writing Instruments
  • PPAI Supplier Star: 2013 #1 in sales volume category

In the last three years alone Hub Pen has won:

  • ASI Distributors Choice: 2012 Supplier of the Year
  • Identity Marketing: #1 Supplier; #1 for Writing Instruments
  • New England Promotional Products Association: 2012 #1 for Customer Service, 2011 #1 Supplier
  • PPAI Supplier Excellence Award for Writing Instruments three years running
  • ASI Counselor Top 40 Supplier two years running

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