Brad Stine, Legislative Director for Florida Congressman C.W. Bill Young, visited Norwood & BIC Graphic’s Clearwater headquarters on October 30, 2012. As a top supplier and US-based manufacturer, Norwood & BIC Graphic has taken an active role in supporting PPAI’s Legislative outreach initiative.

The visit included a meeting with several executives from Norwood & BIC Graphic, including Emmanuel Bruno, VP and GM, Lori Bauer, VP National Accounts, Jill Stirnkorb, VP Inside Sales, Dave Saracino, VP Field Sales, Joe Cade, VP and General Counsel, David Brown, VP Human Resources and Margit Fawbush, Communications Manager.

“We were very pleased to host Mr. Stine,” said Emmanuel Bruno. “We believe we were able to give him a better understanding of the value of promotional products as an advertising medium overall as well as the size and complexity of the industry as a whole. We hope that he and Congressman Young will continue to support our efforts to raise awareness of and generating support for our industry as issues arise in Washington.”

Mr. Stine also toured the BIC manufacturing operation, seeing first hand how the BIC® Round Stic®, BIC® Clic Stic® and BIC® Tri-Stic® are manufactured and decorated.

"As a congressional staffer nothing is more gratifying than to have the opportunity to see first hand how a successful business such as Norwood & BIC Graphic runs its day-to-day operations,” said Brad Stine. “After spending just a short time with members of the leadership team and on the manufacturing floor it became obvious why Norwood & BIC Graphic is a global industry leader in promotional products."

~Margit Fawbush

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