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Monday, 19 September 2005
Pen production halts by May 2006
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Pen production halts by May "FORT MADISON -- After pausing to honor the grandson of the historic pen factory's founder, workers at the Sheaffer plant here were told to expect a complete plant closure by May. Linda Kwong of Bic Corp., Sheaffer's Paris-based parent company, said production at the plant will be transferred to third-party manufacturing plants in Europe and Asia, a transition that will begin in the fourth quarter." Read the article in The Hawk Eye Newspaper (via His Nibs)

Sheaffer building officially for sale -- "You can own a big piece of Fort Madison history. The Bic Corporation announced Wednesday that they have entered into an exclusive contract with local realtor Dan Fraise to sell the W.A. Sheaffer building." Read more in Fort Madison Daily Democrat Online

Walter A. Sheaffer II, 83 years, of Fort Madison died Monday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2005 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital, Fort Madison, Iowa. He was the grandson of Walter A. Sheaffer, founder of the W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company. Read more in Fort Madison Daily Democrat: Obituaries

posted by niblog at 07:04 MEST
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