Monthly Archives: April 2014

Introducing the NEW Ticonderoga Electric Pencil Sharpener

An unsharpened pencil has no point. I like this phrase because of its double meaning. Yes, an unsharpened pencil literally has no point, but an unsharpened pencil also is almost worthless, its potential hidden away until someone takes the time to sharpen it.

As the CEO of the ‘World’s Best Pencil’ company, I often get asked about pencils and pencil sharpeners. After all, what makes our pencils the best? I have many answers to that question: the premium wood that comes from reforested areas so you can know you are doing something good for the environment and something good for your writing abilities, the eraser is of a higher quality and does its job better, but the most important thing to most people is the core, which has a special formula to make it less prone to breaking.

Sometimes people do have complaints, but most of the time, the problem lies with the sharpener they’re using. If your pencils are coming out off-balance or broken, it may be time to consider a new sharpener.

I am pleased to announce that Dixon Ticonderoga Company is introducing its first electric pencil sharpener. This pencil sharpener is made with the same Ticonderoga quality that we put into all of our products. It has a powerful motor, and you can be sure that your pencil will be sharpened perfectly.

Click here to read more about our new Ticonderoga pencil sharpener. Check out our new Ticonderoga Pencil Sharpener in our favorite green and yellow below. However, we also have it in black and silver for those of you who prefer a classic look.

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Dixon Ticonderoga Company Named NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year

Dixon Ticonderoga Company had the honor of being named Shipper of the Year for 2014 by the National Shippers Strategic Transportation (NASSTRAC). This is a great honor to all of us at Dixon Ticonderoga Company, and especially to me, with a background in logistics.

I want to begin by recognizing all of our employees at our Macon, GA warehouse for all the hard work that they put in. The work that goes into receiving the title of Shipper of the Year is truly a team effort. I also should distinguish our core carriers whom we have a close relationship with and are a large reason for our success.

With their help, we were able to save almost over $2.0 million in 2013. The largest impact of this is that we can increase our Community Service support while also passing on consumer savings to our loyal customers. Since 2009, we have also donated almost $5 million to the Kids In Need Foundation in pencils alone and we have been a proud supporter of Kids in Need for over 15 years.

Thank you to everyone who has made this great honor possible for us, and who has in turn helped us to give back.

Introducing the NEW Ticonderoga Shaped Eraser

Hello! My name’s Nancy and I’m with the marketing department at Dixon Ticonderoga Company. Tim asked me to write a guest post for the blog, and I decided to write it on my new favorite product, Ticonderoga shaped erasers, in honor of Rubber Eraser Day on April 15th.

Did you know that tax day is also Rubber Eraser Day? Since you can’t “erase” doing your taxes, we have come out with a new Ticonderoga Pencil Shaped eraser. These are the perfect erasers for everything from tax season to back-to-school season.

They look just like our Ticonderoga pencils, right down to the green and yellow ferrules. Best of all, they’re the same great quality that you have come to expect from the Ticonderoga name.

Our Ticonderoga Erasers are the World’s Best Erasers. They do all the things that an eraser should do, the only difference is we do it better than any other eraser. They erase mistakes completely without tearing through the paper to leave a clear, smudge free writing surface.

Click here to learn more about our Ticonderoga Shaped Erasers now. After all, everyone makes mistakes!

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The Importance of Teachers

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.

-Solomon Ortiz

 

Our teachers are our nation’s greatest resource. We entrust them not only with our children’s livelihoods but also our children’s futures. America’s future success depends on our children’s ability to connect with their teachers and truly learn something new and useful each and every day.

One of my goals is always to make teachers’ lives as easy as possible. Whether it is with my own child’s teachers or those of others’, I believe that it is important to support and encourage teachers. If we do not give our teachers the assistance they require, how can we expect those teachers to be able to support our children the way our children require?

One of the ways that we help teachers at Dixon is through free teacher lesson plans. Teachers can visit our website and download lessons to go along with nearly any curriculum, whether you students are studying math or reading. All of our lesson plans are accredited and adhere to state standards.

When we support our nation’s teachers, we also support our nation’s youth. It is imperative that we focus on doing all we can for teachers that they may be better prepared to do all they can for our children.

If you’re interested in checking out our free teacher lesson plans, please click here.