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2020 Massachusetts Manufacturing Awards

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18 2020 Massachusetts Manufacturing Awards F ounded in 1958, Gemline is also referred to as The GEM Group. Gemline is the promotional product industry's premier supplier of bags, business accessories, stationery, drinkware, gifts and writing instruments, and is ranked as one of the largest industry suppliers by the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI). Earlier this year, Gemline quickly transformed their US and Asia operations in order to supply tens of millions of units of critical, high quality PPE nationally to senior living centers, health care facilities, municipalities and businesses nationwide. Gemline's in-house team designs and builds most products in their line. In fact, their design team travels the world uncovering the latest cultural and design trends to create high-quality, trend-right, functional products that meet the demands of how today's discerning customers work and live. These products are marketed and sold under multiple house brands including Aviana, Gemline ® , Gourmet Expressions ® , Heritage Supply Company, Life in Motion ® , Travis & Wells ® and Vertex ® . For those products they don't design, they've taken great care in developing partnerships with trusted consumer brands that complement their line. Their brand partners include Moleskine ® , Samsonite, American Tourister ® , Igloo ® , MiiR ® , RuMe ® , Corkcicle ® , W&P, Soapbox™, Beekman 1802 ® , Anker ® , Modern Sprout ® , American Red Cross ® and Zebra. Gemline has been headquartered in Lawrence, Massachusetts since 1996 and has over 350 employees worldwide, with most of those jobs in Lawrence. Gemline City/Town: Lawrence Total Employees: Over 350 Year Company Founded: 1958 Company Website: www.gemline.com Nominated by: Senator Barry Finegold M A S S A C H U S E T T S Manufacturing Awards 20 20 Pictured: Senator Barry Feingold presenting the award to several members of the Gemline team

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