Pen Company of America is proud to say that we have been manufacturing our writing instruments in the United States since the 1920s, right down to the injection-molded plastic components and writing cartridges. We remained dedicated to our U.S. manufacturing roots and resisted the pull of offshoring, even during the dire years of the 1990s and early 2000s, when almost every other pen manufacturer moved production overseas.

Our Story

Our company is now helmed by fourth-generation members of the Shea Family, with knowledge passed down from their great-grandfather and their grandfather, whose name was practically synonymous with pen manufacturing in the United States.

Pen Company of America is the largest manufacturer of true USA made ballpoint pens and markers in the country, achieving some impressive feats out of our 39,000-square-foot factory in New Jersey:

  • We mold more than 500 million pen components annually
  • We ship over 750,000 pens a week
  • We hold two product patents

With the help of modern equipment, a committed workforce, a keen eye for new ideas, and a passion for providing quality USA-made products, we continue to excel over other pen manufacturers who import pens from contract manufacturers overseas.

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  • 1928

    1928

    1928

    June 17, 1928
    Making fountain pen nibs in New York City. With the introduction of the ballpoint refill in the
  • 1950

    1950

    1950

    June 17, 1950
    Rotary Pen was founded in Jersey City, NJ where it began injection molding plastic components to house the writing cartridge.
  • 1970

    1970

    1970

    June 17, 1970
    A partnership with the National Industries for the Blind, Rotary Pen assisted in the development of a program that would employ hundreds of blind workers who assembled pens for the US government.
  • 2000

    2000

    2000

    June 17, 2000
    Rotary Pen remained dedicated to its roots of US manufacturing.
  • 2011

    2011

    2011

    June 17, 2011
    Pen Company of America purchased Rotary Pen

What Makes Pen Company of America Unique?

Our internal capabilities really set Pen Company of America apart. All our pens are molded, assembled, and printed right here. We have the ability to custom mold colors  We also have our own tool shop that enables us to maintain our proprietary molds and work with customers on large concept projects.

One use of these unique capabilities occurred when a Fortune 500 company asked us to create a pen that was made in the United States. The challenge was that they also wanted something no one else had. We made a modification to one of our existing tools to develop their pen. They were so happy that they have used that pen as part of their annual campaign drive every year for more than five years.

Our Vision

At PCA our primary vision is to continue to manufacture high quality products right here in the USA. We put American pride into every product that leaves our factory whether it be for a small business purchasing giveaway pens or a Fortune 100 company with a comprehensive branding strategy. With the help of modern equipment, a committed workforce, and an eye for new ideas, we continue to successfully compete against imported products. Products such as our patented RevMark® marker line and Foldzflat® pen keep us on the cutting edge of new concepts in writing instruments.

We are committed to Corporate Social Responsibility, Community through Diversity, and Environmental Consciousness. Our company statements in each of the three categories can be found below along with our Supplier Code of Conduct.

We are proud of our roots. We are proud of our employees’ dedication that has kept us producing product for over 60 years. We are proud to be uniquely American in the ballpoint pen and marker manufacturing industry.

The Impact of COVID-19 at Pen Company of America

Along with the rest of the country, the promotional industry took a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, as people stopped traveling, attending conventions, going to banks, and patronizing local businesses. The need for pens dropped precipitously.

Instead of cutting back, our solution to this challenge was to increase our online presence and expand our retail line. Thanks to this direct-to-consumer initiative, our customers can now purchase quality pens, pencils, and markers under our RevMark® retail brand on Amazon and through the RevMarkUSA.com webstore.

Giving Back

At Pen Company of America, there is a commitment to giving back to our community and causes that are important to us.  We recognize that donations both in terms of product and funds go a long way in assisting those in need and building a better community for tomorrow.

We are proud to support numerous charities and provide writing instruments to children in various impoverished communities.

During COVID-19, PCA repurposed part of our factory to make face shields for local hospital systems.  We were able to donate shields to local police and EMT staff.  We proudly sponsored 6 scholarships for nursing students at our local community college as a way to honor those on the front lines.

We are a proud sponsor of Marine’s Toys for Tots organization and the United War Veterans Council.

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Contact Pen Company of America

Based in Garwood, New Jersey, Pen Company of America has been proudly producing quality, USA-made writing instruments for more than 90 years. To see how we can help with your marketing or promotional project, please contact us today.