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Five Star: Union Made in the USA

Five Star School Supplies are union made in the USA

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by Kate Hogan on
Sep 25, 2017

As school swings into full gear, people of all ages are going to need supplies. Children need notebooks, teachers need binders and parents need planners to keep track of it all. When you’re out shopping, it is always a good idea to be looking for union made in the USA products. When you need these kinds of supplies, look no further than Five Star products. 

Five Star makes a variety of different products that focus on helping students succeed. Their notebooks are seen and sold almost everywhere and their other products include binders, backpacks, and folders. They also sell organizational items like caddy organizers, tech charging stations, and stackable locker shelves. 
 
Five Star is a part of the larger ACCO Brand family. Other brands from the company include Mead, Day-Time, Day Runner and At-A-Glance. Products like these help busy people plan and organize their lives. For over 150 years, ACCO Brands have been helping individuals and businesses with planning, organizing, and learning. Today, the company markets their products in more than 100 countries. are headquartered in Lake Zurich, Illinois, and have manufacturing plants in California, New York, Mississippi, Ohio, and Colorado. 
 
One of the unions that works with ACCO Brands is the Communications Workers of America (CWA) 14164, whose members work in the manufacturing plant in Sidney, New York. They have over 600 members at their plant to manufacture brands like Mead, Five Star, At-A-Glance, and Day-Timer. ACCO bought the Sidney facility in November of 2011 from MeadWestvaco and has worked with the union since. The Sidney facility focuses on printed and detailed products and serves the educational, retail, and professional sectors. 
 
Whether you are organizing your new desk or preparing for a physics test, you can support local unions and buy American made products like those from Five Star and other ACCO brands. 

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