UEI® Group Announces the Opening of World Headquarters
The UEI® Group companies recently unveiled their new World Headquarters, located at 9000 Nieman Road, Overland Park, Kansas, USA, in January of this year. To commemorate, the UEI® Group held an opening ceremony for their employees and local officials which concluded with a ribbon-cutting by Glenn and Sue Hutchison, the Chairman of the Board and his wife.
UEI® Group companies were founded with one company by Glenn E. Hutchison in 1971. Since then, the UEI family of companies has grown from a single company and a few employees to multiple companies, in various locations.
The new UEI® Group World Headquarters facility was scheduled, but completed in advance of the 50-year anniversary of the original UEI® company, Universal Lustre Leaf. Selecting the right facility and location was paramount. The ideal facility chosen for the UEI® Group World Headquarters was a former Sears building. The vision behind this new facility was a culmination of years of planning from concept to completion.
With the continued growth and expansion of the UEI® Group companies (Universal Engraving, Inc., UEI® Systems, UEI® Falcontec® and Infinity® Foils, Inc.), it became important to have a separate UEI® Group facility dedicated to the advancement and betterment of all UEI® Group companies. Under the guidance of an executive team, the new UEI® Group headquarters staff can better coordinate the global needs of all UEI businesses, their market developers and customers. The new facility also contains a premier Research and Development program focused on developing new products and processes for the foil stamping and embossing industries.
Heading the executive team is Larry R. Hutchison, the President and CEO of Universal Engraving, Inc. “Helping each UEI® Group company to better meet customer expectations, product needs and experiences is paramount with the Hutchison family and it’s an integral part of the core foundation that built each UEI® Group company”, said Larry Hutchison, President and CEO of Universal Engraving, Inc. “We are thrilled with our new UEI® Group World Headquarters and the symbolism for which it stands and unites a unique group of companies for the betterment of the industries that they serve. You couldn’t ask for a better committed supplier than a UEI® Group company”, added Hutchison.
In addition, the UEI® Group World Headquarters facility is also conveniently located to several other UEI® Group facilities and adjacent to Universal Engraving, Inc’s headquarters facility, which was recently renovated to further improve efficiencies, expand state-of-the-art technologies and operations for engraved die excellence.
Photo caption: Ribbon cutting ceremony - Glenn and Sue Hutchison - Larry and Jim Hutchison