Shelbyville – The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) awarded Henry Hulan, a long-standing leader at Musgrave Pencil Company, a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his …
Shelbyville – The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) awarded Henry Hulan, a long-standing leader at Musgrave Pencil Company, a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the writing instrument industry.
Since joining Musgrave Pencil in 1967, Hulan has been a key figure in the company's success. As the great-grandson of Musgrave’s founder, James Raford Musgrave, Henry has dedicated more than 50 years of his career to leading the family-owned factory.
The Lifetime Achievement Award from WIMA is an honor for Henry, who has left an indelible mark on the writing instrument industry and Shelbyville. Despite the challenges of globalization and changing trade, he has successfully diversified Musgrave’s supply chains and served new markets, all while staying committed to Shelbyville and the people who make their living at the factory.
Once a thriving hub of the pencil industry, Shelbyville was named “The Pencil City” in the 1950s. Today, Musgrave is the only factory in Shelbyville and among three remaining in the United States.
“We are thrilled to present Henry with this much-deserved award,” said David H. Baker, the Executive Director and General Counsel of WIMA. “His leadership and commitment to the industry have been an inspiration to us all, and we are proud to recognize him for his lifetime of outstanding achievements.”
Henry Hulan said of the honor, "WIMA is a great organization that has done a lot for consumer safety and growing the pencil industry. We are proud of our PMA Seal and of the fact that we can meet the nontoxic requirements. I am grateful for this honor and thankful to our Musgrave employees and the community of Shelbyville that have been a critical part of Musgrave's history during my tenure."
The award ceremony took place at the WIMA Annual Conference in Nashville on Monday. You can learn more about Musgrave Pencil Company at MusgravePencil.com