Tagged 'Pioneer Balloon Company'
In 1917, Pioneer Rubber Company opened its doors in Willard, Ohio, about 70 miles west of Akron, and began manufacturing various rubber products including latex gloves and balloons. The company grew by investing in engineering teams to advance its technologies and procedures to maximize quality and production efficiency. In 1970, Sherwood Medical Products, interested in Pioneer’s production of surgical and medical exam gloves, purchased Pioneer Rubber. But the balloon portion of the business was not in the new company’s wheelhouse and in 1979, Betty and Ted Vlamis acquired that part of the company and its 85 employees. The couple still owns Pioneer Balloon Company (PPAI 113823) and this year they are celebrating its centennial anniversary Read More »
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Pioneer Balloon Company (UPIC: Pioneer) was honored last week by the U.S. Department of Commerce with a 2014 President’s “E” Award, recognizing its work to increase American exports. Read More »
Mark Jenkins, MAS+, has been promoted to managing director, promotional markets of Pioneer Balloon Company (UPIC: Pioneer). Jenkins is also the 2014 Chair of the PPAI Board of Directors. Read More »
Pioneer Balloon Company (UPIC: Pioneer) has announced that two of its senior executives, Wayne Roberts, MAS, vice president and Norma Roberts, MAS, director, domestic markets, are retiring in May. Read More »
More than 700 balloon professionals from the U.S. and 47 countries descended upon Dallas, Texas, March 21-25 for the second World Balloon Convention. Read More »