UEI Group companies were founded with one company by Glenn 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 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 research and development program focused on developing new products and processes for the foil stamping and embossing industries.
Heading the executive team is Larry Hutchison, president and CEO of Universal Engraving. “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," says Larry. “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."
In addition, the UEI Group world headquarters is also conveniently located to several other UEI Group facilities and adjacent to Universal Engraving's headquarters facility, which was recently renovated to further improve efficiencies, expand technologies and operations for engraved die excellence.