TREVOSE, Pa. — Penn Emblem Co., a 76-year-old textile manufacturing and full-service brand decoration company located here, reports it has won two honors in the 2023 NAUMD Innovation Award Contest.
NAUMD (Network Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors) serves hospitality, entertainment, healthcare, branding, promotional product, safety and uniform manufacturer companies. The Image Apparel Institute division promotes the manufacturing, sale, and brand awareness of image and identity apparel worn each day by millions of workers.
One of Penn Emblem’s winning submissions was a PVC emblem created for Propper, a leading supplier of uniforms to the U.S. military and police, and of tactical gear, as a promotional giveaway for a recent tradeshow event. They wanted something funny, different, and well-known in pop culture.
The concept of the “Dumpster Fire” became famous in the aftermath of 2020’s pandemic. The design itself appears cartoonish. The use of PVC allows for the design elements to appear three-dimensional and realistic.
In addition to the PVC Dumpster Fire emblem, Penn Emblem also accepted an innovation award for the PennFlex™ Penn Emblem Logo Design. PennFlex™ is an intricate, thermoplastic emblem that creates a superior, three-dimensional effect for any design.
In 2022, Penn Emblem celebrated its 75th anniversary, using the PennFlex™ design to create a logo that incorporated both a modern image and a nostalgic tribute to one of the vintage logos.
“Penn Emblem is proud to accept these prestigious awards and was honored to be recognized for such achievements,” the company says.
“Along with a tremendous lineup of anniversary celebrations, great success at tradeshows, and new product innovations, winning the NAUMD Innovation Award is a tremendous accomplishment to end the 75th year.”
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