The UEI Group of companies recently inaugurated its new global 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 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 was founded with one company by Glenn E. Hutchison in 1971. Since then, the UEI family has grown from a single company and a few employees to multiple businesses, in various locations.
The new UEI Group headquarters facility was completed in advance of the 50-year anniversary of the original UEI company, Universal Lustre Leaf. The facility chosen for the UEI Group headquarters was a former Sears building. The vision behind this new facility was a culmination of years of planning from concept to completion, according to the company.
With the continued growth and expansion of UEI Group (Universal Engraving, UEI Systems, UEI Falcontec and Infinity Foils), the company wanted a separate UEI Group facility dedicated to the advancement of all 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 R&D program focused on developing new products and processes for the foil stamping and embossing industries.
Heading the executive team is Larry R. 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,’ said Larry Hutchison, president and CEO of Universal Engraving.
‘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.
The UEI Group headquarters is near several other UEI Group businesses and adjacent to Universal Engraving’s facility, which was recently renovated.