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Awards Ltd. Champaign, IL

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Our father Tom Johnson started Awards Ltd.  in 1977 in the dining room of his house in Urbana IL where he produced engraved products such as plaques, signs and awards.  In 1982 he moved Awards Ltd. to Champaign, IL, where he set up shop in the loft of his new home, adding promotional items to his line of products.

In 1989 Tom acquired a similar business called Signmaster which made signs, name tags, and rubber stamps. He merged Awards Ltd with Signmaster  operation and moved the business to Henson Place in Champaign, where Awards Ltd. is still located today.  He then decided to bring on his two sons Glenn and Kenny to help with the additional production efforts needed to produce these new products. Glenn and Kenny took over most of the production side of the business, and although Tom still kept his hands busy with some production work, he focused primarily on promotional products and the business side of things.

In 1996 Glenn and Kenny took over managemnt of the business, overseeing all aspects of production, bookkeeping and marketing.

In 2000 Tom decided to retire paving the way for Glenn and Kenny to take over ownership of the business. Tom still came to work every day, helping with production, but the thing he liked doing the most was working on the computer setting up artwork for promotional products and other production items.

Tom has since retired completely, but he still stops by every day to say hi. He will be 86 years young on May 29, 2017.

Currently it is just the two of us (Glenn and Kenny) and our loyal co-worker Sarah who is a very hard worker and in the process of learning all aspects of our business.  Sarah has been with us for a little over a 3 years now.

We are still going strong after 40 years in business! Awards Ltd, where ideas are unlimited!

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