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Yes Virginia, JD Powers Awards Are Real

February 21, 2018

Turn on your television or go to a movie and you’ve probably seen the now ubiquitous ads from Chevrolet that feature real people reacting to the number of JD Powers Awards the car company has received over the last few years. These ads are so prominent that they’ve even been parodied by numerous comedians. And although car companies had been subtly mentioning any JD Power and other consumer agency awards they may have received in their advertising campaigns since the mid-1980’s, you may or may not have noticed the name until Chevy’s long-running campaign. As a result of all the... View Article

A Brief History of Our Favorite Film & TV Awards Shows

February 14, 2018

If you’re a fan of television, movies, or music, then you probably wait in eager anticipation at the beginning of every year for the start of Awards Season. From the Grammy Awards to the Emmy Awards to the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards, and all the awards shows big and small, from January to March it seems there’s an award show on TV just about every other weekend. As awards makers ourselves, you’re probably not surprised by our own love and appreciation for Awards Season and the trophies that go with each of our favorites. This year, we thought we’d... View Article

Why Participation Trophies Are a Bad Idea

January 12, 2018

As a company whose bread and butter comes from making trophies, awards, and plaques, it might surprise you where we land on the subject of participation trophies for kids. Don’t get us wrong we don’t hate them or believe the hype about them destroying an entire generation and we’ll happily design and make them. In fact, for some kids, we even think they might be just fine and we’re pretty sure our employees are just as divided as the rest of the country is on this issue.   Try testing the topic for yourself at your next dinner party and... View Article

Rashad Jennings Career Trophy Highlights

January 1, 2018

When you think of the journey of a professional athlete, you probably picture a person who was the star player in their chosen sport from a young age. You definitely don’t picture a kid with asthma who weighs 270 pounds, wears glasses and who started out stuck on the bench.   Of course, if you follow the NFL or you’re a fan of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, you know who we’re talking about – the unique and now retired Giants running back, Rashad Jennings. Just last Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, Jennings announced his retirement via this post on Twitter... View Article

Award Plates: Perfect for Year-End Corporate Custom Awards

November 27, 2017

People have been handing out various types of awards for years for a wide range of reasons. Awards are a way to acknowledge individuals for a job well done in the office, achievement within their industry, academic success or athletic accomplishment. Award recipients appreciate the recognition, especially when the award itself is unique and personalized. What are award plates? An award plate is a unique alternative to the more traditional award trophy or plaque. At Saxton Industrial Inc., our award plates are made of solid jeweler’s bronze at our own facility. Each plate from our Golden Line is individually spun... View Article