An international manufacturer of writing
implements and art
supplies, notably Sharpies
, Uni-ball, Pink Pearl, Higgins, Vis-a-vis, Expo, Prismacolor, and Mr. Sketch. Its corporate headquarters are located in Illinois
. It is a subsidiary of Newell Rubbermaid
The company was founded in 1857 by Frederick D. Redington and William H. Sanford in Massachusetts. Their initial products included inks and mucilage (glue). In 1866 they moved to Chicago. In 1947 they moved to their current destination in Bellwood.