The Dispatch from Moline, Illinois on February 28, 1976 · 20
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The Dispatch from Moline, Illinois · 20

Moline, Illinois
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Saturday, February 28, 1976
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20 THE DAILY DISPATCH, Moline, Illinois Sat., Feb, 28, 1976 You can't tell the candidates without a button Chicago Tribune Service ' "You're not officially running until you have campaign buttons." That's the political advice of Frank Sitzberger, an executive to whom political buttons are very important. Sitzberger's firm, Adcraft Manufacturing Co., is a leading supplier of the buttons and, in big political years such as this one, that means a lot of extra work and profits. The company's current output includes promotions for such political figures as Ronald Reagan and Sargent Shriver. ADCRAFT WAS the prime supplier of buttons for former President Richard Nixon but also made 17 million buttons for Hubert Humphrey when he ran against Nixon. An initial order for 500,000 Reagan buttons has been received this year. Sitzberger said demand for the buttons, which cost from a , few pennies and upward apiece, will peak during August and September. . He doesn't want to insult anybody, but one thing Sitzberger said you have to be wary of in the political button business is extending credit. A deposit is required on orders with the balance due on delivery, he said. Political buttons may be the most publicized aspect of Adcraft's business during election campaigns, but the firm's real "bread and butter" comes from the widespread commercial uses for buttons and badges. "YOU CAN'T live on just the political buttons," Sitzberger said. One market is the manufacture of identification badges for conventions, he said. In many cases those badges will be "custom made" with an individual's name imprinted at the time of manufacture. It's in the advertising and promotion area that the mul-timillion commercial orders come, sometimes in campaigns stretching over several years. One such job was the production over several years by Adcraft of "We Try Harder" buttons for Avis Rent A Car. A new campaign for the potato industry features 60,000 buttons with the advice "Anything Goes With French Fries." Adcraft has made buttons for ' Sears, Roebuck and Co. trumpeting "Coldspot Freezer Sale" and pieces proclaiming, "Oldsmobile Has It All Together." Credit union elects officers Bob Glaudel was elected president of Desaulniers Employes Credit Union at its 45th annual meeting held recently. Other officers elected were Ken Frels, vice-president, and Larry Humberstone, secretary-treasurer. Directors elected were Norman Nord, William Ware, Tom Bushell, Tom Sheley, Virginia Drish, Linda Enders, William Marriott and Walt Erwin. "ALL BIG companies are using buttons," said Sitzberger. "It's an effective, low cost advertising medium." Orders can range from hundreds to tens of millions. In addition to external promotions, buttons are also used by companies internally in sales promotion or other programs aimed at employes. Charities often use buttons as part of fund raising efforts. Sitzberger said buttons have been included in greeting cards and have been given as souvenirs to tourists. Hallmark Cards and the State of Pennsylvania are two such Adcraft customers, Sitzberger said. Adcraft traces its origin to 1919, Sitzberger, who is 'about 60,' took over the family owned company in 1947. In that year, Sitzberger said, sales were about $150,000 a year and the firm used about 6,000 square feet of space. The space has now grown to about 75,000 square feet and sales are "well over $3 million," he saidv HE SAID longer and added shifts can be expected this year at the plant and offices at 2700 W. Roosevelt Rd., Broadview, near Chicago. He estimates employment at about 150. Sitzberger said two main manufacturing techniques are used. On smaller orders the technique is to print on paper and then laminate with plastic, he said. On large orders it is faster and more economical to print directly on metal and then varnish, he said. Sitzberger's son, Ken, a 1964 Olympic gold medal winner in diving, has his own firm that provides tooling and engineering assistance to Adcraft. In addition to buttons, Adcraft also does work on displays and signs. Sitzberger estimates that there are about half a dozen major button manufacturers in the country, although there are many more firms selling and distributing the buttons. He estimated industrywide sales at under $10 million a year. Foundation taps directors at Augie Three new members were elected to the board of directors of the Augustana Research Foundation at its 29th annual meeting held recently on the Augustana campus, increasing the size of the board from 12 to 15 members. The new directors are: F. Glen Erickson, Davenport, executive director of the Bi-State Metropolitan Plannins Commission; Dr. Colin Hudson, chief scientist, U.S. Armament Command, Rock Island Arsenal, and Lester Stone, horticulturist and owner of Stone's Orchards at Hampton. 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