Monday, July 27

Did you hear the news?

We have a new name!! Check out the press release we issued below to find out why and how exciting this news is for us (and hopefully you as well!!)

Duncan Enterprises, a privately-owned Fresno-based company will change its name and begin doing business as iLoveToCreate™, a Duncan Enterprises Company on July 25, 2009. Better known as Duncan Ceramics (aka - the colorful building on Clovis and Shields) within the Fresno community, the company has been a pillar of strength and stability throughout its 63-year history.

“Our business is strong and it will only continue to grow stronger,” said Larry R. Duncan, President & CEO and grandson of the founder. “We ended our fiscal year with double-digit growth over the previous year and our projections predict continued growth. Our team is absolutely dedicated to success; that dedication has allowed the company to remain family-owned and private for 63 years and counting!”

What began with one woman, Erma Duncan, wishing to share her passion of ceramic arts with others, has become an entire company of team members and associates, located domestically and in over 40 countries throughout the globe, all dedicated to sharing that love of creativity with the world. The company was founded in 1946 as Duncan® Ceramics and nine years later was officially incorporated as Duncan Ceramic Products, Inc. After 20 years, the company diversified in 1975 with entrance into the crafts industry and officially changed the company name to Duncan Enterprises. Since then, the company has experienced the launch of several organic proprietary brands, including Scribbles® and Crafty Chica™, and has experienced the acquisition of still more brands, including Tulip®, Aleene’s® and Rainbow Rock®.

“I believe that our new business name will support our continued growth and diversification while also allowing us to more distinctly promote our brands in the marketplace,” said Duncan. “Our overarching goal is to be the best in the world at developing proprietary new product lines that ignite consumers’ creativity and I am confident that this change will dramatically affect our ability to achieve success.”

iLoveToCreate™, a Duncan Enterprises company, is a privately-held, family-owned, Fresno, California based company that has been a leader in the ceramics arts and crafts industries since 1946. As a manufacturing, marketing, sourcing and distribution organization, iLoveToCreate™ maintains a solid reputation for excellence in product development, quality, education and health & safety. Not one to rest on its reputation, iLoveToCreate™ always strives to explore new avenues of creativity for its core brands, Duncan® Ceramic Arts, Tulip® Fashion Art, Aleene’s® Crafting Adhesives, Crafty Chica™ and™.

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