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Swingline is a brand of the American Clip Company (ACCO) that specializes in manufacturing staplers and hole punchers and is headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Akko (Hebrew עכו; Arabic عكّا ʿAkkā; also, Acre, Accho, Acco, and St. ... A standard office stapler A stapler is a tool that binds together sheets of paper or other materials by driving a thin metal staple through the sheets and folding over the ends to secure the paper. ... Lincolnshire is a village located in Lake County, Illinois. ...


History

Swingline was founded as a division of ACCO in 1925 by Jack Linsky as the Parrot Speed Fastener Company, and opened its first manufacturing facility in 1931. In 1939, the company changed its name to Speed Products, and in 1956, became Swingline. It became a division of American Brands (now Fortune Brands) in 1987. 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fortune Brands, (NYSE: FO) is a holding company founded in 1969 as American Brands and later re-named in 1997. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2005, Fortune Brands spun-off ACCO with its over 6,000 employees and merged it with General Binding Corporation creating ACCO Brands (ABD on the NYSE). General Binding Corporation (NASDAQ: GBND) was an office supplies manufacturer with many highly recognized global brands for binding, lamination, and display. ...


Popular culture

A Swingline product was featured in the 1999 cult-classic film Office Space wherein one employee complains repeatedly that his red Swingline stapler was stolen and eventually sets fire to the office building in retaliation. At the time, Swingline had no red staplers, but in 2004 they released a limited edition series as a result of customer interest. [1] This is a list of film-related events in 1999. ... Office Space is a 1999 comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge, partially based on his 1991 animated short films of the same name. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • Swingline.com
  • Fortune Brands' press release about the 2005 sale.

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