Sanford is one of the leading industries in art and writing instruments. As a subsidiary of Newell Rubbermaid since 1992, Sanford continues to dominate the industry. In the 1990s, Sanford bought Empire Berol and Faber-Castell USA, to become the owner of many pencil brands, including Eberhard Faber, Berol, Empire, Blaisdell, and others. Most of the pencil manufacturing equipment of these companies was brought to the existing plant (formerly Eberhard Faber) in Lewisburg, Tennessee. Finding a particular item in Sanford's extensive database of 3000 products is quick and easy. Whether you're looking for pens, pencils and other writing instruments or art supplies, try a Sanford product.