R.S. Owens & Co.

The Oscars' Swag Bag Includes $47,000 Worth of Gifts
February 22, 2013

From a $5,000 "Vampire Facelift" to a $9.99 eco-friendly duffel bag, actors and actresses who don't walk away with an award will still leave The Oscars with more than $47,000 and gifts in this year's swag bag.

St. Regis Crystal to Acquire R.S. Owens
November 19, 2012

Indianapolis-based supplier St. Regis Crystal announced today that it will acquire Chicago awards manufacturer R.S. Owens, effective December 17, 2012.

"This asset-based acquisition presents tremendous opportunities," said Richard Firkser, president and CEO of St. Regis Crystal.



R.S. Owens and Teamster's Union Reach Contract Agreement
December 28, 2011

Hollywood's biggest awards will continue to be made by American labor after the Chicago Teamsters reached a contract agreement on Dec. 22 with the longtime manufacturers of the Oscars and Emmy Awards.

Fifty Teamsters with R.S. Owens & Company in Chicago voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first new contract in four years. The three-year agreement includes the workers' first new wage increases since 2006. The raises will be retroactive to the previous contract's expiration on Nov. 14, with average hourly wages between $13-$14.

R.S. Owens & Co. President Responds to Union Accusations
December 12, 2011

Scott Siegel, president of R.S. Owens & Company, spoke with Promo Marketing on Friday regarding last week's story about a contract dispute between the company and the Chicago Teamsters union. In a phone conversation, Siegel explained that the union's claims, published in a press release, are exaggerated and intended to increase pressure on the awards manufacturer.

RS Owens at the PPAI Expo 2010
February 4, 2010

They are trusted with providing awards for the Oscars, see what new and innovative ideas they can develop for you.

R.S. Owens & Co. Announces Strategic Alliance with Aetzkunst Trophies Germany
October 20, 2009

Chicago-based award supplier R.S. Owens & Co. announced a strategic alliance with Aetzkunst Trophies Germany, based in Zimmern, Germany, to be the exclusive distributor of R.S. Owens & Co. awards in the German market. Aetzkunst is one of Europe’s leading producers of awards, gifts and trophies, specializing in awards and recognition products for corporations and the sports market.

R.S. Owens & Co. Aquires PictureFrames.Net
April 10, 2009

Chicago-based award supplier R.S. Owens & Co. announced the acquisition of Warren, Rhode Island-based PictureFrames.Net, the promotional product industry’s leading frame supplier.

R.S. Owens Expands In-house Custom Art Glass Capabilities
June 17, 2008

Chicago-based R.S. Owens announced expanded in-house art glass design and manufacturing to offer stock and custom awards in a fast and growing art glass award segment. “Glass, particularly art glass, is one of the strongest growing trends we have observed in the awards industry,” said Larry Maloney, vice president of marketing and sales. “There are a number of reasons for this. First, art glass awards are some of the most beautiful awards our industry has even seen. They come in a virtually unlimited variety of shapes and colors, they capture light and have an elegant vibrancy,” he continued. “Second, because they are an

R.S. Owens’ President Siegel Presents at 2008 New York Incentives, Rewards and Recognition Show
May 27, 2008

Chicago-based R.S. Owens announced company president Scott Siegel, MAS, was invited to serve on a panel at the 2008 New York Incentives, Rewards and Recognition Show. Siegel will present his thoughts on the power of recognition, and how recognition award programs can have strong, measurable benefits to any organization. “I have worked in the awards industry most of my life,” said Siegel, “and I have always had an appreciation for the power of recognition, how it can motivate, reward and drive excellent behavior.” “We have been honored to make the Gallup Great Workplace Award for a couple years now,” continued Siegel, “and this