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Our new catalog underscores our commitment to the Office, School Supply and Retail markets, and our continuing effort to provide Quality and Value to all of our customers. We now offer over 1,000 products that are used daily in offices, schools and homes. When you clip, staple, pin, punch, draw, glue, color and create, we are there.

Look at our Commitment:
60 years of commitment and still going strong! CLI is a second generation family business, and we understand that our success is due in large part to the extended nature of that family. We take pride in the relationships formed over the years— with customers, suppliers, employees, and sales representatives, some of which have lasted over 30 years. Our most important is our relationship is with Quality and Value, which goes back to Day One.

Look at our Evolution:
Charles Leonard, Inc. was founded in 1946 as a distributor of pencil sharpeners and stationery specialties. In the 1950’s we opened our own factories, producing Prestong prong paper fasteners, aluminum binding posts and loose leaf metals for ring binders. We began importing complementary products in the 1960’s, when Japan was still the low cost producer of binder clips in the Far East, and China was not yet open to the outside world After purchasing Omni Office Products in 1987, we expanded our sources of supply throughout Southeast Asia and beyond. This dramatic expansion of our Office Supply line soon necessitated the establishment of CLI (HK) Ltd, to inspect and coordinate the flow of goods to CLI distribution centers as well as directly to the facilities of our customers.

The diversification of our customers enabled us to bring our import and distribution expertise to the School Supply and Retail markets. Recently, we have ushered in the development of the Creative Arts line, aimed at helping children enjoy the creative process through the use of high quality, affordable Arts and Crafts products.

CLI makes it easier than ever for our customers to consolidate their purchases and control over inventory costs with the assurance that we stand firmly behind our products. So take a look at us now: see what we can do for you today, and will do for you tomorrow.
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Charles Leonard

Charles Leonard, Inc. was founded in 1946 as a distributor of pencil
sharpeners and stationery specialties. In the 1950’s we opened our own
factories, producing Prestong prong paper fasteners, aluminum binding
posts and loose leaf metals for ring binders.