GOLDEN Receives 2005 Vendor of the Year Award

February 15, 2006

Golden Artist Colors, Inc., was honored recently by Utrecht Manufacturing Corporation with a 2005 Vendor of the Year Award. CEO Mark Golden accepted the award at the dinner and awards ceremony, which was held at The Nassau Hotel in Princeton, N.J. on Wed., Feb 15, 2006.

The award recognized GOLDEN's creative and innovative marketing initiatives, high quality merchandise and outstanding service. "GOLDEN's constant support, both at the corporate and retail levels has allowed us to serve our guests extremely well," said Utrecht Category Merchandise Manager, Michael Stone. "The company's exceptional products have raised industry standards, while your flexibility and outstanding shipping accuracy have helped to keep our stores full. GOLDEN is always willing to go the extra mile and therefore, is a great asset and partner for Utrecht."

"Everyone at GOLDEN is thrilled with this recognition from Utrecht," said CEO, Mark Golden. "It has been a valuable partnership and we thank Utrecht for creating an environment in which both organizations could be successful."

"The key to all relationships is honest communication," said GOLDEN President, Barbara Schindler. "Both Utrecht and GOLDEN have been great listeners and have worked openly and honestly to forge this wonderful partnership."

Other companies recognized with awards were Canson, Inc. and 3M.