Tuesday, April 27, 2010


So you ALL know Matt got the job offer HERE in Fresno!! YESSSSSSS!!
We are BEYOND excited, and everyone is asking about the job, so I decided I would do a BLOG about the JOB! :)

This is the History of the Company. I got this straight from the website. . .

"The company is a Family Owned and It started with a dream . . . Erma Duncan was a talented artist who enjoyed sharing her gift with everyone. Her love for fired art began at a very young age, as did her natural ability to share her knowledge. Erma began teaching while still in her teens. Her first national recognition for her artwork came in the early 1900s. It was customary for artists at that time to send their work into popular magazines hosting contests for artists, such as the Saturday Evening Post. Top prizes included cash and musical instruments. Erma won so many awards she had enough instruments to start a small orchestra!
Eventually, Erma set up a studio and began teaching ceramics from her home. Before long, her husband Lee and sons Bob and Dick also became involved. As the sessions grew, the garage was expanded to accommodate more people and supplies. In 1940, Erma joined her son Bob as a student at Fresno State College and began taking all available ceramics classes.
In 1946, the business outgrew the garage, so the first official Duncan Ceramic Studio was opened on Blackstone Avenue in Fresno, California. The company also began to operate as a wholesale distributor, with Bob handling the marketing and sales of the business, Erma the art and teaching, and Dick the designing and manufacturing. In 1949, Dick formulated the first non settling glaze?the first of its kind in the ceramics industry.
In 1955, Duncan became a corporation with Bob as President, Dick as Vice President and Erma as Secretary-Treasurer. The company continued to prosper and, in 1961, Duncan Ceramic Products, Inc., relocated to its present-day site. (which is where Matt will be working)
After 23 years of sharing her ceramics knowledge with others, Erma retired from active participation in the company in 1965. In 1976, the company changed its name to Duncan Enterprises, reflecting its continued growth & expansion. In 1983, the third generation of the Duncan family took over when Bob's son Larry was promoted to President and Bob became Chairman of the Board.
For over 60 years, Duncan Enterprises has been a leading arts and crafts manufacturer. In July 2009, Duncan Enterprises changed its name to iLoveToCreate™, a Duncan Enterprises Company. iLoveToCreate leads the industry with comprehensive Fashion Art programs under the Tulip®, Scribbles® and Polymark brand names, and Fashion Dyes under the Tulip® brand. Duncan also produces the top crafting glues and adhesives in the industry under the Aleene's® brand name, and recently introduced the Crafty Chica™ brand and line of products.
Today, iLoveToCreate is one of the largest ceramic arts, crafting adhesives and fashion art manufacturers in the world with its ongoing reputation for excellence in product development, quality, education and health and safety."
After looking at the website I am SOOOOOO excited to be able to have access to FUN and CRAFTY things! Matt will be working as the Industrial Engineer in the Manufacturing Department. He will be learning the company inside and out, and working on a few different teams to help manage the work flow. He helps find ways to make things more "streamlined" and "efficient" is how I say it. I can't WAIT to go and VISIT him at work! ~
Really check out the website . . . http://www.ilovetocreate.com/ 
This is going to change my life in more ways that just giving my husband a job! :)


Kathy Cano-Murillo, The Crafty Chica said...

Welcome to iLovetoCreate! I've been here three years and LOVE it! Great people, great products! Welcome!

Bird is the Word said...

THANKS Kathy! I am SOOOO excited to start playing with all the products! We went into the Gift Shop yesterday and my head went CRAZY with all the neat things I could make!

Meg said...

Congrats to you both!! Thank goodness for answered prayers!