General Pencil Company in Jersey City celebrates 135th year in operation

The pencil maker teamed with Hudson County Community College to give students the chance to express themselves.

Matt Trapani

May 9, 2024, 10:04 PM

Updated 18 days ago

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A Jersey City business is celebrating the fact that it has been in operation for more than a century. The General Pencil Company has been in operation since 1889 – 135 years.
The pencil maker teamed with Hudson County Community College to give students the chance to express themselves. Students’ artwork is now mounted outside the building as a new and permanent exhibit.
The General Pencil Company doesn’t only sell pencils. It also makes a variety of arts and crafts items.


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