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March/April 2017

Broom, Brush & Mop Magazine

SERVING THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1912

100th ABMA CONVENTION COVERAGE ABMA Holds Centennial Convention In Orlando Carlos Petzold Becomes New President

2017 ABMA Suppliers Display Photo Gallery

Housewares Show Exhibitors Report Strong Business Show Photo Gallery

Imports/Exports Imports Mostly Up, Exports Mixed For All Of 2016

ABMA Celebrates 100th ABMA President Mark Fultz, left, and incoming President Carlos Petzold.


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100 Years In The Making ABMA Holds Centennial Convention In Orlando ___________________________ 6

AMERICAN BRUSH MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION

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ABMA 2017 Suppliers Display_________ 30 Housewares Show Exhibitors Report Strong Business______________________ 36 Housewares Photo Gallery _________ 38-41 Industry News ____________________52-54

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Imports/Exports Imports Mostly Up, Exports Mixed For All Of 2016 _____________________ 42 December 2016 Import & Export Statistics ___________________________ 44

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS ABMA.................................................... 55

Loos & Co. Inc........................................24

American Select Tubing...........................11

Monahan Filaments...................................9

Borghi USA................................ Back Cover

Monahan Partners...................................16

Boucherie USA....................................... 17

PelRay International..................................2

Deco Products Co................................... 19

PMM..................................................... 15

Distribuidora Perfect, S.A........................ 26

Royal Paint Roller................................... 14

DKSH Switzerland, Ltd............................13

Shanghai Jiasheng Products.................... 18

Garelick................................................. 23

St. Nick Brush Co................................... 22

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. Inc...................... 25

Vonco Products, Inc................................ 12

H. Arnold Wood Turning, Inc........Front Cover

Wolf Filaments......................................... 5

Himesa...................................... 21, 27, 29

Zahoransky...............................................3

Jones Companies...................................... 7 PG 4

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By Harrell Kerkhoff | Broom, Brush & Mop Editor

ne hundred years of brush making and coming together as a trade association were celebrated in grand style during the 100th American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) Annual Convention. The highly anticipated and heavily attended event took place March 22-55, at the Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort & Spa, in Orlando, FL. ABMA President Mark Fultz, of Abtex Corporation, Dresden, NY, reported at the event’s Opening Business Session and President’s Welcome, on March 23, that 483 delegates were registered for the 2017 annual convention, an increase of 264 from the previous year. There were also 52 exhibitor displays (an increase from 44 in 2016), 10 new member companies and 56 first-time attendees at the centennial celebration, which included 58 active member (manufacturer) companies and 52 affiliate member (supplier) companies. Since Nov. 22, 1917, when 23 men representing several businesses convened at the Hotel Breslin, in New York City, to start what would become ABMA, the basic goal of the association has remained the same — to work together so that the brush and related industries can remain secure, innovative and full of growth potential for years to come. After a century of hard work, annual conventions and lasting friendships, the mission of the first 100 years of ABMA was

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ABMA President Mark Fultz, left, receives a canvas photograph and flag from his son, U.S. Navy Lt. Peter (Nate) Fultz, during the Opening Business Session. The photo shows Lt. Fultz flying an Electronic Attack 18 Growler (EA-18G) fighter jet.

officially declared “accomplished” in Orlando. “We are at the beginning of a multi-day party that happens once a century,” Fultz said, to a large gathering at the Opening Business Session. “Welcome to sunny Florida and the long-waited century celebration of the American Brush Manufacturers Association. Plans for this event started eight years ago and have been going strong ever since. ABMA has ordered perfect weather and has structured this unique convention in such a way that, regardless of your age, you are going to have a great time. “One hundred years seems like a long time. I was recently asked during an interview what I thought it would take to ensure that our association would be around for another 100 years. That answer is right in front of us. There are 64 children who are registered for Representatives of ABMA charter-member companies were honored during the annual this 100th annual convention.” convention. Shown, left to right, are Brian Keiser, Osborn International; Mike Zimmerman, And there was plenty to do — for both the The Wooster Brush Co.; Keith Walz, Osborn International; George Cantonis, Elder & Jenks, LLC; Lisa Moeder, Fuller Industries, LLC; and John Hackney, DuPont Filaments. Other children and their ABMA-member parents. charter-member companies still operating are M.W. Jenkins Sons, Inc.; and Laitner Brush. Events included committee and divisional

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meetings, two guest speakers, a large outdoor welcome reception next to the host facility’s pool, the annual Suppliers Display, a firstever family cookout to benefit the ABMA Foundation, a golf scramble tournament, and — to cap off 100 years of fun times and networking — the black tie Suppliers Reception. It was during the latter event that the newly produced documentary, “Brushmaking in America 1917-2017: A Manufacturing Love Story,” was shown for the first time. It was also during the Suppliers Reception that the 2017 William Cordes Innovation Excellence Award was presented. Fultz gave the 56 first-time attendees at this year’s ABMA Annual Convention some encouraging words of advice during his President’s Welcome at the start of the Opening Business Session. “Those (first-time attendees) are going to find that they are now part of a very special association. Sure, we all have this weird love affair with brushes, components, and the machines that make these brushes, but there is much more,” he said. “We are truly an association of friends. And this, our annual convention, provides

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many opportunities to renew old friendships. Here is where you, the first-time attendee, can come in — to help us make new friendships. “My directive for first-time attendees at this convention is to not become a wallflower. You are going to find out that we, at ABMA, are very friendly people. The No. 1 reported benefit of being an ABMA member is the many great networking opportunities that are available while attending our annual conventions. So take advantage. Look for others who are wearing the ABMA badge and introduce yourself. Ask these people what they do related to the brush industry.” Fultz joked that the first-time attendee may be given an in-depth report from a machine builder regrading his/her company’s machine tolerances, or maybe have to listen to a wire supplier who discusses, at great length, all there is to know about tensile strength. “But maybe you, as a first-time attendee, can also learn ways to

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improve the productivity of your own manufacturing facility, or association. The objective of the ABMA Membership Committee maybe how to increase the quality of your products. Maybe the is to recruit as many new members as possible,” Fultz said. person you are talking to is looking for just the product that you He encouraged all people associated with ABMA, whether a produce. You may end up with a friend and a customer for life,” representative of a manufacturing or supply company, to look for Fultz said. “I can pretty much guarantee that anyone who has been new members. involved with ABMA for a number of years has had exactly these “We certainly want to be around for another 100 years as an types of things happen to him/her.” association,” Fultz said. Several new ABMA active (manufacturer) and affiliate (supplier) member companies were also recognized during the Donations Spur ABMA Opening Business Session. Representatives who were in Foundation, 100th Celebration attendance at the session spoke about their individual companies. They were: ttendees of the 100th ABMA Annual Convention had a n Dustin Maninfior, of American Select Tubing / AST chance to enjoy some extra fun while visiting the outer Filaments, Mattoon, IL, who said: “American Select Tubing was grounds of the sprawling Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort & founded in August 2012. We are very honored and proud to be a Spa. At the same time, they could raise funds for a good cause. It new ABMA member and look forward to being a member for was all part of a family cookout that featured good food and years to come.” family games. A participating fee for the event was given to the n George Cantonis, of Elder & Jenks LLC, Largo, FL. The ABMA Foundation. company, an original ABMA member, was recently acquired by Fultz explained, during the Opening Business Session, that the WHIZZ, and provides various types of painting-related products ABMA Foundation was set up several years ago and is designed such as brushes and rollers. to take advantage of the generosity of ABMA members. n Eduardo Casas, of Cepillos El Castor SA de CV, “As the broom, brush, mop and roller industry’s premier Guadalajara, Mexico. Among the products provided by the philanthropic and charitable organization, the ABMA Foundation company are brushes, brooms, squeegees and other cleaning- is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations in order to make related items. n Jorge Beltran, of Plasticos Coinmex, Municipia El Marques, Mexico. A provider of plastic injection molding services, the company also supplies various types of brushes and other products for the home, personal care and automotive industries. n Doris Lo, of Mingwang Synthetic Fiber Factory, Guangzhou, China. The company provides synthetic fiber to the brush industry. n Martin Treibel, of Rothstein Draht GmbH, Gummersbach, Germany. The business supplies specialty wires for brush producers. Other new ABMA member companies are: Charles Bentley & Son Ltd., Loughborough, United Kingdom; Mount Joy Wire Corp., Mount Joy, PA; and Grupo Interoceanico Cala LLC, Saltillo, Mexico; while new ABMA branch members recognized are: American Power Brush Mfg., Portland, OR; Minelli USA LLC, Charlotte, NC; and Trent Mfg., Cleveland, OH. “New members are obviously the life blood of our Sessions were well attended at the 100th ABMA Annual Convention.

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Snapshots from the past were on display during the 100th ABMA Annual Convention.

a difference through better education and opportunities,” Fultz said. “We secure contributions and provide grants for sustainable programs in research, education and assistance. This is for our industry associates and their families in need. “(The Foundation’s) strategic ties with ABMA, coupled with its strong volunteer leadership and generous donors, give it a powerful yet flexible infrastructure to anticipate and quickly respond to the needs affecting our industry, and the welfare of its associates.”

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Fultz added that application forms for future scholarships are available by visiting www.abma.org. “We also certainly welcome tax deductible contributions to the ABMA Foundation. It’s very gratifying to know that as ABMA celebrates its 100th anniversary, we are in a very strong position to give back to our industry, member associates and their families,” he said. According to Fultz, there are multiple ways to take advantage of what the foundation has to offer. This includes through the: n Kathy K. Parr Educational Scholarship — A $2,500 award given toward the education expenses of an ABMA-member employee or family member. “If there is a young person who works for you and doesn’t have enough money to go to school, please feel free to encourage him/her to make a submission,” Fultz said. “We are pleased to announce that the ABMA Foundation has awarded recent scholarships to the following people: Taylor Martin, who is an accounting major at Xavier University; Miguel Medrano, who is taking college business courses at Towson University; Travis Zike, who is studying CNC operations in Illinois; and Jeremy Moffett, who is studying for a QC certification in Illinois.” n ABMA Foundation Endowment Fund — An awarded amount is given to an ABMA member employee on an eventdriven basis. “For example, a few years ago the Foundation presented an awarded amount to a family of a member company that had been displaced by a residential fire,” Fultz said. He noted that ABMA members can also start their own named fund and direct how its proceeds are given. Visit www.abma.org/foundation for more information. ABMA member donations have also been vital to the success of the 100th anniversary celebration in Orlando. Fultz noted that the entire project was funded by such donations. “We are very pleased with the number of contributions made, and the support that took place, for this epic event,” Fultz said, during the Opening Business Session. “I would like to recognize each of the 100th anniversary sponsors.” Donations to the special anniversary effort at specific levels included the following benefits: n Gold — Donations or pledges of $25,000 and above.

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A paintbrush exhibit could be viewed near the convention's registration area.

Benefits included recognition in Brush Up Monthly, special recognition at every annual convention through 2017, banner advertising on www.abma.org 100th anniversary pages, and special banner advertising on the www.abma.org home page. Contributors could combine entities to achieve Gold Sponsorship level and were entitled to have up to three links and three fullsized logos to the entities of the contributors’ choice; n Silver — Donations or pledges of $10,000 and above. Benefits included recognition in Brush Up Monthly, special recognition at every annual convention through 2017, and special banner advertising on the www.abma.org 100th anniversary pages. Contributors could combine entities to achieve the Silver Sponsorship level, but were entitled only one link to an entity of choice, and all logos were reformatted by the sponsor to fit in the

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space allowed other Silver Sponsors; and n Bronze — Donations or pledges of $5,000 and above. Benefits included recognition in Brush Up Monthly and special recognition at every annual convention through 2017. Companies that donated included: n Gold — Osborn International; the Zahoransky Group; The Mill-Rose Company/Blue Monster Products; Gordon Brush; The Malish Corporation; Bodam International/Borghi USA; Static Faction; and, Brush Fibers/Monahan Filaments; n Silver — Purdy Corp.; Felton Inc.; SilvaCor Inc.; Monterey Mills; Precision Brush; DuPont Filaments; Abtex Corp.; Wooster Brush Company; Industrial Brush Co.; Weiler Corp.; Beatty Machine and Tool Works; MFC Ltd.; PMM; InterBrush Freiburg Messe FWTM; Woehler Brush Tech; Broom, Brush & Mop Magazine and other trade media; the ABMA Paint Applicator Division; Tanis Inc.; Boucherie USA; Jewel Wire, A Div. of Loos & Co.; Sanderson MacLeod; Lanoco Specialty Wire Products; Corona Brushes; Epic Resins; Magnolia Brush Mfrs.; Carolina Brush Mfg.; Industrial Brush Corp.; and, Perlon-Group/Hahl, Inc.; and, n Bronze — Draper Knitting Co.; Pferd Milwaukee Brush; Spiral Brushes Inc.; E. Gornell & Sons, Inc.; Pioneer Packaging Inc.; Michigan Brush; Multi Brosses; and FM Brush Co. It was noted that YY Wire; Hans Schuhmann Holzwarenfabrik; iD Additives; Power Brushes, Inc.; Maryland Brush Co.; Monahan Partners; Melanie Moss; S.M. Arnold; Jones Companies; and United Rotary Brush also made donations. “All of these companies made this (100th anniversary celebration) happen. We are extremely grateful, allowing us the have such a wonderful event,” Fultz said. “As you can see, there were a tremendous number of member companies contributing a

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Special Recognitions Given

he focus of this year’s Opening Business Session was also centered on past accomplishments as well as welcoming visitors. Of the 32 charter-member companies that helped start ABMA in 1917, seven are still in existence and were honored at the Opening Business Session. These companies are: DuPont Filaments; Elder & Jenks, LLC; Fuller Industries, LLC; M.W. Jenkins Sons, Inc.; Osborn International; The Wooster Brush Co.; and Laitner Brush. Representatives of these founding companies were given laser-engraved glass sculptures at the session. Specific individuals who have given a large part of their lives to the brush and related industries were also honored. Lance Cheney, of Braun Brush Co., Albertson, NY, paid homage to one of his longtime employees. “As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our prestigious association, the Braun Brush Company is celebrating its 142nd year. What is truly remarkable is that one dedicated member of our firm has been helping to move our company forward for nearly half of that time,” Cheney said. “For 67 years, Adam Czerniawski has been steadfastly improving the

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Lance Cheney, second from right, of Braun Brush, recognizes Adam Czerniawski, center in tan shirt, for his 67 years of service to the company. Czerniawski is joined by his family.

process of brush making and has been a mentor to countless craftsmen including myself. He is the link to our past, but always looking toward the future. Adam came to this country with his brother shortly after World War II, having endured working as forced labor in Nazi-occupied Poland. On his first day in this country he got a job picking strawberries on eastern Long Island. Realizing he was cut out for much more, he moved on to building houses with a local contractor. He caught the eye of my grandfather while installing a fence at my grandfather’s home. Adam was offered a job on the spot, first as a groundskeeper on weekends, then at our company’s factory in Queens, NY. “Adam, I recognize you today not only for the outstanding work you have done for our company and our industry, but for also putting up with my family for three generations.” Cheney also invited Czerniawski and his family to come forward to be recognized. Also honored at the Opening Business Session was Rudy Deligdish, of Deligh Industries, Inc., Richmond Hill, NY. BBM MAGAZINE | March/April 2017

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filling materials became available after World War II,” Deligdish said. “Many years have gone by since I first attended this brush convention, and many good friends are no longer with us. I feel very fortunate to be able to attend the 100th anniversary celebration of ABMA, and look forward to attending the 125th.” Another recognition came from Claude Pruitt, of P&A Industrial Fabrications, LLC, Roxboro, NC, who honored his Rudy Deligdish, of Deligh Industries, Inc., Claude Pruitt, of P&A Industrial Fabrications, company’s long-time repright, receives an ABMA Lifetime Service left, presents a plaque to his company’s longtime resentative Terry Phillips. Award from Mark Fultz. employee Terry Phillips. “As one of the founding During his introduction of Deligdish, Fultz said: “For the owners of P&A Industrial Fabrications, I am here to say ‘thank majority of us as we get older, we eventually start to slow down you’ to Terry, who recently announced his retirement. Terry has and think about retirement. This next individual obviously does been attending (the ABMA) convention for more years than P&A not subscribe to that formula, and he has been attending ABMA has been around. During this time, he has been serving his conventions for a very long time.” customers with excellence. It would be fair to say that if it wasn’t Deligdish, who is 95, discussed his early years in the brush for Terry’s willingness and leadership, P&A would not be where it industry and all of the changes that have taken place. is today as a company,” Pruitt said, adding that Phillips will still “Most brush companies at the time (he entered the industry) work as a consultant for the company. were small, family-owned businesses. Brushes were made by Phillips also spoke, stating: “I would like to thank all of the hand. Household brushes were wire-drawn, corn brooms were people who are associated with P&A. Retirement is a tough wire-wound, paintbrushes were hand-set, and paint rollers did not decision, especially when you work with a great group of people.” exist. All brush materials were natural, made from such fiber as This year’s Opening Business Session also featured tampico, palmyra and hog bristle. As I remember, synthetic brush introductions from officials representing two European associations. FEIBP/European Brushware Federation President Thorsten Stollberg noted that the brush company he represents in Germany, Wistoba Pinselfabrik, is also celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. “Thank you for inviting me to this special 100th ABMA anniversary celebration. I am honored and happy to be here and bring kind regards from your 5 SECONDS European friends and colleagues at FEIBP,” Stollberg LATER said. “American and European brush makers met quite a few times in 2016. After the 99th ABMA Annual Convention in Bonita Springs, FL, last March, we BEFORE AFTER came together again in April for the InterBrush trade fair, located in Freiburg, Germany. This event, which Drone Deliver ry y? takes place once every four years, is where German, European and American brush associations were Not yet - But the ability to ship a long mopsstick in a short represented at a combined exhibition booth that was box is here. Our multi-piece friction fit handle assembles visited by many people. And then, in September 2016, easily and permanently. Just assemble - tap t firmly on the FEIBP Congress took place in Edinburgh, floor - your new handle will stay tog gether. Scotland. I remember talking with many U.S. brush Patent Pending representatives at this event.” He added that the brushware industry in Europe is a small but very diverse and innovative part of the EU manufacturing sector. “It’s full of family-owned companies from such k e vin@m monahanpar tners places as Germany, France, Scandinavia, The 200 N. O akk, A r c ola, IL 61910 Netherlands and Switzerland. FEIBP represents 888-268-5757 approximately 225 companies, and their nearly 10,000 employees, in the brushware field,” Stollberg

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INNOVATION AWARD ENTRIES

Five company representatives discussed product entries for the 2017 William Cordes Innovation Excellence Award. Shown, left to right, are Carlos Petzold, of The Boucherie Borghi Group; Tina Burnet, of Freudenberg Household Products; Jeff Malish, of The Malish Corp.; Greg Miller, of The Mill-Rose Co.; and Chris Monahan, speaking for Monahan Partners.

said. “These companies make such products as technical brushes that meet strong European engineering standards; hygienic brushes that are gaining stronger market positions; and different types of paintbrushes. “It’s my belief that the United States and Europe will continue to profit by working together in a trusting and respectful way.” Stollberg invited ABMA members to the 2017 FEIBP Congress (www.eurobrush.com), which is scheduled for September 6-8, in Leipzig, Germany. He also presented Fultz with an engraved platter, honoring the relationship between ABMA and FEIBP. Fultz encouraged ABMA members during the Opening

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Business Session to attend the FEIBP Congress, stating that he has found the event to be very worthwhile. Daniel Strowitzki, representing Messe Freiburg/InterBrush, also spoke during the Opening Business Session. He reported on the success of last year’s InterBrush. “I would like to thank all the attendees and companies that made InterBrush 2016 so special, and to remind people that InterBrush 2020 is just three years away,” he said. Also recognized at this year’s Opening Business Session were the 2015-2017 ABMA officers: President — Mark Fultz; Vice President — Carlos Petzold, of Bodam International/Borghi USA, Aberdeen, MD; Treasurer — Scott Enchelmaier, of The Industrial

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The new ABMA Past President Mark Fultz, of Abtex Corp., far left, is shown with retiring board members Tina Burnet, of Freudenberg Household Products LP.; Brent Swenson, of Linzer Products; David Kalisz, of MFC Ltd.; Jeff Malish, of The Malish Corp.; and Kirk Beatty, of Beatty Machine & Tool Works Ltd.

Brush Company, Fairfield, NJ; and, Immediate Past President — Jeff Malish, of The Malish Corporation, Mentor, OH. The following ABMA Division Officers were also introduced: n Broom & Mop Division: Chair — Tina Burnet, of Freudenberg Household Products, Aurora, IL; and Vice Chair — Gary Townes, of Magnolia Brush, Clarksville, TX; n Industrial & Maintenance Division: Chair — Greg Miller, of The Mill-Rose Company, Mentor, OH; and Vice Chair — Jim Benjamin, of Precision Brush, Solon, OH; n Paint Applicator Division: Chair — Brent Swenson, of Linzer Products, West Babylon, NY; and Vice Chair — Connie McKinney, of The Sherwin Williams Co., Cleveland, OH; and, n Suppliers Division: Chair — David Kalisz, of MFC Ltd., Laredo, TX; Vice Chair — Jill Shinners, of Pioneer Packaging, Chicopee, MA; Second Vice Chair — Chris Monahan, of Brush Fibers, Arcola, IL; Third Vice Chair — Kevin Lannon, of Lanoco Specialty Wire Products, Sutton, MA; and At Large — Kirk Beatty, of Beatty Machine and Tool Works, Scarborough, Ontario; and Enrique Mejia, of PMM, Mexico City, Mexico. Recognized as well during the Opening Business Session were past ABMA presidents in attendance, and the years they served in that office for the association. They are: Terry Malish, The Malish Corporation, 1981-1983; Karl Weiler, Weiler Abrasives Group, 1989-1991; Victor Miller, The MillRose Co., 1993-1995; John Lindstrom, Zephyr Mfg., Co., 1997-1999; Bob Fowlie, Brush Research Mfg., Co., Inc., 19992001; John Cottam, Industrial Brush Corporation, 2001-2003; Bruce Gale, Michigan Brush, 2003-2005; Ken Rakusin, Gordon Brush, 2005-2007; Barry Harper, Harper International, 2007-2009; Mark Godfrey, Felton, Inc., 20092011; Ian Moss, Static Faction, 2011-2013; and, Jeff Malish, The Malish Corp., 2013-2015. PG 20

Election Of Officers For 2017-2019 Term

his year’s Opening Business Session attendees received the results from the biennial election of ABMA officers and board members for the 2017-2019 term. They are as follows: Officers: President — Carlos Petzold, of Boucherie Borghi Group/Bodam International, Aberdeen, MD; Vice President — Scott Enchelmaier, of Industrial Brush Co., Fairfield, NJ; Treasurer — Greg Miller, of The Mill-Rose Company, Mentor, OH; and Past President — Mark Fultz, of Abtex Corp., Dresden, NY.

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NEw ABMA OFFICERS PRESIDENT Carlos Petzold Boucherie Borghi Group/Bodam International, Aberdeen, MD VICE PRESIDENT Scott Enchelmaier, Industrial Brush Co., Fairfield, NJ TREASURER Greg Miller The Mill-Rose Company, Mentor, OH PAST PRESIDENT Mark Fultz Abtex Corp., Dresden, NY. BBM MAGAZINE | March/April 2017


Active manufacturer board members are: Connie McKinney, of Sherwin Williams/Purdy, Cleveland, OH; Gary Townes, of Magnolia Brush, Clarksville, TX; Jim Benjamin, of Precision Brush Co., Solon, OH; R.J. Lindstrom, of Zephyr Mfg., Co., Sedalia, MO; Fred Spach, of Carolina Brush, Mfg., Co., Inc., Gastonia, NC; and Mike Zimmerman, of The Wooster Brush Co., Wooster, OH. Affiliate supplier board members are: Jill Shinners, of Pioneer Packaging, Chicopee, MA; Chris Monahan, of Brush Fibers, Inc., Arcola, IL; Kevin Lannon, of Lanoco Specialty Wire Products, Inc., Sutton, MA; Enrique Mejia, of PMM, Mexico City, Mexico; Mike Fredrickson, of Jewel Wire Co., Inc.,/Div. of Loos & Co., Inc., Pomfret, CT; and Vasko Naumovski, of Zahoransky USA, West Chicago, IL. Retiring ABMA board members were also recognized. They are: Brent Swenson, of Linzer Products, West Babylon, NY; David Kalisz, of MFC Mark Fultz, far left, presents David Parr with a check of $17,350 for the Ltd., Laredo, TX; Tina Burnet, of Freudenberg Kathy K. Parr Memorial Endowment Fund. Household Products LP., Aurora, IL; Kirk Beatty, of ABMA officials, however, set a high bar that will be hard to top Beatty Machine & Tool Works Ltd., Scarborough, ON; and Jeff in the future. Mark and Judy Fultz’ son, Lieutenant Peter Malish, of The Malish Corp., Mentor, OH. (Nate) Fultz, a U.S. Navy fighter pilot stationed in Japan, was flown to the convention, by the association, as a surprise for his A Moving Tribute parents. Toward the end of this year’s Opening Business t the conclusion of an ABMA president’s two-year term, Session, incoming ABMA President Carlos Petzold invited it’s customary for the association to present the outgoing Lt. Fultz to the podium. “Lt. Fultz is currently deployed, serving on the USS Ronald president with a gift. This year’s kind gesture, on behalf of

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Reagan as a fighter pilot,” Petzold said. He presented his dad with a canvas photograph and a U.S. flag, that was flown above the USS Reagan on July 4, 2016. Mark Fultz said “This is the best gift any outgoing ABMA president could receive. It’s something I will remember for the rest of my life. I should mention that (ABMA Executive Director) David Parr’s son, Evan Parr, is also here today and is a major in the U.S. Air Force, serving as a fighter pilot. Both of these young men have pursued a career that not a lot of young people pursue, and we certainly appreciate them.” Lt. Fultz also thanked David Parr and ABMA for making the surprise visit in Orlando possible. Petzold presented Mark Fultz as well with a glass bowl during the Opening Business Session to recognize Fultz’s two years of service as ABMA president. A day prior to this session, the ABMA All Division Meeting and ABMA Educational Institute took place on March 22. During this event, ABMA Safety & Standards Committee Chairman Scott Enchelmaier reported that the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) B165.1 standard for power brushes remains in effect. “There was some discussion (during the committee’s meeting in Orlando) regarding minor items with the standard. The consensus among committee members was that these items could be revisited in a year to see if future action needs to be taken,” Enchelmaier said. He added that the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards for brooms and mops are also still in effect, and that the safety slip program remains available for power brush manufacturers. These icon-driven safety slips include a manufacturer’s mark, that is submitted to the committee, for identification purposes. Enchelmaier reported that changes possibly taking place in 2018 regarding California Prop. 65 could affect the current safety slips. “The consensus from the ABMA Safety & Standards Committee is that the labeling of our safety slips will probably no longer be in compliance with Prop. 65, and that future work on this matter needs to take place,” Enchelmaier said. This year’s first ABMA All-Attendee Educational Institute speaker, given at the conclusion of the All Division Meeting, was Robert Siciliano. He discussed, “Information/Computer Security and Privacy Protection: Defense Against Hackers, Attackers, Thieves and Organized Criminals.” The second All-Attendee Educational Institute took place at the conclusion of the Opening Business Session. It was titled, “Ten Game Changing Technology Trends Transforming Tomorrow,” and presented by Jack Uldrich. (Broom, Brush & Mop Magazine will report on these two presentations in a future issue.) Among the many unique features of this year’s 100th ABMA Annual Convention was the “Brush with History” sculpture, which greeted visitors as they entered the registration area. The sculpture was the work of Sandra Butler, from the Durango (CO) Arts Center, and was compiled from different brush, broom, mop and other components donated by ABMA members. Fultz said the sculpture is available to be displayed at different ABMA member locations upon request. Also new this yezar was early morning yoga sessions given by Rachel Hack, of Epic Resins, Palmyra, WI. BBM MAGAZINE | March/April 2017

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This year’s suppliers reception was a black tie event and celebrated the 100th anniversary of ABMA.

A Black Tie Celebration

fter 100 years as an association, it was time to dress up. The 2017 ABMA Suppliers Reception took place in a large ballroom at the Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort & Spa. The gala was a black tie affair. To open the evening, a photographer, in a large lift, took a photo of the room after attendees were seated. Welcomes were then given by Mark Fultz, who offered the following toast as those in attendance lifted their glasses: “To the continuation of the association, our friendships, prosperity, and above all, to good health.”

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Mark Fultz makes a toast to fellow ABMA members during the suppliers reception.

After the toast, he added: “This year’s Suppliers Reception is a key highlight to everything that we, members of the ABMA board of directors, have been planning over the past eight years. It’s guaranteed to be a awesome night. The ABMA Suppliers Reception is generally a casual event, but obviously, we are far from casual tonight. We thought dressing up every 100 years was not too much to ask. I would like to thank all of our suppliers for sponsoring this party.” Fultz gave a special “thank you” to Kristin Draper, of Draper Knitting Co., Canton, MA, for her help in organizing the Suppliers Reception, as she has done in the past.

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arranging of meetings, the keeping of minutes, the coordinating of hundreds of details involved in having an event run smoothly — all of these things must be properly looked after. At ABMA, we have our executive director, David Parr, to thank,” Fultz said. “David took over as executive director is 2002 and immediately brought a knowing perspective with him to the association. He previously had been involved with the brush industry, and, in fact, had been a member of ABMA. “To say that the ABMA board is appreciative of David’s efforts would be a gross understatement. However, given the significance of our 100th anniversary celebration, we, as a board and as an association, want to recognize David with a couple of gifts as tokens of our appreciation. “Several years ago, David lost his The suppliers reception included a dinner, program and plenty of dancing. wife, Kathy. The board wanted to do Fultz also gave special recognition to ABMA Executive something to express how much we cared about Kathy, and to Director David Parr for all his efforts over the years, including memorialize her. Since Kathy was such a giving person, at David’s those leading up to the 100th anniversary celebration. suggestion, we set up the ABMA Foundation and a scholarship in “Like any association, the day-to-day management, the her name. Since then, we have awarded several scholarships to

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young college students intent on pursuing a career in manufacturing. Recently, we took up a collection from current and past board directors to prop up this fund, so that it could continue to provide resources for deserving young people.” Fultz then presented Parr with a check of $17,350 for the Kathy K. Parr Memorial Endowment Fund. ABMA also commissioned an artist to create a one-of-a-kind glass sculpture for Parr, Fultz added. Two other big events took place during this year’s Suppliers Reception. The first was the long-awaited premier of the documentary, “Brushmaking In America 1917-2017: A Manufacturing Love Story.” The film detailed the history and nuances of brush making in America and featured several interviews with different ABMA members. It also included well known actor Ed Asner, who portrayed a brush manufacturer. After its screening, Fultz thanked all those involved with this massive project. “The person responsible for creating the documentary in terms of filming and directing was Robin Christian Peters, of Dreamscape Design,” he said. “I would also like to recognize ABMA board member Chris Monahan, who invested a lot of his time and effort, while working very closely with Robin and other people involved with the documentary.” An ABMA 100th anniversary promotional video was also shown during the annual convention at the registration area. A thumb drive with both the documentary and promotional video was given to attendees at the suppliers reception. Also announced during the reception was the winner of the 2017 William Cordes Innovation Excellence Award. It recognizes the innovation process of manufactured products, components and/or services found within the broom, brush, mop and roller industries. It’s named after William Cordes, who served as the first ABMA president from 1917-1928. This year’s winner, which was voted on in Orlando by

The winner of the 2017 William Cordes Innovation Excellence Award was the Power-Deuce, from The Mill-Rose Co. Shown with Mark Fultz, far left, are Mill-Rose officials Greg Miller, Paul Miller Sr., and Paul Miller Jr.

ABMA members, was The Mill-Rose Company, for its Power-Deuce product. Other candidates were: The Boucherie Borghi Group’s OVALE, Freudenberg Household Products’ O’Cedar EasyWring Spin Bucket & Mop, The Malish Corporation’s Sonic Scrub, and Monahan Partners’ Freight Buster Handles. The 101st ABMA Annual Convention is scheduled for March 21-24, 2018, at the Westin Kierland, located in Scottsdale, AZ.

FIRST-time ATTENDEES First-time attendees of the ABMA Annual Convention, who were introduced during this year’s Opening Business Session, include: Damian Clemons, Larry Johnson, John Roman and Jason Saner of Abtex Corp., Dresden, NY Adam Czerniawski of Bruan Brush, Albertson, NY Grant Fowlie of Brush Research Mfg., Co., Inc., Los Angeles, CA Eduardo Casas and Eduardo Cases Sr. of Cepillos El Castor SA de CV, Guadalajara, Mexico Ryan Pereira of CWP Technologies, Westlake, OH David Wedge of Draper Knitting Co., Inc., Canton, MA George Cantonis and Thomas Typrowicz of Elder & Jenks, LLC., Largo, FL Jacqueline Cooper, Gregory Mink, Jeffrey Mink and Michael Mink, of F.M. Brush Co., Inc., Glendale, NY Mirko Testa of Felton Brushes Limited, Hamilton, Ontario

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Don Hansen of Freudenberg Household Products LP, Aurora, IL

Glenn Guyette of Magnolia Brush Mfrs., Ltd., Clarksville, TX

Christine Allen, Debra Powers and Lisa Moeder of Fuller Industries, LLC, Great Bend, KS

Fred Lombardi and Gordon Overs of The Malish Corp., Mentor, OH

Ricadro Ruiz and Denis Valentine of Gordon Brush Mfg., Co., Inc., City of Industry, CA Eduardo Castillo of Grupo Interoceanico Cala, LLC., Saltillo, Mexico Lindsey Nelson of Industrial Brush Corp., St. George, UT

Huang Jiaping and Lihua (Doris) Lo of Mingwang Synthetic Fiber Factory, Guangzhou, China Jackson Edwards of Mount Joy Wire Corp., Mount Joy, PA Yvan Savoie of Multi Brosses, St. Jules, Canada Keith Walz of Osborn International, Richmond, IN

Kim Erdmann of Schaefer Brush Mfg., LLC, Waukesha, WI Paolo Acquaderni of SIT Spa., Casalecchio Di Reno, Italy Haley Tanis and Rachel Tanis of Tanis, Inc., Delafield, WI John Quick of Tissa Brush Mfrs., & Export, Kadawatha, Sri Lanka Paolo Malavasi of Unimac S.R.L., Castelfranco Emilia, Italy Todd Nevill and Asaf Salama of United Rotary Brush Corp., Lenexa, KS

Qunying Lu, Mengning Ma, David Qu, and Zhongming Yuan of JieDa (Shanghai) Nylon Fiber Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China

Mel Chavis of PerlonGroup/Hahl, Inc., Lexington, SC

Phillip Martin of La France Industries, Div. of Mount Vernon Mills, La France, SC

Jorge Beltran and Lucia Beltran of Plasticos Coinmex, Municipia El Marques, Mexico

Arndt Stollberg of Wistoba Pinselfabrik, Bad Lauterberg, Germany

Martin Treibel of Rothstein Draht GmbH, Gummersbach, Germany

Dennis Schelb of Zahoransky USA, West Chicago, IL.

Ted Robinson of Linzer Products Corp., West Babylon, NY Craig Sigler of M.W. Jenkins Sons, Inc., Cedar Grove, NJ

Bill Dwyre, Chris Krape and Michael of PapileWeiler Abrasives Group, Cresco, PA

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100th Annual ABMA Convention

2017 SUPPLIERS DISPLAY The 100th Annual Convention of the American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) took place on March 22-25, at the Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort & Spa, in Orlando, FL. Each year the convention includes the ABMA Suppliers Display Program, featuring companies from around the world that produce and/or provide various supplies for the production of brushes, mops, brooms, paint rollers and other related items. According to ABMA, there were 52 exhibitor displays at this year’s event, including those from companies shown on the following pages.

Perlon-Group/Hahl Inc., of Lexington, SC, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown, left to right, are Ralf Heelinger, vice president of sales & marketing; Andrew McIlroy, director of sales/abrasive and bristle segments; Terry Hogan, sales director-North America; and Mel Chavis Jr., sales manager.

The Boucherie Borghi Group, of Izegem, Belgium, and Castelfranco Emilia, Italy, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Pictured, left to right, are John Williams, Boucherie USA president; Kris Geldof, GB Boucherie NV engineering/sales; Matt Tompkins, Borghi USA technical support director; Paolo Roversi, Borghi s.p.a. sales director; Eric Juarez, Borghi USA technical support; and, Carlos Petzold, Borghi USA president.

The Boucherie Borghi Group

Perlon-Group/Hahl Inc.

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Jones Family of Companies, of Humboldt, TN, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown, left to right, are company representatives Ralph Jones III and Jeremy Raines.

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PelRay International LLC, of San Antonio, TX, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown, left to right, are company representatives Bart Pelton, Katie Pelton and Ray LeBlanc.

Zahoransky USA, Inc., of West Chicago, IL, and Zahoransky AG, of Todtnau, Germany, were exhibitors at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown, left to right, are Vasko Naumovski, vice president of sales & marketing and general manager; and Artur Seger, president.

Draper Knitting Co., Inc., of Canton, MA, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown, left to right, are Kevin Draper Driscoll; Bob Vassi, paint roller sales; Kristin Draper, president/general manager; Bill Shaul, production manager; and Scott Draper, president emeritus.

Distribuidora Perfect S.A. de, of Naucalpan, Mexico, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown is company representative Eduardo Bertello.

DuPont Filaments, of Wilmington, DE, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown, left to right, are John Feathers and John Hackney, of DuPont Filaments.

Proveedora Mexicana de Monofilamentos (PMM), of Mexico City, Mexico, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown are company representatives Enrique Mejia and Dennise Silva.

PelRay International LLC

Draper Knitting Company, Inc.

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Zahoransky USA Inc. & Zahoransky AG

Distribuidora Perfect

Proveedora Mexicana de Monofilamentos (PMM)

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American Select Tubing / AST Filaments

American Select Tubing / AST Filaments, of Mattoon, IL, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown is Dustin Maninfior, sales manager.

Monahan Filaments

Monahan Filaments, of Arcola, IL, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown are company representatives Chuck Copp and Laura Hebert.

Wรถhler Brush Tech GmbH, of Bad Wunnenberg, Germany, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown, left to right, are Matthias Peveling, general manager; and Frank Kigyos, U.S. manufacturers representative.

Wรถhler Brush Tech GmbH

Stainless Steel Products, of Deer Park, NY, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Pictured is Ralph Rosenbaum, president.

Stainless Steel Products

Deco Products Co., of Decorah, IA, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Pictured is Dave Magner, director of sales & marketing.

Deco Products Company

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Unimac srl

Unimac srl, of Castelfranco Emilia, Italy, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Pictured, left to right, are Paolo Malavasi, international sales; and Vanes Villani, president & CEO. BBM MAGAZINE | March/April 2017


Brush Fibers, Inc., of Arcola, IL, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Pictured, left to right, are Chris Monahan, president; and David Parr, ABMA executive director.

Brush Fibers, Inc.

Jewel Wire Co., Inc., division of Loos & Co., Inc., of Pomfret, CT, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown, left to right, are Richard Griswold, president; and Mike Fredrickson, wire sales manager.

Jewel Wire Co.

Beatty Machine and Tool Works Ltd., of Scarborough, ON, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Pictured is Kirk Beatty, president.

Filkemp Industria de Filamentos, S.A., of Mem Martins, Portugal, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Pictured, left to right, are Dustin Maninfior, of AST Filaments, Mattoon, IL; and Clemente Jerรณnimo, of Filkemp.

Keystone Plastics, Inc., of South Plainfield, NJ, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown, left to right, are company representatives Marvin Naftal, Hannah Naftal (front row), Brian Naftal and Michael Naftal.

Pioneer Packaging, Inc., of Chicopee, MA, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown are company representatives Mark Scagliarini and Jill Shinners.

Filkemp Industria de Filamentos, S.A.

Beatty Machine and Tool Works Ltd.

Keystone Plastics, Inc.

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Pioneer Packging Inc.

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Cesyl Mills, Inc., of Millbury, MA, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Pictured is Robert Goralski, president.

Cesyl Mills

DKSH Brush and Apparel Ltd., of Zurich, Switzerland, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown, left to right, are Ian Moss, of Brush Fibers., Inc.; and Reinhold Hoerz, of DKSH.

DKSH Brush and Apparel Ltd.

Roth Composite Machinery GmbH, of Burgwald, Germany, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown, left to right, are Winfried Schaefer, senior sales manager; and Frank Kigyos, U.S. manufacturers representative.

Roth Composite Machinery GmbH

The InterWire Group

The InterWire Group, of Armonk, NY, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown is Bruce Massey, general manager.

Fiberglass Innovations, of Rockford, IL, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown is Donald Dray, president.

Fiberglass Innovations

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JieDa (Shanghai) Nylon Fiber Co., Ltd., of Shanghai, China, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Pictured, left to right, are David Qu, chief sales manager; and Peter Zhang, general manager.

JieDa (Shanghai) Nylon Fiber Co., Ltd.

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Tissa Saw Mill & Timber Stores, of Kadawatha, Sri Lanka, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Pictured, left to right, are company representatives P.G. Tissa, John Quick and Ed Jemison.

Tissa Saw Mill & Timber Stores

Grupo Interoceanico Cala LLC

Grupo Interoceanico Cala LLC, of Saltillo, Mexico, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown at right is Waylon Haynie, U.S. sales representative.

Mingwang Synthetic Fiber Factory, of Guangzhou, China, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown are Doris Lo, sales manager; and Huang Jiaping, general manager.

Mingwang Synthetic Fiber Factory

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MFC Ltd., of Laredo, TX, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Pictured, left to right, are David Kalisz, of MFC Ltd.; John Matthews, of Justman Brush Co.; and Patricia Cavazos, of MFC Ltd.

MFC Ltd.

Mount Joy Wire Corp., of Mount Joy, PA, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Pictured, left to right, are Jackson Edwards, director of sales; and Ty Krieger, president.

Mount Joy Wire Corp.

Felton Brushes Limited, of Hamilton, ON, was an exhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Shown, left to right, are Tony Ponikvar, president; and Mirko Testa, vice president of production.

Felton Brushes Limited

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By Rick Mullen | Broom, Brush & Mop Associate Editor

hicago’s McCormick Place, billed as the largest convention center in North America, was host to the recent 2017 International Home & Housewares Show, which was sold out with 2,204 exhibitors from 47 countries attending. The event also attracted buyers from 125 countries, according to show officials. At the show, Broom, Brush & Mop Magazine spoke with executives from nine companies, who shared their goals for attending the event, as well as some of the new and innovative products their respective companies highlighted.

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he Fuller Brush Company, one of the most iconic names in the brush industry, was founded in Boston, MA, by Alfred Fuller in 1906. The company is now based out of Napa, CA, and also operates a manufacturing plant in Great Bend, KS. Fuller Brush offers a wide variety of products for personal care and commercial and household cleaning. At this year’s International Home & Housewares Show, the company displayed a variety of products, highlighting its Full Sparkle Window and All-Purpose Cleaner Kit and the Big E-Z Scrub. “Full Sparkle is an all-purpose window and household cleaning tool,” Assistant National Sales Manager Brittany Jinks said. The way it works, Jinks explained, is the end-user mixes warm water with the detergent contained in the Full Sparkle spray bottle, then attaches the bottle to a garden hose to begin cleaning. The Full Sparkle system can clean windows through screens. “Full Sparkle will leave windows spot and streak free,” Jinks said. “It is also great for cleaning siding on homes, as well as cars, patio furniture, and RVs. It can clean second-story windows as well. It is an all-around cleaner for outdoor use.” Indeed, with 60 pounds of pressure, Full Sparkle is able to reach up to 27 feet to clean windows and screens. “We are also featuring our Big EZ Scrub, which has a scouring pad in a triangle formation,” Jinks said. “Consumers can use it to scrub bath and shower tile. It also has a microfiber cloth that can be attached to clean windows and mirrors.” Jinks said business at Fuller Brush has been “great.” She added: “Fuller Brush has grown and new connections are made at the Housewares Show every year, which is wonderful. We are introducing our Brittany Jinks products to new people, and are constantly emphasizing the Fuller Brush name. We also like to see old friends, who come back each year to see what products we have to offer.” Last year at the Housewares Show, Fuller Brush highlighted its “1906 Heritage Line,” which was launched in 2013 as a “tip of the hat” to the year

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the company was founded. The line includes products made with natural materials, such as wood, horse hair, boar’s hair, tampico and organic cotton. That line was also on display this year at the Fuller Brush booth. “With the 1906 Heritage Line, we took the original brushes and, essentially, remade them,” Jinks said. “In this line, we have our ostrich feather and lambswool dusters, as well as the ever-popular Mini-Veggie brush, with tampico bristles. Another popular item is the Clothes and Upholstery brush. We have also added a natural jute scrub cloth and an organic all-purpose cotton cloth to the line.” While not yet available, Fuller Brush will put into production this year a personal insect repellent that is certified to kill the Zika virus. “The personal insect repellent is a product we are really excited about,” Jinks said. “It is another new item that is going to be wonderful, because nobody wants the Zika virus.” Company founder Alfred Fuller’s mantra was “Make it work, make it last, and guarantee it, no matter what,” which is still Fuller Brush’s motto to this day. “We expect our products to last, and we guarantee them if they don’t,” Jinks said. “We have a really great customer service team that goes beyond the normal amount of work to make sure our customers are happy and understand the products they purchase from Fuller Brush.” Looking ahead, Jinks is optimistic about the future growth of the company. “I feel really positive,” Jinks said. “Full Sparkle will be featured on HSN (Home Shopping Network) for the seventh or eighth time, where it has done very well. Our name is really getting out there. We are seeing the growth that we have been working for, and it is exciting.” Website: www.fuller.com.

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n its 108th year, Armaly Brands®, of Walled Lake, MI, bills itself as the oldest sponge company in the United States. The business has been family owned since its founding, and offers many well-known items, including AutoShow® Car Wash Products, Armaly ProPlus® Surface Prep and Finish Sponges, in addition to its iconic Brillo® Steel Wool Soap Pads and Brillo Estracell® Sponges. This year at the International Home & Housewares Show, the company highlighted several well-known brands in its Brillo product lineup, including Parson Household Ammonia, which has been a household staple since 1874, and SnoBol® toilet bowl cleaner. “SnoBol® was the first liquid toilet bowl cleaner to hit American shelves in the 1950s,” said National Business Manager Patrick O’Malley. “We are also displaying the well-known Cameo brand, which includes two products that effectively clean stainless steel and aluminum, as well as copper and porcelain. The Cameo products were established in the 1940s and cleans without heavy abrasives. “The American consumer has known these products for a long time — Parson Household Ammonia has been an all-purpose cleaner for more than 140 years and SnoBol for nearly 70 years. We are bringing them back under a brand that is one of the most recognized around the world — Brillo.” At the Housewares Show, Armaly Brands representatives met with business partners to share the success that the Brillo brand has had BBM MAGAZINE | March/April 2017


throughout the past year, O’Malley said. “Business has been great,” he said. “We are expanding and the future looks very good for the program around the country. “Here at the show, to highlight our product offerings, we have an innovative floor display and a video monitor that effectively communicates what the Brillo Sweep & Mop can do for the best three floor cleaning practices in the home, which are dust, quick clean and deep-clean mopping. The Sweep & Mop also features easy refill loading and removal, while helping to make it easier and more efficient for homemakers to do the job. “Brillo has been around a long time and the expectations of what Brillo represents, shows consumers definitely appreciate the brand. Therefore, it is extremely Patrick O’Malley

important, particularly from the point of view of the customers who buy our products, that we have full knowledge of what their concerns and needs are, and if they have any, to be able to respond to them effectively.”

Indeed, business has been good, and O’Malley sees even greater things for Armaly Brands looking ahead. “I think the wave is still building for us, and that wave is now becoming a potential tidal wave as the Brillo brand is expanding throughout, not just the United States, but worldwide,” O’Malley said. Website: www.armalybrands.com

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wned and operated by the Andrews family since 1983, the Wool Shop, of Grant City, MO, offers lambswool cleaning products, serving hardware, housewares, janitorial and speciality retailers across the nation. At the International Home & Housewares Show, the company displayed such tried and true items from its product lineup as premium classic lambswool dusters, telescopic lambswool dusters, lambswool BBM MAGAZINE | March/April 2017

floor care items, ostrich feather dusters and commercial products. “It can be difficult to come up with a new way to create a lambswool duster,” said Vice President Jeff Andrews. “You can change handles and colors, but a duster is a duster, and they have been around for 100 years. “We use real ostrich feathers. We also have a line of microfiber dusters. Some people like microfiber and some people like the natural feathers. You got to give the customers what they want.” Andrews said the most popular products are the 24-inch lambswool duster and 13-inch feather duster. “These dusters have always been the bedrock of our business,” Andrews said. The family has kept a flock of commercial breeding ewes on their farm in rural northwest Missouri for many years. As a result, family members have gained valuable insight and expertise in wool quality and how it directly relates to manufacturing quality cleaning products, according to the company. “Business has been steady, but it is not like it used to be,” Andrews said. “Things are changing in the marketplace. For example, more people are shopping online. Some of our retail businesses are doing extremely well, but some are struggling. We are here to help them.” At the Housewares Show, the goal was to show the company’s products to as many people as possible, Andrews said. Getting Wool Shop’s offerings to customers hasn’t always been easy, as the customer base has undergone changes over the years. “We have end-users who call and say, ‘We bought your duster 20 years ago and it is just now wearing out. We want to get another one, but nobody sells them anywhere,’” Andrews said. “A lot of the ‘mom and pops’ have gone out of business. However, we have gained some new ones as customers, as well as some big box stores.” The Wool Shop has traditionally sought “mom and pop” stores and/or small chains with which to do business. “We have some large retail businesses, and they are great to Jeff Andrews deal with, but there is something PG 37


about connecting and establishing relationships with small family-owned businesses,” Andrews said. In serving its customer base, Andrews said, “We try to treat all businesses, large or small, like we want to be treated — with respect and dignity. We are here to make products of good quality that we stand behind.” Andrews expressed optimism about the future of the Wool Shop and the direction the country is heading. However, he said, yearly sales cycles are unpredictable in today’s marketplace. “Things used to be more predictable. Up until about 2000, our sales ran like clockwork,” Andrews said. There were

predictable peaks and valleys. We knew from January through March there would be a small crescendo of sales. From April to July, business would kind of build, and then from July to December there was a huge crescendo. That predictable cycle no longer exists. One

year, December was the biggest month we ever had, and then the next year it was the smallest month and July was the biggest.” While the Wool Shop imports some items, nearly 90 percent of the company’s products are made in the United States. Website: www.woolshop.com.

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rushtech, of Plattsburgh, NY, offers more than 300 types of brushes for a wide variety of applications. The company prides itself on innovative and unique products to solve cleaning problems. The company is owned and operated by Vice President of Sales Zaven Gunjian and his sister, President Nora Gunjian. As a regular attendee of the International Home & Housewares Show, Brushtech’s goal to bring something new to highlight each year, in addition to other products. “We have some new brushes on display this year,” Zaven Gunjian said. “We have expanded our double helix, bristle-free barbecue brush line. We patented our bristle-free system a few years ago, and now we are expanding that line. People really like the bristle-free brushes because of the danger of bristles falling into food on the barbecue.” Another product Brushtech highlighted is a brush designed to clean expresso cups. “As always, we are keeping everything made in America,” Zaven Gunjian said. “In addition, we are exploring some new filaments and new materials as we go along. In the past year, which was our 40th anniversary, we looked at our lines and streamlined our sku base. We have gotten rid of some things that don’t work and added some products. Attending the International Home & Housewares Show is always exciting.” Like most exhibitors, Zaven Gunjian and his sister take advantage of the show to meet with current customers and buyers, view what other companies have to offer, and, hopefully, gain some new customers.

“We always get inspired coming to the trade show,” Zaven Gunjian said. “We take pride in constantly innovating and driving the future of the brush world.” Nora Gunjian added: “A nice thing about the show is visiting with the retailers. They Zaven Gunjian and Nora Gunjian tell us what their customers are looking for and it is always good to get feedback. They relate to us what they hear from customers and the problems they may have. Through this interaction, we can develop new items that fit exactly what the customer wants.” Zaven Gunjian said Brushtech’s catalog has been redesigned. “We had a professional photographer take photos of our brushes, because, as the world of brushes goes, everything is online,” Zaven Gunjian said. “A picture is worth a thousand words. Investing in a topnotch photographer was worth the money.” Ongoing innovation is what has traditionally driven the company forward, and that commitment continues. “We will take new ideas from wherever they originate,” Zaven Gunjian said. “Sometimes, we even get ideas from our employees. It is always good to listen to your customers, but it is also wise to actually talk to the people who are making your brushes.” One new type of brush the company will be launching in the near future came about as employees sought to solve a problem they faced in the workplace. “Our employees came up with a finger-tip and hand-washing brush,” Zaven Gunjian said. “They get their hands dirty all the time and they said, ‘We are brush makers and we got to figure this out.’ We are real excited about launching this brush. It really pays to listen to your employees, because they are dealing with brushes everyday.” While business could always be better, Zaven Gunjian said, “We can’t complain. We are in the process of adding two new (brush making) machines and we are excited to get that new technology in our factory.” The Gunjians are optimistic about the future of their company, as, despite what might happen with the economy, brushes are items that people depend upon to accomplish daily tasks in their lives. “Things get dirty and people need to clean,” Zaven Gunjian said. “In the future, people are still going to need brushes. It is never going to go away. People need to brush their teeth and wash their pots and pans, etc.”

The Fuller Brush Company

The Libman Company

Eagle Home Products

The Fuller Brush Company, of Napa, CA, offers a wide variety of cleaning products, including brushes, mops, brooms and sponges. Shown is Assistant Sales Manager Brittany Jinks.

The Libman Company, of Arcola, IL, product offerings include a variety of housewares such as dust mops, sponge and wet mops; brooms; brushes; and buckets.

Eagle Home Products, of Huntington, NY, offers various cleaning items, including bath and scrub brushes; brooms; scouring pads and sponges. Shown is CEO Setko Seter holding an example of the company’s new broom line.

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Zaven Gunjian said people appreciate the company’s commitment to “Made in America” as much as possible, but that is no excuse to manufacture anything less than a quality product. “You can’t skim on quality just because you are making it in the U.S.,” Zaven Gunjian said. “Therefore, it is important to constantly think about the quality of innovations and designs. Having products made in America is just a bonus. The added value is perceived, but you can’t overcharge for that benefit.” Website: www.brushtechbrushes.com.

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ounded by Italian immigrant Ettore Steccone, Ettore Products Company, of Alameda, CA, is in its 81st year of business. The company has been owned and operated by the same family since it opened its doors. The company’s product lineup includes squeegees and rubber blades; T-bars and sleeves; poles; scrapers; buckets; window cleaning kits; floor care items; dusters; holsters and belts; cleaners and soap; auto and clean up products; and pure water systems. Products Ettore displayed at the International Home & Housewares show represented the Consumer Retail Division, said Vice President of Sales Wayne Schultz. There also were a few products at the Ettore booth from the Professional Division, which caters to professional window cleaners “At the Housewares show, we have window cleaning tools, but we also are displaying other complementary tools. We have our booth setup to focus on home and retail items,” Schultz said. “If someone is cleaning windows, he or she will typically also be dusting and cleaning a dining room or living room. We have a few new products that are part of our complementary lineup.” The company’s consumer retail products include feather, lambswool, synthetic and microfiber dusters, squeegees, buckets, cleaning solutions, and extension poles. Other retail items included brushes and squeegees for washing cars and other vehicles, as well as items to clean floors and patios. While Ettore representatives took advantage of the networking opportunities at the International Home & Housewares Show, as well as seeing what competitors had to offer, the company’s primary goal was to gain new business, Schultz said. “As an 81-year-old company, we have spent the equivalent of a lifetime setting up world-wide distribution channels,” Schultz said. “As we all know, the world is changing rapidly. Now, there are retailers who directly sell to individuals online. “We have spent 81 years developing our business channels, and we don’t want to abandon that, but we also don’t want to ignore the future. So, it is kind of a tightrope act of keeping our existing customers happy, while also exploring where to find new business, which is our focus.”

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Gator Cleaning Products, LLC, of Eugene, OR, provides grout cleaning solutions. The Grout Gator® features movable beveled brushes to clean grout lines. Shown is Managing Partner Jim Hill.

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The company’s efforts to attract new business, while at the same time keeping its existing customers satisfied and engaged, has paid dividends. “We had a record year last year for the fifth time in a row,” Schultz said. “Things are going well and we are outpacing the market. There are still remnants of the Great Recession, but I think the market is growing. We couldn’t be happier.” The company’s namesake, Ettore Steccone, was a window washer in Wayne Schultz Italy. He continued that profession when he came to America, but he didn’t like the cleaning tools he found in his new home. Subsequently, he invented a more efficient squeegee, the basic design of which is still used today. “Steccone’s business philosophy was to make the best products in the world and back them the best way. This is why be have been around for 80plus years,” Schultz said. “Our products either save people time or make people money. We have a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee. If someone is not satisfied that a product does what we said it would do, we replace it and take care of the issue — period — end of story.” Looking ahead, Schultz said there are a lot of unknowns as the new president’s administration has caused some anxiety. “There’s a ‘we’re not sure’ kind of sentiment, especially worldwide,” Schultz said. “Nonetheless, we are having a good year. The economy is growing, and as long as there are more people ready to spend more money than they did last year, business will be good.” Website: www.ettore.com.

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ounded in 1969, Lola Products, of Hackensack, NJ, is a family owned company that prides itself on offering value priced, quality products for just about every cleaning chore around the house, according to the company. Lola’s product lineup consists of a variety of brooms, brushes, cloths, mops, scrubbers, sponges and scourers. The company’s offerings can be found in major retail chains. At the International Home & Housewares Show, Lola highlighted dust mop and broom products, which feature four-piece handles. The ability to break down the handles into four pieces offers many benefits when it comes to packaging and logistics, said Chief Business Officer Richard Spitaletta. “There are a lot of benefits with a four-piece handle, when it comes to

Armaly Brands

Armaly Brands, of Walled Lake, MI, offers sponges, steel wool soap pads, car wash and stick-good cleaning items. Shown is National Business Manager Patrick O’Malley.

Hayco Mfg. Ltd.

Hayco Manufacturing Ltd., of Hong Kong, offers a variety of cleaning products including brooms, mops, brushes, squeegees, carpet and floor sweepers. Shown, left to right are, Manager-Corporate Communications Rebecca Tang, CEO Christopher Hay, Vice President R&D/Product Engineering Simeon Jupp, Director-Sales & Marketing Suanne Wong, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development Jon Guyett and Market Specialist-Corporate Communications Antony Wong. PG 39


shipping and merchandising, that you don’t get with a standard handle,” Spitaletta said. “Merchandising-wise, we are able to offer a handle that is equivalent to a standard handle, but in four-pieces. These items are available in a much more condensed package. It is easier to merchandise and easier to carry out of the store. Also, it is nice for the consumer and the handles do not compromise on quality.” Spitaletta said the condensed packaging made possible with the fourpiece handles also lends itself to the trend of more companies and consumers doing business online. “Consumers will now realize they can pick up a mop or a broom with everything else they are purchasing online,” he said. Another product the company highlighted, which was making its debut at the show, was the Lola 500 Brushes Bowl Brush and Caddy. “It is the only bowl brush with a built-in blue cleanser,” Spitaletta said. “The patent pending bowl brush and caddy allows the user to remove the handle and insert the blue cartridge into the bowl brush without touching the brush. As soon as the bowl brush cleanser hits water, it activates and cleans while brushing. It is convenient, easy to use and it is sanitary. It keeps bowls clean, sanitary and odor-free. “In addition, it is easy to use and it lasts for approximately 500 brushes, which is why we are calling it 500 Brushes. We also have available replacement brush heads and bluecleanser cartridges. The consumer can buy the bowl brush and caddy and just refill the cleanser and replace the head as needed. This is a patentpending product that is innovative and different.” Spitaletta said the main motive Richard Spitaletta for his company in attending trade shows is to gain new business. “We come to the International Home & Housewares Show to meet with our existing customers and review new items, but there is always the goal of expanding our distribution base whenever we go to a trade show,” he said. “We always like to see new customers and get a dialogue going with them as they view our products. This is important to us, and is why we attend the show. Spitaletta reported that business has been “great” at Lola Products. “We are growing every year,” he said. “We keep adding products, and we try to innovate as well, which is always important in this segment. Between innovation and growing our customer base, business is good.” Lola Products approach to customer service is the tried and true

concept of the customer is always right. “We have a mandatory policy of getting back to customers immediately when they make a request,” Spitaletta said. “That is first and foremost in everything we do. We strive for perfection in customer service, whether it’s on the order side, the shipping side or the follow-up side — no matter what we do, the customer is always right and they are always first.” As Lola Products is an innovative and forward-looking company, Spitaletta is optimistic about the future. “Regardless of the state of the economy, this is a category that consumers will always need and use on a regular basis,” Spitaletta said.

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“It is incumbent upon us to change with the times and innovate as customers needs and demographics change. Going forward, with the shift to e-commerce, there are some challenges. We must keep an eye on that segment of the industry.” Website: www.lolaproducts.com.

t the International Home & Housewares Show, Gator Cleaning Products, LLC, of Eugene, OR, highlighted its Grout Gator, which allows the user to clean several grout lines at the same time. “People using this product can clean up to eight grout lines at once,” said Managing Partner Jim Hill. The Grout Gator’s durable and adjustable brush heads slide back and forth to fit over any tile size from 2 inches to 13 inches. The steel telescoping extension pole can be used with the Grout Gator to easily clean floors, walls and ceilings, according to the company. “We invented the Grout Gator a couple of years ago and we have seen growth in a lot of segments with this product. Business has been great,” Hill said. “One of our primary goals at the show is to connect with distributors, direct buyers and retailers from around the world.” Hill said his commitment to high-quality customer service goes back 32 years. “I’ve been in the athletic apparel clothing business and I’ve dealt with big companies all the way down to one-on-one consumers,” Hill said. “Our customer service phones are always open. We always have someone answering the phones. If there is ever a problem with the product, Grout Gator has a 30-day, money-back guarantee. We always Jim Hill want to keep the customer happy.”

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Brushtech

Ettore

The Wool Shop, of Grant City, MO, offers a variety of lambswool cleaning products, including dusters and floor mops. Shown, left to right, are Jeff Andrews, vice president; Tess Andrews, sales; and Karen Andrews, sales.

Brushtech, of Plattsburgh, NY, offerings include barbecue, bath, car washing and wire brushes; kitchen tools and various accessories. Shown are Vice President Zaven Gunjian and President Nora Gunjian.

Ettore Products Company, of Alameda, CA, offers a variety of cleaning items, including squeegees, scrubbers, dusters, car washing brushes, buckets and microfiber products. Shown is Vice President of Sales Wayne Schultz.

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Hill is optimistic about future sales of the Grout Gator due to its unique design and function. “It’s a big world and there is no other product like the Grout Gator on the market,” he said. “Anyone who has tile should be cleaning their grout and the Grout Gator is the fastest way to get the job done.” Website: www.groutgator.com.

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or a little more than five decades, Eagle Home Products, of Huntington, NY, has been a supplier of quality cleaning aids, household gloves, brooms, scrubbers, sponges, scourers, oral care products, laundry care and travel accessories, involving such iconic brands as Comet and Spic and Span. At the International Home & Housewares Show, the company was displaying its new line of brooms. “The brooms are bright and colorful, as they have what we call a ‘metallic finish,’” said COO Setko Seter. “The product is being patented. We expect a big turnout for this line because of the bristle and broom quality and the color range.” Eagle’s customer base includes retail outlets and distributors. “Business has been up,” Seter said. “We expect even bigger growth this year and in the coming years. We have been in business for 51 years.” Seter said the company’s online presence has been a valuable tool in reaching out to customers. “Computers have taken over,” Setko Seter Seter said. “Because the consumer can reach us online, we are now nearly a 24/7 business.” Another advantage of being online is if customers have questions or are seeking information, they can communicate directly with Eagle representatives. “Customer service is very, very important,” Seter said. “We expect to see more new customers purchasing our products. Obviously, we have repeating customers who love us, which has been a good marriage. We expect growth in the company and in the industry overall.” Website: www.eaglehomeproducts.com.

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eadquartered in Fairfield, NJ, BulbHead.com brings “Bright Ideas for a Better Life” to its customers worldwide with unique, problemsolving products. While most know TeleBrands as the largest marketer of “As Seen on TV”

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Butler Home Products, LLC, of Hudson, MA, offers various cleaning items, including brooms; kitchen/vegetable and scrub brushes; scrubber sponges; disposable cleaning supplies; mops; and lint rollers.

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items, the company is transitioning to BulbHead.com with the goal of launching successful consumer gadgets to help solve everyday problems, according to account cordinator Jack Haanraadts. BulbHead.com markets in such categories as cookware, home and cleaning and gardening. Displaying at the International Home & Housewares Show, BulbHead.com highlighted two of its best-selling cleaning tools as extensions of the popular Hurricane Spin Mop family. Jack Haanraadts “Attending the International Home & Housewares Show is the perfect opportunity to educate buyers and consumers on our newest products,” said A.J. Khubani, CEO/founder of BulbHead.com. “We continue to add to our growing lines in order to make life easier for our customers.” The Hurricane Spin Scrubber is currently the company’s top-seller. The scrubber is a high-powered, electric brush that blasts away dirt and grime buildup in the shower, bathtub, sink and toilet. Cordless and rechargeable, a single charge lasts up to 60 minutes for easy cleaning action with no bending. HurriVcane Spin Scrubber is perfect for tubs and fixtures, tiles and grout, and cracks and crevasses. It can also be used to clean garage doors and more, the company said. Hurricane Spin Scrubber comes with three interchangeable brush heads, multi-purpose, corner, and extra-wide, for different needs. The scrubber also comes with an attachable extension pole for hard-to-reach places. Also new from BulbHead.com is the Hurricane Spin Broom, a cordless, lightweight spinning broom to clean messes with ease, according to BulbHead.com. Hurricane Spin Broom utilizes cyclonic action to pick up everything in its path. The bristles at the bottom spin inwards to catch everything from dirt and dust to glass and cereal. The broom works well under cabinets and along baseboards. For added cleanliness and convenience, Hurricane Spin Broom features a built-in dust receptacle. When finished sweeping, the user can hold the broom over a trash can and open the trap door in the bottom for the dirt and debris to fall out. Weighing under two pounds, the product is easy on the back, the company said. Hurricane Spin Scrubber and Hurricane Spin Broom are available in major retail outlets nationwide and on www.BulbHead.com. Website: www.BulbHead.com.

Lola Products

BulbHead

Houseware items offered by Lola Products, of Hackensack, NJ, include brooms, brushes, mops, scrubbers sponges, scourers and cloths. Shown are Chief Marketing Officer John Spitaletta (left) and Chief Business Officer Richard Spitaletta.

BulbHead, of Fairfield, NJ, offers products in such categories as cookware, home and cleaning and gardening. Shown with the company’s Hurricane Spin Scrubber is Account Coordinator Jack Haanraadts. PG 41


Imports/Exports IMPORTS MOSTLY UP, EXPORTS MIXED FOR ALL OF 2016

By Rick Mullen | Broom, Brush & Mop Associate Editor

U.S. government trade figures for all of 2016 indicated raw material imports were down in three categories outlined: hog bristle, broom and mop handles and metal handles compared to all of 2015. For December 2016, two categories outlined reported increases: broom and mop handles and metal handles, compared to December 2015.

million brush backs were imported, the same as for all of 2015. Sri Lanka sent 3.3 million brush backs to the United States during all of 2016, while Canada shipped 2.8 million. The average price per brush back was 51 cents during December 2016, up 24 percent from 41 cents for December 2015. For all of 2016, the average price per brush back was 47 cents, up 4 percent from the average price for all of 2015 of 45 cents.

Metal Handles The import total of metal handles during December 2016 was 2 million, up 5 percent from 1.9 million for December 2015. During all of 2016, 26.1 million metal handles were imported, down 3 percent from 26.9 million for all of 2015. During all of 2016, China exported 11 million metal handles to the United States, while Spain sent 10.3 million and Italy shipped 4.5 million. The average price per handle for December 2016 was $1, down 1 cent from the average price for December 2015. The average price for all of 2016 was 92 cents, down 6 percent from 98 cents for all of 2015. Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents The United States imported 491,686 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during December 2016, up less than 1 percent from 489,282 for December 2015. During all of 2016, 7.4 million brooms of broom corn were imported, the same as for all of 2015. Mexico shipped nearly all of the brooms to the United States in 2016. The average price per broom for December 2016 was $2.54, up 2 percent from $2.50 for December 2015. The average price per broom for all of 2016 was $2.48, down 2 percent from the average price for all of 2015 of $2.52.

FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS

Import totals for all of 2016 were up in four finished goods categories outlined: hairbrushes, paint rollers, paintbrushes and upright brooms, compared to all of 2015. In December 2016, four categories outlined recorded increases: brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents, hairbrushes, paintbrushes and upright brooms, compared to December 2015.

Hog Bristle The United States imported 8,361 kilograms of hog bristle in December 2016, down 69 percent from 26,990 kilograms imported in December 2015. During all of 2016, 212,299 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, down 24 percent from 278,317 kilograms imported during all of 2015. China sent 211,321 kilograms of hog bristle to the United States during all of 2016. The average price per kilogram for December 2016 was $28.47, up 13 percent from the average price per kilogram for December 2015 of $25.14. The average price per kilogram for all of 2016 was $24.13, up 19 percent from $20.25 for all of 2015.

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Broom And Mop Handles The import total of broom and mop handles during December 2016 was 1.4 million, up 17 percent from 1.2 million for December 2015. During all of 2016, 17.1 million broom and mop handles were imported, down 4 percent from 17.8 million for all of 2015. During all of 2016, the United States received 8.5 million broom and mop handles from Brazil, 5.3 million from Honduras and 2.2 million from China. The average price per handle for December 2016 was $1.01, up 2 percent from the average for December 2015 of 99 cents. The average price for all of 2016 was 90 cents, down 5 percent from 95 cents for all of 2015.

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Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during December 2016 was 60,687, down 79 percent from 293,345 brooms and brushes imported during December 2015. During all of 2016, 3.2 million brooms and brushes were imported, down 43 percent from 5.6 million for all of 2015. Sri Lanka exported 1.6 million brooms and brushes to the United States during all of 2016, while Canada sent 642,643. The average price per unit for December 2016 was $1.76, up 40 percent from the average price for December 2015 of $1.26. The average price for all of 2016 was $1.19, up 14 percent from $1.04 for all of 2015.

Toothbrushes The United States imported 79.6 million toothbrushes in December 2016, down 28 percent from 111 million imported in December 2015. During all of 2016, 1 billion toothbrushes were imported, the same as during all of 2015. China sent 820.3 million toothbrushes to the United States during all of 2016. The average price per toothbrush for December 2016 was 23 cents, up 21 percent from the average price for December 2015 of 19 cents. The average price for all of 2016 was 22 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for all of 2015. Hairbrushes December 2016 imports of hairbrushes totaled 4 million, up 18 percent from 3.4 million for December 2015. During all of 2016, 46.1 BBM MAGAZINE MAGAZINE || March/April March/April 2017 2017 BBM


million hairbrushes were imported, up 2 percent from 45.3 million for all of 2015. China shipped 45.5 million hairbrushes to the United States during all of 2016. The average price per hairbrush was 29 cents during December 2016, down 1 cent from the average price for December 2015. For all of 2016, the average price per hairbrush was 25 cents, also down 1 cent from the average price for all of 2015.

Shaving Brushes The United States imported 3.8 million shaving brushes in December 2016, down 44 percent from 6.8 million imported in December 2015. During all of 2016, 75 million shaving brushes were imported, down 12 percent from 85.1 million imported during all of 2015. China sent 52 million shaving brushes to the United States during all of 2016, while Italy shipped 7.5 million. The average price per shaving brush for December 2016 was 20 cents, up 11 percent from the average price for December 2015 of 18 cents. The average price for all of 2016 was 13 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for all of 2015.

Paint Rollers The import total of paint rollers during December 2016 was 5.1 million, the same as for December 2015. During all of 2016, 68.1 million paint rollers were imported, up 3 percent from 66.4 million during all of 2015. China sent 55.9 million paint rollers to the United States during all of 2016. The average price per paint roller for December 2016 was 49 cents, down 6 percent from the average price for December 2015 of 52 cents. The average price for all of 2016 was also 49 cents, down 6 percent from the average price for all of 2015 of 52 cents. Paintbrushes U.S. companies imported 22.2 million paintbrushes during December 2016, up 41 percent from 15.8 million for December 2015. Paintbrush imports for all of 2016 were 254 million, up 5 percent from 242.9 million for all of 2015. China shipped 237.7 million paintbrushes to the United States during all of 2016. The average price per paintbrush for December 2016 was 28 cents, down 7 percent from 30 cents for December 2015. The average price for all of 2016 was 30 cents, down 9 percent from 33 cents for all of 2015.

Upright Brooms The total import of upright brooms for December 2016 was 1.7 million, up 42 percent from 1.2 million for December 2015. During all of 2016, 17.1 million upright brooms were imported, up 11 percent from 15.4 million imported during all of 2015. China sent 14.8 million upright brooms to the United States during all of 2016. The average price per broom for December 2016 was $1.49, up 1 cent from the average price for December 2015. The average price per broom for all of 2016 was $1.38, down 5 percent from $1.46 for all of 2015.

Export totals for all of 2016 were down in three categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, toothbrushes and shaving brushes, compared to all of 2015. In December 2016, three categories outlined reported increases:

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brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, artist brushes and paintbrushes, compared to December 2015.

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials The United States exported 4,978 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during December 2016, up 8 percent from the December 2015 total of 4,600 dozen. Exports of brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during all of 2016 were 70,743 dozen, down 17 percent from 85,335 dozen for all of 2015. The United States sent 30,804 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada during all of 2016. The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $41.68 in December 2016, down 24 percent from $54.90 for December 2015. The average price per dozen brooms and brushes for all of 2016 was $47.79, down 4 percent from $49.71 for all of 2015. Toothbrushes During December 2016, the United States exported 11.8 million toothbrushes, down 44 percent from the total recorded in December 2015 of 21.2 million. During all of 2016, 173.8 million toothbrushes were exported, down 4 percent from 181.8 million exported during all of 2015. The United States exported 66 million toothbrushes to Canada, 26.3 million to Germany and 21.1 million to Mexico, during all of 2016. The average price per toothbrush for December 2016 was 59 cents, up 97 percent from 30 cents for December 2015. The average price per toothbrush for all of 2016 was 47 cents, up 7 percent from 44 cents for all of 2015.

Shaving Brushes The United States exported 1 million shaving brushes during December 2016, down 50 percent from 2 million for December 2015. During all of 2016, 16.2 million shaving brushes were exported, down 8 percent from 17.6 million for all of 2015. Brazil imported 7.1 million shaving brushes from the United States during all of 2016, while Canada received 3.7 million. The average price per shaving brush for December 2016 was $1.19, up 23 percent from 97 cents for December 2015. The average price for all of 2016 was $1.21, up 9 percent from $1.11 for all of 2015.

Artist Brushes December 2016 exports of artist brushes totaled 4.1 million, up 513 percent from 669,237 for December 2015. During all of 2016, 14.4 million artist brushes were exported, up 20 percent from 12 million for all of 2015. Canada received 7.1 million artist brushes from the United States during all of 2016. The average price per artist brush was 85 cents during December 2016, down 73 percent from the average price for December 2015 of $3.17. For all of 2016, the average price per artist brush was $2.77, up 12 percent from the average price for all of 2015 of $2.47. Paintbrushes The export total of paintbrushes during December 2016 was 95,226, up 23 percent from 77,144 for December 2015. During all of 2016, 3 million paintbrushes were exported, up 88 percent from 1.6 million for all of 2015. Canada imported 1.6 million paintbrushes from the United States during all of 2016, while the United Kingdom received 457,156. The average price per paintbrush for December 2016 was $10.43, down 9 percent from $11.41 for December 2015. The average price for all of 2016 was $5.86, down 53 percent from $12.41 for all of 2015. PG 43


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DECEMBER EXPORTS BY COUNTRY

Taiwan Japan Austral Nigeria Chad TOTAL

Domestic Merchandise 1404902000 Broomcorn (Sorghum Vulgare Var. Technicum) Used Primarily In Brooms Or In Brushes, Whether or Not In Hanks or Bundles December Year To Date Country Net Q/Ton Value Net Q/Ton Value Canada 1 3,413 Mexico 3 12,589 Nethlds 1 4,085 Germany 1 3,128 Taiwan 1 6,673 TOTAL 7 29,888 9603100000 Brooms & Brushes, Consisting of Twigs or Other Vegetable Materials Bound Together, With or Without Handles December Year To Date Country Net Q/Dozen Value Net Q/Dozen Value Canada 2,978 130,621 30,804 1,304,883 Mexico 265 10,569 2,966 262,538 Guatmal 43 2,865 Hondura 171 5,606 C Rica 712 38,414 Panama 264 20,075 Bermuda 1,339 29,797 Bahamas 112 31,443 1,405 125,642 Cayman 2 3,120 Haiti 96 7,207 Dom Rep 220 8,462 B Virgn 16 5,473 St K N 283 11,021 Antigua 197 3,843 S Lucia 1,052 20,366 S Vn Gr 332 12,664 Trinid 700 18,813 4,226 118,072 S Maarte 15 2,716 Curaco 647 16,215 Colomb 2 4,953 Peru 1,290 35,195 Bolivia 32 3,282 Chile 254 7,216 1,347 67,940 Norway 55 3,360 Finland 90 2,970 U King 3,299 128,395 Ireland 286 21,001 Nethlds 1,524 54,334 Belgium 89 2,932 France 176 18,296 Germany 4,318 150,086 Estonia 5 3,300 Poland 155 6,411 Russia 170 10,024 Lebanon 7 2,857 Israel 18 6,800 Jordan 87 2,875 Kuwait 33 13,196 S Arab 660 6,296 3,241 130,278 Qatar 45 8,420 Arab Em 1,168 38,480 India 23 9,778 Thailnd 7 5,696 Malaysa 12 6,908 Singapr 956 151,625 Phil R 404 15,681 China 1,331 43,419 Kor Rep 15 20,932 Hg Kong 9 2,524 872 45,110

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Country Canada Mexico Guatmal Belize Salvadr Hondura Nicarag C Rica Panama Bahamas Jamaica Cayman Haiti Dom Rep B Virgn Antigua S Lucia S Vn Gr Barbado Trinid S Maarte Curaco Aruba Colomb Guyana Surinam Ecuador Chile Brazil Paragua Uruguay Argent Norway Finland U King Ireland Nethlds Belgium France Germany Czech Hungary Switzld Lithuan Poland Ukraine Kyrgyzs Turkmen Spain Italy Serbia Greece Romania Turkey Lebanon Israel Kuwait S Arab Qatar Arab Em India Pakistn Burma Thailnd Vietnam

148 1,806 2,872 50 20 70,743

4,863 65,980 289,508 2,894 3,706 3,380,464

9603210000 Toothbrushes December Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 3,642,060 2,682,057 65,972,183 1,791,022 1,022,009 21,068,680 108 28,894 12,237 25,109 20,046 1,583 44,658 80,535 2,416,975 1,575 66,203 1,230 15,274 21,816 10,721 644,480 31 2,540 31 3,096 4,085 19,768 18,736 153 21,720 87,746 54,782 897,504 5,762 553,103 20,232 8,633 20,232 489,474 70,847 6,765 9,600 17,190 826,404 7,833 69,620 8,760 13,030 25,046 206,485 383,952 105,804 5,032,739 10,435 23,232 858 31,653 249,398 216,000 66,960 5,657,576 15,072 5,101 28,391 1,500 6,313 28,164 44,302 531,624 924,845 3,149,384 555,047 26,288,429 6,508,844 152,064 314,604 66,005 646,280 13,529 30,000 50,000 30,000 5,256 1,144 179 2,694 12,653 19,685 4,678 2,216 8,107 2,216 12,000 6,000 406 11,579 8,422 367 2,945 26,014 4,794 2,160 306,465 8,392,421 19,958 166,560 1,950 25,816 692,629 1,230

Value 28,327,630 10,227,343 5,772 105,196 130,963 39,844 25,769 12,764 2,906,519 22,406 85,669 9,600 19,589 517,706 2,540 17,214 36,495 8,862 27,197 804,678 13,138 215,544 8,633 317,524 87,332 14,441 174,747 52,535 115,155 6,868 210,747 1,679,707 22,218 15,689 523,178 1,966,698 171,674 37,037 4,687,661 4,960,847 3,120,415 61,799 112,687 38,156 50,000 15,234 12,468 14,341 73,369 30,438 8,107 20,040 17,700 21,118 21,213 35,878 48,462 20,428 4,694 139,310 3,022,845 182,256 257,150 181,129 5,384

4,978

207,482

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Malaysa Singapr Indnsia Phil R China Mongola Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral N Zeal Fr Poly Rep Saf Namibia TOTAL

5,760

14,352

293,896 1,000 91,763 1,499,348

263,639 8,500 196,532 960,069

105,950 8,784 27

12,518 71,928 2,822

11,802,757

6,914,620

1,313 37,812 11,040 27,300 7,336,514 1,000 5,488,938 9,963,924 228,652 1,448,634 399,350 2,707 117 3,845 66,744 173,784,713

20,260 122,561 4,051 139,373 4,360,319 8,500 4,056,861 6,304,412 131,750 359,103 625,045 25,102 2,594 57,655 20,212 82,367,548

9603290000 Shaving Brushes, Hairbrushes, Nail Brushes, Eyelash Brushes & Other Toilet Brushes For Use on the Person December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q./No. Value Canada 281,124 445,124 3,626,688 4,988,261 Mexico 15,117 120,532 867,507 3,337,350 Guatmal 38,864 41,315 Belize 54 3,485 Salvadr 43,303 54,945 Hondura 4,081 37,607 Nicarag 2,832 4,525 C Rica 1,728 5,626 7,398 16,399 Panama 14,215 69,486 Bahamas 800 2,700 Jamaica 886 30,205 Cayman 20,684 55,461 Dom Rep 2,512 34,780 24,820 94,145 Antigua 277 2,536 S Lucia 1,540 26,795 Trinid 252,835 292,124 S Maarte 11,616 15,642 Colomb 397 3,633 295,837 325,453 Venez 6,944 18,245 Ecuador 94,901 266,057 Peru 4,247 63,306 Chile 2,679 28,065 Brazil 587,520 124,926 7,092,110 2,287,865 Uruguay 1,176 2,871 Argent 50,880 10,654 761,221 295,889 Iceland 6,480 11,228 Sweden 1,000 7,300 Norway 230 4,334 230 4,334 U King 1,760 10,280 275,362 838,286 Nethlds 420 2,990 44,575 205,431 Belgium 420 3,843 13,235 117,958 France 6,283 20,375 211,839 673,712 Germany 178,424 572,419 Switzld 9,394 63,207 Latvia 6,400 16,944 Lithuan 62,784 123,621 Russia 2,839 95,166 10,920 135,237 Spain 68,652 247,078 Italy 26,228 53,644 Greece 704 6,351 Romania 1,008 8,784 Turkey 20,486 43,535 Cyprus 48 2,732 Israel 5,052 2,732 22,098 92,672 Jordan 7,848 3,619 Kuwait 420 16,027 2,179 34,914 S Arab 27,928 121,194 42,874 183,855 Qatar 1,872 3,395 Arab Em 105 6,174 82,255 311,937 Oman 100 6,735 Bahrain 3,600 4,575 Burma 10,800 16,711 Thailnd 1,926 17,611 Malaysa 1,930 4,776 2,190 11,515

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Singapr Phil R China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral N Zeal Tunisia Angola Rep Saf TOTAL

16,805

89,244

12,052 2,673 2,635 750

49,290 20,462 11,086 2,634

3,471

21,200

15,800

8,765

1,040,851

1,235,847

222,669 6,008 164,091 58,928 46,177 1,211,652 53,070 111,527 5,331 15,800 1,403 12,770 16,202,452

9603300000 Artists Brushes, Writing Brushes and Similar for the Application of Cosmetics December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Canada 831,174 1,903,557 7,117,614 Mexico 35,025 134,697 471,315 Guatmal 8,038 Salvadr 1,144 Hondura 320 Nicarag 15,984 C Rica 8,493 Panama 3,004 16,011 26,337 Bermuda 1,196 Jamaica 4,600 7,264 6,400 Cayman 756 Haiti 1,303,043 Dom Rep 22,300 28,768 67,310 B Virgn 49 2,655 516 Barbado 5,856 Trinid 11,672 S Maarte 13,285 Guadlpe 1,497 Martinq 8,452 Colomb 3,102,622 81,493 3,134,552 Venez 1,767 Ecuador 9,949 Peru 2,016 14,253 18,536 Chile 9,755 Brazil 8,213 125,530 99,849 Paragua 2,204 Uruguay 257 3,620 6,404 Argent 25 7,646 50 Iceland 898 9,699 6,346 Sweden 1,792 10,930 29,802 Norway 1,104 25,061 13,985 Finland 248 3,159 7,979 Denmark 302 4,829 1,188 U King 7,492 98,182 643,858 Ireland 1,517 15,299 3,687 Nethlds 1,252 19,673 177,726 Belgium 504 3,990 17,342 France 842 14,710 81,092 Germany 3,925 28,075 102,447 Czech 1,529 11,174 2,539 Hungary 12 Switzld 39 39,063 24,226 Estonia 2,247 Latvia 3,001 Lithuan 787 Poland 5,899 Russia 3,083 Spain 361 7,305 8,854 Portugl 1 Italy 20,648 Slvenia 10 Greece 1,292 Turkey 2,160 11,668 29,651 Cyprus 759 Israel 1,046 14,854 45,084 Jordan 166 Kuwait 180 16,705 15,800

948,162 75,387 505,191 297,032 223,236 594,380 219,495 496,441 24,297 8,765 8,209 49,409 19,630,076 Brushes

Value 19,203,756 2,661,072 28,972 21,675 3,972 31,814 26,787 140,111 3,253 10,148 2,789 65,204 132,238 17,364 5,463 43,105 51,094 24,644 91,891 309,505 25,096 15,594 60,674 87,991 890,830 31,063 19,443 15,749 46,309 212,561 199,934 103,223 17,414 3,168,078 53,356 610,318 746,962 934,374 331,847 22,241 5,457 555,852 18,711 26,354 8,891 65,203 82,025 60,041 8,223 243,425 5,132 37,062 656,159 13,260 80,806 2,713 114,721

PG 45


S Arab Arab Em Bahrain India Pakistn Thailnd Vietnam Malaysa Singapr Indnsia Phil R China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral N Zeal Moroc Tunisia Egypt Maurit Rep Saf TOTAL

Country Canada Mexico Guatmal Salvadr Hondura Nicarag C Rica Panama Bermuda Bahamas Jamaica Haiti Dom Rep B Virgn St K N S Lucia Grenada Barbado Trinid S Maarte Curaco Colomb Guyana Surinam Ecuador Peru Chile Brazil U King Ireland Nethlds Belgium France Germany Slovak Lithuan Poland Russia Italy Lebanon Israel Kuwait S Arab Arab Em India Thailnd Vietnam

PG 46

5,773 500

157,646 3,290

183,854 52,416 7,735 1,500 1 27,593 11,993 1,264 38,143 10,703 9,340 72,961 79,625 27,798 15,162 7,558 204,196 19,744 1,766 302 4,278 1 14,704 14,394,442

1,514,299 659,081 78,629 3,765 2,962 355,232 55,707 26,405 272,641 183,297 25,188 935,635 386,963 543,488 83,536 281,769 1,666,812 54,372 7,541 25,711 4,663 6,249 247,890 39,873,784

353

32,479

1 5,188 246

5,000 8,385 5,346

11,685 1,336

180,688 19,348

610

2,513

9,197

390,376

55 4,069,420

2,972 3,467,913

9603402000 Paint Rollers December Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 55,644 121,355 872,580 28,624 141,817 420,834 4,194 1,031 7,077 2,409 1,392 30,777 3,536 3,853 11,728 61,690 1,260 2,748 10,858 1,000 4,408 2,692 21,524 3,610 58,047 2,898 86 1,693 2,160 876 11,580 23,266 48,583 1,764 103 613 482 579 3,873 17,502 5,730 966 10,427 33,743 22,291 822 4,448 3,474 530 4,418 530 7,577 200 4,198 2,516 60,034 10 1,892 1,197 5,328 1,000 233 26 4,975 2,463 1,095 110,569 12 2,814 5,248 8,608 27,080 88,446 297 269

Value 1,917,174 965,701 18,062 13,610 24,035 31,794 49,252 195,523 28,742 7,701 18,902 28,224 766,220 2,982 5,460 4,165 3,142 23,631 116,818 3,689 2,890 18,094 5,602 7,649 5,676 38,521 10,660 13,560 150,152 13,324 4,418 8,482 17,736 96,080 6,150 5,993 17,258 9,218 2,950 3,070 39,363 2,941 109,601 18,517 296,321 33,235 2,543

Malaysa Singapr China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral N Zeal Fiji Rep Saf TOTAL

Country Mexico Guatmal Hondura C Rica Panama Dom Rep Grenada Venez Peru Brazil Argent Finland U King Germany Israel Singapr China Hg Kong Taiwan Austral N Zeal TOTAL

3,713 3,389 429 3,169 2,302 50 7 48,439 10,463 13,290 255,748 2,213,458

26,662 13,945 13,552 57,532 66,853 3,860 3,280 404,987 64,124 19,710 183,224 6,022,560

9603404020 Paint Pads Year To Date Value Net Q/No. 8,782 42,665 989 196 1,001 144 210 200 2,788 7,573 16,333 612 6,167 612 2,000 2,424 11,987 7,442 170 774 2,731 774 3,924 2,427 8,677 504 6,300 504 67,303 3,434 11,150 5,990 9,742 47,117 171,922

Value 76,651 16,693 2,962 3,535 2,660 4,159 3,110 9,844 26,734 105,099 6,167 3,320 40,305 3,390 2,731 10,188 30,948 36,454 6,300 68,904 17,619 477,773

470

2,724

35,834 1,416

376,806 17,168

8,892 170,590

9,726 824,199

December Net Q/No. 1,994

9603404050 Paint, Distemper, Varnish or Similar Brushes (Except Brushes of 9603.30) December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 57,988 458,161 1,555,740 7,913,135 Mexico 1,566 25,598 32,994 311,167 Guatmal 14 7,644 2,454 16,809 Belize 922 10,092 Salvadr 95 3,293 1,140 45,380 Hondura 26,593 175,374 Nicarag 1,011 25,243 C Rica 852 19,652 1,780 42,051 Panama 52 3,402 20,183 224,559 Bermuda 7,087 19,699 Bahamas 1,440 5,665 3,365 34,484 Jamaica 8,614 87,370 Cayman 8,672 39,003 Haiti 1,125 89,124 Dom Rep 6,135 81,309 B Virgn 490 6,677 Grenada 5,926 17,865 Barbado 586 13,521 Trinid 3,935 42,035 12,036 362,356 S Maarte 3,973 24,673 Curaco 1,712 5,530 Aruba 156 11,945 Martinq 128 2,958 Colomb 6,185 81,616 Venez 226 12,104 Ecuador 1,637 33,344 Peru 6,242 27,874 Chile 997 3,358 4,541 44,641 Brazil 500 3,455 1,175 21,420 Uruguay 2,232 9,157 Argent 3,581 82,714 Finland 623 9,717

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Denmark U King Ireland Nethlds Luxmbrg France Germany Austria Czech Slovak Lithuan Poland Russia Spain Italy Slvenia Turkey Israel Kuwait S Arab Qatar Arab Em Bahrain India Thailnd Vietnam Malaysa Singapr Phil R China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral N Zeal Samoa Microns Nigeria Angola Tnzania TOTAL

1,620 5,532 88

4,928 31,907 2,985

520 68 37 2,195 675 3,201

6,895 4,705 3,116 27,925 34,295 14,595

3,162

7,875

100

2,725

525 612 1,815 6,445

12,122 3,619 41,617 207,350

232

5,368

960

8,736

95,226

993,026

750 457,156 6,041 49,600 88 3,787 44,753 468 2,374 7,534 3,485 20,067 8,974 13 3,216 93 1,967 7,348 1,163 10,006 300 4,710 800 2,246 200 3 735 10,602 8,492 100,782 421,685 664 1,043 9,345 5,362 52,260 130 2,496 1,515 856 178 2,982,551

12,210 2,159,904 30,128 193,912 2,985 62,906 161,996 3,407 58,750 85,662 30,601 87,179 75,330 2,516 27,188 16,125 34,073 112,652 51,550 54,759 5,460 19,067 6,650 17,519 32,065 4,790 4,098 137,559 80,548 757,021 2,819,613 10,193 37,068 64,412 41,940 232,199 3,000 12,792 35,000 3,210 4,119 17,475,067

9603900000 Hand-Operated Mechanical Floor Sweepers, Not Motorized, Mops & Feather Dusters; Prepared Knots & Tufts for Broom or Brush Making, NESOI December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Greenld 150 3,791 Canada 150,983 2,803,972 2,081,066 35,880,679 Mexico 36,893 527,433 400,039 5,283,444 Guatmal 401 11,986 4,873 89,926 Belize 72 6,577 Salvadr 1,262 2,960 2,216 20,640 Hondura 154 3,870 878 35,457 Nicarag 544 8,202 C Rica 611 10,667 23,986 267,389 Panama 1,360 44,705 14,675 208,061 Bermuda 654 20,111 Bahamas 400 5,124 11,140 182,841 Jamaica 1,789 29,503 Cayman 848 15,185 1,033 29,598 Haiti 650 9,819 Dom Rep 3,037 20,809 11,352 108,927 B Virgn 137 3,455 St K N 979 27,613 2,315 31,382 Antigua 33 2,543 S Lucia 5,262 30,025 S Vn Gr 2,895 45,556 Grenada 510 12,859 Barbado 163 4,100 3,048 22,551 Trinid 7,887 118,483 S Maarte 643 14,848 Curaco 5,518 49,873 Aruba 1,336 52,587

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Colomb Venez Guyana Surinam Ecuador Peru Chile Brazil Paragua Uruguay Argent Iceland Sweden Norway Finland Denmark U King Ireland Nethlds Belgium Luxmbrg France Germany Austria Czech Hungary Switzld Estonia Latvia Lithuan Poland Russia Ukraine Azerbjn Georgia Kazakhs Spain Portugl Italy Croatia Macedon Greece Bulgar Turkey Lebanon Iraq Israel Jordan Kuwait S Arab Qatar Arab Em Oman Bahrain Afghan India Bngldsh Thailnd Vietnam Cambod Malaysa Singapr Indnsia Phil R China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral N Zeal Tonga Tunisia Egypt Eq Guin

564

5,259

1,534 1,704 2,638 3,198

36,005 81,832 60,496 37,375

796

11,536

5,580 2,251 2,255 7,303

49,182 12,272 56,844 89,885

6,390 3,631

98,237 91,515

413 4,654 216

7,427 79,982 5,442

411 8

10,350 2,945

127

3,212

500

3,600

54

3,117

214

5,403

77 436 9,415 2,683

19,625 11,000 46,917 52,070

2,229

20,513

449

11,330

126

3,177

1,000 4,636 6,495 5,617 1,275 362 5,493 665 6,788 14,999 3,353

3,190 104,798 61,762 67,055 62,491 18,580 43,476 22,782 81,110 208,849 36,818

26,284 76,811 6 215 18,725 8,491 26,593 36,987 815 2,280 1,641 2 1,431 25,221 4,566 49,203 181,672 5,382 68,883 45,360 537 35,298 58,509 891 591 60 4,303 284 736 186 4,332 16,506 1,158 17 625 500 6,193 369 16,318 1,225 164 129 102 1,245 1,284 377 5,938 736 12,150 69,037 2,951 33,012 4 9,318 3,259 8,234 434 3,369 2,671 105 19,796 50,731 52,660 21,024 82,890 28,081 33,436 5,785 147,555 113,815 22,100 3,424 1 3,010 307

288,615 1,348,398 8,149 3,481 152,275 227,985 611,535 443,488 5,624 27,695 36,440 5,911 44,171 261,359 42,562 708,411 2,185,449 170,861 766,494 873,191 16,330 681,806 973,770 26,364 29,545 4,275 90,742 12,500 10,161 4,685 66,597 138,406 8,478 2,708 6,872 3,600 58,574 18,323 336,910 2,853 4,125 3,250 2,573 26,475 9,937 28,663 208,038 13,841 118,990 1,239,162 68,990 361,959 6,370 93,243 47,125 184,482 18,500 43,899 50,830 2,650 231,749 1,038,008 229,174 363,298 1,301,849 394,010 840,228 150,636 1,857,928 1,742,859 176,914 50,218 8,259 21,966 16,344

PG 47


Senegal Guinea Ghana Togo Nigeria Gabon Chad Burkina Benin Angola Congo B Rwanda Tnzania Rep Saf Namibia Malawi TOTAL

751

3,169

350 308,731

3,137 5,112,189

1,550 850 31 850 3,648 120 6 1,700 2,064 168 800 4,250 2,590 17,005 4,175 350 4,093,198

15,500 8,500 2,997 8,500 67,009 3,427 18,920 17,000 20,640 8,971 8,000 42,500 25,866 202,786 13,000 3,137 64,698,015

imports

Hondura Colomb Brazil Indnsia China Taiwan TOTAL

442,658

285,543

756,824 55,692 93,248

988,547 52,834 50,151

1,371,922

1,380,303

4417004000 Paint Brush December Country Net Q/Variable Chile Brazil Germany Czech Lithuan Poland Italy Thailnd Malaysa Singapr Indnsia China TOTAL

5,347,821 93,900 8,543,011 720,689 2,150,483 18,792 17,146,891

3,318,911 26,978 10,089,187 651,508 1,273,544 14,878 15,507,310

and Paint Roller Handles, Of Wood Year To Date Value Net Q/Variable Value 52,797 44,595 4,600 117,396 11,166 154,786 3,513 102,739 674,486 571,395 8,295,914 27,300 169,679 37,770 3,440 954,860 146,430 2,903,645 863,630 13,412,881

DECEMBER EXPORTS BY COUNTRY

Country U King Thailnd China TOTAL

0502100000 Pigs’, Hogs’ or Boars’ Bristles and Hair and Waste Thereof December Year To Date Net Q/KG Value Net Q/KG 800 178 8,361 238,046 211,321 8,361 238,046 212,299

Country Canada U King Germany Italy Thailnd China Japan TOTAL

0502900000 Badger Hair and Other Brushmaking Hair and Waste Thereof December Year To Date Net Q/KG Value Net Q/KG 635 25 56 1 440 16,944 1,724 2,925 63,791 23,638 7 3,365 80,735 26,086

Value 40,559 11,854 5,070,930 5,123,343

Value 3,749 18,833 145,200 4,076 82,528 609,774 15,494 879,654

0511993300 Horsehair and Horsehair Waste, Whether or Not Put Up As A Layer With or Without Supporting Material December Year To Date Country Net Q/KG Value Net Q/KG Value Brazil 4 3,864 9 8,271 Paragua 39,497 568,087 U King 1,797 14,138 Germany 22,219 247,269 China 14,173 186,452 193,620 3,142,710 Austral 26 12,215 N Zeal 25,106 101,061 TOTAL 14,177 190,316 282,274 4,093,751 1404903000 Istle Used Primarily In Brooms or In Brushes, Whether or Not In Hanks or Bundles December Year To Date Country Net Q/KG Value Net Q/KG Value Mexico 6,514 31,897 483,401 2,779,651 China 22,625 131,373 TOTAL 6,514 31,897 506,026 2,911,024 4417002000 Broom and Mop Handles, 1.9 CM or More In Diameter and 97 CM or More In Length, Of Wood December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 16,183 7,435 Mexico 23,500 3,228 256,012 124,869

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4417006000 Brush Backs, Of Wood December Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 173,010 67,188 2,811,840 91,301 67,598 3,316,881 817,845 6,720 264,311 134,786 6,953,286

Value 1,107,545 1,776,361 354,991 4,384 3,243,281

4417008010 Tool Handles of Wood December Year To Date Country Net Q/Variable Value Net Q/Variable Canada 27,676 Mexico 61,518 Hondura 70,209 Brazil 338,910 Germany 13,220 Spain Italy Pakistn Vietnam 41,538 Indnsia China 52,626 Taiwan 63,558 Austral TOTAL 669,255

Value 221,398 535,087 1,070,851 2,705,137 47,036 13,359 683,066 23,157 620,228 21,981 914,019 666,212 2,264 7,523,795

Country Canada Sri Lka Indnsia China TOTAL

4417008090 Tools, Tool Bodies, Broom or Brush Bodies, Shoe Lasts and Trees, of Wood December Year To Date Country Net Q/Variable Value Net Q/Variable Value Canada 35,743 406,206 Mexico 2,097 47,992 Colomb 10,796 Chile 329,926 6,561,123 Brazil 9,798 Sweden 4,050 U King 26,027 132,938 France 2,433 28,775 Germany 2,271 249,835 Austria 4,236 Czech 8,376 Spain 33,138 Italy 22,118 106,093 Croatia 12,597 Romania 25,153 India 191,950 1,590,865 Sri Lka 510,048 Thailnd 28,852 Vietnam 12,097 12,097

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Malaysa Indnsia China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan TOTAL

3,311 924,369

13,901 472,388 2,038,631

20,111 46,481 8,064,109 8,418 2,278 144,043 3,000,618 21,069,026

7326908576 Metal Handles For Brooms, Mops, Paint Applicators December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 480 2,724 Mexico 89,568 34,139 649,352 305,065 Brazil 22,764 12,103 136,332 74,638 Sweden 20,148 69,983 Denmark 1,780 19,619 10,530 118,559 U King 215 8,968 Belgium 16 3,909 Germany 5,893 17,602 Czech 4,800 2,754 Spain 792,528 274,733 10,334,568 3,910,219 Portugl 14,400 4,058 Italy 336,564 687,100 3,517,926 7,231,049 India 6,720 16,132 6,720 16,132 Bngldsh 6,480 28,655 6,480 28,655 China 771,372 966,037 10,974,230 11,901,548 Hg Kong 4,500 4,709 Taiwan 8,250 3,289 395,556 239,193 Moroc 206 3,220 TOTAL 2,036,026 2,041,807 26,082,352 23,942,985 9603100500 Wiskbrooms, of Broom Corn, LT=.96 EA. Prior to Entry or Withdrawal for Consumption of 61,655 Dozen In Calendar Year December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 6,456 3,681 China 6,624 7,145 82,941 73,534 TOTAL 6,624 7,145 89,397 77,215 9603104000 Other Brooms, of Broomcorn, LT=.96 EA, At Entry or Withdrawal For Consumption of GT=121,478 Dozen in Calendar Year December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 7,692 5,671 65,316 45,505 TOTAL 7,692 5,671 65,316 45,505 9603105000 Other Brooms, of Broomcorn, LT=.96 EA, Prior to Entry or Withdrawal For Consumption of GT=121,478 Dozen in Calendar Year December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 5,124 5,315 China 8,500 6,740 TOTAL 13,624 12,055

U King France Germany Estonia Spain Italy Greece India Sri Lka Thailnd Vietnam Phil R China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral TOTAL

51

6,911

18,966 3,750 20,100

46,468 7,010 25,242

15,660

11,795

60,687

106,941

24,420 6 4,890 196 432 25,508 523 120,785 1,602,729 87,585 313,540 54,439 244,548 2,580 1,320 500 4,352 36 3,226,306

25,417 2,288 29,000 6,345 4,627 35,561 5,484 139,675 1,749,853 163,176 360,479 94,288 251,265 9,725 5,153 2,289 5,823 2,202 3,851,983

9603210000 Toothbrushes, Incl. Dental-Plate Brushes December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 49,632 66,336 449,818 282,683 Mexico 503,886 185,661 3,844,915 1,749,327 Guatmal 1,234,880 237,974 21,787,728 3,025,502 Curaco 40,680 58,690 Venez 69 5,655 Chile 42,048 6,063 Brazil 1,025,280 300,594 Sweden 162,912 339,802 U King 1,218 6,276 82,778 45,445 Ireland 25,080 83,468 1,351,944 1,859,844 Nethlds 151,240 16,944 Belgium 400 6,950 Germany 1,810,145 1,206,520 40,798,927 22,103,547 Hungary 96,198 148,078 Switzld 4,557,338 3,501,233 47,713,009 38,491,111 Italy 56,184 137,917 646,810 673,322 Bulgar 680 4,155 Arab Em 229,800 54,875 India 6,162,186 711,630 53,248,941 8,563,948 Thailnd 288,316 84,087 5,166,456 787,663 Vietnam 3,604,592 246,666 67,301,489 4,989,189 Malaysa 92,736 19,880 1,844,724 252,778 Singapr 2,280 4,304 China 60,188,225 11,319,110 820,255,858 148,228,165 Kor Rep 735,128 282,203 4,589,804 1,706,149 Hg Kong 35,400 55,837 302,904 207,109 Taiwan 49,200 51,064 7,341,476 1,658,000 Japan 234,460 222,789 3,904,396 1,338,177 Austral 5,000 3,284 Crist I 72,000 10,396 TOTAL 79,628,606 18,418,651 1,082,460,564 236,921,749 9603294010 Hairbrushes, Valued Not Over .40 Each December Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value 420,000 3,314 33,600 6,094 33,600 6,094 3,932,736 1,141,741 45,522,863 11,531,066 5,000 2,778 30,240 3,574 30,240 3,574 58,572 19,556 3,996,576 1,151,409 46,070,275 11,566,382

9603106000 Other Brooms, Of Broomcorn, Valued Over .96 Each December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 482,368 1,223,615 7,401,733 18,339,901 Indnsia 9,478 25,942 China 9,318 23,041 20,766 51,766 TOTAL 491,686 1,246,656 7,431,977 18,417,609

Country Italy Indnsia China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan TOTAL

9603109000 Brooms & Brushes, Consisting of Twigs or Other Vegetable Materials Bound Together, With or Without Handles, NESOI December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 642,643 768,649 Mexico 2,160 9,515 94,598 175,547 Sweden 300 3,026 Finland 376 12,111

9603294090 Shaving Brushes, Nail Brushes, Eyelash Brushes & Other Toilet Brushes For Use On The Person, Valued Not Over .40 Each December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 236,450 26,692 1,798,821 242,852 C Rica 12,996 4,380 U King 720 3,654

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France Germany Italy Pakistn Thailnd Indnsia China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan TOTAL

186,438 277,609 251,336

30,743 39,587 15,037

2,576,792 208,864

624,087 25,206

50,000 3,787,489

9,867 771,219

430,438 3,691,260 7,457,618 20,000 26,400 217,000 52,043,156 6,008,317 1,919,420 1,289,000 125,000 75,040,146

66,797 743,911 226,640 4,575 4,454 8,928 7,683,665 259,897 583,908 162,037 25,878 10,021,576

9603302000 Artists Brushes, Writing Brushes & Similar Brushes For Application Of Cosmetics, Valued Not Over .05 Each December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 132,500 4,117 132,500 4,117 Mexico 618,885 17,356 6,392,108 181,613 Argent 570,000 11,481 1,234,500 25,420 U King 209,462 5,521 France 2,875,000 100,171 43,926,400 1,541,148 Germany 540,000 20,738 9,737,400 311,781 Switzld 21,359,077 555,340 Italy 6,631,000 110,123 73,457,440 1,047,509 India 15,878,844 238,458 Thailnd 53,000 2,825 Vietnam 1,875,000 22,206 16,180,000 193,060 China 16,348,375 233,523 187,216,156 4,704,299 Kor Rep 120,000 6,084 19,682,000 433,606 Hg Kong 362,880 9,786 Taiwan 550,000 13,084 6,113,880 124,974 TOTAL 30,260,760 538,883 401,935,647 9,379,457 9603304000 Artists Brushes, Writing Brushes & Similar Brushes For Application of Cosmetics, Valued Over .05 But not Over .10 Each December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 793,324 65,313 23,287,718 1,742,672 Argent 171,000 10,343 France 455,285 30,933 Germany 4,762,000 266,953 42,974,013 2,464,067 Italy 306,000 22,812 306,000 22,812 India 479,173 47,134 Sri Lka 24,048 2,136 Vietnam 23,224 2,164 Indnsia 93,120 6,216 China 12,391,268 892,488 156,464,496 11,937,970 Kor Rep 355,728 29,303 Hg Kong 360,000 25,375 Taiwan 25,000 2,750 1,108,727 103,136 TOTAL 18,277,592 1,250,316 226,102,532 16,424,261 9603306000 Artists Brushes, Writing Brushes & Similar Brushes For Application Of Cosmetics, Valued Over .10 Each December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 18,548 128,291 Mexico 9,729,498 1,409,514 184,131,917 26,402,321 Dom Rep 220,711 282,762 2,096,430 2,582,674 B Virgn 2,000 4,875 Colomb 14,130 3,648 17,653 285,530 Sweden 4,970 19,419 U King 31,607 70,175 1,060,898 1,523,944 Ireland 11,944 11,022 11,964 19,866 Belgium 11,003 47,909 France 39,624 147,327 1,106,059 4,059,155 Germany 647,778 344,263 9,139,707 5,238,821 Austria 18 6,918 Czech 5,232 4,771 Hungary 800 8,351 Switzld 49,411 204,365 Estonia 1 2,585 1 2,585 Poland 21,000 14,201

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Russia Spain Portugl Italy Greece Turkey Israel India Sri Lka Thailnd Vietnam Singapr Indnsia China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral N Zeal Camroon Maurit TOTAL

Canada Mexico Brazil Sweden U King Nethlds Germany Czech Spain Israel Cambod China Taiwan TOTAL

8,100 178,395 528 804,649 577 3,000 2,548 9,934,412 2,586,439 3,453,141 7,518,770 3,100 480 473,197,077 8,385,430 5,759,617 3,837,374 2,868,948 8,628 600 24,000 259,949 716,513,373

3,003 613,314 9,335 1,487,143 15,285 6,106 29,957 3,887,451 2,041,531 1,716,776 3,073,474 7,825 8,268 365,273,211 5,733,420 4,709,529 1,229,112 11,168,403 42,536 6,095 5,988 1,312,154 442,933,912

9603402000 Paint Rollers Year To Date 5,080 121,396 206,365 4,232,559 46,884 29,555 122,402 3,958 6,000 17,234 861,218 45,255 15,253 2,569,583 2,875 200 218,220 85,146 4,240,662 4,623,373 2,193,624 55,885,067 16,076 5,130,453 2,522,702 68,132,435

298,305 3,490,273 56,073 60,601 85,272 16,427 322,390 315,277 4,940 5,655 963,525 27,512,292 17,158 33,148,188

20,669 108 27,477 300

48,247 5,918 110,226 4,074

1,420 408,560 193,872 324,583 256,280 3,100

20,822 81,418 235,550 190,554 181,129 7,825

39,697,296 401,753 886,907 496,612 212,505

30,013,371 351,509 626,739 151,044 904,573

24,219 53,650,954

155,488 35,359,783

December 1 237,604

9603404020 Paint Pads (Other Than Of Subheading 9603.30) December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 760 4,033 Brazil 57,504 39,095 U King 3,000 2,329 150,589 70,847 Germany 220 2,168 Pakistn 90,880 33,166 Cambod 12,360 21,900 China 2,212,360 327,373 17,650,810 5,967,594 Hg Kong 22,296 35,410 Taiwan 17,750 16,416 419,862 248,939 TOTAL

2,233,110

346,118

18,405,281

6,423,152

9603404040 Natural Bristle Brushes, Other Than Brushes Of Subheading 9603.30 December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 16,466 17,628 195,448 214,278 U King 96,615 168,480 Germany 14,268 63,091 Switzld 3 11,983 Poland 44,000 45,143 Italy 22,880 143,374 228,050 1,583,334 Turkey 20,892 113,875 199,484 786,677 Sri Lka 1,121 4,537 Thailnd 27,978 6,309 Indnsia 3,202,154 497,567 45,777,135 7,886,815 China 3,076,382 600,961 56,520,489 10,094,054 Kor Rep 6,000 28,516 Taiwan 89,160 33,316 Japan 150 7,422 440 12,204 TOTAL 6,338,924 1,380,827 103,200,191 20,938,737

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9603404060 Paint, Distemper, Varnish/Similr Brushes Exc Brushes of Subheading 9603.30 NESOI December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. ValueCanada Canada 6,940 11,588 209,507 137,406 Mexico 134,963 56,618 Guatmal 5,472 4,065 Dom Rep 13,700 19,358 Brazil 13,320 29,107 Sweden 198 8,792 118,890 75,646 U King 105,374 34,590 375,682 170,870 Nethlds 50,380 7,826 Belgium 62,055 34,549 101,191 50,736 Germany 1,056 11,627 194,035 533,198 Czech 35,780 133,294 Switzld 4,824 13,619 4,826 21,487 Spain 4,847 21,218 Italy 48 3,438 140,101 91,301 Greece 211 6,336 Romania 999 5,195 Turkey 12,672 42,186 104,212 409,624 Israel 15,388 22,084 Pakistn 9,600 5,910 Sri Lka 5,616 19,865 Thailnd 557,013 136,778 Vietnam 1,001 4,547 8,263 28,678 Indnsia 1,850,188 298,328 12,712,272 2,735,348 Phil R 3,092 24,749 China 20,013,633 5,782,807 237,719,508 69,890,949 Kor Rep 50,000 15,391 73,300 30,277 Hg Kong 13,800 9,232 116,256 43,243 Taiwan 25,632 10,730 451,326 182,257 Japan 24,000 25,533 611,139 703,244 Austral 1,800 6,905 Rep Saf 177,259 196,802 TOTAL 22,171,421 6,306,957 253,969,948 75,800,374

Country Mexico Colomb Germany Ukraine Sri Lka Vietnam China Hg Kong Taiwan TOTAL

9603908010 Wiskbrooms December Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 5,000 4,320 240 3,911 240 4,206 20,798 16,380 26,568 45,374 1,356,748 145,392 4,608 26,808 49,285 1,557,692

Country Canada Mexico Guatmal Colomb Peru Brazil Sweden Germany Hungary Switzld Poland Spain Italy India Sri Lka

9603908020 Upright Brooms December Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 1,296 28,047 64,202 325,019 52,500 45,582 303,510 3,600 3,132 41,781 200 5,370 20,635 29,065 600 2,224 600 7,280 34,578 7,920 10,770 140,232 26,216 72,639 205,955 2,779 149,512 408,159 1,150,660

Value 5,153 597,308 294,570 3,330 6,831 173,454 5,345 110,584 2,224 28,173 130,318 207,796 790,629 7,849 2,792,174

22,500 14,814,391 12 15,628 17,102,218

25,225 18,300,134 16,532 38,540 23,536,169

Vietnam China Hg Kong Taiwan TOTAL

1,401,714

1,873,721

1,671,879

2,497,932

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Value 4,853 4,228 3,911 5,675 46,845 13,837 1,248,848 69,219 5,447 1,402,863

9603908030 Push Brooms, 41 CM or Less in Width December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 804 3,043 2,258 18,002 Mexico 10,193 39,184 Anglla 16,000 8,232 Switzld 5,000 3,086 Italy 9,348 19,250 Sri Lka 180,498 266,565 1,053,144 2,621,405 China 26,604 93,660 339,723 1,034,142 Taiwan 605 11,446 TOTAL 207,906 363,268 1,436,271 3,754,747

Country Canada Mexico Guatmal Salvadr Dom Rep Colomb Venez Brazil Denmark U King Belgium France Germany Czech Latvia Poland Spain Portugl Italy Turkey Israel India Sri Lka Thailnd Vietnam Phil R China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral Kenya TOTAL

9603908040 Other Brooms, NESOI December Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 6,912 76,282 21,859 590,925 826,652 5,766,435 5,212 28,608 36,550 326,905 1,728 56,154 56,511 522,523 1,301 10,536 56,323 41,880 64,037 418,740 3,338 428 2,998 44,646 600 504 250 2,945 13,626 57,960 19,535 442,029 1,470 2,676 17,040 25,640 20 3,401 168,616 150 16,292 5,598 7,098 8,665 44,646 121,681 1,216,231 5,000 8,266 103,419 20,298 32,149 237,916 13,000 380,680 509,188 4,604,693 7,160 47,640 11,200 200 600 53,916 1,240,660 1,777,829 14,160,992

Value 238,341 8,852,889 25,893 380,077 32,965 535,279 50,092 637,611 29,226 49,599 4,615 2,320 40,518 149,398 2,849 7,101 18,393 48,099 505,642 23,779 52,848 31,940 2,412,725 165,860 337,391 16,251 7,017,840 35,343 16,135 38,355 6,861 8,694 29,958 21,804,887

9603908050 Brooms, Brushes, Sqeegees, Etc., NESOI December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 1,969,144 23,098,517 Mexico 4,633,809 63,150,455 Guatmal 23,955 Salvadr 64,790 394,498 Hondura 1,422,549 18,647,130 Dom Rep 39,814 448,251 Colomb 86,780 705,435 Venez 2,881 31,681 Brazil 3,136 454,153 Argent 39,460 325,247 Sweden 91,137 Finland 55,916 305,327 Denmark 300,702 4,143,320 U King 41,192 692,034 Nethlds 14,917 321,150 Belgium 96,711 1,869,253 France 237,573 Germany 366,845 4,133,452 Czech 6,806 83,712

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PERLON® New Construction

According to a press release from Perlon®, just over a year after the merger of PerlonNextrusion and Hahl-Pedex into the Perlon Group, the manufacturer of synthetic filaments is implementing measures for its ‘internationalization strategy.’” These include:

Hahl Inc., Lexington, SC: Breaking ground for a new 650m² warehouse.

“The Perlon Group is expanding its production facility in the U.S. The construction of a new 650m² warehouse for finished products on the company site in Lexington will provide the company with additional space in the production facility for synthetic filaments. The old production facility, that also served as storage space in the past, will be used only for manufacturing. The conversion of existing production facilities has begun. The additional space will allow the expansion of the product portfolio to include monofilaments for PMC use. The completion and the commissioning of the warehouse are being given top priority and are scheduled for May 2017. The storage of pallets will then be possible on five floors.” Perlon’s Managing Director Florian Kisling said, “Our business,

especially in the PMC segment, is very international. That is why we are continuing the internationalization of our company.”

Contract signing for new building construction at the production site in China — Perlon (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd.

The signing ceremony for the new building construction took place in Haining City at the beginning of 2017, in the presence of the top management team of the Perlon Group. “The company is building a new modern production hall and an administration building, and thus further implementing its expansion strategy in China. The enlargement of the Contract signing for the new production site will allow the building construction at the Perlon Group to manufacture, production site in China. not only the current filaments for PMC use (paper machine clothing) in the Asian market, but also other products,” according to the press release.

Perlon to exhibit at the Techtextil 2017 trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.

Breaking ground for the production site in Lexington, SC.

In May, the Perlon Group will exhibit its QualiFil® – monofilaments, Hahl – synthetic brush filaments and abrasive filaments and Pedex – filaments for dental and personal hygiene applications, at the Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. The focus will be on the AntiStat product, a polyester-based bicomponent monofilament with carbon in the sheath. The low resistance of 104 ohm/cm helps to dissipate static charge during industrial manufacturing processes. Perlon is a member of the Serafin diversified group of companies. The group of companies employs 3,000 people. Visit www.perlon.com for more information.

Import/Export Statistics Continued from page 51 Slovak Hungary Switzld Estonia Latvia Lithuan Poland Ukraine Spain Italy Slvenia Serbia Romania Turkey Israel Arab Em India Pakistn

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10,569

17,019 62,223 193,290 237,772

5,573 22,859 4,997 641,529

12,409 2,105 247,666 29,784 6,100 355,947 450,290 2,521 1,398,544 2,933,332 7,381 5,832 25,040 82,306 699,773 96,547 443,636 5,896,964

Bngldsh Sri Lka Thailnd Vietnam Cambod Malaysa Singapr Indnsia China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral N Zeal Egypt Rep Saf TOTAL

7,984 213,706 229,143 234,630 64,861 2,787 11,149 44,610,014 271,804 489,079 1,599,327 45,053 85,726 21,868 3,218 58,231,632

76,063 3,141,898 2,840,561 1,325,872 857,772 1,080,657 59,362 922,934 490,497,865 2,212,247 7,386,641 15,098,828 604,744 797,292 767,008 230,819 3,218 659,756,238

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Jones Family Of Companies Hires New Manager Of Human Resources

Jones Family of Companies has added Thorne Barbour to its senior leadership team as the manager of human resources. Barbour, who has almost 30 years in the HR field, has spent all of his career in West Tennessee, and the majority of that time in manufacturing. Barbour has worked with the Milan Ammunition Plant in Milan, TN; Leroy Somer in Lexington, TN; West Tennessee Healthcare in Jackson, TN; Foamex in Milan, TN, Kongsberg Automotive in Milan, TN; and Dura in Milan, TN. He is a graduate of Bethel University in McKenzie, TN. He is past-president of the Milan Chamber of Commerce, and now serves as ex officio. He is a board member for the Milan Endowment for Growth in Academics (MEGA), and is a member of the West Tennessee Society for Thorne Barbour Human Resource Management (WTSHRM). Barbour lives in Milan with his wife of 31 years, Lorrie Fry Barbour. They are the parents of one son, Tyler, and his fiance, Alexis Luckey. The Jones Family of Companies is composed of two divisions: Jones Yarn and Jones Nonwovens. For more information on the Jones Family of Companies, please visit jonesfamilyco.com or view a story of the company history on YouTube.

The Malish Corporation Has New Corporate Website

The Malish Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of rotary/disc brushes for commercial floor cleaning machines, along with a line of janitorial and foodservice/color-coded brushes, has a new corporate website that promotes all Malish products and services. “The mobile-friendly website immediately makes clear what products and services Malish offers. The visibility of OEM Services, in particular, has been enhanced dramatically. This is accomplished with large, attractive graphics and three easy ways to access pages. The first way is through drop-down menus at the top of the website. The second is via sliders on the homepage, and the third means of access is through static links further down the homepage,” according to the company. “The desktop version of the website utilizes a ‘mega menu’ option that allows the visitor to see all available products at once. The mobile version provides scrolling pages that are easy to use on a smart phone.” Malish Vice President of Sales & Marketing Fred Lombardi, said, "The streamlined site allows customers to get the product details they are looking for, but there is also room for Malish to expand product and service offerings as time goes on. We've also made sure to impress upon people that Malish is a global company with offices and plants around the world." Visit the new website at www.malish.com. BBM MAGAZINE | March/April 2017

Nexstep Commercial Products Offers 360°̊ Dusters

Nexstep Commercial Products now offers its 360° duster products. The features include: • Soft fluffy fibers that trap dust, dirt, and pet hairs; • Recommended for cleaning hard-toreach areas such as fan blades and window blinds; • Works on almost any surface, leaving no residue; and, • The 96490 handle extends from 17 to 27.5 inches. For more information, visit www.ocedarcommercial.com.

Nexstep Commercial Products is the exclusive licensee of O-Cedar.

Osborn Hires Scott Scheider As Product Marketing Manager For Load Runner®

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds and buffs, has named Scott Scheider product marketing manager for its Load Runners® division of standard and custom idler rollers. Scheider is responsible for the design and execution of research initiatives and market analysis for the complete Scott Scheider Load Runners® product portfolio. He has more than seven years of industry experience. Prior to joining Osborn, he worked as a product marketing specialist, business development specialist and strategic business planner for Siemens Industry. Scheider earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Cincinnati. He is also a member of the American Marketing Association. In his spare time, Scheider enjoys coaching hockey. He resides in Cincinnati. PG 53


Loos and Company

Jewel Wire Division Announces ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Loos and Company’s Jewel Wire Division has received ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system. “The ISO 9001:2008 standard establishes the requirements, which all manufacturers must have within their quality management system. It stresses customer focus, continuous improvements, quality review, and management effectiveness for company operations. As an organization, the Loos and Company, Jewel Wire Division, is dedicated to providing the highest quality brush wire products, service, and support. Certification to the standard provides additional assurances to current and future customers about our commitment to these principles,” said the company. “Receiving our ISO 9001 certification is a significant achievement for Loos and Company,” said Mike Fredrickson, wire mill sales manager for Loos and Company. “We identified this as a strategic priority to pave the way for future growth and to focus on the continued improvement of our quality system. Congratulations to our entire staff; it was a complete team effort to meet the standards required.” Additional details, including a copy of the certification, can be found at www.loosco.com.

Wooster Introduces Renew™ Paintbrush

The Wooster Brush Company has added The Renew™ Paintbrush to its product catalog. “The Renew brush features a plastic, magenta handle that is contoured to fit comfortably in one hand—making painting easier and more enjoyable. The compact handle also provides a significant amount of control, which helps beginners feel more confident when tackling a painting project. Its full-size brush head contains a synthetic filament blend designed for fast, even coverage in all paints and water-based stains. The Renew brush is recommended for cutting in around baseboards and ceilings or painting window frames, cupboards, furniture, and more,” said the company. It is available in a two-inch-size. It’s manufactured in Wooster, OH. Visit www.woosterbrush.com for more information.

City Of Bad Wünnenberg, Germany, Honors Wöhler Brush Tech With Wöhler-Platz

Wöhler Brush Tech is a global manufacturer of machines for the brush industry, with headquarters in Bad Wünnenberg, Germany. Recently the city administration honored the company. The section of the Schützenstraße, where Wöhler's headquarters is located, was recently renamed to Wöhler-Platz (Wohler-Place) in honor of the company. “The Wöhler headquarters has been located at Schützenstrasse 38 in Bad Wünnenberg for over 50 years. The company has grown steadily, increasing its product offerings and its number of employees. Some employees have been active in the company for more than 45 years,” said the company. The family-owned company said it takes pride in its support of the community and Wöhler employees. The company encourages volunteerism in and for projects and organizations in the region. “Wöhler is actively involved in the future development of the city and region. Regular funding and donations have been made to such projects as the fire brigade technical aid organization as well as in cultural and schools projects.” Wöhler said the result is an increase in the work-life balance for the employees who live there. Wöhler is a flagship company for the municipal administration of the city of Bad Wünnenberg, which also successfully represents the region beyond its borders. The company’s new address is: Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH Wöhler-Platz 2, 33181 Bad Wünnenberg, Germany. "The renaming of the road section makes us proud and shows that the sustainable business philosophy at Wöhler is a success model for us and also for our customers," said Managing Director Matthias Peveling. “This shows the importance and the synergy effect of a healthy and cooperative cooperation between Wöhler and the customers from the brush industry. The success at Wöhler is directly dependent on the trust of the customers and a good cooperation.” PG 54

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