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Incoming ABMA President Jeff Malish (left) presents Ian Moss, outgoing president, with a crystal bowl during the 2013 ABMA Annual Convention.

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Volume 103, Number 2

CALENDAR MAY 7-9, 2013 National Hardware Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV Information: 203-840-5622

SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2013 FEIBP/European Brushware Federation 55th Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark Information: www.eurobrush.com

OCTOBER 3-4, 2013 National Broom & Mop Meeting, St. Louis, MO Information: 217-379-2377, Ext. 221

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MARCH 15-18, 2014 International Home & Housewares Show, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL Information: 847-292-4200

Industry News ___________________________________34

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Raw Material Report ______________________________35

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS ABMA ....................................................................................51 Borghi USA ............................................................................52 Boucherie..................................................................................9 Caddy & Co., Inc., R.E. .........................................................38 Canwil Textiles.......................................................................42 Deco Products Co...................................................................27 Distribuidora Perfect, S.A. .....................................................12 DKSH .....................................................................................13 DuPont....................................................................................23 Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. Inc. ..................................................21 Himesa/Fibratex .....................................................................25 Himesa/Fibratex .....................................................................19 Jewel Wire ..............................................................................20 JIEDA.......................................................................................5

Jones Companies ......................................................................1 Lemieux Spinning Mill Inc. .....................................................3 Line Manufacturing, Inc.........................................................39 Manufacturers Resource .........................................................17 Monahan Partners...................................................................10 PelRay International .................................................................2 PMM.......................................................................................16 Royal Paint Roller ..................................................................22 St. Nick Brush ........................................................................43 Tai Hing Filaments .................................................................24 Wolf Filaments .......................................................................15 WorldWide Integrated Resources ...........................................11 Zahoransky ...............................................................................7


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Monterey Mills was the winner of the 2013 Innovation Excellence Award. Dan Sinykin of Monterey Mills, left, accepts the award from Carlos Petzold.

Jeff Malish Incoming ABMA President

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Ian Moss Outgoing ABMA President

ABMA 96TH ANNUAL CONVENTION THAN DRAWS 40 PERCENT MORE

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urrent growth and expectations for a solid future were highlighted during the 96th American Brush Manufacturers Association Annual Convention. The event took place March 13-16 at the Eden Roc Renaissance Resort & Spa in Miami Beach, FL. With the theme “And The Best Get Better” serving as a backdrop, 283 attendees were at the 2013 ABMA Convention, an increase by 40 percent from the year prior, and the highest attendance since 2006, according to ABMA President Ian Moss, of Static Faction Inc., Salem, MA. “This year’s attendance is part of an excellent upward curve which we, at ABMA, hope will continue,” Moss said “We also have 49 first-time attendees at this year’s convention, which is a record. It should be noted that ABMA has been able to gain 24 new members within the past 15 months. Of these new members, 11 have been added since the beginning of 2013.” Moss, who concluded his two-year term at ABMA President at the end of the 2013 Annual Convention, is the first supplier member in many years to serve as president of the organization. He welcomed convention attendees during the Opening Business Session on March 14. In addition to networking opportunities at various receptions and the annual golf outing, this year’s ABMA Annual Convention also featured division and committee meetings, three technical presentations, and three guest speakers. The speakers were Louis Ferrante, a former member of the U.S. mafia who spoke during the March 13 Welcome Reception on, “Mob Rules: What the Mafia Can Teach the Legitimate Businessman”; humorist and Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Dave Barry, who spoke after the Opening Business Session on March 14 with a presentation titled, “My Life and the Lawn Rangers”; and Kelly McDonald, speaking after the Closing Business Session on Dave Parr March 16 with a program titled, ABMA Executive Director

“How Changing Demographics Are Affecting Your Business.” This year’s convention also included the annual ABMA Suppliers Display and annual Suppliers Reception, both taking place on March 15. Moss noted during the Opening Business Session that there were 51 supplier booths during this year’s display, which was the highest total since 2007. Getting Ready For 2017 t was also noted by Moss during the Opening Business Session that activities continue in preparation for the ABMA 100th Anniversary Annual Convention in 2017. As part of the celebration, efforts are underway to produce a documentary chronicling ABMA and the brush industry over the past 100 years. “Our intention is to get (the documentary) in front of a mass audience,” Moss said. Attendees at the Opening Business Session were shown a short “teaser” of the documentary, which is being produced by Robin Peters, of Dreamscape Design. Moss added that it’s not too late for representatives of ABMA companies to be interviewed for the documentary. “A lot of our member companies are very old and have fascinating histories,” Moss said. “We would love for everyone to share their company’s story.” Moss urged people to contact ABMA Executive Director David Parr or members of the ABMA 100th Anniversary Task Force if they would like to participate in the anniversary effort in any way, including the documentary. Task force members include Moss; Carlos Petzold, Bodam International/Borghi USA, Aberdeen, MD; Kristin Draper, Draper Knitting, Canton, MA; Jeffrey Malish, The Malish Corporation, Willoughby, OH; Andrew Marsden, The Sherwin Williams Co., Cleveland, OH; Chris Monahan, Brush Fibers, Inc., Arcola, IL; Andrew Dailey, Jones Companies LTD, Humboldt, TN; and Daniel Sinykin, Monterey Mills/Roller Fabrics, Janesville, WI. “The (anniversary) project is being funded through donations. There are different ways to send donations, including online at www.abma.org,” Moss said. Donations to the 100th anniversary effort at four levels include the following benefits: Platinum — Donations or pledges of $50,000 and above. Benefits

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include recognition in Brush Up Monthly, special recognition at every annual convention though 2017, banner advertising on www.abma.org 100th anniversary pages, special banner advertising on www.abma.org home page, and named as “official sponsor” on all media, material and web information; Gold — Donations or pledges of $25,000 and above. Benefits include recognition in Brush Up Monthly, special recognition at every annual convention though 2017, banner advertising on www.abma.org 100th anniversary pages, special banner advertising on www.abma.org home page. Contributors may combine entities to achieve Gold Sponsorship level and will be entitled to have up to three links and three full-sized logos to the entities of the contributors’ choice;

Former ABMA President Ken Tool Works; MFC Ltd.; PMM; Rakusin (left) presents Ian Moss InterBrush Freiburg; Wohler with a humorous “memento” of Brush Tech; Broom, Brush & last year’s “Queen Elizabeth” visit. Mop Magazine and other trade magazines; 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; and Hahl Pedex; and, Bronze — Draper Knitting Co.; Pferd Milwaukee Brush; Spiral Brushes Inc.; E. Gornell & Sons, Inc.; and Pioneer Packaging Inc. It was noted by Moss that YY Wire and Hans Schuhmann Holzwarenfabrik have also made donations.

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Silver — Donations or pledges of $10,000 and above. Benefits include recognition in Brush Up Monthly, special recognition at every annual convention though 2017, special banner advertising on www.abma.org 100th anniversary pages. Contributors may combine entities to achieve the Silver Sponsorship level, but will be entitled only one link to an entity of choice, and all logos will be reformatted by the sponsor to fit in the space allowed other Silver Sponsors; and Bronze — Donations or pledges of $5,000 and above. Benefits include recognition in Brush Up Monthly and special recognition at every annual convention though 2017. Companies that have donated or pledged thus far include: Gold: Osborn International; the Zahoransky Group; The Mill-Rose Company; Gordon Brush; Malish Corporation; Bodam Inter national/Borghi USA; and, Brush Fibers/Monahan Filaments/Static Faction; Silver: Purdy Corp; Felton Inc.; SilvaCor Inc.; Monterey Mills; Precision Brush; DuPont Filaments; Abtex Corp.; Wooster Brush Company; Industrial Brushes Corp.; Weiler Corp.; Beatty Machine and

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Applicator Division meeting, Ian Moss shared a presentation titled, “The Many Uses of Bristle, Hair and Vegetable Fibers.” Moss also introduced special guests who were attending this year’s ABMA Annual Convention. They included FEIBP/European Brushware Federation Board Member Philip Coward, of Hill Brush, Mere Wiltshire, The United Kingdom. Coward reported on business conditions in Europe, stating, “I have been pessimistic (in recent years) about the chances of the euro surviving, and each year I have been proven wrong. We seem to be hearing less now about the Greek problems, but the austerity measures introduced by many European countries after the financial problems of 2008 are certainly becoming very unpopular. There remains a lot of uncertainty in Europe, and (many European companies) are still very reliant on the performance of the U.S. and German economies.” Also speaking during the ABMA Opening Business Session was Andrea Aquaderni, representing the Italian brush organization Assospazzole as well as FEIBP. He invited ABMA members to attend the 55th FEIBP Congress on Sept. 12-14 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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David Rupert Bruns Brush New ABMA Active Member

“The European market has been squeezed between the American market, which is getting stronger, and the Far East market, which is very strong,” Aquaderni said. “However, even if the market is shrinking, there are always problems that can be solved with our brushes (in Europe). So, we are always optimistic.” Moss also introduced Daniel Stowitzki, representing Messe Freiburg/InterBrush, who reported on the success of last year’s InterBrush trade fair in Freiburg, Germany, which is held once every four years. “We had 201 exhibitors at InterBrush (in 2012), which is an improvement of 14 percent over the 2008 event,” Stowitzki said. “We appreciate everyone’s efforts at ABMA, whether a visitor or exhibitor, that helped make InterBrush 2012 successful.” Stowitzki noted that only 28 percent of exhibitors at InterBrush 2012 reported to be members of any trade associations such as ABMA and/or FEIBP. “This indicates there is a lot of potential for associations to grow and become even more important in the brush industry,” Stowitzki said. “I’m proud of being a part of this brush making family, and look forward to seeing everyone next time.”

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Shown from left to right: Lillian Lingling Tu, JieDa, Shanghai, New ABMA Supplier Member; Sofia Teles, Filkemp Industria de Filamentos, New ABMA Supplier Member; and Jose Roncero and Rosemarie Aguirre, Magnetools, New ABMA Supplier Member.

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■ Jose Roncero and Rosemarie Aguirre, of Magnetools, Madrid, Spain. “Jose (Roncero) is the president of Magnetools. Our company provides magnetic grips that can be attached to any broom, mop, or other cleaning utensil,” Aguirre said. ■ Brian Crawford, of American Select Tubing (AST), Mattoon, IL, who explained the company is not only a new member of ABMA, but a start-up company as well. AST produces metal handles. “What makes AST unique is that it has started business with people who have tremendous experience in making handles,” Crawford said. Other new ABMA member companies include: The Libman Company, Arcola, IL; FIMM USA Inc., Columbus, OH; Super Sweep Inc., Centerport, NY; Hi-Tech Industries Inc., Southfield, MI; Fiberbuilt Manufacturing Inc., Calgary, AB; Mount Joy Wire Corp., Mount Joy, PA; Josco Industrial Agencies, Perth, Australia; Kullen Koti GmbH, Reutlingen, Germany; and Beilun Futuo Mechanical Tools Co., Ltd., Ningbo, China. Also recognized as a prospective new ABMA member is Newton Broom & Brush Co., Newton, IL. Meanwhile, first-time ABMA Annual Convention attendees for 2013 included: Louise Derail and Catherine Guyot, both of A. Richard Tools


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Co.; Andrew Cairns and Tim MacGregor, both of Atlas Graham Industries Co. Ltd.; Eric Juarez, Borghi USA; David Rupert, Bruns Brush; Frank Zhao, Carlson-STI Inc.; Greg Pellot, Epic Resins Inc.; Kathy He, DuPont Filaments; Jose Ingles and Sofia Teles, both of Filkemp Industria de Filamentos, S.A.; Fabio Meli, FIMM USA Inc.; Michael Holzmann, Hahl-Pedex; Herschel Wright and Nathan Iverson, both of Hi-Tech Industries; James Cottam, Industrial Brush Corporation; Mike Fredrickson and Michael Wallace, both of Jewel Wire Co., Inc., Division of Loos & Co. Inc.; Jianbo Ma, Zhenyi Peng, Lingling Tu, Jialin Weng and Zhengwei Zhang, all of JieDa (Shanghai) New Materials Technology Co. Ltd.; Brian Naftal, Keystone Plastics; Rosemarie Aguirre and Jose Roncero, both of Magnetools; Raffaello Minelli, Minelli S.P.A.; Brady Gros, Fuller Industries; Brian O'Leary, Newark Brush Company; Todd Leventhal, Nexstep Commercial Products; Brian Keiser, Florestan VonBoxberg and Mark Johnson, all of Osborn International; Jack Adams and Jonathan Adams, both of P&A Industrial Fabrications, LLC; Nora Bravo, PMM; Glen Hirschfeld, Power Brushes, Inc.; Todd Ramsey and David Riley, both of Ram Manufacturing Co.; Tim Diebold, S.M. Arnold Inc.; George Hartel, Shur-Line; Jared Saperton and Michael Margolin, both of Super Sweep; Andrew Libman, The Libman Company; Neil Dolinger and Patrick McGreal, both of The Sherwin Williams Company; Gianluca Novelli, Technoplastic; Bryon Osborne, Venture Plastics; and, Joe Zambetti, Weiler Corporation. Also recognized were past ABMA presidents in attendance: Terry Malish, The Malish Corporation, 1981-1983; Karl Weiler, Weiler Corporation, 1989-1991; John Cottam, Industrial Brush Corporation, 2001-2003; Bruce Gale, Michigan Brush, 2003-2005; Ken Rakusin, Gordon Brush, 2005-2007; and Mark Godfrey, Felton, Inc., 2009-2011 and Immediate Past President. Jeff Malish Is New President Of ABMA

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n election of ABMA officers and the presentation of committee reports were the main highlights during the ABMA Closing Business Session, which was held on March 16, the final day of the convention. New officers elected to the ABMA Board by vote during the Closing Business Session are: President — Jeff Malish; Vice President — Mark Fultz; and, Treasurer — Carlos Petzold. Those ABMA members who completed service terms at the conclusion of this year’s convention were recognized during the Closing Business

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Session. They are: Chris Tesmer, of Shur-Line, Huntersville, NC; Christopher Deane, of Freudenberg Household Products LP, Elmhurst, IL; Gene Huegin; Daniel Sinykin; and Immediate Past President Mark Godfrey, of Felton Inc., Londonderry, NH. Moss thanked the five men for their dedication and service to ABMA. He noted that Godfrey, “Has been in charge of just about everything at one point and is now finishing as Immediate Past President. I have worked with Mark for many years. He is a fantastic guy and I have learned a lot from him.” Moss himself was also recognized for his term as ABMA president, which concluded at the end of this year’s Annual Convention. Incoming ABMA President Jeff Malish noted that Moss was the association’s first president to represent the supplier side and did a fantastic job. “His leadership and dedication representing the ABMA has been wonderful. I look up to him and I thank him,” Malish said. Former ABMA President Ken Rakusin, of Gordon Brush, Commerce, CA, also thanked Moss during the Closing Business Session and helped Malish present Moss with a crystal bowl and personalized golf bag. Upon receiving his gifts, Moss said he enjoyed his two years as ABMA president and learned a lot about how different size companies operate. “I want to thank everybody at ABMA, including David Parr,” Moss said. “I would also like to thank my daughter, Melanie Moss, for being my traveling companion for the past several years. I think she is now part of our brush group.” Providing the ABMA Finance Committee report during the Closing Business Session was Committee Chair Mark Fultz, of Abtex Corporation, Dresden, NY, who stated the association’s balance sheet remains very clean. “We spend less than we take in. The majority of our revenue comes from membership dues,” Fultz said. “It’s obviously important to continue to increase membership. Therefore, I would encourage all ABMA members to continually seek new membership by talking with your suppliers and customers who are not currently part of our association.” Convention Committee Chair Jeff Malish reported that a high number of attendees at the 2013 ABMA Annual Convention stayed at the host hotel. “We have to give the hotel a room block, which is the number of rooms that are going to be (held) during our stay. There is usually a financial penalty for the association if we don’t hit a (specific) number. Therefore, I would like to thank everyone who stayed at (the host) hotel,” Malish said. He added that the format for the ABMA 100th Annual Convention — scheduled for March 22-25, 2017, at the Hyatt Grand Cypress, in


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Orlando, FL — is still evolving. “We (Convention Committee) are considering the possibility of offering prebooking for the 100th anniversary convention. It’s our feeling that this convention will be very well attended,” Malish said. Meanwhile, the 97th ABMA Annual Convention, Malish added, is scheduled for March 26-29, 2014, at the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, in Rancho Mirage, CA. Membership Committee Chair Daniel Sinykin reported that ABMA has increased membership by 23 within the past two years. He thanked everyone who has played a role in attracting new members. Public Relations Committee Chair Carlos Petzold discussed several matters, including some ongoing changes being made to the ABMA website. This includes efforts to send ABMA members email blasts in the future that will announce when a new classified ad or news item has been posted on the website. “We keep classified ad information fresh on the website as well as the news,” Petzold said. “We are also always trying to improve the ABMA app. We hope many of you have downloaded the app this year. “If there is somebody who you have met through ABMA and can’t remember (his/her) full name or company name, you can use the search feature on the app to help you easily find that information. You can also add those people who have attended this convention to your list of contacts.” Petzold also discussed plans for the ABMA 100th Annual Convention in 2017, stating that the association’s centennial celebration will not just be taking place during that particular year. “It’s been suggested that we ramp up the celebration during the 98th and 99th annual conventions to enjoy the fullness and richness of the anniversary,” Petzold said. “It's just too much to present in one year.” He also noted that ABMA will continue to have full page color advertisements published in the trade press in order to keep the association “in front of the public eye.” Safety & Standards Committee Co-chair Gene Huegin, of Pferd Milwaukee Brush, Leominster, MA, announced that ABMA recently was re-accredited by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) for 2013. Huegin also reported that efforts are being made to make ABMA’s Safety Slips easier to read. Statistical Committee Chair Jill Shinners, of Pioneer Packaging, Chicopee, MA, urged participation among ABMA members concerning the association’s upcoming Wage Survey, stating that each company that participates in the survey is greatly benefited. Ian Moss began the Closing Business Session by thanking Kristin Draper for helping organize the ABMA Suppliers Reception that was held on March 15. He also thanked Pat Monahan for his help in securing Dave Barry as a guest speaker. Monterey Mills Wins 2013 Innovation Excellence Award

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lso during the Closing Business Session, Carlos Petzold announced the winner of the ABMA 2013 William Cordes Innovation Excellence Award was Monterey Mills. The award recognized the Janesville, WI, company’s invention of a seamless, collapsible paint roller. Monterey Mills President Dan Sinykin stated in a press release that the innovation developed to make the product will set the paint roller on a new and improved course. “The economic slowdown of the past few years led us to look inward to reassess our resources and opportunities,” Sinykin said. “As a supplier of fabric to the paint roller industry in the United States, Monterey Mills set out to accomplish innovation in the sector we know best. “Now, with an economic recovery in sight, Monterey Mills is well positioned to introduce an innovative process and fabric alternative to our long-term customers, whose expertise in paint roller manufacturing will bring our product to the next level, and ultimately, to the consumer.” With over a dozen patents granted, Sinykin said Monterey's innovation has already sparked interest from domestic and international paint roller manufacturers. Beyond the paint roller industry, Monterey Mills supplies fabric to a variety of industries including: apparel, costume, stuffed animals, caseliner, equestrian, boot/slipper liners, pet, medical, automotive aftermarket, and for its Denali Home Furnishing collection of throws and bedding.


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ivision meetings were an important part of the ABMA Annual Convention in 2013. These meetings included technical presentations and were conducted during the first full day of the convention on March 13. The following are highlights from the meetings involving the Industrial & Maintenance, Paint Applicator and Broom & Mop divisions.

Officers of the Industrial & Maintenance Division are pictured at the beginning of the Division meeting. The officers are, from left, Gene Huegin, Pferd Milwaukee Brush, Chair; Greg Miller, The Mill-Rose Company, Secretary; and Scott Enchelmaier, The Industrial Brush Co., Vice Chair. Enchelmaier will be the new Division Chair for the next two years.

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ndustrial & Maintenance Division Chair Gene Huegin, of Pferd Milwaukee Brush Co., Leominster, MA, presided over this year’s meeting. He discussed the importance of ABMA member companies participating in the various surveys/reports the association provides. “I think it’s pretty common that many of us are utilizing monthly power brush reports for benchmarking (purposes). For those of you who are new to the organization, you should check with some of your colleagues to get a first-hand idea on how these reports can benchmark your company’s performance and help you learn more about the industry as a whole,” Huegin said. He added that ABMA gathers information on a much broader nature with its yearly surveys. This includes information about average salaries for different job positions, insurance rates, etc. “Again, this data is extremely helpful. It can give you an idea of how your company compares to others within the industry,” Huegin said. “Therefore, it’s really important to participate when you receive a statistical request survey. It can bring value to your organization, and we certainly want more people participating.” The next topic discussed during the Industrial & Maintenance Division meeting was a Safety & Standards Report presented by ABMA Executive Director David Parr.

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“Once every five years ANSI (American National Standards Institute) has a re-certification process that we (ABMA) go through in order to stay in compliance with our ANSI B165.1 Power Brush Safety Slip program. That next certification is due in 2015,” Parr said. “However, we have been working quietly behind the scenes, led by a number of power brush companies, to improve the Safety Slips (sooner) in an effort to better communicate to the end-user. We want to make these Safety Slips clearer to understand and read. We expect the process (of improving the slips) to take a number of months.” Parr also introduced Brian Keiser, of Osborn International, Brooklyn Heights, OH, who has agreed to be a technical representative for the ANSI B165.1 process. “The second part of my Safety & Standards Report is to note that ABMA goes through a re-accreditation process every year to stay current with (overall) ANSI standards. I’m pleased to say that ABMA was recently re-accredited for 2013,” Parr said. In presenting a treasurer’s report for the Industrial & Maintenance Division, Scott Enchelmaier, of The Industrial Brush Company, Fairfield, NJ, stated the division has a balance of $11,197.65. “This total is comprised of $2,455.92 which is in the actual Industrial & Maintenance Division account, and $8,741.73 that is associated with the Canadian Brush Manufacturers Association,” Enchelmaier said. Members of the Industrial & Maintenance Division also elected new officers at the meeting. They are: Chair — Scott Enchelmaier; Vice Chair — Greg Miller, of The Mill-Rose Company, Mentor, OH; and Secretary — Jim Benjamin, of Precision Brush Company, Solon, OH. Technical Presentation By Brian Crawford

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rian Crawford, of Carolina Filaments, Mt. Pleasant, SC, presented a technical presentation titled, “Polyester: Materials, Properties and Markets” during the Industrial & Maintenance division meeting. “While many of us remember leisure suits — and a few remember actually wearing those polyester wonderments — contrary to popular belief the development of polyester actually began a few years earlier,” Crawford said. “I would like to talk about the history of the development of polyester and the Brian Crawford, different types of polyester filament Carolina Filaments, gave materials available. I will focus on PET a Technical Presentation in the Industrial & (polyethylene terephthalate), PBT Maintenance Division on (polybutylene terephthalate) and RPET “Polyester: Materials, (recycled polyethylene terephthalate).” Properties and Markets.” Crawford noted that PET was developed in the early 1940s by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) and DuPont. PET forms from a reaction between terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol. “The first (polyester) product launched in the United States was from


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DuPont and called ‘Dacron.’ The primary markets were apparel and carpet yarn,” Crawford said. “Following Dacron was ‘Mylar’ around the early 1950s, used mainly for film and packaging.” The first injection moldable PET known as Akzo (Arnite) was introduced in the mid-1960s, followed by the invention of the plastic bottle in 1973, he added. “This was the groundwork for the whole recycle movement,” Crawford said. “In 2010, about 60 percent of all PET went into making synthetic fibers and filaments, and 30 percent was used to make plastic bottles.” When discussing PBT, Crawford said this material was developed initially as a thermoplastic for injection molding. In 2010, 50 percent of PBT was used in the automotive industry, 22 percent for electrical uses/electronics and 10 percent for extrusion and fiber. Crawford also discussed RPET. He said that in 2009, 5.8 million tons of PET containers worldwide were recycled, and 3.4 million tons of this (in the form of RPET) went back into making filament. “The sad story is that in the United States, only approximately 29.3 percent of PET containers are recycled. In Europe, it’s about 50 percent,” he said. In discussing the advantages of using polyester, Crawford said that, first and foremost, in a filament form it’s made of tough and rigid material — PET slightly more so than PBT. “Polyester also exhibits outstanding bend recovery and extremely low moisture absorption. For example, some nylons have moisture absorption at 72 degrees of approximately 3 percent, while polyester is about 0.3 percent,” Crawford said. “Additionally, the material shows good resistance to different types of fuels, is resistant to abrasion and can be dyed. There is also an excellent availability of RPET for customers and companies wanting to market ‘green’ products.” He added many different types of brushes are made with polyester filament. This includes trommel screen, staple-set, metal back strip and

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twisted-wire brushes. One of the disadvantages to polyester, Crawford added, versus other materials such as polypropylene and nylon, is polyester’s specific gravity. “Polypropylene has a specific gravity of .9 to .91 grams per cubic centimeter while nylon is around 1.06 to 1.1. Polyester, however, is around 1.2 to 1.3,” Crawford said. “Another problem is that polyester is attacked by strong acids and bases.” Crawford also discussed chemical tapering of polyester which results in a soft filament tip. This is achieved by using caustic soda at elevated temperatures to attack the filament surface and yielding the desired single- or double-tapered look. Several slides were shown by Crawford during his presentation that highlighted typical uses of tapered polyester. These included toothbrushes featuring tapered and soft filament that are designed for cancer patients or people who have undergone oral surgery where gum sensitivity is a problem. Additionally, paintbrushes and cosmetic-type brushes benefit from the use of tapered polyester. Crawford concluded his presentation by reiterating the many brush making methods used in association with polyester filament. This includes staple-set, metal back strip, twisted-in-wire, epoxy-set and inmold. Polyester can be as stiff as necessary or as soft as desired, which together with its properties, makes it an ideal choice in many end-uses.

Pictured during the Paint Applicator Division Meeting are Steve Workman, The Wooster Brush Co., Vice Chair; and Jill Shinners, Pioneer Packaging. Workman chaired the meeting in the absence of Chris Tesmer, Shur-Line, Chair. Workman will be the new Paint Applicator Division Chair for the next two years.

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residing over the Paint Applicator Division meeting was Vice Chair Steve Workman, of The Wooster Brush Company, Wooster, OH. In giving the division treasurer’s report, Workman said there is currently $22,027.76 in available funds. Workman also presented the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Subcommittee D01.61 report regarding paint applicators. He discussed recently approved standard terminology for paintbrush application tools, paint roller application tools, and a standard test method for fiber shedding of paint roller covers. “New standards also include a test method for evaluating paint pad pickup and release, a test method for evaluation of roller cover paint pickup and release, and the practice for physical characterization of knitted paint applicator fabrics,” Workman said. He also discussed a standard that involves the shedding of paintbrush filling material. The standard provides test methods, equipment and


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procedures to be used. An election of officers also took place during the Paint Applicator Division meeting. The approved officers are: Chair — Steve Workman; Vice Chair — Brent Swenson, Linzer Products Corp., West Babylon, NY; and Secretary — Andrew Marsden, The Sherwin Williams Company, Cleveland, OH. Workman also conducted a round-table discussion during the Paint Applicator Division meeting, asking those in attendance basic questions about the current state of the brush and related industries. “Whether you are a supplier or manufacturer, I think we all face the same challenges. Customers are looking for a faster response. The time from order-to-delivery has become much shorter, while demand for quality continues to increase,” Workman said. “There has been much talk about innovation. I think with the amount of foreign competition that we all face, we are surviving because of continued innovation.” Technical Presentation By Ian Moss

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Ian Moss pitch hit for Reinhold Hoerz, DKSH, in making the technical presentation on “The Many Uses of Bristle, Hair and Vegetable Fibers” at the Paint Applicator Division Meeting.

was issued in July 1941 for 500,000 pounds of bristle. “To get enough hogs prepared and processed to produce 500,000 pounds of 3.5-inch bristle was no easy feat. Six months later, shortly after Pearl Harbor, the stockpile was increased to 1 million pounds,” Moss said. With the help of Neil Dolinger, of The Sherwin Williams Company, Moss discussed different parts of China where most bristle comes from today. “Many people only think of bristle with the production of paintbrushes. But there are, actually, quite a lot of other applications for bristle. This includes the use of bristle for making jewelry polishing brushes as well as for different industrial applications,” he said. Moss showed a chart during his technical presentation regarding the worldwide consumption of bristle. “Compared to pre-World War II figures, bristle consumption in the United States is considerably lower. This is due to the change in paint formulations and the advancement of synthetic fibers,” Moss said. Despite this decrease, there is still demand for hog bristle from China.

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ttendees at the ABMA Paint Applicator Division meeting heard a technical presentation about natural bristle given by Ian Moss, representing Brush Fibers, of Arcola, IL. Moss was due to give a joint presentation with Reinhold Hoerz, of DKSH Brush and Apparel Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland. However, Hoerz was delayed in getting to the division meeting. Moss discussed some historical information about natural bristle. He noted that at the start of World War II it was determined necessary by the U.S. government to stockpile a large amount of 3.5 inch and longer natural bristle as this material was needed to help make military uniforms. He said that officials from ABMA, at the time, helped convince the government of the importance of the stockpile effort. A stockpile

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Therefore, the state of current Chinese economic conditions is of great importance for many U.S. bristle consumers. “Wages have been strongly increasing in China over the past five years. Naturally, the cost of processing bristle in China goes up as well,” Moss said. “It is a very labor intensive operation. The possibilities of mechanization in this area are fairly limited. A lot is done by hand.”

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room & Mop Division Chair Christopher Deane, of Freudenberg Household Products, Elmhurst, IL, presided over this year’s meeting. In giving the treasurer’s report, he noted that the division has a balance of $12,314.77. Deane also reported on the 2012 National Broom & Mop Meeting, which took place in St. Louis, MO, last November. This year’s meeting will again be located in St. Louis, with a scheduled meeting date of October 3-4. “I felt last year’s (National Broom & Mop) meeting was very good. I attended it for the first time and listened to some very interesting presentations,” Deane said. “I encourage everyone to attend. A lot of statistical analysis is provided at this meeting.” It was also reported by Deane that there has been no recent activity regarding two ASTM standards for the labeling of upright brooms and labeling criteria for wet mops. Deane challenged members of the Broom & Mop Division to look into the possibility of seeking future standardized testing methods for different types of mops and brooms. He also headed a round-table type discussion during this year’s division meeting. Deane focused part of this discussion

Chris Deane, chair, presided over the Broom & Mop Division meeting. Tina Burnet, incoming Division Chair, is pictured right. on “performance management” issues with employees. “In my own words, ‘performance management’ is about matching an employee reward system with a company’s strategies and objectives. It amazes me as I go through life how many companies don’t match their goals with their employees’ (goals and abilities),” Deane said. “These employees have no idea what the company’s goals are and vice versa. “I have worked at companies of different sizes, but I have found that every company is as successful as its own people. We hear all about machinery and marketing, but in reality, the really successful places always have the best people.” In other action, members of the Broom & Mop Division elected Tina Burnet, of Freudenberg Household Products LP, as the next Chair. Deane, whose term expired at the conclusion of the ABMA Annual Convention, said a search continues for a Vice Chair. Technical Presentation By Pat Monahan

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at Monahan, of Monahan Partners, Arcola, IL, gave a presentation titled, “Brand Building the Lawn Ranger Way.” Monahan, who is a founding member of the precision lawn mower drill team known as “The Lawn Rangers,” discussed the importance of community involvement as a business leader. Monahan gave an overview of his hometown of Arcola, stating the central Illinois community of approximately 3,000 people has enjoyed a long history of involvement with broom corn and broom production. Up until the 1950s, the area surrounding Arcola was considered “the broom corn capital of the world,” and the production of various types of cleaning supplies is still an

Pat Monahan, Monahan Partners, gave a technical presentation during the Broom and Mop Division Meeting on how community involvement can benefit companies.


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important economic driver for the community. It’s also the home of the Monahan family of companies as well as The Libman Company and Rankin Publishing, which includes Broom, Brush & Mop Magazine. Monahan and many of his family members have long been involved with various community events over the years in Arcola. This includes serving on the local school board, city council, chamber of commerce board and volunteer fire department. “Personally, the involvement I am probably the most proud of in Arcola is that of working in community economic development for over 20 years. I was involved with the purchase of 60 acres of land outside of Arcola that was converted into an industrial park filled with 8 businesses and over 1,000 jobs. In a town of 3,000 people, adding 1,000 jobs is a big deal,” Monahan said. “We (in Arcola) also started a tax increment finance (TIF) district. It’s a pretty powerful development tool because it’s local. “Another thing (civic leaders) can do for their communities is to help set up a 501C3 (tax-exempt nonprofit) organization to benefit various causes,” Monahan said. “The use of foundations, tax deductible donations, and personal and corporate donations can be quite effective. “Arcola is lucky to have its Arcola Foundation, which has over $6 million in funds. This helps provide scholarships and does a lot of good within the community.” Monahan also discussed other Arcola projects that have brought success to the community, including the Arcola Broom Corn Festival and Monahan Partners’ recent craft broom contest. “All of these things help promote the community and, with the (craft) broom contest, also promote the broom industry,” Monahan said. “Becoming involved in community events is also something our employees (within the Monahan family of companies) appreciate.” Community involvement also lead to the formation of the Lawn Rangers, which since the early 1980s has marched in such events as the Holiday Bowl parade in San Diego, CA; the Fiesta Bowl parade in Tempe, AZ; the Indianapolis (IN) 500 parade; and the NFL Hall of Fame Game parade in Canton, OH. The Lawn Rangers also marched in President Obama’s inaugural parade on Jan. 20, 2009. “The Lawn Rangers is just one of the fun things we have been able to do to help promote our community,” Monahan said. “My dad always wanted to put Arcola on the map, and this has helped quite a bit. We have received all kinds of media coverage over the years.”

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uppliers Division Chair Dan Sinykin, of Monterey Mills, Janesville, WI, presided over this year’s division meeting. He took a few minutes to recognize the high caliber of guest speakers at this year’s ABMA Annual Convention as well as the large number of participating companies taking part in the 2013 Suppliers Display program. It was also noted by Suppliers Division 2nd Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer David Kalisz, of MFC Ltd., Laredo, TX, that the division has $28,466 in funds. Sinykin entertained a motion that was approved during the meeting to reduce the ABMA suppliers’ per dues unit assessment from $89 to $84. David Parr explained the assessment. “(ABMA) does not allow hosted events during the convention as (ABMA board members) have concluded that big companies with large budgets could dominate the hosting of parties during week long events,” he said. “In order to keep that from happening, all (ABMA) suppliers contribute a per dues unit assessment which contributes to the expense of the (annual ABMA Suppliers Reception).” Parr added that last year’s convention was less expensive, which allowed “us to lower the assessment.” It was also approved during the Suppliers Division meeting that Carlos Petzold, of Bodam International/Borghi USA, Aberdeen, MD, will be the new division Chair; David Kalisz, of MFC Ltd., will be the new Vice Chair; Jill Shinners, of Pioneer Packaging, Inc., Chicopee, MA, will be the new 2nd Vice Chair; Chris Monahan, of Brush Fibers, Inc., Arcola, IL, will be the 3rd Vice Chair; Kevin Lannon, of Lanoco Specialty Wire Products, Inc., Sutton, MA, will be the At-Large Member whose term expires in 2015; and Kirk Beatty, of Beatty Machine and Tool Works Limited, Scarborough, ON, will be the new At-Large Member whose term expires in 2017.

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SUPPLIERS ON DISPLAY The American Brush Manufacturers Association held a Suppliers Display Program March 15 during the 96th Annual Convention at the Eden Roc Renaissance Resort & Spa in Miami Beach, FL.

Jones Companies

JonesCompanies,Ltd.ofHumboldt,TN,wasanexhibitor attheABMASuppliersDisplayProgram.Pictured,from left,are AndrewDailey,JonesCompanies,andR.J. Lindstrom,ZephyrMfg.Co.

Zahoransky USA / Zahoransky AG

ZahoranskyUSAofSugarGrove,IL,andZahoranskyAGof Germany,wereexhibitorsattheABMASuppliersDisplay Program.Picturedfromleft,areUlrichZahoransky, ZahoranskyAG;FrankKigyos,ZahoranskyUSA;Kevin Kigyos,ZahoranskyUSAandRobertDous,ZahoranskyAG.

PelRay International

PelRayInternationalofSanAntonio,TX,wasanexhibitor attheABMASuppliersDisplayProgram.Pictured,from left,areBartPelton,PelRay;GaryTownes,MagnoliaBrush Mfrs.,Ltd;andRayLeBlanc,PelRay.


2013 Booth Photos Borghi USA & Borghi S.P.A.

BorghiUSAofAberdeen,MD,andBorghiS.P.A.,ofItaly, wereamongtheexhibitorsattheABMASuppliersDisplay Program.Pictured,fromleft,areGianlucaNovelli,Techno Plastic;MattTompkins,BorghiUSA;CarlosPetzold, BorghiUSA;ChistopherDeane,FHP(Freudenberg HouseholdProductsLP);PaoloRoversi,Borghis.p.a.;Eric Juarez,BorghiUSA;andDavideOri,TechnoPlastic.

Proveedora Mexicana De Monofilamentos (PMM)

ProveedoraMexicanaDeMonofilamentos(PMM)of MexicoCity,Mexico,wasanexhibitorattheABMA SuppliersDisplayProgram.Picturedfromleft,areNora Bravo,EnriqueMejia,andDenniseSilva.

DKSH Switzerland, Ltd.

DKSHSwitzerland,Ltd.ofZurich,Switzerland,wasan exhibitorattheABMASuppliersDisplayProgram. PicturedisReinholdHoerz.

JieDa (Shanghai) New Materials Technology Co. Ltd.

JieDa(Shanghai)NewMaterialsTechnologyCo.Ltd.of Shanghai,China,wasanexhibitorattheABMASuppliers DisplayProgram.Pictured,fromleft,are PeterZhang,Ma Jianbo,andJerryWeng.


2013 Booth Photos Boucherie USA / Machines Boucherie NV

MachinesBoucherieNVandBoucherieUSAofIzegem, Belgium,andKnoxville,TN,wereexhibitorsattheABMA SuppliersDisplayProgram.Pictured,fromleft,areBart BoucherieJr.,MachinesBoucherieNVandJohnWilliams, BoucherieUSA.

Brush Fibers

BrushFibers,Inc.ofArcola,IL,wasanexhibitoratthe ABMASuppliersDisplayProgram.Pictured,fromleft,are TerryMalish,formerABMApresident;AndrewLibman,The LibmanCompany;ChrisMonahan,BrushFibers;andJeff Malish,MalishCorp.

DuPont Filaments

DuPontFilaments,ofWilmington,DE,wasamongthe exhibitorsattheABMASuppliersDisplayProgram.Pictured, fromleft,areJohnFeathers,DuPont;KathyHe,DuPont; PaulMiller,Mill-Rose;TomVichich,DuPont;JohnHackney, DuPont;andJeffSchaefer,SchaeferBrushMfg.Co.,Inc.

Keystone Plastics, Inc.

KeystonePlastics,Inc.ofSouthPlainfield,NJ,wasan exhibitorattheABMASuppliersDisplayProgram. Pictured,fromleft,areMichaelNaftal,MarvinNaftal, andBrianNaftal.


2013 Booth Photos Wรถhler Brush Tech GmbH

Hahl-Pedex

WรถhlerBrushTechGmbHofGermany,wasamongthe exhibitorsattheABMASuppliersDisplayProgram. PicturedareClaudiaPevelingandMatthiasPeveling, GeneralManagerofWรถhler.

Hahl-PedexofLexington,SC,wasanexhibitorattheABMA SuppliersDisplayProgram.Pictured,fromleft,areMichael Holzmann, Hahl-Pedex; Terry Hogan, Hahl-Pedex; Chris Weiler, Weiler Corp; Florian Kisling, Hahl-Pedex; Andrew McIlroy,Hahl-Pedex;andPhilipCoward,HillBrushInc.

Static Faction, Inc.

Jewel Wire Co.

StaticFaction,Inc.ofSalem,MA,wasanexhibitoratthe ABMASuppliersDisplayProgram.PicturedisIanMoss.

JewelWireCo,adivisionofLoos&Co.ofPomfret,CT, wasanexhibitorattheABMASuppliersDisplayProgram. Pictured,fromleft,areRichardGriswold,Loos&Co.,Inc.; MikeFredrickson,JewelWireCo.andFredSpach, CarolinaBrushMfg.Co.,Inc.


2013 Booth Photos Monahan Filaments

MonahanFilamentsofArcola,IL,wasanexhibitoratthe ABMASuppliersDisplayProgram.Pictured,fromleft,are MattMonahan,JonMonahanandTimMonahan.

Beatty Machine and Tool Works Limited

BeattyMachineandToolWorksLimitedofScarborough, ON,wasanexhibitorattheABMASuppliersDisplay Program.PicturedisKirkBeatty.

Charles E. Green & Son, Inc.

CharlesE.Green&Son,Inc.ofNewark,NJ,wasan exhibitorattheABMASuppliersDisplayProgram. Pictured,fromleft,areCaitlinGreenandJohnGreen.

Draper Knitting

DraperKnittingCo.ofCanton,MA,wasanexhibitoratthe ABMASuppliersDisplayProgram.Pictured,fromleft,are BillShaulandKristinDraper.


2013 Booth Photos Distribuidora Perfect

Carolina Filaments

DistribuidoraPerfectS.A.deC.V.ofNaucalpanEdoDe Mexico,wasanexhibitorattheABMASuppliersDisplay Program.Pictured,fromleft,are MichelleFuentesand LuisDelRioAmbriz.

CarolinaFilamentsofMt.Pleasant,SC,wasanexhibitor at the ABMA Suppliers Display Program. Pictured, from left, are Louise Crawford, Carolina Filaments; Brian Crawford,CarolinaFilaments;JoseIngles,Filkemp;Sofia Teles,Filkemp;andGregMiller,Mill-Rose.

Magnetools

Northern Wood Products, Inc.

MagnetoolsofMadrid,Spain,wasanexhibitoratthe ABMASuppliersDisplayProgram.Pictured,fromleft,are BelenRomero,JoseRonceroandRosemarieAguirre.

NorthernWoodProducts,Inc.ofLaCrosse,WI,wasan exhibitorattheABMASuppliersDisplayProgram. PicturedisDennisPeterson.


2013 Booth Photos MFC Ltd.

MFCLtd.ofLaredo,TX,wasanexhibitorattheABMA SuppliersDisplayProgram.Pictured,fromleft,areScott Enchelmaier,TheIndustrialBrushCompany;Patricia Cavazos,MFC;andDavidKalisz,MFC.

Nexstep Commercial Products Promotes Joel Hastings As General Manager Of Operations Nexstep Commercial Products has announced the promotion of Joel Hastings to General Manager of Operations. In this new Joel Hastings role, Hastings will be responsible for overseeing all manufacturing and distribution of Nexstep products in both Paxton, IL, and Springfield, OH. Hastings brings 26 years of combined experience in transportation, distribution and warehousing. Previously he held positions with Supervalu, Prairie Farms Dairy and Ace Hardware. Todd Leventhal, president, said, “We are very fortunate to have such a qualified and experienced manager on our team. Joel is a great asset to our company.” Hastings says that, “The everyday challenge of meeting the demands of customers, both internal and external, is the most exciting part of my job.” Outside of work, Hastings says he enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He is busy following his daughters’ daily extracurricular activities in sports, band and 4-H. He also enjoys farming with his dad, and fishing. Visit www.ocedarcommercial.com.

Stainless Steel Products

StainlessSteelProducts,Inc.ofDeerPark,NY,wasan exhibitorattheABMASuppliersDisplayProgram. PicturedisRalphRosenbaum.

PelRay Adds Ron Cherryholmes To Sales Management Team PelRay CEO Michael McKenzie has announced that Ron Cherryholmes had joined the PelRay sales team effective March 20. In making the announcement, McKenzie noted, “Our business model has proven to be very successful, and as a result, our sales volume has increased to a level that necessitates PelRay adding another experienced member to our sales team in order to maintain our desired level of service to our customers. After a long search, we are very happy that Ron has joined PelRay. He has a great amount of experience in our industry and will bring a wealth of knowledge to PelRay. He is committed to the same level of quality, service and integrity as we all are.” Cherryholmes began his career over 30 years ago with J.B. Tompkins Company, a West Coast handle manufacturer and a distributor of broom Ron Cherryholmes and mop materials. In 1980, the company was sold to American Handle, Inc. In 1985 American Handle began to manufacture product for Mohawk Handle Canada. In 1991 Cherryholmes was promoted to General Manager and in 2006 he purchased the company. In 2009, he left the industry to pursue other business interests, but his longstanding friendship with PelRay colleagues Ray LeBlanc and Bart Pelton always remained. Visit www.pelray.com for more company information.


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RAW MATERIAL

REPORT

By Rick Mullen | Broom, Brush & Mop Associate Editor

W

ithout the proper raw materials, there would be no quality brooms, mops or brushes made. Two manufacturing representatives and three suppliers recently discussed the types and status of the raw materials used in their respective market segments. Robin Stewart, president of Ha-Ste Manufacturing, of Union City, IN, said his company has had no problems with the availability of raw materials. Ha-Ste Manufacturing has been a manufacturer of industrial wet mops and dust mops in the Midwest since 1959. According to Stewart, the company is primarily a custom manufacturer offering more than 4,000 different products. “We use a lot of synthetic mop yarns, from wet mop yarns to finish mops,” Stewart said. “The same thing is true for our dust mopping products. It is really all about synthetics. We use more synthetics than cotton these days. Raw material pricing has been surprisingly steady.” Stewart said business at He-Ste Manufacturing has been up and continues to look very favorable. “We are moving more of the conventional type microfiber products — wet mops and dust mops,” Stewart said. “I really think winter weather helped us this year. We are also working on new projects and looking to diversify.” In developing, engineering and manufacturing industrial brush products for several industries, Schaefer Brush, of Waukesha, WI, uses several raw materials including brass, bronze and stainless steel, according to CEO Harold Schaefer. “We also use natural fibers — mostly tampico in addition to nylon and polypropylene,” Schaefer said. “From time to time the tampico gets a little difficult to acquire. Raw material pricing, for the most part, has been relatively stable the past year. So, I don’t really have an issue with prices.” Although he is concerned about the possibility of rising health care costs, Schaefer reported business at his company has been good. “We are ahead of last year,” he said. “We are actually running about 7 or 8 percent ahead of last year. We are working hard, moving along and looking ahead at some new developments.” For the broom corn raw material market, 47 short tons of broom corn were imported into the United States during January 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Of the 47 short tons, 29 arrived from Mexico, with the remaining 18 coming from Hungary. The total value of the broom corn from Mexico was $79,929, with an average cost per ton of $2,756 ($1.38 per pound). The total value of the broom corn from Hungary was $67,247, with an average cost per ton of $3,736 ($1.87 per pound). Richard Caddy, of R.E. Caddy & Co., Inc., of Greensboro, NC, said the value of the Mexican broom corn at $1.38 per pound was probably on the low side. “I’m a little bit suspicious of the $1.38 per pound for the 29 short tons from Mexico,” Caddy said. “That’s quite a bit lower than what we are actually paying. Whereas $1.87 (the Hungarian price per pound) would be a little bit closer to what we are experiencing.” Caddy said the overall tonnage for January was to be expected for this time of year. While the recent influx of European broom corn is a welcome addition, Mexico remains the center of attention for the broom corn market.

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“We are still purchasing mostly from the 2012 Mexican broom corn crop,” Caddy said. “I’ve had some problems getting shorter lengths of hurl, but in receiving longer hurl and insides, I haven’t had too much trouble. “There may be a couple of tons of broom corn available from the Apatzingan region, but I don’t know if any of that will work its way into the U.S. market. The large Mexican crop comes out of the Torreon area, but we won’t have any access to that until the end of June. My preliminary information is that the tonnage will be about what it was last year, but some people are skeptical it will be that much. This is not good news from the standpoint of the amount of material we need. But then we do have access to the European broom corn that we didn’t have last year. The pricing of the Mexican broom corn has kind of leveled off, but it is still very steep.” Caddy also reported that the quality of yucca fiber that can be used in broom production has been good. Bart Pelton, of PelRay International, LLC, in San Antonio, TX, agreed with Caddy that the price per pound of the Mexican broom corn was low, but the overall amount of 47 short tons received by the United States in January 2013 was about right. “The United States has typically been using about 50 to 75 tons a month of broom corn as business tends to be slower this time of year for broom corn brooms,” Pelton said. “At the moment, there is just not a whole lot broom corn for sale in Cadereyta (Mexico) and a heavy percentage of it is insides. We are pretty short on hurl from Mexico versus insides. “There has been some Apatzingan broom corn delivered to Cadereyta. We had a better crop out of Apatzingan than we’ve had in a long time. It is not a huge amount of broom corn, maybe 120 tons on a processed broom corn basis. “There is a fair amount of broom corn planted in the (local) area. We haven’t received any reports from Torreon on this area’s planting. The big issue is drought. Without some rain in the Cadereyta area, very little of it will end up growing. Additionally, we need more rain in the Torreon area because the irrigation reservoirs there are so low. The government is cutting back on how much water is being sold to the farmers.” Pelton said that current broom corn prices are high, but they are unlikely to get any higher. “At this point there just isn’t enough demand to drive prices higher,” he said. As for the yucca fiber market, Pelton said prices went up a few months ago, but have been stable ever since. Pelton also reported on the currency rate between the U.S. dollar and the Mexican peso. “The Mexican peso lately has been running stronger against the U.S. dollar,” Pelton said. “It is currently running about 12.3 pesos to a dollar. A couple of months ago it was around 13. There is about a 5 to 6 percent decline in the value of the dollar versus the peso. This will impact prices of pretty much everything coming out of Mexico.” Tim Monahan, of The Thomas Monahan Co., in Arcola, IL, also felt that the prices per pound reported for both the Mexican and Hungarian broom corn were too low. Monahan said a more realistic price for the Hungarian broom corn would be $1.67 per pound, as opposed to the $1.87 per pound reported. Monahan was also surprised to learn that the European broom corn was imported. “The Hungarian broom corn surprised me, but the quality is good,” he said. As for the prices of Mexican broom corn, Monahan said, “There is a shortage of hurl and, as a result, the price of hurl is up.” Monahan also said he does not expect Apatzingan broom corn to enter the United States, and that the yucca fiber market “seems to be flat,” but supply and demand appear to be in balance. Overall, business at The Thomas Monahan Co. “is slowly getting better,” Monahan said.


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IMPORTS/EXPORTS RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS DOWN, FINISHED GOODS UP FOR 2012; EXPORTS DOWN By Rick Mullen, Broom, Brush & Mop Associate Editor U.S. government trade figures for all of 2012 indicate raw material imports were down in three of the four categories outlined in this issue, compared to all of 2011. For December 2012, raw material imports were up in all four categories outlined, compared to December 2011. Import totals for all of 2012 were up in six of the eight finished goods categories outlined compared to all of 2011. In December 2012, five of the eight categories outlined recorded increases, compared to December 2011. RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS Hog Bristle The United States imported 20,345 kilograms of hog bristle in December 2012, up 22 percent from 16,725 kilograms imported in December 2011. During all of 2012, 338,669 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, an 18 percent decrease from 414,511 kilograms imported during all of 2011. China sent 336,623 kilograms of hog bristle to the United States during all of 2012. The average price per kilogram for December 2012 was $16.12, down 27 percent from the average price per kilogram for December 2011 of $22.13. The average price per kilogram for all of 2012 was $13.77, up 40 percent from $9.83 per kilogram for all of 2011. Broom And Mop Handles The import total of broom and mop handles during December 2012 was 1.6 million, up 14 percent from 1.4 million for December 2011. During all of 2012, 17.5 million broom and mop handles were imported, down 20 percent from 21.9 million for all of 2011. During all of 2012, the United States received 6.1 million broom and mop handles from Brazil, 3.9 million from Honduras, 3.6 million from Indonesia and 3.2 million from China. The average price per handle for December 2012 was 90 cents, up 10 percent from the average price for December 2011 of 82 cents. The average price for all of 2012 was 78 cents, down 7 percent from 84 cents for all of 2011. Brush Backs December 2012 imports of brush backs totaled 821,526, up 73 percent from the December 2011 total of 476,084 brush backs. During all of 2012, 8.5 million brush backs were imported, up 39 percent from 6.1 million for all of 2011. Canada shipped 3.8 million brush backs to the United States during all of 2012, while Sri Lanka shipped 3.6 million. The average price per brush back was 37 cents during December 2012, down 33 percent from the average price for December 2011 of 55 cents. For all of 2012, the average price per brush back was 45 cents, down 6 percent from 48 cents for all of 2011. Metal Handles The import total of metal handles during December 2012 was 3.1 million, up 94 percent from 1.6 million for December 2011. During all

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of 2012, 28.8 million metal handles were imported, down 7 percent from 31 million for all of 2011. During all of 2012, Italy shipped 17.1 million metal handles to the United States, while China sent 7.3 million. Meanwhile, Spain exported 2.7 million and Mexico shipped 1.4 million. The average price per handle for December 2012 was 56 cents, down 24 percent from 74 cents for December 2011. The average price for all of 2012 was 65 cents, down 12 percent from 74 cents for all of 2011. FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At Less Than 96 Cents Imports of brooms of broom corn valued at less than 96 cents per broom during December 2012 totaled 29,556, compared to 3,288 brooms imported during December 2011. During all of 2012, 225,992 brooms of broom corn were imported, up 29 percent from 175,464 for all of 2011. Mexico sent 181,272 brooms to the United States during all of 2012, while China shipped the remainder. The average price per broom in December 2012 was 71 cents, down 15 percent from 84 cents for December 2011. The average price per broom for all of 2012 was 82 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for all of 2011. Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents The United States imported 589,735 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during December 2012, up 7 percent from 552,697 for December 2011. During all of 2012, 8 million brooms of broom corn were imported, down 5 percent from 8.4 million for all of 2011. Mexico shipped 7.7 million brooms to the United States during all of 2012. The average price per broom for December 2012 was $2.31, down 8 percent from $2.50 for December 2011. The average price per broom for all of 2012 was $2.43, up 1 percent from the average price for all of 2011 of $2.40. Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during December 2012 was 144,090, up 117 percent from 66,423 brooms and brushes imported during December 2011. During all of 2012, 1.9 million brooms and brushes were imported, up 19 percent from 1.6 million imported during all of 2011. Sri Lanka exported 1 million brooms and brushes to the United States during all of 2012. Meanwhile, China sent 314,741 and Vietnam shipped 164,254. The average price per unit for December 2012 was $1.31, up 27 percent from the average price for December 2011 of $1.03. The average price for all of 2012 was $1.22, a decrease of 3 percent from the average price recorded for all of 2011 of $1.26. Toothbrushes The United States imported 91.3 million toothbrushes in December 2012, down 3 percent from 94.4 million imported in December 2011. During all of 2012, 1.1 billion toothbrushes were imported, an increase of 20 percent from 916.1 million imported for all of 2011. China sent 814.2 million toothbrushes to the United States during all of 2012. Meanwhile, Switzerland exported 66.3 million and Vietnam


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shipped 61.4 million. The average price per toothbrush for December 2012 was 22 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for December 2011. The average price for all of 2012 was 21 cents, down 9 percent from the average price for all of 2011 of 23 cents. Hairbrushes The United States imported 2.7 million hairbrushes in December 2012, down 7 percent from 2.9 million imported in December 2011. During all of 2012, 54.6 million hairbrushes were imported, up 9 percent from 50.3 million imported for all of 2011. China sent 53.7 million hairbrushes to the United States during all of 2012. The average price per hairbrush for December 2012 was 30 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for December 2011. The average price for all of 2012 was 27 cents, also down 1 cent from the average price for all of 2011. Shaving Brushes The United States imported 4.6 million shaving brushes in December 2012, down 65 percent from 13.2 million imported in December 2011. During all of 2012, 76.1 million shaving brushes were imported, down 38 percent from 121.9 million imported during all of 2011. China sent 53.6 million shaving brushes to the United States during all of 2012, while Germany shipped 7.5 million, and Mexico sent 7.3 million. The average price per shaving brush for December 2012 was 16 cents, up 78 percent from 9 cents for December 2011. The average price for all of 2012 was 12 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for all of 2011. Paint Rollers December 2012 imports of paint rollers totaled 3.6 million, up 20 percent from the December 2011 total of 3 million. During all of 2012, 60.1 million paint rollers were imported, up 4 percent from 57.8 million for all of 2011. China shipped 46.3 million paint rollers to the United States during all of 2012, while Mexico exported 10.6 million. The average price per paint roller was 48 cents during December 2012, down 4 percent from 50 cents for December 2011. For all of 2012, the average price per paint roller was 45 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for all of 2011. Paintbrushes U.S. companies imported 19.5 million paintbrushes during December 2012, up 15 percent from 17 million paintbrushes imported during December 2011. Paintbrush imports for all of 2012 were 241.3 million, up 8 percent from 223.6 million recorded for all of 2011. China shipped 201.3 million paintbrushes to the United States during all of 2012. The average price per paintbrush for December 2012 was 35 cents, up 21 percent from the average price for December 2011 of 29 cents. The average price for all of 2012 was 32 cents, up 7 percent from the average price for 2011 of 30 cents. EXPORTS Export totals for all of 2012 were down in three of the five categories outlined, compared to all of 2011. In December 2012, three of the five categories outlined reported decreases in exports, compared to December 2011.

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Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials The United States exported 10,481 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during December 2012, up 149 percent from the December 2011 total of 4,214 dozen. Exports of brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during all of 2012 were 114,393 dozen, up 43 percent from 80,083 dozen for all of 2011. The United States sent 37,388 dozen brooms and brushes to Brazil during all of 2012 and 32,650 dozen to Canada. The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $61.31 in December 2012, up 19 percent from $51.34 for December 2011. The average price per dozen brooms and brushes for all of 2012 was $40.79, a decrease of 19 percent from the average price per dozen for all of 2011 of $50.46. Toothbrushes During December 2012, the United States exported 12.1 million toothbrushes, up 30 percent from the total recorded in December 2011 of 9.3 million. During all of 2012, 149.9 million toothbrushes were exported, up 50 percent from 100.1 million exported during all of 2011. The United States exported 62.2 million toothbrushes to Canada during all of 2012, while sending 22.1 million toothbrushes to Mexico. The average price per toothbrush for December 2012 was 63 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for December 2011. The average price per toothbrush for all of 2012 was 49 cents, down 20 percent from 61 cents for all of 2011. Shaving Brushes The United States exported 829,512 shaving brushes during December 2012, down 76 percent from 3.4 million for December 2011. During all of 2012, 22.4 million shaving brushes were exported, down 6 percent from 23.9 million during all of 2011. Mexico imported 12.6 million shaving brushes from the United States during all of 2012, while Canada received 3.7 million. The average price per shaving brush for December 2012 was $1.05, up 176 percent from 38 cents for December 2011. The average price for all of 2012 was 67 cents, up 12 percent from 60 cents for all of 2011. Artist Brushes The United States exported 549,708 artist brushes during December 2012, down 24 percent from 720,681 artist brushes exported for December 2011. During all of 2012, 9.2 million artist brushes were exported, down 17 percent from 11.1 million for all of 2011. Canada imported 5.6 million artist brushes from the United States during all of 2012. The average price per artist brush for December 2012 was $2.80, down 18 percent from $3.40 for December 2011. The average price for all of 2012 was $2.86, up 9 percent from $2.62 recorded for all of 2011. Paintbrushes The export total of paintbrushes during December 2012 was 101,603, down 20 percent from 126,576 for December 2011. During all of 2012, 1.7 million paintbrushes were exported, down 26 percent from 2.3 million during all of 2011. Canada imported 836,095 paintbrushes from the United States during all of 2012. The average price per paintbrush for December 2012 was $16.68, up 28 percent from $12.99 for December 2011. The average price for all of 2012 was $13.69, up 37 percent from $10.01 recorded for all of 2011.


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Broom and Brush

EXPORTS December Exports By Country

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 Venez 2 11,500 Belgium 1 2,613 2 6,788 France 27 104,552 Germany 4 13,970 Austral 8 29,553 TOTAL 1 2,613 43 166,363 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 1,449 67,564 32,650 1,254,376 Mexico 1,741 308,455 2,815 349,791 Guatmal 637 20,408 Hondura 102 8,877 Nicarag 89 6,277 C Rica 196 3,999 1,001 49,005 Panama 178 8,513 1,797 74,936 Bermuda 604 23,832 Bahamas 142 7,400 1,849 151,251

Supplier of Raw Materials to Manufacture Brooms, Mops, and Brushes • Galvanized & tinned wire for brush - broom - mop production • Processed Broom Corn & Yucca • Wood Broom - Mop - Brush Handles • Craft Broom Corn And Supplies • Other Materials - Broom Twine, Broom Nails, Mop Hardware We ship by pup or truck load direct from Mexico, or LTL/ UPS from our Greensboro warehouse.

P.O. Box 14634 • Greensboro, NC 27415 336-273-3609 800-213-9224 Fax: 336-378-6047 E-mail: sales@recaddy.com

Jamaica Dom Rep St K N S Lucia S Vn Gr Barbado Trinid Curaco Colomb Venez Ecuador Peru Chile Brazil Sweden Norway U King Ireland Nethlds Belgium Andorra France Germany Austria Poland Italy Slvenia Lebanon Iraq Israel S Arab Arab Em India Sri Lka Malaysa Singapr China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral Libya Egypt Guinea Nigeria Rep Saf TOTAL

Country Canada Mexico Guatmal Belize Salvadr Hondura C Rica Panama Bermuda Bahamas Jamaica Haiti Dom Rep B Virgn Antigua Dominca S Lucia S Vn Gr Grenada Barbado

March/April 2013 348 16 409 206 180 176 171 163 1,801 2,421 109 384 223 37,388 90 200 5,670 692 6 408 10 258 1,722 249 671 504 774 28 21 688 3,015 192 810 238 7 939 788 605 4,675 131 2,694 1,761 304 32 31 219 422 114,393

13,890 5,280 11,513 6,321 5,946 6,974 12,128 5,364 27,239 82,595 3,600 16,217 30,485 1,258,733 2,970 6,606 325,706 39,000 8,966 10,404 3,099 31,574 53,150 26,500 24,225 7,983 25,516 5,654 3,494 34,022 163,260 15,827 26,701 7,851 3,540 36,416 18,272 32,196 101,387 4,320 102,825 64,372 2,925 11,112 3,708 16,491 21,513 4,666,623

9603210000 Toothbrushes December Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 6,360,660 4,709,154 62,164,577 1,158,368 347,397 22,143,824 5,700 68,616 17,976 18,882 57,907 3,900 7,900 5,133 17,088 6,729 68,830 2,882,138 7,272 7,556 18,721 20,588 359,167 12,878 1,462 17,310 362,288 350 19,762 375 3,840 375 17,302 593 275 2,880 4,216 21,284

Value 31,130,961 7,427,052 42,072 47,504 158,258 40,155 20,234 2,114,852 2,645 86,176 242,984 11,292 253,110 3,577 27,081 3,840 31,777 3,368 6,463 65,459

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166

17,500

238

7,851

417

6,050

371 41

10,015 3,650

50 90 10,481

2,895 9,985 642,596


March/April 2013 Trinid S Maarte Curaco Aruba Colomb Venez Guyana Surinam Ecuador Peru Chile Brazil Paragua Uruguay Argent Iceland Sweden Finland Denmark U King Ireland Nethlds Belgium Andorra France Germany Czech Hungary Switzld Latvia Poland Kazakhs Italy Slvenia Bulgar Turkey Cyprus Lebanon Iraq Israel Jordan Kuwait S Arab Arab Em India Thailnd Vietnam Malaysa Singapr Indnsia Phil R China Kor Rep

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10,036

10,533

26,376

28,748

199,262 1,104

150,635 2,915

1,631 28,728 4,320

11,540 293,916 6,955

668,265 125,064

298,564 65,133

1,587,392

226,002

389

3,980

5,816 230,400 14,400

10,250 428,976 6,094

1,890

3,830

79,124 419,468

82,853 195,871

659,580 4,320 129,006 19,128 252,657 664,248 15,652 947 40,320 1,678 29,931 581,376 414 37,456 2,697,425 1,812 11,768 14,000 7,920 79,810 5,278,176 25,724 12,592 628 12,766 3,907,772 4,486,233 843,318 11,647,727 3,701 919 5,208 119,640 32,468 281 28,582 5,180 7,000 631 7,921 2,517 15,245 71,208 102,728 3,649,861 245,535 21,300 13,667 70,919 14,049 7,493 4,619,086 8,153,000

502,373 8,318 66,068 11,332 615,782 457,668 77,250 12,964 11,693 17,169 31,629 384,446 4,236 122,051 1,164,492 11,440 20,619 6,860 12,631 454,273 3,179,247 48,122 41,912 6,425 14,926 1,841,951 2,648,627 408,813 2,526,144 19,100 9,402 12,473 83,364 28,325 2,880 28,156 4,948 16,672 6,000 44,993 25,750 30,027 126,868 190,511 3,060,583 174,494 23,250 15,308 169,760 13,379 77,271 2,593,309 4,273,843

Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral N Zeal Algeria Egypt Nigeria Rep Saf TOTAL

PAGE 39 744,194 197,664 172,795 23,865

225,340 74,352 270,207 38,742

2,016 12,108,105

8,749 7,637,668

9,713,080 916,987 1,436,359 918,072 13,498 4,585 12,072 6,750 7,304 149,857,114

4,077,830 420,355 779,743 963,835 10,697 46,915 4,358 3,000 51,106 73,816,826

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 585,360 376,426 3,699,800 4,154,000 Mexico 1,463 20,344 12,593,393 3,572,773 Guatmal 67,288 64,690 Salvadr 1,439 13,388 39,942 54,145 Hondura 53,825 39,428 C Rica 77,202 72,899 Panama 14,824 118,989 Jamaica 602 31,932 Dom Rep 7,084 174,853 Anglla 75 3,564 B Virgn 1,696 15,508 S Vn Gr 200 3,300 Trinid 1,368 2,599 30,012 307,300 Colomb 554,789 296,335 Venez 1,403,512 674,969 Ecuador 358 3,276 Peru 160 3,176 3,150 19,784 Bolivia 139 3,086 Chile 12,852 38,115 85,975 164,725 Brazil 1,444,822 576,952 Paragua 16,136 39,064 Uruguay 25,700 57,460 Argent 131,400 29,041 862,391 276,301 Sweden 584 13,251 Denmark 1,231 19,155 U King 22,227 65,421 172,389 547,975 Ireland 33 3,094 Nethlds 1,989 22,505 Belgium 16,605 130,471 Luxmbrg 414 5,757 France 1,140 3,400 73,051 305,022 Germany 26,620 88,145 128,911 531,881 Hungary 3,300 4,884 Switzld 4,442 40,557 Poland 975 8,916 Russia 168 5,202 Ukraine 4,246 38,827 Spain 800 7,900 14,926 79,007

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8,318

2,832

25,900

1,978 26 4,716 16,000 688

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4,351 13,432

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4,396 7,662 2,722 1,488 561 5,617 709 8,275 62,580 1,993 12,177 2,832 2,737 737 11,327 17,080 146,313 26,552 19,987 426 602,758 42,521 1,020 24,939 22,413,588

23,580 102,500 38,631 3,746 3,916 51,364 40,547 93,744 141,655 18,225 143,484 25,900 31,500 2,566 89,586 52,276 366,912 117,847 165,986 3,900 471,068 405,515 3,834 53,203 14,933,322

9603300000 Artists Brushes, Writing Brushes and Similar Brushes for the Application of Cosmetics December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 365,410 816,850 5,648,414 13,431,925 Mexico 25,670 89,535 509,755 1,794,393 Guatmal 21,672 59,426 Salvadr 10,766 23,398 Nicarag 14,255 52,596 C Rica 30,670 85,663 Panama 9,607 82,387 27,919 121,379 Bermuda 4,916 13,431 Bahamas 132 5,531 Dom Rep 6,314 23,297 B Virgn 3,312 4,787 Antigua 640 3,437 S Vn Gr 1,669 3,038 Grenada 1,617 5,968 Trinid 1,877 5,234 S Maarte 2,214 6,190 Colomb 20,223 74,615 44,283 169,559 Venez 13,536 85,536 Ecuador 1,584 5,845 1,584 5,845 Peru 2,636 9,725 Chile 11,898 57,322 Brazil 29,802 122,166 301,209 745,504 Paragua 6,397 24,175 Uruguay 900 3,630 8,900 13,662 Argent 11,873 39,880 Iceland 2,774 13,774 Sweden 8,996 49,845 Norway 10,030 39,897 46,969 164,636 Finland 1,184 4,368 20,179 45,351 U King 11,763 38,356 1,007,882 2,594,727 Ireland 7,568 27,924 Nethlds 535 3,762 21,975 84,415 Belgium 27,804 108,792 France 4,681 18,681 76,681 203,279 Germany 34,428 125,266 Czech 3,200 5,380 Switzld 11,407 44,058 Estonia 1,193 4,400 7,833 28,902 Latvia 181 8,399 Poland 2,488 11,314 Russia 1,896 8,642 20,375 79,404 Azerbjn 1,507 5,559

Spain Italy Turkey Lebanon Israel Kuwait S Arab Arab Em Bngldsh Thailnd Vietnam Malaysa Singapr Indnsia Phil R China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral N Zeal Moroc Nigeria Tnzania Rep Saf TOTAL

Country Canada Mexico Guatmal Salvadr Hondura C Rica Panama Bermuda Bahamas Jamaica Cayman Dom Rep B Virgn St K N Barbado Trinid S Maarte Aruba Colomb Venez Guyana Peru Chile Brazil Argent U King Ireland Nethlds Belgium Germany Russia Spain Italy Serbia Iraq Israel S Arab Arab Em Bahrain India Thailnd

March/April 2013 8,075 124,347 43,988 2,318 34,056 3,379 1,093 18,779 1,016 17,927 3,612 4,086 13,596 12,100 3,000 383,540 93,671 100,282 19,540 37,768 318,797 1,882 921 720 921 1,296 9,241,415

25,884 525,201 136,973 14,030 69,018 25,835 4,033 73,919 3,750 122,527 21,365 17,176 60,107 44,644 2,831 1,209,266 1,171,231 494,183 91,249 165,764 1,760,194 6,945 3,400 3,600 3,400 10,760 26,459,211

9603402000 Paint Rollers December Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 30,339 70,063 1,180,546 33,974 67,125 788,658 3,480 1,440 4,651 483 8,484 12,543 1,800 3,150 18,922 1,102 2,696 15,534 6,643 12,757 1,788 12,529 1,283 2,665 1,283 1,815 191 27,794 10 2,582 3,000 7,636 46,159 7,786 650 40,091 3,050 2,327 3,075 2,628 5,871 6,117 756 6,052 30,658 29,698 6,627 35,728 15,350 83 400 1,062 600 4,747 10,045 5,544 10,512 14,300 32,303 18,288 13,204 50,093 806 465 8,161 6,050 40 4,750 2,729

Value 2,374,949 1,630,503 5,954 6,120 18,764 71,111 128,037 34,223 15,743 21,826 12,446 316,966 2,665 3,704 3,344 37,644 2,607 5,839 58,357 58,831 5,645 38,472 36,405 12,644 8,809 41,999 13,274 154,095 8,542 96,163 39,698 4,992 3,479 3,422 3,058 24,037 54,454 67,679 6,096 51,678 51,936

13,052 806 684 6,000 879

48,156 2,974 4,453 6,527 3,635

1,457

13,415

20,184 4,441 1,005 500 5,054 10,448

74,472 16,386 6,557 3,395 18,910 23,129

720

3,600

549,708

1,538,743


March/April 2013 Malaysa Singapr Indnsia Phil R China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral N Zeal Fiji Kenya Rep Saf Namibia TOTAL

Country Mexico Guatmal Hondura C Rica Panama Bermuda Dom Rep Antigua Trinid Colomb Venez Ecuador Peru Brazil Uruguay Argent Finland Denmark U King Ireland France Germany Romania Israel Kuwait S Arab Thailnd Malaysa Singapr Kor Rep Austral Fiji Ghana TOTAL

BROOM, BRUSH & MOP

4,112 1,539 3,252 383 3,102 429 4,720 46 610 4,415 2,816 12,146 18,565 296,641 6,086 19,209 38,715 1,152 8,968 5,892 1,960 235,192 800 136,147 303,044 2,989,849 9603404020 Paint Pads December Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 91,860 158,103 147,062 30 2,000 3,980 2,000 672 530 24 3,393 1,560 52 3,000 4,805 4,980 26,784 6,281 8,943 1,260 390 924 3,005 924 1,794 1,590 1,915 1,163 146 5,657 2,644 1,414 1,500 2,290 600 46 5,664 3,773 34,966 4,956 2,113 15,000 2,113 99,897 184,893 277,116 1,440

3,079

33,415 7,580 11,456 6,715 36,751 12,619 105,290 4,400 46,565 682,962 120,448 15,144 3,780 162,282 4,041 6,789,658

Value 417,640 7,140 3,980 20,160 12,231 3,480 24,090 10,956 7,227 8,275 71,843 44,582 35,883 3,692 13,374 3,005 14,904 9,973 25,898 8,259 5,184 40,156 18,771 19,969 28,425 55,015 29,688 5,451 14,234 26,785 67,708 5,895 15,000 1,078,873

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 33,620 486,736 836,095 9,609,176 Mexico 770 16,701 14,062 208,768 Guatmal 434 6,689 Belize 1,181 25,721 Salvadr 150 9,959 Hondura 1,080 23,477 6,580 127,315 Nicarag 111 3,182 1,865 36,549 C Rica 658 13,650 4,162 93,938 Panama 1,242 14,120 16,573 346,917 Bermuda 269 5,373 1,345 27,695 Bahamas 67 3,350 2,209 37,355 Jamaica 2,676 64,124 Turk Is 20 4,500 20 4,500

Cayman Haiti Dom Rep B Virgn St K N Antigua S Lucia Grenada Barbado Trinid S Maarte Curaco Aruba Martinq Colomb Venez Guyana Surinam Ecuador Peru Chile Brazil Uruguay Argent Sweden Finland U King Ireland Nethlds Belgium France Germany Austria Czech Switzld Lithuan Poland Russia Ukraine Kazakhs Italy Turkey Iraq Israel Jordan Kuwait S Arab Arab Em India Pakistn Vietnam Malaysa Singapr Indnsia Phil R China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral N Zeal Samoa Fiji Sier Ln Ivy Cst Ghana Nigeria Rep Saf Namibia TOTAL

PAGE 41

466 694 1,313 179

9,673 14,400 27,239 3,704

901

18,685

631

13,089

4,132

85,715

20,093

418,922

4,130 384

183,195 7,967

59

3,040

481

9,980

486

10,080

300 960 50 70

4,320 19,921 3,298 6,153

1,645

34,124

4,259 1,928 3,969

42,021 44,100 82,331

720 8,613 7,303

2,585 47,620 31,079

101,603

1,694,330

1,432 466 6,475 5,326 439 12,149 849 2,142 549 14,644 173 881 284 186 6,291 4,430 482 50 28,135 8,879 8,274 3,247 25 3,887 2,236 5,869 159,639 2,926 226,162 8,269 3,102 27,871 73 132 85 195 2,660 1,225 254 100 504 4,380 1,289 4,348 1,506 382 12,382 9,036 3,367 70 889 6,936 11,566 53,063 43,710 17,078 31,218 6,627 2,045 4,851 30,214 27,345 368 254 364 457 603 260 755 1,400 1,715,112

30,214 9,673 166,197 111,627 9,104 94,724 21,995 44,429 18,697 248,852 3,580 10,412 6,203 3,862 155,839 93,270 9,999 5,100 178,243 55,451 171,615 62,195 3,055 80,627 44,116 36,775 2,401,070 36,851 4,799,602 175,937 53,829 283,057 3,062 3,199 2,607 9,549 37,192 25,414 5,265 6,387 10,455 37,613 5,552 104,944 31,233 3,365 98,858 170,302 72,084 6,153 18,457 59,232 166,462 343,142 454,852 384,542 718,457 121,243 39,857 32,494 186,990 218,526 7,625 5,278 5,000 9,479 12,515 5,388 15,660 9,512 23,472,851


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BROOM, BRUSH & MOP

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 Canada 179,624 2,196,215 2,563,632 28,496,867 Mexico 33,422 481,168 786,832 10,853,362 Guatmal 1,072 17,387 5,377 89,985 Belize 162 2,627 1,053 13,811 Salvadr 756 14,893 Hondura 150 2,948 984 16,197 Nicarag 173 2,808 1,208 18,832 C Rica 1,500 3,465 25,889 186,065 Panama 2,728 25,501 27,496 317,104 Bermuda 368 7,000 Bahamas 1,081 12,494 31,111 138,773 Jamaica 392 6,357 2,391 36,277 Turk Is 120 2,737 Cayman 912 3,192 2,774 33,180 Haiti 166 2,698 Dom Rep 1,653 31,915 St K N 159 2,580 1,383 19,704 Antigua 281 4,553 S Lucia 277 4,498 1,675 10,888 S Vn Gr 1,020 3,465 Trinid 2,302 36,749 S Maarte 165 2,676 Curaco 277 4,493 1,934 33,116 Aruba 10,763 77,971 Colomb 4,788 42,029 15,526 196,080 Venez 1,279 20,740 31,769 499,592 Guyana 521 8,451 1,245 20,193 Surinam 300 4,865 Ecuador 20,239 139,216 Peru 30 4,465 69,260 442,838

Chile Brazil Paragua Uruguay Argent Iceland Sweden Norway Finland Denmark U King Ireland Nethlds Belgium Luxmbrg France Germany Austria Czech Slovak Hungary Switzld Estonia Latvia Lithuan Poland Russia Azerbjn Kazakhs Moldova Spain Portugl Malta Italy Macedon Greece Turkey Lebanon Israel Jordan Kuwait S Arab Qatar Arab Em Yemen Oman Bahrain Afghan India Pakistn Thailnd Vietnam Malaysa Singapr Indnsia Phil R Maldive China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral New Gui N Zeal Samoa N Caldn Marshal Microns Tunisia Egypt Eq Guin Nigeria Angola Rep Saf TOTAL

March/April 2013 1,528 9,822 1,005

35,336 123,637 6,477

1,831

29,700

2,743 8,476 161 1,648 7,608 200 502 1,068

44,496 116,348 2,611 26,737 40,843 10,641 17,218 21,782

1,722

27,924

805

20,700

100

2,700

1,146

12,607

8,350

28,558

444

10,245

46 3,516

6,182 93,233

300

3,252

215

7,403

3,211

38,748

258

6,298

2,081 2,888

25,420 29,451

50

4,073

7,091 8,498 2,908 252 11,685 5,539

93,843 61,497 50,439 15,555 97,599 96,113

650

7,443

2,129 600 329,623

34,526 4,278 4,095,331

29,490 83,704 2,205 616 3,306 1,170 948 3,146 3,007 43,857 125,507 13,624 42,627 63,562 1,430 5,545 64,887 201 12,582 266 283 10,794 728 349 397 976 12,050 437 405 360 1,341 472 6,646 24,797 202 1,211 8,982 720 3,955 1,647 2,565 68,472 60 46,772 172 213 3,631 7,808 16,744 1,140 3,748 6,968 9,618 18,326 69,437 4,565 983 42,952 54,767 21,685 8,589 122,005 87,370 992 18,645 356 48 620 309 1,174 1,982 2,439 423 3,079 6,109 4,822,870

449,247 990,965 14,037 6,599 53,630 24,615 28,663 38,586 48,764 248,702 1,246,288 184,747 504,500 451,447 59,010 136,658 995,197 3,263 205,896 4,313 4,585 113,276 11,813 5,674 13,603 16,313 171,177 7,087 7,650 2,678 15,684 7,647 37,973 300,723 2,878 16,797 42,537 4,869 94,668 11,291 29,875 863,358 2,525 314,914 2,796 3,461 24,795 131,794 256,141 13,541 72,060 118,907 120,252 236,894 311,349 79,129 15,947 549,795 500,152 267,337 139,631 1,144,944 1,231,237 7,418 172,802 2,921 3,568 10,061 5,009 12,183 32,146 60,332 6,855 49,941 64,996 55,194,718


March/April 2013

BROOM, BRUSH & MOP Italy Thailnd Indnsia China Kor Rep Taiwan TOTAL

Broom and Brush

IMPORTS December Imports By Country

Country Germany 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 1,375 671 20,345 327,955 336,623 20,345 327,955 338,669

Country Canada Denmark U King France Germany 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 454 69 72 1 122 2,463 261 16,441 33,318 9 261 16,441 36,508

Value 48,828 34,916 4,579,131 4,662,875

Value 4,050 14,104 96,892 6,433 207,191 148,804 789,117 29,639 1,296,230

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 Peru 117 2,244 117 2,244 Paragua 9,792 131,515 Belgium 2,500 28,120 Germany 20,160 231,463 Italy 90 5,448 China 25,705 247,492 272,692 3,241,924 Austral 6 8,442 TOTAL 25,822 249,736 305,357 3,649,156 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 19,415 108,706 402,741 2,046,787 TOTAL 19,415 108,706 402,741 2,046,787 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 20,988 25,307 Mexico 38,780 44,638 200,944 173,033 Hondura 243,938 120,582 3,873,578 1,864,611 Colomb 15,432 6,084 180,516 73,248 Brazil 951,545 1,057,776 6,066,582 6,992,355 Italy 8,912 3,867 Sri Lka 169,656 213,301 Vietnam 52,344 44,632 Malaysa 41,950 48,370 Indnsia 102,580 154,115 3,636,083 2,571,235 China 295,320 100,397 3,203,016 1,576,078 Taiwan 17,679 40,247 TOTAL 1,647,595 1,483,592 17,472,248 13,626,284 4417004000 Paint Brush and Paint Roller Handles, Of Wood December Year To Date Country Net Q/Variable Value Net Q/Variable Value Germany 104,672 Czech 69,167 Poland 923,152 954,290

Country Canada Sri Lka Thailnd Vietnam China TOTAL

Country Canada Mexico Colomb Brazil U King Nethlds France Germany Spain Italy India Thailnd Vietnam Indnsia China Taiwan TOTAL

PAGE 43 67,387 13,146 128,278 225,202 1,357,165 4417006000 Brush Backs, Of Wood December Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 427,640 152,490 3,813,269 157,126 83,098 3,638,463 139,126 92,064 236,760 71,546 832,344 821,526 307,134 8,515,266

4417008010 Tool Handles of Wood December Year To Date Net Q/Variable Value Net Q/Variable 5,875 41,073 295,723

55,068 28,625 426,364

6,325,657 120,118 1,338,098 2,713,626 18,400 73,874 11,717,902

Value 1,566,571 1,920,736 39,055 79,754 238,531 3,844,647

Value 157,522 144,290 4,983 4,950,770 5,050 6,440 10,102 2,361 66,123 4,549 2,432 9,424 469,318 127,245 736,821 392,850 7,090,280

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 90,403 782,639 Mexico 54,269 432,207 Chile 570,124 6,958,813 Brazil 21,398 U King 5,808 155,920 France 20,111 119,278 Germany 2,709 18,683 Switzld 2,116 Russia 3,406 Spain 2,295 22,161 Italy 6,673 71,574 Romania 4,969


PAGE 44 India Sri Lka Thailnd Vietnam Indnsia China Taiwan Japan TOTAL

BROOM, BRUSH & MOP 26,180 31,369 20,800 46,520 18,568 327,584 29,551 468,669 1,721,633

2,316,681 103,168 20,800 164,394 378,121 3,759,184 139,591 4,588,152 20,063,255

7326908576 Metal Handles For Brooms, Mops, Paint Applicators December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 20,200 10,513 72,200 22,150 Mexico 122,496 48,894 1,429,591 620,176 Colomb 5,100 2,458 Brazil 16,488 5,031 111,795 83,479 Sweden 99 2,642 Denmark 80 2,212 5,259 77,735 U King 4,120 11,339 Luxmbrg 58 5,371 Germany 12 2,812 4,012 7,784 Spain 645,120 286,875 2,653,536 1,246,017 Italy 1,836,072 987,659 17,102,496 10,785,939 Israel 6,096 6,034 India 1 6,655 Sri Lka 89,244 69,488 China 424,471 325,695 7,303,513 5,593,527 Hg Kong 2,906 3,099 Taiwan 5,400 44,078 34,155 92,318 TOTAL 3,070,339 1,713,769 28,824,181 18,636,211 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 6,636 6,053 56,660 51,644 Ukraine 5,880 3,132 China 20,400 18,384 TOTAL 6,636 6,053 82,940 73,160 9603104000 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 Mexico 15,360 11,569 TOTAL 15,360 11,569 9603105000 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 29,556 20,908 181,272 142,717 China 44,720 43,668 TOTAL 29,556 20,908 225,992 186,385 9603106000 Other Brooms, Of Broomcorn, Valued Over .96 Each December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 568,603 1,331,336 7,747,958 18,843,614 Hondura 21,132 33,136 248,724 566,725 Italy 4,620 12,648 China 7,200 8,249 TOTAL 589,735 1,364,472 8,008,502 19,431,236 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. Canada 8,960 Mexico 2,160 2,433 19,594 Guatmal 10,800 Sweden 7,620 Denmark 100 U King 2,671 Germany 329 6,462 3,594

Value 40,974 34,374 16,225 7,111 2,966 12,946 24,132

Czech Estonia Armenia Portugl Italy Turkey India Bngldsh Sri Lka Thailnd Vietnam Singapr Phil R China Kor Rep Japan Fiji TOTAL

March/April 2013

3,750

2,762

70,740 9,000 14,350 1,100 21,217 21,444

101,425 12,624 15,781 2,448 24,368 21,064

144,090

189,367

1,400 94,746 9,000 1,920 5,111 1,500 38,585 200 1,012,870 117,207 164,254 1,100 45,927 314,741 1,780 1,080 3,240 1,868,000

3,676 55,040 18,300 2,867 24,550 4,002 26,004 12,731 1,081,041 186,084 181,298 2,448 66,404 459,689 7,399 9,892 5,863 2,286,016

9603210000 Toothbrushes, Incl. Dental-Plate Brushes December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 24,237 15,540 376,390 220,759 Mexico 387,528 150,593 3,842,205 1,658,201 Guatmal 76,800 14,611 155,200 45,449 Dom Rep 2,875,040 122,605 Curaco 55,440 101,493 Peru 16,800 2,752 16,800 2,752 Brazil 144,000 46,981 3,990,402 1,073,304 Sweden 1,050 2,547 122,669 183,178 Norway 50,400 10,572 Denmark 3,800 3,580 U King 27,982 43,499 Ireland 814,008 386,530 2,088,817 1,611,974 Nethlds 214,565 28,831 France 15,000 13,914 Germany 2,921,146 2,030,203 28,095,829 18,171,921 Hungary 12,744 17,456 142,229 224,609 Switzld 2,839,656 1,712,306 66,295,736 28,862,236 Poland 403,200 79,557 403,200 79,557 Spain 10,000 5,102 Italy 12,899 89,633 1,693,089 512,929 Turkey 41,867 43,106 S Arab 4,500 2,702 Arab Em 21,600 5,301 India 4,798,220 520,252 44,260,714 7,331,688 Thailnd 211,464 61,971 10,533,880 1,729,594 Vietnam 5,025,396 323,911 61,434,736 3,901,090 Malaysa 460,000 28,827 3,792,488 362,456 Indnsia 1,945,459 149,840 China 72,932,337 14,266,798 814,240,346 151,824,110 Kor Rep 62,720 42,975 2,304,420 684,578 Hg Kong 59,424 7,974 925,492 241,462 Taiwan 114,164 94,465 921,625 811,658 Japan 11,536 22,437 4,531,943 1,117,018 Austral 1,000 2,388 TOTAL 91,329,329 19,918,319 1,055,434,863 221,183,456 9603294010 Hairbrushes, Valued Not Over .40 Each December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Vietnam 7,200 4,099 China 2,696,072 829,793 53,727,424 14,529,381 Kor Rep 6,600 2,497 Hg Kong 39,600 2,377 862,992 122,378 Taiwan 24,048 6,947 TOTAL 2,735,672 832,170 54,628,264 14,665,302 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 15,800 2,167 7,263,025 666,200 France 34,800 3,092 Germany 716,600 154,959 7,464,175 1,473,558


March/April 2013 Switzld Italy China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan N Zeal TOTAL

BROOM, BRUSH & MOP

3,225,805 481,000

534,332 34,336

200,000

7,300

4,639,205

733,094

17,112 804,950 53,578,236 4,342,956 19,060 1,553,640 776,500 207,372 76,061,826

4,295 134,076 6,606,257 163,212 7,662 90,849 211,938 79,018 9,440,157

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 347,500 11,377 Mexico 710,432 29,147 10,173,013 350,880 France 815,000 27,299 980,000 34,137 Germany 3,009,596 128,220 41,075,621 1,743,661 Italy 6,340,000 54,071 103,140,873 1,176,683 India 126,000 6,114 854,000 36,352 Vietnam 750,000 9,000 750,000 9,000 China 10,742,682 169,670 134,847,455 3,689,872 Kor Rep 350,000 13,932 21,427,000 482,807 Hg Kong 240,672 5,459 4,060,760 94,467 Taiwan 365,000 6,907 1,619,985 62,759 TOTAL 23,449,382 449,819 319,276,207 7,691,995 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 Canada 79,285 6,236 Mexico 4,176,740 341,482 63,728,044 5,022,510 Brazil 96,000 8,712 Germany 2,394,400 186,568 29,034,372 2,088,132 Italy 103,000 7,775 India 90,432 6,658 1,031,051 78,273 Thailnd 176,148 17,450 China 18,452,067 1,401,425 176,266,528 13,307,147 Kor Rep 250,000 24,003 5,060,511 397,493 Hg Kong 4,141,200 335,256 Taiwan 609,600 45,033 5,323,832 376,986 TOTAL 25,973,239 2,005,169 285,039,971 21,645,970 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 1,335 5,534 11,710 176,955 Mexico 7,162,515 1,259,411 137,008,474 22,523,305 Dom Rep 237,748 247,136 1,601,511 1,810,558 B Virgn 1,900 6,169 Brazil 20,712 24,368 U King 35,673 105,931 1,239,585 2,372,770 Ireland 7,776 7,031 22,776 43,929 Nethlds 2,042 15,028 France 73,430 326,260 995,364 4,180,834 Germany 1,811,982 510,084 13,863,456 5,332,868 Austria 450 2,183 Switzld 440 12,199 9,045 131,435 Spain 9,366 64,796 137,789 704,545 Portugl 2,980 26,185 Malta 2,916 11,545 Italy 14,029 66,204 150,045 782,568 Greece 99,801 63,452 Israel 1,233 4,849 10,031 38,188 India 454,692 176,193 7,828,647 3,287,520 Sri Lka 319,164 98,482 2,067,400 833,766 Thailnd 317,212 156,349 3,510,985 2,222,466 Vietnam 1,426,460 199,883 Malaysa 6,051 8,954 13,051 12,395 Indnsia 53,999 75,654 China 17,972,092 13,061,887 258,717,656 187,245,955 Kor Rep 39,637 76,503 2,561,554 2,130,171 Hg Kong 295,603 142,244 3,498,319 2,147,728 Taiwan 1,407,028 451,119 4,732,062 1,430,238

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Japan Austral Mauritn Maurit Rep Saf TOTAL

211,245 300 23,012 29,762

1,032,704 11,733 34,050 256,507

30,431,325

18,116,160

3,482,530 9,977 79,831 29,762 500 443,193,320

17,041,694 45,674 250,888 256,507 6,272 255,433,696

Country Canada Mexico Brazil Sweden U King Nethlds France Germany Austria Italy Vietnam China Taiwan Japan TOTAL

9603402000 Paint Rollers December Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 2,500 5,748 474,760 522,253 188,296 10,589,278 3,390 7,826 16,050 9,400 12,000 5,897 47,046 1,029 2,441 1,049 1,000 2,494,133 600 155,597 5,500 3,098,857 1,545,401 46,269,358 28,885 20,114 3,640,029 1,755,609 60,112,770

Value 67,047 3,410,941 27,172 47,890 77,470 9,430 7,604 666,158 2,652 80,543 3,250 22,895,044 13,460 20,733 27,329,394

9603404020 Paint Pads (Other Than Of Subheading 9603.30) December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 5,762 3,249 U King 65,440 65,045 Greece 5,000 8,014 Pakistn 326,200 35,354 China 2,044,571 496,094 12,896,332 7,274,728 Taiwan 3,002 22,611 TOTAL 2,044,571 496,094 13,301,736 7,409,001 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 12,312 11,701 246,682 217,948 Sweden 1,100 4,171 U King 122,187 328,007 Nethlds 612 4,444 Germany 60,502 6,124 76,876 114,875 Czech 25,758 12,956 Italy 154,748 43,101 764,772 502,793 Turkey 143,734 49,506 357,045 488,060 India 2,616 3,292 15,024 18,081 Thailnd 6,336 10,665 82,864 41,847 Vietnam 13,316 17,763 Indnsia 4,176,492 682,497 59,718,587 10,131,317 China 962,546 319,509 9,046,065 2,927,674 Taiwan 190,116 76,832 904,476 318,181 Japan 1,000 2,650 TOTAL 5,709,402 1,203,227 71,376,364 15,130,767 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. Value Canada 243 2,874 31,471 72,353 Mexico 2,000 5,311 Guatmal 18,432 15,841 85,176 82,892 Colomb 26,640 28,397 Brazil 4,004 3,435 9,704 7,917 Iceland 397,008 57,332 Sweden 200 8,477 79,427 67,568 Denmark 746 2,194 U King 38,562 30,199 487,432 240,199 Nethlds 262 2,264 262 2,264 Belgium 915 41,683 France 7,001 14,612 Germany 7,274 15,202 163,038 355,917

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2013 International Home & Houswewares Show

Photo Tour Of Industry Suppliers Exhibiting At The International Home & Housewares Show Many leading companies involved in the world’s home and housewares marketplace once again met at Chicago’s McCormick Place for the International Home & Housewares Show. The 2013 edition was held March 2-5 and featured over 2,130 exhibitors. This year’s show included many exhibitors of broom, brush, mop, squeegee and related cleaning products, including those companies featured in the following gallery.

The Libman Company

L C Industries

Providing a wide variety of housewares is L C Industries, of Durham, NC. Products include brooms, dust pans, sponges and wet mops. Shown are Laura Fahner, sales account manager; and Jeffrey Hawting, chief operating officer.

Armaly Brands

The Libman Company, of Arcola, IL, provides a variety of housewares including dust, sponge and wet mops; brooms; brushes and buckets.

Offering houseware-related products such as sponges, steel wool soap pads and car wash items is Armaly Brands, of Walled Lake, MI. The company celebrated the 100th birthday of one of its products, Brillo®, while at the Housewares Show. Shown, left to right, holding a large Brillo display item are Sandy Keska, customer & sales service manager; and Kristine Armaly, business manager.


2013 International Home & Houswewares Show Brushtech

The Fuller Brush Company

The Fuller Brush Company, of Great Bend, KS, provides such cleaningrelated products as brushes, mops, brooms and sponges. Shown is Caitlin Keller, vice president of product development.

Located in Plattsburgh, NY, Brushtech, Inc., provides such items as barbecue, bath, car washing and wire brushes; kitchen tools and various accessories. Shown is Zaven Gunjian, vice president of sales.

Hayco Manufacturing

SweepEasy

Offering a variety of products for the cleaning industry is Hayco Manufacturing Ltd., of Hong Kong. Items include brooms, mops, brushes, squeegees, carpet and floor sweepers. Shown, left to right, are Jeff Hoffman, director business development; Suanne Wong, associate director sales & marketing; Christopher Hay, chief executive officer; Beatrice Lok, senior manager - account management; Jesse Oliver, senior manager - FEI; and Donald Hay, executive chairman.

SweepEasy offers a three-in-one combination product that features a sweeping broom, scraper and buffer. Shown, left to right, are company representatives Austin Uhl and Beau Rials.


2013 International Home & Houswewares Show Butler Home Products

Among the various cleaning aids from Butler Home Products, LLC, are brooms; kitchen/vegetable and scrub brushes; scrubber sponges; disposable cleaning supplies and mops. The company is located in Marlborough, MA. Shown is Michael Silverman, senior vice president of marketing.

Ettore Products

Offering a variety of cleaning products including squeegees, scrubbers, dusters, car washing brushes, buckets and microfiber items is Ettore Products Company, located in Alameda, CA. Shown are Wayne Schultz, vice president of sales; and Edina Wang, marketing coordinator.

Eagle Home Products

Various types of cleaning-related items provided by Eagle Home Products, Inc., include bath and scrub brushes; brooms; scouring pads and sponges. The company is located in Huntington, NY. Shown, left to right, are company representatives Setko Seter and Andre Chemtob.

Freudenberg Household Products

Freudenberg Household Products, of Aurora, IL, features the O-Cedar速 brand. Items include brooms, mops, brushes and scrubber sponges. Shown is Pierre Lacroix, director of marketing.


2013 International Home & Houswewares Show Howard Berger Co.

Lola Products

Howard Berger Co., Inc., of Cranbury, NJ, features such housewares as brooms, mops and painting accessories. Shown is Scott Berger, senior vice president of sales & marketing.

Among the housewares provided by Lola Products, of Hackensack, NJ, are brooms, brushes, mops, scrubbers, sponges, scourers and cloths. Shown are company representative Nicole Kulhawy; and Richard Spitaletta, president and CEO.

Quickie Mfg. Corp.

AquaStar

Quickie Manufacturing Corporation, of Cinnaminson, NJ, supplies the cleaning industry with various products such as brooms, brushes (bath, kitchen/vegetable), mops, scrubbers and squeegees. AquaStar, Inc., of Paramount, CA, provides many cleaning items to the housewares industry including its Starfiber速 brand of microfiber products. Shown is Adam Byrne, president.


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Imports: Continued From Page 45 Switzld 13 2,635 Spain Italy Turkey 7,092 24,615 India Pakistn Sri Lka 13,668 15,270 Thailnd Vietnam Singapr 4,400 5,607 Indnsia 3,815,532 779,464 Phil R China 15,440,788 5,923,264 Kor Rep 40,000 9,800 Hg Kong 15,360 2,933 Taiwan 113,524 52,113 Japan 8,150 13,275 Austral TOTAL 19,527,504 6,907,268

46 2,185 17,042 112,012 4,000 12,096 160,056 17,106 288,998 4,400 33,098,903 3,413,675 201,256,878 210,027 19,883 972,736 402,725 2,060 241,285,648

5,369 4,535 51,580 405,929 2,767 8,316 192,108 21,483 74,291 5,607 6,506,647 158,936 67,264,208 84,609 23,933 290,663 285,392 12,755 76,377,767

Country Mexico Colomb Germany China Hg Kong TOTAL

9603908010 Wiskbrooms December Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 20,724 3,600 4,099 17,100 1,600 42,012 57,353 884,182 2,000 45,612 61,452 925,606

Value 21,546 19,113 7,591 952,829 17,238 1,018,317

Country Canada Mexico Guatmal Hondura Colomb Brazil Argent Germany Spain Italy Israel India Sri Lka Vietnam China Taiwan Moroc Egypt TOTAL

9603908020 Upright Brooms December Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 966 45,240 54,311 700,340 185,545 17,184 26,688 5,640 39,278 77,022 5,120 186 2,494 746 1,288 3,089 1,288 81,258 115,184 552,445 1,584 5,244 48,276 108,287 472,632 2,380 877,488 1,199,372 10,299,111 19,189 34,560 5,976 1,059,376 1,522,015 12,408,020

Value 7,411 831,120 268,417 15,272 32,228 339,999 13,527 10,831 3,089 734,767 2,246 2,884 955,238 22,225 13,096,526 130,599 20,708 4,367 16,491,454

9603908030 Push Brooms, 41 CM or Less in Width December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 1,043 12,898 Mexico 13,656 47,812 69,972 250,113 Hondura 25,596 43,949 Sri Lka 52,360 187,162 713,715 2,431,117 China 10,032 31,039 180,510 525,525 Taiwan 840 7,326 TOTAL 76,048 266,013 991,676 3,270,928

Country Canada Mexico Guatmal Salvadr Hondura Dom Rep Colomb Brazil Denmark

9603908040 Other Brooms, NESOI December Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 119,492 273,939 2,262,933 372,803 562,304 6,777,351 66,408 47,400 287,940 38,996 48,352 290,976 4,140 9,073 4,140 37,164 22,368 21,652 823,533 18,308 18,189 310,672 2,550

Value 4,069,267 11,229,797 262,479 361,002 9,073 43,887 360,896 523,645 17,255

U King Czech Switzld Russia Spain Italy Turkey Israel India Sri Lka Thailnd Vietnam Phil R China Taiwan Austral TOTAL

March/April 2013

28,560

194,567

7,568

14,720

50,004

101,411

3,100

4,831

718,252 4,500 550 1,455,049

919,444 5,980 118,167 2,340,029

2,930 369,432 4,800 1,310 96,056 255,967 187 6,508 20,360 999,350 61,080 154,074 6,000 6,064,775 19,550 25,212 18,884,850

66,781 526,840 4,720 4,500 179,208 353,909 4,953 21,495 24,621 1,632,904 108,129 191,645 7,659 12,578,570 48,064 245,954 32,877,253

9603908050 Brooms, Brushes, Sqeegees, Etc., NESOI December Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 1,218,441 23,781,376 Mexico 3,915,910 53,115,252 Guatmal 29,184 Salvadr 23,796 318,739 Hondura 1,998,358 16,195,443 Dom Rep 63,600 436,460 Colomb 151,996 1,274,993 Brazil 129,885 530,588 Argent 111,742 224,134 Sweden 8,710 156,655 Finland 280,841 Denmark 337,384 2,571,732 U King 20,093 583,533 Ireland 2,880 Nethlds 308,428 3,822,127 Belgium 52,974 1,105,619 France 7,378 107,784 Germany 190,738 2,970,425 Czech 63,908 419,051 Lichten 18,909 Switzld 17,632 291,379 Estonia 18,208 Latvia 79,608 Lithuan 33,858 469,379 Poland 16,932 580,299 Russia 118,985 Spain 99,621 1,355,293 Italy 133,615 3,054,124 Slvenia 6,776 Romania 6,969 207,525 Bulgar 8,339 8,339 Turkey 8,745 104,075 Israel 61,182 228,253 India 20,834 574,447 Pakistn 284,001 4,189,430 Bngldsh 54,373 Sri Lka 191,469 2,108,511 Thailnd 241,751 3,122,101 Vietnam 78,037 253,300 Malaysa 62,194 505,865 Singapr 40,147 Indnsia 75,301 1,451,335 Phil R 30,488 China 28,889,948 404,509,259 Kor Rep 105,273 3,065,961 Hg Kong 981,322 7,560,732 Taiwan 1,367,937 14,371,336 Japan 32,689 806,485 Austral 107,330 1,317,077 N Zeal 33,992 N Caldn 3,808 Egypt 44,398 189,191 Niger 73,601 Rep Saf 22,185 TOTAL 41,472,718 558,751,592


Broom, Brush & Mop Mar/Apr 2013  

Broom, Brush & Mop Magazine's March/April 2013 issue. The trade magazine for the broom, brush and mop industry.

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