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Volume 107, Number 3

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Suppliers Directory Index ______________6 Practical Advice On Preventing ID Theft And Hacking _________________8

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Imports/Exports Down For The First Two Months Of 2017 _________________54 February 2017 Import & Export Statistics ___________________________ 56

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS ABMA................................................................. 63 American Select Tubing..........................................7 Bizzotto Giovanni................................................. 21 Borghi USA............................................. Back Cover Boucherie USA.................................................... 15 Culicover & Shapiro Inc........................................38 Deco Products Co................................................ 39 Distribuidora Perfect, S.A..................................... 36 DKSH Switzerland, Ltd.........................................13 DuPont Filaments................................................ 25 Filkemp.............................................................. 41 G.D.F.................................................................. 17 Garelick.............................................................. 24 Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. Inc................................... 31 H. Arnold Wood Turning, Inc................................... 3 Hahl Pedex/Perlon............................................... 23 Himesa................................................... 33, 37, 43 PG 4

Jones Companies.....................................Front Cover Keystone Plastics Inc........................................... 14 Loos & Co. Inc.....................................................30 Mill-Rose............................................................ 35 Monahan Filaments................................................9 Monahan Partners................................................12 PelRay International...............................................2 Perfex.................................................................27 PMM.................................................................. 16 Royal Paint Roller................................................ 26 Shanghai Jiasheng Products................................. 18 St. Nick Brush Co................................................ 22 Stainless Steel Products....................................... 29 Unimac...............................................................19 Vonco Products, Inc............................................. 32 Wolf Filaments...................................................... 5 Zahoransky..........................................................11 BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017


SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY ABCO Products Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ACS Industries, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Algoma Mop Manufacturers . . . . . . . . . . .20 American Brush Manufacturers Assoc. . . . 20 American Select Tubing/AST Filaments . . 20 Birdwell Cleaning Products, Inc. . . . . . . . 20 Bizzotto Giovanni Automation srl . . . . . . . 20 Bo-Buck Mills, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Bodam International Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Borghi s.p.a. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Boucherie USA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 G.B. Boucherie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Briarwood Products Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Brosses Lacasse Inc. / Norman Brush Inc. 28 Bruin Plastics Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Brush Fibers, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Brush Technology Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Brushes Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Caddy Supply Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Canwil Textiles, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Carlisle FoodService Products . . . . . . . . . 30 Carolina Mop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Charles E. Green & Son, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 30 Chongqing Global Bristles Mfg., Co., Ltd. .32 Continental Commercial Products . . . . . . 32 Corona Brushes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Creative Poly, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Crystal Lake Mfg., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Culicover & Shapiro, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 CWP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Deco Products Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Delamo Mfg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Deligh Industries, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Distribuidora Perfect S.A. de C.V. . . . . . . 34 DKSH Switzerland, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Don Leventhal Group, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Dorden & Co., Inc., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Draper Knitting Company . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 DuPont Filaments — Americas, LLC . . . . 34 Epic Resins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Evansville Association For The Blind . . . . 34 F.M. Brush Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Felton, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Fibratexsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Fili & Forme SRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Filkemp - Industria de Filamentos, S.A. . . 36 Filmop USA, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 FIMM Italia S.p.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Fuller Brush Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Fuller Industries LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 G.D.F. di De Franceschi Gabriella & Co. . . 38 Garelick Mfg. Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Gator Cleaning Products, LLC . . . . . . . . . 38 Gift Sales Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Golden Star Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 40 PG 6

2017 E. Gornell & Sons, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Gover, Horowitz & Blunt Ltd. . . . . . . . . . .40 Greenwood Mop & Broom, Inc. . . . . . . . . 40 GSC Manufacturing, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Gunn Brush Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 H. Arnold Wood Turning, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 40 Ha-Ste Manufacturing, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .40 Hahl Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Haviland Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Hayco Manufacturing Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Hill Brush Company, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 HIMESA Hilos Y Mechas S.A. de C.V. . . . 42 Hoge Brush Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Hoge Lumber Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Indian Bristle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Industrial Brush Corporation . . . . . . . . . . 42 InterWire Group, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Jason Mills, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Jieda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Jones Companies, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Keystone Plastics Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 La Crosse Brush, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Lafitte Mop Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Laitner Brush Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Lambskin Specialties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Lanoco Specialty Wire Products, Inc. . . . . 45 Leistner Weruzeug GMBH . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Lemieux Spinning Mill, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 45 Lessmann GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Libman Company, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Loos & Co., Inc. Jewel Wire Division . . . . 45 M2 Professional Cleaning Products LTD . . 45 Magnolia Brush Mfrs., Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Malish Corporation, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Paul Marsh LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Maryland Brush Company . . . . . . . . . . . 45 M-B Companies, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 MBK Maschinenbau GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . 46 MFC, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Michigan Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . .46 Mill-Rose Company, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Milliken Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Milwaukee Dustless Brush . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Monahan Filaments, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Monahan Partners, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Thomas Monahan Co., The . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Monterey Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Moonsoft International, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 47 Mount Joy Wire Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Nation/Ruskin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 National Wire & Metal Technologies, Inc. . . .47 Newell & Sons Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Nexstep Commercial Products . . . . . . . . . 48 Norshel Industries, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Northeast Ltda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Northern Wood Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 48

INDEX Nyco Products Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 O’Dell Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Osborn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Padco Inc U.S.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Paint Brush Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Patrick Yarn Mills, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 PelRay International, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Perfex Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 PFERD INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Plasticfibre S.P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Pogliani SRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Precision Brush Company . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 PMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Purdy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Quickie Manufacturing Corp. . . . . . . . . . .49 Reit Price Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Remco Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Rol-Brush Mfg., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Royal Paint Roller Mfg. Corp. . . . . . . . . . 50 Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Inc. . . 50 Sanderson MacLeod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Schaefer Brush Mfg., LLC . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Schlesinger Maschinenbau GmbH . . . . . . 50 SDI Wholesale, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Shanghai Jiasheng Products Co., LTD . . . 50 Shanghai Yi Heng Daily-Use Products Co., Ltd. . 51 Shurhold Industries, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 SIBO Engineering s.r.l. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Sieko Brushware (India) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 S.M. Arnold, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Spiral Brushes Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 St. Nick Brush Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Stainless Steel Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Sunlarge Industries Private Limited . . . . . 51 Super Sweep Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Tai Hing Nylon Filament Products Co., Ltd. . .52 Tanis Incorporated (Tanis Brush) . . . . . . . 52 Thomas Textile Company . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Tucel Industries, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Unimac S.r.l. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 United Rotary Brush Corporation . . . . . . . 52 Vonco Products, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Weiler Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Whitley Monahan Handle Co. . . . . . . . . . 52 Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Wolf Filaments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 WOMA (Wood Machinery Daniel Koehler) . . . 53 Wool Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Wooster Brush Company, The . . . . . . . . . 53 Worldwide Integrated Resources . . . . . . . 53 Young & Swartz, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Zahoransky AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Zahoransky USA, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Zelazoski Wood Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . .53 Zephyr Manufacturing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . .53

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dentity theft is getting worse, with a growing number of people finding themselves at risk every day. There are ways, however, to protect individuals and companies from unexpectedly drained bank accounts and other acts of modern-day thievery, otherwise known as “social engineering.” A presentation on this timely subject was given during the 100th American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) Annual Convention, which took place in March at the Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort & Spa, in Orlando, FL. To help guide convention attendees through the minefield set by today’s “black hat hackers” and modern day con men, Robert Siciliano, CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com, spoke on, “Information/ Computer Security and Privacy Protection: Defense Against Hackers, Attackers, Thieves and Organized Criminals.” Siciliano is a personal security and identity theft expert, based in Boston, MA. He said there is a good reason why data breaches continue to make headlines. Hacking is a lucrative business, with some criminals making more money in a day than many people make in a year. Siciliano added that the bleeding will not stop anytime soon, and the more time a person spends uninformed, the better the chance Robert Siciliano that individual will be targeted. The good news is there are certain fundamentals that can be followed to protect important personal and business data.

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“Security is all about adding layers of protection. The more layers you have, the more secure you are going to be,” he said. “In a home setting, these layers might be a big fence in

the yard, a strong lock on the door, a ‘beware of dog’ sign in the window, an alarm system in place, and putting valuables in a safe. My job is to build your awareness, appreciation, desire and drive to protect your family and business from identify theft.” Siciliano said security has evolved from just providing theft PG 8

prevention in the physical world. The virtual world is now a large part of many people’s lives, and theft is occurring in this world in staggering numbers. “Violence is part of today’s virtual world. This includes cyber bullying, stalking and various electronic threats and harassments,” he said. “Primarily, my goal is to speak to you on how to protect the data that you have been entrusted with, both at home and at work.” For individuals, this data can include Social Security and bank account numbers. For companies, this can include employee records, client information and proprietary data involving a company’s trade secrets. A lack of security appreciation is one of the leading contributors to human error pertaining to most security breaches, according to Siciliano. Therefore, security needs to be everyone’s responsibility, especially in a work environment.

“Corporations and government agencies are directly responsible for protecting personal information entrusted to them by customers, consumers and general citizens. Thus, measures must be taken to increase awareness in the everyday IT environment and build a secure-minded culture from the ground up,” Siciliano said. “To

create this culture, all employees need to be educated and tested on security threats, such as how their day-to-day computer use behavior can negatively influence an organization’s security posture.” Siciliano asked the audience how many of them have been educated and tested on specific security threats at work. Approximately half those people in the room raised their hand. “If I were speaking to bankers or mortgage brokers, every single one of them would raise their hand. They are required to be educated and tested on such threats, but with most other industries there are no requirements. This is why the problem keeps getting worse,” he said. “For a criminal, the path of least resistance is not through the bank. The path of least resistance to get your money from a bank account is through your own computer. The bank is relatively secure. The same can’t always be said about personal electronic devices.” BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017


UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL ENGINEERING

n the “good old days,” if someone wanted to take something of value from another individual, he/she usually had to either physically commit a burglary or confront the victim face-to-face, probably with gun or knife in hand. Today’s thieves don’t even have to get dressed for “work,” and their tricks of the trade often involve keyboards, computers and other electronic devices. These people use various forms of social engineering to earn a living, at the expense of their unsuspecting victims. Siciliano defined social engineering as a collection of techniques used to manipulate people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. While similar to a confidence trick or simple fraud, the term typically applies to trickery for information gathering or computer system access and, in most cases, the attacker never comes face-to-face with the victim. “If a con man gains your confidence effectively, you are likely to provide that person with the money in your wallet or your bank account password. The thief may also send you a ‘phishing’ email, which is an email that looks like it’s coming from your bank or other credible source, but designed to gain your confidence and take something of value,” Siciliano said. “Once you click on a link from a bad email, it can lead to your personal information being sent to a spoofed website.” Other forms of social engineering take a more physical form, but can be just as lucrative for the criminal. This includes people who pose as firemen, policemen, etc., to gain access to a business. From there, they often find easy access to computers and sensitive information. He added the human gullibility is common, and everyone falls victim at some point. This plays into the hands of those behind today’s social engineering exploits.

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“Everyone can be suckered. It’s just a matter of the thief finding the right trigger, pressure point and/or vulnerability of his/ her victim,” Siciliano said.

Often the trigger is fear or greed. For example, someone behind a scam calls a person and tells him/or to provide valuable information in order to win a prize or stay out of some type of trouble. It’s a scam, but many welleducated people fall victim to such schemes every day. “People will say, ‘I’m not that stupid.’ It’s not about being stupid. Some people are lonely, and loneliness sometimes trumps common sense,” he said. “There is also pressure that can negatively influence our decision making. This includes the pressure to get a job done on time or responding to a boss or colleague in a responsible way. This pressure can lead us to make decisions that we might not normally make.” Siciliano added that a good con man knows all about the principles of influence and the psychology of persuasion. “You can read book after book on how to influence and persuade people as well as how to negotiate to get what you want,” he said. Social engineering comes in many forms, some more sinister than others. For example, there is the “lost thumb drive found in the parking lot” trick. “You see a thumb drive on the ground and pick it up. There are 40 gigabytes on the drive, which is worth around $30. You put the drive in your briefcase and eventually plug it into your computer. That thumb drive was planted by a criminal, and soon launches a virus that affects your device and gives the bad guy complete control over your personal information,” Siciliano said. He added the thumb drive can also be found in an unopened package, all in an effort to gain a person’s confidence. “The person who picked up the thumb drive thinks it simply fell out of someone’s bag. Finders keepers, right?” Siciliano said. This particular trick was able to severely damage Iran’s nuclear program, with a “lost” thumb drive containing a highly destructive Stuxnet computer worm. According to Siciliano, the same tools that are PG 10

being used as cyber weapons to fight wars are also being used by thieves to drain bank accounts. Email scams, meanwhile, are one of the most common forms of social engineering. Siciliano detailed an FBI warning in 2016, highlighting what the agency called a dramatic increase in business email scams. According to an FBI news release, today’s schemers go to great lengths to spoof company emails and use social engineering to assume the identity of a CEO, company attorney or trusted vendor. These con men research and find unsuspecting employees who manage money, and then use language specific to the company that they are targeting to request a fraudulent wire transfer, using dollar amounts that lend legitimacy. There are various versions of these scams. Victims range from large corporations to tech companies to small businesses to non-profit organizations. Many times, the fraud targets businesses that work with foreign suppliers and regularly perform wire transfer payments. Law enforcement officials have received complaints from victims in every U.S. state and in at least 79 countries, according to the FBI. From October 2013 through February 2016, there were 17,642 victims identified, with more than $2.3 billion in reported losses. “By using the internet, there are criminals who can find out a person’s job responsibility and take advantage of that person through email scams,” Siciliano said. “It can happen to any company. By accepting this, a company can start taking steps to prevent future losses. There could be somebody lurking inside your email program as we speak.” Siciliano discussed the website, “Have I possibly been pwned?” (www.haveibeenpwned.com), which is designed to show if a person or company’s email address has been breached.

RECOGNIZING DATA BREACHES

he terms “identity theft” and “identity fraud” refer to crimes in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data, typically for economic gain, according to Siciliano. Data breaches that can lead to identity theft and fraud come in several forms. They include: n Irresponsible or malicious insiders: “These are people from inside your organization who click a link from a suspect email or do something else to make your network vulnerable. These might be employees who are disgruntled or see an opportunity to get paid at a higher level,” Siciliano said. “There might also be organized criminals working within your organization to gain access to important information. This happens a lot

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in the banking industry. The New York State Attorney General prosecutes approximately one teller a month. These are people accused of scamming the bank.” n Third-party fault: This type of breach could stem from a vendor connected to a company’s computer network; n Laptop theft: A computer laptop often contains vital company and/or personal information. Laptops, and other electronic devices, should always be placed in secure locations, whether at home or on the road.

“I never leave my laptop in a hotel room. If your laptop is not password protected, what is keeping the information inside that device from being stolen?” Siciliano asked.

n Loss: Its easy to lose things. This includes laptops, smartphones and important thumb drives. Therefore, valuable information should always be backed up and password protected. “A recent study showed, on average, dry cleaners annually find approximately 12,000 thumb drives in pant and coat pockets,” Siciliano said. “How many data breaches do you think this leads to every year?” n Physical security vulnerabilities: According to Siciliano, many people don’t have security systems in their homes and/or businesses because they feel their neighborhoods are safe and such security measures are unnecessary.

n Hacking is 21st century burglary: According to Siciliano, there is no real mystery to hacking. The people who hack are no more intelligent than those who don’t hack. Hackers are simply “computer scientists.” They understand how to navigate technology a little better than most people. The “black hat” hackers, however, are the ones who seek business and personal vulnerabilities for their own gain.

THE PASSWORD DILEMMA

common problem in today’s high-tech world is that everything seems to require a password to gain entry. Remembering passwords is difficult for many, and changing passwords on a regular basis is often not done. Many people use the same passwords for different accounts, and there are cases of people using very easy passwords to remember, such as “123456,” “ABCDEF” or, simply, “password.” Gaining access to important and personal data is made easier thanks to the many deficiencies associated with passwords.

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“If you are using the same password across multiple accounts, thieves have a better chance of gaining access to these accounts. The key is to not use the same password,” Siciliano said. “Many people use

first names as passwords, usually the names of spouses, kids, other relatives or pets. All of this can be deduced with a little research conducted by a good hacker.” There is also software available that automatically plugs common words into password fields. This allows password cracking to become you ever read police blotters? They show all the burglaries and home almost effortless for hackers. Siciliano discussed a program called Password Manager, which helps the invasions, some of which result in violence and death. I have heard people user manage different passwords needed for different accounts. This program say, ‘I don’t want a security system because I don’t want to live like that.’ “memorizes” the passwords for the user. It then stores these passwords My response is, ‘You don’t want to live securely?’” virtually in a “cloud.” Siciliano recommends backing up all information, such as passwords, in an Excel file. “Don’t worry about a program like Password Manager getting hacked. Remember, these are security companies,” he said. “Just like any other organization, occasionally they can suffer vulnerability, but they are on top of such problems. It’s their job to protect us. “I have over 700 passwords. I know it’s crazy, but it’s the nature of my business. I might know five of these passwords. My Password Manager knows the rest.” According to Siciliano, not using any password is the worst thing a person can do when operating an electionic device. “Some people don’t use a password for their desktop or laptop. If these devices are stolen, what kind of access would a thief get?” he said. “I also hope everyone’s mobile phones are password protected. If not, the person who finds or steals that device will have access to all the information not only found on that phone, but the information that the same device Dust Pans connects to, such as social media and bank accounts.” Siciliano also discussed identity theft protection firms available to consumers. These companies watch applications of credit in real time. Wet FFlo W loor Signs Angle Brooms “If you are a client of one of these firms, and the firm’s representative sees an application of credit (in the client’s name), he/she is going to contact you to make sure you, or somebody with your company, has actually applied for the credit. If there is a problem, the firm will shut (the credit application or credit card) down,” Siciliano said. k e vin@monahan npar tners .c om Identity theft protection firms also watch to see if a client’s personal information appears on the “dark web.” 200 N. O ak, A r c ola, IL 61910 “They will let the client know if his/her information is up 217-268-5771 for sale or has been stolen. Their restoration agents will work

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on your behalf to make the problem go away. This includes working with the IRS and law enforcement officials,” he said. “I believe in getting such theft protection. It’s basically an insurance policy that I don’t think we can live without today. “It’s like anything else in life, you need to be educated and understand your options.”

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t’s not surprising to Siciliano, who has spent a long career in personal security and identity theft protection, that today’s problems are only getting worse.

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“We are functioning under a fundamentally flawed security system. The way our system is set up today makes data very attractive to criminals around the world. They are going after us because they can readily access and turn our data into cash,” he said.

One problem that has been felt for decades in the United States is the use of Social Security numbers as primary identifiers of people. Siciliano said Social Security numbers were never meant to be used in such a manner. “They were only meant to be used for Social Security benefits, but their use crept into other aspects of our lives, and are now considered a primary identifier. Social security numbers are everywhere, and can be found in filing cabinets, data basis, etc.,” he said. “Some people feel their Social Security number is ‘private’ information, but in reality, it’s not. Rather,

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you should look at it as being ‘sensitive’ or ‘personal’ information, which is not necessarily the same thing as ‘private.’” He explained that an individual’s “personal identified information” includes his/her’s name, address, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security number, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, etc. “These are personal identifying bits of information. Some of them may be more sensitive than others, but they are not private. And so, you really can’t protect any of them, which makes us all vulnerable,” Siciliano said. “Once a person understands that, he/she can begin to understand how to manage data in a way that makes it useless if a criminal gains access.” Another area of concern with identity theft, in what Siciliano called a flawed system, is the use of credit cards. “As long as the ‘bad guy’ has your Social Security number, he/she can apply for credit under your name. It’s that simple,” he said. There are also serious problems today with the easy access to fake identification. Siciliano called the identification process in the United States a joke. This is because many types of official identification come in the form of paper or plastic documentation, which can easily be forged, replicated or purchased online. This includes birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver’s licenses and passports. “To give you an idea of how flawed the identification system is in the United States, there are 49 versions of our country’s Social Security cards in circulation, 14,000 types of birth certificates, 200-plus forms of driver’s licenses, and 14 states that use some form of ID that does not include a photo,” he said. “This is the situation that we are functioning under today. Do an online search for ‘fake identification.’ You will find companies all over the world that make fake IDs. All you have to do is pay.” Siciliano added that it’s not his intention to scare people, but rather show how vulnerable and exposed they are, both at home and at work. “I find most people are blissfully unaware of this threat. My goal is to change a person’s behavior for the better,” he said.

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IDENTIFYING VARIOUS FORMS OF THIEVERY

here are many ways for a thief to obtain something of value without using physical violence. Siciliano outlined some familiar and not-so-familiar ways anyone can get valuable information from an unsuspecting victim or company. They include: n Stealing incoming and outgoing mail: “Do you have a locked mailbox? If not, I would suggest getting one — for both your home and business,” Siciliano said. “Both incoming and outgoing mail can include sensitive information.” He also warned of falling victim to a criminal filling out a change of address form at a post office with a specific victim in mind. “The mail can then be sent to the thief. The victim will eventually get a notification that his/her mail has been diverted, but it may be too late,” Siciliano said. n Dumpster diving: How low will a criminal go? There are people who will sift through a person or company’s garbage to find important information in hopes of stealing someone’s identity.

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“I never throw sensitive information in the garbage. This includes prescription bottle labels, which can lead a criminal to a person’s medical information. Prescription bottle labels can be used to scam a person, a pharmacy and/or an insurance company,” Siciliano said. “I also shred all business cards that I no longer need. A criminal can take a business card from

the garbage and figure out what the person, whose name is on the card, does for a living. He/she can then send that person an email posing as somebody else. The goal is to get personal information via fake correspondence. “If a thief does this with 100 business cards, and is successful just one time, he/she may walk away with somebody’s valuable information and a lot of money.” n There is safety in using a safe: All important papers and other valuables should be stored in a safe. “Do you have paperwork stored in a file cabinet that somebody could easily look

at or steal, and then use against you? Everybody should have and use a safe, even if it takes extra effort to keep putting things in and taking things out of that safe,” Siciliano said. “Security is not necessarily convenient, but is still necessary.”

n Keep your wallet/pocketbook light: “Think about how much valuable information is in your wallet or pocketbook,” he said. “If you cannot tell me right now everything you have in your wallet/pocketbook, then you probably have too much in that wallet/pocketbook.” n Caller ID spoofing: This is when a criminal obtains a fake caller ID that shows up on a victim’s phone. The victim sees the caller ID, thinking it’s legitimate, such as from the local police department, and ends up getting scammed. Fake caller ID technology is available online for any criminal to purchase and use. “People fall for this type of scam all of the time, providing personal information to unknown individuals,” Siciliano said. He added it’s always a good idea to call people back, such as the police department, to find out if a call is, in fact, legitimate. n Stay out of the spam folder: “What is in your spam folder?” Siciliano asked the audience, during his presentation. “You should have no idea, because emails sent to spam folders can get people in a lot of trouble. “These emails are sent to the spam folder for a reason. Your internet service providers generally know what is spam, based on certain aspects of that email. They see the server which an email comes from, and determine whether or not it’s spam. Don’t ever click on a link from an email that has been sent to a spam folder.” n Know about spyware: This includes “scareware,” which carries a fake antivirus; and “ransomware,” which tries to hold data for a ransom.

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“Scareware is designed to scare somebody to pay money to get rid of a virus that is not really present,” Siciliano said. “If a pop-up ad appears on your computer stating that you have a virus and need to download a program, I would recommend that you disconnect from the internet, run a scan and, in some situations, back up all data and completely reinstall your operating system. If you see that kind of pop-up, you probably are using an outdated operating system. “Ransomware, meanwhile, holds data for ransom, including what is in your backup. A hospital recently paid around $18,000 to get its data back. Many such instances have occurred. Unfortunately, if you pay that ransom, you may get your data back, but you are also funding the bad guys.” n Beware of KeyCatchers: These are small hardware devices that can be plugged into the back of a computer, generally the desktop, and can be used to retrieve important information. “Let’s say one of your competitors knows a member of a cleaning crew who works in your office. That competitor can pay that crew member to plug in a KeyCatcher in the back of one of your computers to ‘catch’ valuable information. After a week or so, the same person who planted the device retrieves it and gives it back to the competitor,” Siciliano said. “I’ve seen many KeyCatchers in the backs of PCs used by teachers, probably from people trying to get test information.” n ATM skimming and independent ATMs: Using ATMs is a convenient way for people to draw money from their bank account. Unfortunately, thieves have found ways to take advantage of this convenience. Siciliano explained that skimming involves a criminal placing a device over the card slot of an ATM. He advises ATM users to cover the key pad with one hand as they punch in their PIN code. “That way, if there is a camera nearby (placed by a criminal), it can’t

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using ATMs,” he said.

“I also never use an independent ATM. You see them at gas stations, convenience stores, hotel lobbies, etc. Anybody can get into the cash dispensing business and find a way to use your valuable information for his/her gain.”

n Proper disposal is a must for secondhand devices: “What do you do with your old laptops, desktops, mobile phones and printers? Do you donate them, recycle them, trade them in, sell them? The problem is, they often still have personal information that a thief can use to steal your identification,” Siciliano said. “I would never sell such devices on the secondhand market. It’s also important to remove hard drives from these devices and either send them to an industrial shredder or destroy them yourself.” n Learn about, and use, a credit freeze: Siciliano recommends that people check their credit reports three times a year, and to use a credit freeze. He said this is a program that has been around since 2008, but remains relatively unknown. “To get a credit freeze, a person submits specific information to the three main U.S. credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion). The application process is easy and inexpensive,” Siciliano said. “Prior to your credit being frozen, you will receive a letter that shows a PIN number or password. When you want to lift your credit freeze, you simply go online and type in your provided information.” He added that using a credit freeze, “Is probably the single best thing you can do to prevent new account fraud. It’s another layer of protection when guarding against identity theft.” Visit www.IDTheftSecurity.com for more information.

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SUPPLIERSS DIRECTORY SUPPLIER BROOM, BRUSH & MOP MAGAZINE

ABCO Products Corp. 6800 N.W. 36th Ave. Miami, FL 33147 USA Phone: 305-694-2226 Products: A vertically integrated manufacturing company providing physical cleaning products to maintenance markets. Full line provider of brooms, mops, dust mops, brushes, squeegees, and handles, including 100 percent corn brooms, and a variety of push brooms. Mops include cotton, rayon, blended and specialty application products. 05 ACS Industries, Inc. Scrubble® Products Division One New England Way Lincoln, RI 02865-4247 USA Phone: 401-769-4700 Website: www.scrubble.com Products: Manufactures a complete line of professional cleaning products including scouring pads, sponges, scrubbers, all types of wet and dry mops, upright corn and synthetic brooms, push brooms, microfiber mops and a full line of hand held brushes for commercial and foodservice use. The ACS Cyclone® Floorcare line includes floor pads, non-woven floor pads, steel wool pads, octagon floor pads, Cyclone-D™diamond pads, rectangle pads and sand screen disks. 14 Algoma Mop Manufacturers 813 Rabas St. Algoma, WI 54201 USA Toll Free: 800-216-3478 Email: sales@algomamop.com Website: www.algomamop.com Products: Wet mops, dust mops, microfiber products. Mops manufactured are made by people with disabilities in Algoma, WI. The company offers a full line of mops and microfiber products. Custom manufacturing capabilities are available. Most of the PG 20

products can be private labeled with company information. Algoma Mop serves wholesalers, distributors, schools, universities, hospitals, laundry and linen services, janitorial contractors, restaurants, correctional and governmental facilities. Purchases help train and employ people in obtaining their personal independence and employment goals. 13 American Brush Manufacturers Assoc. (ABMA) 736 Main Ave., Suite 7 Durango, CO 81301-5479 USA Phone: 720-392-2262 Email: info@abma.org Website: www.abma.org Company Officers: David C. Parr, Executive Director Products: Founded in 1917 to assist North

American brush manufacturers and their suppliers by enhancing industry knowledge, providing a variety of networking opportunities, and promoting profitability for its members. ABMA strives to promote and strengthen value for its members to be the preferred and innovative source for broom, brush and mop products worldwide. ABMA provides an industry freight and transportation guide and newsletter, industry statistics, ANSI safety standards, ASTM packaging standards, leads generation, the ABMA Annual Convention including the Finished Goods and Suppliers Display, classifieds on the association Website (www.abma.org), discounted freight program, employees screening program and merchant services program.

ABMA also serves the industry as its voice in Washington, D.C., and provides member services to a common group that individual members of the group may find difficult or impossible to manage alone. Comprised of manufacturers and suppliers who seek to

constantly expand and improve the North American broom, brush, mop and roller industry. Membership is open to brush making manufacturers and component, machinery and service suppliers worldwide. 16 American Select Tubing/AST Filaments 4005 DeWitt Ave. Mattoon, IL 61938 USA Phone: 217-234-7300 Email: dustinm@astubing.com Website: www.astubing.com Company Officers: Mark Maninfior, General Manager Products: Metal handles for brooms, brushes, mops, snow shovels, rakes and other tools. Diameters - 21mm, 22mm, 23.5mm, 25mm, 28.5mm. Extension handles in steel, aluminum and fiberglass. Abrasive and nonabrasive filaments for many brush and industrial applications using PP, PVC, PE, PS, RPET, PBT, PET, nylon 6, nylon 6.6, nylon 6.10, nylon 6.12, SIC, AO, ceramic, diamond grit, and SAN. 17 Birdwell Cleaning Products, Inc. P. O. Box 1388 Burleson, TX 76097 USA Toll Free: 800-722-8006 Website: www.birdwellcleaning.com Products: Manufactures a complete line of push brooms, angle brooms, concrete finishing brooms, deck brushes, acid brushes, roof brushes, counter dusters, dish brushes, bowl brushes, nail brushes, animal care brushes and bar-b-que grill brushes. 14 Bizzotto Giovanni Automation srl Via Buonarroti, 67 35010 Paviola di S.Giorgio in Bosco (Padova) ITALY Phone: +39 049 9451067 Email: info@bizzottoautomation.com BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017


2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Website: www.bizzottoautomation.com Products: Supplier of totally customized machinery for different industrial sectors. It focuses on a complete partnership with the customer, that expresses itself in the capacity to understand the needs of the customer and provide that customer with “made-tomeasure” solutions. Supplies automatic and semi-automatic machines (totally controlled by programmable logics on PC or on numerical control centers, with man-machine interactive and supervision systems) for the handle, broom and brush industry, as well as complex automations for the assembly of particular products. Bizzotto is specialized in three main sectors: Handle Machinery Sector: Sanders, chucking machinery (i.e. doming, tapering, tenoning, threading, end boring, cross boring, etc.), painting machinery (lacquering), labeling systems and packing machinery for the production of wooden handles. Complete machinery lines for the production of metal handles, starting from the flat steel or aluminum band coil, including painting lines, machines for assembling the various plastic inserts (hanger

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tips, thread inserts, mop inserts, tapered inserts, etc.), boring, deforming and cutting, as well as labeling systems and machines for packaging with the use of different systems, even robotized; Woodworking Machinery Sector: Profiling and shaping machines, boring and tapping machines, sanders for the production of broom and brush blocks, paintbrush handles and similar items; and; Industrial Automation Sector: Customized machinery for the preparation, positioning and assembly of particular products and accessories for the cleaning industry (mops, floor scrubbers, detergent dispensers, velvet lint brushes for clothes cleaning, adhesive lint brushes for clothes cleaning, toothbrush/accessories etc.), automotive industry and the kitchen appliance industry. 17 Bo-Buck Mills, Inc. P. O. Box 692 921 E. Blvd. Chesterfield, SC 29709 USA Phone: 843-623-2158 Website: www.bobuckmills.com Products: Narrow fabrics (polyester and cotton). The company was founded in the

early 1950s, and has been continuously operating as a manufacturer of narrow fabrics. It has supplied trim/binding to the mop industry as well as other specialty industries for many years. Capable of manufacturing a wide variety of colors, finishes, and patterns. Features include instock programs for immediate releases. 11 Bodam International Ltd. 903 Cirelli Court Aberdeen, MD 21001 USA Phone: 410-272-9797 Email: bodam@bodam.com Website: www.bodam.com Company Officer: Carlos Petzold, President Products: Borghi broom and brush manufacturing equipment – staple-set, anchor-set, twisted-in-wire, manufacturing machinery for all types of brooms and brushes. Also, trimmers, flaggers, cutters, strip brush machinery, mop manufacturing machinery and injection molds are available from Borghi (www.borghi.com); Boucherie broom and brush manufacturing equipment – staple-set, anchor-set, twisted-in-wire, manufacturing machinery for all types of brooms and brushes. Also,

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2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY filament waste since no trimming is needed, and there is no wire. In this world of high energy costs and petroleum based materials, such savings cannot be considered trivial. The TCU-CNC machines are capable of handling brushes from nailbrushes to 24-inch brooms with special modifications possible to run 36-inch brooms in two operations. The modular concept, which permits a machine to be reconfigured for vastly different brushes, has now been well demonstrated. Moreover, these machines are available from being manually loaded all the way to fully automated production cells, equipped with fully automatic handle feeders and industrial robots. The TCU-CNC range of machines has been further extended by the introduction of the TCU-T/CNC and the TCA-CNC. The TCU-T/CNC machine, with long stroke filling tools that are lined with a carbide and sturdy carousel with heavy-duty support in the drilling and filling stations, is designed for arduous applications with drill sizes up to 12 mm, and the use of heavy vegetable fibers. The TCA-CNC machine has short-stroke anchor filling tools, and will make smaller brushware like dish brushes at a speed of up to 1,400 tufts per minute. The newest refinements to the TCU line of machines are a faster indexing of the turret, higher speeds and a wider range of automation options. The single-header SCU will handle disk brushes as well as plate brushes, and can be converted to a household brush machine in a matter of minutes. Toothbrush Production Lines and Work Centers: Boucherie has developed a variety of toothbrush manufacturing equipment. Production machines range from the very affordable TB3-A/CNC, through the TB3-TS and TB3-FS, which are economically priced, full production lines for less demanding applications, to the highly automated and sophisticated TB3-FM and TB3-FM/L. All of these single header machines now run at continuous speeds up to 1,000 tufts per minute. For the highest production, Boucherie offers the double-headed TB32-Flexi cell, which can make up to 70 brushes per minute when the two filling tools run in parallel, or for complex brushes with two different hole sizes when the filling tools run sequentially. This flexibility is built into the concept of the machine, and can be used effortlessly. Since the introduction of the Flexi concept, TB35Flexi cells with up to five filling tools have been built and delivered for a total output of up to 5,000 tufts per minute. PG 28

Anchorless Toothbrush Production Lines and Work Centers: In the field of machinery for the oral care industry, with the introduction of the AFT/CNC machine, Boucherie clearly established a leadership position in anchorless technology. With the new AMR machine, however, Boucherie is making a giant step to bring anchorless toothbrush production to more toothbrush makers.

The AFT/CNC is the first machine for tufting toothbrushes without using anchors. Block tufts, strip tufts and various combinations of tuft angles widen the range of design options for the toothbrush heads. The AFT/CNC features automatic handle feeding, Windows-based CNC controls, and pre-endrounding of bristles. No trimming is required. AFT technology may now be used to manufacture toothbrushes with tapered filaments. Available too is a less automated version of this machine: the AFT/SD line, in which the handle and bristle infeed are accomplished manually. The AMR machine also features Boucherie’s in-line pre-end-rounding system, and will make the brushes that are now manufactured on complex anchor-set production cells at a reduced cost, with a higher end-rounding quality, and at least at the same speed. The AFT-IMT is the world’s first commercially available in-mold technology for the production of toothbrushes, according to Boucherie. Pre-end-rounded filaments are picked and arranged in their final configuration prior to being transferred into a mold, where the brush head and handle are over-molded to produce the finished product.

IDM Machine: The IDM is a compact carousel machine for the high-speed production of inter-dental and mascara brushes. It is now possible to produce up to 65 high quality brushes per minute, even while using the smallest wire sizes, since the brush remains in the same clamp throughout the whole production process. The IDM is available in versions with spool feed of the nylon, or with fiber boxes for pre-cut filaments. An integrated vision system for the automatic inspection of finished brushes is also available. Injection Molds: Boucherie produces single component molds, multi-component molds with manual or automatic transfer, and multi-component, high cavitation, valve gated, hot runner stack molds. Boucherie molds are used to produce a wide range of consumer, medical and engineering products. Packaging Machines: Form, fill and seal

blister packaging machines are available in heat seal and high frequency seal versions for toothbrush and personal care brushes. They may be operated as stand-alone machines or integrated into one or two tufting machines. 17 Briarwood Products Co. 2900 Bradwell Ave. Cleveland, OH 44109 USA Phone: 216-398-1107 Website: www.BriarwoodProducts.com Products: Briarwood Products has added to its extensive cleaning tool product line. The new Orange Shank-Free and Metal-Free product line is ideal for use in all correctional facilities. It was designed to be safe for all to use within each facility. These tools are made from a special rubbery plastic that virtually eliminates the ability to form or reform a shank or shank handle. The unique polymer that is used will not melt like standard hard plastics, disabling inmates from creating weapons. 17 Brosses Lacasse Inc./Norman Brush Inc. 107 Authier St. St-Alphonse-de-Granby, QC J0E 2A0 CANADA Phone: 800-940-2829 Website: www.brosseslacasse.com Products: For over 50 years, Brosses Lacasse Inc./Norman Brush Inc. has specialized in the manufacturing and refurbishing of custom-made industrial brushes. The company’s customers cover a wide range of industries. Some specialities include cylinder brushes, twisted wire brushes, block and belt brushes, strip brushes, rotary brushes, maple product brushes, spiral wound brushes, and track and switch brooms. 15 Bruin Plastics Co., Inc. 61 Joslin Rd. P. O. Box 700 Glendale, RI 02826 USA Phone: 401-568-3081 Toll Free: 800-556-7764 Email: sales@bruinplastics.com Website: www.bruinplastics.com Products: Since 1964, Bruin Plastics Company has been a producer of industrial textiles. Bruin provides mildew and rot resistant VCM® (vinyl coated mesh) for wet mop head bands in a variety of colors, slit to a customer’s specific width requirements. 14 Brush Fibers, Inc. 202 North Oak St. Arcola, IL 61910 USA BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017


2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Phone: 217-268-3012 Email: chris@brushfibers.com Company Officers: Chris Monahan, President; Jaye Roberts, Customer Service Manager Products: Vegetable fibers: Tampico fiber (natural white, black, grey, bleached, patent, union), palmyra fiber, palmyra stalks, bassine, sherbro piassava, coco fiber and arenga fiber. Also offered are hog hair, horse hair, mixtures, staple wire, foam and solid plastic brush blocks. Established in 1979, Brush Fibers, Inc. is a supplier of a full range of brush filling materials to brush manufacturers around the world. Brush Fibers offers customers a comprehensive line, serviced from its Arcola warehouse, supported by warehousing facilities in New Jersey and Montreal. 17 Brush Technology Ltd 3 Throckley Ind Estate New Castle, Tyne & Wear NE159EW ENGLAND Phone: +44 01912291666 Email: info@brushtec.com Website: www.brushtec.com Products: Manufacturer of brushware and large injection moldings for industrial and municipal applications. 17 Brushes Corp. 5400 Smith Rd. Brook Park, OH 44142 USA Phone: 216-267-9080

Website: www.brushescorp.com Products: Twisted-in-wire brushes of all materials and sizes for industrial, medical, automotive, plumbing, bottle, textile and government. The company supplies both standard and custom engineered brushes and can accommodate any size order. 14 Caddy Supply Company P. O. Box 365 Cordova, SC 29039 USA Phone: 803-829-7072 Email: sales@caddysupply.com Website: www.caddysupply.com Company Officers: Brian Gartman, General Manager; Katie Pelton, Sales Products: Caddy Supply Company maintains a complete inventory of raw materials for companies and artisans who manufacture or craft brooms, brushes and mops. The company has added new products for crafters to meet their specific needs such as various types of wire, nylon and hemp twine, Mexican processed and craft broomcorn, yucca fiber, palmyra, tampico and African broom grass. Caddy Supply Company has all types of handles, including ones made in the USA, nails, knives and sewing needles. Inventories are maintained for quick turnaround of orders, which can be placed online at the company’s e-commerce store. Committed to providing excellent customer service and high quality products. 17 Canwil Textiles, Inc. 1520 University Dr. Auburn, GA 30011 USA Phone: 678-985-5434 Email: sales@canwiltextiles.com Website: www.canwiltextiles.com Products: Fabrics: 9x9 vinyl mesh, poly knit mesh, nonwovens, polyester twill. All fabrics available for dust and wet mop manufacturing. Custom slitting available. 14 Carlisle FoodService Products 4711 E. Hefner Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73131 USA Phone: 800-654-8210 Email: customerservice@carlislefsp.com Website: www.carlislefsp.com Products: Sparta brush and brush accessories, wet and dry mopping products, EZ Snap Floor Care, waste and material handling products. 15 Carolina Mop 819 Whitehall Rd. Anderson, SC 29625 USA Phone: 800-845-9725 Email: info@carolinamop.com Website: www.carolinamop.com Products: Mop buckets, wet floor signs, squeegees, dust pans, and carpet bonnets. Carolina Mop carries a full line of wet mops, dust mops, brooms, brushes, and handles. 05 Charles E. Green & Son, Inc. 625 3rd St. Newark, NJ 07107 USA Phone: 973-485-3630 Email: sales@charlesegreen.com Website: www.charlesegreen.com

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2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Products: Paint brush ferrules, roller components, Milliken Machines, Milliken spare parts, brush pins, plastic handles, wood handles, steel stamps, industrial knits, and general metal stamping. 16 Chongqing Global Bristles Mfg., Co., Ltd. No. 17 Fuxing Road, Bafu Town, Jiulongpo Dist. Chongqing 401329 CHINA Phone: +86+23+67600529 Email: hefeng@ckbristle.com; yangran@ckbristle.com Website: www.ckbristle.com Company Officers: He Feng, General Manager; Yang Ran, International Business Department Products: Semi-finished products, cut bristles, natural white/ black/brown boiled/unboiled bristles, bleached white bristles, mixed bristles, dyed bristles, PET/PBT solid/mini-hollow tapered filaments. 17 Continental Commercial Products 305 Rock Industrial Park Dr. Bridgeton, MO 63044 USA Phone: 800-325-1051 Email: marketing@contico.com Website: www.continentalcommercialproducts.com Products: Provides janitorial and floor care cleaning products. CCP offers a full line of conventional and microfiber mopping equipment. In addition, it stocks a full line of brooms, brushes, and floor squeegees for any cleaning application and setting. CCP’s variety of wet mops includes premium antimicrobial blends to disposable mops. Earth Mop, Jean Clean mop, and Action Pro

mops are examples of Continental’s commitment to using recycled fibers. CCP’s domestic manufacturing facility also produces mop buckets, wringers, receptacles, floor signs, dust pans, and janitorial carts. Custom manufacturing capabilities also available. 15 Corona Brushes, Inc. 5065 Savarese Circle Tampa, FL 33634 USA Phone: 813-885-2525 Email: info@coronabrushes.com Website: www.coronabrushes.com Products: Corona makes professional quality painting tools such as brushes, rollers, and frames for architectural and industrial coatings. Each paint brush and roller is handmade using Corona’s specifications and formulations. A third generation family company, established in 1961. 16 Creative Poly, Inc. 620 W. Lincoln Ave. Rochelle, IL 61068 USA Phone: 815-562-9002 Email: sales@creativepoly.com Website: www.creativepoly.com Products: A manufacturer and printer of crown top (rounded corners), straight-edge, and custom shaped broom sleeves. Other items manufactured include mop and brush bags, reclosable zipper bags and wicketed bags. Creative’s printing department has the capabilities to print both line print and process print items to the customers’ specs. Printed rollstock can also be supplied for automatic packaging machines. 08 Crystal Lake Mfg., Inc. 2225 Hwy. 14 West Autaugaville, AL 36003 USA Toll-Free: 800-633-8720 Email: broomman99@aol.com Company Officers: Edward Pearson, President; Theresa P. Dunn, CEO Products: Corn brooms, angle brooms, cut end and loop end wet mop heads, dry mop heads, microfiber mop heads, microfiber cloths, mop handles, brush handles, push brooms, brushes, buckets, wringers, wet floor signs, dust pans, and dust mop frames. 17 Culicover & Shapiro, Inc. 270K Duffy Ave. Hicksville, NY 11801 USA Phone: 516-597-4888 Email: culicover-brush@aol.com Website: www.culicover-brushes.com Products: Floor brushes, garage brushes, counter dusters, radiator and window brushes, truck brushes, street brooms, corn brooms, baseboard and bi-level brushes, deck scrubs, hand scrubs, masonry brushes, wet and dry mops, broom and mop handles, dustpans, squeegees, hand set boars hair brushes. 14 CWP 3871 West 150th St. Cleveland, OH 44111 USA Phone: 216-252-1190 Email: info@cwptechnologies.com

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2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Website: www.cwptechnologies.com Products: All kinds of floor brushes. Primarily vacuum cleaner brushes and attachments, floor machine brushes and janitorial cleaning brushes for tile and grout as well as hard floors and carpet. 14 Deco Products Co. 506 Sanford St. Decorah, IA 52101 USA Phone: 563-382-4264 Website: www.decoprod.com Products: Zinc die castings. Deco is a large ISO 9001:2000 registered U.S. zinc die caster, with more than 40 years of casting experience for the broom, brush and mop industry. Deco offers standard and custom made threaded tips and angular brackets. 11 Delamo Mfg. 7171 Telegraph Rd. Montebello, CA 90640 USA Phone: 888-711-8011 Email: delamo@delamo-mfg.com Website: www.delamo-mfg.com Products: Innovative cleaning tools, including trash/utility cans, pails, wringer buckets, dust pans, mop sticks and more. 10 Deligh Industries, Inc. P. O. Box 310-154 255 Conover St. Brooklyn, NY 11231 USA Phone: 718-875-1511 Website: www.deligh.com Products: Tinned broom wire; galvanized mop and broom bands; galvanized and stainless steel brush stapling wire; galvanized stainless steel and plastic coated twisting wire; oil tempered and stainless steel scratch brush wire; brass and phosphor bronze brush filling wire; oil tempered, hard drawn and stainless steel power brush wire; wood brush blocks and broom handles. 11 Distribuidora Perfect S.A. de C.V. Calle Cuatro No. 32 Naucalpan Edo de MEXICO 53370 Phone: 011 52 55 53 87 04 00 Email: rrk@brochasperfect.com.mx Website: www.brochasperfect.com.mx Products: The company offers tampico fiber, cup brushes, solvents, paintbrushes, end brushes, artist brushes, clothes brushes, paint rollers, shoe brushes, kits and trays, washing brushes, wire brushes, Loosen Up WE-60, paint pads (square brushes), color sprays, circular wire brushes, and painter complementary items. Perfect has been in business for over 60 years in Mexico. The company first started PG 34

selling paintbrushes and all sorts of brushes for domestic uses and industrial applications. The company later started distributing tooling for the construction industry, as well as tampico fiber all over the world. The company now offers lamb’s wool paint rollers, rollers that eliminate bubbles when applying varnish, and abrasive circular wire brushes. 10 DKSH Switzerland, Ltd. Wiesenstrasse 8 8034 Zurich, SWITZERLAND Phone: +41 44 386 7900 Website: www.dksh.ch Products: Various types of bristle, fiber and hair for the brush industry. DKSH is a global leader in Market Expansion Services, employing 22,000 specialists in 560 business locations all over the world. The exclusive North American agent is Brush Fibers, Inc., of Arcola, IL. Contact Ian Moss at jaye@brushfibers.com or call 217268-5760. 17 Don Leventhal Group, LLC 1508 W. Jourdan St. Newton, IL 62448 USA Phone: 618-783-4424 Email: sales@newtonbroom.com Website: www.newtonbroom.com Products: Broom corn brooms, railroad switch brooms, angle brooms, soft sweep brooms, cob web and fan dusters, push brooms and floor brushes, bowl brushes, kitchen and scrub brushes. 14 Dorden & Co., Inc., aka Dorden Squeegees P. O. Box 10247 7446 Central Ave. Detroit, MI 48210-0247 USA Phone: 313-834-7910 Email: mmfgcoinc@aol.com Products: Floor and window squeegees.

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Draper Knitting Company 28 Draper Lane Canton, MA 02021 USA Phone: 781-828-0029 Email: kdraper@draperknitting.com Website: www.draperknitting.com Products: Develops and manufactures quality paint roller materials. It offers a broad spectrum of paint roller cover fabrics from the mainstream economical quality to contractor grade materials for some of the most well-known national suppliers.

With an onsite paint roller lab, full coating/finishing department, and a custom dye house, Draper can create any blend, pile height, density, color, and texture that is required. The company has years of experience working with wool blends, recycled and synthetic fibers. Draper Knitting has been a “Made in the USA” family run business for over 160 years, creating fabrics for a variety of technical, sustainable and protective applications. 14 DuPont Filaments — Americas, LLC Washington Works Plant 8480 DuPont Road, Bldg. 158 Washington, WV 26181 USA Toll Free: 800-635-9695 Phone: 304-863-4908 Email: dupont.filaments@usa.dupont.com Website: www.filaments.dupont.com Products: DuPont™Tynex® 612 nylon level filaments for toothbrushes; DuPont™Tynex® 612 nylon fine filaments for cosmetic brushes; DuPont™Tynex® 612 nylon tapered filaments for paintbrushes; DuPont™ Tynex® A 612 nylon abrasive filaments for floor care and industrial brushes; DuPont™Chinex® 612 nylon synthetic bristle for paintbrushes; DuPont™Herox® 610 nylon level filaments for toothbrushes; DuPont™Natrafil® polyester filaments for cosmetic brushes; and, DuPont™Orel® polyester tapered filaments for paintbrushes. 17 Epic Resins 600 Industrial Blvd. Palmyra, WI 53156 USA Phone: 262-495-3400 Email: sales@epicresins.com Website: www.epicresins.com Products: Offering paintbrush and paint roller adhesives. These adhesives offer adhesion to natural bristles, nylon, polyester and olefin filaments, as well as vinyl substrates. Epic Resins provides both two component epoxy resin adhesives as well as one component polyurethane moisture cure adhesives to serve the paintbrush and paint roller markets. Epic Resins is a custom formulator of epoxy resin and polyurethane compounds for original equipment manufacturers (OEM). In business since 1958, Epic Resins specializes in custom manu-facturing and formulating materials. 11 Evansville Association For The Blind EAB Industries P. O. Box 6445 500 N. Second Ave. Evansville, IN 47719 USA BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017


2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Phone: 812-422-1181 Email: danleraris@aol.com Website: www.evansvilleblind.org Company Officers: Karla Horrell, Executive Director & Controller; Dan Leraris, Sales & Marketing; Cody McGill, Plant Manager Products: Deck mops: cotton and rayon; mop heads: cotton and rayon. Traditional and custom sizes available. Made in the USA. Manufacturing time available for mop production due to expanded capacity. 17 F.M. Brush Co., Inc. 70-02 72nd Place Glendale, NY 11385 USA Phone: 718-821-5939 Email: info@fmbrush.com Website: www.fmbrush.com Products: Artist brushes, from professional to student, all levels. Industrial affiliations, marking, stencil, and parts cleaning available. Camel hair to red sable plus a full range of synthetics. Painted and unpainted handles. Assembled in the United States and Thailand. Large quantities for bids at all price ranges.

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Name brand and private label with quick delivery. The company was founded in 1929, and has over 80 years experience in creating high-quality brushes that feature both form and function. F.M. Brush offers brush styles in both natural hair and synthetics. It is environmentally sensitive and supports the fight against animal testing. Handles come from managed wood reformed station programs. 11 Felton, Inc. 7 Burton Dr. Londonderry, NH 03053 USA Phone: 603-425-0200 Website: www.feltoninc.com Products: Custom brushes and technical assemblies. 14 Fibratexsa P. O. Box 118 San Pedro Sula, HONDURAS Website: www.fibratexsa.com Products: Mop making machinery including loop end and deck mop machines, sewing stations, automatic cutters and more. 12

Fili & Forme SRL Via del Lavoro, 10 41018 San Cesareo sul Panaro (MO) ITALY Phone: ++39059921462 Export: ++39031856986 Email: export@filieforme.com Website: www.filieforme.com Products: Product line includes: Monofilaments in PVC that can be produced as UV resistant for long lasting under sun exposure, and antibacterial to reduce and avoid the formation of offensive odors; monofilaments in polypropylene, PS and SAN. For more than 20 years, Fili & Forme has produced monofilaments for various markets like home, personal care, industrial, technical and sports. It offers a completely automated manufacturing process, with cutting edge technology and machines, quality control, efficiency and competitive prices. 10 Filkemp - Industria de Filamentos, S.A. Rua Francisco Lyon de Castro, 28 Mem Martins 2725-397 PORTUGAL Phone: 00351 21 922 6416 Email: info@filkemp.com Website: www.filkemp.com

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2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Products: Polyamide and polyester mono-filaments for fishing and technical applications; abrasive filaments, and filaments for 3D printing and agricultural appliances. 17

FIMM ITALIA S.p.A. dates to the 1890s, and is part of the Spinelli Group, a machinery and molds manufacturer. Companies in Italy, the United States, Mexico and China. 13

Filmop USA, LLC 13410 Hwy 105 West Conroe, TX 77304 USA Phone: 936-588-8942 Email: info@filmopusa.com Website: www.filmopusa.com Products: Designs, manufactures and distributes: buckets; carts hospital, janitorial and maid; dusters; dusting cloths; dustpans; floor finish applicators; handles - mop, broom, brush and telescopic; microfiber products; mopping equipment; mops - dust and wet; plastic containers; safety products - equipment and signs; squeegees floor and window; wall washing equipment; waste receptacles; window cleaning accessories; wringers. 11

Fuller Brush Company 860 Kaiser Rd., Suite D Napa, CA 94558 USA Phone: 707-266-5500 Website: www.fuller.com Products: Brooms, mops, floor cleaners, carpet sweepers, bathroom cleaners, all house cleaners, kitchen cleaners and scrub brushes, stainless steel cleaners, laundry detergents, stain removers, scented moth block case, home scents, personal scents, spa products, personal care products, premium quality hair brushes, and NutriSelect. 14

FIMM Italia S.p.A. via della Repubblica 153 50050 STABBIA (Firenze), ITALY Phone: +39-0571-956124 Website: www.spinelli-group.com Products: Manufacturer of metal broom handles, telescopic handles, extension poles, multipiece handles, mop handles. The history of

Fuller Industries LLC 1 Fuller Way Great Bend, KS 67530 USA Phone: 800-848-4901 Website: www.fullercommercial.com Products: FullPro, Franklin Cleaning Technology, Trumix DC2 and Masury Columbia. 16 G.D.F. di De Franceschi Gabriella & Co. Via Mazzini 27 Bazzano 40053 Valsamoggia ITALY Phone: +39 051830189 Email: gdf@gdfsrl.eu Website: www.gdfsrl.eu Products: Foamed and solid plastic blocks, metal handles, telescopic poles, buckets, mops and cleaning tools. 16 Garelick Mfg. Co. P. O. Box 8 644 Second St. St. Paul Park, MN 55071 USA Phone: 651-459-9795 Email: mail@garelick.com Website: www.garelick.com Products: Telescopic extension poles 6, 8, 12, 18 and 24-foot lengths. Garelick Mfg. Co. began in 1952. Metal fabrication is performed at two locations: St. Paul Park, MN, and Largo, FL. It offers lightweight anodized aluminum, twist lock cams that allow handles to be locked at any length, rolled tube edges, universal size screw adapter, five standard sizes. 16 Gator Cleaning Products, LLC 725 McKinley St. Eugene, OR 97402 USA Website: www.groutgator.com Products: The Grout Gator: clean grout 2 to 8 times faster with the multi-brush head Grout Gator. Featuring an award-winning and patented design, the Grout Gator is saving time for both home owners and professional cleaners in the United States, Canada, Australia, Dubai, and the United Kingdom. 17 Gift Sales Co. P. O. Box 17082 513 S. St. Francis

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2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Wichita, KS 67217 USA Phone: 316-267-0671 Toll Free: 800-992-0181 Email: gscjansplymfr@juno.com Website: www.giftsalescompany.net Products: Bowl block, urinal para and nonparablock, 20-pound sewer block, non-para dumpster system, bowl caddy, mint absorbent, urinal screens (all kinds), putty knives, dust pans (metal and plastic), and other supplies. 16 Golden Star Inc. 6445 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, KS 66202 USA Toll Free: 800-821-2792 Phone: 816-645-9031 Email: goldenstar@goldenstar.com Website: www.goldenstar.com Products: Brooms, wet mops, dust mops, hardware, accessories and microfiber. 14 Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. 3737 Capitol Ave. City of Industry, CA 90601 USA Phone: 323-724-7777 Email: sales@gordonbrush.com Website: www.gordonbrush.com Company Officer: Kenneth L. Rakusin, President and CEO Products: Hand-held brushes, scratch brushes, platers’ brushes, medical brushes, instrument cleaning brushes, applicator brushes, detail brushes, parts cleaning brushes, military brushes, block brushes, upright brushes, paintbrushes, flow-thru brushes, high-pressure brushes, strip brushes, micro-spiral brushes, abrasive brushes, spiral brushes, twisted-in-wire brushes, vacuum brushes, condenser tube brushes, paddle brushes, bore brushes, radiator brushes, spoke brushes, refrigeration and plumbing brushes, tube-fitting brushes, bowl brushes, vat brushes, janitorial brushes, brooms, squeegees, polycorn uprights, truck wash brushes, lobby brooms, dusters, cylinder brushes, bonded disc brushes, bonded flap brushes, abrasive nylon brushes, spiral round coil brushes, rotary brushes, fine filament brushes, Thunderon® brushes, dome brushes, acid brushes, power brushes, specialty brushes, hygienic brushes, mops, buffs, dressing sheets and handpads. 17 E. Gornell & Sons, Inc. 2241 N. Knox Ave. Chicago, IL 60639 USA Phone: 773-489-2330 Email: sales@gornellbrush.com Website: www.gornellbrush.com Products: Gornell built its reputation as a PG 40

custom designer and manufacturer of quality brushes for industry and maintenance. Gornell is a supplier of scratch, platers and welder brushes, staple set on the latest CNC-controlled machinery. It offers custom-design and manufactures staple set and wire-drawn brushes for industry, using all types of wire, synthetic and natural fill materials. E. Gornell & Sons, Inc., was founded in 1892 by Edward Gornell. It continues to grow, producing brushes with the latest state-of-the-art CNC machinery. Will imprint and private label brushes for the brush industry. CAD/CAM design available. Special packaging is offered to meet specific requirements. 17 Gover, Horowitz & Blunt Ltd. 15 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PS UNITED KINGDOM Phone: +44 207 838-7000 Email: mr@ghb.co.uk Website: www.ghb.co.uk Products: Synthetic monofilaments (PVC, PPN, PET, nylon, etc), bassine, palmyra, coco, tampico, cotton mop yarn. 16 Greenwood Mop & Broom, Inc. 109 Palmer St. Greenwood, SC 29646 USA Phone: 864-227-8411 Email: sjohnston@greenwoodmopandbroom.com Website: www.greenwoodmopandbroom.com Company Officers: Jean Nelson, Owner; Sid Johnston, CEO; Craig Glanton, Vice President of Finance; Joy Smith, National Sales Manager Products: Full line of cleaning tools for foodservice, jan/san and hardware applications. These products include mop heads, wet and dry; brooms, handles; squeegees; brushes; and assorted safety and maintenance items. 17 GSC Manufacturing, Inc. 510 Merritt Ave. Nashville, TN 37203 USA Phone: 615-248-6556 Email: info@gscmanufacturing.com Website: www.gscmanufacturing.com Products: Manufacturer of premium wet mops available in cut-end, loop-end, finish mops and T-bar construction. The company offers a full line of launderable and disposable dust mops and frames. It assembles handles for both wet and dust mops. All mops are available in a variety of natural and synthetic yarns to meet every customer’s special needs. Natural and plastic

brooms, push brooms and industrial brushes complete a full janitorial and commercial line of cleaning products. GSC Manufacturing was incorporated in 2000 to become an industry leader in the production and development of cleaning products. It offers OEM programs, private labeling, custom packs and short lead times from receipt of order to delivery. 14 Gunn Brush Co., Inc. 948 Church St. Baldwin, NY 11510 USA Toll Free: 800-834-6035 Email: gunnbrush@aol.com Website: www.gunnbrush.com Products: All types/styles and sizes of floormachine rotary brushes and pad holder assemblies. Custom work, as well as custom diamond drivers made to specifications. Large inventory allows same day shipping on most orders. 04 H. Arnold Wood Turning, Inc. 220 White Plains Rd., Suite 245 Tarrytown, NY 10591 USA Phone: 914-381-0801 Email: staff@arnoldwood.com Website: www.arnoldwood.com Company Officers: Bruce Arnold, President; Jonathan Arnold, Vice President Products: All wood products including broom and mop handles; lawn, garden, agricultural and shovel handles; turned and shaped handles; brush blocks; dowels and CNC parts. 17 Ha-Ste Manufacturing, Inc. P. O. Box 168 Union City, IN 47390 USA Phone: 800-228-6677 (MOPS) or, 937-968-4858 Email: service@hastemops.com Website: www.hastemops.com Products: Manufacturer of quality (Made in the USA) mopping products. Specializing in janitorial and industrial hard floor care. Quality product line of wet mops, dust mops, microfiber products, hardware and no-lint monofilament finish mops. Includes custom factory and private labeling as well as construction modifications to suit customers’ needs. 14 Hahl Inc., a Division of Perlon The Filament Company 126 Glassmaster Rd. Lexington, SC 29072 USA Phone: 803-359-0706 Email: customerservice@perlon.com Website: www.perlon.com BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017


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2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Products: Synthetic bristle in diameters ranging from .003” - .120” nylon 6, nylon 66, nylon 612, nylon 610, polyester PBT, polypropylene. Abrasive fibers in diameters ranging from .010” - .070” nylon 6, nylon 612, nylon 610 with abrasive grit types silicon carbide, aluminum oxide, ceramic and diamond. Specialty fibers are a big part of Hahl’s product offering: nylon 6 flaggeable, nylon 6 UL94VO, nylon 6 “anti-static”, nylon 6 “conductive”, nylon “HT”, polyester “metal detectable”, PEEK, PPS, HT-150, HT-250 and a full range of toothbrush filaments. 17 Haviland Corporation P. O. Box 769 200 S. Hwy. U Linn, MO 65051 USA Phone: 573-897-3672 Email: squeegees@havilandcorp.com Website: www.havilandcorp.com Products: Manufacturer of floor and window squeegees; waterbrooms; replacement blades for sweeper scrubbers and paving tools in the United States. Over 90 percent of the raw materials Haviland Corporation uses to manufacture products are derived from the USA. Haviland manufactures the largest selection of floor squeegees in North America including nonmarking, neoprene, FDA approved, double foam, antimicrobial and numerous others, according to the company. Haviland Corporation’s selection of floor squeegees also includes variations in blades such as flat edge, multi edge, double, serrated (notched), and beveled. 17 Hayco Manufacturing Ltd. 3002, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong CHINA Phone: +852-2168-9200 Email: info@hayco.com Website: www.hayco.com Products: Household brushes, brooms, mops, dusters, squeegees, automotive cleaning, window cleaning, extension poles, floor sweepers, industrial brushes and squeegees, power toothbrushes, facial brushes, water filtration, liquid delivery systems. 14 Hill Brush Company, Ltd. 811 Rolyn Ave. Baltimore, MD 21237 USA Phone: 410-325-7000 Email: info@hillbrush.com Website: www.hillbrush.com Products: Wooden brooms, paintbrushes, brushware, dustpans and brushes, mops, hygienic cleaning tools, Resin-Set DRS®, anti-microbial brushware and hygienic PG 42

tools, metal and x-ray detectable brushware and hygienic tools. 16 HIMESA Hilos Y Mechas S.A. de C.V. P. O. Box 118 San Pedro Sula HONDURAS Phone (USA): 954-323-8692 Phone: ++504-2558-8141 Email: himesa@himesa.com Website: www.himesa.com Products: HIMESA is a Latin American textile producer. Its textiles spin a wide array of cotton, rayon blends, Acrylex®, synthetics, antimicrobial yarns, 100 percent recycled, etc. The various styles that HIMESA uses for spinning yarns are ring, open end/friction and core spun. These different methods enable HIMESA to produce an array of titles, colors and form options. HIMESA also produces various types of mops (loop end, cut end, deckmops, dustmops and disposables). It also offers an assortment of custom mops such as lay flat style, double tailbanded mops, wire/connector mops, quik on, etc. All these mops are custom designed to customers’ specs, such as for retail, industrial, foodservice, healthcare, janitorial, etc. The company also offers complete thread, twine, sewing threads, industrial threads, agricultural threads/twines and more. Its facilities include complete weaving operations for a variety of products like canvas, sheeting, tarpaulins, towels, cleaning and grill cloths, diapers, mop tape, etc. HIMESA has ventured into plastics with success in making a variety of products for the industry. 15 Hoge Brush Company P. O. Box 189 202 E. South St. New Knoxville, OH 45871 USA Phone: 419-753-2351 Website: www.hoge.com Products: Traditional, classic, time-tested staple set brushes; push brooms; maintenance and utility brushes. Serving distributors and supply companies, co-manufacturers, dealers and stores since 1939. Special features include North American hardwood blocks. Top quality natural and synthetic fibers. Experienced workmanship. Emphasis is placed on performance, durability and value. 12 Hoge Lumber Co. P. O. Box 159 701 S. Main St. New Knoxville, OH 45871 USA Phone: 419-753-2263 Email: info@hoge.com Website: www.hoge.com Products: Brush blocks - made of North

American hardwoods, in a variety of sizes, shapes, holes, finishes. Also: architectural millwork and moldings, commercial and institutional cabinetry, custom casework; materials for post-frame metal buildings and residential construction; hardwoods - green and kiln dried manufactured for industrial, commercial, agricultural uses, including brush blocks and bowling lane components; sales office and warehouse in China. Staple set brush manufacturing. 16 Indian Bristle Company unit of Sieko Brushware (India) Sieko House, 4/15, Bagichi St. Vishwas Nagar, Shahdara, Dehli - 110032 INDIA Phone: +91 11 45645617 Email: siekobrush@hotmail.com, siekobrush@yahoo.com, siekobrush@gmail.com Products: Exporter of Indian bristles. 17 763 E. Commerce Dr. St. George, UT 84790 USA Phone: 435-673-7500 Email: ibcsales@industrialbrush.com Website: www.industrialbrush.com Products: Custom designs and prototypes. Designs and manufactures thousands of different brushes to satisfy a wide variety of industrial and food processing applications. Also offered are standard and custom design staple set, metal channel strip and other brush constructions including straight and formed strip, coil, cylinder cup, inside and outside disc, twisted-in-wire, wire scratch, wheel cup and stem brushes, acid, paint and artist brushes. All types of fill materials are provided including synthetic, natural, hair and wire. Common applications include brushes for washing, drying, waxing, polishing, peeling and harvesting various fruits and vegetables. Other applications include scrubbing and deburring printed circuit boards; washing silicon chips; finishing and deburring metal; sanding, denibbling, staining and dusting wood products; glass and mirror washing; egg washing; static elimination; trommel cleaning; conveyor cleaning; mold cleaning and vehicle washing. Products are marketed throughout North America, Western Europe and Asia. 09

Industrial Brush Corporation

355 Main St. Armonk, NY 10504 USA Phone: 800-699-6633 Website: www.interwiregroup.com Products: National distributor of wire for the brush, broom, mop and other industries. 17

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2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY 440 S. Main St. Milltown, NJ 08850 USA Phone: 732-651-7200 Email: info@jasonmills.com Website: www.jasonmills.com Products: Jason Mills manufactures textile fabrics for industrial, commercial, military and personal safety end-users. Specific industries include automotive, aeronautical, healthcare and law enforcement. It has an extensive stock program which includes fire retardant, Berry compliant, MIL-SPEC and NAFTA-certified fabrics. 16

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Jieda (Cixi Jieda Nanometer Compound Materials Co., Ltd.)

Kandun Industrial Zone, Cixi City, Zhejiang Province, CHINA Phone: 86-574-2363 9669 or 86-574-2363 9608 Email: jiedaglobal@cn-jieda.com Website: www.global-jieda.com Products: Filaments for toothbrushes, tapered filaments, abrasive filaments and industrial filaments. 13 P. O. Box 367 312 S. 14th Ave. Humboldt, TN 38343 USA Phone: (Cust. Service/Sales) 800-238-8334; (Office) 731-784-2832 Email: inforequest@jonesyarn.com Website: www.jonesfamilyco.com/jones-yarn Company Officers: Ralph Jones III, Exective Chariman; Richard Ayers, CEO/CFO; Jeremy Raines, Vice President Products: Jones Yarns produces the largest variety of yarns available from a single source, specifically engineered to meet the performance requirements of the floor care industry. Jones yarns range in size from Ne 0.50 to Ne 2 .75, and include 100 percent cotton yarns, cotton/ synthetic blend yarns, rayon blend yarns, polyester blend and recycled fiber blend yarns. In addition to the floor care yarns, Jones Yarns offers a complete line of tailband tape, headband mesh and sewing thread. Trademarked yarns include RF-Yarns™ Recycled Fiber yarns; Enviro-Color™ Yarns; AM-Yarn™ anti-microbial; and nWET™ nonwoven edge trim yarn alternative. The expanded NEXT GENERATION product line includes microfiber mops; microfiber towels; microfiber carpet bonnets; synthetic carpet bonnets; and cotton carpet bonnets. In addition to supplying products, services include product testing, customer exclusive product development, sales training and market intelligence. The Jones Yarns E-

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Company: “The Jones Family of Companies will effectively serve our customers and stakeholders by being people oriented, quality driven and value focused. At no time will these aspirations sacrifice the dignity of the individual; be it associate, customer, supplier, or owner.” This philosophy has been with the company since it was established in 1936 by W.R. Jones Sr. and W.F. Jones Sr. More than 80 years later, it remains to be said that company officials strongly believe in the golden rule of treating people the way one would like to be treated. It continues to measure success by developing relationships with customer partners, sharpening its focus on what is best for the customer and serving them with integrity. Cultivating relationships is the bottom line for employees at Jones. From the early days of operation, Jones Yarn has been one of the industry’s largest processors of recycled textile by-products, combining a variety of natural and synthetic fibers to engineer yarns that meet specific economic and performance criteria as defined by the floor care industry. Its facilities utilize state-of-the-art fiber cleaning, processing, blending and spinning technology to create innovative products of superior quality and the highest value. While spinning is the company’s core competency, its focus on the needs of the floor care industry is a key driver for the future. Jones’ research and development strategies include a variety of innovations that target expanding the boundaries of floor care tools. As a market leader, Jones Yarn is the only yarn spinning supplier that supports all of the floor care industry’s associations including the ABMA - American Brush Manufacturers Association; NBMMA - National Broom & Mop Manufacturers Association; and the ISSA - International Sanitary Supply Association, with direct representation and active involvement. Jones Yarn has also actively participated in the development of ASTM-certified industry standards for brooms and mops. 17 Keystone Plastics Inc. 3451 S. Clinton Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080 USA Phone: 908-561-1300 Website: www.keystonesweepersbrushes.com Products: Extruded polypropylene filaments (custom color match) will meet exact

specifications. Call Keystone for specific brush application at 1-800-635-1300. 06 La Crosse Brush, Inc. 3235 George St. La Crosse, WI 54603 USA Phone: 888-683-7491 Email: derekpeterson@lacrossebrush.com Website: www.lacrossebrush.com Company Officer: Derek Peterson, Vice President-General Manager Products: Color-coded food processing brushes; color-coded plastic shovels/ scoops/scrapers; street brooms; floor sweeps; deck scrubs; counter dusters; twisted-in-wire brushes; truck wash brushes; fiberglass handles; wood handles; plastic squeegees; and tank/vat brushes. All kinds of brushes are available serving the food processing industry, industrial industry, construction industry, maintenance industry and dairy industry. 17 Lafitte Mop Co., Inc. P. O. Box 577 Villa Rica, GA 30180 USA Phone: 770-459-5966 Email: lmc@lafittemop.com Website: www.lafittemop.com Company Officers: John Lafitte, President; Cathy Lafitte, Secretary Products: USA-made products include: Looped-end and conventional cut-end mopheads in rayon, cotton and blended yarns-white and colors; stick mops, all sizes and yarn types; green environmental dust mops and mopheads; and specialty mops including non-woven mops and dust mops in cotton, synthetic and launderable. Additional products: brooms, brushes, handles, microfiber products and industrial roofing items. 17 Laitner Brush Company 1561 Laitner Dr. Traverse City, MI 49686 USA Phone: 231-929-3300 Email: sales@laitner.com Website: www.laitner.com Products: Brooms, brushes and squeegees. 09 Lambskin Specialties 250 Dufferin Ave. Winnipeg, MB R2W 5J1 CANADA Phone: 800-665-0202 Website: www.lambskin.com Products: Supplier in the duster category: dust wand wool and feather dusters; synthetic and microfiber dusters; high dusting and floor dusting. Also, floor finish applicators, window care accessories, automotive care accessories. BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017


2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY The company can also help design and manufacture exclusive products. 08 Lanoco Specialty Wire Products, Inc. 7 John Rd. Sutton, MA 01590 USA Phone: 508-865-1500 Website: www.lanoco.com Products: Manufacturer of stainless steel wire for the power brush industry. Wire includes pin crimped, gear crimped, or straight in multiple strands, hanks, coils, cut to lengths, or bobbin form. 09 Leistner Weruzeug GMBH Auerbacher Str. 15 Stuetzengruen 08328 GERMANY Phone: +49-37462-288150 Email: info@leistner-gmbh.de Website: www.leistner-gmbh.de Products: High performance drill bits for the brush making industry. Leistner drills are engineered and manufactured as customized CNC cutting tools for processing steel, plastic and wooden materials. 14 Lemieux Spinning Mill, Inc. 125 Route 108 Est., C.P. 2039 St. Ephrem, Beauce QC G0M 1R0 CANADA Phone: 418-484-2169 Email: sergel@lemieuxspinning.com Website: www.lemieuxspinning.com Products: Rayon blend white and colored mop yarn, Price-Wise economy synthetic white and colored mop yarn, dust control synthetic white and colored dust mop yarn. Rayon blend mop yarn treated with UltraFresh (antibacterial), cotton blend mop yarn, and exclusive and custom mop yarn. New Greentex mop yarn is an environmentally friendly blend of recycled PET and postconsumer fiber. Lemieux Spinning Mill’s history dates to 1906 when J.A. Lemieux founded his business on first-rate service and top quality products. With well-established experience, Lemieux’s vision is constantly focused on the future. No matter what the specific requirements or needs are, Lemieux Spinning Mills, Inc., has the team and resources to meet them. 15 Lessmann GmbH The German Brush Company Lucas-Schultes-Str. 2 Oettingen 86732 GERMANY Phone: 0049 9082 707 0 Email: info@lessmann.com Website: www.lessmann.com Products: Brushes made in Germany: BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017

technical brushes, industrial brushes, wire brushes, wheel brushes, bevel brushes, hand brushes, interior brushes, shank brushes, end brushes, disc brushes and others. Lessmann provides a wide product range of standard and special brushes. The brushes are used for cleaning, deburring, polishing and surface finishing in the metal working industry, tube and pipeline industry, wood working industry, automotive and aircraft industry and others. 16 Libman Company, The 220 N. Sheldon St. Arcola, IL 61910 USA Phone: 217-268-4200 Toll-Free: 800-646-6262 Email: info@libmanpro.com Website: www.libmanpro.com Products: Complete line of brooms, brushes, wet and dust mops, specialty mops and related equipment such as dust pans and buckets. Virtually all products are manufactured in the USA for all commercial/ industrial needs. 10 Loos & Co., Inc. Jewel Wire Division P. O. Box 282 Pomfret, CT 06258 USA Phone: 860-928-7981 Email: sales@loosco.com Website: www.loosco.com Products: Stainless steel, high fatigue power brush wire, scratch brush wire, and draw wire; also available, stainless steel and nickel silver staple wire along with stem wire. Jewel Wire offers a full line of wire products in the following materials and alloys: brass alloy 260, phosphor bronze alloy 510, nickel silver alloy 745, untempered high carbon steel, galvanized low carbon steel. All alloys are available straight (level), pin or gear crimped. Standard packaging available: hanks, coils, precision cut to length, single strand and multi-stranded on spools and cores. Jewel Wire also offers packaging to customer specifications. 17 59 Talman Ct. Concord, ON L4K 4L5 CANADA Phone: 905-738-2007 Website: www.m2mfg.com Products: M2 Professional Cleaning Products Ltd. is a manufacturer of buckets and wringers, along with a complete line of professional cleaning products including wet mops, dust mops, as well as a full line of assorted brushes and push brooms. M2 has over 40 years of manufacturing experience in the cleaning industry. 16

M2 Professional Cleaning Products LTD

1001 N. Cedar St. Clarksville, TX 75426 USA Phone: 903-427-2261 Email: sales@magnoliabrush.com Website: www.magnoliabrush.com Products: Floor and garage brushes, street brooms, scrub brushes, concrete finishing brushes, janitorial items, automotive detail brushes, counter dusters, vehicle wash brushes, masonry brushes, paintbrushes and sundry items, utility brushes, floor squeegees, wax applicators, window brushes, corn brooms, hot dipped galvanized pails and tubs, wire scratch brushes, and a variety of wood, fiberglass, flowthrough and assorted handles. 16

Magnolia Brush Mfrs., Ltd.

7333 Corporate Blvd. Mentor, OH 44060 USA Phone: 440-951-5356 Email: info@malish.com Website: www.malish.com Products: Manufacturer of commercial and industrial floor machine brushes, including a full range of rotary brushes, foodservice/colorcoded brushes, as well as janitorial brushes. Most recently, the company introduced the Diamabrush™byMalish Floor Preparation System that features products for concrete prep and polishing as well as products for wood and mastic removal. Malish also offers custom thermoplastic extrusions through its Malish Plastics division. 16

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654 Madison Ave., Suite #1405 New York, NY 10065 USA Phone: 212-759-9060 Email: marsh.llc@verizon.net Website: www.paulmarshllcworldwide.com Products: China bristles, horse hair, fine hair, synthetic tapered filaments (all colors), mixtures for paintbrushes (synthetic filaments and natural bristles), machinery new and reconditioned, parts and service, paint roller winding, cutting and finishing machines, roller frames, paint roller fabrics, phenolic paper, adhesives, covers, extension poles, handles, ferrules, brush pins, epoxy resins, etc. Founded in 1959 by Paul S. Marsh, the firm has grown steadily. Paul Marsh LLC is an international supplier to the brush and broom trade, serving manufacturers in over 40 countries. Diversified departments within the company now supply manufacturing and trading concerns in a wide range of industries. 14

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Maryland Brush Company - A Division of MBC Ventures, Inc. 3221 Frederick Ave.

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2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Baltimore, MD 21229 USA Phone: 410-945-3300 Email: sales@marylandbrush.com Website: www.marylandbrush.com Company Officers: Stephen J. Mullan, President; Timothy P. Hartman, Vice President Products: Industrial brush products including power, paint applicator, maintenance, custom brush, and wideface brushes. 17 P. O. Box 200 1615 Wisconsin Ave. New Holstein, WI 54915 USA Phone: 800-558-5800 Email: sales@m-bco.com Website: www.m-bco.com Products: Tube brooms, gutter brooms, runway wafers, strip brooms, poly wafers, wire wafers, poly/wire wafers. Brushes for all makes and models of attachment brooms, runway snow removal equipment, and street sweepers. 12

M-B Companies, Inc.

Friedrich-List-Str. 19 88353 Kisslegg Bad.-Wuertt. GERMANY Phone: 0049-75 63-91 31-0 Website: www.mbk-kisslegg.de Products: Machines for the production of paint rollers made of foam – Drilling machine MBO, drill grinding machine, gluing machine MKL also available with Corona, splitting machine MSP, ejecting machine MAS, round off machine MAR, frame bending automat BBM, automated assembly machine for roller cores KMA, foam gluing machine MKE, roller supply RZ, supply hopper BF, pea-hole burning machine ERB. Machines for the production of paint rollers made of plush and lambskin – Strip cutting machine STM and STM-R, plush cutting device PSE, turn over equipment SUV, tandem-turnover-machine SUM, drawing device SAV, roller winding automat RWA, roller assembly machine RMA, roller treating automat RBA, radiator plush roller winding automat HWA, radiator plush roller assembly automat HMA, production automat for radiator rollers HFA, roller supply RZ and supply hopper BF. Machines for the production of flat and round paintbrushes – Flat paintbrush automat with automated adhesive dispenser FPA, automated cleaning and trimming machine for flat paintbrushes ABM-K and ABM-L also for synthetic fiber, inserting and stapling machine EHM extendible with printing device and packing unit, paintbrush packing automat PEA, tuft dividing machine BAM, bristle vibrator BAG, shearing and trimming machine ZSM, wall brush assembly device FME, round

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paintbrush automat RPA, production equipment for round paintbrushes RFA, round paintbrush assembling machine RPM, and cleaning and trimming machine for round paintbrushes RSA. Mixing, metering and dispensing machines – Automated adhesive dispenser VGA; mixing, metering and dispensing machine for two and more component resin systems MUD and MUD-R with adjustable mixing ratio. MBK is a state-of-the-art, medium-sized engineering company located in Kisslegg in the Allgaeu (approx. 35 km northeast of Lindau on the Lake of Constance, Germany). Maintenance and service for all types of machines, conversion and extension of machinery in stock available. 11 1904 Freight St. Laredo, TX 78041 USA Phone: 956-724-5191 Email: info@mfc-usa.com Website: www.mfc-usa.com Products: Tampico fibers, union mix, semipatent fiber, palmyra, bassine, horsehair, horsehair mixtures with tampico fiber and/or synthetic. Boar bristle mixtures (natural and/or with synthetics), paintbrush mixtures of synthetic and natural bristles. Tipping, flagging, mixing and dyeing of taper synthetic fiber for paintbrush industry. Also rice (broom) root and metal handles. 16

MFC, Ltd.

P. O. Box 10247 7446 Central Ave. Detroit, MI 48210-0247 USA Phone: 313-834-1070 Toll-Free: 800-642-7874 Website: www.mi-brush.com Products: Specializing in all types of brooms, brushes, mops, squeegees, paint rollers and related products. Special order products for machinery and equipment including oversize paint rollers, brushes, and squeegees are available. Prototypes and long or short runs invited. 10

Michigan Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.

7995 Tyler Blvd. Mentor, OH 44060 USA Phone: 440-255-9171

Mill-Rose Company, The Email: info@millrose.com Website: www.millrose.com Products: U.S. manufacturer of twisted-wire brushes and a market leader for brushes of all uses. The company designs, engineers, manufactures, and delivers brushes in small, as well as large quantities catering to a customer’s specific needs. Mill-Rose brushes are used in virtually every industry around the world, including, but not limited to,

aerospace, agriculture, automotive, defense, energy, manufacturing, medical, technology, and telecommunications. Customers can choose from “standard” and “not-so-standard” sizes and shapes of brushes that deburr, polish, finish, sort, auger, conduct, dissipate, collect, move and protect materials. Mill-Rose brushes are often used in non-brushing applications to solve engineering, design, and production problems. Mill-Rose has designed more than 100,000 special brushes with unique configurations for unique applications. Strong demand for Mill-Rose brushes by the plumbing, heating and cooling industry led to the formation of Clean-Fit Products serving professional contractors, hardware wholesalers and Do-It-Yourself home centers. Clean-Fit Products offers contractors a complete line of brushes, abrasives, PTFE sealants and specialty tools, including the line of Blue Monster® professional-grade products. Mill-Rose Laboratories manufactures a complete line of disposable and reusable brushes, snares and baskets used throughout the medical industry. It’s a leading source for laboratory and scientific brushes, biopsy and micro brushes, and stainless steel wire forms used in a broad range of applications. 14 Milliken Machine 625 3rd St. Newark, NJ 07107 USA Phone: 973-485-3630 Email: info@millikenmachine.com Website: www.millikenmachine.com Products: Brush nailing equipment including brush pins/nails. 16 Milwaukee Dustless Brush 3737 Capitol Ave. City of Industry, CA 90601 USA Phone: 323-724-7777 Email: sales@milwaukeedustless.com Website: www.milwaukeedustless.com Products: Floor brooms, handles, polycorn upright brooms, corn brooms, lobby brooms, dust pans, bench/counter dusters, squeegees (floor), truck wash brushes, sponge mops, bucketless mops, utility brushes, window, bowl and feather dusters, commercial kitchen brushes, valve brushes, dish brushes, detail brushes, scoops and shovels, wire brushes, scratch brushes, stencil, acid and parts wash brushes, paintbrushes, specialty brushes, power brushes, block brushes, nail brushes, bowl brushes, scrub brushes, tank brushes. 16 Monahan Filaments, LLC 215 Egyptian Trail Arcola, IL 61910 USA BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017


2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Phone: 217-268-4957 Customer Service: 888-833-1097 Email: info@monahanfilaments.com Website: www.monahanfilaments.com Company Officers: Jon Monahan, President; Tom Vichich, Vice President Sales & Marketing Products: Broad selection of synthetic filaments in a wide range of diameters for the brush and monofilament industries. Nylon, polyester, polyethylene, polystyrene and polypropylene fibers for applications in industrial, construction, automotive, personal care, paint, cosmetic, and janitorial markets. Founded in early 2007 with the acquisition of Specialty Filaments, the company has consolidated operations into a new facility in Arcola, IL. Centrally located in the Midwest, MFI is well positioned to meet the challenging needs of all customers. Sister company Brush Fibers, Inc., is also located in Arcola and able to ship all items together with Monahan Filaments, further saving on freight. Now offering high performance filaments such as PPS for demanding applications and V0 grade nylon. 17 Monahan Partners, Inc. 202 N. Oak St. Arcola, IL 61910 USA Phone: 217-268-5771 Email: kevin@monahanpartners.com Website: www.monahanpartners.com Company Officers: Kevin Monahan, President; Pat Monahan, Ambassador Products: Monahan Partners assembles wood, metal and fiberglass mopsticks. It offers a full range of metal and plastic attachments for both wet and dry mops, and sells the component parts for self-assembly. Monahan Partners offers popular plastic and metal janitor quick changes/stirrups, gripper (jaws), household and janitor spring and levers. And for dust mops, the company offers nylon slide connectors and a patented flexible connector. Other popular products are dust mop frames and heads including cotton, colored cotton, colored synthetics and disposables as well as wedge mop heads and frames. Monahan Partners also sells broom braces; broom twine; industrial T-bars; plastic/wire connectors for layflat mops; twist mops made with either cotton yarn or non-woven strips; microfiber yarn wet mops; and fiberglass handles with swivel cap and thread. Monahan Partners now also sells competitively priced wet floor signs; large and small angle brooms; and a popular, made in USA, economical, patented lobby dust pan; and is a leading producer of fiberglass handle mopsticks. In addition, Monahan Partners is BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017

offering a patent-pending, stainless steel, friction fit, multi-piece “Freight Buster” handle. Monahan Partners was spun out of The Thomas Monahan Company, in December 2010. Formerly, a division of the family business, Monahan Partners continues a long history of great service. 17 Thomas Monahan Co., The 202 N. Oak St. Arcola, IL 61910 USA Phone: 217-268-4955 Email: tim@thomasmonahan.com Website: www.thomasmonahan.com Company Officers: Jim, Tim, Jon, and Chris Monahan. Pat Monahan owns and runs a sister company, Monahan Partners Products: The Thomas Monahan Company is the parent of the Monahan family of companies – Brush Fibers, Inc. (natural filaments); Monahan Filaments (synthetic filaments); and Whitley Monahan Handles Company (wood handles). See separate listings for these companies in this issue. The Thomas Monahan Company manufactures and sells component parts for the manufacture of brooms and mops. It has proven sources in the USA, China, Mexico and around the world. Through its Whitley Monahan Handles Company, Monahan offers quality handles in pine and hardwoods in clear lacquer, painted or plain sanded, with tapers, tennons or threads, in all standard diameters and lengths. The company is the exclusive distributor of Bamwood – a manufactured wood made from bamboo. Through its Brush Fibers and Monahan Filament companies, Monahan manufactures synthetic filaments and sells them along with imported natural fibers to the brush industry. The Thomas Monahan Company sells broomcorn and natural filler fibers, plastic angle brooms, and broom twine. The company also offers products from foreign sources on a container load basis for direct shipment at nice savings. The company has been a family business since 1922, now managed by its fourth generation of Monahans. The Thomas Monahan Co. stands behind everything it sells. The company prides itself on fast, courteous service. 17 Monterey Mills P. O. Box 790 Janesville, WI 53547 USA Phone: 608-754-2866 Website: www.montereymills.com Products: Monterey Mills has been a premier Sliver Knitter since 1946, and the oldest sliver knitter in North America. The

company carries hundreds of years of collective experience. In addition to being North America’s largest paint roller fabric supplier, Monterey supplies superior roller products due to less shedding and superior pick up and release. Further paint applications and filtration fabric can be found with the supplier exclusive and patented FIBERLOCK™ technology, which enhances paint performance while minimizing shedding. Monterey Mills supplies most paint roller manufacturers in the United States, and exports paint roller fabric to over a dozen countries. The company can create custom designs and colors, coupled with the flexibility to alter any aspect of its knit fabric. It can also service made-to orders including apparel, pet bed fabrics, air and water filtration, medical pads, buffing pads, case liners, and stuffing. 16 Moonsoft International, Inc. 3808 N. Sullivan Rd., Bldg. 12, Suite Q Spokane, WA 99216 USA Phone: 877-892-9360 Website: www.moonsoftcorp.com Products: Microfiber mop pads and dusters, related hardware. 12 Mount Joy Wire Corp. 1000 E. Main St. Mount Joy, PA 17552 USA Phone: 717-653-1461 Toll Free: 800-321-2305 Email: sales@mjwire.com Website: www.mjwire.com Products: Wide range of brush wire products – carbon steel, stainless steel, brass plated, galvanized, tinned, flats. All sizes of tempered and hard drawn brush wire with full capabilities in crimping, bunching, and cutting in hanks. 11 Nation/Ruskin 206 Progress Dr. Montgomeryville, PA 18936 USA Toll Free: 800-523-2489 Email: nationruskin@nationruskin.com Website: www.nationruskin.com Products: Sponges, cheesecloth, tack cloths, towels, rags, microfiber towels, drop cloths, coveralls, paint strainers. 13 National Wire & Metal Technologies, Inc. 22 Carolina St. Jamestown, NY 14701 USA Phone: 716-661-9180 Email: info@nationalwire.us Website: www.homemaid.us Company Officers: Bump Hedman, Tammy Snyder, Lucienne Hedman PG 47


2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Products: Broom braces, roller mops, hinge mops, butterfly mops, dust mops and heads, quick change mops, stirrups mops, furniture hardware, oval bands, rivets, squeegees. 17

have become synonymous with Northeast and the Malinski factory. Multi-annual logging contracts will guarantee its raw material for years to come. 16

Newell & Sons Inc. P. O. Box 1098 Roxboro, NC 27573 USA Toll Free: 800-467-8996 Email: newell@esinc.net Website: www.newellandsons.com Products: Industrial/janitorial wet mop manufacturer and broom, brush and janitorial supplier. 13

Northern Wood Products, Inc. 1504 Lauderdale Pl. La Crosse, WI 54603 USA Phone: 608-783-1112 Website: www.northernwoodproductsinc.com Products: Wood handles and wood brush blocks manufactured for the broom, brush and mop industries. 10

Nexstep Commercial Products 1450 W. Ottawa Rd. Paxton, IL 60957 USA Toll Free: 800-252-7666 Email: customerservice@ocedarcommercial.com Website: www.ocedarcommercial.com Products: A complete line of commercial cleaning products including brooms (angle and corn), floor sweeps, brushes, wet mops, sponge and roller mops, dust mops, microfiber products, squeegees, dusters, dispensers, sponges, floor mats, rotary brushes, pad drivers, carts, mop buckets and wringers, mopsticks, handles, dust pans, and waste containers. Exclusive licensee of O-Cedar®. 15

Nyco Products Company 5332 Dansher Rd. Countryside, IL 60525 USA Toll Free: 800-752-4754 Email: customerservice@nycoproducts.com Website: www.nycoproducts.com Products: Carpet cleaners, spotters and stain removers; upholstery cleaners; floor strippers; floor cleaners; floor finish chemicals; floor sealers; floor preparation chemicals; ice film neutralizer; dust mop treatment; and liquids, aerosols, powders. 14

Norshel Industries, Inc. 2933 River Rd. Croydon, PA 19021 USA Toll Free: 800-355-MOPS Email: sales@norshel.com Website: www.norshel.com Products: Wet mops, handles, dust mops, brushes, dust pans, poly and corn brooms. 06 Northeast Ltda. Rua Lisboa, 453 Sao Paulo S.P. 05413-000 BRAZIL Phone (U.S.): 917-842-5062 Phone: 55 11 3085 4955 Email: michaelg@northeast-brazil.com Website: www.northeast-brazil.com Products: FSC and non-FSC wooden handles; softwood and hardwood, all finishing available: sanded, lacquered or painted; all accessories such as metal threaded tips, thread on wood, tenon, domed, plastic caps, etc. available, as are bar codes and private labels. All packing available, including strip pack, box pack, etc. Metal handles and angle brooms are also available. The company has developed into a prime resource for quality and legally logged wooden handles from Brazil. Reliability, consistent quality and timeliness of shipping PG 48

O’Dell Corporation P.O. Box 540 Ware Shoals, SC 29646 USA Toll Free: 800-342-2843 Email: orders@odellcorp.com Website: www.odellcorp.com Products: Wet mops, dust mops, handles, brushes, janitor carts, microfiber, echoMop, The Edge Mop, The Patriot Mop, frames, janitorial accessories. 12 Osborn 1100 Resource Dr., Suite 1 Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131 USA Toll Free: 800-720-3358 Phone: 216-361-1900 Email: marketsupport@osborn.com Website: www.osborn.com Products: Push brooms, upright brooms, handles, squeegees, angle brooms, whisk brushes, counter dusters, bowl brushes, fountain brushes, car wash brushes, tire cleaning brushes, nail brushes, scrub brushes, scratch brushes, paintbrushes, artists brushes, paint rollers and roller frames. 14 Padco Inc U.S.A. 3501 Broadway St., N.E. Minneapolis, MN 55413 Phone: 612-378-7270 Email: info@padco.com Website: www.padco.com Company Officer: Anna MacCormick, CEO

Products: Paint pads, rollers, pad brushes, floor finish applicators, trays, extention poles, accessories. 17 Paint Brush Corporation P. O. Box 371 27 W. Cherry St. Vermillion, SD 57069 USA Phone: 605-624-8601 Email: info@paintbrushcorp.com Website: www.paintbrushcorp.com Products: Natural and synthetic bristle paintbrushes, automotive parts cleaning brushes. 15 Patrick Yarn Mills, Inc. 501 York Rd. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 USA Phone: 704-739-4119 Email: sales@patrickyarns.com Website: www.patrickyarns.com Products: Patrick Yarn Mills offers a complete product line of high quality yarns for wet mops, dust mops and finish mops. The company’s modern manufacturing facilities produce cotton yarns, synthetic blends, and specialty mop yarns, including anti-microbial and microfiber products. 06 PelRay International, LLC 4511 Macro Dr. San Antonio, TX 78218 USA Phone: 210-757-4640 Email: info@PelRay.com Website: www.PelRay.com Company Officers: Michael McKenzie, CEO; Ray LeBlanc, COO; Bart Pelton, President; Katie Pelton, Vice President for Business Development Products: With over 100 years of combined experience in the industry, PelRay’s sales team, Ron Cherryholmes, Ray LeBlanc, David McGee and Bart Pelton, has been meeting the needs of manufacturers of brooms, mops and brushes worldwide. In July 2016, Katie Pelton joined the sales team. From raw materials such as natural fibers (broomcorn, beargrass, Tampico and palmyra) to mop yarn (blended, cotton, rayon, natural or dyed) to OEM products made to customer specifications (angle broom heads, corn brooms, mops or mop sticks) to handles (poplar, southern yellow pine, Brazilian tauari, or metal) PelRay has it available and can ship in mixed loads to help customers to better manage their inventories. For those customers looking for products “made in the USA,” PelRay supplies Southern Yellow Pine handles and Poplar handles. SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) Certified handles made in the USA are also available. BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017


2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY The company stocks an extensive inventory for artisans and crafters who need broomcorn, stitching needles, twine and more. 17 Perfex Corporation 32 Case St. Poland, NY 13431 USA Toll Free: 800-848-8483 Email: perfex@perfexonline.com Website: www.perfexonline.com Products: TruCLEAN® Mopping Systems, sponge mops, microfiber mops, brooms and brushes, and shovels and squeegees. 14 PFERD INC. 9201 W. Heather Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA Toll Free: 800-342-9015 Email: sales@pferdusa.com Website: www.pferd.com Company Officers: Gene Huegin, President Products: Brooms, floor sweeps, squeegees, paintbrushes and accessories, scratch and chip brushes, utility and deck scrub brushes, power wire brushes and abrasive filament nylon brushes (M-BRAD®). 17 Plasticfibre S.P.A. Via Emilia 309A 40011 Anzola Emilia (BO) ITALY Phone: +39-051-739762 Website: www.plasticfibre.com Products: Synthetic monofilaments: Plasticrin (PVC), Emilen (PP), Ecoclean (PBT), Ecoster (PET), Politex (PE), Ultrapaintex (hollow PBT), Paintex (hollow PET), Ecostil (PS), Ecosan (PS/SAN), Plastinyl (PA). Also offered are vegetable fibers (tampico/ broomroot/palmyra). Manufacturers of quality synthetic fibers for the broom and brush industry since 1959. The company extrudes filaments made of PVC, PP, PET, PBT, PS, SAN, PE and PA. Plasticfibre can offer a complete range of synthetic filaments to manufacturers of all brush products in every sector. Its filaments vary in application throughout the industrial and manufacturing sectors in more than 50 countries worldwide. Quality system certified under ISO 9001:2008. 11 Pogliani SRL Via A. Volta 7/A Costa Masnaga (LC) 23845 ITALY Phone: ++39031856986 Email: info@poglianisrl.com Website: www.poglianisrl.com Products: Synthetic Filaments: solid and hollow polyester, nylon, PP and polyethylene; tapered filaments for paint, cosmetic and toothbrushes; Wire: stapling BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017

wire (flat and round), wire for crimping or for twisted purpose, wire for filling, wire in many different raw materials such as stainless, brass, phosphorous bronze, nickel silver, copper coated and galvanized steel; Natural Fibers: tampico, broom root, coco, palmyra, horsehair, bristles and mixtures. 14 Precision Brush Company 6700 Parkland Blvd. Solon, OH 44124 USA Phone: 440-542-9600 Email: jbenjamin@Precisionbrush.com Website: www.precisionbrush.com Products: The technology, expertise and experience to satisfy industrial brush requirements. The company can customize nearly every aspect of a brush, including brush length, bristle length, stiffness, density, coarseness, fill material and base materials. These custom brushes can be constructed out of materials that resist certain harsh chemicals, temperature extremes, or both. Conversely, Precision’s industrial brushes can be gentle and soft enough to spread confectioner’s sugar on doughnuts. From food processing, steel processing, glass manufacturing, pharmaceutical production and data cable management—Precision is a provider of custom industrial brushes that can handle the demands of nearly any industry. The manufacturing capabilities of Precision Brush Company have allowed it to offer clients customized bristle tools for an almost infinite number of brush applications, including, but not limited to: metal channel strip brushes, plastic channel strip brushes, twisted wire brushes, brush seals and specialty brushes. 13 Proveedora Mexicana De Monofilamentos, S.A. De C.V. (PMM) Oriente 217 No. 190 Agricola Oriental 08500 Mexico City MEXICO Phone: 00 5255 5763 86 63 Email: pmm@pmm-mex.com Website: www.pmmbrightline.com Company Officers: Enrique Mejia, General Manager; Dennise Silva, Sales Manager Products: PMM produces synthetic engineered monofilaments for the brush industry. It offers nylon 6.12, nylon 6, nylon 6.6, nylon 6 plus, polyester PBT, polyethylene and polypropylene filaments in a wide range of calipers and colors. It specializes in critical applications, where consistency and quality are a must. 17 Purdy 101 Prospect Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115 USA

Toll Free: 800-547-0780 Email: info@purdycorp.com Website: www.purdy.com Products: Purdy offers a broad assortment of brushes, roller covers, faux finishing tools and painting accessories. The company began in 1925 when S. Desmond Purdy began building paintbrushes in a converted two-car garage in Portland, OR. Purdy painting tools offer finish appearance, which forms a smooth, even layoff of the paint on the surface. Smoother “no drag” brush strokes and better paint flow and release are also qualities found in its brushes, and help to make faster and better production on big jobs. Purdy brushes also provide cutting-in capabilities for corners and sash work because of the individual craftsmanship put into the chiseling, shaping and finishing of all Purdy brushes. The brushes are also light weight and balanced. Purdy’s premium adjustable roller frame fits all standard roller covers from 12 to 18inches. This design works with a cam latch system for quick adjustment. Purdy also launched a jumbo mini-roller system. This cageless jumbo mini-roller frame features a “dog bone” design which provides the smooth rolling action for a perfect finish. The 3/4-inch jumbo core cover holds more paint giving professionals the desired look in less time. The lightweight frame is available in 14 and 26 1/2-inch lengths, as well as a complete assortment of 4 1/2 and 6 1/2-inch jumbo mini-roller replacement covers. 11 Quickie Manufacturing Corp. 1150 Taylors Lane Cinnaminson, NJ 08077 USA Phone: 856-829-7900 Website: www.quickie.com Products: Brooms, mops, sponges, buckets, dusters, brushes, plungers, microfiber towels. 14 Reit Price Company 522 W. Chestnut St. Union City, IN 47390 USA Phone: 765-964-3252 Email: sales@reitprice.com Website: www.reitprice.com Products: Wet mops, dust mops, handles, corn brooms, microfiber mopping pads, and microfiber cleaning towels. 13 Remco Products 4735 W. 106th St. Zionsville, IN 46077 USA Phone: 317-876-9856 Website: www.remcoproducts.com Products: Designers and manufacturers of PG 49


2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY quality plastic products. Color-coded polypropylene one- and two-piece shovels, mixing paddles, scoops, scrapers, metal detectable tools, HDPE tubs, lids, pallets, and steel undercarriages. Remco also offers the Vikan hygiene system® line of color-coded hand brushes, floor and wall brushes, squeegees, pails, pad holder system, paddle/floor scrapers, tube and valve brushes, handles (regular and specialized), wall brackets and waterfed brushes and handles. Remco Products started in 1985 by Richard L. Garrison in Zionsville, IN. The company offers a large range of products and serves a number of markets, including the food processing, food service, jan/san, material handling, and safety markets. Remco offers Vikan hygiene system® color-coded hygienic brooms, brushes and squeegees. The brooms and brushes feature a solid polypropylene block and polyester bristles that are held in place with stainless steel staples. With block and bristle of the same color, they are autoclavable, sterilizable and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and bristle types. In addition to fixed head and swivel neck squeegees, an ultra hygiene squeegee is also available. The single-blade design of this squeegee discourages bacterial growth. These products can be purchased with Remco’s selection of European-thread handles that are of varying length, material and color. Remco also offers a complete line of helically wound stainless steel tube and valve brushes as well as several special application brushes. 11 Rol-Brush Mfg., Division of Michigan Brush Mfg. Co. Inc. P. O. Box 10247 7446 Central Ave. Detroit, MI 48210-0247 USA Phone: 313-834-1070 Toll-Free: 800-642-7874 Website: www.mi-brush.com Products: Company offers paint rollers, covers and trays. Private label is the company’s specialty. Rol-Brush is a prime manufacturer, an OEM source and is a member of the American Brush Manufacturers Association. 10 Royal Paint Roller Mfg. Corp. 248 Wyandanch Ave. West Babylon, NY 11704 USA Phone: 631-643-8012 Email: royalpaintroller@aol.com Products: Paint roller covers made of lambskin, microfiber, kodel, lambswool, synthetic blends, “Lint Free” woven fabrics. All sizes available. Jumbo 2-1/4” ID to Slim PG 50

Jim covers, plus roller frames, trays, paintbrushes and a full line of painting accessories for the professional and do-ityourself markets. Providing top quality paint rollers and painting accessories for the professional and do-it-yourself markets for over 45 years. It takes pride in the reputation it has established over the years of being more than simply a supplier, but rather a “business partner” to customers. Along with the many items offered in its catalog, the company has increased the number of items it manufactures according to customer specifications. Offers private labeling to many volume purchasers. 17 Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Inc. 3124 Valley Ave. Winchester, VA 22601 USA Phone: 540-667-8700 Website: www.rubbermaidcommercial.com Products: A manufacturer serving worldwide commercial and institutional markets. The company is involved with such product categories as foodservice, sanitary maintenance, waste handling, material transport, washroom and safety. 14 Sanderson MacLeod 1199 South Main St. Palmer, MA 01069 USA Phone: 866-522-3481; 413-283-3481 Website: www.sandersonmacleod.com Products: Specializing solely in twistedwire brushes. It is a large volume contract manufacturer of medical and dental brushes, firearm brushes, cleaning brushes and cosmetic brushes. It is also the inventor of the Z-Tip, which puts a protective tip on a twisted-wire brush that is smoother, safer and stronger than traditional tipping methods. The Z-Tip is manufactured using high energy fusion welding technologies to melt a preconstructed core wire section of a twistedwire brush into a consistent, smooth and inseparable protective tip. Manufactures twisted-wire brushes including: medical endoscope cleaning, medical cytology, interdental, shotgun cleaning, rifle cleaning, pistol cleaning, general cleaning, deburring, polishing, and mascara. Sanderson MacLeod employs more than 100 employees and operates out of a 137,000square-foot facility with an FDA compliant quality control lab. Engineering custom brushes is the company’s specialty. 11 Schaefer Brush Mfg., LLC 1101 S. Prairie Ave. Waukesha, WI 53186 USA

Phone: 262-547-3500 Website: www.schaeferbrush.com Products: Experts in twisted-in-wire, staple set and hand drawn brushes since 1905. Custom or specialty brushes, exclusively designed and made for many Schaefer customers, represents a growing part of the company’s business. It offers a full line catalog of standard in stock items as well. Schaefer works with customers in the development of a brush perfectly suited to a specific application. The company’s SVECO Linear Cleaning units fit well in many applications, from woodworking to conveyor cleaning. S-VECO units are unique with their ultra-high linear brush speed, creating a centrifugal force which, combined with the opening of the brush pattern as the brush courses around the sheaves, aids in throwing off all the particulate it has swept across the object being cleaned. The debris captured can be released to a specific collection point, such as a dumpster or vacuum chute. 16 Schlesinger Maschinenbau GmbH ForststraBe 3 Burgwald, Hessen 35099 GERMANY Phone: 0049-6451-719180 Email: info@schlesinger.de Website: www.schlesinger.de Products: Brush production machinery; automatic cleaning and trimming machinery; high performance and special machinery; appliances for brush production; performance, modern and versatile machine constructions; powerful technics and reliable service. 10 SDI Wholesale, Inc. 7880 Airway Rd. B-10 San Diego, CA 92154 USA Phone: 888-751-2481 Website: www.microfibertech.com Products: EPA-certified silver impregnated microfiber towels. Kills bacteria on contact. Hi-end microfiber mop hardware, mop pads, string mops, tube mops also offered as well as detergents, EPA products, and low cost microfiber towels. Direct importer. 16 Shanghai Jiasheng Products Co., LTD 33 Lane, Huanqiao Rd., Pudong Shanghai Shanghai 201315 CHINA Phone: +86-21-50890438 Website: www.jiashengco.com Products: Shanghai Jiasheng Products is a one stop source for high quality professional cleaning products with competitive price and good services. The company offers a variety of dust mops and wet mops, covering the full range of yarns, styles and prices. Also offered BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017


2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY are floor squeegees, window squeegees, mop wringer buckets, janitor carts, service carts, trash bins, floor signs, mop and broom accessories, mop sticks, sponge mops, microfiber mops and cloths, trash pickers, wool dusters, dustpans and brooms, brushes, etc. The company also offers OEM and R&D services. 15 Shanghai Yi Heng Daily-Use Products Co., Ltd. No. 27 Si Cheng Rd. Ma Lu Town, Jia Ding District Shanghai, P.R. 201208 CHINA Phone: 86-21-69158000, Ext. 8077 Website: www.sh-yiyuan.com Products: Cleaning products, daily-use products, brooms, brushes, mops, mop buckets, squeegees, dusters, etc. Also offered are machinery such as broom stitchers, cutting machines, binding machines, as well as furniture. Founded in 1996, headquartered in Shanghai. Manufactured products come in various kinds and are kept updated with the quick change in technology. Primary items cover cleaning products and daily-use products involving over 400 kinds, and are exported to the United States, Australia, Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia. Since the establishment of the company, both Yi Heng representatives and customers have witnessed a rapid development that comes from the company’s management team. Innovation in management, research and development, especially in sales, enable the company to accommodate further growth. Offers American long fiber corn brooms to the U.S. market with over 40 styles. It offers direct sales for American nationwide supermarkets through U.S. partners. 11 Shurhold Industries, Inc. 3119 SW 42nd Ave. Palm City, FL 34990 USA Phone: 772-287-1313 Website: www.shurhold.com Products: Brushes, mops, brooms, handles, cleaning chemicals, buffer and fishing gaffs. 09 SIBO Engineering s.r.l. Via Alfredo Di Dio, 215 28877 Ornavasso (VB) ITALY Phone: +39 0323 837205 Email: commerciale@sibo.it Website: www.sibo.it Products: DCS/L automatic copying milling machine with loader. Suitable for working the outside profile of flat paintbrushes as well as knife handles, spoons, etc.; CA/450 automatic copying BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017

routing machine. Manufactured to work special articles. The machine is particularly suitable to mill the outside profile of rosettes, trays, dishes, chairs and table parts, brushes, brooms as well as other wood items; FBI automatic CNC milling machine with 2 loaders. Suitable for the production of brushes. The machine works with ISO files and it is possible to modify the cutter compensation, feeding and rotation; 3FRA/M automatic copying milling machine with loader. Fully automatic machine for the mass production of straight, conical and shaped pieces, according to the model. The items produced can have round, square, hexagonal or octagonal shapes in several sections; 2FS/P automatic boring/chamfering machine. Automatic machine for boring, flaring and making the chamber on the head of paintbrush handles; FIP copying milling machine with loader and one working head. This is the most suitable machine to work the oval grip of flat paintbrush handles and the upper part of brushes, etc. 16 Sieko Brushware (India) Sieko House, 4/15, Bagichi St. Vishwas Nagar, Shahdara, Dehli - 110032 INDIA Phone: +91 11 45645617 Email:siekobrush@hotmail.com, siekobrush@yahoo.com, siekobrush@gmail.com Products: Manufacturer, exporter, trader and importer of brushware and related items. 17 S.M. Arnold, Inc. 7901 Michigan Ave. St. Louis, MO 63111 USA Toll Free: 800-325-7865 Website: www.smarnoldinc.com Products: Car and truck wash brushes, scrub brushes, detail scratch brushes, tire and spoke brushes, push brooms, chamois, sponges, wash mitts, polishing cloths and applicators, microfiber cloths and towels. 13 Spiral Brushes Inc. 1355 Commerce Dr. Stow, OH 44224 USA Toll Free: 800-888-2861 Phone: 330-686-2861 Email: sales@spiralbrushes.com Website: www.spiralbrushes.com Products: Industrial brushes, standard power brushes and custom brushes; metal back strip and cylinder brushes; steel wire, stainless steel wire, brass wire, bronze wire; synthetic fiber including nylon, polypropylene, abrasive nylon; natural fiber

including tampico and horsehair available as brush fill materials. 14 St. Nick Brush Co. P. O. Box 15 Burton, OH 44021 USA Toll Free: 800-798-1269 Website: www.hardwood-lumber.com Products: For over 30 years, the St. Nick Brush Company (a division of the Hardwood Lumber Company) has been a start-to-finish business that produces a complete line of consumer and industrial brushes, brooms and brush blocks. Every stage of the manufacturing process is overseen by experienced brush makers who are dedicated to creating the highest quality products. In 2005, the company doubled the size of its warehouse and inventory, decreasing the average lead time to two days. Products listed as brushes and brooms: street brooms, floor sweeps, scrub brushes and concrete finishing brushes, specializing in African Bass Street Brooms. Products listed as hardwood brush and broom blocks: shoe handle, scratch brush, bagel block, floor sweep, street broom, deck scrub and all types of scrub brush blocks. 14 Stainless Steel Products 561-T Acorn St. Deer Park, NY 11729 USA Phone: 631-243-1500 Email: sales@stainlesswires.com Website: www.stainlesswires.com Company Officers: Ralph Rosenbaum, Melissa Rosenbaum Products: Serving the brush industry with high value wire since 1997. Offering crimped, straight, cut-to-length, stranded, coiled, and spooled wire on specialty packages as needed. Most ferrous and nonferrous alloys offered. Manufacturing capabilities include—stocking round wire: 0.0020”-0.375”; drawing round wire: 0.0080”-0.3125”; roll flat wire thickness x width: 0.0040”-0.250” x 0.0060”-0.250”; and, straighten and cut: diameter 0.003” to 0.500”, lengths: 0.020” to 12 ft. 17 Sunlarge Industries Private Limited 282/1/C Bommasandra Jigani Link Rd. Kiad Industrial Area Bengaluru, Karnataka 560105 INDIA Phone: +91 80 29795139 Email: rakesh@tecsolinternational.com Website: www.sunlargeindustries.com Company Officers: Dr. Rakesh Koul, Director; Sachin Doshi, General Manager (Marketing and Sales) Products: Polyester, polyamide, polybutyPG 51


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on ball warps, cones, and large single end wheels. 12

Super Sweep Inc. 20 Railroad St. Huntington Station, NY 11746 USA Phone: 631-223-8205 Email: sales@supersweep.com Website: www.supersweep.com Products: Super Sweep all aluminum broom handle to accommodate 16”-48” brushes, and Super Sweep mini for 6”-12” brushes. Other products include 10” scrub brushes, 16”-18”24” street brushes, 18”-24”-30”-36”-48” brushes, maroon poly, black poly, brown poly, palmyra poly, palmyra, gray and orange flagged, tampico and horsehair brushes. Super Sweeper cement bracket (button or threaded) with 24”-36”-48” cement brush also available, as well as Super Squeegee in black neoprene or gray EPDM, straight blade or notched in 18”-24”-30”-36”. 16

Tucel Industries, Inc. P. O. Box 146 2014 Forestdale Rd. Forestdale, VT 05745 USA Phone: 802-247-6824 Website: www.tucel.com Products: Tucel produces brushes currently serving foodservice, janitorial and other industries. Tucel is 100 percent green, recyclable and fused. All products are polypropylene which does not absorb water, causing bacteria. Fused brushes are made using a manufacturing process whereby the bristle and block are “heat fused” together; thus no holes and no staple where bacteria can harbor and cross-contaminate. Tucel originated in 1970 gaining its first patent for “fusing” bristle to block. Tucel has held more than 38 patents worldwide. Tucel also develops a wide assortment of specialty brushes for other companies. Tucel has its brushes NSF tested for cleanability. All products are HACCP compatible. 12

Tai Hing Nylon Filament Products Co., Ltd. Shop C, On Ying Mansion, G/F., 1138 Canton Rd. MongKok, Kowloon, Hong Kong CHINA Phone: +852 2494 0233 Email: marketing@taihingnylon.hk Website: www.taihingnylon.com Products: All kinds of filaments including PA filaments of nylon 6, 66, 46, 610 and 612; PBT filaments of normal and tapered; PE filaments of HDPE, and LOPE; PET filaments of normal, tapered and recycled; PP; PS; PPS; PEEK; PLA; ABS and PMMA filaments for making brushes in various applications including industrial, cosmetic, oral care, cleaning, broom, paintbrushes, etc. 13 Tanis Incorporated (Tanis Brush) 3660 Kettle Ct. East Delafield, WI 53018 USA Phone: 262-646-9000 Email: sales@tanisinc.com Website: www.tanisbrush.com Products: Stock and custom brush products. Global customer base includes OEM, distributors and industrial end-users in industries such as aerospace, automotive, agriculture, construction equipment, food service equipment, medical, printing, packaging, and more. Technology platforms include staple set, metal back strip, twistedin-wire and composite brushes. 16 Thomas Textile Company P. O. Box 35697 Charlotte, NC 28235 USA Phone: 704-342-9200 Products: Cotton and rayon blend mop yarns PG 52

Unimac S.r.l. Via C. Colombo, 22 41013 Castelfranco Emilia (MO) ITALY Phone: + 39.059.932664 Website: www.unimac.it Products: Unimac power brush manufacturing equipment and metal handle manufacturing equipment. Unimac produces machinery and technology used to manufacture twisted knot power brushes, wheel brushes, cup brushes, wafer brushes as well as quality control equipment for power brushes, machinery to convert wire from spools to cut-to-length bundles as well as equipment for crimping wire to be fed into power brush machinery. Unimac also specializes in complete production lines or specific-use machinery to produce fixed metal handles that are either powder coated or plastic coated, as well as equipment for extension handles (telescopic handles). Unimac’s tube-mill can also be used in other applications to produce tubes for other products (www.unimac.it). 15 United Rotary Brush Corporation Engineered Products Division 20078 State Route 4 Marysville, OH 43040 USA Toll Free: 800-893-0003 Email: info@united-rotary.com Website: www.united-rotary.com Products: Custom-made wide-face brushes and non woven rolls for the heavy industrial

market; trommel screen brushes, deburring brushes, shaft maintenance, disposable brush cores, wide face disposable brushes and brush rewraps. 14 Vonco Products, LLC. 201 Park Ave. Lake Villa, IL 60046 USA Phone: 847-356-2323 Email: sales@vonco.com Website: www.vonco.com Products: Vonco designs and manufactures high-performance flexible packaging products. Since 1955, it has created customized solutions in materials, bag, pouch and sleeve design, seals and closures. The company moves from concept to production totally in-house to satisfy end-customer goals and needs. These in-house services, which include tooling and die design, support speed to market and a one-stop process, facilitating ease of doing business. Packaging products include: liquid tight seals; fitments/spouts; customized pouches/bags/sleeves; features compartments, steamer, perforation, closures (tape, glue, zipper); air pressure resistance; leak-proof seals; shapes; and rollstock. Vonco also provides speed to market—from concept to commercialization; low tooling and die costs and low minimums; flexo printing on unsupported or laminated structures; sustain-able packaging; and sample service. 16 Weiler Corporation One Weiler Dr. Cresco, PA 18326 USA Phone: 570-595-7495 Email: info@weilercorp.com Website: www.weilercorp.com Products: Sweeps; floor, garage, and street brushes; handles; upright and whisk brooms; dusters and dust pans; squeegees and window brushes; vehicle care brushes; scrub and utility brushes; mops and accessories; scratch brushes; flue brushes; tube fitting brushes; paintbrushes; rollers and accessories. 13 Whitley Monahan Handle Co. 3827 Whitley Rd. Midland, NC 28107 USA Phone: 704-888-2625 Email: patrick@whitleyhandle.com Website: www.whitleyhandle.com Company Officers: Patrick Peebles, President; Jim Monahan, Sales Manager Products: Whitley Monahan Handle provides wood handles to the broom, mop, brush and hand tool industries. From its modern wood processing plant in Midland, NC, the company can provide wood handles custom processed to BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017


2017 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY meet the specifications of customers. It provides wood handles in several hardwood species (Tauri, Poplar, etc.) and also have available inventories of yellow pine softwoods. The company has complete finishing capabilities and can lacquer finish (clear or color), provide any end fitment needed, and label and custom package to the customer’s requirements. It also has the ability to provide direct container shipments delivered to the customer’s door from overseas mill partners. Can immediately supply handles from company’s domestic mill. 17 Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH Wöhler-Platz 2 33181 Bad Wüennenberg GERMANY Phone: +49 2953 73 300 Email: bt@woehler.com Website: www.woehlerbrushtech.com Company Officers: Matthias Peveling, Managing Director Dipl. - Ing. Products: Strip brush machines, roll brush machines, powerbrush machines, street sweeper brush machines, dental and polishing brush machines, twisted-in wire brush machines, paintbrush and roller machines, brush trimming machines, machines for cutting, crimping and bundling. 17 Wolf Filaments (Shenzhen Tidy-Feel Filaments Co., Ltd.) No. 255-1 Jintian Rd., Tiantou, Pingshan New District Shenzhen, 518118 CHINA Phone: +86-0755-8426 0800 Website: www.tidyfeel.com Products: A supplier of industrial abrasive filaments, nylon filaments without abrasive, and other high-quality monofilaments. 13 WOMA (Wood Machinery Daniel Koehler) Im Gewerbepark 10, Stadtlengsfeld 36457 GERMANY Phone: +49 (0) 36965 809160 Email: info@woma-brush.com Website: www.woma-brush.com Products: Second hand machines for brush industries; second hand wood working machines. 15 Wool Shop 21935 Hwy. E Grant City, MO 64456 USA Toll Free: 800-635-8921 Email: jeff@woolshop.com Website: www.woolshop.com Products: Lambswool dusters, lambswool dust mops, 6.5 foot, 9 foot, 13 foot, and 25 foot lambswool telescopic angle BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017

dusters, lambswool ceiling fan dusters, and ostrich feather dusters. 16 Wooster Brush Company, The 604 Madison Ave. Wooster, OH 44691 USA Phone: 330-264-4440 Email: customerservice@woosterbrush.com Website: www.woosterbrush.com Products: The Wooster Brush Company celebrated its 165th anniversary in 2016 as a manufacturer in the paint applicator industry. Wooster is known for its tradition of innovation, and introduces new products each year for professional and DIY painters alike. Its catalog of over 2,000 products includes brand names such as Alpha™, Chinex® FTP™, and Ultra/Pro® paintbrushes; Super/Fab® and Pro/Doo-Z® roller covers; Sherlock® frames and extension poles; the Jumbo-Koter® miniroller system; the Pelican® hand-held paint pail; and the Lock Jaw™ tool holder. 16 Worldwide Integrated Resources 7171 Telegraph Rd. Montibello, CA 90640 USA Toll Free: 800-441-6448 Email: info@wwir.com Website: www.wwir.com Products: Metal and plastic hardware, dustpans, self-wringing mops, wet mops, sponge mops, dust mops and frames, buckets, brooms, miscellaneous and specialty items. 10 Young & Swartz, Inc. 39 Cherry St. Buffalo, NY 14204 USA Phone: 716-852-2171 Email: info@youngandswartz.com Website: www.youngandswartz.com Products: Specialty brush manufacturing. Staple set, wheels, strip, cylinders, hand and machine brushes. All mediums–natural, synthetic, wire. Can work in wood, plastic, leather back. Custom and contract runs invited. Company uses quick change, computerized equipment. 12 Zahoransky AG Anton-Zahoransky Str. 1 Todtnau BW 79674 GERMANY Phone: +49 (0) 7671 / 997-0 Email: info@zahoransky.com Website: www.zahoransky.com Company Officers: Ulrich Zahoransky, Managing Director; Robert Dous, Directvor of Sales and Marketing Products: A full supplier of injection

molding tools, automated solutions, final packaging machines, tufting and shearing machines for brushes and brooms in markets such as oral care, health care and beauty, industrial, household and consumer. 17 Zahoransky USA, Inc. 1601 Atlantic Dr., Suite 133 West Chicago, IL 60185 USA Phone: 630-507-ZUSA (9872) Email: info.usa@zahoransky.com Website: www.zahoransky.com Company Officers: Ulrich Zahoransky, Managing Director; Robert Dous, Director Sales & Marketing Products: A full line supplier of injection molding tools, automated solutions, final packaging machines, tufting and shearing machines for brushes and brooms in markets such as oral care, health care, and beauty, industrial, household and consumer. 17 Zelazoski Wood Products, Inc. P. O. Box 506 835 Ninth Ave. Antigo, WI 54409 USA Phone: 715-627-4804 Website: www.zwpi.com Products: Complete line of wooden brush and broom blocks - molded, shaped, and/or turned, finished or plain, manufactured according to customers’ specifications. The company can also machine most plastics. Zelazoski Wood Products began in 1924 as the Thos. Zelazoski Mfg. Co. The company began making wooden blocks for the brush and broom industry in 1928. Over its existence, ZWPI has continued to update machinery, facilities, and processes to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. Zelazoski Wood Products’ modern facility enables it to manufacture a wide range of parts according to customers’ specifications, especially where close tolerance and high quality are required. Unless imported wood is specifically requested, all brush and broom blocks are made using lumber harvested from managed North American forests. 14 Zephyr Manufacturing Co. 200 Mitchell Rd. Sedalia, MO 65301 USA Phone: 660-827-0352 Email: rjl@zephyrmfg.com Website: www.zephyrmfg.com Products: Zephyr offers a complete selection of wet mops and dry mops covering the full range of fibers, styles, and prices. Also offered are brooms, brushes and specialty products, handles, frames, dusters, mop sticks and many related items. 16 PG 53


Imports/Exports DOWN FOR THE FIRST TWO MONTHS OF 2017

By Rick Mullen | Broom, Brush & Mop Associate Editor

Brush Backs February 2017 imports of brush backs totaled 332,264, down 54 percent from 717,575 for February 2016. During the first two months of 2017, 920,877 brush backs were imported, down 23 percent from 1.2 million for the first two months of 2016. Sri Lanka sent 558,221 brush backs to the United States during the first two months of 2017. The average price per brush back was 46 cents during February 2017, up 7 percent from 43 cents for February 2016. For the first two months of 2017, the average price per brush back was 51 cents, up 13 percent from 45 cents for the first two months of 2016. Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents The United States imported 536,229 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during February 2017, down 22 percent from 685,564 for February 2016. During the first two months of 2017, 1.1 million brooms of broom corn were imported, down 8 percent from 1.2 million for the first two months of 2016. Mexico shipped nearly all of the brooms to the United States during the first two months of 2017. The average price per broom for February 2017 was $2.39, down 6 percent from $2.55 for February 2016. The average price per broom for the first two months of 2017 was also $2.39, down 6 percent from the average price for the first two months of 2016 of $2.53.

FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS

U.S. government trade figures for the first two months of 2017 indicated raw material imports were up in two categories outlined: hog bristle and broom and mop handles, compared to the first two months of 2016. For February 2017, the same two categories reported increases: hog bristle and broom and mop handles, compared to February 2016. Import totals for the first two months of 2017 were down in six finished goods categories outlined: brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents, brooms and brushes of vegetable material, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, shaving brushes and upright brooms, compared to the first two months of 2016. In February 2017, seven categories outlined recorded decreases: brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents, brooms and brushes of vegetable material, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, shaving brushes, paint rollers and paintbrushes, compared to February 2016.

Hog Bristle The United States imported 41,463 kilograms of hog bristle in February 2017, up 34 percent from 30,860 kilograms imported in February 2016. During the first two months of 2017, 74,245 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, up 65 percent from 44,948 kilograms imported during the first two months of 2016. China sent all of the hog bristle imported to the United States during the first two months of 2017. The average price per kilogram for February 2017 was $24.45, up 6 percent from the average price per kilogram for February 2016 of $23. The average price per kilogram for the first two months of 2017 was $26.64, up 8 percent from the average price per kilogram of $24.63 for the first two months of 2016.

RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS

Broom And Mop Handles The import total of broom and mop handles during February 2017 was 983,152, up 6 percent from 931,372 for February 2016. During the first two months of 2017, 2.9 million broom and mop handles were imported, up 38 percent from 2.1 million for the first two months of 2016. During the first two months of 2017, the United States received 1.2 million broom and mop handles from Brazil, 871,022 from Honduras and 463,208 from China. The average price per handle for February 2017 was 89 cents, down 18 percent from the average for February 2016 of $1.09. The average price for the first two months of 2017 was 76 cents, down 24 percent from $1 for the first two months of 2016. PG 54

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during February 2017 was 299,712, down 33 percent from 445,706 brooms and brushes imported during February 2016. During the first two months of 2017, 411,082 brooms and brushes were imported, down 39 percent from 677,751 for the first two months of 2016. Sri Lanka exported 144,341 brooms and brushes to the United States during the first two months of 2017, while France sent 137,933. The average price per unit for February 2017 was $1.22, up 13 percent from the average price for February 2016 of $1.08. The average price for the first two months of 2017 was $1.24, up 6 percent from $1.17 for the first two months of 2016.

Toothbrushes The United States imported 78 million toothbrushes in February 2017, down 18 percent from 94.7 million imported in February 2016. During the first two months of 2017, 182.5 million toothbrushes were imported, down 7 percent from 197 million imported during the first two months of 2016. China sent 140.4 million toothbrushes to the United States during the first two months of 2017. The average price per toothbrush for February 2017 was 22 cents, the same as the average price for February 2016. The average price for the first two months of 2017 was 20 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for the first two months of 2016. Hairbrushes February 2017 imports of hairbrushes totaled 2.7 million, down 39 percent from 4.4 million for February 2016. During the first two months of 2017, 7 million hairbrushes were imported, down 13 percent from 8 million for the first two months of 2016. China shipped 6.9 million hairbrushes to the United States during the first two months of 2017. The average price per hairbrush was 31 cents during February BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017


2017, up 48 percent from 21 cents for February 2016. For the first two months of 2017, the average price per hairbrush was 26 cents, up 8 percent from 24 cents for the first two months of 2016.

Shaving Brushes The United States imported 5.7 million shaving brushes in February 2017, down 10 percent from 6.3 million imported in February 2016. During the first two months of 2017, 14 million shaving brushes were imported, down 7 percent from 15 million imported during the first two months of 2016. China sent 10.6 million shaving brushes to the United States during the first two months of 2017. The average price per shaving brush for February 2017 was 17 cents, up 31 percent from the average price for February 2016 of 13 cents. The average price for the first two months of 2017 was 13 cents, down 24 percent from 17 cents for the first two months of 2016.

Paint Rollers The import total of paint rollers during February 2017 was 5 million, down 29 percent from 7 million for February 2016. During the first two months of 2017, 13.2 million paint rollers were imported, up 5 percent from 12.6 million during the first two months of 2016. China sent 11.3 million paint rollers to the United States during the first two months of 2017. The average price per paint roller for February 2017 was 43 cents, down 4 percent from the average price for February 2016 of 45 cents. The average price for the first two months of 2017 was 38 cents, down 17 percent from the average price for the first two months of 2016 of 46 cents. Paintbrushes U.S. companies imported 20.8 million paintbrushes during February 2017, down 10 percent from 23 million for February 2016. Paintbrush imports for the first two months of 2017 were 46.2 million, up 11 percent from 41.6 million for the first two months of 2016. China shipped 42.7 million paintbrushes to the United States during the first two months of 2017. The average price per paintbrush for February 2017 was 30 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for February 2016. The average price for the first two months of 2017 was 29 cents, the same as for the first two months of 2016.

Upright Brooms The total import of upright brooms for February 2017 was 1.6 million, up 7 percent from 1.5 million for February 2016. During the first two months of 2017, 3.1 million upright brooms were imported, down 6 percent from 3.3 million imported during the first two months of 2016. China sent 2.7 million upright brooms to the United States during the first two months of 2017. The average price per broom for February 2017 was $1.02, down 26 percent from the average price for February 2016 of $1.38. The average price per broom for the first two months of 2017 was $1.20, down 13 percent from $1.38 for the first two months of 2016. Export totals for the first two months of 2017 were down in three categories outlined: toothbrushes, shaving brushes and paintbrushes, compared to the first two months of 2016. In February 2017, the same three categories reported decreases: toothbrushes, shaving brushes and paintbrushes, compared to February 2016.

EXPORTS

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Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials The United States exported 13,895 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during February 2017, up 163 percent from the February 2016 total of 5,276 dozen. Exports of brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during the first two months of 2017 were 17,881 dozen, up 67 percent from 10,704 dozen for the first two months of 2016. The United States sent 9,598 dozen brooms and brushes to Mexico and 4,607 dozen to Canada, during the first two months of 2017. The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $23.62 in February 2017, down 58 percent from $56.59 for February 2016. The average price per dozen brooms and brushes for the first two months of 2017 was $26.10, down 49 percent from $51.26 for the first two months of 2016.

Toothbrushes During February 2017, the United States exported 11.2 million toothbrushes, down 33 percent from the total recorded in February 2016 of 16.8 million. During the first two months of 2017, 22 million toothbrushes were exported, down 37 percent from 35 million exported during the first two months of 2016. The United States exported 6.4 million toothbrushes to Canada and 3.6 million to Mexico, during the first two months of 2017. The average price per toothbrush for February 2017 was 56 cents, up 47 percent from 38 cents for February 2016. The average price per toothbrush for the first two months of 2017 was 57 cents, up 58 percent from 36 cents for the first two months of 2016.

Shaving Brushes The United States exported 857,938 shaving brushes during February 2017, down 29 percent from 1.2 million for February 2016. During the first two months of 2017, 1.9 million shaving brushes were exported, down 17 percent from 2.3 million for the first two months of 2016. Canada imported 652,812 shaving brushes from the United States during the first two months of 2017, while Brazil received 537,669 and Mexico imported 286,344. The average price per shaving brush for February 2017 was $1.93, up 18 percent from $1.64 for February 2016. The average price for the first two months of 2017 was $1.56, up 17 percent from $1.33 for the first two months of 2016.

Artist Brushes February 2017 exports of artist brushes totaled 800,103, up 64 percent from 489,325 for February 2016. During the first two months of 2017, 1.4 million artist brushes were exported, the same as for the first two months of 2016. Canada received 1.1 million artist brushes from the United States during the first two months of 2017. The average price per artist brush was $3.37 during February 2017, down 39 percent from the average price for February 2016 of $5.52. For the first two months of 2017, the average price per artist brush was $3.70, the same as the average price for the first two months of 2016. Paintbrushes The export total of paintbrushes during February 2017 was 163,961, down 29 percent from 230,781 for February 2016. During the first two months of 2017, 300,467 paintbrushes were exported, down 9 percent from 328,738 for the first two months of 2016. Canada imported 142,786 paintbrushes from the United States during the first two months of 2017, while the United Kingdom received 70,211. The average price per paintbrush for February 2017 was $6.45, up 8 percent from $5.95 for February 2016. The average price for the first two months of 2017 was $6.67, down 13 percent from $7.70 for the first two months of 2016. PG 55


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FEBRUARY EXPORTS BY COUNTRY

Domestic Merchandise 9603100000 Brooms & Brushes, Consisting of Twigs or Other Vegetable Materials Bound Together, With or Without Handles February Year To Date Country Net Q/Dozen Value Net Q/Dozen Value Canada 2,126 100,929 4,607 180,641 Mexico 9,598 142,732 9,598 142,732 Panama 144 3,871 Bermuda 424 9,606 Dom Rep 13 4,360 Trinid 370 9,949 Peru 156 4,195 Chile 67 7,184 U King 144 4,731 144 4,731 Nethlds 6 3,495 6 3,495 France 30 7,060 Turkey 10 2,620 10 2,620 Thailnd 2 2,788 Kor Rep 299 9,849 Taiwan 149 4,905 149 4,905 Japan 23 6,120 23 6,120 Austral 1,795 59,185 1,795 59,185 Rep Saf 44 3,481 44 3,481 TOTAL 13,895 328,198 17,881 466,772

Country Canada Mexico Salvadr Nicarag Panama Bahamas Jamaica Cayman Dom Rep Anglla Antigua S Lucia Barbado Trinid Curaco Aruba Colomb Guyana Ecuador Chile Uruguay Argent Denmark U King Ireland Nethlds Belgium France Germany Czech Lithuan Poland Spain Italy Greece Arab Em Bahrain

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9603210000 Toothbrushes February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 2,753,901 2,729,258 6,358,389 2,036,482 1,099,651 3,646,784 3,008 41,029 3,008 6,792 5,224 67,782 18,278 153 7,330 153 5,112 7,760 5,112 338 81,632 68,790 134,046 6,336 4,977 6,336 3,960 2,830 6,768 357 17,346 357 36,275 17,769 36,275 129,630 110,591 178,671 117,792 18,822 17,763 18,822 20,949 90,558 35,839 4,680 4,280 4,680 1,413 34,000 100,053 40,464 28,092 40,464 64,944 60,202 68,496 653,844 210,592 737,249 576 2,563 576 16,376 55,455 27,100 6,574 73,656 546,574 100 14,256 7,000 4,410 7,000 4,297,195 825,717 7,226,735 30,211 17,386 78,991 3,472 1,230 5,845 1,230 390 24,720 20,273 24,840 45,000 104,928 49 2,749 49

Value 5,244,657 2,133,423 41,029 7,819 116,482 7,330 7,760 3,239 120,531 4,977 5,561 17,346 17,769 177,929 35,192 17,763 170,041 4,280 63,244 28,092 99,893 328,555 2,563 77,256 241,056 8,376 15,367 4,410 1,526,873 50,708 7,955 5,845 4,836 22,945 7,200 48,307 2,749

India Thailnd Singapr Phil R China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral N Zeal TOTAL

51,520

18,032

9,360 3,296 232,008 52,846 454,860

3,542 43,063 96,104 106,982 262,840

146,486 1,308 2,160 11,204,961

88,380 4,218 3,037 6,254,852

269,320 57,888 61,488 3,296 373,089 367,503 984,946 5,064 222,868 11,295 2,260 21,964,960

174,313 10,683 14,822 43,063 242,318 350,897 725,811 13,407 132,310 38,543 5,557 12,431,082

9603290000 Shaving Brushes, Hairbrushes, Nail Brushes, Eyelash Brushes & Other Toilet Brushes For Use on the Person February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q./No. Value Canada 428,364 557,018 652,812 936,332 Mexico 36,190 296,128 286,344 540,151 Guatmal 144 2,544 144 2,544 Hondura 219 3,157 C Rica 1,584 3,382 1,584 3,382 Panama 10,889 28,986 10,889 28,986 Bahamas 407 3,720 407 3,720 Grenada 1,972 18,030 1,972 18,030 Trinid 13,152 17,147 14,616 20,024 Colomb 50 5,595 2,679 53,323 Ecuador 86 4,253 Bolivia 1,590 10,491 Chile 75 2,672 Brazil 228,576 75,153 537,669 147,295 Uruguay 5,376 10,485 5,376 10,485 Argent 167,040 34,976 U King 3,130 15,377 11,766 41,035 Nethlds 1,800 2,868 2,840 12,627 Belgium 2,376 11,117 3,312 15,469 France 21,544 84,234 34,447 130,605 Germany 13,730 44,241 18,447 84,058 Czech 456 2,687 1,140 6,780 Switzld 6,307 57,679 6,307 57,679 Lithuan 3,228 6,078 6,972 12,379 Poland 923 11,943 Spain 692 6,325 Italy 12,205 111,612 Turkey 10,332 18,147 Kuwait 1,004 9,185 1,004 9,185 Arab Em 2,944 14,329 2,944 14,329 India 1,553 5,967 Singapr 19,873 100,896 19,873 100,896 China 24,339 137,241 34,389 179,451 Kor Rep 4,102 24,267 4,608 28,890 Hg Kong 11,684 53,265 17,106 95,707 Taiwan 866 7,482 14,860 101,484 Japan 7,788 22,171 13,069 65,938 Austral 6,063 40,534 6,931 49,692 TOTAL 857,938 1,651,839 1,909,222 2,980,019 9603300000 Artists Brushes, Writing Brushes and Similar Brushes for the Application of Cosmetics February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 667,710 1,666,643 1,093,959 2,969,417 Mexico 9,839 174,419 53,503 348,420 Guatmal 175 3,333 175 3,333 Salvadr 197 7,738 197 7,738 Nicarag 7,704 14,503 C Rica 2,592 5,850 2,592 5,850 Panama 3 9,681 2,958 14,023 Cayman 1 2,582 Dom Rep 120 2,873 Trinid 1,018 13,476 Martinq 1 7,095 Colomb 82 13,388 Ecuador 2,677 15,523 16,075 50,128 Peru 90 3,160 90 3,160

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Brazil Norway Finland U King Ireland Nethlds Belgium France Germany Hungary Switzld Estonia Latvia Poland Russia Italy Israel Kuwait S Arab Arab Em Thailnd Singapr China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral TOTAL

1,951 2,641

51,441 48,347

6,475 2,642 1 17,796 847 38,178 17,205 18,375 28,109 283 1 1,879 450 122 150 2,401 7,080 163 5,643 956 2,784 4,858 4,687 33,051 1,487 1,280 3,406 39,020 1,417,804

102,071 57,405 9,492 324,625 12,027 136,504 135,274 87,923 94,927 9,523 2,596 3,406 13,790 19,720 13,447 38,138 5,961 8,051 80,135 17,437 66,410 26,641 140,607 72,290 30,158 3,788 28,333 255,463 5,252,128

4,215 847 13,142 15,551 17,526 3,109 283 1 1,879

70,811 12,027 34,393 76,804 73,107 37,676 9,523 2,596 3,406

110 150 1,751 7,080 163 5,643 185 427 4,801 2,858 24,624 426

13,661 13,447 24,867 5,961 8,051 80,135 5,522 27,040 13,937 89,027 34,811 6,832

804 6,653 800,103

11,415 58,419 2,699,603

Country Canada Mexico Belize Hondura Panama Bahamas B Virgn Colomb U King Ireland France Germany S Arab India Pakistn Malaysa Singapr China Kor Rep Austral N Zeal TOTAL

9603402000 Paint Rollers February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 72,720 156,286 127,104 43,803 140,032 82,178 98 5,232 7,955 5,232 124 9,204 124 101 2,742 101 2,800 2,607 2,800 8 3,649 8 5,062 15,855 5,062 28 200 4,198 1,370 1,914 3,384 1,914 50,796 66,302 50,796 7,600 24,429 8,572 9,000 16,470 9,000 5,020 21,507 6,110 350 3,126 350 681 9,946 681 80 6,890 539 447 9,080 447 9,718 20,028 12,202 215,656 523,690 314,716

Value 289,292 219,644 3,203 7,955 9,204 2,742 2,607 3,649 15,855 8,088 11,396 3,384 66,302 27,841 16,470 26,121 3,126 9,946 9,826 9,080 27,205 772,936

Country Mexico Trinid Argent U King S Arab Singapr Austral N Zeal TOTAL

9603404020 Paint Pads February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 6,273 2,207 7,790 2,207 600 1,656 7,128 1,656 840 5,596 840 1,248 4,000 28,000 4,000 1,152 8,703 48,514 17,976

Value 22,144 7,790 2,890 7,128 5,596 2,685 28,000 4,590 80,823

9603404050 Paint, Distemper, Varnish or Similar Brushes (Except Brushes of 9603.30) February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 77,879 559,268 142,786 1,028,206 Mexico 17,577 70,619 21,112 119,287

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Guatmal C Rica Panama Bahamas Cayman Antigua Trinid Ecuador Peru Uruguay Argent U King Nethlds France Germany Austria Poland Italy Turkey Arab Em Afghan Malaysa Singapr China Kor Rep N Zeal TOTAL

240 316 2,625 119 1,712 221 557 189

8,697 21,539 46,960 2,752 5,699 5,094 34,553 4,358

2,617 28,271

41,884 124,258

73 566 141 1,000 1,600 200

11,389 3,999 3,831 6,220 7,840 2,704

526 4,169 16,141 7,222 163,961

7,926 16,417 49,505 22,440 1,057,952

240 1,314 6,963 770 1,712 221 680 189 77 500 2,617 70,211 11,800 1,458 73 566 2,141 1,500 1,600 200 144 1,008 755 4,169 18,439 7,222 300,467

8,697 63,751 96,732 25,798 5,699 5,094 37,383 4,358 3,133 4,495 41,884 293,425 27,891 25,276 11,389 3,999 13,811 9,330 7,840 2,704 3,432 5,584 13,211 16,417 102,585 22,440 2,003,851

9603900000 Hand-Operated Mechanical Floor Sweepers, Not Motorized, Mops & Feather Dusters; Prepared Knots & Tufts for Broom or Brush Making, NESOI February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 560,212 2,676,323 1,106,264 4,972,595 Mexico 39,470 507,571 68,775 842,865 Guatmal 120 2,760 Salvadr 90 2,744 201 17,743 Hondura 482 7,745 518 11,186 C Rica 3,525 34,808 3,926 44,449 Panama 713 7,168 4,196 30,884 Bermuda 2,223 13,203 2,226 20,202 Bahamas 160 6,038 562 24,347 Jamaica 1,061 20,145 1,061 20,145 Dom Rep 356 8,980 5,051 38,934 B Virgn 240 2,855 240 2,855 St K N 1,968 5,517 1,968 5,517 S Lucia 1,620 5,263 1,620 5,263 Grenada 17 7,105 17 7,105 Barbado 90 3,150 Trinid 873 22,004 3,646 91,900 Curaco 1,656 4,174 1,656 4,174 Colomb 1,942 39,898 2,868 56,688 Venez 30 5,375 30 5,375 Guyana 1,200 3,780 Ecuador 2,991 11,706 2,991 11,706 Peru 40 6,400 Bolivia 803 20,240 803 20,240 Chile 1,571 38,288 4,043 100,592 Brazil 543 35,020 4,510 87,881 Argent 975 11,237 Iceland 1 4,099 1 4,099 Sweden 1,041 10,764 1,063 17,831 Norway 200 3,916 3,420 41,730 Finland 200 4,286 Denmark 50,019 194,034 51,519 204,944 U King 10,724 81,272 16,991 239,931 Ireland 274 6,912 274 6,912 Nethlds 19,360 60,689 20,353 128,860 Belgium 4,188 81,032 6,293 136,403 Luxmbrg 303 7,650 303 7,650 France 694 38,851 815 41,901 Germany 3,785 90,115 7,813 177,843 Hungary 170 4,288 170 4,288 Estonia 964 2,675 1,514 16,551 Poland 1,041 11,405 1,041 11,405

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Russia Kazakhs Spain Portugl Italy Greece Turkey Iraq Israel Jordan Kuwait S Arab Qatar Arab Em Bahrain Afghan India Thailnd Vietnam Malaysa Singapr Indnsia Phil R China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral N Zeal Camroon Mali Gabon Rep Saf TOTAL

519 11 1,155 190 2,182 1,250 8 2

14,347 6,150 7,354 4,800 56,308 31,514 3,021 7,390

2,193 1,210

13,822 12,003

2,796 28 562 1,682 291 171 1,000 1,920 1,401 6,365 5,006 7,851 3,344 173 1,859 11,165 2,544 10

195,881 12,400 14,164 13,516 7,345 4,315 5,030 47,655 12,663 56,619 94,796 88,560 95,465 6,730 43,592 167,007 12,236 17,839

1,157 773,355

7,805 5,140,199

649 11 1,155 190 2,387 1,414 859 2 250 906 2,193 4,302 52 6,476 28 562 1,682 291 539 1,000 8,188 1,401 6,692 8,562 7,851 4,086 376 12,023 17,179 2,958 10 7 850 1,373 1,427,871

17,626 6,150 7,354 4,800 63,173 35,659 14,742 7,390 6,130 5,673 13,822 125,132 3,821 216,546 12,400 14,164 13,516 7,345 13,595 5,030 113,767 12,663 66,094 167,823 88,560 109,196 14,584 206,837 311,690 17,600 17,839 4,182 8,466 13,262 9,241,238

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FEBRUARY EXPORTS BY COUNTRY

Country China TOTAL

0502100000 Pigs’, Hogs’ or Boars’ Bristles and Hair and Waste Thereof February Year To Date Net Q/KG Value Net Q/KG 41,463 1,013,898 74,245 41,463 1,013,898 74,245

Country China Japan TOTAL

0502900000 Badger Hair and Other Brushmaking Hair and Waste Thereof February Year To Date Net Q/KG Value Net Q/KG 230 11,917 230 2 8,477 2 232 20,394 232

Value 1,977,608 1,977,608

4417002000 Broom and Mop Handles, 1.9 CM or More In Diameter and 97 CM or More In Length, Of Wood February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 30,800 17,853 72,800 28,677 Hondura 311,962 215,318 871,022 536,612 Brazil 411,022 455,168 1,076,513 1,159,216 Sri Lka 7,283 5,480 Indnsia 27,816 31,364 363,072 119,921 China 201,552 154,231 463,208 321,223 Taiwan 5,400 7,151 TOTAL 983,152 873,934 2,859,298 2,178,280 4417004000 Paint Brush February Country Net Q/Variable Germany Poland Italy Thailnd Indnsia China TOTAL

and Paint Roller Handles, Of Wood Year To Date Value Net Q/Variable Value 11,873 166,272 166,272 701,270 854,651 8,076 2,704 154,999 95,941 172,746 966,187 1,368,617

4417006000 Brush Backs, Of Wood February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 113,364 42,694 289,099 218,900 108,915 558,221 73,557 332,264 151,609 920,877

Value 110,117 318,099 39,880 468,096

4417008010 Tool Handles of Wood February Year To Date Country Net Q/Variable Value Net Q/Variable Canada 9,909 Mexico 71,943 Hondura 71,539 Brazil 181,948 Germany 4,552 Italy Vietnam 58,745 China 43,987 Taiwan 72,338 TOTAL 514,961

Value 26,583 93,027 251,584 526,707 4,552 65,991 103,113 109,032 112,692 1,293,281

Country Canada Sri Lka Indnsia TOTAL

0511993300 Horsehair and Horsehair Waste, Whether or Not Put Up As A Layer With or Without Supporting Material February Year To Date Country Net Q/KG Value Net Q/KG Value Canada 226 5,180 Paragua 11,421 164,733 11,421 164,733 Germany 7,544 78,939 China 6,013 120,780 12,645 268,074 TOTAL 17,434 285,513 31,836 516,926

4417008090 Tools, Tool Bodies, Broom or Brush Bodies, Shoe Lasts and Trees, of Wood February Year To Date Country Net Q/Variable Value Net Q/Variable Value Canada 39,447 75,006 Mexico 3,148 Chile 486,319 848,929 U King 2,278 2,278 France 8,383 Germany 19,657 29,840 Italy 5,420 India 179,884 490,844 Sri Lka 35,725 119,659 China 600,862 1,128,521 Hg Kong 40,729 40,729 Taiwan 3,209 Japan 325,692 795,348 TOTAL 1,730,593 3,551,314

1404903000 Istle Used Primarily In Brooms or In Brushes, Whether or Not In Hanks or Bundles February Year To Date Country Net Q/KG Value Net Q/KG Value Mexico 26,022 144,354 61,633 348,127 China 543 3,713 721 10,766 TOTAL 26,565 148,067 62,354 358,893

9603100500 Wiskbrooms, of Broom Corn, LT=.96 EA. Prior to Entry or Withdrawal for Consumption of 61,655 Dozen In Calendar Year February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value China 89,920 65,343 89,920 65,343 TOTAL 89,920 65,343 89,920 65,343

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Value 11,917 8,477 20,394

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9603104000 Other Brooms, of Broomcorn, LT=.96 EA, At Entry or Withdrawal For Consumption of GT=121,478 Dozen in Calendar Year February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 3,480 2,543 10,452 7,530 TOTAL 3,480 2,543 10,452 7,530 9603105000 Other Brooms, of Broomcorn, LT=.96 EA, Prior to Entry or Withdrawal For Consumption of GT=121,478 Dozen in Calendar Year February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 3,132 2,585 TOTAL 3,132 2,585 9603106000 Other Brooms, Of Broomcorn, Valued Over .96 Each February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 531,975 1,271,813 1,067,546 2,554,318 China 4,254 8,112 9,986 19,353 TOTAL 536,229 1,279,925 1,077,532 2,573,671 9603109000 Brooms & Brushes, Consisting of Twigs or Other Vegetable Materials Bound Together, With or Without Handles, NESOI February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 2 5,100 Mexico 2,920 12,617 4,480 19,358 France 137,933 72,346 137,933 72,346 Germany 2,022 12,627 2,022 12,627 Georgia 10,000 8,500 10,000 8,500 Italy 120 5,512 120 5,512 India 11,590 2,770 11,590 2,770 Sri Lka 75,559 125,869 144,341 205,775 Thailnd 3,750 6,857 Vietnam 26,350 28,486 62,870 68,078 China 30,806 87,578 31,112 91,495 Taiwan 2,412 8,435 2,412 8,435 Japan 450 4,898 TOTAL 299,712 364,740 411,082 511,751 9603210000 Toothbrushes, Incl. Dental-Plate Brushes February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 46,792 20,423 54,939 43,646 Mexico 357,336 138,121 765,365 284,767 Guatmal 1,912,188 293,674 3,899,964 591,007 Brazil 76,968 47,656 76,968 47,656 Sweden 28,910 75,571 Norway 4,038 10,907 8,698 20,544 U King 725 10,069 725 10,069 Ireland 117,220 142,781 180,527 303,647 Nethlds 79,188 11,594 Germany 3,168,532 1,566,415 5,021,893 2,664,229 Hungary 2,160 3,145 5,856 10,127 Switzld 5,286,600 3,883,979 7,937,854 5,958,031 Spain 15,000 3,684 15,000 3,684 Italy 34,560 164,802 37,428 169,265 India 6,956,182 828,609 12,178,944 2,048,874 Thailnd 292,556 89,189 558,324 169,798 Vietnam 2,471,272 313,489 9,314,848 790,037 Malaysa 99,072 18,264 104,064 23,105 China 57,051,806 9,462,234 140,413,288 22,619,500 Kor Rep 138,960 95,906 296,240 168,517 Hg Kong 3,600 4,556 90,024 28,976 Taiwan 2,019 18,011 104,363 57,336 Japan 3,740 5,303 1,267,880 157,125 Austral 273 4,215 56,433 24,338 TOTAL 78,041,599 17,125,432 182,497,723 36,281,443 9603294010 Hairbrushes, Valued Not Over .40 Each February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 14,500 2,314 China 2,727,966 837,961 6,916,893 1,811,905

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Kor Rep TOTAL

2,727,966

837,961

38,880 6,970,273

3,235 1,817,454

9603294090 Shaving Brushes, Nail Brushes, Eyelash Brushes & Other Toilet Brushes For Use On The Person, Valued Not Over .40 Each February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 74,250 8,358 123,700 13,625 France 64,517 13,097 64,517 13,097 Germany 132,100 18,579 246,846 38,216 Italy 221,400 52,220 1,208,264 75,060 China 4,438,006 748,332 10,579,679 1,476,205 Kor Rep 663,200 99,821 1,643,200 124,328 Japan 100,000 18,546 100,000 18,546 TOTAL 5,693,473 958,953 13,966,206 1,759,077 9603302000 Artists Brushes, Writing Brushes & Similar Brushes For Application Of Cosmetics, Valued Not Over .05 Each February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 658,885 15,157 1,069,485 29,620 France 1,970,000 71,905 5,830,000 197,318 Germany 4,168,500 165,512 5,348,500 205,046 Switzld 23,128,193 601,335 Georgia 304,000 10,807 Italy 11,202,400 151,641 24,912,900 298,392 India 2,908,800 57,794 3,615,600 75,920 Thailnd 339,296 17,638 339,296 17,638 Vietnam 5,325,000 64,316 5,325,000 64,316 China 22,291,336 311,817 31,745,780 574,741 Kor Rep 282,000 13,912 1,182,000 39,700 Hg Kong 362,880 9,854 Taiwan 521,600 11,248 1,207,720 29,569 TOTAL 49,667,817 880,940 104,371,354 2,154,256 9603304000 Artists Brushes, Writing Brushes & Similar Brushes For Application of Cosmetics, Valued Over .05 But not Over .10 Each February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 2,802,760 224,042 4,963,917 390,141 Germany 2,776,500 167,508 5,962,000 350,290 Italy 1,848,000 145,485 2,142,000 167,298 China 15,187,104 1,138,248 25,735,442 1,916,766 Taiwan 172,800 18,366 TOTAL 22,614,364 1,675,283 38,976,159 2,842,861 9603306000 Artists Brushes, Writing Brushes & Similar Brushes For Application Of Cosmetics, Valued Over .10 Each February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 53 2,495 Mexico 12,953,250 1,803,745 27,958,418 3,880,659 Dom Rep 124,432 107,552 261,979 245,468 U King 68,734 158,114 208,856 349,954 France 35,627 339,975 68,328 497,306 Germany 719,322 355,512 912,949 567,524 Czech 19,444 9,286 Spain 5,130 27,543 21,604 70,389 Italy 51,785 86,135 164,608 161,431 Turkey 1,175 2,571 Israel 903 2,262 903 2,262 India 202,131 241,199 578,118 510,469 Sri Lka 154,212 135,803 392,088 270,505 Thailnd 323,887 167,553 Vietnam 478,438 202,715 1,758,758 635,447 Singapr 2,000 3,305 China 34,669,329 28,826,523 72,951,621 64,581,813 Kor Rep 925,910 985,687 1,309,623 1,371,610 Hg Kong 1,012,467 322,692 2,264,526 873,745 Taiwan 417,207 108,608 890,329 203,114 Japan 164,730 630,068 315,618 1,150,411 Austral 5,880 16,730 Maurit 13,053 65,725 45,580 214,990 TOTAL 51,996,660 34,399,858 110,456,345 75,789,037

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Canada Mexico Brazil Sweden Germany Czech Cambod China TOTAL

9603402000 Paint Rollers February Year To Date 12,436 20,008 16,004 300,968 309,146 589,365 7,200 4,320 18,122 10,082 19,804 381,100 507,616 136,595 861,896 4,194,901 1,685,621 11,297,528 5,034,043 2,161,452 13,177,217

Taiwan TOTAL 36,374 487,980 19,644 7,905 17,858 44,712 229,361 4,163,074 5,006,908

9603404020 Paint Pads (Other Than Of Subheading 9603.30) February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value U King 11,980 8,666 11,980 8,666 Cambod 16,080 28,389 32,160 43,783 China 1,549,536 438,912 3,690,791 901,536 Taiwan 123,360 36,032 123,360 36,032 TOTAL 1,700,956 511,999 3,858,291 990,017 9603404040 Natural Bristle Brushes, Other Than Brushes Of Subheading 9603.30 February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 17,471 20,308 51,807 76,887 Mexico 1,512 10,586 1,512 10,586 Germany 732 11,605 3,840 22,164 Turkey 18,056 93,227 Indnsia 1,959,782 380,840 7,114,900 1,302,954 China 5,673,383 953,190 12,908,754 2,198,833 Taiwan 1,200 3,044 TOTAL 7,652,880 1,376,529 20,100,069 3,707,695 9603404060 Paint, Distemper, Varnish/Similr Brushes Exc Brushes of Subheading 9603.30 NESOI February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. ValueCanada Canada 5,719 13,451 70,459 45,258 Sweden 25,750 17,087 25,751 21,451 U King 145 16,434 2,069 21,619 Germany 8,718 15,338 15,826 56,816 Czech 2,440 3,499 2,440 3,499 Spain 10,692 5,408 10,692 5,408 Turkey 37,252 10,400 India 488 2,392 Indnsia 1,980,672 282,897 3,058,152 436,193 Phil R 1,388 9,846 1,388 9,846 China 18,695,664 5,802,555 42,710,975 12,773,905 Hg Kong 75,348 21,692 Taiwan 78,560 29,601 186,392 64,487 Japan 13,008 17,327 Rep Saf 520 8,619 974 17,767 TOTAL 20,810,268 6,204,735 46,211,214 13,508,060

Country China Hg Kong TOTAL

9603908010 Wiskbrooms February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 421,328 118,573 528,788 7,920 12,003 26,868 429,248 130,576 555,656

Value 226,356 41,403 267,759

Country Canada Mexico Guatmal Colomb Brazil Germany Spain Italy India Sri Lka Vietnam China

9603908020 Upright Brooms February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 534 3,328 534 8,708 13,257 28,007 16,800 22,746 33,780 1,500 11,688 1,500 465 960 17,280 23,767 17,280 9,882 30,178 27,750 4,068 115,212 343,788 275,648 6,000 7,202 6,000 1,393,792 1,145,154 2,716,428

Value 3,328 44,765 45,567 11,688 13,453 3,456 23,767 62,247 5,183 694,764 7,202 2,800,934

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1,569,708

1,601,108

5,400 3,117,820

9,910 3,726,264

9603908030 Push Brooms, 41 CM or Less in Width February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Sri Lka 77,742 283,017 171,890 459,187 China 36,339 86,213 51,603 123,759 TOTAL 114,081 369,230 223,493 582,946

Country Mexico Guatmal Salvadr Colomb Brazil Belgium Germany Czech Spain Italy Israel Sri Lka Thailnd Vietnam China Taiwan TOTAL

9603908040 Other Brooms, NESOI February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 603,051 906,642 1,218,451 3,900 4,557 3,900 35,868 14,904 17,543 33,960 8,730 11,513 47,658 798 250 2,693 1,576 24,120 7,626 87,480 10,296 9,436 10,296 18,500 65,449 81,421 6,442 36,781 6,442 182,488 435,303 245,376 2,500 3,007 3,225 24,066 44,808 43,040 548,039 789,944 1,127,448 1,450 23,428 5,566 1,448,736 2,358,730 2,952,505

Value 1,837,197 4,557 39,921 39,003 71,882 5,543 5,953 26,112 9,436 159,119 36,781 573,887 5,622 71,828 1,575,350 50,739 4,512,930

9603908050 Brooms, Brushes, Sqeegees, Etc., NESOI February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 898,637 2,868,678 Mexico 5,494,887 9,391,475 Salvadr 20,222 47,473 Hondura 1,206,809 2,221,889 Dom Rep 41,658 60,884 Colomb 76,592 142,564 Brazil 8,393 25,020 Sweden 19,572 32,503 Finland 5,272 5,272 Denmark 415,146 727,203 U King 39,170 98,883 Nethlds 13,200 20,856 Belgium 179,017 395,128 France 43,172 Germany 270,946 571,197 Czech 5,040 9,345 Switzld 13,523 34,118 Estonia 6,800 Lithuan 73,327 126,707 Poland 22,707 22,707 Spain 79,893 181,717 Portugl 3,022 3,022 Italy 175,647 325,476 Slvenia 8,145 8,145 Israel 57,448 60,414 India 113,447 174,076 Pakistn 539,491 1,225,226 Bngldsh 2,409 48,742 Sri Lka 282,098 653,270 Thailnd 126,444 231,786 Vietnam 223,411 502,656 Cambod 25,799 37,238 Malaysa 116,618 414,451 Singapr 3,679 3,679 Indnsia 47,946 161,615 China 36,595,274 87,257,418 Kor Rep 128,124 511,653 Hg Kong 362,748 681,441 Taiwan 1,297,536 2,761,544 Japan 53,185 85,143 Austral 48,461 157,220 N Zeal 145,315 270,335 TOTAL 49,240,258 112,608,141

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Borghi USA Hires Customer Service Rep

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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Releases Over 300 Mobile-Ready eLearning Courses

DuPont Sustainable Solutions said the company has released over 300 courses that are accessible from smartphones, tablets and laptops. The courseware is built using HTML5 technology, and delivers full-screen video and a streamlined interface to provide an enriched learning experience. Featuring awardwinning and SCORMcompliant content, the curriculum covers workplace safety, human resources and maintenance issues. Safety topics incorporate OSHA’s Top 10 most-cited violations from “Fall Protection: The Right Connection” to “HazCom: In Sync with GHS.” “Customizable and mobile-friendly e-learning content helps organizations of all sizes and in all industries deliver engaging and relevant learning experiences, when and where they can have the most impact,” said Mark Wagner, U.S. & Canada business director of DuPont Sustainable Solutions. A free preview of each course is available at www.training. dupont.com. Interested individuals can view the full-length courses by requesting a free 30-day trial. Courses can be accessed from any location on a computer, tablet, or phone and are approximately 30 minutes in length. Additional information is available by calling 800-861-2221 or through email at info@training.dupont.com. Visit www.sustainablesolutions.dupont.com and www.dupont.com for more information.

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Construction began April 2017 at Borghi USA, in Aberdeen, MD, to add more office space for the company’s growing customer service department, as well as a dedicated laboratory for quality control equipment and electronics programming and testing capabilities. “Borghi USA’s investment is a further commitment, ensuring that there is ample personnel and equipment to meet the growing needs of customers, providing world-class service for their brush manufacturing requirements,” according to the company. Construction is scheduled to be completed by mid-June 2017. Visit www.borghi.com for more information.

From Nexstep Commercial Products:

The Blue MaxiSweep™ Broom With Fiberglass Handle

Now available from Nexstep Commercial Products is the new Blue MaxiSweep™ Angle Broom With Fiberglass Handle. The features of the Blue MaxiSweep™ include: • Low-profile block; • Fully washable, long-lasting synthetic bristles; • Flagged PET bristles for sweeping the finest particles; • 48-inch x 15/16-inch fiberglass handle, easy to sanitize; and, • 13-inch sweeping surface, 7-inch-long fiber. Nexstep Commercial Products is the exclusive licensee of O-Cedar®. For more information, visit customerservice@ocedarcommercial.com.

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Material Report By Harrell Kerkhoff | Broom, Brush & Mop Editor

pinning yarns predominately from cotton, polyester and rayon, Jones Yarn, a division of The Jones Family of Companies, also offers some yarns made from exotic fibers, such as jute, which are used in the craft industry. “Our cotton raw materials generally come from other mills’ byproducts,” said Jones Yarn Vice President Jeremy Raines. “If the other mills are running well, we get plenty of supply. However, if they aren’t so busy, that means our supply stream may be down.” Jones Yarn also sources gin byproduct materials for its cotton raw material needs. “In addition to virgin polyester fibers, we use polyester made from recycled soda or water bottles. The plastic bottles are melted down and turned into pellets,” Raines said. “Pellets are what is used as the raw material base to extrude the polyester. The source is not a virgin material, rather it is produced from a recycled product.” For its rayon/poly blends, Jones Yarn uses lyocell, which is produced domestically. Like most rayons, lyocell is strong when wet, and highly absorbent. “Typically, the manufacture of rayon is done utilizing the cuprammonium process,” Raines said. “This process dissolves wood pulp and other cellulosic materials in a viscose spinning solution. This solution is then extruded, similar to the method used to produce polyester fiber. Tencel/lyocell has been awarded the U.S. Department of Agriculture biobased product label. This shows customers that the fiber meets the requirements of the government’s new BioPreferred program.” Raines added that because of the harsh chemicals used in rayon production, most of that business has moved offshore. However, lyocell is produced in the United States. “We are currently seeing an increase in the demand for man-made fibers, such as rayon and polyester. As a result, prices have increased during the past six months,” Raines said. “As summer approaches and there is more usage, it seems like man-made fiber prices track with the petroleum market. Whenever vacation season starts, gas prices tend to increase, along with man-made fibers.” While rayon and polyester prices have gone up slighty, cotton is a different story. “Last fall, India decided to take two of their rupee notes out of circulation,” Raines said. “Little did we know the impact that would have on the world cotton market.” According to the Reuters news service, in November 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a move to ditch 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, worth a combined $256 billion, in a cash-fueled economy. The prime minister said the notes were aiding corruption, being forged and even paying for attacks by militants who target India. “Basically, there weren’t enough notes in circulation to pay the cotton farmers in cash,” Raines said. “Cotton buyers were willing to pay by check, but most of the farmers wanted to be paid in cash. As a result, they just withheld their cotton from the market. “The situation created a large shortage of cotton in India. As a result, the country was forced to search globally for its supply of cotton, which created a shortage worldwide. This has caused significantly higher cotton prices. Hopefully, by next harvest season or by year’s end, we will start seeing some relief. But even then, it will take some time for it to have an impact on Jones Yarn.” Raines reported business at Jones Yarn has been “typical,” with the expected slight uptick during the summer months.

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“We are looking into some new products, as well as some different markets, that we might be able to venture into to try to increase our business, overall,” Raines said. One trend Raines is seeing is the impact millennials are having on the marketplace. “As millennials have moved into the workplace, the idea of being environmentally friendly and offering sustainable and recyclable products is much more prevalent today than even five years ago.” Raines said. “I think we will continue to see that as a trend. It is going to force everyone to look at the products being offered to make sure they are sustainable and environmentally friendly. “Jones has been a green company since day one. Everyone knows cotton is a natural, renewable fiber. Meanwhile, our polyester raw materials are produced from recycled PET bottles, and lyocell is the most environmentally friendly regenerated cellulose fiber. Visit www.jonesfamilyco.com or call 800-238-8334 for more information.”

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eporting on the supply of wire used to help produce different types of brushes, brooms, mops and many other items was Timothy Kurtz, of The InterWire Group (www.interwiregroup.com). He noted that the availability and supply of wire remains steady, although lead times are extending slightly in some cases. Increasing scrap and steel ingredient prices have led to increasing wire prices in 2017. “The price increases began late in 2016 with speculative scrap trading. However, as manufacturing in the U.S. continues to flourish — like it is expected to do through the balance of 2017 — prices will likely be driven even higher. The result is increased mill utilization and extended lead times. We are already seeing that from some mills. In fact, I am coaching customers to begin monitoring their demand for an additional week or two out,” Kurtz said. Wire used in brush, broom and mop production can often be found in different forms such as round, flat or square. It can be packaged in a loose coil, and the loose coil can be placed on a stem. It can be packaged on a spool, reel or cardboard core as well. Furthermore, first or second operations can be done to the wire, prior to a manufacturer’s use. For example, the wire can be straightened and cut to length. Those straight and cut pieces can then be placed in bunches called hanks, according to Kurtz. “Wire for brushes and brooms can also be crimped and then placed on any of the previously mentioned packages. Wire is most commonly used in bright carbon, galvanized carbon, oil tempered or stainless grades,” he said. “However, if additional features are needed, some customers will purchase brass, phosphor bronze and nickel silver, to name a few. “The raw material for wire arrives in the form of 4,000-pound rod coils. The wire is cleaned and then drawn through a series of dies. Based on the desired final diameter, finish, tensile strength requirement and package, the correct starting rod size and drawing line are selected. “It’s worth noting that there are no current tariffs that have been put in place that deter us from continuing to source wire from countries such as China, Turkey, Korea, India or elsewhere. That said, the U.S. Department of Commerce is investigating the possibility of unfairly traded steel coming from different countries. However, I stand by what I said during my presentation at the National Broom, Mop and Brush Meeting in November — wire is a small subsector of the steel industry, and I do not expect to see a direct impact from any potential findings of the investigation.” BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2017


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