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May/June 2022

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SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2022 European Brushware Federation (FEIBP) Congress Hotel Grandlor • Prague, Czech Republic

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OCTOBER 10-13, 2022 ISSA Show North America McCormick Place • Chicago, IL 844-383-6809

2022 SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY_____________30 Industry News _________________________53, 54

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Abtex LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Gornell Brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

Padco Inc., USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

ACS Industries, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Gover Horowitz & Blunt Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . .42

Parts Brush by Lisle Corporation . . . . . . . . .48

Algoma Mop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

H. Arnold Wood Turning, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .42

Paul Brothers & Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

ABMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Ha-Ste Manufacturing, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

PelRay International Co., . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

American Select Tubing/AST Filaments . . . .30

Hahl Inc., a Div. of Perlon The Filament Co. 42

Perfex Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

Birdwell Cleaning Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . .32

Haviland Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

Pogliani SRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Bizzotto Giovanni Automation srl . . . . . . . . .32

HIMESA Hilos Y Mechas S.A. de C.V. . . . . .42

Precision Brush Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

BoBuck Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

Industrial Brush Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Premier Mop & Broom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Bodam International Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

InterBrush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

PMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Borghi s.p.a. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

The InterWire Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Purdy Professional Painting Tools . . . . . . . .49

Boucherie USA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Jason Mills, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Reit Price Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

G.B. Boucherie N.V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Jersey Jerry Broomsquire . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Remco Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Briarwood Products LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Jones Yarn - Jones Family of Companies . . .43

Rol-Brush Mfg., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Brosses Lacasse Inc. / Norman Brush Inc. . .37

Justman Brush Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Roth Composite Machinery GmbH . . . . . . . .49

Bruin Plastics Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Keystone Plastics Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Royal Paint Roller Mfg. Corp. . . . . . . . . . . .49

Brush Fibers, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

La Crosse Brush, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Schaefer Brush Mfg., LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Brush Technology Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Lafitte Mop Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Shanghai Jiasheng Products Co., LTD . . . . .50

Bruske Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Lambskin Specialties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Shurhold Industries, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Carolina Brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Lanoco Specialty Wire Products, Inc. . . . . . .44

SIBO S.r.l. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

CiBrush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Lemieux Spinning Mill, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Sieko Brushware (India) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Composite Cutter Technology . . . . . . . . . . .38

Lessmann GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

S.M. Arnold, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Corona Brushes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Libman Company, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Spiral Brushes Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Creative Poly, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Loos & Co., Inc. Jewel Wire Division . . . . . .44

St. Nick Brush Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

CWP Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

M2 Professional Cleaning Products LTD . . . .44

Stainless Steel Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Deco Products Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Madison Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Stolzfus Brooms & Carpets . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Deligh Industries, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Magnolia Brush Manufacturers, Ltd. . . . . . .46

Suzhou SUIKING Electric Co. Ltd. . . . . . . .51

Direct Mop Sales, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Malish Corporation, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Tai Hing Nylon Filament Products Co., Ltd. .51

Distribuidora Perfect S.A. de C.V. . . . . . . . .40

Marco Kracht . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Tanis, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

DKSH Switzerland, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

MFC, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Unimac S.r.l. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Dorden & Company, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

MGG North America Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

United Rotary Brush Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Draper Knitting Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Michigan Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . .46

Warna Exporters (PVT) Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

DuPont Filaments — Americas, LLC . . . . . .40

Mileva Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

WCJ Pilgrim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Ebser Mechanical Engineering . . . . . . . . . .40

Mill-Rose Company, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Weiler Abrasives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Epic Resins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Milliken Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Whitley Monahan Handle Co. . . . . . . . . . . .51

EAB Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Milwaukee Dustless Brush . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

F.M. Brush Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Monahan Filaments, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

Wolf Filaments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

Felton, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Monahan Partners, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

WOMA (Wood Machinery Daniel Koehler) . . .52

Fibratexsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Thomas Monahan Co., The . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH . . . . . . . . .52

Fili & Forme SRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Mount Joy Wire Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

Wooster Brush Company, The . . . . . . . . . . .52

Filkemp - Industria de Filamentos, S.A. . . . .41

Mr. LongArm, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

Yongli Filament & Bristles Co., Ltd. . . . . . . .52

Filmop USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Multi Brosses Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

Young & Swartz, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

Fuller Industries LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

National Wire & Metal Technologies, Inc. . . .47

Zahoransky AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

G.D.F. S.R.L. unipersonale . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Newton Broom & Brush Co. . . . . . . . . . . . .47

Zahoransky USA, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

Gator Cleaning Products, LLC . . . . . . . . . . .41

Nexstep Commercial Products . . . . . . . . . .48

Zelazoski Wood Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .53

Giori Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Norshel Industries, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

Zephyr Manufacturing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Golden Star Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Nyco Products Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . .42

O’Dell Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

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rom its Linn, MO, facility, Haviland Corporation manufactures a wide variety of floor and window squeegees, along with replacement blades for floor machines, waterbrooms and paving tools. “Haviland manufactures 95 percent of its squeegee products in the United States. We also provide private labeling opportunities and drop shipment capabilities,” Haviland Corporation Executive Vice President Alice Andrews said. “It helps that Linn (at 105 miles west of St. Louis, MO) is centrally located in the United States for ease of shipping.” Haviland Corporation, a women-owned business, was founded in 1946 by the late Warren and Van Haviland, in St. Louis. More than 40 years ago, Haviland Corporation was the first to begin manufacturing after mar ket replacement blades, gaskets and splash guards for floor machines, according to the company. The Alice Andrews

F Squeegee use remains high for people looking to remove liquid from surfaces and to clean. That includes windows, floors and machinery. Broom, Brush & Mop Magazine recently spoke with three executives from well-known domestic squeegee manufacturers to see how business has been, discover industry trends, and learn about new products and company developments.

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paving and roofing hand tool division was added over 30 years ago, offering waterbrooms, serrated squeegees, Ushaped crack fillers and more. The company’s squeegee sizes range from 3 to 72 inches, which includes straight and curved style frames. Haviland’s squeegees are produced for the jan/san, industrial, paving, food service/processing, agricultural, automotive, marine, machine repair, consumer and other segments. “Since we offer a wide range of squeegees, that naturally leads to a diverse range of industries. Jan/san is where it all started, and continues to provide one of our largest customer bases,” Andrews said. “We have continued to expand into other market segments over the years, leading to different customers. That now includes artists and hobbists. You never know where a squeegee may be needed next. “It’s important to educate current and potential customers that, ‘One type of squeegee does not do all jobs.’ Misinformation is always an interesting challenge. Squeegees are much more diverse than people realize.” In order to help people find the correct type of squeegee for the task-at-hand, Haviland officials often ask: What do you need a squeegee for? What type of chemicals will your squeegee be exposed to? What type of surface are you going to use the squeegee on? “Those are just a few of the questions many people don’t think of, but are extremely important when trying to

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“The good news is today’s extra focus on cleanliness.... That focus has reversed a trend, which started during the recession of 2008, involving many facilities cutting cleaning budgets. The pandemic has helped change that focus.” ~ Alice Andrews meet a particular need,” Andrews said. “Educating people is always a top priority at Haviland, and we don’t see that changing. The goal is to expand people’s knowledge about the different squeegees we offer, and how they can help with everyday needs.” One of the major challenges Haviland officials have faced — along with just about every other company in the world — is surviving, and thriving, during the COVID pandemic, and the resulting global supply chain disruptions. “The past couple of years have definitely been challenging, and has kept us on our toes,” Haviland Corporation President Jan Haviland said. “Its forced us to continually

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re-evaluate the best way to conduct value cleanliness to a greater degree. Today, business. Each day we see issues with the people are more aware of their environment supply chain. That affects everyone — as it pertains to cleanliness. That attentive consumers to manufacturers. mindset will provide a long-term advantage “In order to meet the needs of our for the cleaning industry as a whole, and customers, we have to properly forecast should also have a positive impact on and work closely with our raw material Haviland’s products well into the future.” suppliers. Our purchasing departments One thing that never changes is the are diligently working to stay well ahead need for superior customer service, Jan of order demands, as well as seeking Haviland said. different suppliers who can help us with “Haviland Corporation has always our industrial strength requirements. connected with customers on a personal Such steps are conducted daily.” level. Our customer service representatives, Another business-related challenge that and other staff members, are properly trained Jan Haviland Andrews discussed was the ongoing to help people with their questions and/or consolidation of distributors, an issue she said is needs,” she said. “We continually strive to make Haviland concerning. In response, officials at Haviland Corporation Corporation the easiest manufacturer to work with on a daily continue to work hard at providing quality products and basis. I feel the relationships, and trust, we have built with services, while also seeking new customer groups. customers is second to none. “The good news is today’s extra focus on cleanliness. That is “We know squeegees, and have been manufacturing due, in part, to the pandemic, which has provided increased them for 76 years. Haviland is also open to innovation demand for squeegees and other cleaning-related products. and innovative ideas. If a customer has a need or want, we That focus has reversed a trend, which started during the are happy to work with him/her to make something new.” recession of 2008, involving many facilities cutting cleaning Jan Haviland added that Haviland Corporation has budgets,” Andrews said. “The pandemic has helped change been honored with what she described as “a that focus. It’s been an eye opener for many people, who now phenomenal group of employees.”

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She said, “With today’s renewed emphasis on cleaning, I feel our company, and the entire squeegee industry, has an exciting and bright future.” Contact: Haviland Corporation, 200 S. Hwy. U., P.O. Box 769, Linn, MO 65051. Phone: 800-325-3915. Email: Website:

mention it is impervious to water and most noncorrosive fluids. Of course, we still offer traditional wood handles, along with another option, our Extra Heavy-Duty Steel Handle, featuring a newer threaded steel tip and a comfy roducing squeegees of various sizes, styles and price bicycle grip end. It’s very points has been a longtime specialty of Detroit, MI, heavy-duty, and although not an inexpensive handle, manufacturer Dorden & Company, Inc., aka our customers tell us it is Dorden Squeegees. well worth the price.” “Pertaining to floor squeegees, we produce a line that is nonBruce Gale The company also prosparking, non-rusting and made of aluminum. That includes duces a variety of heavy-duty janitorial-style window squeegees, our new competitive streamlined series; our original design, along with speciality squeegees that can perform other types of which is an extra heavy-duty squeegee; and our middlework. That includes cleaning grout in tile, wiping down surfaces ground squeegee, that is a revision of our original, heavy-duty in the food industry, and cleaning machinery. design,” Dorden Squeegees President/ Managing Director A large percentage of Dorden Squeegees’ products are Bruce Gale said. “We also offer two socket types for those produced at the company’s Detroit factory and warehouse. squeegees: an extra heavy-duty zinc cast socket and a steel “We are in an advantageous position being so close to the trap socket. We have been very successful with all of our Canadian border. Michigan is also centrally located, so we can, squeegee lines. Customers really like them. and do, ship all over the United States and Canada,” Gale said. “We also offer some new handle options. Our fiberglass handle An additional line of squeegees very popular with Dorden’s features a nylon threaded and tapered end. The handle itself is customers is the company’s Belgian moss squeegees, imported lighter in weight, and usually outlasts most wood handles, not to from Europe. Rubber used for those squeegees features an unusual “open cell,” which is very soft and porous, according to Gale. He explained American squeegees are often of a harder durometer, as they are designed to move water and other fluids. In contrast, a Belgian moss squeegee “almost dries the floor when used.” Dorden expanded its warehouse capacity a few years ago to better meet the added demand for its imported Belgian moss squeegees. “They are specialty products that have been very well received by our customers,” Gale said. “Our products are used in a variety of markets, with industrial and commercial being the biggest segments. We offer different squeegee products for different areas of any facility.” Dust Pans Along with developing new product offerings, a major objective at Dorden Squeegees is to keep up with today’s Wet Floor Signs Angle Brooms continual business changes and challenges. “As Cat Stevens would sing, It’s a wild world. There are many changes taking place when it comes to finding, purchasing and receiving raw materials. Overall, the future appears strong, but it’s very hard to predict the future right now,” Gale said. “The global supply chain continues to 200 N. Oak, Arcola, IL 61910 be disrupted, including numerous raw materials 217-268-5771 and finished goods from China. The war in Ukraine has also ‘upset a lot of apple carts.’



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“Like many companies, (Dorden Squeegees) has had some issues receiving raw material, but we have found success with secondary sources.” ~ Bruce Gale “Like many companies, (Dorden Squeegees) has had some issues receiving raw material, but we have found success with secondary sources. That has allowed us to supply customers with the products they need. The challenge now is to keep pricing reasonable. That is very difficult when considering raw material issues, increased labor costs and the current rate of inflation. Everybody is in the same boat when it comes to inflation. On top of that is the labor issue. It’s hard to find labor, and once found, it’s very expensive to keep labor.” Gale added: “Thankfully, we have employees who show up every day and help our company carry on. We can’t make our products without them. We employ very loyal, hardworking people. We are grateful for the team we have put together.” Despite today’s tumultuous times, Gale is optimistic about the future of his company, along with the continual need for squeegees.

“We have started a new program where we offer our customers an arrangement to place their specific products on our warehouse shelves for quicker delivery, whereas in the past all items were made to order. The new program will allow our customers to provide quicker shipments to their customers.” ~ Bruce Gale

“Our objective is to help customers take advantage of our high quality items. The squeegee is a very stable product. It’s designed to move liquid. There are a wide variety of reasons why a person needs a squeegee, and that will continue,” Gale said. “As far as Dorden Squeegees is concerned, sales have dramatically improved over last year, and are certainly better than when the pandemic hit. We are on a very strong and upward turn. I think that growth, in part, is due to a rebound in business from the height of the pandemic. “It’s also helped that Dorden has remained customer centric. For example, we have started a new program where we offer our customers an arrangement to place their specific products on our warehouse shelves for quicker delivery, whereas in the past all items were made to order. The new program will allow our customers to provide quicker shipments to their customers.” Contact: Dorden Squeegees, P.O. Box 10247, 7446 Central Ave., Detroit, MI 48210. Email: Website: PG 18

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Mop Yarn And Tape Suppliers Keep Their Companies On An

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By Rick Mullen | Broom, Brush & Mop Associate Editor

Two critical elements in mop making are various types of yarn and mop tapes. Broom, Brush & Mop recently spoke with executives from two companies that supply yarns and tapes to mop manufacturers. They shared sales obstacles at their respective companies, and how they have adjusted, while fighting back during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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January 1 of this year, a new curfew was put in place. From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., people had to stay in their homes. t has been challenging during the pandemic for That lasted about a month.” Many people were becoming infected with the virus or Lemieux Spinning, of St. Ephrem, QC, as testing positive. Even if a person tested positive and President Serge Lemieux reported there have been displayed no symptoms, he or she could not come to work good months and bad months for sales the past year. Lemieux Spinning is a manufacturer of yarns for for five days, Lemieux explained. And if all of the above issues weren’t enough, supply institutional and commercial cleaning supplies, such as wet and dust mops. The company also offers yarns for chain disruptions played havoc in obtaining raw mattop-of-the-line tufted, braided and woven carpets, as well erials, Lemieux said. Lemieux Spinning purchases raw as yarns used in the filtration industry. materials from U.S. suppliers, and “Last year was a very epic year,” overseas from suppliers in Europe, Lemieux said. “It was difficult. In Indonesia, India and Thailand. every direction we looked, business“It was very difficult getting raw wise, it was challenging.” materials from our suppliers, especially Lemieux explained his company has overseas,” Lemieux. “Prices also went had to react to many governmental edicts up every time we placed an order.” throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the situation hasn’t changed “Many times, here in Quebec, the much, Lemieux said. Supply chain government has shut down restaurants, disruptions are still causing major theaters and stores. They reopened, headaches for companies awaiting raw and then shut them down again. In materials from overseas. addition, we have had several cur“The material is ready, but it is fews,” Lemieux said. “Of course, we difficult to find containers and are supplying yarn to the mop Serge Lemieux bookings on vessels,” Lemieux said. business, but some of our customers are also experiencing ups and downs in sales. When “As a result, there are delays of three to four weeks, and everything is shut down, that means our customers’ sometimes up to six weeks. “It is very difficult to navigate around those issues. You clients are not cleaning as much.” Another issue was people missing work, as employees plan for a certain amount of yarn, dyeing material, colors, were either sick, exposed to the virus through other etc., arriving from overseas, and then the material is people, especially family members, or were afraid of weeks late. That creates delays for our customers. Sometimes, we have to reduce the amount of yarn we can getting sick. “Employees not being at work makes it difficult to get ship to certain customers.” But wait, that is still not all. The war in Ukraine has the production numbers we need to supply customers,” Lemieux said. “It was a big issue all of last year and in caused significant hikes in fuel costs, which has put January and February of this year. People thought we were further pressure on petroleum-based raw materials. Lemieux is in his 36th year with the company, and he said coming out of the pandemic last November and December, the past three years during pandemic have been, “The most but then the Omicron variant changed things again. “The health system in Quebec is very fragile. On difficult in my history here. I have never seen everything



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“We decided to sell their products in the North American market,” Lemieux said. “Their line of “Our customer service people have microfiber offerings is very nice, adding different sizes and colors to our product lineup. good relationships with our clients. Customers We will see how the market reacts. There are can count on speaking with someone when they several products, such as a dust mop, that can be have a problem or want to talk about a new made using microfiber yarn. We are excited to product. We work very closely with our patrons.” work with FITLENE, bringing new yarn to our family of products.” Still more good news, as Lemieux Spinning ~Serge Lemieux is moving into Phase 2 of its improvement project, which involves adding new spinning and carding equipment. combine to create so many problems and challenges. It is a “It is exciting. The new equipment will really improve very heavy storm we have been through. our weekly numbers,” Lemieux said. “We have been very “And, not only did we receive raw materials very late, but also when they arrived there were issues with quality. As a limited because of labor issues. Other than the pandemic result, we had to return material, causing even more delays. situation that keeps employees at home, it is very, very “It is getting better now. We are getting out of that difficult to recruit new employees.” One thing that helps is Lemieux Spinning has access to storm slowly, but are still facing transportation problems an alternate labor pool. Lemieux said government rules and price increases.” now allow the company to hire more immigrants. While the pandemic is far from over, like the U.S., Quebec has recently lifted its indoor mask mandate. Lemieux Spinning is moving into Phase 2 “We are also dropping our mask of its improvement project, which involves mandate,” Lemieux said. “People who adding new spinning and carding equipment. work in our factory are a good distance from each other. When they are at their “It is exciting. The new equipment will really machines working, they don’t need to improve our weekly numbers.” wear a mask.” There is other good news as a project ~Serge Lemieux that has been in the works for several months has come to fruition. “We are entering a partnership with a “We need to recruit and get more people on board. We company out of Spain, FITLENE SL, a producer of have a lot of older people who are moving toward microfiber yarn,” Lemieux said. FITLENE’s microfiber, developed for the cleaning retirement. Within the next two to three years, we will have industry, has a high absorption capacity. It also requires 10 to 15 people retiring, and we will have to replace them,” less water consumption, as it absorbs 10 times more Lemieux said. “That is a shock, because they are good people with a lot of knowledge — they know everything. than cotton, according to the company.

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Some of them have been with us for 40 to 45 years. Now, we have to get younger people working with them and try to transfer what they know to the new generations.” In discussing what customer service philosophy has sustained the company throughout the years, Lemieux said he has always prefered direct interactions, such as face-to-face, or speaking with a customer on the phone. “Our customer service people have good relationships with our clients,” Lemieux said. “Customers can count on speaking with someone when they have a problem or want to talk about a new product. We work very closely with our patrons. It has been more difficult with the pandemic, as I haven’t been able to travel much. “We have been here for 116 years. Our customer base has been wonderful in working with us during the storm that we have all been through.” Always an optimist, Lemieux said business will continue to grow as more innovation and new products enter the marketplace. Contact: Lemieux Spinning, 125 Route 108 C.P. 2039, St. Ephrem, QC, Canada G0M 1R0. Phone: 1-877-484-2169. Email: Website: BOBUCK MILLS, INC.

n 1952, Charles Little, Henry Little Jr. and Harry Hodges founded BoBuck Mills, Inc., in Chesterfield, SC. The company’s name was derived from the Littles’ two nephews, nicknamed “Bo” and “Buck.” The company is still owned by the three families. “BoBuck Mills is a narrow fabrics manufacturer, offering a wide variety of tapes, from various fibers and with various finishes” said Sales Manager, Dennis Ricketts. “Our largest


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market is the mattress industry, but mop tapes, for which we offer tailbands and headbands, are a vital part of our overall business. “Mop tapes are made from 100 percent polyester or 100 percent cotton, and we are the largest supplier of mop tapes in the United States.” Dennis Ricketts Business at BoBuck has rebounded nicely since the early days of the COVID19 pandemic, as the company had record sales in 2021.

“We work closely with our partners in the industry to customize patterns and colors to best match our customers’ needs, creating unique tapes to accommodate a wide range of styles and tastes.”

~Dennis Ricketts “This year, we are on course to do the same amount or more in sales,” Ricketts said. “Our growth never slowed except for a couple of months when COVID first hit in March of 2020.” Ricketts explained that business for the mop industry has always been fairly consistent, but the company saw a 10-plus percent increase during 2020 and 2021. While

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there are other factors, the difficulty in importing mops was the primary cause of the increase in sales to domestic mop makers. As with other manufacturers, the company has battled increased raw material prices, longer lead times and staffing challenges, but has been able to sustain the growth that began in mid-2020. “We have also been making capital investments in adding machinery and updating equipment in order to add capacity,” Ricketts said. “We have been able to reduce overtime, while increasing production over the course of a typical five-day schedule.”

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When it comes to customer service, BoBuck Mills stresses quality and delivery and will carry dedicated stock based on order quantities and frequency, Ricketts said. The company has a dedicated designer and an inhouse studio to help customers design and build fabrics to their exact specifications. “With close proximity to annual design markets, our team has access to the top home and fashion trends before they hit mainstream consumers,” Ricketts said. “We work closely with our partners in the industry to customize patterns and colors to best match our customers’ needs, creating unique tapes to accommodate a wide range of styles and tastes. “We also work hard to keep our employees informed, involved, positive and happy. We think that has a great return on quality as well. Being privately owned, we are able to make quick decisions and offer benefits and flexibility that aren’t common these days. “We are very optimistic about the future. While demand is stronger this year, it comes down to supply. If we can continue to successfully navigate the current supply chain challenges, we will see another banner year. Seventy years of operation says that we are committed to continuous improvement and changing with the landscape of the narrow fabrics industry. We really are good at what we do.” Contact Information: BoBuck Mills, Inc., 921 East Blvd., PO Box 692, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Phone: 843-623-2158. Website: Email:

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Abtex LLC 89 Main St. Dresden, NY 14441 USA Phone: 315-536-7403 Email: Website: Products: Abrasive filament brushes and custom deburring systems. 22 ACS Industries, Inc. One New England Way Lincoln, RI 02865 USA Toll Free: 800-222-2880 Email: Website: Company Officers: Steven Buckler, President; Rory Beaudette, Vice President Sales & COO; Peter Botvin, Executive Vice President Products: From the company’s beginnings in 1939 as a wire sponge manufacturer in Rhode Island, ACS has grown its product offerings. It is a global organization with corporate and R&D functions in the USA and manufacturing operations in Mexico and China. Vertical integration has taken the company to five facilities with almost 4,000 employees. Its Cleaning Products Division includes hand pads, stainless scrubbers, sponges, soap pads, grill screens and grill bricks. It produces a full range of mops, brooms and brushes. Its floor maintenance line includes non woven floor pads, steel wool floor pads, sand screens and many specialty floor pads. ACS has achieved UL validation regarding 100 percent recycled material in all of its non woven hand and floor pads from postconsumer to post-industrial. 22 PG 30

Algoma Mop 813 Rabas St. Algoma, WI 54201 USA Toll Free: 800-216-3478 Email: Website: Company Officer: Tracy Nelson, CEO; Jeff Espe, Director of Manufacturing; Allan R. Wartella, Director of Sales Products: Wet mops, dust mops, microfiber products and more. Mops manufactured at the company’s facility 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. Many of the products can be private labeled with company information. Many new products are now available including brushes and brooms along with numerous other janitorial supplies. Algoma Mop serves accounts throughout the nation which includes wholesalers, distributors, schools, universities, hospitals, laundry and linen services, janitorial contractors, restaurants, correctional and governmental facilities. Customer purchases help Algoma’s mission of training and employing people in obtaining their personal independence and employment goals. 22 American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) See Ad On Back Cover 1432 Riverwalk Ct., P.O. Box 102 Waterville, OH 43566 USA Phone: 419-878-2787 Email: Website:

Company Officers: Donna Frendt, 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 Suppliers Display, classifieds on the association website (, 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. 22 American Select Tubing/AST Filaments See Ad On Page 13 4005 DeWitt Ave. Mattoon, IL 61938 USA BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022

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35010 Paviola di S.Giorgio in Bosco (Padova) ITALY Phone: +39 049 9451067 Email: Website: Products: Bizzotto is a 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. The Bizzotto Company supplies automatic and semi-automatic machines (totally controlled by programmable logics on PC or on numerical control centers, with manmachine 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, crossboring, etc.), painting machinery (lacq-

uering), 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 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. 21

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2022 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY BoBuck Mills See Ad On Page 55 921 East Blvd., Chesterfield, SC 29709 USA Phone: 843-623-9287 Email: Website: Company Officer: Dennis Ricketts, Sales Manager Products: Woven polyester and cotton mop tape and other items. Can weave widths from 1/4-inch to 5 inches. A wide range of finishing options is available. A maker of narrow fabrics since 1951. 22. Bodam International Ltd. 903 Cirelli Court Aberdeen, MD 21001 USA Phone: 410-272-9797 Email: Website: Company Officer: Carlos Petzold, President Products: Borghi broom and brush manufacturing equipment – Staple-set, anchor-set, and twisted-in-wire manu-

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facturing machinery for all types of brooms and brushes. Also, trimmers, flaggers, cutters, strip brush machinery, mop manufacturing machinery, injection molds, and assembly and packing machinery are available from Borghi (; Carnevali Dino trimming units – Motorized clipper heads, monofilament hank cutters, metal wire hank cutters, rotary cutters, and specialty cutters for abrasive materials such as grit brushes (; Sima monofilament extrusion lines – Equipment and know-how to produce broom and brush monofilaments for PP, PET, PS, PBT, SAN and many other types of polymers. Sima also produces lines for manufacturing PET strapping and for concrete reinforcement monofilaments (; and, Unimac power brush manufacturing equipment and handle manufacturing equipment – Machinery and technology used to manufacture crimped-wire power brushes as well as twisted-knot power

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2022 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Phone: +39-059-953-3911 Email: Website: Company Officers: Paolo Roversi, President Products: Staple-set/anchor-set brush manufacturing machines of all types; trimmers, flaggers and finishing machinery for brooms and brushes; twisted-in-wire brush manufacturing machinery; strip brush manufacturing machinery; mop manufacturing machinery; injection molds; and, specialty machinery for automation, packaging, etc., of brooms, brushes and mops. Borghi is known as a leader in staple-set and anchor-set brush manufacturing machinery, sometimes referred to in the brush industry as “drilling and filling” machinery. Borghi also has many decades of experience in producing equipment for the production of twisted-inwire brushes. Borghi also offers production sol utions for mop manufacturing and various types of injection molds. Borghi not only provides the mold itself, but also helps with product design, prototyping and testing the injection molds for plastic parts. Understanding that customers need a continuous renewal of their product lines, and that this takes time between the various phases of engineering and development, Borghi is able to offer a prompt response to those needs. Borghi is a strong partner with the know-how to help customers to develop new ideas for injection-molded products, in absolute privacy. Borghi not only provides technology for brooms and brushes, but offers engineering capacity and technical manufacturing strength. Borghi also produces special types of equipment for manufacturing paintbrushes, paint roller assembly, and many types of mops. Borghi has been producing machinery for manufacturing strip brushes since 2004. Borghi goes beyond just providing equipment to produce “the product.” It provides specialty machinery, macro- and micro-assembly equipment and machinery to automate packaging and other requirements that a given product may require, before it is completely finished and ready to go into the warehouse or out the door. Borghi’s flexibility in offering custom solutions is what keeps its level of technology fresh and cutting-edge. PG 36

Contact Borghi s.p.a. or one of its agents. For machinery sales in the USA and Canada, contact: Bodam Int. Ltd., 903 Cirelli Court, Aberdeen, MD 21001, USA. Telephone: 410-272-9797; Fax: 410272-0799; Email:; Website:; Contact: Carlos Petzold, President or Miguel Medrano, Director of Marketing. For technical support and spare parts in the USA and Canada, contact: Borghi USA, Inc., 903 Cirelli Court, Aberdeen, MD 21001, USA. Phone: 410-272-9797, Fax: 410-272-0799, Email: usatec@ (technical support) and (spare parts). 22 Boucherie USA Inc. 8748 Gleason Dr. Knoxville, TN 37923 USA Phone: 865-247-6091 Email: Website: G.B. Boucherie N.V. Stuivenbergstraat 106 8870 Izegem, Belgium Phone: ++32 51 31 21 41 Email: Website: Company Officers: John Williams, President, Boucherie USA Inc.; Bart Boucherie Jr., President, GB Boucherie N.V. Products: Boucherie USA Inc., has been selling Boucherie brush machines, sophisticated multi-component injection molds and packaging equipment in North, Central and South America for more than 40 years. Boucherie products include tufting machines for brooms, household and personal care brushes, as well as toothbrushes. Household brush production lines: The Aeola concept of household brush machinery combines the advantages of Ovale technology with the simplicity and reduced footprint of a single filling tool machine. The very high speed and elimination of the index time gives this machine a very high output. Aeola is available as a manually loaded drill and fill machine, but also as a fully automated production cell. The Ovale is a high-output carrousel machine with two drills and two filling tools for the production of a wide variety of household brushes. The unique feature of this machine is that the carousel

moves from drilling to filling without a stop of the filling tools, which boosts the production. Full 5-axis control of the brush holders, on-board trimming and a very universal handle feeder make this a highly-automated yet flexible machine. The DMU machine is a small flexible drilling and filling machine with a very short change-over time. The brand new NM machine is a very compact and manually loaded machine for a wide variety of brooms and brushes. Loading happens far away from the continuously running filling tool, so the machine is safe yet as productive as many double headers. Toothbrush Production Lines and Work Centers: Boucherie has developed a variety of toothbrush manu facturing equipment. These range from the stand-alone Hepta tufting machine, through the Hepta-FM, which has an integrated finishing machine and a universal handle feeder, all the way up to the double-header Hepta-2-FM machine. All of these machines are now available with the new Hepta filling tool that runs at up to 1200 tufts per minute, and are completely re-engineered for ease of maintenance and affordability. For mass production of high quality toothbrushes, Boucherie has the very compact Hepta-2-FM double header, but also offers the double-headed or tripleheaded TB32-Flexi and TB33-Flexi cells. These can produce up to 80 brushes per minute when the filling tools run in parallel, or for complex brushes with two different hole sizes when the filling tools run sequentially. Because this type of machine is modular in its construction, flexibility is built into the concept of the machine. Anchorless Toothbrush Production Lines and Work Centers: In the field of machinery for the oral care industry, Boucherie established a leadership position in anchorless technology with the introduction of the AFT/CNC machine more than 20 years ago. With the new PTt machine, however, Boucherie is making a giant step in flexibility of brush designs and bringing anchorless toothbrush production to more toothbrush makers. The PTt machine works with normal toothbrush handles with pre-cored holes, and requires no brush head plate. This makes for more compact brush heads, with BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022

2022 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY a more comfortable brushing feeling because less plastic is holding the tufts. Block tufts, strip tufts and various combinations of tuft angles widen the range of design options for the toothbrush heads. The machine is very suitable for the processing of tapered filaments, and rubber elements can be integrated in the brush head, such as massaging fingers or tongue cleaners. The machine works with pre-cut filament pucks, and end-rounding of the bristle tips happens in-line in the fiberbox, without the need for inter mediate stocking or cumbersome transfers of raw materials. IDM Machine: The IDM is a compact carousel machine for the highspeed production of inter-dental and mascara brushes. It is now possible to produce up to 95 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 precut filaments. An integrated vision system for the automatic inspection of

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finished brushes is also available. The automatic brush handle assembly machine HMU is new: This compact machine will assemble up to 90 brush handles per minute onto interdental brushes, using a unique and patented ultrasonic embedding technique, resulting in a fast process that will give extremely high extraction forces. 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: Cooperating with ILLIG Maschinenbau GmbH, of Heilbronn, Germany, Boucherie now has available a high-performance packaging line for carton blisters in the range, allowing brushes to be placed in an ecologically friendly and attractive package. Furthermore, form, fill and seal blister packaging machines for trad itional blisters are available, in heat seal and high frequency seal versions, for toothbrushes and personal care brushes. All of these may be operated as stand-

alone machines or integrated into one or two tufting machines. 22 Briarwood Products LLC See Ad On Page 39 2900 Bradwell Ave. Cleveland, OH 44109 USA Phone: 216-398-1107 Email: Website: Products: Briarwood Products is an innovator and manufacturer of safe correctional cleaning tools. Its extensive product line is comprised of dust mop frames, brooms, brushes, squeegees, and more. All products in the line are made from a plastic that is unable to be sharpened into a weapon, adding an extra level of security to correctional facilities. The design of each cleaning tool enables it to be strong and durable, while disrupting an inmate’s ability of hand-crafting shanks and weapons. 22 Brosses Lacasse Inc. / Norman Brush Inc. 107 Authier St. St-Alphonse-de-Granby, QC J0E 2A0 CANADA Toll Free: 800-940-2829 Website:

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2022 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Products: Brosses Lacasse Inc./Norman Brush Inc. specializes 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. 22 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: Website: 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. 22 Brush Fibers, Inc. See Ad On Page 5 202 North Oak St. Arcola, IL 61910 USA Phone: 217-268-3012 Email: Website: Company Officers: Chris Monahan, President; Jaye Roberts, Customer Service Manager; Ian Moss, Bristle Trading 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. 22 Brush Technology Ltd 3 Throckley Ind Estate Newcastle, Tyne & Wear NE159EW ENGLAND Phone: +44 01912291666 Email: PG 38

Website: Products: Manufacturer of brushware and large injection moldings for industrial and municipal applications. 21 Bruske Products 7447 Duvan Dr. Tinley Park, IL 60477 USA Phone: 708-532-3800, Website: Products: Metal-backed floor brushes, power sweeping brushes, power scrubbing brushes, knob scrubs, washing brushes, deck scrubs, street sweeps, floor squeegees, sponges, upright brooms, metal cap upright brooms, counter dusters, lobby brooms, corn brooms, floor scrapers, concentrated soap, block floor brushes, and replacement squeegees for power scrubbing machines. 21 Carolina Brush 3093 Northwest Blvd., P.O. Box 2469 Gastonia, NC 28052-2469 USA Toll Free: 800-822-1160 Website: Products: Carolina Brush manufactures custom industrial strip brushes, staple-set brushes, twisted-in-wire brushes and more. Industrial brushes can be created in a broad range of sizes, and with a large number of filament types, channels and holders. 19 CiBrush Room 2003, Building 4, Timecourt, No. 6, Shuguang Xili, Chaoyang District Beijing, CHINA Toll Free: +86 10 58677998 Email: Website: Products: The biennial Shanghai International Brushes & Brush Making Industry Exhibition (CiBRUSH). 22 Composite Cutter Technology See Ad On Page 31 31632 N. Ellis Dr., Unit 210, Volo, IL 60073 USA Phone: 847-740-6875 Email: Website: Products: Cutting tools, wear parts and precision machining. Also, new and reconditioned tools, custom and standard tools, anvils, drills, inserts, rotary tools, shearing blades, stationary blades, trimmers and more. 22.

Corona Brushes, Inc. 5065 Savarese Cir. Tampa, FL 33634 USA Phone: 813-885-2525 Email: Website: Company Officers: Benjamin Waksman, President; Albert Waksman, Vice President Products: Corona Brushes, Inc., is a fourth-generation family company. Corona designs and constructs contractor painting tools to give optimum performance and durability. Its brushes and rollers are handmade to exacting standards to ensure this built-in quality. The primary goal of the company is to manufacture quality painting products. 22 Creative Poly, Inc. See Ad On Page 35 620 W. Lincoln Ave Rochelle, IL 61068 USA Phone: 815-562-9002 Email: Website: Company Officers: Walter Dudziak, Yolanda Garcia Products: Crown top broom sleeves; Straight shaped broom sleeves; Contour shaped broom sleeves (custom holes, knock outs for better fit); Brush bags (as small as 1.75 with half hole handle); Mop bags; and, Roll stock-plain or printed. 22 CWP Technologies 3881 West 150th St. Cleveland, OH 44111 USA Phone: 216-252-1190 Email: Website: 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. 21 Deco Products Co. See Ad On Page 28 506 Sanford St. Decorah, IA 52101 USA Phone: 563-387-9077 Email: Website: Company Officers: Chris Storlie, General Manager; Randy Tangen, Operation Manager; Mike Murphy, Engineer Manager; and BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022


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2022 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Dave Magner, Director of Sales & Marketing Products: Custom die cast, broom tips and handle ends. 22 Deligh Industries, Inc. P. O. Box 310-154 255 Conover St. Brooklyn, NY 11231 USA Phone: 718-875-1511 Website: 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. 19 Direct Mop Sales, Inc. See Ad On Page 32 7700 Schuele Rd. Atchison, KS 66002 Toll Free: 866-475-8667 Email: Website: Company Officer: Freddie Smith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Products: Dust mops, wet mops, microfiber wet mops, wet mop handles, dust mop handles, microfiber tube mops, microfiber flat mops, microfiber cloths, carpet bonnets and squeegees. No order minimums. 21 Distribuidora Perfect S.A. de C.V. Calle Cuatro No. 32 Naucalpan Edo de MEXICO 53370 Phone: 01800 7135801 Email: Website: 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. 21 DKSH Switzerland, Ltd. See Ad On Page 9 Wiesenstrasse 8 8034 Zurich, SWITZERLAND Phone: +41 79 7854657 Website: Products: Various types of bristle, fiber PG 40

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 or call 978-290-0731. 22 Dorden & Company, Inc. a/k/a Dorden Squeegee™© 7446 Central Ave., P. O. Box 10247 Detroit, MI 48210 USA Phone: 313-834-7910, 313-407-7557 Email: Website: Company Officer: Bruce M. Gale, President/Managing Director Products: Manufacturing “The World’s Finest Squeegees™©” and made in the USA. Dorden is a contract manufacturer of floor and heavy-duty commercial, industrial and specialty high quality “Not Just For Windows - Window Squeegees™©.” Dorden can seamlessly expand a customer’s product line and increase the bottom line through its “Dorden Private Label Customer-Centric Tailored Squeegee Program™©” to fit specific needs. 22 Draper Knitting Company 28 Draper Lane Canton, MA 02021 USA Phone: 781-828-0029 Email: Website: Products: Draper develops and manufactures contractor-grade paint roller and buffing pad materials for some of the most well-known national brands. 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 165 years, creating fabrics for a variety of technical, sustainable and protective applications. 22 DuPont Filaments — Americas, LLC See Ad On Page 7 Washington Works Plant 8480 DuPont Road, Bldg. 158 Washington, WV 26181 USA

Toll Free: 800-635-9695 Phone: 304-863-4908 Email: Website: 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. 21 Ebser Mechanical Engineering Schönauer Str. 34 D-79674 Todtnau, GERMANY Phone: +49 7671 992308-0 Email: Website: Products: Drilling as well as tufting machines for brooms, household, industrial, cosmetic, and personal care brushes. Trimming, cleaning and flagging machines. Hot stamping and labeling machines. Special machines for brushes, up to 360mm filling-tool stroke. As well as ball-head coloring machines for hairbrushes. EBSER also overhauls used machines. For over 100 years, Ebser has produced machines for the brush industry. It builds machines with the high quality, 100 percent made in Germany, 24 month guarantee. Machines have an ergonomic structure for the best working condition. Easy to learn as well as to work with. Also, direct, free of charge hotline service. 21 Epic Resins 600 Industrial Blvd. Palmyra, WI 53156 USA Phone: 262-495-3400 Email: Website: 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 BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022

2022 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY 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 manufacturing and formulating materials. 21 Evansville Association For The Blind EAB Industries P. O. Box 6445 500 N. Second Ave. Evansville, IN 47719 USA Phone: 812-422-1181 Email: Website: Company Officers: Karla Horrell, Executive Director & Controller; John Niehaus, Director, Industrial Division 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. 22 F.M. Brush Co., Inc. See Ad On Page 25 70-02 72nd Place Glendale, NY 11385 USA Phone: 718-821-5939 Email: Website: Company Officers: Jeffrey A. Mink, President; Gregory F. Mink; Jacqueline M. Mink; and Michael A. Mink Products: Artist brushes for painting as well as specialty brushes for a wide range of industrial applications. Fill materials include an assortment of both natural hairs and synthetic fibers. Handles are offered in a multitude of lengths, shapes and finishes. All brushes are made by FM Brush, NY, and FM Brush, Thailand. Private label and custom brushes are available. Family owned and operated since 1929. 22 Felton, Inc. 7 Burton Dr. Londonderry, NH 03053 USA Phone: 603-425-0200 Email: Website: Products: Custom brushes and technical assemblies. 21 Fibratexsa P. O. Box 118 San Pedro Sula, HONDURAS Website: BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022

Products: Mop making machinery including loop end and deck mop machines, sewing stations, automatic cutters and more. 21 Fili & Forme SRL Via del Lavoro, 10 41018 San Cesario sul Panaro (MO) ITALY Phone: ++39059921462 Email: Website: Products: Product line includes: Monofilaments in PVC that can be produced as UV resistant for long lasting under sun exposure, and anti-bacterial to reduce and avoid the formation of offensive odors; monofilaments in polypropylene, PS and SAN. Fili & Forme produces monofilaments for various markets including 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. 21 Filkemp - Industria de Filamentos, S.A. See Ad On Page 15 Rua Francisco Lyon de Castro 28 Mem Martins 2725-397 PORTUGAL Phone: +351 21 922 6416 Email: Website: Products: Custom-made abrasive filaments based on PA6, PA 6.10 and PA 6.12, used in polishing and deburring tool accessories worldwide. Great variety of grits available. Filkemp also produces polyamide and polyester monofilaments for fishing, technical applications, 3D printing and agricultural appliances. 18 Filmop USA 13410 Hwy 105 West Conroe, TX 77304 USA Phone: 888-741-0707 Email: Website: Products: Designing, manufacturing and distribution of engineered cleaning systems for health care and facility environments. Products include cleaning carts, linen collection hampers, mobile trash cans, buckets/wringers, microfiber mops (reuseable and disposable), handles, mop holders, dusters, microfiber cloths, and bucketless mops. 22 Fuller Industries LLC 1 Fuller Way Great Bend, KS 67530 USA

Toll Free: 800-227-2961 Website: Products: FullPro, Franklin Cleaning Technology, Trumix DC2 and Masury Columbia. 22 G.D.F. S.R.L. unipersonale See Ad On Page 19 Via Mazzini 27 Bazzano 40053 Valsamoggia ITALY Phone: +39 051830189 Email: Website: Company Officer: Gabriella De Franceschi Products: Foamed and solid plastic blocks, metal handles, telescopic poles, buckets, mops and cleaning tools. 22 Gator Cleaning Products, LLC 725 McKinley St. Eugene, OR 97402 USA Website: Products: Clean grout two to eight times faster with the multi-brush head Grout Gator. Featuring an award-winning and patented design, the Grout Gator is saving time for both homeowners and professional cleaners. 22 Giori Srl Via Francesca 2942 Larciano, Pistoia, Tuscany 51036 ITALY Phone: 0039-0573-84564 Email: Website: Company Officer: Paolo Giori, General Manager; Dr. Alessandro Giori, Sales Manager; Simone Cerchiai, Project Manager; and, Erasmo Perani, Technical Manager Recycling, Washing and Extrusion Plants Products: Specialists in the production of: Automatic machines for the manufacturing of mops, Kentucky loop and cut end mops; trimming and flagging machines for brushes and brooms; monofilament lines and recycling, washing and granulation plants for plastic materials. 22 Golden Star Inc. 6445 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, KS 66202 USA Phone: 816-842-0233 Email: Website: Products: Golden Star is a full line, vertically integrated manufacturer of PG 41


professional surface cleaning tools, systems and accessories since 1908. The company offers private branding capabilities and marketing tools to better grow customers’ brands. Products include wet and dust mops, microfiber pads and cloths, dusters, bonnets, corn brooms, push brooms and hardware and single use disposable products. 21 Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. See Ad On Page 33 3737 Capitol Ave. City of Industry, CA 90601 USA Phone: 323-724-7777 Email: Website: 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, tubefitting 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. 22 Gornell Brush 2241 N. Knox Ave. Chicago, IL 60639 USA Phone: 773-489-2330 Email: Website: Products: Gornell built its reputation as a 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 manu-factures staple set and wire-drawn brushes for industry, using all types of PG 42

wire, synthetic and natural fill materials. Will imprint and private label brushes for the brush industry. CAD/CAM design available. Special packaging is offered to meet specific requirements. 21 Gover Horowitz & Blunt Ltd. 15 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PS UNITED KINGDOM Phone: +44 207 838-7000 Email: Website: Products: Synthetic monofilaments (PVC, PPN, PET, nylon, etc), bassine, palmyra, coco, tampico and cotton mop yarn. 21 H. Arnold Wood Turning, Inc. See Ad On Page 3 220 White Plains Rd., Suite 245 Tarrytown, NY 10591 USA Phone: 914-381-0801 Email: Website: Products: Broom and mop handles; lawn, garden and agricultural tool handles; snow shovel handles; concrete prep handles; grill and pizza handles; squeegee handles; plunger handles; dowels and dowel handles; turned and shaped handles; brush blocks; mouldings; CNC and shaped parts; most finishing and secondary work available. 21

Ha-Ste Manufacturing, Inc. P. O. Box 168 Union City, IN 47390 USA Phone: 800-228-6677 (MOPS) or, 937-968-4858 Email: Website: 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. 21 Hahl Inc., a Div. of Perlon The Filament Co. See Ad On Page 11 126 Glassmaster Rd. Lexington, SC 29072 USA Phone: 803-359-0706 Email: Website: Products: Synthetic bristle in diameters ranging from .003” - .120” featuring nylon

6, nylon 66, nylon 612, nylon 610, polyester PBT, and polypropylene; Abrasive fibers in diameters ranging from .010” - .070” featuring nylon 6, nylon 612, nylon 610 with abrasive grit types Silicon Carbide (SC), Aluminum Oxide (AO), Ceramic (KK) and Diamond (DM). Specialty innovative fibers are also a big part of Hahl/Perlon product offering: nylon 6 flaggeable, nylon 6 UL94VO, nylon 6 “anti-static,” nylon 6 “conductive,” nylon “HT,” polyester “metal detectable,” HT150 (PPS), HT-250 (PEEK) and a full range of toothbrush filaments. 22 Haviland Corporation P. O. Box 769 200 S. Hwy. U Linn, MO 65051 USA Phone: 573-897-3672 Email: Website: Products: Since 1946, Haviland Corporation continues to manufacture premium floor and window squeegees; waterbrooms; replacement blades for sweeper scrubbers; and paving tools in the United States. The newest addition to Haviland’s floor squeegee selection is the Quick Flip. This versatile squeegee features a blade on each side of the frame. Choose the same type of blade on both sides and increase the life of the unit, or choose different blades to be used on different surfaces. The product saves time, money, and provides more options. 22 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: Website: Products: HIMESA is a Latin American textile producer. Its textiles spin a wide array of cotton, rayon blends, Acrylex®, synthetics, anti-microbial 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, deck mops, dust mops and disposables). It also offers an assortment of custom mops such as lay flat style, double tailbanded BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022


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 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. 21

Germany. The quadrennial trade fair includes suppliers and displays of machinery, materials and accessory equipment designed for the international broom, brush, paint roller and mop industries. 21

Industrial Brush Corporation 763 E. Commerce Dr. St. George, UT 84790 USA Phone: 435-673-7500 Email: Website: 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. 21

Jason Mills, LLC 440 S. Main St. Milltown, NJ 08850 USA Phone: 732-651-7200 Email: Website: Company Officers: Michael Lavroff, CEO/President; Brenda Stamboulian, Director of Sales & Marketing Products: Jason Mills manufactures many different industrial knit materials for use in at least a dozen various industries. For janitorial supply Jason Mills has whittled the line to three durable mesh materials for use as heavy-duty abrasives for mops and squeegees. 22

InterBrush (Tentatively Scheduled) Messe Freiburg Neuer Messplatz 1 79108 Freiburg, Germany Phone: +49 761 3881 3400 Email: Website: Products: InterBrush is scheduled for May 24-26, 2024, at Messe Freiburg, in Freiburg, BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022

The InterWire Group 355 Main St. Armonk, NY 10504 USA Toll Free: 800-699-6633 Website: Products: National distributor of wire for the brush, broom, mop and other industries. 22

Jersey Jerry Broomsquire 911 Larkspur Pl., S. Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 USA Phone: 856-222-0713 Email: Products: Broomcorn seed for multicolored broomcorn, designed for machine harvest with three genetic traits: (1.) 4-5 foot tall, (2.) stem/peduncle longer than 12 inches, (3.) top leaf/boot covers only little of brush for easy drying. Also easier to cut by machete than pull by hand. Also available, directions for making a machine/reaper to harvest/cut broomcorn designed for the machine (see YouTube video of broomcorn harvester designed by Dr. Sam Moyer); and directions for making a mini cutter from a string trimmer. Also directions for making broom winders. 22 Jones Yarn - Jones Family of Companies 312 S. 14th Ave. Humboldt, TN 38343 USA Toll Free: 800-238-8334 Phone: 731-784-2832 Email:

Website: Company Officers: William Ralph Jones III, Executive Chairman; CP Davis, Chief Executive Officer & President; Doug McIlvaine, Chief Financial Officer; Andrew Dailey, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development Products: Jones Yarn offers USAproduced and globally sourced yarns engineered to meet the performance requirements of the floor care industry no matter what the market: healthcare, hospitality, food service, retail or jan/san. Yarns are produced with various spinning technologies using fiber blends of cotton/polyester, rayon/polyester, cotton/ polyester/rayon, anti-microbial/ cotton, anti-microbial/rayon and microfiber blends. Trademarked yarns include RF-Yarns™Recycled Fiber Yarns, Enviro-Color™ Yarns, AM-Yarns™ - Anti-microbial, and nWET™ - non-woven edge trim. In addition to the variety of yarns, Jones offers mop tape, mesh and sewing thread. The Jones Next Generation product line includes microfiber tube mops, microfiber towels, microfiber carpet bonnets, synthetic carpet bonnets and cotton carpet bonnets. Also available are yarn for wet mops, dust mops and finishing mops. Jones Yarn’s other services include product testing, customer exclusive product develop ment, sales training, market intelligence, warehousing, supply-chain management and logistics services. 22 Justman Brush Company 5401 F St. Omaha, NE 68117 USA Toll Free: 800-800-6940 Email: Website: Products: Justman Brush is an American manufacturer of twisted-in-wire, staple-set and heat-fused hygienic brushes. ISO 2015:9001 registered. Justman’s reputation is built on 90 years of production for the commercial, industrial, laboratory scientific, medical, water treatment, and foodservice industries, with capabilities to manufacture to customer specifications. With two acquisitions in 2017, including Tucel Industries, Justman is a leading manufacturer of metalfree, color-coded foodservice grade brushes. Products include: Brooms, squeegees, handheld scrubs, counter dusters, parts cleaning PG 43

2022 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY brushes, small to large utility brushes, tank and vat brushes, sieve cleaning brushes, nail brushes and rotary drill attachment scrubbing brushes. 20 Keystone Plastics Inc. 3451 S. Clinton Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080 USA Toll Free: 800-635-5238 Email: Website: Products: Extruded polypropylene filaments (custom color match) will meet exact specifications. 21 La Crosse Brush, Inc. 3235 George St. La Crosse, WI 54603 USA Toll Free: 888-683-7491 Email: Website: Products: Manufacturer of brooms and brushes for various industries: color-coded products for food processing, including brooms, brushes, squeegees, fiberglass handles, shovels, scoops and scrapers, etc.; industrial/maintenance brooms and brushes, including floor sweeps, scrub brushes, counter brushes, wood handles, etc.; and, various brooms and brushes for the dairy industry, including tank brushes, barn brooms, scrub brushes, etc. 22 Lafitte Mop Co., Inc. P. O. Box 577 Villa Rica, GA 30180 USA Phone: 770-459-5966 Email: Website: Company Officers: John Lafitte, President; Cathy Lafitte, Secretary Products: USA-made products including: Looped-end and conventional cut-end mopheads in rayon, cotton and blended yarns-white and colors; stick mops, all sizes and yarn types; specialty mops including non-woven mops. Additional products: brooms, brushes and handles. 22 Lambskin Specialties 250 Dufferin Ave. Winnipeg, MB R2W 5J1 CANADA Toll Free: 800-665-0202 Email: Website: Products: Manufacturer of DUST WAND wool dusters, wash mitts, Window Pro PG 44

stripwashers, applicator pads, Floor Master polishing bonnets, and VacGuard Bumper Pillow. Also available, feather and synthetic dusters, glider microfiber mops, utility handles, natural synthetic chamois, squeegees, the Biomop biodegradable floor/wall duster, pad holder and MultiFlex flexible multi-purpose tool. 18

brushes, shank brushes, end brushes, disc brushes, strip 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, tube and pipeline, wood working, automotive, and aircraft industries and others. 22

Lanoco Specialty Wire Products, Inc. 7 John Rd. Sutton, MA 01590 USA Phone: 508-865-1500 Website: 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. 21

Libman Company, The 1 Libman Way Arcola, IL 61910 USA Toll-Free: 800-646-6262 Email: Website: Products: Mops, brooms, brushes, buckets, squeegees, dusters, dust pans, sponges, gloves, and more. Libman manufactures the vast majority of its products, from raw materials to finished goods, in its 1.6-millionsquare-foot plant in Central Illinois. 22

Lemieux Spinning Mill, Inc. See Ad On Front Cover 125 Route 108 Est., C.P. 2039 St. Ephrem, Beauce QC G0M 1R0 CANADA Phone: 418-484-2169 Email: Website: 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. 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. 22 Lessmann GmbH The German Brush Company Lucas-Schultes-Str. 2 Oettingen 86732 GERMANY Phone: 0049 9082 707 0 Email: Website: Products: Brushes made in Germany: technical brushes, industrial brushes, wheel brushes, bevel brushes, hand brushes, interior

Loos & Co., Inc. Jewel Wire Division See Ad On Page 29 16B Mashamoquet Rd. Pomfret Center, CT 06259 USA Phone: 860-928-7981 Email: Website: 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, and galvanized low carbon steel. All alloys are available pin crimped, gear crimped, or straight (level). 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. 21 M2 Professional Cleaning Products LTD 59 Talman Ct. Concord, ON L4K 4L5 CANADA Phone: 905-738-2007 Email: Website: Company Officers: Gabriel Marino, President; Franca Marino, Office Manager Products: Buckets and wringers, wet mops, dust mops, angle brooms, push brooms, assorted brushes. 22 BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022


BROOM, BRUSH & MOP MAGAZINE The following form will be used to compile a company profile to be included in the 2023 May/June issue of BBM. This is an international suppliers directory that will be read all year long by broom, brush and mop manufacturers.









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2022 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Madison Steel 977 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE #204 Atlanta, GA 30306 USA Phone: 404-343-4855 Email: Website: Products: Steel Wire: music wire, duct wire, broom wire, hand-drawn wire, oil tempered, chrome silicon, high/low carbon, patented wire; Stranded products: PC strand, galvanized PC strand, aircraft cable, guy strand; Reinforcing products: rebar, wire mesh, PC wire. 20 Magnolia Brush Manufacturers, Ltd. P. O. Box 932 - 1001 N. Cedar Clarksville, TX 75426 USA Phone: 903-427-2261 Email: Website: Products: Full line of floor, street, garage brushes; deck, scrub brushes; floor and window squeegees; dust mops; wet mops; microfiber; galvanized pails; tubs; detail brushes; and other assorted maintenance items. 22 Malish Corporation, The 7333 Corporate Blvd. Mentor, OH 44060 USA Phone: 440-951-5356 Email: Website: Company Officers: Terry J. Malish, Chairman; Jeff Malish, President & CEO; Dan Kirtz, Chief Operations Officer Products: Manufacturer of commercial and industrial floor machine brushes and accessories including a full range of rotary brushes, pad drivers, bristled floor pads, carpet cleaning brushes, grit brushes, foodservice/color-coded brushes, grill brushes and janitorial brushes to the company’s concrete and terrazzo restoration and polishing system. Founded in 1945. 22 Marco Kracht Via L Biagi, 55/C15 20099 Sesto San Giovanni, MI ITALY Phone: 0039-02-24416854 Email: Website: Products: Flagging knives, blades for trimming units, blades for cutting metal pipe of broom handles, needles for Dal Maschio and other machine manufacturers for sewing corn brooms and similar types of brooms. 22 PG 46

MFC, Ltd. 1904 Freight St. Laredo, TX 78041 USA Phone: 956-724-5191 Email: Website: Products: Tampico fibers, union mix, semipatent fiber, palmyra, bassine, horsehair, horsehair mixtures with tampico fiber and/or synthetic filaments; boar bristle mixtures (natural and/or with synthetics), paintbrush mixtures of synthetic and natural bristles; and tipping, flagging, dyeing and mixing of tapered synthetic filaments for paintbrush industry. 21 MGG North America Inc. 8050 Corporate Center Dr., Suite 100 A, Charlotte, NC 28226 USA Phone: 724-713-2224 Email: Website: Products: Production technology for the paintbrush industry. 22 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:, Products: Specializing in all types of brooms, brushes, mops, squeegees, paint rollers and related products. Special order products are available for machinery and equipment, including oversize paint rollers, brushes and squeegees. Prototypes, long and short runs invited. 22 Mileva Srl Via Gerbolina 36 Viadana, MN 46019 ITALY Phone: +39-0375-785912 Email: Website: Products: Mileva was founded in 1976 and is involved in the business of molding plastic materials for the production of blocks for cleaning articles. It operates in two establishments on a total area of 16,000 mqs in Viadana (MN), in the north of Italy. Mileva Srl offers a wide range of standard plastic blocks for brooms, brushes, floor brushes and squeegees, manufactured in foamed or solid polypropylene, also with coinjected rubber. 19

Mill-Rose Company, The See Ad On Page 23 7995 Tyler Blvd. Mentor, OH 44060 USA Toll Free: 800-321-3533 Email: Website: Company Officers: Greg Miller; Larry Miller Products: U.S. manufacturer of twistedwire brushes and a global market leader for brushes of all uses. 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. Choose from thousands of “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 specializes in designing and manufacturing brushes used in new and unique applications. This may require modifying one of the thousands of standard and not-so-standard brushes it manufactures on a regular basis. If a brush requirement calls for a completely new design, Mill-Rose can design it and make it from configurations for unique applications. 22 Milliken Machine 625 3rd St. Newark, NJ 07107 USA Phone: 973-485-3630 Email: Website: Products: Semi-automatic paintbrush nailing equipment. Brush pins/nails. 22 Milwaukee Dustless Brush 3737 Capitol Ave. City of Industry, CA 90601 USA Phone: 323-724-7777 Email: Website: 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 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 BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022

2022 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY brushes, block brushes, nail brushes, bowl brushes, scrub brushes, and tank brushes. 22 Monahan Filaments, LLC 215 Egyptian Trail Arcola, IL 61910 USA Phone: 217-268-4957 Customer Service: 888-833-1097 Email: Website: Company Officer: Matt Monahan, President; Jon Monahan, Sales 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 temperature nylon filaments for demanding applications and V0 grade nylon. 22 Monahan Partners, Inc. See Ad On Page 16 202 N. Oak St. Arcola, IL 61910 USA Phone: 217-268-5771 Website: Company Officers: Kevin Monahan, President; Pat Monahan, Ambassador; Matt Short, Vice President 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 selfassembly. Monahan Partners offers popular plastic and metal janitor quick changes and grippers (jaws), household and janitor springs 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 cotton heads as well as wedge mop heads and frames. Monahan Partners also sells broom BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022

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; dust pans; large and small angle brooms; and a popular, made in USA, economical, patented lobby dust pan. The company is also a leading producer of fiberglass handle mopsticks. In addition, Monahan Partners is offering a patentpending, stainless steel, 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. 22 Thomas Monahan Co., The 202 N. Oak St. Arcola, IL 61910 USA Phone: 217-268-4955 Email: Website: Company Officers: Tim, Jon, Matt, and Chris Monahan. Products: The Thomas Monahan Company is the parent of the Monahan family of companies – Brush Fibers, Inc. (natural filaments); Monahan Filaments (synthetic filaments); and PelRay Inter national Company. See separate listings for these companies. The Thomas Monahan Company manufactures and sells component parts for the manufacture of brooms, brushes, and mops. It has proven sources in the USA, China, Mexico and around the world. 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. 22 Mount Joy Wire Corp. 1000 E. Main St. Mount Joy, PA 17552 USA Phone: 717-653-1461 Toll Free: 800-321-2305 Email: Website: 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. 21 Mr. LongArm, Inc. P.O. Box 377, 400 Walnut St. Greenwood, MO 64034 USA Toll Free: 800-821-3508 Email: Website: Products: Extension poles, cleaning brushes, flow-thru cleaning products, deck stain applicators, paint rollers, paint pad applicators, light bulb changers, dusters, window cleaning products and solar panel cleaning kits. 19 Multi Brosses Inc. 300 Rue Principale St. Jules, QC G0N 1R0 CANADA Toll Free: 418-397-1870 Website: Products: Manufacturer of brushes, brooms, mops and handles. 19 National Wire & Metal Technologies, Inc. 22 Carolina St. Jamestown, NY 14701 USA Phone: 716-661-9180 Email: Products: U.S. Manufacturer of cleaning products, household & commercial mops: sponge mops, butterfly mops, roller mops, dust mops, deck mops, clamp jaw mops, lay flat mops, quick change mops, spring and lever mops, stirrup mops, and twist mops. Mop & dust heads: cotton, rayon, nylon and synthetic blends in various colors and sizes. Floor squeegees: 18”, 24”, 30”, 36”, black, gray, non-marking, moss, sponge, rubber, PVC, neoprene and hi-temp silicone. Brooms: metal cap, upright brooms, track and switch brooms. Broom hardware: push broom braces, connectors, scrapers, broom bands, rivets and handles. Brush hardware: wire brush scrappers. Mop hardware: ferrules, t-bars, t-nuts, mop brands, rivets, staples, mop hardware, dust mop hardware. Furniture and barrel hardware: chair supports, bed fasteners, corner braces, barrel closure hardware. 21 Newton Broom & Brush Co. 1508 W. Jourdan St. Newton, IL 62448 USA Phone: 618-783-4424 Email: Website: PG 47

2022 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY 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. 21 Nexstep Commercial Products (O-Cedar Commercial) 1450 W. Ottawa Rd. Paxton, IL 60957 USA Toll Free: 800-252-7666 Email: Website: Company Officers: Todd Leventhal, President; Joel Hastings, General Manager; Steve Keller, CFO; Erin E. Busch, Vice President of Sales & Marketing Products: Nexstep Commercial Products is the exclusive licensee of O-Cedar products for the commercial cleaning market. OCedar is one of the most recognized and prominent manufacturers of cleaning tools in the USA and Nexstep’s commercial grade tools truly deliver on the well-known slogan “Makes Your Life Easier.” The company’s products are manufactured and distributed in jan/san, foodservice and industrial markets. Over 70 percent of the products are made in the USA, including angle brooms and wet mops. Nexstep’s full line includes microfiber products, mops with handles, mopsticks, mop bucket and wringers, cleaning equipment, waste containers, dust mops, plastic brooms, dust pans, floor sweeps, brushes, handles, bathroom accessories, squeegees and scrapers, dusters, gloves, corn brooms, and rotary brushes. The company is dedicated to providing innovative, top quality products at very competitive prices and world class customer service. 22 Norshel Industries, Inc. 2933 River Rd. Croydon, PA 19021 USA Toll Free: 800-255-6677 Email: Website: Company Officers: Eric Leibowitz; Aaron Leibowitz Products: Manufacturer of wet mops and handles. Importer and master wholesaler of a complete line of janitorial and industrial products. Servicing distributors in the jan/san, food service, educational, industrial, hospitality, construction and health care industries. 20 PG 48

Nyco Products Company 5332 Dansher Rd. Countryside, IL 60525 USA Phone: 708-579-9898 Website: 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. 22 O’Dell Corporation P.O. Box 540 Ware Shoals, SC 29646 USA Toll Free: 800-342-2843 Email: Website: Products: Wet mops, dust mops, handles, brushes, janitor carts, microfiber. 21 Padco Inc., USA 3501 Broadway St., N.E. Minneapolis, MN 55413 USA Phone: 612-378-7270 Toll Free: 800-328-5513 Email: Website: Company Officers: Anna MacCormick, CEO; Lauren MacCormick, Vice President Operations; John MacCormick, National Sales Manager Products: Paint pads, floor finish applicators, flocked rollers, paint sundries. 22 Parts Brush by Lisle Corporation 807 E. Main St. Clarinda, IA 51632 USA Phone: 712-542-5101 Email: Website: Products: Automotive parts cleaning and detailing brushes. 21 Paul Brothers & Co. Bros India Group, Muhamma Alappuzha, Kerala 688525 INDIA Phone: 91 478 2862344 / 2863593/2864434 Email: Website: Company Officers: John Jose, Executive Director Products: Natural palmyra fiber; oiled palmyra fiber; bassine (dyed palmyra fiber); extra fine palmyra stalks (natural and dyed); regular natural stalks (RN5); mixture of palmyra fiber and stalks (50/50,

60/40, 70/30); union mixture of poly and palmyra fiber (50/50, 60/40, 80/20). Natural floor furnishing of coir, jute rubber, cotton (mats, matting rolls, rugs and carpets), erosion control products, agricultural and horticultural products. 22 PelRay International Co., a division of Brush Fibers, Inc. See Ad On Page 2 4712 Macro San Antonio, TX 78218 USA Phone: 210-757-4640 Email: Website:; Company Officers: Chris Monahan, CEO; Bart Pelton, President; Ron Cherryholmes, Vice President; Raquel Estrada, Controller; Roberto Sixtos, Director of Mexico Operations Products: As a divsion of Brush Fibers, Inc., PelRay can offer its customers a complete line of natural fibers with additional product lines to serve all cleaning industry supply needs. From natural fibers (broomcorn, African grass, palmyra and Tampico) to mop yarn (blended, cotton, rayon, natural or dyed) to OEM products made to customer specifications (angle broom heads, corn brooms or mops) to handles (wood or metal), PelRay has it available and can ship in mixed loads to help customers manage their inventories better. Need items shipped with bar codes already on the box or item? PelRay can do that too, and box them to meet customers’ specifications. Are you now working with Amazon to ship products or opened your own e-commerce website? We can supply special handles in three parts ready to assemble by the customer to save you shipping costs by using smaller boxes. For those customers looking for products “made in the USA,” PelRay can supply poplar and pine handles. Several species of imported wood handles are also in stock. Serving the growing artisan and crafters market, Caddy Supply Company stocks an extensive inventory for those who need “craft” broomcorn, wire, stitching needles, twine and more. 22 Perfex Corporation 32 Case St. Poland, NY 13431 USA Phone: 800-848-8483 Email: Website: Products: Cleanroom mopping systems, BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022

2022 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY cleanroom mops, color-coded brooms and brushes, hygienic material handling tools, laboratory brushes, natural fiber brooms and chisel brooms. 21 Pogliani SRL Via Volta 7/A 23845 Costa Masnaga (LC) ITALY Phone: 0039 031856986 Email: Website: Products: All kinds of raw materials for the brush, broom and paintbrush industries. This includes wires, synthetic filaments, and natural fibers. 22 Precision Brush Company 6700 Parkland Blvd. Solon, OH 44139 USA Toll Free: 800-252-4747 Website: 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, temp erature 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. 22 Premier Mop & Broom 2395 Railroad St. Corona, CA 92878 USA Toll Free: 800-959-3402 Email: Website: Products: Premier Mop & Broom is a fullline manufacturer of wet mops, dust mops, corn brooms and related products. It BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022

specializes in manufacturing custom private label products made to customer specifications. The company has been manufacturing products in the USA for over 65 years. 21 Proveedora Mexicana de Monofilamentos, S.A. de C.V. (PMM) See Ad On Page 18 Oriente 217 No. 190 Agricola Oriental 08500 Mexico City MEXICO Phone: 00 5255 5763 86 63 Email: Website: 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. 22 Purdy Professional Painting Tools 101 W. Prospect Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115 USA Toll Free: 800-547-0780 Email: Website: Products: Purdy offers a broad assortment of professional paintbrushes, roller covers, prep tools, storage, organization and painting accessories. 21 Reit Price Company 532 W. Chestnut St. Union City, IN 47390 USA Phone: 765-964-3252 Email: Website: Products: Janitorial floor supplies featuring “Black Cat” metal band mops, handles, squeegees, floor brushes and scrapers, along with traditional sewn band and screw type mops, brooms, dust mops, microfiber pads and cleaning cloths. 21 Remco Products 4735 W. 106th St. Zionsville, IN 46077 USA Phone: 317-876-9856 Email: Website: Products: Offers both Remco and Vikan

lines of hygienically designed color-coded products made specifically for areas where sanitation is critical, including the food, HORECA, and pharmaceutical industries. Remco provides one-piece lightweight shovels, mixing paddles, scrapers, metal detectable tools, tubs and lids. Remco also carries Vikan’s hand and floor brushes, waterfed products, squeegees, buckets, pad holder systems, paddle/floor scrapers, tube and valve brushes, and wall brackets. 21 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: Products: Company offers paint rollers, covers and trays. Private label is the company’s special-ty. Rol-Brush is a prime manufacturer, an OEM source and is a member of the American Brush Manufacturers Association. 22 Roth Composite Machinery GmbH Bauhofstr. 2 D-35239 Steffenberg, Germany Phone: +49 6464 9150-0 Email: Website:; Products: For over 100 years, Roth Composite Machinery — formerly known as Schlesinger — has been developing, manufacturing and selling universal production machines for the brush industry. Its focus centers on providing advanced and high-performance constructions, versatility and user-friendly operability. Various machine versions can be developed by Roth — from basic to high-end. The portfolio at Roth Composite Machinery also includes coating and filter pleating machines, as well as machinery for the manufacture of lightweight components by using the filament winding process. 21 Royal Paint Roller Mfg. Corp. See Ad On Page 12 248 Wyandanch Ave. West Babylon, NY 11704 USA Phone: 631-643-8012 Email: PG 49

2022 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY 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 Jim covers, plus roller frames, trays, paintbrushes and a full line of painting accessories for the professional and do-it-yourself markets. Providing top quality paint rollers and painting accessories for the professional and do-it-yourself markets for over 50 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. 19 Schaefer Brush Mfg., LLC 1101 S. Prairie Ave. Waukesha, WI 53186 USA Phone: 262-547-3500 Website: 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. 22 Shanghai Jiasheng Products Co., LTD See Ad On Page 37 33 Lane, Huanqiao Rd., Pudong Shanghai Shanghai 201315 CHINA Phone: +86-21-50890438 Website: Products: Shanghai Jiasheng Products is a one- stop source for high quality professional cleaning products with competitive prices and good service. The company offers a variety of dust mops and wet mops, covering the full range of yarns, styles and prices. Also offered 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, dust pans and brooms, brushes, etc. The company also offers OEM and R&D services. 22 Shurhold Industries, Inc. 3119 SW 42nd Ave. PG 50

Palm City, FL 34990 USA Phone: 772-287-1313 Website: Products: Brushes, mops, brooms, handles, and cleaning chemicals. 21 SIBO S.r.l. See Ad On Page 27 Via Alfredo Di Dio, 215 Ornavasso (VB) 28877 ITALY Phone: +39 0323 837205, +39 335 61 55 082 Email: Website: Company Officers: Alberto Brusa Antonini, Maria Castelnovo, Graziano Brusa Antonini Products: Special customized machines for wood working; CNC transfers for the production of knife handles, wooden spoons, paintbrush handles, brushes etc. Automatic mechanic or CNC machines to work the profile of wooden elements. Prototypes and machines on request. 22 Sieko Brushware (India) Sieko House, 4/15, Bagichi St. Vishwas Nagar, Shahdara, Dehli - 110032 INDIA Phone: +91 11 45645617/ +91 9810448228 Email:,, Products: Indian bristles, butt cutt bristles, and extra stiff bristles. 21 S.M. Arnold, Inc. 7901 Michigan Ave. St. Louis, MO 63111 USA Phone: 314-544-4103 Email: Website: Company Officers: Joseph Arnold, President; Sanford Arnold, Executive Vice President Products: Brite’n up line of sponges and scrubbing pads, scrub brushes, wash brushes, push brooms, upright brooms, floor squeegees, counter dusters, dust pans, sheepskin chamois, water sprite drying cloth, dragon glide drying towel, sure-dri towel, microfiber towels, terry towels, water blades, wool buffing and polishing pads, foam buffing and polishing pads, velocity machines, wash mops, wash mitts, bottles, triggers and more. 22

Spiral Brushes Inc. 1355 Commerce Dr. Stow, OH 44224 USA Toll Free: 800-888-2861 Phone: 330-686-2861 Email: Website: Company Officers: Ernest R. (Chip) Preston, President; Charles Nichols, Sales Manager; Cheryl Ellis, Sales Associate Products: Wire brushes, industrial brushes, custom brushes, power brushes, strip brushes and wound cylinder brushes with steel, stainless, brass, or synthetic fill materials. Brush design engineering available. 22 St. Nick Brush Co. See Ad On Page 10 P. O. Box 15 Burton, OH 44021 USA Toll Free: 800-798-1269; 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. Products listed as brushes and brooms: street brooms, floor sweeps, scrub brushes and concrete finishing brushes, specializing in African grass 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. 21 Stainless Steel Products See Ad On Page 21 561 Acorn St., Suite T Deer Park, NY 11729 USA Phone: 631-243-1500 Email: Website: Company Officers: Ralph Rosenbaum, President; Melissa Rosenbaum, Treasurer Products: Manufacturing materials such as wire, strip, and tubing in various alloys and tempers. Products include: brush wires, for filaments, stem, channel, staple, and more; crimped, straightened, cut to length, stranded, coiled, cored and spooled; carbon steel, stainless steel, brass, nickel silver, and specialty alloys; manufacturing capabilities BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022

2022 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY include: drawing round wire: 0.0080” 0.3125”; rolling flat wire from thickness: 0.0040” - 0.250” and widths: 0.0060” 0.250”; straighten & cut from diameters: 0.003” to 0.500” and lengths: 0.020” to 12+ft; distribution of materials for blanket orders, kan ban systems, just in time, and more; and provides materials application engineering assistance for testing, specifications, technical, and more. 22 Stolzfus Brooms & Carpets 39-B Pequea Valley Rd. Kinzers, PA 17535 USA Phone: 717-442-8411 Products: 100 percent broom corn brooms–warehouse, household, whisk, also palmyra added. Equine brooms. Selling broom making supplies to local crafters. Also USA manufactured popular handles. 20 Suzhou SUIKING Electric Co. Ltd. 1502 S. Runjie Mansion, No. 9 Dengwei Rd. Suzhou, JS 215011 CHINA Phone: +86-512-65113989 Email: Website: Products: Vacuum cleaner components, attachments, OEM and ODM supplier for various brands, floor nozzles, normal and HEPA filters, chrome plated/stainless steel/aluminum wands/tubes. Paper and HEPA bags. 22 Tai Hing Nylon Filament Products Co., Ltd. Shop C, On Ying Mansion, G/F., 1138 Canton Rd. KLN, Hong Kong CHINA Phone: +86-750-3777088; +86-18022927899 Email:, Website: Company Officers: Wilson Lau, Executive Director; Peter Pang, Sales Manager Products: Synthetic fibers and filament, PA6, PA46, PA66, PA610, PA612. Abrasive filament, PBT, PET, PBT tapered filament, PET tapered filament, PP, PS, PE, PPS, PEEK, bio-based filament, BPF, BioFil, functional filament, antibacterial, anti-static, negative io, flame retardant, conductive, anti-UV, manetic induction, anti-UV and customized. 21 Tanis, Inc. 3660 Kettle Ct. East BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022

Delafield, WI 53018 USA Phone: 262-646-9000 Email: Website: Products: Stock and custom brush products. Global customer base includes OEM, distributors and industrial endusers in industries such as aerospace, auto motive, agriculture, construction equipment, food service equipment, medical, printing, packaging, and more. Technology platforms include staple set, metal back strip, twisted-in-wire and composite brush es. 21 Unimac S.r.l. Via C. Colombo, 9, Loc. Cavazzona 41013 Castelfranco Emilia (Modena) ITALY Phone: + 39-059-932664 Email: Contact: Paolo Malavasi (Sales Office Manager) Website: Products: Unimac power brush manufacturing equipment and handle manufacturing equipment. Unimac produces machinery and technology used to manufacture crimped-wire power brushes as well as twisted-knot power brushes made in various formats: wheel brushes, cup brushes, end brushes, and wafer brushes. It also produces quality control equipment for power brushes, machinery to convert wire from spools to cut-to-length bundles and equipment for crimping wire (one or two planes of crimping) and then spool the multiend rope of crimped wires. These spools are typically used for power brush manufacturing production. Unimac also specializes in complete production lines and custom-made 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 pro duce tubes for other products. Also available are machines for working on wood handles. 22 United Rotary Brush Corp 15607 W. 100th Ter. Lenexa, KS 66219 USA Toll Free: 800-851-5108 Email: Website:

Company Officer: Randy Powell, CEO Products: Replacement rotary brooms for all makes and models of municipal, paving and airport runway sweepers and attachments. 22 Warna Exporters (PVT) Ltd. Industrial Park, Kandanapitiya, Bope, Padukka, Sri Lanka. Phone: +94 (0)344 928900 – 3 Email: Website: Products: Manufacturer of household and industrial wooden brushware, with worldwide export capabilities. 22 WCJ Pilgrim 220 Boxwood Ln., York, PA 17402 USA Phone: 844-763-8242 Website: Products: Wire for the brush industry. 22 Weiler Abrasives One Weiler Dr. Cresco, PA 18326 USA Toll Free: 800-835-9999 Email: Website: 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. 20 Whitley Monahan Handle Co. 3827 Whitley Rd. PO Box 112 Midland, NC 28107 USA Phone: 704-888-2625 Email: Website: Company Officers: Patrick Peebles, President; Jim Monahan, Vice President of Sales Products: Offering a full line of wood handles manufactured from domestic softwoods (yellow pine) and hardwoods (poplar) from a modern plant in Midland, NC. Handles are shipped direct to customers with finishes, end treatments, labeling and packaging all to customer specifications. Works with customers to reduce handle costs in products. 22 PG 51

2022 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH Wöhler-Platz 2 33181 Bad Wünnenberg GERMANY Phone: +49 2953 73 300 Email: Website: Company Officers: Matthias Peveling, General Manager; Daniel Horenkamp, MBA, General Manager Products: Strip brush machines; roll brush machines; power brush machines; street sweeper brush machines; dental and polishing brush machines; twisted-in-wire brush machines; paintbrush and roller machines; brush trimming machines; machines for crimping, cutting and bundling of brushes and filaments. 22 Wolf Filaments (Shenzhen Tide Filaments Co., Ltd.) 4th building, Yong Yuanjin Industrial Park, No.8 Jinlong 4th Rd. Tongle, Longgang District Shenzhen, 518118 CHINA Mobile: +86 (0)138 2520 3390 Email: Skype: tidyfeel WeChat: sally860755 Website: Products: A professional manufacturer of industrial/household abrasive filaments and diamond abrasive filaments. 20 WOMA (Wood Machinery Daniel Koehler) See Ads On Pages 22, 24, 26, 28 Am Langen Streif 8 Bad Salzungen 36433 GERMANY Phone: +49 (0) 3695 858450-0 Email: Website: Company Officers: Daniel Koehler, General Manager; Maria Koehler, Sales Manager Products: Second hand machines for brush industries; second hand wood working machines. 22 WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH Am Langen Streif 8 Bad Salzungen 36433 GERMANY Phone: +49 (0) 3695 858450-0 Email: Website: Company Officers: Daniel Koehler, General Manager; Maria Koehler, Sales Manager Products: New brush machines, special mach-ines, strip brush machines and woodworking machines. 22 PG 52

Wooster Brush Company, The 604 Madison Ave. Wooster, OH 44691 USA Phone: 330-264-4440 Email: Website: Products: Wooster is known for its tradition of innovation, and introduces new products each year for professional and DIY painters alike. 21 Yongli Filament & Bristles Co., Ltd. Email: Website: Products: Filament and bristle for the brush industry. 22 Young & Swartz, Inc. 39 Cherry St. Buffalo, NY 14204 USA Phone: 716-852-2171 Email: Website: Products: Specialty brush manufacturing including staple set, wheels, strip, cylinders, hand and machine brushes. All mediums– natural, synthetic, and wire. Can work in wood, plastic, and leather back. Custom and contract runs invited. 20 Zahoransky AG Anton-Zahoransky-Strasse 1 Todtnau 79674 GERMANY Phone: +49 7671 997 0 Email: Website: Products: As an internationally active, full-range provider in engineering, automation, and injection molding technology, ZAHORANSKY constructs machines for four different business areas: automation, mold construction, packaging and brush machines. Molds - From design to production under one roof. This includes technical consulting on usage as well as feasibility analysis. The company rounds off its range of services with product optimizations that are tailored to the needs of the client. This allows injection molds to reach optimal performance, precision, quality, and reliability. These are the vital parameters for seamless production using a ZAHORANSKY injection mold or complete production line. Automation - The integration of up- and downstream work steps is crucial to improving efficiency in injection mold-

related manufacturing processes. ZAHORANSKY has worked out a simple success formula: tool plus machine plus control equals greater efficiency. The intelligent (inter) connection of tools, machines, and control elements is key. With its innovative solutions for the integrated automation of plastic and metal-processing manufacturing processes, ZAHORANSKY offers a vital benefit in packaging, medical technology, and personal care. Oral Care - As a full-range provider of all technologies to produce interdental, hand, and electric toothbrushes, ZAHORANSKY offers individual machines and tufts to final processing and interlinked production lines. The company’s range of machines offers a host of different options to produce electric and hand toothbrushes. Technical & Household Brushes Includes Z.TIGER, Z.PARD, Z.WASP, Z.LYNX, Z.SPIDER, Z.SAILFIN, Z.LION machinery. Whether a drilling, tufting, or trimming machine, ZAHORANSKY offers equipment to produce first-class brushes. Cosmetic - It’s quite probable that a beauty-conscious person from anywhere on the globe embellishes his or her daily life with ZAHORANSKY-related products. Women in particular use many brushes for their daily beauty routines: seven brushes on average to brush their teeth and hair, and to apply mascara and nail polish. Develops and produces machines and units to manufacture these beauty products. Packaging - Whether deep drawing, sealing or punching out, packaging machines provide flexibility, productivity and cost-efficient production. Easy sample changes offer the versatility customers need. Combine this with great output numbers and low tool costs, and the various models guarantee the efficient and safe packaging of products. 22 Zahoransky USA, Inc. 1601 Atlantic Dr., Suite 133 West Chicago, IL 60185 USA Phone: 630-507-9872 Email: Website: 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. 21 BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022

2022 | SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY Zelazoski Wood Products, Inc. See Ad On Page 34 P. O. Box 506 835 Ninth Ave. Antigo, WI 54409 USA Toll Free: 800-240-0974 Phone: 715-627-4804 Website: 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. 22

Zephyr Manufacturing Co. 200 Mitchell Rd. Sedalia, MO 65301 USA Phone: 660-827-0352 Email: Website: Company Officer: R.J. Lindstrom, President 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. 22

Illinois Makers Madness Competition Includes The Libman Company’s Wonder Mop

The Libman Company’s Wonder Mop was a finalist for the Illinois Manufacturers Association’s third annual Makers Madness competition. The contest aims each year to determine the “Coolest Things Made in Illinois.” Over 400 products were submitted for the competition, with 200,000-plus votes cast by Illinois residents. The winner was the Rivian all-electric R1T truck, produced in Normal, IL. Libman is headquartered in Arcola, IL, and produces a variety of cleaning products including mops, brooms, brushes, squeegees, dusters and other items.

Illinois State Senator Chapin Rose, right, joins Andrew Libman, left, and his son, Max, at a ceremony for the Illinois Manufacturers Association’s annual Makers Madness competition, at the Illinois Governor’s Mansion. The contest is designed to determine the “Coolest Things Made in Illinois.” The Libman Company’s Wonder Mop was one of the finalists.

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FEIBP President Shares Information On 2022 Meeting In Prague September 21-23

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 62nd FEIBP Congress has had to be postponed twice. After three years, with the Corona measures and travel restrictions lifted, the European brushware industry is ready for a physical congress, to be held, for the first time, in the Czech Republic. There are brush makers in the Czech Republic, but other countries in Central Europe as well, who will be invited to join us at the congress to get acquainted with the FEIBP and its activities. All arrangements have been completed, and a great program is established. Look at the congress part of the renewed website, with all relevant information. Keynote speakers on “Succession Management” and “Sustainability” are confirmed; interesting working groups are, as always, part of the program, and we will have another Innovation Award competition. For the social part of the congress, Prague is a fantastic city with a variety of opportunities, and no worries about a good meal. What really counts is to have you coming to Prague in September for a challenging and convivial FEIBP congress. We will keep you informed. Andrew McIlroy, president Fons Ceelaert, general manager| PG 53


Jones Family Of Companies Welcomes Back Third Generation Jones Associate As New COO

“The Jones Family of Companies continues to grow and improve its operations while strengthening its position as a nonwoven manufacturing leader. The most recent step in this mission is the re-hiring of West Tennessee native, Scott Butler, as its new chief operating officer,” according to a press release. “Scott was born in Jackson, TN, and raised in Humboldt, TN. He earned an undergraduate degree at Union University in organizational leadership and earned an MBA at UT Knoxville. “Butler is a third generation Jones associate, following in the footsteps of his parents and grandparents. His father spent 43 years at Jones. Butler began his career at Jones in 1992, on the third shift, running yarn equipment on the plant floor. After mastering all the equipment, he moved into maintenance, serving as maintenance supervisor, ISO lead auditor, plant management, quality manager, operations manager, and vice president of operations.

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“He left Jones at the end of December 2018, to care for his family and wife, who was battling cancer. Following her recovery, Butler started a consulting and industrial maintenance services company where he was highly successful assisting companies across the U.S. to be more efficient and productive, while building strong and supportive teams.

“Scott works to develop a team of associates who maximize efforts to make the highest quality of product on time, every time. He believes in highly disciplined operations and lean standards," said Ralph Jones, executive chairman. "Scott’s passion is assisting associates and teams to maximize their potential and add value to the associate, the team, and the company, as well as our customer and suppliers.” “I am honored to have the opportunity to return to The Jones Family of Companies. I already have a relationship with many team members and am eager to work with them again. Also, I am looking forward to earning the trust of the new Jones team members I will soon get to know,” said Butler. “Maintaining the integrity of Jones in the industry is especially important to me. I look forward to working with our customers and suppliers to assure them that Jones is a key partner for their success. Jones is full of dedicated people who make up ‘The Family.’”

New Deco Products Website

“Deco Products is proud to announce the launch of our new and improved website. This website includes insightful content to learn more about Deco Products and its services and provides a user-friendly browsing experience to better answer customer and industry-wide questions. The site now offers the opportunity to schedule a video call with our team

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to better answer questions and help support your next project,” according to a press release. Check this new feature at: There are also several new ways to interact with the content on the site as well. Upon your first visit to the site, navigate to The DECO Advantage to understand our continuous mission to solve problems for our partner customers. The new site also offers a testimonial page and a parts gallery to show the different processes and finishes we offer. “This improvement is another example of our continuous improvement plans to be a better resource for the industry and our partner customers,” said Dave Magner, director of sales and marketing at Deco. “The new features of our site include better methods to reach out to our experts and updates of technical information to answer frequently asked questions. Overall, we know that answering questions and solving problems is a very important part of our business proposition and the website further leverages our knowledgeable team members and embodies this strength of Deco Products.” Visit for more information. BBM MAGAZINE | May/June 2022