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Volume 100, Number 6



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Rankin Publishing, Inc. 204 E. Main St., P.O. Box 130 • Arcola, Illinois 61910-0130, USA Phone: (217) 268-4959 • Fax: (217) 268-4815 • Website: www.rankinpublishing.com BROOM, BRUSH & MOP (ISSN 0890-2933) is published monthly at 204 E. Main St., P.O. Box 130, Arcola, Illinois 61910. Telephone: (217) 268-4959. Subscriptions are $25 in the United States; $35 in Canada and Mexico; all others $110. The $110 foreign subscriptions include first class air mail postage. Arrangements can be made for first class postage for the United States, Canada and Mexico. Single copies of issues are $2 for subscribers; $5 for nonsubscribers, postage extra. The Suppliers Directory issue is $10 per copy. BROOM, BRUSH & MOP is a monthly trade magazine devoted to news of broom, brush and mop manufacturers and allied industries. It was established in 1912 as the Broom & Broom Corn News. It was entered as second class mail matter Feb. 27, 1912, at the U.S. Post Office in Arcola, Illinois, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Periodical postage paid at Arcola, IL, and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: send address changes to P.O. Box 130, Arcola, IL 61910.


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ABCO Products Corp............................10 Abtex Corporation .................................10 ACS Industries, Inc. ..............................10 Adjust-A-Brush .....................................10 American Broom Company...................10 American Brush Manufacturers Association ....................12 Amerwood Div, Whitley Monahan Handle Co..............................................12 H. Arnold Wood Turning, Inc................12 Associated Industrial Brush Company Ltd. ........................................14

Beatty Machine & Tool Works, Ltd. .....14 Bizzotto Giovanni Automation srl.........16 Bo-Buck Mills, Inc. ...............................16 Bodam International Ltd. ......................18 Borghi s.p.a............................................18 Boucherie USA Inc................................20 Briarwood Products Co. ........................22 Bruin Plastics Co., Inc...........................22 Brush Fibers, Inc. ..................................24 Brushtech, Inc........................................24 Bruske Products.....................................24 By-Lo Mfg., Inc. d/b/a Aluminum Case Co. ....................24

R.E. Caddy & Company, Inc.................24 Cardinal Brush Corp..............................26 Carlson Tool & Machine Company ......26 Carolina Mop.........................................26 Cepillos El Castor S.A. de C.V. ............26 Chief Manufacturing .............................28 Chung Thai Brushes Co., Ltd................28 Cleaning Technologies Group ...............28 Cocker-Weber Brush Company.............28 Connors & Co., Inc. ..............................30


Contek International ..............................30 Creative Poly, Inc. .................................30 Crystal Lake Manufacturing, Inc. .........30 Culicover & Shapiro, Inc. .....................30

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Deco Products Co..................................30 Deligh Industries, Inc. ...........................30 Distribuidora Perfect S.A. de C.V. ........30 Dorden & Co., Inc., ...............................32 Draper Knitting Company .....................32 DuPont Filaments ..................................32

Hagco Industries....................................36 Ha-Ste Manufacturing, Inc. ...................37 Hahl Inc. ................................................37 Hamburg Industries, Inc. .......................37 Harper Brush Works, Inc.......................38 Haviland Corporation ............................38 HIMESA Hilos Y Mechas S.A. de C.V. ...........................................38 Hoge Brush Company ...........................39 Hoge Lumber Co. ..................................39 Humboldt Broom Co. ............................39

EMSCO Group ......................................32 Evansville Association For The Blind / EAB Industries ......................................32 Even Weight Brush LLC .......................32

Industrial Brush Corporation.................39 Interamerican Woods, Inc......................40 International Representatives, Inc. ........40 Interwire Products .................................40

F.M. Brush Co., Inc. ..............................32 Fili & Forme SRL .................................34 Filmop USA...........................................34 FIMM USA Inc. ....................................34 Freudenberg Household Products LP ...........................................34 Furgale Industries, Ltd...........................34

Jason Mills, LLC ...................................40 The Jersey Jerry Broomsquire...............40 Jewel Wire Company.............................40 Jofel USA, LLC.....................................41 Jones Companies, Ltd............................41

G.D.F. SRL ............................................36 Garelick Mfg. Co...................................36 Gift Sales Co. ........................................36 Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. ................36 E. Gornell & Sons, Inc. .........................36 Greenwood Mop & Broom, Inc. ...........36 GSC Manufacturing, Inc. ......................36

K.R. Plastic Industries Co., Ltd.............41 Keystone Plastics Inc.............................41 Kiefer Brushes, Inc................................42 Kwick Clean and Green, Ltd.................42

LaFitte Mop Co., Inc. ............................42 Lambskin Specialties.............................42



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Lanoco Specialty Wire Products, Inc. .........................................42 Lemieux Spinning Mill, Inc. .................42 Libman Company, The ..........................42 Line Mfg. Inc.........................................42 Lomont Molding, Inc. ...........................42

Magnolia Brush Manufacturers Ltd. .....43 Malish Corporation, The .......................43 Manufacturers Resource, Inc.................43 Manufacturers Service Company ..........43 Marino Manufacturing...........................43 Marion Brush Mfg.................................43 Paul Marsh LLC ....................................43 Mary Moppins .......................................43 MB Companies, Inc...............................44 MBK Maschinenbau GmbH..................44 MFC, Ltd. ..............................................44 Michigan Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. .............44 Mill-Rose Company, The ......................44 Milwaukee Dustless Brush....................44 Thomas Monahan Co., The ...................45 Monahan Filaments ...............................45 Mount Joy Wire Corp............................45

National Wire & Metal Technologies, Inc...................................45 Nation/Ruskin, Inc.................................46 Newkor, Inc. ..........................................46 Nexstep Commercial Products ..............46 Norshel Industries, Inc. .........................46 Northeast Ltda. ......................................46 Northern Wood Products, Inc. ...............46

O’Dell Corporation, The .......................47 Offshore Milling Services .....................47


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Stainless Steel Products.........................50 St. Nick Brush Co..................................50 P & A Industrial Fabrications, LLC ......47 PADCO Inc............................................47 Paint Brush Corporation........................47 Paragon Mop Company.........................47 Patrick Yarn Mills, Inc...........................47 PelRay International, LLC ....................47 Perfex Corporation ................................48 PFERD Advance Brush .........................48 Plasticfibre S.P.A. ..................................48 Pogliani SRL .........................................48 Proveedora Mexicana De Monofilamentos, S.A. De C.V. (PMM)......................................48

Thomas Textile Company......................51 Tucel Industries, Inc. .............................51 Tuway American Group ........................51

Unger Enterprises, Inc...........................51

Vonco Products, Inc...............................51

Quinn Broom Works, Inc. .....................48 Weiler Corporation ................................51 Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH....................51 Wooster Brush Company, The...............52 Reit-Price Mfg. Co., Inc. ......................48 Remco Products.....................................48 Rol-Brush Mfg. ....................................49 Royal Paint Roller Mfg. Corp. ..............49 Xiamen Power Light Industry Co., Ltd..................................................52

S.I.B.O. snc............................................49 S & M Manufacturing Company...........49 Schaefer Brush Mfg. Co., Inc................49 Schlesinger Maschinenbau GmbH ....................................................50 Shanghai Yi Heng Daily-Use Products Co., Ltd..................................................50 Southern Steel and Wire Inc..................50 Spazzolcasa............................................50 Spiral Brushes, Inc. ...............................50

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

Zahoransky AG......................................53 Zelazoski Wood Products, Inc...............53 Zephyr Manufacturing Co. ....................53 ZhenJiang RuiFeng Brush Co., Ltd.......53



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ABCO Products Corp.

6800 N.W. 36th Avenue Miami, FL 33147 USA Phone: 305-694-2226 Fax: 305-693-4410 Products: A vertically integrated manufacturing company providing quality physical cleaning products to maintenance markets. Full line provider of brooms, mops, dust mops, brushes, squeegees, and handles, including 100 percent corn brooms, and a variety of push brooms. Mops include cotton, rayon, blended and specialty application products. 05 Abtex Corporation

89 Main Street P.O. Box 188 Dresden, NY 14441 USA Phone: 315-536-7403 Fax: 315-536-0280 E-Mail: sales@abtex.com Web Site: www.abtex.com Company Officers: D. Mark Fultz, President Products: Full line of standard and custom abrasive filament power brushes. Custom non-abrasive brushes available as well. Brief History: Incorporated in 1980, Abtex utilizes a unique and flexible manufacturing process to produce Bradex® abrasive filament disc brushes. Its line has expanded to include a patented radial wheel brush as well as all common power brush formats. Special Features: Abtex anchors its filaments in a composite backing. This offers less filament breakage and a more densely filled brush. A flexible manufacturing process allows it to customize a brush for a specific application. 10

ACS Industries, Inc. Scrubble® Products Division

One New England Way Lincoln, RI 02865-4247 USA Phone: 401-769-4700 Fax: 401-333-6088 E-Mail: rbeaudette@acsind.com Web Site: www.scrubble.com Company Officers: Steven Buckler, President; Rory Beaudette, Vice President Products: ACS Industries, Scrubble® Products Division, manufactures a complete line of professional cleaning products including scouring pads, sponges, scrubbers, all types of wet and dry mops, upright corn and synthetic brooms, push brooms, microfiber mops and a full line of hand held brushes for commercial and foodservice use. The ACS Rotary Floorcare Line includes floor maintenance pads, non-woven floor pads, steel wool and sand screen disks. 10 Adjust-A-Brush

10445 49th St. N. Clearwater, FL 33762 USA Toll Free: 800-742-7874 Fax: 727-572-7160 E-Mail: info@adjust-a-brush.com Web Site: www.adjust-a-brush.com Company Officers: Duane H. Newville, President; Eric A. Newville, V.P.; Denise J. Newville, Secretary Products: Adjust-A-Brush manufactures and sells an extensive line of handles, both telescopic, non-telescopic as well as water fed handles and wood handles. For telescopic handles, Adjust-A-Brush uses an internal ramping twist lock design expanding to yield nearly a 360 degree contact lock. In addition to the handles, the company also manufactures brushes, scrubbers, squeegees, HitchBall Finder, BusBuster,

NoMold and other related accessory items to the RV, marine, swimming pool and automotive markets. Brief History: The Boden Company, Inc. dba Adjust-A-Brush is a family business that Duane Newville started following a 22 year career in the USAF. Newville went to work as a manufacturer’s rep in the mobile home and RV market and while making a sales call saw the need for a telescopic handle and brush. By always offering quality and service, the company has done well in those markets. Its products have evolved, grown and improved over the years. The company also has a complete tool room that includes CNC tools for fabricating its own tools and molds, in addition to the handle fabrication and molding that it does. Special Features: Adjust-A-Brush has been a leading manufacturer of telescopic handles for over 30 years. Duane Newville, president of Adjust-A-Brush, holds many patents related to telescopic handles and other items. Newsworthy Happenings: Adjust-ABrush has acquired another mold machine. All molding is done in-house. The company has been adressing the “Going Green Issue” for well over 15 years; the company’s molded products contain about 50 percent recycled plastic. Adjust-A-Brush also works with the Physical Therapy and Exercise Industry, and is working on new product developments with other companies in other industries. 10 American Broom Company, Division of Luco Mop Co., St. Louis, MO

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Toll Free: 800-522-5826 Fax: 314-772-5826 E-Mail: dennis@lucomop.com Company Officers: John Shalhoub, President, Dennis Shalhoub, V.P. Products: Manufacturer of street brooms made from plastic or palmyra stalk fibers. Also, floor brushes of plastic fiber, garage brushes of palmyra fiber, tampico brushes in 2 1/2 and 3-inch trim in sizes from 16-inches through 36-inches, along with dual filled brushes and applicator and deck scrubs. Also, warehouse brooms and household brooms of all types. Large and small angle brooms including a complete line of squeegees and handles. Brief History: American Broom Company is a Division of Luco Mop Company, currently in its third generation of manufacturing quality products since 1915. American Broom is located in Mattoon, IL, and Luco Mop Company in St. Louis, MO. 10 American Brush Manufacturers Association

2111 Plum Street, Suite 274 Aurora, IL 60506 USA Phone: 630-631-5217 Fax: 866-837-8450


E-Mail: info@abma.org Web Site: www.abma.org Company Officers: David C. Parr, Executive Director Products: The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) was 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 serves its members by providing an industry Freight and Transportation guide and newsletter, industry statistics, ANSI safety standards, ASTM packaging standards, leads generation, the ABMA Annual Convention and Suppliers Display, classifieds on the association Web site (www.abma.org), discounted freight program, employees screening program and merchant services program. ABMA also serves the industry as its voice in Washington, D.C., and provides member services that individual companies may find

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difficult or impossible to manage alone. The association is made up of brush 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. For membership information, visit www.abma.org. 10 Amerwood Division, Whitley Monahan Handle Company

P.O. Box 330065 Ft. Worth, TX 76133 USA Phone: 817-361-8180 Fax: 817-423-5404 Toll-Free: 800-4-HANDLE E-Mail: amerwood@sbcglobal.net Web Site: www.amerwood.net Company Officers: Wayne Pringle (Fort Worth, TX); Brooks Giles (San Pedro Sula, Honduras) Products: Honduran and domestic pine handles. Brazilian Tauri and Poplar hardwood. 10 H. Arnold Wood Turning, Inc.

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Phone: 888-314-0088 Fax: 914-381-0804 E-Mail: staff@arnoldwood.com Web Site: www.arnoldwood.com Company Officers: Bruce Arnold, President; Jonathan Arnold, Vice President Products: Dowels, handles, turnings, moldings, shaped parts, wood strips. Most domestic and some imported hardwoods and softwoods. Special Features: Direct import shipments of handles, dowels, blocks and complete assemblies. Est. 1919. 10 Associated Industrial Brush Company Ltd.

577 Secretariat Court Mississauga, ON L5S 2A5 CANADA Phone: 905-565-1722 Fax: 905-565-1721 E-Mail: sales@aibrush.com Web Site: www.aibrush.com Company Officers: Bruce Carpenter, President Products: Associated Industrial Brush provide engineered brush solutions for cylinder, metal back strip, staple set and hand drawn brushes. Each brush is designed, constructed and engineered for a specific manufacturing, industrial, production and maintenance application.


Brief History: Associated Industrial Brush started business in April of 1982, with only four full-time employees. Operations began in a 4,000-square-foot facility with manufacturing capabilities limited to serving car wash and bus, truck and train wash markets. Through continuous improvement, its team has brought new products to the marketplace. Associated Industrial Brush has maintained steady growth and profitability. This has allowed it to be a reliable and consistent supplier to all industries. Today, there are 25 employees between the office and manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Ontario, and the office/manufacturing facility located in Amhurst, NY. Special Features: Associated Industrial Brush offers product engineering and design services that enhance its diverse manufacturing capabilities. Its focus is concentrated on assisting customers in their pursuit of the most efficient and cost effective solution to design and manufacturing challenges. Newsworthy Happenings: “New Product” AIB’s double band coil brushes are manufactured with two steel bands - one outer notched band, and one inner flat band. These are locked together and roll formed into a

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channel for winding around a core. These double band brushes are manufactured with all types of fill materials, synthetic, wire and abrasives. The double band brush is engineered for superior strength and durability under the toughest of conditions. Custom engineered brush cores are available in steel and stainless steel construction. These brushes are available to fit O.E.M. specifications. 10 Beatty Machine & Tool Works, Ltd.

103 Crockford Blvd. Scarborough, ON M1R 3B7 CANADA Phone: 416-755-3341, 800-299-4802 Fax: 416-755-8851 E-Mail: bmtwl@magma.ca Company Officers: Kirk Beatty, President; Jack Beatty, CEO; Derek Beatty, Operations Manager Products: A complete line of metal paint trays. Also, plastic paint trays. The company specializes in light metal stamping. Brief History: Beatty Machine & Tool Works, LTD. was founded in 1943 by Thomas Samuel Beatty. Now in its 3rd generation and 67 years later, Beatty Machine is proud to continue serving its customers with quality products and customer satisfaction. It



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takes pride in serving the brush industry for 67 years. Its mission is to please customers so well, that its products are always their first choice. 10 Bizzotto Giovanni Automation srl

Via Buonarroti, 67 35010 Paviola di S.Giorgio in Bosco (Padova) ITALY Phone: +39 049 9451067 Fax: +39 049 9451068 E-Mail: info@bizzottoautomation.com


Web Site: www.bizzottoautomation.com Products: Because of technological research and development of sophisticated automation systems, Bizzotto has widened its horizons, presenting itself as 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-to-measure� solutions. The Bizzotto Company supplies automatic and semi-automatic machines (totally con-

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trolled by programmable logics on PC or on numerical control centers, with man-machine interactive and supervision systems) for the handle, broom and brush industry, as well as complex automations for the assembly of particular products. Bizzotto is specialized in three main sectors: Handle Machinery Sector: Sanders, chucking machinery (i.e. doming, tapering, tenoning, threading, end boring, cross boring, etc.), painting machinery (lacquering), labeling systems and packing machinery for the production of wooden handles. Complete machinery lines for the production of metal handles, starting from the flat steel or aluminum band coil, including painting lines, machines for assembling the various plastic inserts (hanger 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. Automation Sector: Industrial 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. 08 Bo-Buck Mills, Inc.

P.O. Box 692 - 921 E. Blvd. Chesterfield, SC 29709 USA Phone: 843-623-2158 Fax: 843-623-6849 E-Mail: dennis.ricketts@bobuckmills.com Web Site: www.bobuckmills.com Products: Narrow fabrics (polyester and cotton.) Brief History: Company founded in early 1950s and has been continuously operating as a manufacturer of narrow fabrics. It has supplied trim/binding to the mop industry as well as other specialty industries for many years. Special Features: Capable of manufacturing widths of .5 inches up to a maximum of 7.5 inches in a wide variety of colors, finishes, and patterns. Features include in-stock programs for immediate releases. 07



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903 Cirelli Court Aberdeen, MD 21001 USA Phone: 410-272-9797 Fax: 410-272-0799 E-Mail: bodam@bodam.com Web Site: www.bodam.com Contact: Carlos Petzold, President Products: Borghi broom and brush manufacturing equipment – Staple-set, anchorset, twisted-in-wire broom and brush manufacturing machinery for all types of brushes. Also, strip brush machinery, mop manufacturing machinery and injection molds are available from Borghi (www.borghi.com); Carnevali Dino trimming units – Motroized clipper heads, monofilament hank cutters, rotary cutters, specialty cutters for abrasive materials (grit brushes); Techno Plastic monofilament extrusion lines – All the equipment and know-how to produce broom and brush monofilaments for PP, PET, PS, PBT and many other types of polymers. Techno Plastic also produces lines for manufacturing PET strapping (www.technoplastic.it); and Unimac power brush manufacturing equipment and metal handle manufacturing equipment – Unimac produces machinery and technology used to manufacture


twisted knott power brushes, wheel brushes, cup brushes, as well as quality control equipment for power brushes, machinery to convert wire from spools to cut-to-length bundles as well as equipment for crimping wire to be fed into power brush machinery. Furthermore, Unimac also specializes in complete production lines or specific-use machinery to produce fixed metal handles that are either powder coated or plastic coated, as well as equipment for extension handles (telescopic handles). Unimac’s tube-mill can also be used in other applications to produce tubes for other products (www.unimac.it.) 10 Borghi s.p.a.

Via Cristoforo Colombo, 12 Loc. Cavazzona Castelfranco Emilia (Modena) 41013 ITALY Phone: +39-059-953-3911 Fax: +39-059-953-3999 E-Mail: info@borghi.it Web Site: www.borghi.com Company Officers: Paolo Roversi, Sales Manager Products: Staple-set / Anchor-set brush manufacturing machines of all types; trimmers, flaggers and finishing machinery for brooms and brushes; twisted-in-wire brush manufac-

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turing 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 throughout the world as a leader in staple-set and anchor-set brush manufacturing machinery, sometimes referred to in the brush industry as “drilling and filling” machinery. Borgi also has many decades of experience in producing equipment for the production of twisted-in-wire brushes. Other than machinery for broom and brush manufacturing, Borghi offers production solutions 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. Seeing that customers need a continuous renewal of their line of products, and that this takes time between the various phases of engineering and development, Borghi is able to offer a prompt response to these needs. Many Borghi employees have decades of experience in mold manufacturing and injection molding. This, united with the investment in state-of-the-art, specialized machinery to build and test the molds, gives the customer a strong partner to allow the customer to develop new ideas for injection molded products,



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in absolute privacy. Borghi goes a step further, as the customer’s raw materials are used to thoroughly test the mold and verify the quality not only of the injection molding, but also on the brush manufacturing machinery. Borghi not only provides technology for brooms and brushes, but also for certain kinds of paintbrushes and mops. With Borghi’s engineering capacity and technology manufacturing strength, requests for automation have been met with the realization of machinery for special types of paintbrushes and many types of mops. Borghi’s latest diversification is into machinery for manufacturing strip brushes. The Company’s strip brush manufacturing machine, model BS30, produces strip brushes at speeds reaching up to 100 feet per minute. Able to work with a variety of raw materials, Borghi’s strip brush machine gives customers the versatility to produce many sizes and types of strip brushes. The key reason Borghi can offer this type of equipment is due to the company’s design, which makes it easy to run strip brushes and change-over from one product to another; and allows even the novice to produce top qulity strip brushes with tight tolerances. Borghi also goes beyond just providing equipment to produce “the product.” It provides specialty machinery to automate pack-


aging and other requirements that a given product may have before it is completely finished and ready to go into the warehouse or out the door. Borghi’s flexibility in ofering custom solutions is what keeps its level of technology fresh and cutting-edge. Please contact Borghi s.p.a. or one of its agents. In the USA and Canada, please contact: Bodam International Ltd., 903 Cirelli Court, Aberdeen, MD 21001, USA. Phone: 410-272-9797; Fax; 410-272-0799; E-mail: Web site: bodam@bodam.com; www.bodam.com; Contact: Carlos Petzold, President. Newsworthy Happenings: Borghi s.p.a. and another Italian machinery manufacturer: Unimac s.r.l. (located in Bologna – Italy, not far from Borghi) are now working together in a strategic alliance. Unimac produces machinery and technology used to manufacture twisted knott power brushes, wheel brushes, cup brushes as well as quality control equipment for power brushes, machinery to convert wire from spools to cut-to-length bundles as well as equipment for crimping wire to be fed into power brush machinery. Furthermore, Unimac also specializes in complete production lines of specific use machinery to produce fixed metal handles that are, either powder coated or plastic coated, as well as equip-

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ment for extension handles (telescopic handles). Unimac’s tube-mill can also be used in other applications to produce tubes for other products (www.unimac.it). 10 Boucherie USA Inc.

8748 Gleason Rd. Knoxville, TN 37923 USA Phone: 865-247-6091 Fax: 865-247-6117 E-Mail: sales@boucherie.com Web Site: www.boucherie.com G.B. Boucherie Stuivenbergstraat 106 8870 Izegem, Belgium Phone: ++32 51 31 21 41 Fax: ++32 51 30 54 46 E-Mail: info@boucherie.be Boucherie Latin America Kra. 104 No. 11-25 Apto 102 Puerta de Hierro Cali, Columbia Phone: +57-2-333-6873 Fax: +57-2-333-6873 E-mail: andres@boucherie.com Company Officers: John Williams, President; Andres Becker, Boucherie Latin America



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Products: Tufting machines for brooms, household, industrial and personal care, and toothbrushes. Boucherie’s Anchor Free Technology has now been re-engineered to allow for the production of household and industrial brushes without the use of anchors or staples. The filament and block can be of different materials. With two filling heads running continuously at 650 RPM (1,300 tufts per minute), brushes with 138 tufts are produced at the rate of 600 pieces per hour. The indoor broom that was demonstrated at the last InterBrush show in Freiburg, Germany requires a mere 50 percent of the weight in polypropylene of a regular brush block. Additionally, there are savings in filament waste since no trimming is needed and, of course, there is no wire. In this world of high energy costs and petroleum based materials, such savings cannot be considered trivial. These combined attributes have the potential to revolutionize the brush manufacturing industry. Boucherie is very proud that the AFT-HH machine was honored with the Innovation Award at both the ABMA and FEIBP annual conventions. The TCU-CNC machines are capable of handling brushes from nailbrushes to 24-inch brooms, at speeds up to 600 RPM or 1,200 tufts per minute. The modular concept, which permits a machine to be reconfigured for vastly different brushes, has now been well demonstrated. Moreover, these machines are available from being manually loaded all the way to fully automated production cells, equipped with fully automatic handle feeders and industrial robots. The TCU-CNC range of machines has been further extended by the introduction of the TCU-SL/CNC and the TCU-T/CNC. The TCUSL/CNC machine, with its unique fiber picking system and 95 mm stroke, is able to run at speeds up to 1,000 tufts per minute, even with filaments as long as 420 mm (16-inches) unfolded. The TCU-T/CC machine, with long stroke filling tools that are lined with a ceramic material and sturdy carousel with heavy-duty support in the drilling and filling stations, is designed for arduous applications with drill sizes to 12 mm, and the use of heavy vegetable fibers. With the single-header SCU-CNC, Boucherie enters the market for machinery for industrial brushes. The SCU will handle disk brushes as well as plate brushes, and can be converted to a household brush machine in a matter of minutes. The SCU-S/CNC is an economically priced, yet extremely sturdy and versatile single header machine for the production of all kinds of brooms and brushes up to 62 cm (24-inches) long in one operation and 1 meter (39-inches) long in 2 operations. Toothbrush Production Lines and Work Centers: Boucherie has developed a variety of toothbrush manufacturing equipment. Production machines range from the very affordable TB3-A/CNC, through the TB3TS and TB3-FS, which are economically priced, full production lines for less demanding applications, to the highly automated and sophisticated TB3-FM and TB3-FM/L. All of these single header machines now run at continuous speeds up to 1,000 tufts per minute. For the highest production, Boucherie offers the double headed TB3-A2/CNC, TB32-FM4/CNC and TB42-FM/CNC numerically controlled machines, which will produce up to 50 finished brushes per minute. Anchorless Toothbrush Production Lines and Work Centers: In the field of machinery for the oral care industry, with the introduction of the AFT/CNC machine, Boucherie clearly established a leadership position in anchorless technology. The AFT/CNC is the first machine for tufting toothbrushes without using anchors. Block tufts, strip tufts and various combinations of tufts angles widen the range of design options for the toothbrush heads. The AFT/CNC features automatic handle feeding, Windows-based CNC controls, and either pre-endrounding of bristles or automatic transfer of brushes into an integrated end-rounding machine. No trimming is required. AFT technology may now be used to manufacture toothbrushes with tapered filaments. Available too is a less automated version of this machine: the AFT/SD line, in which the handle and bristle infeed are accomplished manually.



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The AFT-IMT is the world’s first commercially available in-mould technology for the production of toothbrushes. Pre-endrounded filaments are picked and arranged in their final configuration prior to being transferred into a mould where the brush head and handle are over-moulded to produce the finished product. IDM Machine: The IDM is a compact carousel machine for the high-speed production of inter-dental and mascara brushes. It is now possible to produce up to 50 high quality brushes per minute, even while using the smallest wire sizes, since the brush remains in the same clamp throughout the whole production process. The IDM is available in versions with spool feed of the nylon, or with fiber boxes for pre-cut filaments. An integrated vision system for the automatic inspection of finished brushes is also available. Injection Molds: Boucherie produces single component molds, multi-component molds with manual or automatic transfer, and multi-component, high cavitation, valve gated, hot runner stack molds. Boucherie molds are used to produce a wide range of consumer, medical and engineering products. Packaging Machines: Form, fill and seal blister packaging machines are available in heat seal and high frequency seal versions for


toothbrush and personal care brushes. They may be operated as stand-alone machines or integrated into one or two tufting machines. For the packaging of items like interdental brushes and toothbrushes in double-sided blister packs, the BM-A/DS was recently introduced. Brief History: 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 30 years. 10 Briarwood Products Co.

2900 Bradwell Avenue Cleveland, OH 44109 USA Phone: 216-398-1107 Fax: 216-398-1075 Web Site: www.BriarwoodProducts.com Products: In addition to an existing line of OEM plastic cleaning tools, Briarwood Products has introduced CamLock™ Threaded Tips, designed to keep brush and broom handles from loosening or coming unscrewed during use. Handles coming loose from the tool to which they are affixed have been a long time industry problem. Patented CamLock™ Threaded Tips actually make it more difficult to unscrew a handle than to screw it on initial-

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ly. The CamLock™ Tips can be purchased already assembled onto the handle of choice or sold separately. In either case, the “cam locking” mechanism creates a tight union between the handle and brush, broom or other tool that will not unscrew during normal use. 06 Bruin Plastics Co., Inc.

61 Joslin Road P.O. Box 700 Glendale, RI 02826 USA Phone: 401-568-3081 Toll Free: 800-556-7764 Fax: 401-568-0019 E-Mail: sales@bruinplatics.com Web Site: www.bruinplastics.com Company Officers: Dennis E. Angelone, President; Steven M. Angelone, Vice President; Walter L. Conine, VP Sales & Marketing Products: Since 1964, Bruin Plastics Company has been a leading producer of industrial textiles. Bruin provids 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. For samples and information, contact Bruin Plastics Co., Inc., Steve Angelone, VP, Email: sangelone@bruinplastics.com. 10



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Brush Fibers, Inc.

Brushtech, Inc.

202 N. Oak Street Arcola, IL 61910 USA Phone: 217-268-3012 Fax: 217-268-3245 E-Mail: chris@brushfibers.com Company Officers: Chris Monahan, President; Lynn Poindexter, Customer Service Manager; Jaye Roberts, Controller; Chuck Copp, Sales Manager Products: Vegetable Fibers: Tampico fiber (natural white, black, grey, bleached, patent, union), palmyra fiber, palmyra stalks, bassine, sherbro piassava, sherbro/stalk mixes, rice root, coco fiber and arenga fiber. Plastics: Polypropylene, polystyrene, PVC, PET. Wire: Card wire, staple wire–galvanized and copper coated (pay off packs, spools, reels). Horse hair and horse hair mixtures. Foam and solid plastic brush blocks. Brief History: Established in 1979, Brush Fibers, Inc. is a supplier of a full range of brush filling materials to brush manufacturers around the world. Special Features: Brush Fibers offers customers a comprehensive line, serviced from its Arcola warehouse, supported by warehousing facilities in North Carolina and Montreal. 10

4 Matt Ave. - P.O. Box 1130 Plattsburgh, NY 12901 USA Phone: 518-563-8420 Fax: 518-563-0581 E-Mail: ng@brushtechbrushes.com Web Site: www.brushtechbrushes.com Company Officers: Nora Gunjian, Zaven Gunjian Products: All kinds of twisted in wire brushes. 10 Bruske Products

7447 Duvan Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477 USA Phone: 708-532-3800 Fax: 708-532-3977 (Canada) 800-821-0411 (U.S.) E-Mail: bruskeproducts@ameritech.net Web Site: www.bruskeproducts.com Company Officers: Edward Bruske, President; Priscilla Bruske, Treasurer; Steve Schafer, David Cohea, Peter Airalis, John Briggs, Dave Tomlinson, Vice Presidents Products: Metal-backed Bruske Brushes, power sweeping, power scrubbing brushes, wash brushes, floor squeegees, knob scrubs, counter dusters, street sweeps, power sweeping filters, cleaning chemicals, staple set floor brushes, upright brooms, dust pans, scrapers, Blot It absorbent, Sea Horse

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sponges, sectional brushes and disc brushes. Brief History: Started over 35 years ago by Edward Bruske who was a Fuller Brush employee for 19 years. Mostly industrial/commercial products. Sells to Canada, South America, Western Europe. Special Features: Color-coded bristles and bolt-on handles. Sales force available for product demonstration and warranty. 10 By-Lo Mfg., Inc. d/b/a Aluminum Case Co.

3333 W. 48th Pl. Chicago, IL 60632 USA Phone: 773-247-7733 Fax: 773-247-8376 E-Mail: admin@aluminumcaseco.com Web Site: www.aluminumcaseco.com Company Officers: Joan J. Kosinski, President Products: “True-Grip” mop and broom holder. 10 R.E. Caddy & Company, Inc.

P.O. Box 14634 Greensboro, NC 27415 USA Phone: 336-273-3609 Fax: 336-378-6047 Toll-Free: 800-213-9224 E-Mail: rec@recaddy.com or sales@recaddy.com Web Site: www.recaddy.com



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Company Officers: Richard Caddy, President Products: Redrawn galvanized brush staple wire, strip brush channel wire, and mop winding wire; tinned broom winding wire; box stitching wire; and flat anchor wire. Also offered: Processed Mexican broom corn and yucca fiber; wood broom, brush, and mop handles; wet mop hardware and handles; polyethylene broom sewing twine; and nails, knives, and other supplies. R.E. Caddy has broom and brush wire in a variety of packaging to accommodate the customers’ needs: pay off packs, wood reels from 200 lbs. through 1,000 lbs., and plastic spools from 10 lbs. through 65 lbs. Inventories are maintained for quick turnaround of orders. R.E. Caddy has several reliable sources of processed Mexican broom corn. It also has a full selection of unprocessed broom corn and supplies, such as twines, knives, and nails, for the handmade craft broom market. Customers visiting www.recaddy.com can complete on-line purchases at the company’s e-commerce store. This service is aimed at craft customers, but can be utilized to buy other materials as well. R.E. Caddy accepts Visa and Mastercard for all purchases. R.E. Caddy & Company’s commitment is

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to work with customers to match raw material needs and delivery with their production requirements. The company will mark its 52nd year in operation during 2010. 10 Cardinal Brush Corp.

19925-A W. 161st St. Olathe, KS 66062 USA Phone: 913-780-2071 Fax: 913-829-5987 E-Mail: info@cardinalbrush.com Web Site: www.cardinalbrush.com Products: Brooms and brushes for sweeping and scrubbing machines. 10 Carlson Tool & Machine Company

2300 Gary Lane Geneva, IL 60134 USA Phone: 630-232-2460 Fax: 630-232-2016 E-Mail: sales@carlson-tool.com Web Site: www.carlson-tool.com Company Officers: John Carlson, CEO/President; Robert Sollinger, Sales and Service Manager Products: Carlson provides equipment to the brush manufacturing industry worldwide. Full range of manual to fully automatic staple-set brush machines; several metal strip channel producing machines and

binding and coiling equipment; and semiauto and full automatic twisted-in-wire equipment. Custom in house engineering and special products R&D available. Hank cutters, trimmers, flaggers-tipping machines and clean-outs are also available. 10 Carolina Mop

819 Whitehall Road Anderson, SC 29625 USA Phone: 800-845-9725 Fax: 864-225-1917 E-Mail: info@carolinamop.com Web Site: www.carolinamop.com Products: Mop buckets, wet floor signs, squeegees, dust pans, and carpet bonnets. As always, Carolina Mop carries a full line of wet mops, dust mops, brooms, brushes, and handles. 05 Cepillos El Castor S.A. de C.V.

Frias #667 Guadalajara JAL 44200 MEXICO Phone: 52-333-826-3536 Fax: 52-333-826-2805 E-Mail: gerencia@cepilloselcastor.com Web Site: www.cepilloselcastor.com Products: Push brooms, brushes, wet mops, dust mops, squeegees, structural foam brush blocks, fiberglass handles.


Push Brooms

Concrete Finishing Brushes

Street Brooms

Utility Brushes

Brand Handles and Dowels Honduran and Domestic Pine Hardwoods P.O. Box 330065 Fort Worth, Texas 76133 USA

Galvanized Pails

Bi Level Scrub Brushes

Direct importers/distributors of hot dipped galvanized pails, tubs, chip brushes, corn brooms, handles and other quality products. P.O. Box 932 * 1001 N. Cedar * Clarksville, TX 75426 (903) 427-2261 phone * (903) 427-5230 fax email: sales@magnoliabrush.com http://www.magnoliabrush.com

800-442-6353 (800-4-HANDLE) Phone: 817-361-8180 Fax: 817-361-8658 E-mail: amerwood@sbcglobal.net



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Brief History: Founded in Mexico City more than 40 years ago, the company became the leading brush manufacturer in Mexico and is becoming an important player in America. In 1994, the company started the export journey and today it ships products to several countries as far and diverse as Japan, Peru, Barbados, Brazil and U.S.A. During the last eight years the company established strategic alliances with other manufacturers that are world leaders in production of floor pads, rubber gloves, window squeegees and floor squeegees. Special Features: The company is able to produce “private label” programs and can develop special products under customer specifications. In fact, it also manufactures industrial and customized brushes starting with “one piece” orders. 08

making industrial mop hardware and janitorial supplies since the 1950s and, until recently, under the name of Woodbury Box Company. One of the company’s new product lines is the Z-Force Hands-free Dust Mop System. 09

Chief Manufacturing

Cleaning Technologies Group

P.O. Box 191 301 McIntosh Parkway Thomaston, GA 30286 USA Toll Free: 800-722-2061 Fax: 706-647-2790 Web Site: www.chiefmanufacturing.net; www.chiefclean.net Products: Chief Manufacturing has been

P.O. Box 1247, One Fuller Way Great Bend, KS 67530 USA Phone: 620-792-1711 Fax: 620-792-3146 E-Mail: ctginfo@cpac.com Web Site: www.cleaningtechnology.com Products: The Cleaning Technologies Group Franklin, Masury Columbia and Fuller Brush Professional – markets products, programs and

Chung Thai Brushes Co., Ltd. (See Xiamen Power Light Ind.)

No. 577, Tian Mei St., Nei-Hu Dist., Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C Phone: 886-2-27915661 Fax: 886-2-27911612 Web Site: www.ctbc.com.tw Products: The company supplies brushes for automotive, BBQ, household cleaning, winter solution, paint and sundry. It also offers squeegees, structural foam/solid plastic blocks and rubber wood blocks. 10

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services for janitorial, industrial and institutional cleaning. 07 Cocker-Weber Brush Company

104 E. Broad St. Telford, PA 18969 USA Phone: 215-723-3880 Fax: 215-723-0686 E-Mail: sales@cocker-weber.com Web Site: www.cocker-weber.com Company Officers: Lewis Daniels, President; Lewis Daniels Sr., Vice President Products: Tufted brushes - staple set, drawnin-wire, and epoxy set. Also offered are cylinder brushes, wheel brushes, handle brushes, flat brushes, irregular and odd brushes, end brushes, cup brushes, disk brushes, plate brushes, jewelers polishing brushes and dental laboratory brushes, as well as bases, hubs and handles of plastics, metals, woods, rubber, etc., tufts of synthetics, wires, animal and vegetable fibers. Brief History: Cocker-Weber Brush Company started in 1892 as the Weber Brush Company. In 1917 Ludwig Weber joined his company with the Cocker Brush Company. Both companies were located in Philadelphia, PA, serving the large industrial base in the city. During WWII the company supplied the military with dental brushes.

Royal Paint Roller Royal Paint Roller — a name known in the industry for over 35 years for top quality products, fine service and competitive prices. Manufacturer of paint rollers in ALL SIZES—from Slim Jim to Jumbo 21⁄4” I.D. in VARIETY OF FABRICS—including lambskin, kodel, lambswool, synthetic blends & “Lint Free” woven line. Also a complete line of frames, trays, paint brushes & painting accessories for the professional and Do-It-Yourself markets. Specializing in private labeling at competitive prices.

ROYAL PAINT ROLLER 248 Wyandanch Avenue West Babylon, N.Y. 11704 Tel: (631) 643-8012 • Fax: (631) 253-9428



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Cocker-Weber Brush Company continues to be recognized as the premier manufacturer of polishing brushes for the dental industry as well as the jewelry tool industry. The company continues to produce a wide variety of industrial brushes. It provides design services, prototyping and production of large and small. Brushes are distributed world-wide. Special Features: Cocker-Weber Brush Company provides full service from design to production, stocking and just-in-time delivery. It can team with a customer’s engineers or designers to produce the most functional and economical brush for the purpose. 10 Connors & Co., Inc.

400 D Lake St. Ramsey, NJ 07446 USA Toll Free: 888-324-1971 Phone: 201-818-7228 Fax: 201-934-9592 E-Mail: connorsco@att.net Products: Exclusive representatives in North America for Woehler brush machinery and technology. 08 Contek International

93 Cherry St. New Canaan, CT 06840 USA Phone: 203-972-1377, Ext. 15 Fax: 203-972-1043 E-Mail: wood@contek.net Company Officers: Stan Circle, John Chen Products: Wood handles, extension poles and blocks. Contek International Corp. has been one of the foremost manufacturers of wood products produced at its seven factories in Indonesia. A complete line of wood products can be tailored to special needs. The company’s proven success in the U.S. market guarantees the best quality and competitive prices. 10 Creative Poly, Inc.

620 W. Lincoln Avenue Rochelle, IL 61068 USA Phone: 815-562-9002 Fax: 815-562-8551 E-Mail: creative@rochelle.net Products: Creative Poly, Inc. is a manufacturer and printer of crown top (rounded corners), straight-edge, and custom shaped broom sleeves. Other items manufactured include mop and brush bags, reclosable zipper bags and wicketed bags. Creative’s printing department has the capabilities to print both line print and process print items to the customers’ specs. Printed rollstock can also be supplied for automatic packaging machines. Call Creative Poly, Inc., with any questions at 815-562-9002 or 866-304-BAGS.


The e-mail address is creative@rochelle.net. Rod and Walt Dudziak take pride in providing quality dependable service at a competitive price. 08 Crystal Lake Manufacturing, Inc.

P.O. Box 159 Autaugaville, AL 36003 USA Toll-Free: 800-633-8720 Phone: 334-365-3342 Fax: 334-365-3332 Web Site: www.crystallakemfg.com Products: Brooms (broom corn, blended and plastic), mop heads, deck mops, dust mops, dust mop frames and handles, broom handles, complete line of handles, industrial and household wedge mops, industrial and household mopsticks, angle brooms, lobby brooms, whisk brooms, sponge mops, push brooms, and utility brushes. Brief History: Crystal Lake Manufacturing, Inc., established in 1935, has become one of the nation’s leading producers of corn brooms, wet and dry mops, and broom and mop handles. It services all market segments in the United States and many export locations with brooms, mops, dust mops and handles. Crystal Lake is able to handle private label requirements and manufacture to specifications. 04 Culicover & Shapiro, Inc.

220 S. Fehr Way Bayshore, NY 11706 USA Phone: 631-918-4560 Fax: 631-918-4561 E-Mail: culicoverbrush@aol.com Web Site: www.culicoverbrush.com Company Officers: Richard Shapiro, President; David Shapiro, Treasurer Products: Floor brushes, garage brushes, counter dusters, radiator and window brushes, truck brushes, street brooms, corn brooms, baseboard brushes, bi-level scrubs, deck scrubs, hand scrubs, pot brushes, wet and dry mops, broom and mop handles, dustpans, squeegees. Brief History: Culicover & Shapiro was established in 1929 and operated out of a tiny loft in a building that now comprises the South Street SeaPort in New York. Over the years it has grown and changed and now occupies a large modern facility in Bayshore, NY. It can manufacture all types of brooms quickly and efficiently with modern CNC machinery, but still can run small orders and do hand work. It can also manufacture to specifications and frequently OEM for other brush manufacturers. 08 Deco Products Co.

506 Sanford Street Decorah, IA 52101 USA

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Phone: 563-382-4264 Fax: 563-382-9845 E-Mail: jraptes@decoprod.com Web Site: www.decoprod.com Products: Zinc die castings. Deco is a large ISO 9001:2000 registered U.S. zinc die caster, with more than 40 years of casting experience for the broom, brush and mop industry. Deco offers standard and custom made threaded tips and angular brackets. 07 Deligh Industries, Inc.

255 Conover Street - P.O. Box 310-154 Brooklyn, NY 11231 USA Phone: 718-875-1511 Fax: 718-237-4257 E-Mail: rdeligdish@aol.com Web site: www.deligh.com Company Officers: Robert Deligdish, President; Rudolph Deligdish, Vice President; Toby Deligdish, Secretary Treasurer 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. Special Features: The products listed are supplied in a variety of different put-ups: 5, 10, 35, 200, 500 and 1,000 pound spools. Filling wire is available in either crimped or straight, cut to length or on coils, spools, or bunched cores. Twisting wire is available in 200-pound coils, 2,000-pound carriers or straightened and cut lengths. Company Statement: Deligh Industries has had a long association with the broom, brush and mop industry. This has given the company the experience to engineer its products to best suit the needs of the industry. The wire it supplies is packaged in an extremely wide array of put-ups to meet the needs of each customer. However, it is the company’s goal to custom design its products, if necessary, to suit the specific requirements of customers. 10 Distribuidora Perfect S.A. de C.V.

Calle Cuatro No. 32 Naucalpan Edo de MEXICO 53370 Phone: 011 52 55 53 87 04 00 Fax: 011 52 55 55 76 24 44 E-Mail: rrk@brochasperfect.com.mx Web Site: www.brochasperfect.com.mx Company Officers: Jorge Ripstein, President and Director; Rodrigo Ripstein, Executive Director Products: The company offers tampico fiber, cup brushes, solvents, paintbrushes, end



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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. Brief History: Perfect has been in business for over 60 years in Mexico. The company first started selling paintbrushes and all sorts of brushes for domestic uses and industrial applications. The company later started distributing tooling for the construction industry, as well as tampico fiber all over the world. Newsworthy Happenings: The company now offers lamb’s wool paint rollers, rollers that eliminate bubbles when applying varnish, and abrasive circular wire brushes. 10


kets, Draper has always kept a focus on its traditional markets like paint roller fabrics and outerwear fabrics. Special Features: Draper features custom blends and heavy weight fabrics, all with the ability to be custom colored by a onsite dye house. The company has over 150 years of experience working with wool, and over 35 years working with recycled fibers and countless other fibers to choose from. 10 DuPont Filaments

7446 Central Avenue - P.O. Box 10247 Detroit, MI 48210-0247 USA Phone: 313-834-7910 Fax: 313-834-1178 E-Mail: mmfgcoinc@aol.com Company Officers: Bruce M. Gale Products: Floor and window squeegees. Commercial, industrial and retail for the OEM and super distributor. The perfect addition to your line. We are your source not your competitor. 10

Barley Mill Plaza 22/1154 Wilmington, DE 19880-0022 USA Phone: 302-992-3284 Fax: 302-892-0955 Web Site: www.filaments.dupont.com Products: DuPont Filaments provides high quality filaments for brush applications, plus global delivery to ensure the most cost-efficient production in local markets. With manufacturing facilities that span the globe and technical experts in multiple languages, DuPont Filaments meet filament needs worldwide. From FDA-compliant colorful filaments for oral care applications, to long synthetic tapered bristles for paintbrushes and soft “natural-feel” filaments for cosmetics, DuPont Filaments provides a broad range of product development and manufacturing solutions for individual product requirements. 05

Draper Knitting Company


28 Draper Lane Canton, MA 02021 USA Phone: 781-828-0029 Fax: 781-828-3034 E-Mail: kdraper@draperknitting.com Web Site: www.draperknitting.com Company Officers: Kristin Draper, President; Scott Draper, Vice President; Bob Vassi, Sales Products: Specializing in custom fabrics for paint rollers. Brief History: In 2008, Draper Knitting Company celebrated another landmark in its business, celebrating the sixth generation of the Draper family to serve as president of the company. Kristin Draper, the sixth generation president, believes that it is the reputation of the company, built on handshakes and promises and finding a company that is true to its word that has kept it in business so long. Over the past 10 years, Draper has had the ability to work and excel with recycled fibers which have helped bring the company into the “green” movement of today. The company has also ventured into new markets; including Draper Therapies, a line of finished products that use a fiber that has been proven to increase circulation and reduce pain. Regardless of branching out into new mar-

P.O. Box 151 Girard, PA 16417 USA Phone: 814-774-3137 Fax: 814-774-3463 Web Site: www.emscogroup.com Products: Mops, brooms, brushes, buckets & snow tools, lawn & garden tools. Brief History: Emsco Group was founded in 1867. The original product line consisted of products such as wooden mop buckets, carpet beaters, cow pokes & buggy whips. Emsco Group has changed quite a bit since the 1800s and currently manufactures and successfully markets over 12 product lines. 08

Dorden & Co., Inc., aka Dorden Squeegees

Evansville Association For The Blind / EAB Industries

500 Second Avenue, P.O. Box 6445 Evansville, IN 47719 USA Phone: 812-422-1181 Fax: 812-424-3154 E-Mail: EABindustrial@aol.com Web Site: www.eab.evansville.edu Company Officers: Karla Horrell, Executive Director and Controller; Dan Leraris, Sales & Marketing; Tony Goebel, Plant Manager Products: Deck mops – cotton and rayon, Mop heads – cotton and rayon, traditional

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and custom sizes available. All made 100 percent in the USA. Brief History: The Evansville Association for the Blind is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Indiana, on April 13, 1923. The Association serves and employs persons with physical and mental disabilities. Special Features: Manufacturing time available for mop production due to expanded capacity. Newsworthy Happenings: The Evansville Association For The Blind is celebrating 91 years of service and employment to the tri-state area. 10 Even Weight Brush LLC

P.O. Box 241 Gillett, WI 54124 USA Phone: 866-424-2627 Fax: 866-908-0267 E-Mail: ewbwi@yahoo.com Web Site: www.evenweightbrush.com Company Officers: Paul Wilting, President; Kurt Darrow, Vice President Products: Processing brushes for the cotton, tobacco, sugar and concrete industries. Brief History: Even Weight Brush has been in business since 1997. Its primary emphasis is on production of brushes for the worldwide cotton industry and the sugar processing industry. Recently, Even Weight Brush has added a line of concrete finishing brushes and a line of tobacco processing brushes. 10 F.M. Brush Co., Inc.

70-02 72nd Place Glendale, NY 11385 USA Phone: 718-821-5939 Fax: 718-821-2385 E-Mail: info@fmbrush.com Web Site: www.fmbrush.com Company Officers: Frederick V. Mink, President; Jeffery A. Mink, Vice President Products: Artist brushes, from professional to student, all levels. Industrial affiliations, marking, stencil, and parts cleaning. Camel hair to red sable plus a full range of synthetics. Painted and unpainted handles. Assembled in the United States and Thailand. Large quantities for bids at all price ranges. Name brand and private label with quick delivery. Brief History: F.M. Brush is the primary manufacturer of artist, cosmetic, surgical, ceramic, craft and custom-made brushes. Founded in 1929, with 80 years experience in creating high-quality brushes that feature the right blend of form and function. It is F.M. Brush’s commitment to quality that sets the company apart. The company will continue to innovate and train its people, and is proud of a dedicated workforce to assure customers of the best quality brush products.



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Special Features: F.M. Brush is known for its newly created brush styles in both natural hair and synthetics. Its expertise in component materials, broad selection of stock elements and a wide range of specialty options make F.M. Brush an ideal choice as a brush manufacturer. It is environmentally sensitive and supports the fight against animal testing. In addition, handles come from managed wood reformed station programs. 09

Brief History: For more than 15 years, Fili & Forme has produced monofilaments for various markets like home, personal care, industrial, technical and sports. Thanks to a completely automated manufacturing process, with cutting edge technology and machines, quality control, efficiency and competitive prices, Fili & Forme is day-byday a consolidated point of reference for some of the most important international companies. 10

Fili & Forme SRL

Via del Lavoro, 10 41018 San Cesareo sul Panaro (MO) ITALY Phone: ++39059921462 Export: ++39031856986 Fax: ++39059921463 Export: ++39031856273 E-Mail: export@filieforme.com Web Site: www.filieforme.com Company Officers: Gianantonio Pogliani, Export Sales Manager; Virgilio Serra, Export Sales Manager; Lorena Gamberini, President; Valeria Veronesi, Domestic Sales Assistant; Claudia Rigamonti, Export Sales Assistant Products: The Fili & Forme’s product line includes: Monofilaments in PVC that can be produced as UV resistant for long lasting under sun exposure, and antibacterial to reduce and avoid growth of bad smells forming; Monofilaments in polypropylene; PS and SAN. New Products: Fili & Forme has introduced two new product lines. FIBIO®: It’s a new complete project that includes the production of brooms and brushes realized with synthetic biodegradable filaments in PVC and PP; and plastic blocks that, produced with a special additive, become biodegradable, too. FIBIO® is patent pending by Fili & Forme. SEDUZIONE®: It’s the perfumed fiber patented by Fili & Forme that can be produced in PVC or PP. It is the only fiber which is able to release long lasting pleasant fragrances, keeping the same Fili & Forme quality.

Tel. (704) 342-9200 Fax (704) 342-9233 Email: wgtttc@bellsouth.net

Filmop USA

13622 Hwy 105 W Conroe, TX 77304 USA Toll-Free: 888-741-0707 Phone: 954-781-7699 Fax: 954-781-3433 Web Site: www.hpcclean.com Products: A manufacturer of microfiber mops, accessories and compartmentalized carts and buckets. Product line includes “long-looped” Rapido™ 3-D microfiber mop, Top Down™ Charging Bucket, Speedy™ folding microfiber mop and Total Mop™. Cart line includes split bucket designs that accommodate snap-in compartments for flexibility. 06

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The history of FIMM ITALIA S.p.A. dates back to the 1890s, and is part of the Spinelli Group, a machinery manufacturer. 10 Freudenberg Household Products LP

2188 Diehl Road Aurora, IL 60502 USA Phone: 630-270-1400 Fax: 630-270-1600 Web Site: www.ocedar.com Company Officers: Tom Molek, CEO & General Manager; Michael Dudiak, CFO Products: Mops, brooms, smallwares, cloths, scourers. Brief History: Freudenberg Household Products is the consumer division of Freudenberg, a 150-year-old family-owned business. It manufactures, sells and markets in the United States under the O-Cedar brand – a 100-plus-year-old brand that has category leading consumer awareness and preference. Special Features: The company is a leader in innovation globally for cleaning tools. It invests significant resource to understand consumers and their needs. Product development for the United States and all of North America is done in the company’s headquarters and manufacturing facility, just outside of Chicago. 10


202 N. Oak St. P.O. Box 75 Arcola, IL 61910 USA Phone: 217-268-5753 Fax: 217-268-5732 Web Site: www.fimmusa.com Company Officers: Fabio Meli Products: Metal broom handles, dust pans, caps and threads, closet rods, and shower rods. Brief History: Purchased Handles USA in April 2010. The company is owned by FIMM ITALIA S.p.A., and known as FIMM USA. The new division is housed in the same Arcola, IL, facility that was the home of Handles USA.

Furgale Industries, Ltd.

324 Lizzie Street Winnipeg, MB R3A 0Y7 CANADA Phone: 204-949-4200 Fax: 204-943-3191 E-Mail: tgibb@broom.com Web Site: www.broom.com Company Officers: Jim Furgale, President; Terry Gibb, Vice President; D’arcy Clendenan, CFO Products: Manufacturer of cleaning tools for the industrial, consumer and OEM markets. 8-Ender curling brushes. Brief History: Furgale Industries has supplied the industrial hardware and grocery markets in Canada with fine cleaning tools

Thomas Textile Co.

P.O. Box 35697 Charlotte, NC 28235

We offer a wide variety of yarns to the mop industry: 1.) .60/4, .80/8 cotton blend wet mop yarns on ball warps 2.) 4/plied 100% cotton and cotton blend dustmop and deck swab yarns 3.) Big Cheese single end yarn for loop-end mops 4.) Mopmaster products in cotton and synray blends



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since 1966. Special Features: Furgale is a leading manufacturer and distributer of brushes, mops and brooms in Canada. The company also takes pride in the fact that it is the world’s largest producer of curling brushes. Its brushes are sold in every curling country in the world and were used extensively in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. 10 G.D.F. SRL

Via Mazzini, 27 P.O. Box 71 Ufficio Postale Di Bazzano 40053 Bazzano BO ITALY Phone: ++39 051830189 Fax: ++39 051830263 E-Mail: gdf@gdfsrl.eu Web Site: www.gdfsrl.eu Company Officers: Gabriella De Franceschi, President Products: Extension poles, steel powder coated handles, multi-piece handles, plastic blocks for brooms and brushes, mops, buckets, cleaning tools, non-woven fabrics. 09 Garelick Mfg. Co.

644 Second Street - P.O. Box 8 St. Paul Park, MN 55071 USA Phone: 651-459-9795 Fax: 651-459-8269 E-Mail: mail@garelick.com Web Site: www.garelick.com Company Officers: Ken Garelick, President; Rick Garelick, Senior Vice President Products: Telescopic extension poles 6’, 8’, 12’, 18’ and 24’ lengths. Brief History: Garelick Mfg. Co. started in 1952. Metal fabrication is performed at two locations: St. Paul Park, MN, and Largo, FL. Special Features: Lightweight anodized aluminum, twist lock cams allow handle to be locked at any length, rolled tube edges, universal size screw adapter, five standard sizes. Quality features, real value. 10 Gift Sales Co.

P.O. Box 17082 Wichita, KS 67217 USA Phone: 316-267-0671 Fax: 316-267-2930 E-Mail: gscjansplymfr@juno.com Web Site: www.giftsalescompany.net Company Officers: Bill Myers, President /Owner; Katie Myers, Office Manager Products: Urinal screens, urinal blocks, plastic dust pans, toilet bowl mops, wall blocks, enzyme blocks, toilet bowl caddies, absorbents, bowl blocks in plastic cage, and the company’s new superior metal dust pan (one-piece construction, 20 gauge metal, 12inch edge, powder coating, reinforced handle.) 10

BROOM, BRUSH & MOP Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.

6247 Randolph Street Commerce, CA 90040 USA Phone: 323-724-7777 Fax: 323-724-1111 E-Mail: sales@gordonbrush.com Web Site: www.gordonbrush.com, www.marxbrush.com, www.milwaukeedustless.com Company Officers: Kenneth L. Rakusin, President and CEO; Bill Loitz, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Products: Miniature scratch and plater’s brushes, large scratch and plater’s brushes, cylinder/roller brushes (all sizes), single spiral and 4-wire single spiral brushes, double spiral brushes, micro spiral brushes, artist brushes, cosmetic brushes, forensic brushes, wire drawn brushes, custom and specialty brushes of all materials and configurations. Brief History: Gordon Brush was founded in 1951 by Don Gordon, a brush maker and machine builder. The company was purchased in 1973 by the Loitz family and was sold to Ken Rakusin and the Loitz’s son, Bill Loitz, in January, 1998. Gordon Brush has continued rapid growth in the industrial brush industry and invests heavily in the latest CNC controlled machinery. Special Features: Gordon Brush can make virtually any staple set, hand laced, wire drawn or twisted-in-wire brush to meet customers’ needs. Its in-house tool-making facility, coupled with state-of-the-art CNC equipment, provides Gordon with the ability to produce all brush components necessary for custom products. In addition, Gordon can imprint and private label brushes for the brush industry. 10 E. Gornell & Sons, Inc.

2241 N. Knox Avenue Chicago, IL 60639 USA Phone: 773-489-2330 Fax: 773-489-1102 E-Mail: sales@gornellbrush.com Web Site: www.gornellbrush.com Company Officers: Gus H. Treslo, President; Marjorie Gornell, Secretary/ Treasurer Products: Gornell built its reputation as a custom designer and manufacturer of quality brushes for industry and maintenance. Gornell is a leading supplier of scratch, platers and welder brushes, staple set on the latest CNC-controlled machinery. Gornell continues to custom-design and manufacture staple set and wire-drawn brushes for industry, using all types of wire, synthetic and natural fill materials. Brief History: E. Gornell & Sons, Inc., was founded in 1892 by Edward Gornell. For

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over 100 years, Gornell has been supplying quality brushes and excellent service at very competitive prices. E. Gornell & Sons continues to grow, producing quality brushes with the latest state-of-the-art CNC machinery. Special Features: Gornell will imprint and private label brushes for the brush industry. CAD/CAM design available. Special packaging is offered to meet specific requirements. Newsworthy Happenings: Gornell is celebrating its 118th anniversary. 10 Greenwood Mop & Broom, Inc.

119 Grenola Avenue Greenwood, SC 29646 USA Phone: 800-635-6849 Fax: 864-227-3200 Web Site: www.greenwoodmopandbroom.com Products: Greenwood Mop & Broom, Inc. was established in 1924 and is located in Greenwood, SC. Extensive product line includes mop heads, both wet and dry. Also, full complement of brooms, upright as well as push type. The balance of the line includes handles, brushes and related cleaning products. 04 GSC Manufacturing, Inc.

510 Merritt Avenue Nashville, TN 37203 USA Phone: 615-248-6556 Fax: 615-248-6558 E-Mail: info@gscmanufacturing.com Web Site: www.gscmanufacturing.com Company Officers: Gina Lofredo and Scott Atkinson, Owners Products: Manufacturer of premium quality wet mops available in cut-end, loop-end, finish mops and T-bar construction. The company offers a full line of launderable and disposable dust mops and frames. It assembles handles for both wet and dust mops. All mops are available in a variety of natural and synthetic yarns to meet every customer’s special needs. Natural and plastic brooms, push brooms and industrial brushes complete a full janitorial and commercial line of cleaning products. Brief History: GSC Manufacturing was incorporated in 2000 to become an industry leader in the production and development of cleaning products. Special Features: OEM programs, private labeling, custom packs, short lead times from receipt of order to delivery. 10 Hagco Industries

1052 N. Main St. River Falls, WI 54022 USA Phone: 715-425-7994 Fax: 715-425-7992



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E-Mail: hagcoinc@comcast.net Web Site: www.hagcoultramicrofiber.com Company Officers: Ted Hagberg, President; Traci Hagberg, CEO; Sam Schneider, Marketing Director; Nicole Bee, Office Manager Products: Hagco Industries is known as the Ultra Microfiber Company that has 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee, and offers quality products at competitive prices. Hagco Industries carries a full line of microfiber products for all customer wants and needs. The company carries two full lines of microfiber cloths which are the premium line and economy line. Both cloth sets are microfiber and are colorcoded for cleaning certain areas. The premium line is woven differently in each cloth, and each cloth is designed to clean certain areas. The economy line of microfiber cloths is similar in weight and texture. The company also carries different specialty cloths such as a microfiber waffle weave, heavy duty microfiber rubber cloth, and a strong cloth used for heavy-duty cleaning in factory areas. Hagco Industries has a full line of microfiber mops available such as wet mops, scrubber mops, wax mops, dry mops, and wet and dry mops. The company also has dry mops for wire frames and a chrome handle for wire frames. Microfiber string mops are also available in 10 oz., 16 oz., and 22 oz. sizes and can be used with a Quick Bite Handle or Grip Handle. The company carries different styles of bases and handles such as low rise base, high rise swivel base, aluminum base, wire frames, fiberglass handle, and telescoping handles. Hagco Industries has introduced a high duster for cleaning in tight places and cleaning fans. This duster has a thick plastic wand that has links that bend in any design for dusting. A microfiber sleeve covers the wand and traps the dust and particles in the electrostatic fur. Hagco Industries has also started an antibacterial line of products that contain a wet mop, wall washing pad, and a cloth that has an AEGIS label. AEGIS controls odor causing microbial growth. These products have thread woven in the products that is produced by AEGIS that collect 99.9 percent of bacteria from the surfaces. The company carries wall washing bases and wall washing pads that are similar to the wet flat mop pads. One new addition to the microfiber product line is the new scrubber microfiber sponge that can be used in all areas of the house. The sponge has one side that has a non-abrasive scrubber and the other side is smooth. Another product is the microfiber blue glove that is used wet or dry. This glove is used for dusting around the house, including all types



of window blinds. Brief History: Hagco Industries was established in 1967 and has been selling microfiber products for the last 15 years. The company is a veteran owned and operated small business. Microfiber products are imported from Korea and China. Hardware products are made in the United States and imported from Italy. 10 Ha-Ste Manufacturing, Inc.

P.O. Box 168 Union City, IN 47390 USA Phone: 800-228-6677 (MOPS) or, 937-968-4858 Fax: 937-968-4524 E-Mail: service@hastemops.com Web Site: www.hastemops.com Company Officers: Robin Stewart 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. 10 Hahl Inc.

126 Glassmaster Road Lexington, SC 29071 USA Phone: 803-359-0706 Fax: 803-359-0074 E-Mail: hahl.us@lenzing.com/plastics Web Site: www.lenzing.com Products: Nylon 6, 66, 610, 612; polyester PBT, PPN; abrasive nylon abrafil 612 SIC and AD grit; also diamond and ceramic grit specialties; nylon conductive, antistatic and UL VO flame retardant nylon. Brief History: U.S. plant of Hahl Filaments is part of Lenzing Plastics, also incorporating Pedex GmbH, Germany, a manufacturer of toothbrush fiber. TheLexington,SC,plant has undergone major change and investment in people and technology to bringitintolinewithastateof-the-art European operations in Germany, Austria and Czech Republic. 10

Hamburg Industries, Inc.

218 Pine Street Hamburg, PA 19526 USA Toll Free: 800-321-6256 Phone: 610-562-3031 Toll Free Fax: 800-603-4965 Fax: 610-562-0209 E-Mail: sales@hamburgindustries.com Web Site: www.hamburgindustries.com Products: Corn brooms, plastic brooms, whisk brooms, toy and lobby brooms, street brooms, garage brooms, floor sweeps, scrub brushes, detail brushes, dusters, dust pans, squeegees, wood handles, metal handles, fiberglass handles, wet mops, dust mops, mop handles, rotary brushes, wire wheels. Brief History: Hamburg Industries was established in 1894 as a corn broom manufacturer. During the past several years Hamburg Industries has acquired various companies which gives Hamburg the ability to manufacture mops, brushes & upright brooms. Hamburg Industries now manufactures and imports a full line of commercial and retail quality brooms, brushes and mops. Special Features: OEM, private label programs, quick turn around, and a customer service department that truly cares about its customers. 09

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

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



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Harper Brush Works, Inc.

400 N. Second Street Fairfield, IA 52556-2416 USA Toll-Free: 800-223-7894 Phone: 641-472-5186 Fax: 641-472-3187 E-Mail: info@harperbrush.com Web Site: www.harperbrush.com Products: Harper Brush manufactures and sells over 800 products, including industrial quality floor brushes, floor squeegees, counter dusters, car/truck wash brushes, upright brooms, scrub and scratch brushes, dust pans, buckets, mops and mopping equipment, ostrich dusters, microfiber cloths and mops and a variety of other commercial cleaning tools. History/Profile: Since 1900, Harper Brush has been manufacturing and marketing industrial, commercial, and now consumer quality cleaning products. The cornerstone of the product line is the Ultra Premium Push Broom made of the highest quality hardwood blocks and handles, steel handle braces and brush fibers. Harper has three manufacturing/distribution locations: Fairfield, IA; Stockton, CA; Greenville, NC. Harper Brush’s long history of direct selling through independent distributors gives it a unique insight into the end-users’ marketplace. This insight has allowed Harper Brush to anticipate and meet the market’s needs, resulting in world-class products and service for commercial and consumer customers alike. 09 Haviland Corporation

200 S. Hwy. U - P.O. Box 769 Linn, MO 65051 USA Toll-Free: 800-325-3915 Phone: 573-897-3672 Fax: 573-897-4497 E-Mail: squeegees@havilandcorp.com Web Site: www.havilandcorp.com Company Officers: Randy Haviland, Chairman of the Board; Jan Haviland, President; Alice Andrews, Director of Strategic Planning; Dale Heidbrink, Vice President of Operations; Randy


Wolfe, Senior Manager of Operations; Joyce Dudenhoeffer, Director of Marketing Products: Haviland Corporation manufactures over 700 different floor squeegees with custom variations available. Sizes range from 12” to 72” with most styles and sizes available in curved and straight. Haviland Corporation also manufactures a large selection of window squeegees, hygienic squeegees, grill squeegees; Floor scrapers; Handles - telescopic, wood, aluminum; Water-brooms; Wet/Dry vacuum floor machine replacement parts - squeegees, gaskets, splash guards, cartridges and skirts; Paving tools - seal coating squeegees, epoxy applicators, crack filler squeegees, pour pots, lute/rakes, tampers, and roller squeegees. Special Features: OEM programs, private labeling, bar coding, special packaging and custom products. Newsworthy Happenings: New from Haviland Corporation is the Microbe Spiker™ Squeegee. This squeegee is the revolution to stretching cleaning dollars. Microbe Spiker™ provides revolutionary cleaning, with percentage change of bacteria on surfaces, up to 99.9 percent reduction, without use of additional chemicals/water. This is accomplished through the use of Nanotechnology. 10 HIMESA Hilos Y Mechas S.A. de C.V.

P.O. Box 118 San Pedro Sula HONDURAS Phone: ++504-558-8141 Fax: ++504-558-8142 E-Mail: himesa@himesa.hn Company Officers: Robert Handal Products: HIMESA is the largest yarn manufacturer in Latin America. It spins a wide array of cotton, rayon blends, Acrylex®, synthetics, antimicrobial yarns, etc. The various styles that HIMESA uses for spinning yarns are Robbing, Open End/Friction and Corespun. These different methods enable HIMESA to produce an array of titles, colors and form options. HIMESA also produces every kind of mop

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imaginable (examples: loop end, cut end, deckmops, dustmops and disposables). It also offers an assortment of custom mops such as lay flat style, strip mops, double tailbanded mops, etc. The company also offers complete thread and twine manufacturing and can produce items from ne. 50’s down to coarse counts like ne. 1.0 thus enabling it to manufacture sewing threads, industrial threads, agricultural threads/twines and more. HIMESA’s facilities also include complete weaving operations for a variety of products like canvas, sheeting, tarpaulins, towels, cleaning and grill cloths, diapers, mop tape, etc. Brief History: HIMESA is a family owned and operated business with a 55-plus year history. The longevity of this company is due to the quality of products and the reputation that it has earned throughout time. With these traits, plus the strategic location of Honduras coupled with the precise export and fast shipping schedules, make HIMESA the large global exporting company that it is today. Special Features: HIMESA’s special yarn formulas have had great impact throughout the world. This is due to HIMESA tailoring each product that is manufactured to the individual needs and requirements of every customer and their specific marketplace. This customization and versatility allows HIMESA to comply with all customer needs, coupled with its prices and quality, plus the fact that Honduras does not have any quotas and in many cases no duties as well. This gives them an advantage over the competition. Newsworthy Happenings: HIMESA has been expanding its line of products to include ecological oriented Ecotex® yarns, made of 100 percent recycled materials. It has also increased its mop tape manufacturing division, offering a more diverse collection of sizes, colors, styles and types of mop tape, including custom jacquard lettering



Wolcott, CT 06716

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looms. HIMESA has also been expanding its global presence with its evolving Web site at www.himesa.hn that includes a downloads section with a variety of tutorials and informational presentations. With the evolution of communications, HIMESA offers U.S. phone numbers, where customers can call for the mere cost of a local phone call (Voice Over IP Internet Communications) and it has also added a free skype direct sales line, so that all international customers can talk for free, adding to an already instituted e-mail and messaging system. 08 Hoge Brush Company

202 E. South Street - P.O. Box 189 New Knoxville, OH 45871 USA Phone: 419-753-2351 Fax: 419-753-2893 E-Mail: dzwiep@hoge.com Web Site: www.hoge.com Company Officers: David Zwiep, Manager Products: Traditional, classic, time-tested staple set brushes; push brooms; maintenance and utility brushes. Brief History: Serving distributors and supply companies, co-manufacturers, dealers and stores since 1939. Special Features: North American hard-



wood blocks. Top quality natural and synthetic fibers. Experienced workmanship. Emphasis is placed on performance, durability and value. 10 Hoge Lumber Co.

701 S. Main Street - P.O. Box 159 New Knoxville, OH 45871 USA Phone: 419-753-2263 Fax: 419-753-2611 E-Mail: dzwiep@hoge.com Web Site: www.hoge.com Products: Hardwood brush blocks: floor, garage, street, deck, counter duster, scrub, and a wide variety of other styles of wood blocks. Dimensions, shapes, holes, slots, etc. are manufactured per individual customer’s specifications. Lumber and/or blanks in stock, ready to machine to order. Make and hold programs, blocks shipped per customer schedule. Other Hoge Lumber Co. products are kiln dried hardwoods, moldings and millwork, bowling lane components, dimension blanks, machined wood parts, construction materials and design services for commercial, agricultural, and residential customers. Brief History: Hoge Lumber Company was founded in 1904 and has grown from a local sawmill into a diversified manufacturer of products which are shipped worldwide.


Double Lip Spur Drills Drills For Plastics Special Half-Round and Spoon Drills

Often Copied But NEVER Equalled Standard Sizes Normally In Stock For Rapid Delivery For Availability And Pricing Contact Our Parts Dept.

TEL: 630.232.2460 • FAX: 630.232.2016 EMAIL: parts@carlson-tool.com


Special Features: Hoge brush blocks are made from kiln dried North American hardwoods. Why choose wood? People like the look and feel of wood. Imitators try to make their products look like wood. Wood is a renewable resource. In the USA, there is much more standing timber now than 10, 20, 50 years ago. Young, healthy trees produce oxygen and capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Wood waste is recycled at Hoge, reducing the need for fossil fuels. Wood is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. The natural choice for brush blocks. 10 Humboldt Broom Co.

901 East County Road 300 North Arcola, IL 61910 USA Phone: 800-677-2797 Fax: 800-360-4907 E-Mail: brooms@consolidated.net Products: Corn brooms, palm whisks, plastic whisks, corn whisks, child brooms. 08 Industrial Brush Corporation

P.O. Box 2608 Pomona, CA 91769 USA Phone: 909-591-9341 Fax: 909-627-8916 E-Mail: ibcsales@industrialbrush.com



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Web Site: www.industrialbrush.com Company Officers: John L. Cottam, President Products: Specials are Industrial Brush Corporation’s specialty. 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-inwire, 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, de-nibbling, 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. Brief History: Industrial Brush Corporation was founded in Arcadia, CA, in 1947. Over the years it has expanded from a single, small facilitymanufacturingbrushesforwashingCalifornia citrustosupplyingawiderangeofstrip,stapleset and other brush constructions from plants in Pomona, CA, and Lakeland, FL. 09 Interamerican Woods, Inc.

P.O. Box 5357 Eugene, OR 97405 USA Phone: 541-485-7338 Fax: 541-683-0647 E-Mail: iaw_woa@msn.com Web Site: www.interamericanwoods.com

Company Officers: O. Dean Lahr, President; Beverly Ann Lahr, Secretary/Treasurer Products: Wooden broom and mop handles, tool handles, plunger handles, etc. Brief History: Established in 1978, Interamerican Woods, Inc. imports wood dowels from Latin America (primarily Honduras) and Mexico for use as handles, table legs, and playground equipment. 10 International Representatives, Inc.

10 NW 42nd Ave., Suite 700 Miami, FL 33126 USA Phone: 305-529-9990 Fax: 305-529-9996 E-Mail: dbonilla@internationalrep.net Company Officers: David L. Flinn, Silvia A. Varona Products: Wooden dowels. 10 Interwire Products

355 Main St. Armonk, NY 10504 USA Phone: 914-273-6633 Fax: 914-273-6510 Web Site: www.interwiregroup.com Products: Holding wire (galv., carbon, stainless steel) and staple wire (galv., carbon, stainless steel); filler material (fine carbon, oil tempered, stainless steel, brass inconel, phosbronze). Stainless and galvanized strip for metal backing brushes. 06 Jason Mills, LLC

440 South Main Street Milltown, NJ 08850 USA Phone: 732-651-7200 Fax: 732-651-7222 E-Mail: mike@jasonmills.com Web Site: www.jasonmills.com Company Officers: Michael Lavroff, President Products: Five-inch mop mesh or any width variation of rachel knit polyesters or nylons. 10

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June 2010 The Jersey Jerry Broomsquire (Dr. Sam Moyer)

911 Larkspur Place S. Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 USA Phone: 856-222-0713 E-Mail: moyerbase@aol.com Web Site: www.broomcrafters.com Products: 1). Broomcorn seed: Machine harvestable hybrids, free samples. 2). Simple Inventions: Photos and instructions for making broomcorn harvesting machine, deseeding/threshing device, drying systems, broomcorn sizing device, portable kicker/wire winder broommaker, cord tensioner device, broom sewing press. 3). Publications: Booklet of instructions for making six designs of craft type brooms. “Book”: Six historic reprints on broomcorn and broommaking, early patents for simple machines and reprint of 1876 book and 1953 article. 4). Available for teaching craft schools, private apprenticeships, consulting at museums. Brief History: Growing broomcorn and making brooms with homemade equipment since 1977. Collaboration with Dr. Henry Hadley in Illinois since 1983 to develop machine harvestable hybrids. Special Features: Able to help entrepreneurs/economic development groups with the complete process of growing broomcorn/broommaking with low investment. Newsworthy Happenings: Crop was cut with tractor and sickle bar grass/hay mower. FREE: detailed growing/harvest report available on request by e-mail, book order, or stamped, self-addressed envelope. 10 Jewel Wire Company

Route 101 - P.O. Box 282 Pomfret, CT 06258 Phone: 860-928-6681 Fax: 860-928-6768 E-Mail: sales@jewelwire.com Web Site: www.jewelwire.com



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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 material and alloys: Brass alloy 260, phosphor bronze alloy 510, nickel silver alloy 745, untempered high carbon steel, galvanized low carbon steel. All alloys are available straight (level), pin or gear crimped. Brief History: Jewel Wire Company has a rich history starting in 1948, when an Italian immigrant, named John Mustica started the business in his garage in New Jersey with two customers, Weiler Brush Co. and Osborn Manufacturing Co. Both continue to this day to be customers of Jewel Wire Co. In the early 1960s, Mustica sold his company to John Giannuzzi, with the same quality and integrity he continued to grow and prosper for the next 25 years. Under Giannuzzi, the business expanded to include stainless steel products. In the mid 1980s when Giannuzzi was ready to retire, he sold Jewel Wire Company to National Standard Company. At this time, it was moved to a larger facility in Mount Joy, PA, and continued to grow. The company would be sold one more time to Loos & Sons, Inc., and in 1993 moved to Pomfret, CT, where it is located today. The Loos family has continued to grow the company, and expanded its manufacturing facility in 2000. Jewel Wire Company is still focused on the original owner’s humble beginnings by offering a quality product and excellent customer service. Special Features: 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. 10 Jofel USA, LLC

12100 Crownpoint Dr., #110 San Antonio, TX 78233 USA Toll Free: 800-875-6335 (800 US Jofel) Phone: 210-227-3779 Fax: 210-227-3782 E-Mail: info@jofelusa.com Web Site: www.jofelusa.com Products: Manufacturer of dispensers for paper towels, roll towels, tissue, napkins, soap, trash receptacles, caution signs. Brief History: The parent company of Jofel USA is in Alicante, Spain, “Jofel Industrial.” It has been in business for over 39 years. Offices are in Europe, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States. Jofel USA is located in San Antonio, TX, and serves North America and Canadian markets. Jofel USA has been in business since 1994. 10

BROOM, BRUSH & MOP Jones Companies, Ltd.

312 South 14th Ave. - P.O. Box 367 Humboldt, TN 38343 USA Phone: (Customer Service) 800-238-8334 (Sales) 877-849-2767 (Office) 731-784-2832 Fax: (Order) 800-235-9276 (Sales) 704-332-4494 (Office) 731-784-7131 E-Mail: jonesco@jonesyarn.com Web Site: www.jonesyarn.com Company Officers: Ralph Jones III, President/CEO; Richard Ayers, CFO; Andrew Dailey, VP Sales Products: Jones Companies, Ltd. produces the largest variety of yarns specifically engineered to meet the performance requirements of the floor care industry available from a single source. Jones’ yarns range in size from Ne 0.55 to Ne 6.0 yarns and include 100 percent cotton yarns, cotton/synthetic blend yarns, rayon blend yarns, polyester blend and recycled fiber blend yarns. In addition to the floor care yarns, Jones offers a complete line of tailband tape, headband mesh and sewing thread. Trademarked yarns include RF-Yarns™ Recycled Fiber yarns; Enviro-Color™ Yarns and BIO-100™ yarn. Product line includes cotton mops; microfiber mops; microfiber towels; synthetic carpet bonnets; cotton carpet bonnets and microfiber bonnets. Brief History: Established in 1936 by W.R. Jones, Sr., and W.F. Jones, Sr., Jones Companies, Ltd. is a third generation, closely held business located in west Tennessee. Since its beginnings, Jones has grown from a one room operation to a five plant facility separately housed in a half million square feet of production and warehouse space. Jones manufactures a wide range of coarse count yarns predominantly made from recycled mill waste. Jones is one of the largest spinners of coarse count yarns made specifically for the floorcare industry. In 1981, Jones expanded into structured nonwovens, operating as Jones Fiber Products. Today, JFP operates four production facilities. Jones global expansion includes a joint venture operation in Coimbatore, India. Jones & Noolkarar Textiles PVT., LTD., began operation in late 2007. This facility produces cotton yarn and cut-end mop products. Special Features: As a market leader, Jones is the only yarn spinning supplier that supports all of the floor care industry’s associations including the American Brush Manufacturers Association - ABMA; National Broom & Mop Manufacturers Association - NBMMA; and the International Sanitary Supply Association - ISSA with direct representation and active involvement.


Jones actively participated in the development of the ASTM certified industry standards for brooms and mops. In addition to supplying quality products, Jones’ services include product testing, customer exclusive product development, sales training and market intelligence. More than just another supplier, the Jones team welcomes the opportunity to become a contributing partner in customer growth strategies. Newsworthy Happenings: Jones commitment to the floor-cleaning industry continues with the addition of new alternatives to traditional spun yarns. nWET™ is a new nonwoven fabric strip material for limited-use wet mopping. The material offers superior performance at an exceptional value. In addition, Jones now offers a complete line of carpet bonnet products and conventional microfiber tube mops and towels. 10 K.R. Plastic Industries Co., Ltd.

Marketing Head Office: 1F No. 728 Chung Hwa Rd. Ho Mu Village Chung Pu, Chia Yi, Taiwan Phone: 886-5-2393687 Fax: 886-5-2396968 E-Mail: raihsing@ms17.hinet.net Web Site: www.raihsing.com Factory: 96 M.8 Laonadee Road T. Muangkao, Amphur Muang Khon Kaen, Thailand 40000 Phone: 66-43-324602-3, 325017-9 Fax: 66-43-324604 E-Mail: sales@kr-plastic.com Web Site: www.kr-plastic.com Products: Level Monofilament: hollow/solid; Profiles: round, cross, triangle, hexagon, star...etc. Other profiles as requested. Krex Taper Filament: pinex, trialoy, triex, manmade bristle such as squirrel, boar, badger, goat, Kolinsky, mongoose, weasel...etc. Material: PA6 / 66 / 610 / 612, PBT, PET, PP, TFP, PS, ABS, Victrex peek, copolymers, nodular, indicator, anti-static, anti-bacteria. Applications: toothbrush, hair brush, household & broom, industry brush, paintbrush, cosmetic & artist brush...etc. Other special brushes. Brief History: K: KKF is a fishing net factory with 35 years experience in Thailand. R: RS is a plastic extruding machine maker in Taiwan since 1950 with about 60 years machine fabricating experience. KKF & RS is a joint venture together in Thailand making all kinds of synthetic filaments for over 20 years. 10 Keystone Plastics Inc.

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Phone: 908-561-1300 Fax: 908-561-5189 Web Site: www.keystonesweepersbrushes.com Products: Extruded polypropylene filaments (custom color match) will meet exact specifications. Call Keystone for specific brush application at 1-800-635-1300. Fifty-plus year tradition of quality, innovation and service excellence. 06


mops, cottons, blends, rayons, and synthetics offered in narrow band, wide band, fan tail, looped-end, and screw type styles. It specializes in all types of dust mops from economy to high-end launderable diamond twist. Also offered are handles, brushes, brooms, frames, and the new microfiber products. Special Features: Private label, logos, UPC, bar coding, and OEM programs available. 06

Kiefer Brushes, Inc.

19 Park Dr. Franklin, NJ 07416 USA Toll-Free: 800-526-2905 Fax: 888-239-1986 Web Site: www.kieferbrushes.com Products: Kiefer manufactures an extensive line of floor and push brooms and brushes including paintbrushes, oven brushes, wire brushes and bowl brushes. 05 Kwick Clean and Green, Ltd.

309 - 13395 76th Avenue Surrey, BC V3W 6K2 CANADA Phone: 604-591-9122 Fax: 604-591-9118 E-Mail: info@envirobrush.com Web Site: www.envirobrush.com Company Officers: Terry R. Douglas, President Products: Enviro Brush® products are manufactured in Surrey, BC, Canada. The Enviro Brush® is designed for painting enthusiasts who hate cleaning paintbrushes, have a penchant for saving money, and have a desire to use environmentally friendly paintbrush products. The distinct feature that differentiates the Enviro Brush® from traditional paintbrushes is the replaceable bristle refill (Bristle Pack®). Benefits of the replaceable bristle refill include easy cleanup – simply remove the replaceable bristle refill and clean. Paint buildup in the ferrule is common with traditional paintbrushes, cleaning is a dreaded activity. The Enviro Brush® system applies tension to the bristle approximately 3/8 inch above the glue line to minimize paint buildup resulting in a fast and complete cleanup. If cleaning the replaceable bristle refill is not desirable, simply discard the replaceable bristle refill and replace with a new refill. 10 LaFitte Mop Co., Inc.

P.O. Box 577 Villa Rica, GA 30180 USA Phone: 770-459-5966 Fax: 770-459-1116 Web Site: www.lafittemop.com Company Officers: John LaFitte, President; Cathy LaFitte, Secretary/Treasurer Products: LaFitte Mop Co., Inc. manufactures (made in the USA) a broad line of wet

Lambskin Specialties

250 Dufferin Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2W 5J1 CANADA Phone: 800-665-0202 Fax: 204-582-5598 E-Mail: myron@lambskin.com Web Site: www.lambskin.com Company Officers: Albert Schultz, President; Myron Schultz and Melvyn Pollins, Directors Products: Leading supplier in the duster category; dust wand wool and feather dusters; synthetic and microfiber dusters; high dusting and floor dusting. Also, floor finish applicators, window care accessories, automotive care accessories. Company can also help design and manufacture exclusive products. 08 Lanoco Specialty Wire Products, Inc.

7 John Road Sutton, MA 01590 USA Phone: 508-865-1500 Fax: 508-865-5960 E-Mail: klannon@lanoco.com Web Site: www.lanoco.com Products: Manufacturer of high quality 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. Call for a quotation. 09 Lemieux Spinning Mill, Inc.

125 Route 108 Est., C.P. 2039 St. Ephrem, Beauce QC G0M 1R0 CANADA Phone: 418-484-2169 Fax: 418-484-5561 E-Mail: sergel@lemieuxspinning.com Web Site: www.lemieuxspinning.com Company Officers: Serge Lemieux, President; Marc Lemieux, General Manager 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 Ultra-Fresh (antibacterial), cotton blend mop yarn, and exclusive and custom mop yarn. New Greentex mop yarn is an envi-

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ronmentaly friendly blend of recycled PET and post-consumer fiber. Brief History: Lemieux Spinning Mill’s history dates back to 1906 when J.A. Lemieux founded his business on first-rate service and top quality products. In 1945, Clément Lemieux took over the business from his father, carrying on a tradition of well-known expertise. Since 1986, Jean-Paul Lemieux and his sons, Marc and Serge, have made the company a world-class manufacturer. At Lemieux, father and sons have always passed on the same philosophy of personalized service. 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. 09 Libman Company, The

220 N. Sheldon Street Arcola, IL 61910 USA Phone: 217-268-4200 Toll-Free: 800-646-6262 Fax: 217-268-4168 E-Mail: info@libmanpro.com Web Site: www.libmanpro.com Products: Complete line of brooms, brushes, wet and dust mops, specialty mops and related equipment such as dust pans and buckets. Virtually all products are manufactured in the USA for all commercial/industrial needs. 10 Line Mfg. Inc.

P.O. Box 6505 Walcott, CT 06716 USA Phone: 203-879-1481 Fax: 203-879-1530 Web Site: www.linemfg.com Products: Broom caps for both wooden and tubular handles; ferrules for the kitchen and garden tool industry; threaded shells for the broom and mop industry; and all other deep drawn metal shells, stamping or ferrules for the above-mentioned industries. Special Features: Line Manufacturing, Inc., has the skills, experience and specialized machinery to produce precision custom, high-volume component parts from ferrous and non-ferrous metals to precise specifications. It can provide virtually any contour, shape and finish, adding distinction and individuality to products and designs. The company will produce them accurately, at a fair price, and deliver them where and when needed. 05 Lomont Molding, Inc.

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Phone: 319-385-1528 Fax: 319-385-1533 E-Mail: denny@lomont.com Web Site: www.lomont.com Company Officers: J.D. Schimmelpfennig, President; Denny Heaton, VP Sales; Jason Bender, VP Operations Products: Complete line of structural foam molded and injection molded brush blocks. Also, Lomont builds tools and custom molds, all types of plastic parts. 10 Magnolia Brush Manufacturers Ltd.

P.O. Box 932 - 1001 N. Cedar Clarksville, TX 75426 USA Phone: 903-427-2261 Fax: 903-427-5230 E-Mail: sales@magnoliabrush.com Web Site: www.magnoliabrush.com Products: Floor brushes, garage brushes, street brooms, scrub brushes, wet mops, dust mops, concrete finishing brushes, janitorial items, detail brushes, counter dusters, vehicle wash brushes, masonry brushes, paintbrushes, utility brushes, floor squeegees, wax applicators, window brushes, corn brooms, hot dipped galvanized pails and tubs, variety of handles, wire scratch brushes. 08 Malish Corporation, The

4260 Hamann Parkway Willoughby, OH 44094 USA Phone: 440-951-5356 Fax: 440-951-0293 E-Mail: comments@malish.com Web Site: www.malish.com Company Officers: Terry J. Malish, Chairman; Jeffrey J. Malish, President & CEO Products: The Malish Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial floor machine brushes. With manufacturing facilities in the United States and China, and a sales office and warehouse in Europe, Malish is well positioned to handle customer requirements virtually anywhere on the globe. In addition to its strength in floor machine brushes, Malish also offers a full line of janitorial and foodservice/color-coded brushes for use in a wide variety of industries. More recently, the Diamabrush™ Floor Preparation System by Malish was introduced, offering a complete line of specialty brushes for prepping concrete and wood as well as mastic removal. Malish Plastics is a division of The Malish Corporation with manufacturing and sales operations at the corporate headquarters in Willoughby, OH. Malish Plastics specializes in custom thermoplastic extrusions to produce a wide range of profiles and tubes. 10

BROOM, BRUSH & MOP Manufacturers Resource, Inc.

P.O. Box 720396 Atlanta, GA 30358 USA Phone: 770-491-0080 Fax: 770-491-0101 E-Mail: sbpmri@bellsouth.net Products: Manufacturers Resource, Inc. provides all of the materials and machinery used to produce textile based mops. Materials include yarn, thread, tapes, fabrics, and machinery from the top manufacturers for wet mops, dust mops, tufted mops and pads. Tapes and threads for mattress production are also available. 02 Manufacturers Service Company

P.O. Box 1187 Portsmouth, NH 03820 USA Phone: 603-749-6676, 603-781-7374 (cell) Fax: 603-743-3151 E-Mail: mfgsvco@aol.com Company Officers: Charles Garabedian, President; Joan Garabedian, Secretary and Treasurer Products: U.S. produced brush stapling wire in galvanized, copper coat or tinned coated. Material is conveniently shipped from the Chicago area. Small lot orders from 100# up to truckload are the company’s specialty. Package sizes from 10# spools up to 1000# wooden reels are available. Normal lead time is two weeks after receipt of an order. Also supplies extruded aluminum tubing in standard or custom diameters and shapes. Stainless steel and copper tubing in cut lengths in various standard gauges or custom sizes are available to fill critical size and application requirements. 10 Marino Manufacturing

59 Talman Ct. Concord, Ontario L4K 4L5 CANADA Phone: 905-669-9949 Fax: 905-669-5750 Toll-Free: 800-265-6267 Web Site: www.marinomop.com Products: Brooms, brushes, mops, dust mops, mop handles, floor squeegees, dust pans, plastic bottles and trigger sprayers, food service products, washroom accessories, and more. 04 Marion Brush Mfg.

1685 7th Avenue Marion, IA 52302 USA Phone: 319-377-0167 Fax: 319-377-3208 E-Mail: janet@marionbrush.com Company Officers: Gary Bolden, President Products: Patented Chameleon Trac II rope brush, concrete finishing brushes, customized brushes for industrial equipment,


full line of brushes. Brief History: Established in 1954. Manufacturer of specialized industrial brushes. Special Features: Manufacturer of the patented Chameleon Trac II concrete finishing brush (rope brush). 10 Paul Marsh LLC

654 Madison Avenue, Suite #2009 New York, NY 10065-8404 USA Phone: 212-759-9060 Fax: 212-319-6214 E-Mail: paulmarshllc@earthlink.net, or marsh.llc@verizon.net Web Site: www.paulmarshworldwide.com Products: China bristles, horse hair, fine hair, synethetic tapered filaments (all colors), mixtures for paintbrushes (synthetic filaments & natural bristles), machinery new and reconditioned, parts and service, paint roller winding, cutting and finishing machines, roller frames, paint roller fabrics, phenolic paper, adhesive, covers, extension poles, handles, ferrules, brush pins, epoxy resins, etc. Brief History: Founded in 1959 by Paul S. Marsh, the firm has grown steadily. Paul Marsh LLC is presently an international supplier to the brush and broom trade, serving manufacturers in over 40 countries. Diversified departments within the company now supply manufacturing and trading concerns in a wide range of industries. 09 Mary Moppins

1083 Tyson Lane Eugene, OR 97404 USA Phone: 541-607-9498 Fax: 541-688-7195 Web Site: www.goclean.com Company Officers: Mary Findley, CEO; Reid Findley, CFO; Carolyn Cummins, Sales Manager Products: Mops, handles, wall cleaning pads, microfiber, degreaser, window cleaner, car wax, oxidation remover, leather cleaner, wood polish, hard water remover, terry towels, lint free towels, stain remover for grout. Brief History: After professionally cleaning homes, Mary Findley developed a new floor mop ideal for residential cleaning companies, small offices, medical offices, beauty and barber shops. Findley is a nationally recognized cleaning expert and carries a full line of green cleaning tools and cleaners. Special Features: Mary Moppins is dedicated to bringing customers the highest grade product for the best price. If customers can’t find the tools they need, Findley will find it for them. Newsworthy Happenings: Mops are a huge hit with nursing homes. They wash the towels in the morning, then spray the towels with disinfectant. Floors are mopped without buckets of water or rinsing. 10



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1615 Wisconsin Ave. / P.O. Box 200 New Holstein, WI 53061 USA Phone: 920-898-1560 Fax: 920-898-4588 E-Mail: sales@m-bco.com Web Site: www.m-bco.com Company Officers: Bryan Peters, Business Unit Director for the Attachments and Brush Divisions. Products: Power Broom Brush Replacements – flat wafers available in a variety of diameters, made of poly, wire or combination. Convoluted wafers also available in a variety of diameters and made of poly, wire or combo. Custom orders available. Brush replacements are available for street sweepers – offering gutter and tube brooms. 10

automat RPA, production equipment for round paintbrushes RFA, round paintbrush assembling machine RPM, and cleaning and trimming machine for round paintbrushes RSA. Mixing, metering and dispensing machines: Automated adhesive dispenser VGA; mixing, metering and dispensing machine for two-component resin systems MUD and MUD-R with adjustable mixing ratio. Brief History: MBK is a state-of-the-art, medium-sized engineering company located in Kisslegg in the Allgaeu (approx. 35 km northeast of Lindau on the Lake of Constance, Germany). Special Features: Maintenance and service for all types of machines, conversion and extension of machinery in stock. 09

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MFC, Ltd.

Friedrich-List-Str. 19 88353 Kisslegg Bad.-Wuertt. GERMANY Phone: 0049-75 63-91 31-0 Fax: 0049-75 63-25 66 Web Site: www.mbk-kisslegg.de Products: Machines for the production of paint rollers made of foam: Drilling machine MBO, drill grinding machine, gluing machine MKL also availavle with Corona, splitting machine MSP, ejecting machine MAS, round off machine MAR, frame bending automat BBM, automated assembly machine for roller cores KMA, foam gluing machine MKE, roller supply RZ, supply hopper BF, pea-hole burning machine ERB. Machines for the production of paint rollers made of plush and lambskin: Strip cutting machine STM and STM-R, plush cutting device PSE, turn over equipment SUV, tandem-turn-over-machine SUM, drawing device SAV, roller winding automat RWA, roller assembly machine RMA, roller treating automat RBA, radiator plush roller winding automat HWA, radiator plush roller assembly automat HMA, production automat for radiator rollers HFA, roller supply RZ and supply hopper BF. Machines for the production of flat and round paintbrushes: Flat paintbrush automat with automated adhesive dispenser FPA, automated cleaning and trimming machine for flat paintbrushes ABM-K and ABM-L also for synthetic fiber, inserting and stapling machine EHM extendible with printing device and packing unit, paintbrush packing automat PEA, tuft dividing machine BAM, bristle vibrator BAG, shearing and trimming machine ZSM, wall brush assembly device FME, round paintbrush

1904 Freight Street Laredo, TX 78041 USA Phone: 956-724-5191 Fax: 956-725-8080 E-Mail: info@mfc-usa.com Web Site: www.mfc-usa.com Company Officers: David Kalisz Products: Tampico fibers, union mix, semi-patent fiber, palmyra, bassine, horsehair, horsehair mixtures with tampico fiber and/or synthetic. Boar bristle mixtures (natural and/or with synthetics), paintbrush mixtures of synthetic and natural bristles. Tipping, flagging, mixing and dyeing of taper synthetic fiber for paintbrush industry. Also rice (broom) root and metal handles. Brief History: MFC, Ltd., with roots as a supplier to brush manufacturers going back over 100 years, is proud to continue to provide customers with quality products and excellent service at competitive prices. 10 Michigan Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.

7446 Central Avenue - P.O. Box 10247 Detroit, MI 48210-0247 USA Phone: 313-834-1070 Fax: 313-834-1070 Toll-Free: 800-642-7874 E-Mail: mmfgcoinc@aol.com Web Site: www.mi-brush.com Company Officers: Bruce M. Gale, President/Managing Director Products: Specializing in all types of brooms, brushes, mops, squeegees, paint rollers and related products. Special order products for machinery and equipment including oversize paint rollers, brushes, and squeegees are available. Prototypes and long or short runs invited. 10

June 2010 Mill-Rose Company, The

7995 Tyler Blvd. Mentor, OH 44060 USA Phone: 440-255-9171 Fax: 440-255-5039 E-Mail: info@millrose.com Web Site: www.millrose.com Company Officers: Paul Miller, President Products: The Mill-Rose Company is suited to manufacture brushes as tiny as .018” in diameter to 15” wire wheel brushes, using a diverse range of metals and both natural and synthetic fibers for bristle material. Production runs vary from high-volume standard or custom orders to small-volume specialty orders. Style and types of brushes include, but are not limited to, twisted-inwire, strip brushes, staple set, end, cup, wheel, drawn and more. Mill-Rose offers a complete range of standard materials (high carbon, stainless steel, brass, bronze, nylon, bristle) etc., a variety of animal hair, and more. Also offered are aluminum silicate, and different grits of diamond-mixed aluminum oxide and silicon carbide, as well as different grits of plain aluminum oxide and silicon carbide. History: The Mill-Rose Company is the largest U.S. manufacturer of twisted-in-wire brushes used in virtually every type of industry throughout the world. Mill-Rose experienced significant growth from its humble beginning in 1919, and today operates manufacturing and warehouse facilities throughout the United States and Mexico. A 64,000square-foot production facility in Mentor, OH, and 33,000-square-foot production facility in Mexico feature the latest manufacturing techniques and quality-control programs. Production is complemented by a 70,000square-foot distribution center with state-ofthe-art inventory management and distribution. Special Features: The Mill-Rose Company specializes in designing and manufacturing brushes used in new and unique applications. Many of these brushes do not actually brush, and are used in all types of manufacturing where off-the-shelf brushes simply don’t work. Applications include static dissipation, material handling, augers, heat sinks, filters and more. These unBrushes® can be made to any size and shape, and produced in any quantity. unBrushes® can be manufactured to customer drawings, or designed and manufactured by Mill-Rose. 08 Milwaukee Dustless Brush Gordon Brush Wisconsin, LLC

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Toll-Free: 800-632-3220 Fax: 323-724-1111 E-Mail: sales@milwaukeedustless.com Web Site: www.milwaukeedustless.com Company Officers: Kenneth L. Rakusin, Manager Products: A full line of maintenance tools and brushes for the janitorial and industrial supply markets, including: Speed Sweep® floor brushes, Speed Squeegee® floor squeegees, Speedy Corn® upright brooms, Speedy Mop® self-wringing cellulose sponge mops, hand held utility brushes, counter dusters, deck scrubs and vehicle washing brushes. HySWEEP™ hygienic cleaning tools are not only manufactured with a compression lock handle system but also meet the hygienic requirements of the food processing, healthcare, agriculture and safety industries. A full line of replacement brooms are offered for both mechanical and air street sweeping equipment, including: Speed Sweep® tubetype main brooms, Tuft Sweep™ tufted main broom strips, gutter brooms, wafer segments, vacuum sweeper extension brooms. Custom designed brush capabilities include staple-set cylindrical brushes. Brief History: Milwaukee Dustless Brush Co. was founded in 1897 in Milwaukee, WI. The original “Dustless” floor brush included a reservoir in the brush back which fed a sweeping fluid to the floor surface. This design was highly effective in preventing dust and dirt from rising into the air. Over the years, Milwaukee Dustless Brush has improved upon the “original” dustless brush concept and has become a leading innovator in janitorial brush design and production. Satisfying customers’ changing needs with superior product design serves as the driving force behind the company’s growth. Company Statement: In December 2005, Gordon Brush Wisconsin, LLC purchased the assets of Milwaukee Dustless Brush and has since moved the manufacturing from Milwaukee, WI, to an ultramodern facility in Delavan, WI. In its continued pursuit to efficiently manufacture the highest quality products, Gordon Brush Wisconsin, LLC has invested in state-of-the-art brush/broom machinery which, when combined with over 100 years of brush manufacturing knowledge, will keep the company at the forefront of the janitorial brush manufacturing industry. 10 Thomas Monahan Co., The

202 N. Oak Arcola, IL 61910 USA Phone: 217-268-4955 Fax: 217-268-3113 E-Mail: tim@thomasmonahan.com


Web Site: www.thomasmonahan.com Company Officers: Jim, Pat, Tim, Jon, and Chris Monahan Products: The Thomas Monahan Company is the parent of the Monahan family of companies – Brush Fibers, Inc. (natural and synthetic filaments), Monahan Filaments (synthetic filaments), and Whitley Monahan Handles Company (wood handles). See separate listings for these companies in this issue. The Thomas Monahan Companies manufacture and sell component parts for the manufacture of brooms and mops. They have proven sources in the USA, China, Mexico and around the world. The Monahan Company has a large selection of metal and plastic wet mop hardware and dust mop frames and connectors. It sells broom braces, and offers microfiber pads and bases. Monahan offers dust mop heads and specialty wet mops including non-wovens, spunlace, and microfiber yarn mops. The Thomas Monahan Company is a OEM manufacturer of self-wringing mops, and a wide variety of mopsticks, especially for the janitorial trade that includes wood, metal and fiberglass handles. It makes roller mops, metal and plastic hinge mops and butterfly mops as well as sells the component parts. It carries a full line of fiberglass handles which feature a swivel cap and threads. Through its Whitley Monahan Handles Company, Monahan offers quality handles in pine and hardwoods in clear lacquer, painted or plain sanded, with tapers, tennons or threads, in all standard diameters and lengths. The company is the exclusive distributor of Bamwood – a manufactured wood made from bamboo. Through its Brush Fibers and Monahan Filament companies, Monahan manufacturers synthetic filaments and sells them along with imported natural fibers to the brush industry. The Thomas Monahan Company sells broomcorn and natural filler fibers, plastic angle brooms, and broom twine. The company also offers products from foreign sources on a container load basis for direct shipment at nice savings. Brief History: The company has been a family business since 1922, now managed by its fourth generation of Monahans. Company Statement: The Thomas Monahan Co. stands behind everything it sells. The company prides itself on fast, courteous service. 10 Monahan Filaments

202 N. Oak St. Arcola, IL 61910 USA


Toll Free: 800-451-3448 Fax: 217-268-3113 E-Mail: info@monahanfilaments.com Web Site: www.monahanfilaments.com Company Officers: Ned Lunt, CEO; Brian Crawford, Director of Sales & Marketing Products: Broad selection of synthetic filaments in a wide range of diameters for the brush and monofilament industries. Nylon, polyester, polyethylene, and polypropylene fibers find application in industrial, construction, automotive, personal care, paint, and janitorial markets. Exclusive representative for Tai Hing Nylon Products in North America. 10 Mount Joy Wire Corp.

1000 E. Main Street Mount Joy, PA 17552 USA Phone: 717-653-1461 Fax: 717-653-6144 E-Mail: sales@mjwire.com Web Site: www.mjwire.com Company Officers: Tom Duff, President & CEO; Ty Krieger, VP of Operations; George Belforti, Director of Sales & Marketing; Jon Stine, Plant Manager 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. 10 National Wire & Metal Technologies, Inc.

200 Harrison Street Jamestown, NY 14701 USA Phone: 716-661-9180 Fax: 716-661-9189 E-Mail: national@netsync.net Web Site: www.homemaid.us Company Officers: Bump Hedman, President; Tammy Snyder, Vice President; John Hedman, Vice President of Operations; Lucienne Hedman, Treasurer Products: Twist mops, dust mops, sponge mops, roller mops, butterfly mops, commercial metal wet mops, broom braces, brush scrapers. Other product lines and capabilities include metal stamping, wire forming, welding, tool and die capabilities, assembly and metal finishing operations. Brief History: The Hedman Family and its ancestors have been manufacturing since 1904. The original manufacturing company was started by Glenn Greene Sr. and then carried on by his children. Through the years, the Hedman Family pursued other paths and in 1999 decided to work together in starting their own manufacturing company. In March of 2000, the family formed National Wire and Metal Technologies, Inc., which now



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employs approximately 30 people in Jamestown, NY. The company plans to continue to grow and diversify its customer base, along with improving current product lines and manufacturing processes. It will also continue to expand into new product lines and potentially create new manufacturing capabilities. Special Features: The company manufactures sponge mops and other cleaning products for large companies such as Rubbermaid, O-Cedar Brands, and Butler Home Products. Many of the mops that are available at commercial distributors and major retailers such as Kmart, Wal-Mart, Target and grocery stores are produced in Jamestown. 10 Nation/Ruskin, Inc.

206 Progress Drive Montgomeryville, PA 18936 USA Phone: 267-654-4000 Fax: 267-654-4010 E-Mail: nationruskin@nationruskin.com Web Site: www.nationruskin.com Company Officers: Ray Adolf, President; Alex Adolf, Executive V.P. Products: Paint sundries: Drop cloths, painters rags, cheesecloth, sponges, staining pads, gloves, tack cloths, dust masks, terry towels, glass towels, shop towels, microfiber cloths, mitts, tarps. 10 Newkor, Inc.

10410 Berea Rd. Cleveland, OH 44102 USA Phone: 216-631-7800 Fax: 216-631-7886 E-Mail: gbarr@newkor.com Web Site: www.newkor.com Company Officers: Gordon Barr, President Products: Newkor manufactures paper or phenolic cores. It offers a wide range of material selections including: kraft paper, aluminum foils, custom colors and printing. Newkor can manufacture any wall thickness, length and inside diameter. Brief History: Newkor, Inc. has been in business since 1972. It manufactures plain and phenolic cores, and will deliver exceptional quality. Special Features: Unique phenolic-impregnated feature offers added strength and resistance to chemicals and solvents as a result of the company’s proprietary technology for resin saturation. 10 Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar

131 N. Railroad Avenue Paxton, IL 60957 USA Phone: 217-379-2377


Fax: 217-379-9901 E-Mail: sales@nexstepcommercial.com Web Site: www.ocedarcommercial.com Company Officers: Todd Leventhal, President; Stan Koschnick, Vice President, Operations; Todd Mauer, Vice President, Sales & Marketing Products: A complete line of commercial cleaning products... brooms (angle and traditional upright), floor sweeps, brushes (utility, counter, scrubs and bowl), wet mops (traditional), mops (self-wringing, sponge and roller), dust mops, microfiber (cloths, wet mops, dust mops, dusters, bonnets, heads/holders, cleaning systems, etc.), squeegees (floor and window), dusters, carpet sweepers, bonnets, dispensers, sponges, floor mats, rotary brushes, pad drivers, hardware for rotary brushes, carts and mop buckets and wringers. Brief History: Long-time industry experts Todd Leventhal and Stan Koschnick - both executives with O-Cedar Brands and Viking Industries with more than 60 years combined experience in the cleaning industry - bought the commercial division in 2003 from OCedar Brands. The new company, Nexstep Commercial Products, is the exclusive licensee of O-Cedar for commercial products. Its products are manufactured and distributed out of its two main facilities located in the Midwest. The company is dedicated to providing its customers with innovative, top quality products at very competitive prices and with worldclass customer service and flexibility. The product slogan “O-Cedar Makes Your Life Easier®” exemplifies Nexstep Commercial Products (exclusive licensee of O-Cedar) commitment and know-how to make cleaning quicker and easier for today’s operators/end-users. Special Features: Nexstep Commercial Products, (exclusive licensee of O-Cedar), is committed to protecting the environment and improving the current state of Earth’s ecosystem. Recently, it launched a complete line of “green” solutions, supported by the distinguished “Green Environmentally Designed Products” seal of approval. All “Nexgeneration” solutions are classified into one or more of the following categories: Post industrial waste, recycled resin, renewable resource, new technological materials, materials reduction, recycled pulp. Nexstep Commercial Products (Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar) will continue to conduct market research to understand today’s operators/endusers needs and do its part to protect the environment and improve the current state of Earth’s ecosystem. Newsworthy Happenings: Nextstep Com-

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mercial Products (Exclusive Licensee of OCedar) continually develops “Nexgeneration” solutions to make its customers life easier. This includes developing “ecofriendly” solutions as exemplified by its “Green Environmentally Designed Products” seal of approval and recently launching over 50 new “Nexgeneration” solutions. 10 Norshel Industries, Inc.

2933 River Rd. Croydon, PA 19021 USA Toll Free: 800-355-MOPS Fax: 215-788-5225 E-Mail: sales@norshel.com Web Site: www.norshel.com Company Officers: Eric Leibowitz, President; Norman Leibowitz, CEO; Aaron Leibowitz, Secretary Products: Wet mops, handles, dust mops, brushes, dust pans, poly and corn brooms. 06 Northeast Ltda.

Rua Lisboa, 453-000 Sao Paulo S.P. 05413-000 BRAZIL Phone (U.S.): 917-842-5062 Phone: 55 11 3085 4955 Fax: 55 11 3081 2176 E-Mail: michaelg@northeast-brazil.com Web Site: www.northeast-brazil.com Company Officers: Michael Grossman, Elaine Kimoto, Isabela Zanini Products: FSC and non-FSC wooden handles; softwood and hardwood, all finishing available: sanded, lacquered or painted; all accessories such as metal threaded tips, thread on wood, tenon, domed, plastic caps, etc. available, as are bar codes and private labels. All packing available including strip pack, box pack, etc. Metal handles and angle brooms are also available. Brief History: Northeast, over the past six years, has developed into the prime resource for quality and legally logged wooden handles out of Brazil. Reliability, consistent quality and timeliness of shipping has become synonymous with Northeast and the Malinski factory. Multi-annual logging contracts will guarantee its raw material for years to come. Newsworthy Happenings: During 2010, Northeast Ltda. will gradually introduce its full line of FSC hardwood handles to go along with its current FSC pine handles. This is in addition to the company’s Tauari hardwood species, the current market standard. 10 Northern Wood Products, Inc.

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E-Mail: norwoodprod@centurytel.net Company Officers: Dennis Peterson, President; Mark Peterson, Vice President; Derek Peterson, Secretary and Treasurer Products: Wood handles and wood brush blocks manufactured for the broom, brush and mop industries. 10 O’Dell Corporation, The

P.O. Box 540 Ware Shoals, SC 29692 USA Toll-Free: 800-342-2843 Fax: 800-445-1533 E-Mail: info@odellcorp.com Web Site: www.odellcorp.com Company Officers: John Stroud, President; William B. “Chip” O’Dell, COO; Michelle Harrison, VP Operations Products: Wet mops; dust mops; microfiber bucketless systems; microfiber wet and dry pads; microfiber cloths; disposable biodegradable dry dusting sheets; deck mops; handles; janitorial accessories; brooms; brushes; dusters - microfiber, polywool, lambswool, and ostrich; squeegees; carpet bonnets; environmentally friendly cleaning tools - EchoMop, wet mops, dust mops, handles, Grip-N-Flip microfiber mitts; Double Green brooms and brushes; MicroWash microfiber cleaner. Brief History: O’Dell Mop and Broom Company was founded in 1945 by returning veteran William O’Dell Sr. The O’Dell Corporation has grown at a steady pace since then, and is now one of the leaders in the cleaning products industry. O’Dell provides custom manufacturing and packaging, as well as a full line of environmentally-friendly cleaning tools, The EchoLine®. Newsworthy Happenings: O’Dell introduces in 2010 an integrated line of advanced microfiber cleaning tools. 10 Offshore Milling Services

8968 SW Joe Court Tigard, OR 97223 USA Phone: 503-244-1516 Fax: 503-452-9855 E-Mail: mary@offshoremilling.com Web Site: www.offshoremilling.com Company Officers: Mary A. Inman, President; Dave Inman, Vice President Products: Screws, nuts, bolts, washers, stamped parts, steel, stainless, brass. Brief History: Offshore Milling Services, Inc. has more than 20 years of experience importing special threaded fasteners and other products from overseas. The company has strong relationships with many foriegn factories and an in-depth knowledge of their products and capabilities. This real-life expertise guarantees that the company can pay attention to every detail of an order and ensures customers will get the best product at the


best price, the first time. Special Features: The company imports products directly from the factory to customers’ factories. It checks quality through a tested samples process, and guarantees products meet order specifications. The company has many standard stainless steel screws in-stock in Taiwan. It can ship immediately. Check the company’s Web Site and submit RFQs directly. 10 P & A Industrial Fabrications, LLC

1841 North Main St. Roxboro, NC 27573 USA Phone: 919-451-6200 Fax: 336-597-7750 E-Mail: jonathan.adams@paifllc.com Web Site: www.paifllc.com Company Officers: Jack Adams Products: Supplier of woven paint applicator fabrics including: polyester, recycled polyester, acrylic, and microfiber. 10 PADCO Inc.

220 Elm St., SE Minneapolis, MN 55414 USA Phone: 612-378-7270 Toll Free: 800-328-5513 Fax: 612-378-9388 Web Site: www.padco.com Products: One of the fastest, most efficient floor finish applicators available. For hardwood, resilient, vinyl, concrete, tile, and stone finishes and coatings. PADCO t-bar floor coaters’ cushioned squeegee action applies a smooth, flawless finish with water-borne, wax, and mild solvent coatings, in a fraction of the time of traditional applicators. Normal application rate is 10,000 square feet per hour with no streaks or bubbles. PADCO offers a full line of floor finish applicators, trim pads, extension poles, trays and accessories. Visit www.padco.com/floortools. 05 Paint Brush Corporation

P.O. Box 371 Vermillion, SD 57069 USA Phone: 605-624-8601 Fax: 605-624-6909 E-mail: jill@paintbrushpartsbrush.com Web Site: www.paintbrushpartsbrush.com Company Officers: Leslie R. Johnson, President; Douglas Johnson, Vice President Products: Paintbrushes for the professional, as well as automotive parts cleaning brushes. Worldwide distribution available. Paint Brush Corporation is now in its 64th year. 10 Paragon Mop Company

4401 Wilkinson Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28208 USA


Phone: 704-391-7525 Fax: 704-391-7437 E-Mail: paragonmop@worldnet.att.net Web Site: www.paragonmop.com Products: A full line mop manufacturer offering standard cut-end wet mops, premium loop mops, a wide variety of dust mops, corn brooms, handles for wet mops and dust mops, dust mop frames and carpet bonnets. The company’s flexible manufacturing capabilities, quality, service, and competitive prices set the standard for proven, reliable performance. 09 Patrick Yarn Mills, Inc.

501 York Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086 USA Phone: 704-739-4119 Fax: 704-739-9276 E-Mail: sales@patrickyarns.com Web Site: www.patrickyarns.com Products: Patrick Yarn Mills offers a complete product line of high quality yarns for wet mops, dust mops and finish mops. The company’s modern manufacturing facilities produce cotton yarns, synthetic blends, and specialty mop yarns, including anti-microbial and microfiber products. 06 PelRay International, LLC

610 Lanark Drive #202 San Antonio, TX 78218 USA Phone: 210-757-4640 Fax: 210-650-8103 E-Mail: info@PelRay.com Web Site: www.PelRay.com Company Officers: Michael McKenzie, CEO; Ray LeBlanc, COO; Bart Pelton, CFO; David McGee, Sales Manager Products: Raw materials – natural fibers: broomcorn, yucca, palmyra, and tampico; mop yarns: cotton, rayon, microfiber, PET; wood handles: hardwood, pine as well as FSC handles; metal handles: plastic coated and powder painted; mop and brush hardware. Finished items – imported plastic angle brooms, mop handles, corn brooms, deck mops, push brooms, and brushes all made to customer specifications. Also offered are mop buckets, wet floor signs, floor and window squeegees, and more. Brief History: PelRay International was started in October 2008 to serve manufacturers of brooms, mops, and brushes worldwide. Although it is a new company, its managers and sales staff each have over 20 years experience in the industry and over 100 years combined. The company’s staff is ready to serve customers easily in Spanish or English. Hablamos expañol. Newsworthy Happenings: From PelRay’s new warehouse in San Antonio, TX, ship-



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ments can reach customers anywhere in the continental United States, Mexico or Canada in less than a week. 10 Perfex Corporation

32 Case Street Poland, NY 13431 USA Phone: 315-826-3600 Fax: 315-826-7471 E-Mail: perfex@perfexonline.com Web Site: www.perfexonline.com Products: Brooms, brushes and mops. 09 PFERD Advance Brush

30 Jytek Drive Leominster, MA 01453 USA Toll Free: 800-342-9015 Fax: 978-840-6421 E-Mail: sales@pferdusa.com Web Site: www.pferdusa.com Products: Maintenance brooms; handles; squeegees; utility brushes; flue, pipe, roller brushes; paintbrushes; rollers and accessories; scratch brushes; polishing tools; custom brushes. Brief History: Founded as Manufacturer’s Brush Co. in 1911, in Cleveland, OH, the company catered to the newly industrialized U.S. economy. Subsequently renamed Advance Brush in the 1960s, it was acquired by Milwaukee Brush in 1984. Both brands continued. In 1997, Milwaukee Brush was acquired by PFERD INC., a subsidiary of August Rüggeberg GmbH, Germany, a worldwide producer of hand finishing abrasives, brushes and power tools. Special Features: While offering an extremely broad variety of industrial quality brushes, it is part of the larger PFERD family of hand finishing products allowing both users and distributors to consolidate their vendor base. Newsworthy Happenings: The Milwaukee Brush brand name was folded into Advance Brush Brand, the sole brand under which the company goes to market. 10 Plasticfibre S.P.A.

Via Emilia 309/A Anzola Emilia (BO) 60011 ITALY Phone: 00-39-051-739762 Fax: 00-39-051-735519 E-Mail: plasticfibre@plasticfibre.com Web Site: www.plasticfibre.com Company Officers: Cristiana Cerati, Sales Manager Products: Manufacturers of quality synthetic fibers since 1959 including PVC, PP, PET, PBT, PS, SAN, PE and nylon. 09 Pogliani SRL

Via A. Volta 7/A Costamasnaga (LC) 23845 ITALY Phone: ++39031856986 Fax: ++39031856273


E-Mail: info@poglianisrl.com Web Site: www.poglianisrl.com Company Officers: Gianantonio Pogliani, Sales Manager; Virgilio Serra, Sales Manager; Claudia Rigamonti, Daniela Proserpio, Mara Viganó, Maria Pogliani, Customer Service Products: Synthetic filaments: solid and hollow polyester, nylon, PP and polyethylene; tapered filaments for paint, cosmetic and toothbrushes; Wires: stapling wire (flat and round), wire for crimping or for twisted purpose, wire for filling, in many different raw materials such as stainless, brass, phosphorous bronze, nickel silver, copper coated and galvanized steel; Natural fibers: tampico, broom root, coco, palmyra, horsehair, bristles and mixtures. Brief History: Founded at the beginning of the 20th century, Pogliani s.r.l. started out by preparing bristles, hair and vegetable fibers. Subsequently, Pogliani s.r.l. has developed and evolved and the experience gained from production is now combined with its wide commercial knowledge. Its range of products has been gradually increased in order to follow the market’s evolution and to cover all of its customers’ needs. After more than 100 years continuous activity, Pogliani has become a landmark in raw materials supply for the broom, brush and paintbrush industries. The combination of experience and knowledge of global market enables Pogliani s.r.l. to suggest the best solutions combining quality with optimal price and service. 10 Proveedora Mexicana De Monofilamentos, S.A. De C.V. (PMM)

Oriente 217 No. 190 Mexico City, D.F., 08500 MEXICO Phone: 001 (52 55) 55 58 6502 Toll-Free: 1-877-202-9320 Fax: 001 (52 55) 55 58 4483 E-Mail: pmm@pmm-mex.com Web Site: www.pmmbrightline.com Company Officers: Enrique Mejia, General Manager; Dennise Silva, Sales Manager; Cynthia Sauza, Sales Executive U.S. & Canada 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. 10 Quinn Broom Works, Inc.

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Phone: 217-923-3181 Fax: 217-923-5150 E-Mail: qbroom@rrl.net Web Site: www.quinnbroomworks.com Company Officers: Mark D Quinn, President Products: All types of wound, nail, kitchenette, whisk and toy brooms. Corn brooms manufactured to customers’ specifications. 10 Reit-Price Mfg. Co., Inc.

522 W. Chestnut Street Union City, IN 47390 USA Phone: 765-964-3252 Fax: 765-964-5343 E-Mail: customerservice@reitprice.com Web Site: www.reitprice.com Company Officers: Roger L. Stewart, Toni Stewart, R.E. Welch and Cylestia Filiso Products: Wet mops, dust mops, squeegees, handles, corn brooms, microfiber mopping pads and microfiber cleaning towels. 10 Remco Products

4735 W. 106th Street Zionsville, IN 46077 USA Phone: 317-876-9856 Fax: 800-585-8619 Web Site: www.remcoproducts.com Products: Designers and manufacturers of quality plastic products. Color-coded polypropylene one- and two-piece shovels, mixing paddles, scoops, scrapers, metal detectable tools, HDPE tubs, lids, pallets, and steel undercarriages. Remco also offers the Vikan hygiene system® line of colorcoded hand brushes, floor and wall brushes, squeegees, pails, pad holder system, paddle/floor scrapers, tube and valve brushes, handles (regular and specialized), wall brackets and waterfed brushes and handles. Brief History: Remco Products is a family business started in 1985 by Richard L. Garrison in Zionsville, IN. The company offers a large range of products and serves a number of markets, including the food processing, food service, jan/san, material handling, and safety markets. Special Features: Remco offers Vikan hygiene system® color-coded hygienic brooms, brushes and squeegees. The brooms and brushes feature a solid polypropylene block and polyester bristles that are held in place with stainless steel staples. With block and bristle of the same color, they are autoclavable, sterilizable and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and bristle types. In addition to fixed head and swivel neck squeegees, an ultra hygiene squeegee is also available. The single-blade design of this squeegee discourages bacterial growth. These products can be



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purchased with Remco’s selection of European-thread handles that are of varying length, material and color. Remco also offers a complete line of helically wound stainless steel tube and valve brushes as well as several special application brushes. 08 Rol-Brush Mfg. Division of Michigan Brush Mfg. Co. Inc.

7446 Central Avenue - P.O. Box 10247 Detroit, MI 48210-0247 USA Phone: 313-834-1070 Fax: 313-834-1178 Toll-Free: 800-642-7874 Web Site: www.mi-brush.com Products: Company offers paint rollers, covers and trays. Private label is the company’s specialty. Rol-Brush is a prime manufacturer, a great OEM source and is a member of the American Brush Manufacturers Association. 10 Royal Paint Roller Mfg. Corp.

248 Wyandanch Ave. West Babylon, NY 11704 USA Phone: 631-643-8012 Fax: 631-253-9428 E-Mail: royalpaintroller@aol.com Company Officers: Randy Boritz, President; Gloria Boritz, Secretary Products: Paint roller covers made of lambskin, Kodel, lambs wool, 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. Brief History: Royal Paint Roller Mfg. Corp. has been providing top quality paint rollers and painting accessories for the professional and do-it-yourself markets for over 40 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. Its cost conscious approach has also enabled it to offer private labeling to many of its volume purchasers at competitive prices. It looks forward to continuing its steady growth, which has been built on high quality products and the personal, attentive service its customers have come to expect. 10 S.I.B.O. snc

Via Alfredo di Dio, 215 Ornavasso (VB) 28877 ITALY Phone: 0039-0323-837205 Fax: 0039-0323-837597 E-Mail: info@sibo.it


Web Site: www.sibo.it Company Officers: Graziano Brusa Antonini, Alberto Brusa Antonini Products: To work broom blocks and brushes S.I.B.O. manufactures: routing milling machines, both mechanical and numerical control (CNC), such as the CA/450, CA/2T, FCA/CNC, FBI/CNC. To work broom handles S.I.B.O. manufactures: molding machines such as TAU, and sanding machines such as 2LU (different models are available). S.I.B.O. also manufactures machines to execute thread and drill on handles or on broom blocks, such as TSP, FIL/R, FA/F and 2TSP (to work contemporaneously both ends of the handles). All machines can be customized following customer requirements. Brief History: The company, with the trade name S.I.B.O. snc, has been present in the market since 1968, and it is a family continuation of the previously well known “Graziano Brusa Costruzioni Meccaniche,” founded in 1830 by Mr. Graziano Brusa. Thanks to the experience of many years’ work, S.I.B.O. machines have reached a high technological standard and are esteemed all over the world. In the field of woodworking machines, S.I.B.O. manufactures mechanic hydraulic and CNC machines, but also automatic, semiautomatic and CNC lines. Standard productions present different models of milling machines, routing machines, moulding machines and sanding machines to work different kinds of products such as: all kinds of brushes, paintbrushes, broom blocks and broom handles, walking rods and related handles/grips, agricultural implements, etc. 10 S & M Manufacturing Company

105 East 8th Street - P.O. Box1637 Cisco, TX 76437 USA Toll Free: 800-772-8532 Fax: 254-442-1643 E-Mail: reymfg@sbcglobal.net Company Officers: George Owens, President; Gail Hogan, Executive Vice President; Sandy Boyett, Vice President Products: Tarbaby Roofing Mop. Brief History: All mops are not alike. This is important in asphalt work more than any other mop application. This was the company’s goal when it started making roofing mops over 50 years ago. After many years of using other manufacturers’ mops, it was decided the company needed a mop more suited for the work. It took time to find the right yarn, handles, and way of building them into a usable tool. High quality yarn was selected and mills were requested to alter specifications. S & M Manufacturing tested


the mops with its own roofing and over a period of time developed what the company believes to be the most efficient, hard working roofing mop ever devised. Special Features: The Tarbaby Roofing Mop is a real roofing mop, combining high absorbency qualities with minimum burning. The Tarbaby utilizes highest quality 100 percent cotton drop ply yarn in a formula to get maximum work from each mop. All roofing mops are available with disposable 72-inch hardwood handles except for the Apatche roofing mop which is available with a 54-inch length handle. Tarbaby mops come in a variety of yarn weights to meet every job. Newsworthy Happenings: S & M Manufacturing Company is celebrating 55 years in business in Cisco, TX. 10 Schaefer Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.

1101 S. Prairie Avenue Waukesha, WI 53186 USA Phone: 262-547-3500 Fax: 262-547-3927 E-Mail: sales@schaeferbrush.com Web Site: www.schaeferbrush.com Company Officers: Harold G. Schaefer, CEO/Owner; Sheri Reichart, President Productss: Brushes made of twisted-in-wire, staple set and hand drawn are the specialty of Schaefer Brush. With the recent addition of automated twisting equipment, Schaefer is capable of manufacturing both small and high volume production runs. Brushes can be filled with a variety of materials, including horsehair, natural fiber, synthetics, abrasive nylon and various sizes and types of wire. From concept to completion, custom manufactured industrial brush products are made daily to perform in very unique applications. The company’s catalog, illustrating an extensive line of standard items for the plumbing and HVAC industries, can be found on the Web site. Brief History: Schaefer Brush incorporated in Milwaukee, WI, in 1905. Harold Schaefer purchased the company from his third generation cousin Jack Schaefer, in 1990. Jack’s son, Jeff Schaefer, purchasing manager has been with the company since 1983. Our vision statement “Schaefer Brush continues to improve performance, processes and staff to exceed our customers’ expectations and requirements. Improvement is the result of training, education, guidance and empowerment provided to our employees” remains steadfast today. Schaefer is well known for employee retention and longevity. It’s not uncommon to find staff that has been with Schaefer for 10, 20, 30 or more years. It is not only a place of employment; it is a



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company that cares about the customer, employees, suppliers and future together. Special Features: For over 105 years, Schaefer has been providing excellent brush solutions for its customers at an affordable price. What makes it so special? Four generations of experience and knowledge, dedication and honesty. Schaefer Brush has been providing quality service and affordable solutions since 1905. Visit its Web site to design a custom brush, or contact a customer service expert at 1-800-347-3501. 10 Schlesinger Maschinenbau GmbH

ForststraBe 3 Burgwald, Hessen 35099 GERMANY Phone: 0049-6451-719180 Fax: 0049-6451-71918-30 E-Mail: info@schlesinger.de Web Site: www.schlesinger.de Products: Brush production machinery. Automatic cleaning and trimming machinery. Special Features: High performance and special machinery; appliances for brush production; performance, modern and versatile machine constructions; powerful technics and reliable service. 10 Shanghai Yi Heng Daily-Use Products Co., Ltd.

No. 27 Si Ceng Rd. Ma Lu Town, Jia Ding District Shanghai, P.R. CHINA 201208 Phone: 86-21-69158000, Ext. 8077 Fax: 86-21-69158070 and 69158093 E-Mail: ivyf@sh-yiyuan.com Web Site: www.sh-yiyuan.com Products: Cleaning products, daily-use products, brooms, brushes, mops, mop buckets, squeegees, dusters, etc. Also offered are machinery such as broom stitchers, cutting machines, binding machines, as well as furniture. Brief History: Shanghai Yi Heng Daily-Use Products Co., Ltd was founded in 1996, headquartered in Shanghai. Manufactured products come in various kinds and are kept updated with the quick change in technology. Primary items cover cleaning products and daily-use products involving over 400 kinds, and are exported to the United States, Australia, Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia. Products enjoy great popularity with good quality. Since the establishment of the company, both Yi Heng representatives and customers have witnessed a rapid development that comes from an excellent management team. Innovation in management, research and development, especially in sales, enable the company to accommodate further growth. Special Features: The company offers


American long fiber corn brooms to the U.S. market with over 40 styles. It offers direct sales for American nationwide supermarkets through U.S. partners. The company’s products, quality, sales network and after-sale service help to increase sales volume. 08 Southern Steel and Wire Inc.

100 Minich Road Madison, NC 27025 USA Phone: 336-548-9611 Fax: 336-548-6030 E-Mail: kkirschner@highlandsupply.com Productss: Broom and brush wire: tinned broom wire, galvanized mop wire, galvanized brush staple wire. Assorted packages: reels, payoff packs and spools. 10 Spazzolcasa

Via Manfrassina 46-50 Viadana, MN 46019 ITALY Phone: 0039-0375-781257 Fax: 0039-0375-830058 E-Mail: spazdigr@users.dylog.it Web Site: www.spazzolcasa.191.it Company Officers: Martelli Luisa, Sales Manager Products: Cloth brush, shoe brush, horse brush, gun cleaning brush, artillery brush; Army cleaning equipment for land, water, and air operations. Push brooms up to cm. 160 in length. Brief History: Founded in the early 1950s, the company is among the first Italian firms to produce brushes by machine. Since then it has grown to become a large diversified manufacturer of household and industrial cleaning articles. Special Features: Highly automated brush making equipment to achieve a good price/quality ratio. State-of-the-art quality control lab and in-line automated screening are offered to assure sales with no problems, consistent quality and user satisfaction. Newsworthy Happenings: Expanding premises with the construction of a new warehouse for raw materials. The company also is developing special cleaning equipment for submarines. 10 Spiral Brushes, Inc.

1355 Commerce Drive Stow, OH 44224 USA Toll-Free: 800-888-2861 Phone: 330-686-2861 Fax: 330-686-9436 E-Mail: sales@spiralbrushes.com Web Site: www.spiralbrushes.com Company Officers: Chuck Nichols, Sales; Rich Harala, Engineering; Chip Preston, President Products: Standard and custom industrial

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brushes in all power brush styles, metal channel strip brushes, and wound cylinder brushes. A broad selection of brush fill materials including carbon steel, stainless steel, brass, bronze, nylon, polypropylene, polyester, abrasive nylon, horsehair, and tampico. Engineering consultation available to solve application problems. Custom brush design is a hallmark. Call for “specials” and hard-tofind power brushes. Brief History: Spiral Brushes was founded in 1939 as a manufacturer of custom brushes, including a patented metal channel strip. During the 1960s and 1970s, Spiral expanded its product offering to include more power-driven brush styles, and added industrial distributors to its established base of end-users, OEMs and brush manufacturers. 10 Stainless Steel Products

561-T Acorn St. Deer Park, NY 11729 USA Phone: 631-243-1500 Fax: 631-243-4064 E-Mail: sales@stainlesswires.com Web Site: www.stainlesswires.com Products: Stainless steel wire - rolled; stainless steel wire - flat; stainless steel strip; wire forms; wire straightened and cut; crimped wire. Brief History: Stainless Steel Products is a division of RMR International Co., Inc. The division was established in 1996 to focus on the sales of stainless steel wire and value added wire products to American manufacturers and distributors. In 2003, the company undertook an expansion by adding wire drawing capabilities. This expansion was undertaken to differentiate Stainless Steel Products, Inc. from competitors by providing customized solutions to specific customer requirements. The company’s mission statement is to facilitate American industrial manufacturing by providing customized solutions and quality products at competitive prices. Special Features: Stainless Steel Products is a material supplier selling wire and wire products to manufacturers and distributors in the United States. The company manufactures wire to a customer’s customized specifications, as well as stocks and distributes products for quick shipments and just-in-time requirements. 07 St. Nick Brush Co.

P.O. Box 15 Burton, OH 44021 USA Toll Free: 800-798-1269 Fax: 440-834-0243 Web Site: www.hardwood-lumber.com Products: Brushes, brooms, wood brush



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blocks, street brooms and floor sweeps. All brooms are in the company catalog, which can be downloaded off the Web site. All blocks are made by Hardwood Lumber, which is a part of St. Nick Brush Co. Brief History: Hardwood Lumber Co. began operating in 1958 as a logging saw mill operation. In 1978, the company purchased its first broom machine, which was a street broom machine. Then came a deck scrub machine. This was a wood using operation. Quality lumber was easily sold, but low grade lumber presented a problem. The company had kilns to dry lumber and small dimension wood products could be made out of low grade lumber. Special Features: Manufactures different types of household brushes and brooms, with a specialty of street brooms. The company has a computerized ripping and cutoff system for the manufacture of wooden brush blocks. 10 Thomas Textile Company

P.O. Box 35697 Charlotte, NC 28235 USA Phone: 704-342-9200 Fax: 704-342-9233 Products: .60/4 & .80/8 cotton blend wetmop yarns; .80/4 rayon blend yarns; 4/plied 100 percent cotton yarns; 4/plied cotton blend yarns; 2/plied cotton yarns; cotton and Synray Mopmasters. 09 Tucel Industries, Inc.

2014 Forestdale Road - P.O. Box 146 Forestdale, VT 05745 USA Phone: 802-247-6824 Fax: 802-247-6826 E-Mail: jlewis@tucel.com Web Site: www.tucel.com Company Officers: John C. Lewis, Jr., President; Joanne Raleigh, Vice President Products: Tucel Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of fused brooms and brushes. Products are constructed by bonding plastic filaments to molded blocks. The end result is a brush that contains no staples or drilled holes. Therefore, brooms and brushes are 100 percent hygienic as there is no place to harbor mold, mildew or bacteria. Brief History: Since 1970, Tucel has manufactured products for foreign and national markets under its own patents. Aside from its own product line, it has been involved with developing a wide assortment of specialty brush products for outside industries. Special Features: Tucel currently holds 38 patents worldwide. The company’s brushes and brooms have been NSF tested for cleanability. Tucel’s brushes and brooms are HACCP compatible. Tucel is the only true “Green Fused” brushware company. 10

BROOM, BRUSH & MOP Tuway American Group

2820 West Maple Road, Suite 101 Troy, MI 48084 USA Phone: 248-649-8790 Fax: 248-649-3666 E-Mail: bhielscher@tuwayamerican.com Web Site: www.tuwaymops.com Company Officers: Gertrude Koester, CEO; Douglas Koester, President; Barbara Matuszak, VP of Human Resources Products: Tuway offers a complete line of textile cleaning products, including dustmops, wet-mops, floor finishing applicators, cloths, carpet bonnets, and a full range of microfiber cleaning products and accessories. Brief History: Tuway is a women-owned and family operated company, that has been a leader in textile cleaning product innovations since 1923. Special Features: Tuway offers an extensive line of products and programs designed exclusively to meet the most vigorous cleaning challenges. 10 Unger Enterprises, Inc.

425 Asylum St. Bridgeport, CT 06610 USA Toll Free: 800-431-2324 Fax: 800-367-1988 E-Mail: unger@ungerglobal.com Web Site: www.ungerglobal.com Products: Unger manufactures high quality, innovative tools that help professionals clean windows, floors and restrooms, as well as outdoor and high access areas in the janitorial/sanitation, industrial, food and retail industries. Brief History: In 1964, Henry Unger realized his vision to improve the safety and efficiency of cleaning products. Beginning with window cleaning tools, he started designing and selling a new line of products for professional window cleaners. Unger has grown and diversified since then by adhering to two fundamental philosophies: treating customers as the most important asset and producing innovative products. In the mid-1990s, Unger expanded its product lines to become a leading provider of cleaning and maintenance solutions for janitorial sanitation, window and industrial sectors. Today, Unger manufactures and sells over 250 product solutions to professional cleaning personnel in over 80 countries worldwide. 09 Vonco Products, Inc.

201 Park Avenue Lake Villa, IL 60046 USA Phone: 847-356-2323 Fax: 847-356-8630 E-Mail: les@vonco.com


Web Site: www.vonco.com Company Officers: Les Laske, Vice President Products: Broom sleeves, mop bags, printed roll stock, bags on a roll, header bags, hard header bags, wicketed bags, custom shapes, process printing, trade show bags. Brief History: Vonco has been a family owned manufacturer of all types of polyethylene shapes and packaging since 1955. Special Features: Broom sleeves are available with a straight side tapered shape with optional “fast-load” features. Remember Vonco for mop bags, printed roll stock and header bag needs. See Vonco’s promotional products at www.thunderstix.com. 09 Weiler Corporation

One Weiler Drive Cresco, PA 18326 USA Phone: 570-595-7495 Fax: 570-595-2002 E-Mail: info@weilercorp.com Web Site: www.weilercorp.com Company Officers: Brenda Hogan, VP Marketing; Tony Hufford, Product Manager Products: Maintenance products include floor, garage and street brooms; vehicle care brushes; upright brooms and mops; specialty floor brushes; squeegees; dust pans; window and dusting, scrub, utility, bowl, food service, paint and sundry, and wire scratch brushes. 10 Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Schützenstrasse 38 33181 Bad Wüennenberg GERMANY Phone: +49 2953 73-300 Fax: +49 2953 7396-300 E-Mail: bt@woehler.de Web Site: www.bt.woehler.com Company Officers: Dipl.-Ing. Rudolf Brenken, Managing Director; Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Peveling, Managing Director Products: Creative concepts and guaranteed highest quality with optimal service - that’s what Wöhler stands for with more than 50 years experience in the brush industry. In its modern facility of over 10,000 square meters with a state-of-the-art machine outfit, Wöhler offers the required flexibility and engineering possibilities to build specialty machines for a diverse range of applications. In the first line, these are specialty machines and complete production systems for all types of technical brushes for industrial applications: strip brushes, roll brushes; twist knot brushes; brush segments (wheel and cup); dental brushes, polishing brushes; end brushes; street sweeper brushes, cleaning brushes; twist-in-wire brushes, micro brushes; and



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paintbrushes and special technical brushes. Wöhler Brush Tech also supplies: punching, trimming, cutting and crimping equpment; brushing and specialty machines; surface finishing and WPC devices, and special filaments. Brief History: Founded in 1948 in Wuppertal, Germany by Hans Wöhler (and based on the company established in 1932 in Berlin by his father, Wilhelm Wöhler) the production facility and main operations center moved to Bad Wüennenberg in 1964, becoming a limited company under his son, Dr. Fritz Wöhler, in 1988 and receiving its current company form as Brush Tech in 2002. The company currently operates with 70 employees and an effective, global dealer network. Special Features: In Wöhler’s corporate research, development and design department new processes and technologies are constantly developed. Worldwide patents endorse the company’s goal of being always a step ahead. It is pleased to present the following machinery innovations for Street Sweeper Production. State-of-the-art modular Brush Body Extrusion Line BBM 700 for the production of brush bodies in pure PP, PE or composite construction. The innovative process allows a recyclable, metalfree brush design and the easy application of low-cost, recycled material reducing production costs. The centrally positioned extruder with an output of up to 20 m/min. or 150 kg/h can serve up to 10 modular stations. The bodies produced are automatically dropped into a cooling channel, from which they can be either manually or automatically taken out. The new Airport Cassette Brush Machine GB90 is desiged for the production of single brush bundles as well as ready assembled cassette brushes. Mounted on a shaft, these cassette brushes are specifically used for the cleaning of airport runways. The machine operates with pre-assembled cassettes, ready cut and picked wire bundles coming directly from the Wire Crimping and Cutting Unit DA 660 and retaining wire automatically fed from a magazine or directly from the spool. The GB 90 has a production output of 8 to 12 bundles/min. The highly developed all-in system directly connects flat wire rolling with the automatic drilling and filling of brush blocks with wire, PP or mixed fill. Latest innovations on the GB 20 machine are: programming of a hole pair with groove, composite fill bundles and freely programmable hole patterns; step boring for the failsafe insertion of bundles; bundle lock on channel outlet to safeguard against bundles


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being pulled out; reduced cycle time by intermediate block positioning; fill holding jaws without jamming of the bristles; touch screen with icons, large data memory, big storage and simple sequence programming; graphical display of hole pattern, and, large filament channels. The GB 20 stands out for its performance and versatility. The automatic Ring Rolling Machine RWA 250 produces U- or V-shapped metal rings and can be integrated with the new Calibration and Rivet Inserting Station NIS 900. The Spot Welder PT 100 is additionally recommended for the fully automatic production of complete rings at a speed of up to 10 pieces/min. For further information on product ranges, news, and contact details, visit http://bt.woehler.com. 10

Ultra/Pro Firm Mink™ flat sash, and the same nylon/poly blend as the original DIY angle sash, but in a flat-edge wall/trim style. Every shortcut pairs a full-size brush head with a compact Shergrip® handle, less than 4 1/4-inches long. The patented design is less likely to bump into adjacent surfaces. Painting is easier on the wall-to-ceiling line, window frames, cabinets, furniture, and more. Shergrip is a soft elastomeric material with a rubber-like feel. It provides a non-slip surface for improved grip, even on hot days. Flexible Shergrip handles conform to a painter’s touch, offering increased comfort and control. This Wooster-exclusive material also resists solvents, cleans quickly, and won’t warp, crack or peel. Go to woosterbrush.com/catalog for more information. 10

Wooster Brush Company, The

Xiamen Power Light Industry Co., Ltd.

604 Madison Avenue Wooster, OH 44691 USA Phone: 330-264-4440 Fax: 330-263-0495 E-Mail: customerservice@woosterbrush.com Web Site: www.woosterbrush.com Company Officers: Allan K. Rodd, President & Treasurer; Bill Fagert, Vice President of Finance; Jon Rose, Vice President of Sales; Scott Rutledge, Vice President of Marketing Products: With more than 159 years of industry experience, The Wooster Brush Company is one of the most innovative manufacturers of paintbrushes, rollers, surface prep tools, and painting equipment in the USA. Wooster offers, through distribution, over 2,300 products for professional and do-it-yourself painters. Brand names include Ultra/Pro®, Alpha™, Advantage®, Yachtsman®, Shortcut®, and Golden Glo® paintbrushes; Super/Fab®, Pro/Doo-Z®, Super Doo-Z®, and Polar Bear® paint rollers; Sherlock® roller frames and extension poles; the Jumbo-Koter® miniroller system; and Prep Crew® surface prep tools. Brief History: In 1851, The Wooster Brush Company began producing handmade bristle brushes from a two-story building in Wooster, OH. Its headquarters are still located in that city today. Far beyond a single building, the company has grown to over 888,000 square feet of manufacturing, shipping, administrative, and warehousing facilities. Wooster Brush has 520 dedicated employees with an average of 17 years of service each. Special Features: Wooster recently introduced larger 3-inch Shortcut paintbrushes in five filament formulations: Alpha, Ultra/Pro Extra-Firm, Ultra/Pro Firm angle sash,

2F, Factory BLDG. No. 33-35, Huli Rd., Huli Xiamen, Fujian 361006 CHINA Phone: 86-(0)592-5623805 Fax: 86-(0)592-5625208 Web Site: www.ctbc.com.tw Products: Car wash brushes, snow brushes, BBQ grill brushes, household cleaning brushes, brooms, wire brushes, mops, flowthrough telescopic handles, structural foam brush blocks, solid plastic brush blocks, wood brush blocks. Brief History: In 1994, Xiamen Power was founded by Chung-Thai Brush. It has been operating a brush business in Taiwan since 1971. With sophisticated brush making know-how and the favorable business environment in China, Xiamen Power has grown into a more integrated brush manufacturer. Not only offering finished products to the DIY market, Xiamen Power also provides brush making supplies in structural foam, solidplastic and different types of wood blocks to the brush industry all over the world. 10 Young & Swartz, Inc.

39 Cherry St. Buffalo, NY 14204 USA Phone: 716-852-2171 Fax: 716-852-5652 E-mail: info@youngandswartz.com Web Site: www.youngandswartz.com Company Officers: Raphael E. Winzig, President; Paul E. Winzig, Sales/Engineering Products: Specialty brush manufacturing. Staple set, wheels, strip, cylinders, hand and machine brushes. All mediums–natural, synthetic, wire. Can work in wood, plastic, leather back. Custom and contract runs invited. Company uses quick change, computerized equipment.



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Brief History: Celebrating 144 years in business. Established in 1866. Special Features: Specializing in custom made brushes. “Send us your specials” is the company’s motto. 10 Zahoransky AG

Anton-Zahoransky Strasse 1 Todtnau-Geschwend 79674 GERMANY Phone: 49 7671-9970 Fax: 49 7671-997-299 E-Mail: info@zahoransky-group.com Web Site: www.zahoransky-group.com For USA: Zahoransky USA, Inc. 1981 Bucktale Lane Sugar Grove, IL 60554 USA Phone: 630-466-1901 Fax: 630-466-1902 E-Mail: frank.kigyos@zahoransky-group.com artur.seger@zahoransky-group.com Brush Machinery: Semi and fully-automatic staple set drilling and filling machines for brooms and brushes; semi and fully-automatic trimming and flagging machines for brooms and brushes; semiautomatic staple set drilling and filling machines for industrial brushes of all types including cylinders, plates, disks, strips, domes and more; semi-automatic staple set machinery for street sweeping main and side brooms; trimming and flagging machines for all types of industrial brushes; abrasive picking and tufting system adaptable to industrial staple set machines. Semi and fully-automatic anchor-set machines for tufting small pre-cored handles (toothbrushes); fully-automatic inmold toothbrush production system; automatic twisted-in-wire brush machines for production of cut-end brushes; automatic twisted-in-wire brush machines for industrial closed-end and looped handle brushes; automatic twisted-in-wire brush machines for inter-dental and cosmetic closed end brushes; semi-automatic twisting machines for the production of all kinds of twisted wire brushes; semi-automatic machines for laying out filament in the production of twisted wire brushes; Semi-automatic wire straightening, cutting and forming machines for the production of twisted-in-wire brushes; wire filament feed and cut machines for the production of twisted-in-wire brushes; fully and semi-automatic hank cutting machines. Packaging Machinery: Semi and fullyautomatic thermoform, seal and cut blister packaging machines; Semi and fully-auto-


matic horizontal cartoning machines. Injection Molds: Automatic multi-component injection molds; automatic singlecomponent injection molds; automatic turn stack molds for in-mold assembly. Custom Automation: Transfer and handling automation to link systems together; semi and full-automatic assembly and inspection machinery. Brief History: The company was founded in 1902 by Anton Zahoransky, providing machines for the brush industry. Strong dedication and leadership has currently made Zahoransky one of the world’s largest suppliers and leading developers of brush making machines. In addition, Zahoransky has become one of the world’s leading suppliers of injection molds and blister packaging machines, both of which have been produced in Germany now for more than 40 years. The company operates from 6 manufacturing facilities and 2 sales/service offices located throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Special Features: All Zahoransky CNC brush machines are fully equipped with the company’s latest machine control and 3D Brush Designer system. In addition to providing a simple and reliable operational platform, 3D Brush Designer provides the brush maker with a powerful tool for creating new brush designs in an efficient manner that has never been previously possible. In addition of 3D Brush Designer, Zahoransky has also introduced CAD converter for the conversion of CAD brush drawings into Zahoransky, CNC machine language. Also, introduced at Interbrush 2008 was the SCADA (Systems Control And Data Acquisition) network software for connecting all Zahoransky machines into one network and providing management with complete manufacturing statistical control. 10 Zelazoski Wood Products, Inc.

835 Ninth Avenue - P.O. Box 506 Antigo, WI 54409 USA Phone: 715-627-4804 Fax: 715-627-2347 Toll-Free: 800-240-0974 E-Mail: ben@zwpi.com Web Site: www.zwpi.com Company Officers: James Zelazoski, President; Michael Zelazoski, Vice President; Joseph Zelazoski, Vice President; Charles Zelazoski, Treasurer; Benjamin Zelazoski, Secretary Products: Complete line of wooden brush and broom blocks, molded, shaped, and/or turned, finished or plain, manufactured according to customers’ specifications.


Can also machine most plastics. Brief History: 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. Special Features: 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 from managed North American forests. ZWPI is always ready to look at new items and anxious to quote customer needs, simple or complex, from 1 to 1,000,000 pieces. 10 Zephyr Manufacturing Co.

200 Mitchell Road Sedalia, MO 65301 USA Phone: 660-827-0352 Toll-Free: 800-821-7197 Fax: 800-676-5807 Fax: 660-827-0713 E-Mail: info@zephyrmfg.com Web Site: www.zephyrmfg.com Company Officers: John Lindstrom, Chairman of the Board; R. J. Lindstrom, President; Doug Leerssen, Vice President Products: Zephyr Manufacturing Co. is Your One Stop Source For Quality Cleaning Products™ with a reputation for Quality, Service, and Selection. The company offers a complete selection of wet mops and dry dust mops covering the full range of fibers, styles, and prices. Also offered are brooms, brushes and specialty products, handles, frames, dusters, mopsticks and many related items that are available from leading distributors throughout the world. 10 ZhenJiang RuiFeng Brush Co., Ltd.

Zhuangquan, Guyang Town, Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province, China Phone: +86-511-83323108 Fax: +86-511-83326711 E-Mail: sales@ruifengbrushes.com Web Site: www.ruifengbrushes.com Company Officers: Dai Yanping, General Manager Products: Professional manufacturer of paintbrushes. In business for over 20 years. Other products include artist brushes, paint rollers and scrapers. The company’s factory is located in Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province, China. 10



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Import/Export Totals Remain Positive In Some Categories By Rick Mullen Broom, Brush & Mop Associate Editor U.S. government trade figures for the first two months of 2010 indicate raw material imports were up in one of the two categories outlined in this issue, compared to the first two months of 2009. Figures for metal handles prior to March 2009 are not available for comparison. For February 2010, raw material imports were up in both categories outlined, other than metal handles, compared to February 2009. Import totals for the first two months of 2010 were up in one of the two finished goods categories outlined from the same time period in 2009. Also, in February 2010, one of the two categories outlined recorded an increase, compared to February 2009. RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS Broom And Mop Handles The import total of broom and mop handles during February 2010 was 1.5 million, up about 25 percent from 1.2 million broom and mop handles imported in February 2009. During the first two months of 2010, 2.8 million broom and mop handles were imported, compared to 3.8 million for the first two months of 2009, a decrease of about 26 percent. During the first two months of 2010, the United States imported 936,816 million handles from Brazil. The average price per handle for February 2010 was 65 cents, down about 4 percent from 68 cents for February 2009.The average price for the first two months of 2010 was 68 cents, down about 7 percent from the average price for the first two months of 2009 of 73 cents. Brush Backs February 2010 imports of brush backs totaled 599,224, compared to 122,897 for February 2009. During the first two months of 2010, 1.2 million brush backs were imported, compared to the total for the first two months of 2009 of 224,133. The United States imported 462,258 brush backs from China and 455,411 from Canada during the first two months of 2010. The average price per brush back was 42 cents during February 2010, down about 34 percent from the average price for February 2009 of 64 cents. For the first two months of 2010, the average price per brush back was 47 cents, down about 27 percent from the average price of 64 cents for the first two months of 2009. Metal Handles The import total of metal handles during February 2010 was 2.7 million, down from the January 2010 total of 2.9 million. During the first two months of 2010, 5.6 million metal handles were imported. The United States imported 2.6 million metal handles from Italy and 2.1 million from China during the first two months of 2010. The average price per handle for February 2010 was 49 cents, down 1 cent from the previous month’s average price. The average price for the first two months of 2010 was 50 cents. FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents The United States imported 751,290 brooms of broom corn val-

ued at more than 96 cents per broom during February 2010, compared to 591,567 in February 2009, an increase of about 27 percent. During the first two months of 2010, 1.4 million brooms of broom corn were imported, up about 17 percent from 1.2 million imported during the first two months of 2010. Mexico shipped 1.4 million brooms of broom corn to the United States during the first two months of 2009. The average price per broom for February 2010 was $2.44, down about 6 percent from the average price for February 2009 of $2.59. The average price per broom for the first two months of 2010 was $2.48, up about 2 percent from $2.42 for the first two months of 2009. Toothbrushes The United States imported 56.6 million toothbrushes in February 2010, down slightly from 57.2 million imported in February 2009. During the first two months of 2010, 124 million toothbrushes were imported, down slightly from 124.3 million imported during the first two months of 2009. During the first two months of 2010, the United States received 83.2 million toothbrushes from China and 14.7 million from Switzerland. The average price per toothbrush for February 2010 was 22 cents, down 2 cents from the average price for February 2009. The average price for the first two months of 2010 was 19 cents, down about 17 percent from the average price of 23 cents for the first two months of 2009. EXPORTS Export totals for the first two months of 2010 were up in one of the two categories outlined, compared to the first two months of 2009. In February 2010, both categories reported increases in exports, compared to February 2009. Toothbrushes U.S. companies exported 9.3 million toothbrushes during February 2010, up about 12 percent from 8.3 million exported during February 2009. Toothbrush exports for the first two months of 2010 were 16.6 million, down about 14 percent from 19.2 million recorded for the first two months of 2009. The United States shipped 5.5 million toothbrushes to Canada and 5.4 million to Mexico during the first two months of 2010. The average price per toothbrush for February 2010 was 73 cents, up about 28 percent from the February 2009 average price of 57 cents. The average price for the first two months of 2010 was 71 cents, up about 27 percent from the average price of 56 cents for the first two months of 2009. Artist Brushes The export total of artist brushes during February 2010 was 507,365, up about 1 percent from 501,949 recorded for February 2009. During the first two months of 2010, 1.2 million artist brushes were exported, up about 9 percent from 1.1 million during the first two months of 2009. Canada imported 722,562 million artist brushes from the United States during the first two months of 2010. The average price per brush for February 2010 was $3.21, up about 10 percent from $2.93 for February 2009. The average price for the first two months of 2010 was $2.91, down about 8 percent from $3.16 for the first two months of 2009.



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EXPORTS February Exports By Country

Foreign Merchandise 1404902000 Broomcorn (Sorghum Vulgare Var. Technicum) Used Primarily In Brooms Or In Brushes, Whether or Not In Hanks or Bundles February Year To Date Country Net Q/Ton Value Net Q/Ton Value Canada 2 3,861 4 15,092 Hondura Austral 4 19,167 TOTAL 10 38,120 9603100000 Brooms & Brushes, Consisting of Twigs or Other Vegetable Materials Bound Together, With or Without Handles February Year To Date Country Net Q/Dozen Value Net Q/No. Value 282 10,679 369 17,283 Canada TOTAL 282 10,679 369 17,283 9603210000 Toothbrushes, Incl. Dental-Plate Brushes Year To Date February Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 1,181,648 774,096 2,422,105 1,562,990 Mexico 3,461 35,420 38,922 94,822 C Rica 5,184 4,267 Brazil 25,920 15,552 25,920 15,552 U King 9,000 2,625 9,497 7,714 France 281 2,880 281 2,880 Fr Germ 1,000 4,019 Singapr 141,432 58,272 150,997 72,377 Kor Rep 5,760 2,815 5,760 2,815 Hg Kong 6,336 3,546 Taiwan 9,720 5,046 25,920 13,456 Austral 57,600 27,812 76,896 37,189 TOTAL 1,434,822 924,518 2,768,818 1,821,627 9603290000 Shaving Brushes, Hairbrushes, Nail Brushes, Eyelash Brushes & Other Toilet Brushes For Use On The Person February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 82,428 173,608 162,684 273,459 Mexico 128,257 97,948 162,047 153,739 Ecuador 6,480 9,541 U King 4,510 41,244 5,370 49,111 Nethlds 547 5,000 547 5,000 Belgium 18 3,430 18 3,430 France 1,244 67,153 1,244 67,153 Fr Germ 10,635 39,642 12,204 66,097 Switzld 46 8,740 46 8,740 Russia 95,901 43,763 95,901 43,763 Ukraine 20,736 7,788 20,736 7,788 Kazakhs 15,360 6,850 15,360 6,850 Spain 15,360 5,465 15,360 5,465 1,888 17,261 Italy Phil R 6,000 7,500 10,752 17,746 Japan 110,247 32,127 110,247 32,127 Austral 377 3,444 377 3,444 Senegal 9,216 5,733 9,216 5,733 TOTAL 500,882 549,435 630,477 776,447 9603300000 Artists Brushes, Writing Brushes and Similar Brushes for the Application of Cosmetics February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 386,367 1,191,487 729,927 2,416,222 Mexico 25,848 42,905 62,120 144,635

Dom Rep Trinid Brazil Sweden Finland U King Belgium France Fr Germ Czech Switzld Poland Russia Ukraine Kazakhs Spain Italy Greece Israel Arab Em Malaysa Singapr China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral Rep Saf TOTAL

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396 3,185 70,181 830 1,012 45,392 30,757 22,467 18,066 1,846 15,967 1,872 51,095 18,240 9,519 3,720 32,239 2,220 1,149 2,635 1,524 1,671 4,845 11,665 5,111 845 13,438 20,721 1,998 1,186,653

5,655 11,751 133,557 4,481 3,734 162,203 116,040 72,034 36,970 2,907 58,909 11,189 148,525 41,991 20,398 10,698 118,956 4,797 4,241 10,106 5,624 6,167 17,879 40,527 18,860 3,118 66,287 78,061 7,373 3,783,895

13,352 830 1,012 20,356 14,349 14,272 2,460

49,262 4,481 3,734 69,830 55,499 41,796 6,174



14,023 8,880 4,779 2,280 20,104

36,620 11,856 9,826 4,487 74,180

1,149 731 1,524 746 756 3,348 1,834

4,241 2,698 5,624 2,754 2,789 12,353 6,766

5,027 5,628

22,365 20,764



Country Canada Mexico Hg Kong TOTAL

9603402000 Paint Rollers February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 557,252 582,192 587,459 15,720 27,336 49,497 157 572,972 609,528 637,113

Value 627,376 70,496 2,764 700,636

Country Mexico TOTAL

9603404020 Paint Pads February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 5,483 38,925 14,952 5,483 38,925 14,952

Value 106,140 106,140

9603404050 Paint, Distemper, Varnish or Similar Brushes (Except Brushes of 9603.30) February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Country Canada 2,741 40,040 6,144 68,076 Mexico 295 10,448 1,042 21,616 1,042 21,616 Norway U King 472 9,775 472 9,775 178 3,695 178 3,695 Israel Vietnam 770 15,960 770 15,960 TOTAL 5,203 91,086 8,901 129,570 9603900000 Hand-Operated Mechanical Floor Sweepers, Not Motorized, Mops & Feather Dusters; Prepared Knots & Tufts For Broom or Brush Making, NESOI February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Country 34,931 387,665 86,799 897,364 Canada Mexico 4,800 77,874 10,227 165,880 C Rica 1,248 20,245 2,074 33,637 Panama 3,857 34,326 4,118 38,566 Trinid 225 3,649 225 3,649 Chile 221 3,585 1,187 10,327 Brazil 740 12,000 740 12,000 Finland 542 8,791 Denmark 305 4,944 U King 493 9,726 622 12,758 Ireland 249 4,032 636 10,314



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166 385

2,685 6,250

181 550 56 296 80 702 725

2,941 5,351 2,533 4,800 4,956 11,390 11,760



1,000 1,048 484 385 82 482 181 550 56 296 80 1,302 725 107 114,253

13,322 17,000 7,846 6,250 8,844 7,815 2,941 5,351 2,533 4,800 4,956 19,505 11,760 6,047 1,317,200

Domestic Merchandise 1404902000 Broomcorn (Sorghum Vulgare Var. Technicum) Used Primarily In Brooms Or In Brushes, Whether or Not In Hanks or Bundles February Year To Date Country Net Q/Ton Value Net Q/Ton Value Mexico 1 3,750 2 8,130 10 34,560 10 34,560 France 11 38,310 12 42,690 TOTAL 9603100000 Brooms & Brushes, Consisting of Twigs or Other Vegetable Materials Bound Together, With or Without Handles February Year To Date Country Net Q/Dozen Value Net Q/Dozen Value Canada 2,447 78,998 3,855 168,957 645 12,508 1,817 57,061 Mexico 66 5,056 Belize C Rica 179 3,275 Bahamas 724 29,418 S Lucia 99 2,877 99 2,877 N Antil 146 4,800 146 4,800 Brazil 202 6,907 749 26,413 U King 1,116 61,060 196 6,463 196 6,463 Belgium 5,068 68,090 6,806 139,370 France Fr Germ 25 3,840 25 3,840 Portugl 14 7,108 S Arab 1,652 62,169 Singapr 422 13,906 Kor Rep 83 4,770 Japan 45 2,943 135 6,273 TOTAL 8,873 187,426 18,084 602,816

Country Canada Mexico Guatmal Belize Salvadr Hondura C Rica Panama Bermuda Jamaica Haiti Dom Rep Antigua Trinid N Antil Colomb Venez Ecuador Chile Brazil

9603210000 Toothbrushes February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 1,477,732 5,465,943 2,549,666 3,354,556 1,402,509 5,446,608 3,456 12,672 5,025 12,672 8,102 30,572 22,242 6,912 5,690 18,144 4,538 13,912 11,450 6,336 2,505 9,792 270 933 3,695 9,813 10,000 5,200 10,000 125,664 36,634 161,952 5,400 5,222 5,400 17,154 27,946 17,154 1,200 3,357 1,820 3,037 31,070 3,037 59,136 28,530 245,724 11,520 3,341 11,520 53,280 20,419 98,424 287,296 381,481 305,116

Value 3,158,841 2,138,272 2,845 5,025 58,997 15,836 19,602 5,350 3,507 6,315 5,200 45,404 5,222 27,946 8,885 31,070 114,908 3,341 38,661 390,747

Paragua Argent U King Nethlds France Fr Germ Russia Italy S Arab Arab Em India Thailnd Vietnam Malaysa Singapr China Kor Rep Hg Kong Taiwan Japan Austral Rep Saf TOTAL

June 2010

47,760 17,028 71,991

49,362 164,210 635,283

49,113 1,109 929 11,520 1,680 229,920 1,624

431,110 11,348 9,504 5,716 3,830 439,408 16,617

8,784 75,684 203,520 1,672,006 151,880 2,738 47,484 154,584 600 9,267,356

2,749 47,812 175,464 733,495 157,739 20,923 259,463 86,733 3,990 6,739,596

693 583,044 44,322 103,930 7,500 320,525 2,453 2,399 18,932 1,680 261,600 82,816 250,000 8,784 108,108 326,719 1,884,390 408,876 32,162 128,381 211,155 600 16,649,606

3,618 139,218 348,310 941,059 4,650 1,214,770 20,643 17,971 19,871 3,830 499,503 27,630 37,500 2,749 70,642 396,723 852,920 281,877 39,431 641,122 234,574 3,990 11,888,575

9603290000 Shaving Brushes, Hairbrushes, Nail Brushes, Eyelash Brushes & Other Toilet Brushes For Use on the Person February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q./No. Value 254,667 238,714 547,503 478,410 Canada Mexico 49,126 191,848 555,293 415,848 Salvadr 1,440 10,483 1,440 10,483 600 2,556 600 2,556 Turk Is Barbado 1,658 6,822 1,658 6,822 1,146 12,000 1,146 12,000 Trinid N Antil 3,048 4,458 3,048 4,458 Colomb 54,000 11,286 54,000 11,286 101,250 22,323 101,250 22,323 Venez Peru 36 5,812 2,665 24,375 5,173 37,165 Chile Brazil 10,032 3,612 10,032 3,612 Argent 1,819 16,633 4,010 16,401 4,110 19,601 Sweden Norway 350 2,955 374 6,657 8,803 61,191 28,214 164,723 U King Nethlds 344 3,147 2,334 7,415 Belgium 17,700 19,904 17,700 19,904 France 7,052 63,460 9,651 74,631 Fr Germ 1,898 21,652 14,658 54,287 Czech 15 3,085 Poland 1,875 17,150 Italy 1,613 14,749 5,898 58,287 S Arab 2,620 6,727 2,620 6,727 Arab Em 232 8,041 1,315 17,941 Thailnd 2,335 21,354 4,879 44,623 305 2,790 Singapr China 9,063 85,664 9,893 93,254 Kor Rep 593 5,420 1,168 10,674 Hg Kong 338,329 261,462 347,559 345,875 Japan 600 4,278 3,945 50,787 Austral 1,394 10,457 1,394 10,457 551 5,040 Gabon 547 5,000 Rep Saf TOTAL 876,568 1,135,339 1,742,003 2,046,316 9603300000 Artists Brushes, Writing Brushes and Similar Brushes for the Application of Cosmetics February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 330,147 768,257 722,562 1,683,021 39,790 132,822 70,057 233,321 Mexico 3,014 11,122 3,014 11,122 Salvadr Panama 83 2,749 83 2,749 1,266 4,672 Jamaica



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4,688 106 2,458 960 1,383 5,371 18,140 1,412 60,011 1,494 2,943 9,051 30,349 5,543 3,594 249 633 6,498 6,866 692 3,510 26,131 2,278 142,952 1,045 2,044 45,195 4,605 1,502 1,188,685

25,797 4,058 9,068 5,400 5,102 19,817 100,525 5,210 421,923 8,092 10,859 33,394 112,100 20,453 13,259 2,734 9,600 23,977 28,847 2,552 12,952 96,414 33,257 290,533 3,854 9,360 166,755 46,000 5,542 3,462,319



3,100 683 18,053 1,494

18,634 2,520 241,131 8,092

903 21,652

3,333 74,912

3,594 249

13,259 2,734



24,800 2,278 7,877 1,045 1,349 39,801

91,502 33,257 29,062 3,854 6,794 146,854



Country Canada Mexico C Rica Panama Bermuda Jamaica Dom Rep Aruba Colomb Venez Chile Argent Finland U King Nethlds France Fr Germ Switzld Italy S Arab India Malaysa Singapr China Hg Kong Austral Rep Saf TOTAL

9603402000 Paint Rollers Year To Date February Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 245,583 507,235 479,823 51,876 93,798 91,091 759 571 10,024 571 1,364 800 1,866 2,181 183 3,625 55,034 3,625 1,000 5,000 9,250 40 8,835 80 7,000 14,180 7,000 1,000 151 220 10,119 20,558 10,119 1,600 500 8,780 500 20,160 13,789 41,218 853 14,970 853 410 5,703 410 242 670 23,886 16,183 73,275 1,391 22,359 1,976 117,596 81,141 117,596 484,610 877,589 848,423

Value 1,214,670 175,100 17,776 10,024 23,940 6,200 18,000 38,279 3,209 55,034 13,745 11,665 14,180 8,300 2,650 3,861 20,558 7,040 8,780 39,434 14,970 5,703 4,250 6,419 50,405 32,628 81,141 1,887,961

Country Mexico Dom Rep Peru China Kor Rep Hg Kong

9603404020 Paint Pads February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 5,544 3,965 23,712 300 3,948 300 2,898 498 5,976 498 644 4,500 15,390 4,500

Value 51,975 3,948 26,850 5,976 4,569 15,390

Austral TOTAL

PAGE 59 1,632 12,474

17,209 46,488

2,885 35,437

26,105 134,813

9603404050 Paint, Distemper, Varnish or Similar Brushes (Except Brushes of 9603.30) February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Country Canada 90,020 820,043 117,669 1,215,586 Salvadr 822 17,056 Hondura 370 5,971 1,553 29,324 C Rica 155 3,225 1,876 56,336 Panama 3,541 77,508 Bermuda 182 5,465 2,247 26,344 Bahamas 332 6,878 1,317 30,400 1,112 8,973 1,726 21,710 Cayman Antigua 382 11,996 Monsrat 132 7,935 132 7,935 S Lucia 235 6,522 Trinid 993 8,715 N Antil 124 9,082 Aruba 469 9,733 Colomb 1,843 38,229 2,763 51,354 531 19,955 531 19,955 Peru Chile 5,847 121,287 5,847 121,287 Brazil 220 2,867 4,067 80,968 Argent 1,108 9,420 Sweden 1,040 15,600 2,080 31,200 Denmark 5,115 25,096 8,342 43,085 207,326 21,081 420,570 12,111 U King Ireland 1,182 5,558 1,182 5,558 24,030 443,818 44,606 870,608 Nethlds France 152 8,567 1,099 32,549 Fr Germ 3,749 36,642 5,099 60,456 5,770 40 Poland Israel 4,102 85,081 4,269 88,543 Arab Em 1,000 9,500 Vietnam 1,326 27,512 Malaysa 1,377 9,100 Singapr 1,020 7,395 1,615 19,735 China 916 37,067 1,416 44,567 Kor Rep 584 12,120 1,029 21,352 Hg Kong 2,809 61,369 4,244 77,871 Japan 444 9,200 1,544 18,876 Austral 429 15,402 N Zeal 4,298 60,105 4,298 60,105 Moroc 213 4,415 162,296 2,055,772 253,691 3,678,005 TOTAL 9603900000 Hand-Operated Mechanical Floor Sweepers, Not Motorized, Mops & Feather Dusters; Prepared Knots & Tufts for Broom or Brush Making, NESOI February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 300,552 2,359,307 531,141 4,584,125 Mexico 53,645 814,470 120,301 1,758,210 30 2,910 30 2,910 Salvadr C Rica 1,357 6,228 1,357 6,228 1,454 15,938 5,048 71,972 Panama Bermuda 60 4,093 1,018 16,513 1,018 16,513 Dom Rep 1,386 14,466 3,134 31,762 Trinid Colomb 222 3,600 Venez 863 14,000 9,334 605 12,239 505 Ecuador Peru 11 3,012 464 10,365 Chile 252 4,087 8,573 43,628 588 21,809 1,983 44,439 Brazil Uruguay 56 3,385 56 3,385 Argent 762 11,069 762 11,069 1,154 18,717 Norway 13,878 856 13,878 856 Finland 195 11,261 Denmark 5,188 65,253 12,914 141,293 U King



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11,759 54

58,571 9,139

2,001 2,504

32,458 47,432

48 22 976 246 2,200

5,046 5,135 15,830 3,991 31,269



777 929 940

10,853 15,071 10,072



3,003 2,447 9,130

49,612 17,483 141,488

10,426 4,243

52,666 69,639

235 950

3,816 7,831

240 421,450

3,900 3,976,780

1,109 13,046 1,158 215 2,674 2,708 845 48 22 1,178 871 2,920 1,932 398 3,301 5,602 1,565 1,391 990 175 603 100 6,750 4,371 10,664 2,473 14,274 7,974 3,429 235 950 194 436 785,337

17,994 88,830 20,962 3,495 43,369 50,739 9,930 5,046 5,135 19,101 8,447 42,945 11,183 16,779 19,281 90,869 21,963 22,571 13,931 9,654 17,923 4,480 112,981 35,061 166,374 48,594 86,954 130,168 13,581 3,816 7,831 3,150 7,076 7,963,900

Broom and Brush

IMPORTS February Imports By Country

Country China TOTAL

0502100000 Pigs’, Hogs’ or Boars’ Bristles and Hair and Waste Thereof Year To Date February Net Q/KG Value Net Q/KG 14,660 309,005 19,087 14,660 309,005 19,087

Value 434,020 434,020

Country China TOTAL

0502900000 Badger Hair and Other Brushmaking Hair and Waste Thereof Year To Date February Net Q/KG Value Net Q/KG 579 31,074 8,990 579 31,074 8,990

Value 154,606 154,606

0511993300 Horsehair and Horsehair Waste, Whether or Not Put Up As A Layer With or Without Supporting Material Year To Date February Country Net Q/KG Value Net Q/KG Value China 24,028 204,024 42,281 354,620 TOTAL 24,028 204,024 42,281 354,620 1404903000 Istle Used Primarily In Brooms or In Brushes, Whether or Not In Hanks or Bundles Year To Date February Country Net Q/KG Value Net Q/KG Value Mexico 38,269 186,194 63,664 313,227 TOTAL 38,269 186,194 63,664 313,227

June 2010

4417002000 Broom and Mop Handles, 1.9 CM or More In Diameter and 97 CM or More In Length, Of Wood February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 32,500 3,213 35,000 5,763 Hondura 257,556 140,335 668,464 323,072 Colomb 30,024 14,068 30,024 14,068 Brazil 418,421 398,946 936,816 887,591 Indnsia 359,068 297,230 563,154 436,869 China 446,917 149,295 563,917 231,822 TOTAL 1,544,486 1,003,087 2,797,375 1,899,185 4417004000 Paint Brush February Country Net Q/Variable Poland Italy Thailnd Indnsia China Taiwan TOTAL

and Paint Roller Handles, Of Wood Year To Date Value Net Q/Variable Value 70,455 75,184 354,131 1,308,652 22,745 150,375 195,694 60,263 227,512 14,605 16,708 649,829 1,846,495

Country Canada Brazil Sri Lka Vietnam China TOTAL

4417006000 Brush Backs, Of Wood Year To Date February Value Net Q/No. Net Q/No. 98,230 455,411 280,756 51,300 57,778 128,325 28,200 30,182 119,850 6,000 7,268 6,000 232,968 58,984 462,258 599,224 252,442 1,171,844

Value 160,483 143,940 120,427 7,268 118,035 550,153

Country Canada Mexico Brazil China Taiwan TOTAL

4417008010 Tool Handles of Wood Year To Date February Net Q/Variable Value Net Q/Variable 10,031 2,523 85,971 41,832 16,168 156,525

Value 15,731 48,997 389,343 46,452 27,088 527,611

4417008090 Tools, Tool Bodies, Broom or Brush Bodies, Shoe Lasts and Trees, of Wood February Year To Date Value Net Q/Variable Value Country Net Q/Variable 120,096 199,436 Canada Chile 320,511 1,128,015 U King 2,197 2,197 France 4,065 6,993 3,118 3,118 Fr Germ 3,201 Russia India 110,146 193,421 70,757 193,818 Sri Lka Vietnam 23,731 8,516 8,516 Indnsia 211,549 83,700 China Taiwan 2,555 13,677 Japan 421,852 791,818 TOTAL 1,147,513 2,779,490 7326908576 Metal Handles For Brooms, Mops, Paint Applicators February Year To Date Value Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Country Canada 1,500 2,209 Mexico 23,828 8,821 Brazil 1,860 10,030 Denmark 340 3,608 570 5,904 223,156 921,600 475,070 481,152 Spain Italy 847,881 403,920 2,617,952 1,122,419



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June 2010 China TOTAL

BROOM, BRUSH & MOP 1,322,882 2,652,255

662,036 1,292,720

2,080,888 5,648,198

1,180,323 2,804,776

9603100500 Wiskbrooms, of Broom Corn, LT=.96 EA. Prior to Entry or Withdrawal for Consumption of 61,655 Dozen In Calendar Year Year To Date February Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 3,564 3,212 5,964 5,377 China 6,000 4,229 6,000 4,229 9,564 7,441 11,964 9,606 TOTAL 9603104000 Other Brooms, of Broomcorn, LT=.96 EA, Prior to Entry or Withdrawal For Consumption of GT=121,478 Dozen in Calendar Year Year To Date February Mexico 3,888 3,231 6,288 5,345 TOTAL 3,888 3,231 6,288 5,345 9603106000 Other Brooms, Of Broomcorn, Valued Over .96 Each February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 723,690 1,780,603 1,361,401 3,401,433 Hondura 27,600 53,685 41,328 79,906 751,290 1,834,288 1,402,729 3,481,339 TOTAL 9603109000 Brooms & Brushes, Consisting of Twigs or Other Vegetable Materials Bound Together, With or Without Handles, NESOI February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 500 4,026 500 4,026 Mexico 6,516 8,256 Brazil 79,645 43,505 79,645 43,505 Italy 156 2,219 2,156 6,623 India 4,993 2,464 4,993 2,464 Sri Lka 51,892 88,728 203,610 300,336 Thailnd 3,500 5,254 3,500 5,254 Vietnam 24,200 21,123 95,140 74,677 Phil R 2,000 2,553 2,000 2,553 China 20,496 55,271 42,652 114,934 Kor Rep 600 3,669 600 3,669 TOTAL 187,982 228,812 441,312 566,297 9603210000 Toothbrushes, Incl. Dental-Plate Brushes February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 19,440 14,263 31,017 20,706 Mexico 1,693,197 245,546 2,568,429 343,249 76,800 12,762 Guatmal Brazil 695,320 170,365 1,235,536 311,013 Sweden 139,401 49,610 139,401 49,610 Ireland 144,504 104,082 1,145,856 291,683 Nethlds 98,545 22,628 900 9,531 France Fr Germ 1,017,368 949,956 2,662,239 2,281,656 Hungary 17,496 22,867 17,496 22,867 Switzld 2,471,040 1,569,091 14,709,510 3,755,461 163,800 63,420 445,200 168,141 Italy 1,000 9,989 1,000 9,989 Turkey Israel 459,072 58,662 459,072 58,662 India 3,771,706 419,537 5,689,954 836,501 Bngldsh 95,040 7,428 Thailnd 812,440 75,811 2,182,820 244,830 Vietnam 2,212,914 234,437 3,650,486 430,949 Malaysa 241,920 48,024 3,852,920 135,827 Indnsia 28,400 31,373 224,400 41,481 China 41,582,235 8,171,767 83,235,421 14,699,179 Kor Rep 20,000 10,392 20,000 10,392 181,000 10,595 Hg Kong Taiwan 11,520 28,095 177,392 87,870 Japan 1,107,750 84,488 1,111,350 87,216 TOTAL 56,610,523 12,361,775 124,011,784 23,950,226


9603294010 Hairbrushes, Valued Not Over .40 Each February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Country China 2,647,962 777,032 6,087,217 1,634,898 Hg Kong 75,300 11,325 TOTAL 2,647,962 777,032 6,162,517 1,646,223 9603294090 Shaving Brushes, Nail Brushes, Eyelash Brushes & Other Toilet Brushes For Use On The Person, Valued Not Over .40 Each Year To Date February Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 2,808,360 185,233 5,095,260 337,307 Fr Germ 1,608,128 290,850 3,690,648 732,481 147 2,892 147 2,892 Switzld Italy 21,051 5,840 33,927 9,412 India 369,100 9,349 369,100 9,349 China 1,227,046 212,038 3,598,742 629,294 60,816 11,911 84,816 19,761 Kor Rep Taiwan 28,800 5,472 50,400 9,576 TOTAL 6,123,448 723,585 12,923,040 1,750,072 9603302000 Artists Brushes, Writing Brushes & Similar Brushes For Application Of Cosmetics, Valued Not Over .05 Each February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 150,500 6,578 Mexico 1,653,000 33,783 2,321,400 51,021 2,165,500 64,579 4,117,000 113,730 Fr Germ Italy 5,691,600 48,619 7,714,400 77,832 India 390,960 6,822 690,960 16,368 China 7,277,580 179,890 20,336,992 468,736 Kor Rep 800,000 26,891 2,920,000 116,253 TOTAL 17,978,640 360,584 38,251,252 850,518 9603304000 Artists Brushes, Writing Brushes & Similar Brushes For Application of Cosmetics, Valued Over .05 But not Over .10 Each February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Mexico 4,753,033 355,839 9,262,312 716,977 Fr Germ 600,439 50,606 1,004,072 84,620 Italy 230,400 15,650 230,400 15,650 China 10,625,460 813,199 26,927,233 2,074,906 Kor Rep 754,000 53,480 854,000 61,311 Hg Kong 82,142 5,298 82,142 5,298 Taiwan 115,200 10,111 115,200 10,111 TOTAL 17,160,674 1,304,183 38,475,359 2,968,873 9603306000 Artists Brushes, Writing Brushes & Similar Brushes For Application Of Cosmetics, Valued Over .10 Each February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 192 8,633 Mexico 11,647,985 1,952,100 25,471,930 4,311,629 Dom Rep 217,299 264,686 234,391 281,996 85,554 240,589 170,246 348,388 U King Ireland 112 11,245 112 11,245 Belgium 130 9,494 France 106,322 293,540 168,356 530,445 Fr Germ 602,549 255,763 1,915,513 738,206 Switzld 1,761 27,073 1,964 32,547 Spain 4,854 19,025 15,742 67,615 Italy 96,000 24,192 158,054 65,423 India 825,774 277,438 1,724,790 658,939 Sri Lka 148,272 70,988 288,648 155,250 257,671 168,663 382,284 219,570 Thailnd China 12,897,965 8,339,324 27,794,629 16,554,529 167,480 119,755 589,690 434,182 Kor Rep Hg Kong 743,629 236,581 1,138,725 406,511 Taiwan 47,440 16,646 115,508 71,351 Japan 268,660 991,489 524,290 1,873,221 1,448 6,895 3,958 20,733 Mauritn Maurit 2,363 8,783 2,363 8,783



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Country Canada Mexico Sweden Fr Germ China Hg Kong TOTAL

BROOM, BRUSH & MOP 28,123,138



9603402000 Paint Rollers February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 2,208 2,292 2,208 894,040 418,020 1,994,471 400 282,252 54,268 554,804 2,952,124 1,192,008 6,997,288 6,536 10,001 6,536 4,137,160 1,676,589 9,555,707


Value 2,292 874,272 3,006 108,146 2,915,233 10,001 3,912,950

9603404020 Paint Pads (Other Than Of Subheading 9603.30) February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value China 570,101 417,152 1,372,731 1,016,548 570,101 417,152 1,372,731 1,016,548 TOTAL 9603404040 Natural Bristle Brushes, Other Than Brushes Of Subheading 9603.30 Year To Date February Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 8,512 11,410 16,592 24,321 Mexico 11,576 13,160 11,576 13,160 18,150 63,552 18,150 63,552 France Italy 26,200 138,328 Israel 1,719 5,415 Vietnam 374,250 36,756 Indnsia 4,185,222 732,804 8,281,247 1,377,929 China 50,490 19,182 82,142 26,819 Taiwan 33,504 10,065 34,604 15,901 Austral 984 2,851 TOTAL 4,352,856 804,771 8,892,866 1,659,630 9603404060 Paint, Distemper, Varnish/Similr Brushes Exc Brushes of Subheading 9603.30 NESOI February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 37 3,281 17,397 25,250 Sweden 14 2,258 14 2,258 U King Fr Germ 501 2,202 7,846 26,321 Spain 264 4,117 Italy 20,000 10,372 26,156 21,013 Thailnd 22,007 9,786 49,868 38,325 Indnsia 2,700,372 454,254 4,935,996 863,395 China 14,210,882 3,584,813 28,276,786 7,593,763 Kor Rep 40,000 9,400 43,060 12,155 156,528 54,708 239,848 134,063 Taiwan Japan 311,072 109,486 313,072 121,226 TOTAL 17,461,376 4,237,279 33,918,197 8,837,314

Country Belgium China TOTAL

9603908010 Wiskbrooms February Year To Date Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 240 14,951 18,927 39,815 14,951 18,927 40,055

Value 8,495 70,658 79,153

Country Mexico Guatmal Brazil Italy Vietnam China Hg Kong Taiwan TOTAL

9603908020 Upright Brooms Year To Date February Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 22,600 34,082 62,598 18,600 18,606 18,600 7,824 48,433 7,824 12,196 41,429 77,920 10,000 11,925 12,400 821,486 999,372 1,638,614 12,096 16,303 12,096 2,004 904,802 1,170,150 1,832,056

Value 71,372 18,606 48,433 132,402 14,981 1,977,251 16,303 14,052 2,293,400

June 2010

9603908030 Push Brooms, 41 CM or Less in Width Year To Date February Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Mexico 1,276 4,855 1,276 China 37,386 39,700 39,186 300 Taiwan TOTAL 38,662 44,555 40,762

Country Canada Mexico Guatmal Salvadr Colomb Brazil Czech Russia Spain Italy India Sri Lka Thailnd Vietnam China TOTAL

9603908040 Other Brooms, NESOI Year To Date February Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. 60,650 117,826 186,922 593,462 760,675 1,153,763 20,640 20,358 20,640 20,280 18,976 51,600 55,784 76,577 59,324 11,014 93,514 27,148 15,960 12,843 64,272 4,000 40,440 48,083 42,816 84,628 116,398 237,670 400 3,203 2,900 53,784 142,769 120,191 7,000 2,050 2,734 2,050 544,256 996,826 468,130 1,427,222 1,958,212 2,977,122

Value 4,855 42,544 2,371 49,770

Value 333,757 1,462,518 20,358 50,715 101,541 170,240 50,863 2,553 55,098 253,445 5,698 302,577 12,128 2,734 1,097,668 3,921,893

9603908050 Brooms, Brushes, Sqeegees, Etc., NESOI February Year To Date Country Net Q/No. Value Net Q/No. Value Canada 2,600,075 4,272,478 Mexico 2,975,233 5,414,721 Salvadr 21,270 21,270 Hondura 1,386,115 2,474,962 Dom Rep 53,672 83,296 Colomb 77,195 172,459 Brazil 19,541 38,096 Argent 69,248 69,248 Sweden 16,959 19,782 10,125 10,125 Norway 145,923 263,638 Denmark U King 161,400 171,789 Nethlds 146,940 303,735 Belgium 58,038 157,326 France 8,202 10,570 Fr Germ 223,047 355,285 Czech 9,691 38,867 Switzld 2,142 6,766 Estonia 5,786 5,786 Lithuan 16,597 16,597 Poland 2,526 Spain 147,816 270,410 Italy 186,049 508,374 Turkey 11,373 Israel 11,598 14,243 India 65,891 217,889 400,942 720,126 Pakistn 94,265 309,488 Sri Lka Thailnd 462,667 1,126,281 Vietnam 83,475 211,048 30,238 30,238 Malaysa Indnsia 35,114 59,808 Macao 3,602 26,950,024 56,240,170 China 362,527 173,498 Kor Rep Hg Kong 169,148 679,685 Taiwan 857,329 1,874,648 Japan 91,274 122,968 Austral 2,558 Egypt 22,896 35,760 37,789,423 76,710,518 TOTAL



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U.S. Imports 90 Short Tons Of Broom Corn In March By Harrell Kerkhoff Broom, Brush & Mop Editor A total of 90 short tons of broom corn was imported into the United States during March 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Total value of this broom corn was $237,691, with a cost per ton of $2,641 ($1.32 per pound). All of the month’s broom corn arrived from Mexico. After the first three months of 2010, it was reported that 222 short tons of broom corn entered the United States, with a total value of $606,367. The cost per ton of this broom corn was $2,731 ($1.37 per pound). All broom corn imported into the United States during the first three months of 2010 came from Mexico.

“Being later in the year, there is now a question of whether or not this will cause problems with the size of the second crop. “At the moment, it’s too early to tell. The good news is processed broom corn remains readily available in Mexico. I expect (Mexican broom corn) prices to be stable, or come down some, between now and when the new crop arrives (from Torreon).” When interviewed on May 17, Pelton added that Mexican broom corn pricing had been fluctuating quite a bit in relation to the Mexican peso, which was also quite active. “With most demand for broom corn coming from the Mexican market, this (fluctuation) impacts U.S. (broom corn) prices. In fact, if the Mexican peso had not been as strong as of late, I would have expected prices to be down by now,” he said. When discussing yucca fiber, Pelton reported demand to be slow but steady. He added that the fiber remains “a bargain.” “Yucca fiber remains relatively available and not much has changed with prices,” he said. “Capacity is declining. Some of the (processors) have cut back production or have closed. The remaining factories, however, still seem to be able to keep up with demand.” Pelton reported that overall business activity and sales at his company have been picking up compared to levels experienced one to two months ago. “It’s quite an improvement from last year. The real question, however, is how much of this is just a seasonal pick up and how much is true business recovery? I think it’s some of both,” Pelton said. Concerning the overall state of security in northern Mexico, he added that broom corn processors have told him that the situation is becoming better in Cadereyta.

Bart Pelton, of PelRay International, LLC, in San Antonio, TX, felt the 90 short ton number for imported Mexican broom corn during March was accurate. The total value for the month, however, looked low to him. “You can’t buy broom corn that cheaply (at an average price of $1.32 per pound) from Mexico,” Pelton explained. He also reported on the aftermath of last April’s hail storm in the Torreon region of Mexico. Pelton estimated that 10 to 20 percent of the first broom corn crop planted in this area was destroyed and that some replanting has since taken place. “With the weather (in the Torreon area) being cooler than normal this spring, and with the replanting, it’s been forecasted that the bulk of the first harvest from Torreon will be a couple of weeks late,” Pelton said. “For most years, the heaviest part of this harvest takes place during the first week in July. For this year, however, it may be mid- to late-July before they really get into the thickest part of the harvest.” Questions about the Broom Corn size of the second 2005 2006 2007 2008 Torreon crop for later Tons Tons Tons Tons in 2010 have also been raised due to last January 125 61 116 89 April’s hail storm. 44 215 90 91 February Pelton explained that a 77 65 83 41 March large percentage of April 120 56 48 150 Torreon’s second crop May 36 135 172 98 is directly related to June 65 81 63 65 the first crop. July 124 160 80 66 “Farmers basically August 177 216 80 76 cut many of the plants 152 131 133 September 124 down and water and October 133 184 92 123 fertilize them again. 96 160 29 November 200 The same plant comes December 164 76 101 17 back and regenerates 1,389 1,497 1,216 978 more fiber,” he said.

Imports 2009 Tons

2010 Tons

Total Value

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$3,458 ($1.73)




$2,413 ($1.21)

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$2,641 ($1.32)




$2,731 ($1.37)



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“Basically, the military has taken over for the police and the (outbreak of violence) has calmed down quite a bit in Cadereyta,” Pelton said. “However, there are still problems in Monterrey, and when most people visit Cadereyta they usually stay in Monterrey. “There are (security) problems in Torreon as well. I don’t think it’s quite as bad there as last year, but people are still limiting their travel in this area. It seems like the ‘hot’ spots move around. At this point, the worst areas (for safety and security) are along the Mexican-U.S. border. This causes us (at PelRay International) a problem as we frequently like to drive into Mexico rather than fly because it’s more economical. There is a real concern right now, however, about driving through these border areas.” Richard Caddy, of R.E. Caddy & Co., Inc., in Greensboro, NC, said March’s broom corn import figure of 90 short tons looks to be accurate, although it’s possible that some of this import may actually have been overflow from late February. He agreed, however, that the total value of March’s imported broom corn was too low. “When I look at the cost per pound ($1.32) for March, I don’t know what kind of a realistic mix of broom corn (the import) could have been since this is such a low figure,” Caddy said. “When (the U.S. government) calls something broom corn it would be interesting to find out exactly what kind of fiber it is versus broom straw.” When interviewed on May 18, Caddy added that he has not noticed any direct repercussions as of yet pertaining to April’s hail damage in the Torreon region. “There are a few pricing issues, but the (Mexican) processors tell me this is more due to the current exchange rate between the Mexican peso and U.S. dollar. I haven’t noticed any lack of (broom corn) availability,” he said. “(Mexican broom corn) processors are asking for more money, around 7 to 8 percent, which is a fairly substantial jump. However, there is also some

flexibility. “The short term trend regarding broom corn prices has been up over the past month, but I don’t know if this will continue.” Slightly higher prices for yucca fiber was also reported by Caddy, who added that current quality is good and availability doesn’t seem to be an issue. He added that overall business for his company as of late can be described as “busy,” although not at the same level as a couple of years ago. “Business does look to be trending in the right direction. It’s slowly getting better,” Caddy said. Tim Monahan, of The Thomas Monahan Co., in Arcola, IL, also felt 90 imported short tons of broom corn for March was an accurate reading, while the reported value was too low. Concerning last April’s hail damage in Torreon, Monahan said it didn’t appear Mexican broom corn prices had increased, as of mid-May, as a result of the storm. The bulk of this summer’s first Torreon harvest, however, will probably be pushed back some. “They usually start harvesting in June, so there was plenty of time to replant any damaged broom corn,” Monahan. “This could now push back some of the harvest until August, and that’s a pretty tight squeeze to get a second crop planted (for a second harvest this fall). We will just have to see how it all plays out. There may be farmers not wanting to plant a second crop anyway if they feel prices are too low.” There was no major news to report regarding yucca fiber, according to Monahan, as demand remains weak and processors cut production. He added a lot of yucca fiber being processed these days will remain in Mexico for Mexican broom production. Monahan agreed with Pelton and Caddy that overall business is improving, but at a slow pace. “It’s a little tenuous, but getting better. Something could happen tomorrow to knock it back down, but right now there are more positives than negatives,” Monahan said.

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Zahoransky Acquires Köbelin Formenbau, To Maintain Operations At Existing Facility The Zahoransky Group has announced the recent acquisition of Köbelin Formenbau, of Eichstetten, Germany. The newly formed company will operate under the name Zahoransky Köbelin GmbH and maintain operations at its existing facility located near the Zahoransky Formenbau Freiburg, Germany, headquarters. According to a recent statement from Zahoransky, there are many synergies resulting from the Köbelin acquisition, including proximity of facilities, same CAD systems and compatible machinery. The combination also enhances market position as Köbelin specializes in molds for medical and cleanroom applications, whereas Zahoransky’s core has been dominated by high cavitation, multi-component molds. Furthermore, Zahoransky has a large international customer network, while Köbelin customers are traditionally more locally concentrated in Europe. Zahoransky’s strategy going forward will be to introduce Köbelin’s medical molding

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innovations globally through its international sales network. Zahoransky said it will grow the Köbelin core business through its Systems Technology Group. Zahoransky Systems Technology is well known for its ability to automate complete production processes, from injection molding to assembly and testing, to final packaging and cartoning. Zahoransky Köbelin is expected to enhance and expand its market position in the medical industry by providing Zahoransky’s “Pellet to Pallet” turn-key production line services. Visit www.zahoransky-group.com for more information on the company.

Nexstep Commercial Products Introduces MaxiDust™ Cotton Dust Mop Nexstep Commercial Products (exclusive licensee of OCedar) has introduced its MaxiDust™ Cotton Loop-End Launderable Dust Mops. Among the product’s features are: • 100 percent Cotton Yarn — traditional long, stapled, tightly twisted virgin cotton yarn provides durability; • 2-Ply Loop-End Construction — prevents fraying and raveling; • Key-Slot Style with Snaps — heavy-duty, rust resistant snaps secure dust mop to frame; and, • High Launderability — withstands numerous launderings and extends product life. MaxiDust™ Cotton Loop-End Launderable Dust Mops are available in blue and in the following sizes: 18” x 5”, 24” x 5”, 36” x 5” and 48” x 5”. Visit www.ocedarcommercial.com for more information.

Charles E. Green Announces Acquisition Charles E. Green & Son, Inc., and Milliken Intertechnologies Corp., have announced that on April 1, 2010, Charles E. Green & Son completed the purchase of the Milliken brush nailing machine business. Both Green and Milliken are working together to make the transition as seamless

as possible. Charles E. Green is stocking a complete inventory of spare parts for existing machines and is accepting orders for new Milliken machines. Call 1-973-485-3630 or send an e-mail to johng@charlesegreen.com for more information.


Lawrence Joins Unger As Vice President Of Sales Unger Enterprises, Inc., has announced the appointment of William Lawrence as its new vice president of sales. Lawrence joins Unger with more than 20 years of industry sales and leadership experience. His responsibilities include the continued development of Unger sales throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America. “Bill has the proven leadership, experience and values to build our sales team and work with our manufacturer’s reps to meet our growing customer requirements. I am very happy that Bill decided to join our team,” said Unger Enterprises President Mark Unger. “We are confident in Bill’s ability to significantly impact our business, and we look forward to many years of growth together.” Prior to joining Unger, Lawrence worked for the Tennant Company for 14 years, most recently as a regional sales manager. Before being promoted to that position, Lawrence held leadership roles in sales training, government accounts, and account management areas. “Having existing relationships with Unger’s distributors and other industry partners made this opportunity very attractive,” said Lawrence. “In our industry, quality and innovation are critical for success, and Unger’s proven track record was a major factor in my joining the team. I look forward to building a team that will drive Unger’s growth in the multiple channels and segments we are targeting.” Lawrence resides in Charlottesville, VA, with his wife Kelly (of 21 years), and their two sons, Gregor and Sam. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. Lawrence also completed advanced sales training at Harvard University, the American Management Association, and the University of Virginia. Unger Enterprises is a provider of professional cleaning solutions. It’s an international company and has been manufacturing professional cleaning tools for more than 40 years. Visit www.ungerglobal.com or call 1800-431-2324 for more information.



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Jones Companies, Jones Fiber Products Announce Recent Promotions

Wooster 50/50™ Rollers Are Now Shed-Resistant Professional-grade Wooster 50/50™ rollers feature an enhanced blend of natural lambswool and dense polyester. The new cream-colored fabric has all the benefits of the original 50/50 rollers, plus increased shed-resistance, according to Wooster. The lambswool found in Wooster 50/50 has remained unchanged. The polyester, which makes up the other half of the knitted fabric, has been upgraded. It adds to the performance of 50/50 rollers by making them shed-resistant. Matting and spattering have also been greatly reduced by this change, according to Wooster. Strengthening the fabric has made Wooster 50/50 rollers compatible with a wider range of coatings. The original blend

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was only recommended for low-sheen applications. New shed-resistant 50/50 covers can be used with semigloss coatings as well as with all flat to satin paints, stains and waterproofing. Five different sizes in four nap heights are now available at traditional paint and decorating centers, hardware stores, and paint sundry distributors or retailers.

Jones Companies, Ltd. (JCL) and Jones Fiber Products (JFP) have announced promotions within their staffs. Richard Corbin, customer service manager for JCL, has been named plant manager for the JFP engineered fabrics facility in Humboldt, TN. This facility primarily focuses on the production of thermally bonded fire resistant fabrics. Corbin’s tenure at JCL has included various positions within spinning operations as well as managing all customer service functions. He assumed his new duties in early May. In a concurrent move, JCL has announced the promotion of Brandon Joyce to the role of customer service manager. Joyce has been with JCL for over 10 years. He has worked in various production roles, and for the past two years has served as raw materials coordinator while assisting in customer service.

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS ABMA ......................................................................20 Amerwood ................................................................26 Bizzotto .....................................................................11 Borghi s.pa................................................................19 Boucherie USA...........................................................7 Bruin Plastics ............................................................16 Caddy & Co., Inc., R.E.............................................37 Carlson Tool ............................................................39 Crystal Lake..............................................................35 Culivover & Shapiro, Inc..........................................39 Deco Products Co. ....................................................27 Distribuidora Perfect, S.A.........................................24 DuPont ........................................................................2 GDF ..........................................................................25 Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. Inc......................................29 Hahl Filaments............................................................9 Jewel Wire Co...........................................................18 Jones Companies .......................................Front Cover Keystone Plastics ......................................................14 Lemieux Spinning Mill Inc.........................................3

Line Manufacturing, Inc. ..........................................38 Magnolia Brush ........................................................26 Manufacturers Resource ............................Back Cover Michigan Brush Mfg. Co..........................................12 Mill-Rose Company..................................................31 Monahan Co., The Thomas .....................................13 Paul Marsh Co. .........................................................33 PelRay International .................................................15 PMM .........................................................................21 Rol-Brush Mfg..........................................................12 Royal Paint Roller ....................................................28 Shanghai Aubi Metals Co. ........................................67 St. Nick Brush Co.....................................................40 Stainless Steel Products ............................................17 Thomas Textile Co....................................................34 Vonco Products, Inc. .................................................23 Young & Swartz........................................................40 Zahoransky .................................................................5 Zelazoski Wood Products .........................................22 Zhenjiang Ruifeng Brush Co. ..................................18



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