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Post Pandemic We are pleased to again present the Annual Brushware Summer Buyers’ Guide. It’s an exciting time to welcome new companies to the fold with our biggest edition of the year. As usual, we went all in and have packed the issue with a wide range of insightful and compelling articles. One topic I’ve been wanting to get into for the Brushware community is cybersecurity. While the past 15 months of the global pandemic have been both challenging and heartbreaking, we’ve also been hit with events both related and unrelated to COVID-19 that have been shocking at times, while impacting our lives, our workflow and the economy. Behind the headlines, work goes on as companies rise to conquer the challenges and move ahead with business. Evidently though, that applies to hackers and scam specialists as well. Cybersecurity has become an increasing concern and notably, global spending in the area increased from $40.8 billion in 2019 to more than $54 billion in 2020, according to research firm Canalys. The firm also says data breaches and ransomware attacks reached an all-time high in 2020. Over 12 billion records were compromised and ransomware attacks increased by nearly 60 percent. It’s a growing threat for businesses and I encourage all of our readers to dig into Phillip Perry’s Cyber Security feature on page 22 as he provides insights and strategies from experts to secure your company’s digital infrastructure. Moving on to the brush industry, we are pleased to have Ralph Rosenbaum from Stainless Steel Products participate in our continuing Brushware Profile series where we get some insights on how the wire supplier has built his business and worked through the recent challenges. Along the same lines, we are also excited to present our second installment of the Industry Pulse with Nadja Essler from ZAHN Pinsel GmbH as she gives us her thoughts on the paintbrush and paint products sector. Widening the picture a bit to look at manufacturing overall, our supply chain columnist Lisa Anderson tackles one of the key issues for manufacturers in the aftermath of the pandemic as she provides her take on the skills gap and the critical need for companies to be proactive in addressing the challenge. Looking back through the issue, I notice mentions of “post pandemic” quite often and while we are by no means beyond COVID-19, it is at least encouraging to hear the discussion and thoughts around what comes next for the business overall. We hope you find the issue to be helpful and engaging and we welcome your feedback. Here’s to a great summer and improving business conditions ahead!

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Issue #21-04 Brushware – a bi-monthly publication edited for key personnel in the brush, roller, broom, mop and applicator industry. Published continuously through the years, the one publication that is the spokesman for the brush and allied industries: 1898-1923, called Brooms, Brushes & Handles; 1924-1947, called Brooms, Brushes & Mops, 1948-today, called Brushware. PUBLICATION OFFICE Brushware Magazine Goodwin World Media LLC P.O. Box 7093 Overland Park, KS 66207 Tel: 913-636-7231 GENERAL MANAGER Susan Goodwin info.brushware@goodwinworldmedia.com PUBLISHER Dylan Goodwin dylan.goodwin@goodwinworldmedia.com MANAGING EDITOR Kristin Summers news.brushware@goodwinworldmedia.com ART DIRECTOR Brandy Ferguson CORRESPONDENTS Bob Lawrence Meg Cooper Katharina Goldbeck-Hörz Mark E. Battersby Phil Perry Lisa Anderson Brushware (ISSN 00072710) (Canadian Sales Agreement Number 0650153) is published bimonthly by Goodwin World Media LLC, P.O. Box 7093, Overland Park, KS 66207 USA. Periodical postage paid at Overland Park, KS 66207 and at additional mailing offices. Printed in the USA. Subscription: $95/year for US, Canada and Mexico. All other countries $210/year. POSTMASTER – Send address changes to Brushware Magazine, P.O. Box 7093, Overland Park, KS 66207. Copyright 2020. All rights reserved. Materials in this publication may not be reproduced in any form without permission. Requests for permission should be addressed to: Brushware Magazine, P.O. Box 7093, Overland Park, KS 66207.


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Precision Brush Makes Mark On the World of NFT Collectibles

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recision Brush was the first industrial brush manufacturer to begin accepting payment in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin. Now the company is breaking molds once again and propelling the industry into the future by creating the world’s first industrial brush NFT (nonfungible token). Precision Brush’s artwork “Brush Happiness” went up for auction on the digital exchange OpenSea in April and May. See the piece online at bit.ly/BrushHappiness. So what is an NFT? The acronym stands for “nonfungible token.” Fungible essentially means replaceable or interchangeable. So, a nonfungible token is by definition irreplaceable and singularly unique. As one journalist so aptly wrote: “It’s a digital asset plus certificate of authenticity plus legal rights all rolled into one. Buying an NFT means purchasing a hacker-resistant, public proof of ownership over a specific digital asset.”

In December 2017, a hoard of digital cats almost ground the Ethereum network to a halt. A game called CryptoKitties had just launched in November 2017, and users started spending millions of dollars to breed and grow digital cats — some of the first known NFTs. In January 2018, the ERC721 Non-Fungible Token Standard was proposed.

There’s only one original Mona Lisa painting. There are countless reproductions, both digital and physical, but there is only one original. That’s what an NFT is — an undeniable original.

Cryptocurrency was the natural forerunner to NFTs. Bitcoin revolutionized money because it created scarce digital value for the very first time. However, digital scarcity alone is not sufficient to create a functioning monetary system. Each token must be fungible — interchangeable. In other words, a recipient should not care which bitcoin they receive or where it comes from as long as it is in the correct amount. Fungibility is a crucial characteristic to many traditional markets, including currencies, commodities and precious metals, and open blockchain platforms. Every Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ether, XRP or Zcash must be interchangeable. Most core blockchain protocols (digital records of transactions) have built-in fungibility from the outset at the protocol level. However, for many of these platforms to evolve and grow, fungibility also needed to be incorporated into the application layer. This was facilitated by the creation of new token standards, such as Ethereum’s ERC-20 in 2015, which allowed for the

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rapid creation of a constellation of fungible and interoperable tokens on top of ethereum. Taking this idea a step further, people started to imagine a world of assets that were both scarce and unique. These could be tokens, images, artwork, virtual game accessories or even digital collectibles. A holder could use the blockchain to prove ownership and utilize these assets, but they would accrue unique properties and value.

Since then, blockchains have been created to leverage NFTs in the world of gaming, digital art, collectibles, music, financial products — and now industrial brush art! Precision Brush Company has created the very first industrial brush NFT, and is listing it for auction on the digital exchange OpenSea. Putting the industry’s mark on history, it will be forever immortalized in the blockchain ledger.

WHY IT MATTERS How is this valuable you may ask? First of all, it is an awesome piece of art! And as those in the brush manufacturing world know all too well, brushes make so many things in our lives possible. In short, brushes make people happy and creating an industrial brush NFT memorializes this essential truth for all time. If you’re still having trouble wrapping your head around why NFTs are special and how they work, think about it this way: There’s only one original Mona Lisa painting. There are countless reproductions, both digital and physical, but there is only one original. That’s what an NFT is — an undeniable original. And when someone purchases a particular NFT, they


own not only the work itself but also all the rights to its use. The verifiability of the blockchain protects and proves its validity. Some people go crazy for CryptoKitties. Others are enjoying buying, selling and trading sports-related NFTs. Artists are creating and selling a wide spectrum of one-of-a-kind works as NFTs. HOW TO GET INTO NFTS Purchase an NFT: Create an account on the digital exchange and directly buy NFTs, such as “Happiness depends upon Brushes.” Just be aware that, like any other collectible — from art, to real estate, to memorabilia — an NFT's value is in the eye of the beholder. The non-fungibility of these tokens can be a major value-add, but any given NFT can ultimately be highly illiquid. There’s no guarantee that you could sell an NFT quickly. Buy DeFi Tokens: A more predictable way to participate in the world of NFTs is to buy tokens that are used to power its popular marketplaces. DeFi (Decentralized Finance) tokens are an ecosystem of different financial applications that are built on blockchain networks. The Ethereum blockchain has been the most popular to build on so far because of its smart contract capabilities. Most of the main access points still run on ethereum (ETH). IT’S DIGITAL. IS IT VALUABLE? Everyone is familiar with baseball card collecting and it is well-known that the first baseball cards sell for huge amounts of money — but NFT collectibles are digital. Are they truly valuable? To answer this question, here’s a fact that might shock you: Revenue from selling digital baseball card packs has surpassed that of physical cards. NFTs are quickly gaining in popularity, with the recent 30-day sales volume on the top five marketplaces totaling more than $560 million; total sales for the entirety of 2020 were $78 million. So yes, NFTs are valuable, but like their physical collectible predecessors (Beanie Babies, anyone?), they are only as valuable as they are perceived to be. Precision Brush Company always strives to be at the forefront of new technologies in both the digital and physical realms. Our new industrial brush NFT “Brush Happiness” is aligned with that ongoing commitment. Check out our NFT offering and celebrate the industrial brush manufacturing industry making its mark on history. Learn more about Precision Brush at www.precisionbrush.com.

FEIBP Delays 62nd Congress to 2022 In early April, the European Brushware Federation officially announced the pushback of the 62nd FEIBP Congress to September 21-24, 2022. In the announcement, the FEIBP says, “… the industry might be in a relatively stable situation as it concerns the customer markets, but it is facing unprecedented turmoil in the raw materials markets and transport disruption. The emphasis has changed although the impact of COVID-19 continues (for) our businesses and daily life. No one knows when things are getting back to normal, with lockdown measures tightened in many European countries. Vaccination processes make slow progress and the virus is still not under control.” Noting the reluctance of sponsors and the uncertainty around booking hotel and travel arrangements for attendees, the FEIBP board was forced to push the 62nd FEIBP Congress for a second time to 2022. The FEIBP will instead hold a virtual general assembly on October 14, 2021, in the afternoon, similar to the approach for 2020. Prior to the general assembly, the FEIBP Working Groups will have meetings with special items and/or speakers to be included in the program. Learn more about the European Brushware Federation at www.eurobrush.com.

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YOUR BRUSH DESERVES THE BEST FILAMENTS DUPONT FILAMENTS CONTINUES TO LEAD THE WAY IN INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS For more than 70 years, DuPont Filaments has been recognized as a leader in innovative synthetic filaments that enable brush manufacturers to address emerging trends and meet evolving consumer expectations.

HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST FILAMENTS - TOOTHBRUSH FILAMENTS The most important component of a toothbrush lies in the bristle. With outstanding industry expertise accumulated over the years, coupled with our proven technologies, DuPont Filaments is dedicated to the oral care brush industry with our nylon solutions under the brand names of DuPont™ Tynex®(nylon 612) and DuPont™ Herox®(nylon 610) . Leading toothbrush brands and manufacturers are able to produce very high quality brushes with a balance of consistent quality, wear performance and unmatched productivities in tufting and end-rounding by using DuPont filaments. As consumer trends in toothbrush are increasingly focused on the six major areas of 1) Visual Attractiveness, 2) Interdental Cleaning, 3) Plaque Removal, 4) Gum Comfort, 5) Gingival Cleaning and 6) Anti-microbial within the filaments, DuPont Filaments has been working closely with the leading global brands in oral care as well as toothbrush manufacturers by fulfilling these needs with our broad range of innovative products in the portfolio BEAUTY DESERVES THE BEST FILAMENTS - FINE FILAMENTS DuPont™ Natrafil® filaments, a pioneering filament from DuPont’s unique polyester based material, contain proprietary texturizing additives that create a structured surface that mimics animal hair. Natrafil® filaments offer a synthetic alternative to animal hair in premium cosmetic powder brushes with more consistency in the bristle while maintaining the touch-and-feel of premium animal hair. Studies have shown that brushes made with Natrafil® filaments have equal to superior pickup and release performance versus brushes made with animal hair. EFFICIENCY DESERVES THE BEST FILAMENTS – ABRASIVE FILAMENTS Like most industries, steel manufacturers are always looking for

ways to increase productivity. The emphasis is on getting more square feet of metal through the mill, cleaned and coated faster than ever before. To accomplish this, steel mills are using more aggressive cleaning solutions. The problem is that the cleaning brushes typically used were quickly degrading because many plastics used in the brush filaments can’t handle the solutions of the extremes of the PH scale. The technical resources at DuPont Filaments were able to help solve the problem by adding stabilizers to one of our nylon polymer formulations, effectively extending the pH range that these filaments can be used in. Brushes made with these filaments deliver cleaning performance over an improved service life, helping steel manufactures to achieve higher productivity. Another need voiced by customers is higher aggressiveness in metal finishing applications. DuPont™ Tynex® A filaments, a family of ceramic grit-containing filaments, was developed to meet this need. CREATIVITY DESERVES THE BEST FILAMENTS – PAINTBRUSH FILAMENTS When manufacturers began changing their paints to water-based formulations, more people began using paintbrushes made with synthetic bristles because the hog bristles traditionally used in paintbrushes lost stiffness in water-based paints. Synthetics such as DuPont™ Tynex®, DuPont™ Chinex® and DuPont™ Orel® brand filaments quickly became popular choices. As paint manufacturers continue to improve their water-based formulations by reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) content, increasing solid loadings and decreasing drying times, there is an ongoing need for increasingly higher performing brushes. To meet this need, DuPont Filaments continues to innovate and help customize solutions. For example, we developed filaments with stiffer cross-section that can push higher viscosity paints more efficiently. We also changed the shapes of the filaments so that they not only pick up more paint from the can for faster application, but are easier to clean.


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Interbrush Pushes Back to 2024 Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG (FWTM) announced on April 29 the cancellation of the 2022 Interbrush tradeshow, which was set to take place May 4-6, 2022, at Messe Freiburg, Germany. The exhibition for the brush and paintbrush industry normally opens its doors every four years to 7,000 visitors from more than 90 countries. In March 2020, rapidly increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections across Europe and the rest of the world led FWTM to postpone the 2020 edition to 2022. FWTM says many discussions have been held with exhibitors, visitors and representatives of the American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA), the German Brush Manufacturers’ Association and the European Brushware Federation (FEIBP) about plans for the 2022 Interbrush show. The event has to be planned well in advance, as the exhibiting machine manufacturers require a lead time of about 12 to 14 months. Everyone involved in those discussions expressed uncertainty as to whether visitors to Interbrush would be able to travel to Germany in May of 2022 without being affected by COVID-related health and safety restrictions. Additionally,

there was also concern about attendance even if there were no restrictions. “We have great hopes that we will be able to return to a certain level of normalcy by the end of 2021. But we cannot be absolutely sure. With regard to economic viability, we must currently work to protect organizers and exhibitors alike and ensure that they do not make investments that will not pay off. We have therefore reached the joint decision to cancel Interbrush as we had planned it for the coming year,” says Daniel Strowitzki, CEO of FWTM. “We regret that we are forced to postpone the event once again in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this is the responsible decision to make in the interest of the health of all exhibitors, visitors and staff.” The next Interbrush is set to take place in 2024 in close collaboration with the international professional industry associations and the leading exhibitors. The exhibition is scheduled for May 24-26, 2024.

Zahn’s New One-stroke Brush Series One-stroke technique is a special painting technique using two or more different colors at the same time. This technique has been popular for several years for nail design, but it can be easily transferred to artist and hobby painting. With the one-stroke technique, the user can create decorations and stunning designs from the world of botany — like blossoms and leaves. The technique can involve spreading the paint on large surfaces or it can be utilized to draw fine lines and details. To achieve the best results, it is key to utilize a brush with an exact painting edge and high shape retention — even when using heavy-duty paints or during an extensive painting session.

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Zahn Brush Company’s new series 9948 OneStroke with approved golden synthetic fiber meets all of these requirements thanks to the company’s long-term experience with the development and production of special brushes. This new series is available in sizes 8 / 12 / 16 / 20 / 22 / 24 / 28 with a seamless, nickel-plated brass ferrule and a short black matt varnished birch wood handle in FSC® quality. Learn more about Zahn’s One-stroke Brush Series at www.zahn-pinsel.com.


New Hillbrush Bannister Brushes Hillbrush has remodeled its range of professional hygienic bannister brushes featuring several changes that improve hygiene and cleaning performance. With a slimmer, finer design, Hillbrush’s new bannister brushes have a better spread of brush fibers to enable enhanced cleaning in corners and on edges. The new brushes also incorporate a more ergonomic handle, featuring a raised arch, to avoid fingers being trapped and minimizing surface touch by the user. The brushes have also been designed so that when stored, the fibers hang away from the shadow board to minimize cross-contamination. The new bannister brushes are available in a range of colors to work in partnership with other color-coded specialist cleaning tools and shadowboards from the company. The professional soft brush in the range is also available in antimicrobial, resin set and MDX, while the professional stiff brush is available in antimicrobial and resin set. The extra soft bannister brush is resin set, while the professional medium is also available with a resin set option. For more information on Hillbrush, visit www.hillbrush.com/uk.

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TV Coverage Highlights Gordon Brush Commitment to the City of Industry Ken Rakusin of Gordon Brush was featured in a recent TV news report by Renee Eng on the local Spectrum News 1 channel. The piece covers Rakusin’s start at Gordon Brush in 1990 when he took the position of president and noted that he was unsure of what he had gotten into – the company was based out of a dark and rundown 15,000 square foot facility. “We had 22 employees. I mean, this was a little, tiny company that was on the verge of going out of business, and every year, for the next six years, I was able to double the company’s profits,” Rakusin says.

amount of people that you can employ in that space that you have,” she says.

video. “But I also have this loyalty to my employees. We have people that have been here in excess of 35, 40 years. Our plant manager used to be the janitor.” However, one challenge of staying put in the U.S. is finding workers who have the skills or the desire to work a blue-collar job.

Thirty-one years later, Rakusin says there are 200 employees in a 182,000 square foot facility – where they make more than 17,000 types of brushes for many industries, including medical, aerospace, janitorial and military. Other states recruit Rakusin to set up shop, but he remains committed to keeping jobs in the City of Industry, California, in spite of the trend over the past few decade that saw an increasing number of manufacturers shift operations overseas for cheaper labor.

“Nobody that works in a factory that when they were going through school said, ‘Gee, I want to make brushes for a living,’” Rakusin said. “It doesn’t happen.”

“I could put a lot of money in my pocket if I outsourced everything and I went to China, I went to Mexico,” he says in the

“As far as employment goes, they are the biggest bang for the buck, so the more manufacturers you have, the more

It is an issue that Joanna McClaskey, the executive director of the Industry Business Council, is looking at as part of the Made in the City of Industry initiative. The goal is to keep existing manufacturers, which provide about 17,000 local jobs, or 25 percent of total employment, and attract new ones to the city.

McClaskey says the council is studying the top industries in the city, determining which ones have the potential to grow and learning the demographics of the best manufacturing workers. “Where do they live? What is their family size? How old are they? Where are they from? We’ve done a lot of things in the past through community colleges, and we’re finding that that’s not the demographic for a really good manufacturing worker,” she says. “There are so many people that college is not their first choice of what they should do in their life,” Rakusin says. “They might want to work with their hands. They have this great mechanical mind, or they have this great mind where they love to see machines work and operate and design machines.” He ultimately wants to see more education in the U.S. geared toward those who work best with their hands, preparing them for blue-collar jobs critical to the economy. Learn more about Gordon Brush at www.gordonbrush.com.

ABMA Reports on Passage of Dick Noon The ABMA reports that Richard Lawrence “Dick” Noon, age 89, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2021. Born in Glen Ridge, N.J., Noon was a resident of Ridgewood for 50 years before moving to Hillsdale. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War. Noon graduated from NYU School of Business and went on to serve as CEO and President of

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several companies, including Avdel Corporation of Parsippany, N.J., Rae Metal of Cleveland, Ohio, and RL Noon Associates of Clifton, N.J., before retiring in 2013. He was a former member of the Upper Montclair Country Club. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Beverly on October 14, 2010.

A loving and devoted father, Noon is survived by his four children: Thomas of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., Brian of Chandler, Ariz., Brenda Chinn of Haymarket, Va., and Barbara Patterson of Cape Coral, Fla. Also surviving are his six grandchildren: Ryan, Kara, Kyle, Cheryl, William and Shana and his four great-grandchildren: Ella, Nora, Hayden and William.


supply CHAIN

Post Pandemic Skills Gap By Lisa Anderson

According to Prudential’s latest Pulse of the American Worker Survey, one in four workers plan to look for a job at a different company once the pandemic has subsided. Additionally, a recent Robert Half survey found that 38 percent of workers feel stuck in their careers, and an EY survey found that more than half of employees globally would quit their jobs if not provided post-pandemic flexibility. Clients and colleagues are starting to see a surge of employees “on the move.” What are you doing to retain your top talent and attract new talent? There is no doubt that clients and colleagues are seeing this trend in action. For example, a few clients had employees leave because they decided to transition careers as the pandemic made them rethink their goals. Several clients and colleagues had people leave to retire early; they re-examine their life and decided they had enough money saved or the stress was no longer worth it. Other clients had employees leave for more attractive jobs since they were less dependent on geography with remote work opportunities. It also made people rethink what is important and re-evaluate companies, managers and careers. From that point of view, progressive manufacturers gained in popularity as people saw additional value in essential businesses. The pandemic also brought up the issue of proximity, and so manufacturers quickly redefined work to meet social distancing guidelines and reconfigured spaces to account for new requirements. In addition, the use of technology has increased significantly as employers are looking for ways to automate key processes and better support continuous manufacturing with fewer quality and supply issues. With the increased use of technology in manufacturing, the need has increased for highskilled resources to install, maintain and improve these systems – yet there are limited resources available. Thus, we have entered a new era of the skills gap. Scarce resources have become the norm. As more and more baby boomers retire, significant knowledge gaps are occurring. Because executives have been running at a break-neck pace with little to no time for transition, career development and cross-training, this gap will only widen. Similar to backup suppliers, backup resource

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plans were largely in name only, and so executives are suddenly ill-prepared to maintain customer service during high levels of transition and turmoil. On the other hand, those executives who are willing to take on risk and hire additional talent are gaining an advantage over their competition. For example, a client had a key employee decide to retire. Instead of simply replacing that employee with someone to take over his current responsibilities, they decided to reassess the role and what would help them succeed. After assessing the situation, the client decided to redirect consulting attention to design an upgraded process and hire two resources. Since the client had significant growth opportunities, it made sense to hire a high-skilled resource to upgrade the processes to get ahead of the customer growth opportunities as well as a second resource to support those efforts and make sure the systems were prepared for growth. If they could successfully meet the volume and simultaneously upgrade the processes and use of technology, they would scale the business, further solidify a strong relationship with customers and drive exponentially more profit to the bottom line. There is a war on talent and only those companies with the best talent will thrive. The key question is whether you will think proactively, evaluate the smartest path forward, take on risk where it makes sense and create a culture that retains your best employees and attracts top talent to your business. What is clear is that the skills gap will drive significant opportunity for manufacturers ahead of the curve in thinking proactively about talent and technology. Lisa Anderson is the founder and president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in manufacturing strategy and end-to-end supply chain transformation that maximizes the customer experience and enables profitable, scalable, dramatic business growth. She recently released a new “Emerging Above & Beyond” eBook download that offers 21 insights for 2021 from experts in manufacturing, supply chain and technology. To download the new ebook, visit: www.lma-consultinggroup.com/ emerging-above-and-beyond/.


the PULSE

PAINTBRUSH & PAINT PRODUCTS SECTOR With the COVID-19 pandemic kicking off a DIY trend that some are projecting to extend through 2021, we took the time to catch up with product manager Nadja Essler of ZAHN Pinsel GmbH to get an update on the paintbrush and paint products sector.

How would you characterize your current volume of sales in the paint products category? I think we are on target. But there are, of course, a lot of new materials and also shapes for the brushes for craftsmen, which we are currently testing and developing. We are always trying to develop new and better materials and also shapes, which are helpful for easy working. What has been your best-performing product or line of products in the paint segment over the past 12 months? We use a special filament – we call it Falbex. With this filament, we have created an all-encompassing program of different types of brushes. For example – flat brush for varnishing, angular liner for the shapes, bent brush, round brush and so on. The specialty of this type of very highquality fiber is that the fine filament will create a smooth surface without leaving any marks. Are there any specific product areas in the segment that have underperformed in the past 12 months? No!

How would you project the overall sales/business outlook for the next 12 months for the paint segment? We are very positive that we will grow in this area. First, we have a lot of new products which we will launch in the next 12 months. And we also have many requests for brushes handmade in Germany that are high quality and also able to incorporate private labeling. And that’s exactly what we offer and what we are! Can you comment on your biggest challenges over the past year and any current issues? Currently, our biggest challenge is COVID-19 and faltering raw material supplies – causing long delivery and shipping times. In general, we’ve had some problems in the past. Because we had so many requests, we were not able to give all of them an offer with good delivery times. But we have built a new factory and moved into our new building one and a half years ago. Since then we are able to produce faster and we have also increased our staff levels. Do you have any unique new product applications or customer scenarios that you would like to share? We are currently working on news for a few very interesting and innovative products. We will launch them toward the end of summer. Any final thoughts? We are always trying to find the perfect solution together with our customers. Whenever they have a special need or application they can come to us and we try to develop the perfect brush for their demands.

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profile What year did you start in the industry and how did you get started? I started in the brush industry in 1995. At the time, I was looking to start my own export company. A friend of mine, who knew my background, mentioned that he had a friend who was the export manager at Weiler Brush. They were looking for a South American sales rep to sell wire brushes for weld preparation of pipelines. At the time, there were several projects to build natural gas pipelines across South America. I was born in Chile and came to the United States when I was 5 years old. My sister and I grew up on Long Island in New York. However, my sister moved back to Chile, my father still lives there, and I have a lot of other family members who live there too. After meeting with the export manager, we subsequently had a meeting with Carl Weiler. After that meeting, the company took a chance on contracting with me in that capacity. Part of the deal was that I would go through their training program to better understand all about brushes. Fortunately, we had some success. At the time, I also had a contract to export a line of asbestos-replacement industrial fabrics for a company near Philadelphia. This was also somewhat successful.

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Nevertheless, I realized I needed to expand my sales to grow my fledgling company. It dawned on me that the two things both companies that I was exporting for had in common, were that they both consumed stainless steel wire. So, I looked for a source overseas and began importing and selling stainless steel wire. At the time, I was working out of the basement of my house. I will never forget that first delivery of imported wire. A huge tractor-trailer drove up to the front of my house and wiped out part of the tree we had growing. Then he dropped a 2,400 lb. crate of wire onto the street with a hydraulic lift. I had purchased a pump jack, but I had to push this heavy crate up a slight hill into my garage. It was not fun and my thoughts were that I should have gone into selling pillows.

Favorite part of working in the brush industry: Meeting all of the great people that work in the brush industry. I also enjoy the challenges of solving problems that get thrown at us on occasion.


What is your proudest career or company accomplishment? We have several company accomplishments that I am proud of. I would say the one that stands out the most is a project that we were involved with in prototyping for about three years to help a company invent a better system for processing biofuels. After small orders here and there over that time period, they received venture capital funding and we received our largest order ever. In order to deliver in a timely manner, we had to build machinery to ramp up and produce within the six-month time frame they requested. We delivered and we were paid.

Key challenges presented by the pandemic and how did SSP solve for those challenges? The first challenge was to figure out how to stay in business after Governor Cuomo abruptly shut down all “nonessential” businesses in New York State. In total, our company was closed for four days. During that time, I began to communicate with our most important customers that we needed written support to help prove that we were “essential” suppliers to other “essential” businesses. Once that was achieved, we had a meeting with our leadership team to formulate a strategy for a responsible re-opening. We downloaded and used an OSHA guide for COVID-19 workplaces. We sanitized our facility, developed new operating procedures, used letters proposed by the ABMA for allowing employee travel in case they were detained, purchased sanitary supplies for distribution to each employee in the form of a kit, and more. Another key challenge was the slow down in business once our order backlog was completed. We were very slow from May until December. However, we took the opportunity to purchase more wire drawing machines and complete the building of other machines for processing wire.

There is speculation that even after the pandemic, we’ll potentially not get back to the “old normal.” What do you see as permanent changes ahead for SSP and the industry in general? Permanent changes are difficult to predict. More people will work from home. I believe there is a greater awareness of the need for a more balanced work/life schedule. Although we all want stability and predictability, I think the last year or so has proven that the world is constantly changing and we need to be able to adapt. I also believe we will get back to the old normal. It will just take time.

Recruiting skilled workers overall and also young workers has been stated as a concern in the industry. How do you think that is best addressed? That is a concern. Compensation and benefits are important drivers to successfully land the kinds of workers that will perform best. Training is important as well. At SSP, we participate in a New York State-sponsored apprenticeship program that combines work and community collegelevel courses. An apprentice signs a contract in advance knowing what their compensation levels will be as they reach milestones in the program. The tuition is paid by New York State and our company agrees to a flexible work schedule that allows the apprentice to go to classes. At the end of the program, the apprentice is rewarded a fungible certificate, such as Industrial Manufacturing Technician. Our company, hopefully, gets a more loyal worker than would otherwise be the case with an employee with a valuable skill set. This program is promoted at the high school level by coordinators of the apprenticeship program as a hybrid alternative vs. going only to college or only going to work.

Are there any new products or initiatives for SSP that you would like to share? We have expanded our capabilities of providing non-ferrous wire. As the economy has re-awakened, our company is now operating 24 hours a day. We are also looking to expand our footprint at a larger facility. However, finding good industrial space at reasonable prices on Long Island has been a real challenge. There is very little inventory of available industrial buildings at this time.

Do you have any key business/leadership tips out there for younger people in the industry looking to ascend to a leadership role? Stay energized! Try to see around corners. Sometimes, you need to play offense and sometimes you need to play defense. If you are standing still you are not going anywhere. I believe leaders need to really want to be leaders. Without proper internal motivation, it is just a wish, not an achievable goal. They need to “get” what leadership is. It is not all about the “self.” It is more about the stakeholders that need to be served. And they need to be able to deliver. Without competency, leaders are destined to fail.

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Do you have any go-to metrics that you use both for tracking the brushware industry and/or the overall economy? Published metrics are historical in nature. They are good for tracking long-term trends. Generally, I like to look at futures prices for nickel and copper as well as share with colleagues what they and what we are seeing. I like to read articles from various sources, including Bloomberg and other reputable news outlets.

What do you like to do outside of work? I like to play pickleball and lift weights to stay fit. I also like to play chess, read and travel.

Do you have any pop culture favorites? I have always enjoyed an eclectic mix of upbeat music — heavy metal, electronic, classic rock, dance music, even some classical music. Michael Lewis writes some fascinating books. Currently, I’m reading Hot Seat, by Jeff Immelt, ex-CEO of General Electric. He took over the job from Jack Welch on September 10th, 2001, and the next day was the attack on September 11th. This had profound consequences for GE.

Are there sports and/or teams that you follow? My favorite team would be the NY Rangers ice hockey team. Although I enjoy watching football, I can’t say watching my NY Giants has been fun the last few years, but hope springs eternal!

Do you have a business travel tip? Bring earplugs, plan ahead and make use of Wi-Fi on airplanes.

What is one thing about you that people might find surprising? Hmmm. My weight fell 90 lbs. from peak to trough a few years back. During that time, I started cooking a bit. I still watch what I eat in terms of macro and micronutrients and drink between 70-100 ounces of water every day.

What have you learned — in life or in the industry? The only constant is change. And the more comfortable one can get with that notion, the easier it is to see change coming and adapt.

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CYBER SECURITY How to Counter Fraud in a Digital World By Phillip M. Perry

Businesses face a growing risk of financial loss from fraudulent internet transactions. The right internal operating procedures can reduce an organization’s vulnerability to social engineering techniques commonly employed to access company funds and data. When breaches do occur, dedicated insurance policies will mitigate the damages.

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hen the controller of a California business received an email from the CEO requesting an immediate wire transfer to a vendor, the transaction seemed routine. Only after the money was sent was it discovered that the vendor was not due such a payment. And worse, the funds had not been received.

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An investigation revealed that the sender of the request had been a thief using an email address misleadingly similar to the targeted company’s top executive. The supplied banking credentials were actually those of the crook’s account in China. Acting quickly, the controller called the overseas bank to see if the payment could be canceled. What he heard allowed him to breathe a sigh of relief: Because the funds had arrived on a Chinese bank holiday they had not yet been credited to the thief ’s account. The company was able to recover its funds.

COSTLY FRAUD While our opening story has a happy ending, most businesses targeted by so-called Business Email Compromise (BEC) fraud are not so lucky. Of the 11 percent of respondents in a recent survey from consulting firm AP Now that reported losing money to such fraud, only 3.2 percent recovered all the stolen funds. The fraud is increasing rapidly as thieves have learned to cleverly disguise C-level executives’ identities. “Crooks know it’s very, very easy for people to miss slight changes in email addresses,” says Mary S. Schaeffer, AP Now’s president (www.ap-now.com). Reports from the FBI, the IRS and other agencies show that cyber fraud poses a growing threat to businesses. While many thieves want money, others want data such as company marketing plans or customer information for identity theft. Losing control of the latter can be especially costly. “The extent of liability for customer data loss depends on the severity of the incident,” says Diane D. Reynolds, partner at New Yorkbased McElroy Deutsch (www.mdmc-law.com). “Not only may a breach require notification under state and possibly federal regulations but there are also costs involved with the ongoing need to monitor the results of the breach, clean-up the system, and deal with negative public relations.”

CYBER DEFENSE QUIZ How solid is your cybersecurity program? Find out by taking this quiz. Score 10 points for each “yes.” Then total your score and check your rating at the bottom of the chart. 1. Have all personnel been trained on security protocols, including correct handling of suspicious emails? 2. Do changes in a vendor’s or customer’s bank account information for e-payments require verification by voice telephone call to a known number? 3. Do you require non-email validation of wire transfer or ACH requests? 4. Have you established one bank account dedicated to wire transfers and blocked such transfers on all other accounts? 5. Have you limited ACH debit activity to one designated account? 6. Have you established ACH filters, blocks and alerts where appropriate? 7. Do you regularly update vendor master files? 8. Have you replaced hardware older than 15 years? 9. Do you regularly patch software programs? 10. Have you taken out a comprehensive cyber insurance policy?

What’s your score?

Not only large companies are at risk. “Criminals often target smaller businesses because their protections are typically not as strong,” says Schaeffer. “They are likely to have older, unsafe technology and lack the security personnel to keep software updated.”

80 or more: Congratulations. You have gone a long way toward securing your company funds and data.

Fueling the rise in cyber fraud is the growing digitalization of business transactions, a long-term trend given further impetus by a greater reliance on electronic communications during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Flaws in firewalls and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), as well as in videoconferencing systems have exposed more businesses to incursions,” says Robert M. Travisano, an attorney in the litigation practice of Epstein Becker Green (www.ebglaw.com). The rapid expansion of devices on the typical employer’s computer network has given cyber actors still more opportunities.

Below 60: Your business is at risk. Take action on the suggestions in the accompanying story.

Between 60 and 80: It’s time to fine-tune your security procedures.

The pandemic has increased risk in another way: “More people are working at home, sharing business computers with family members,” says Eric Jackson, consultant on the cybersecurity team at Withum (www.withum.com).

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REDUCING RISK WITH CYBER INSURANCE While no business can eliminate the risk of cyber fraud, insurance can save the day when a breach occurs. Many common commercial general liability (CGL) policies already address some areas related to digital transactions. Security experts, though, advise seeking better protection. “Cyber coverage in existing property policies is often limited,” says Robert M. Travisano, an attorney in the litigation practice of Epstein Becker Green (www.ebglaw.com). “Moreover, policies can differ from carrier to carrier. It makes sense to shop around for a dedicated cyber policy.” The typical cyber policy will cover money lost to cyber thieves. In the event of customer data loss, policies may cover breach notification, credit and fraud monitoring services, and the costs associated with restoring and recreating data as well as with hiring a PR firm. Especially important is coverage for business interruption. “Statistics show that most businesses are not back to normal operations for at least one month after an attack,” says Diane D. Reynolds, Partner at New York-based McElroy Deutsch (www.mdmc-law.com). Even seemingly robust cyber policies may have potentially costly coverage omissions. “Insurance companies, God bless them, are really good at writing policies that are very precise and cover you for exact things,” says Mary S. Schaeffer, President of consulting firm AP Now (www.ap-now.com). “If you haven’t checked your policy closely, you may not have the coverage that you think you do.” And what seems like good coverage at one point may not look so attractive down the road. “As cyberattacks evolve, so will insurance,” says Jessica Averitt, a partner in the Houston office of law firm Baker McKenzie (www. bakermckenzie.com). “Companies need to review their policies to ensure adequate coverage in the post-COVID-19 world. For example, a few years ago provisions related to ransomware were rare. But after some recent high-profile attacks, such coverage is more common.” Cyber policies can carry benefits that go beyond coverage categories. “The insurance agency will get you in touch with expert incident response brokers who will get you back up and running as quickly and cheaply as possible after an attack,” says Roger Grimes, a consultant at security firm Knowbe4 (www. knowbe4.com). “The insurance agency works with them because they are experts and they know how to do this better than anyone — and the insurance company saves money by using the best.” The good news is that more carriers are entering the field of cyber insurance, increasing the competition for customers and helping improve terms and premiums. With a decade or more of loss history to analyze, carriers are finetuning their premiums to make policies more attractive. “I have not seen any policies in the past year or so that I thought were overpriced,” says Reynolds. An important caveat: The terms of a cyber policy will be invalid if the covered business cannot illustrate compliance with a good security plan. Insurance companies are tightening the screws in this area. “We are seeing more carriers who will not even issue policies unless a business has security controls validated by a third party,” says Eric Jackson, Consultant in the Cybersecurity team at Withum (www.withum.com). “And when an incident occurs, carriers will often send inspectors to investigate the insured’s security posture before paying a claim.”

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“This has created some serious security breaches.” Not only do users log onto malware-infested sites they would not access at work, but family members may accidentally open email attachments that install damaging programs.

ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS Wire transfers and ACH (Automated Clearing House) transactions are juicy targets for cyber thieves as the business world moves away from paper checks. “The right procedures can help spot electronic payment fraud before the money goes out the door,” says Schaeffer. “That’s much better than trying to recover what’s been lost.” The key word is “procedures.” Security experts say most business fraud stems from social engineering — a thief ’s skillful engagement with a company employee. “Social engineering is responsible for 70 percent to 90 percent of all successful digital breaches,” says Roger Grimes, a consultant at security firm Knowbe4 (www.knowbe4.com). “Yet the average company spends less than 5 percent of its cybersecurity budget to fight it.” Training the staff in preventive procedures can stem such fraud in the bud. To prevent BEC fraud such as the one in our opening story, for example, businesses can require that wire transfers be validated by a means other than email. “Validation should be done by either picking up the phone and calling the executive using a known number, or if feasible, by walking over to that individual’s office,” says Schaeffer. The pandemic has made this kind of verification more difficult. “Calling and verifying sounds easy in the abstract, but it can be exponentially more difficult when people work from home,” says Schaeffer. “Sometimes the right person is not readily available because of their schedule.” Adding to the risk is the fact that home workers often have less than ideal technology. “Accounts payable people have become accustomed to using two screens,” says Schaeffer. “When they get sent home they may only have a laptop with a single small screen.” The result of this technology mismatch can


be costly errors. “Just trying to enter data by going back and forth between applications takes longer and can create confusion.” The above conditions can lead to security breaches when targeted employees are pressured into quick action. “Thieves will often request transactions when they know people are more likely to be overworked or harried,” says Schaeffer. “Employees need to be warned to be alert for such requests that come in late on a Friday afternoon, at the end of the month, or anytime when thieves think they can trick somebody into failing to properly verify a transaction.”

PROTECT ACCOUNTS Good procedures can also guard against a variation of social engineering in which a caller, pretending to be a customer, requests bank routing numbers to pay an invoice. “People are often only too happy to give out such information because they want to receive money,” says Schaeffer. “However, rather than using the provided information to wire funds into the account the thief wires funds out.”

WHAT IS SOCIAL ENGINEERING? Social engineering is the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions of divulging confidential information. This differs from social engineering with the social sciences, which does not concern the divulging of confidential information. The two most common types of social engineering when it comes to information security are baiting and phishing attacks.

Businesses can prevent such wire fraud by requiring account information be communicated only by designated individuals who directly dial the paying company using known telephone numbers. “Another solution is to establish one bank account dedicated to wire transfers, and use it only for inbound transactions,” says Schaeffer. “At the end of the day, money from that account can be swept into the business’s regular account which the bank has flagged to reject any wire transfers.”

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In a reversal of the above fraud, a thief pretending to be a vendor will send an email providing routing numbers for a new bank account where all future payments are to be made. The account, of course, belongs to the thief. “This type of fraud is exploding and I cannot caution you enough to be careful,” says Schaeffer. “You need to get to the right person to verify that the request is legitimate.” Again, verification should be done over a voice line using a known telephone number. Schaeffer cautions that calling to verify changes in bank accounts or email addresses will only work if a company’s records are accurate. “It’s more important than ever to enter valid contact information in the master vendor file when it’s first set up, and then update it regularly.” Wire transfers are not the only electronic payment method at risk. Thieves can also use stolen ACH numbers to steal company funds. Banks offer a number of services to stem losses. An ACH block will prohibit all ACH transactions for a specified account. An ACH debit block prohibits only transactions initiated by payees. An ACH filter allows ACH debits only to those on a designated list of names. An ACH alert triggers a notification when an ACH debit arrives, enabling a staff member to accept or reject. “I suggest putting ACH debit blocks on all accounts where debit activity is not needed,” says Schaeffer. “Limit ACH debit activity to one or two accounts and check those accounts each day. Businesses have 48 hours’ time to notify the bank of any unauthorized transaction.” (Consumers enjoy a 60-day notification window).

DAMAGING MALWARE While currently some of the fastest-growing security breaches stem from social engineering, experts also suggest businesses take measures to protect themselves from one of the more “traditional” cyber fraud methods. The following methods can help reduce the chances of being hit with ransomware, a form of malware that requires targeted businesses to make costly payouts to either regain access to encrypted data or prevent the release of business information to competitors:

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Beware of malware-ridden emails. Phishing emails trick recipients into clicking a link to a toxic website or opening a compromised attachment. The result is the installation of keylogger software that collects keystrokes for critical bank account information. Solution: Train employees to handle all emails with suspicion. Update hardware. Old computers and routers offer access points for hackers. “Anything older than say 15 years was designed without security in mind,” says Jackson. Solution: Replace old equipment with new models. Patch software. Outdated versions of operating systems or office programs are riddled with security bugs. “Unpatched software is involved in 20 percent to 40 percent of all digital breaches,” says Grimes. Solution: Update operating programs with the latest versions.

INSURANCE POLICIES No business can eliminate the risk of cyber fraud. The right insurance though, can lessen the blow when a breach occurs. “Insurance can protect businesses from so-called ‘first-party risk’ of their own losses,” says Reynolds. “Policies can also protect against losses to third parties such as customers and vendors, obviating lawsuits against the insured company.” Even the best insurance policy is no substitute for operating procedures that help stop cyber theft in its tracks. Employees from the CEO on down need to be trained on the most effective responses to thieves who are skilled at social engineering. “The one piece of advice I have is to be suspicious,” says Schaeffer. “Make sure everyone knows that if something looks a little odd, or if someone asks for something out of the ordinary, speak up. It’s better to go overboard on security than to go the other way.”


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248 Wayandanch Ave. West Babylon, NY 11704 United States Phone: 888-444-4949 Fax: 631-253-9428 Website: www.arroworthy.com Email: RolandK@arroworthy.com Contact: Roland Kolilias

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Bizzotto Giovanni Automation SRL via Buonarroti, 67 Paviola Di S.giorgio In Bosco, (Padova), 35010 Italy Phone: +39 049 9451067 Fax: +39 049 9451068 Website: www.bizzottoautomation.com Email: info@bizzottoautomation.com Contact: Marco Bizzotto

Machinery/Tools: Automatic Guillotines, Machinery - Assembly, Machinery - Broom, Machinery - Extension Handle Mfg., Machinery - Metal Handle Mfg., Machinery - Metal Handle Painting, Machinery - Mop, Machinery - Mop Assembly, Machinery - Packaging, Machinery - Paintbrush, Machinery - Robotic, Machinery - Sanding, Machinery - Special Custom Made, Machinery - Wood Handle Tapering/Chucking/Threading, Machinery - Woodworking

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Bodam International Ltd. 903 Cirelli Court Aberdeen, MD 21001 United States Phone: 410-272-9797 Fax: 410-272-0799 Website: www.bodam.com Email: cp@bodam.com Contact: Carlos Petzold

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Borghi S.p.A. Via C. Colombo, 12 Loc. Cavazzona Castelfranco Emilia, MO 41013 Italy Phone: +39-059-953-3911 Fax: +39-059-953-3999 Website: www.borghi.com Email: marketing@borghi.it Contact: Paolo Roversi

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Brush Fibers, Inc. 202 North Oak Street Arcola, IL 61910 United States Phone: 217-268-3012 Fax: 217-268-3245 Website: www.brushfibers.com Email: chris@brushfibers.com Contact: Chris Monahan

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Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. 3737 Capitol Avenue City of Industry, CA 90601 United States Phone: 323-450-2748 Fax: 323-303-3179 Website: www.gordonbrush.com Email: ASchechter@gordonbrush.com Contact: Alan Schechter

Finished Products: Abrasive Brushes, Acid Brushes, Adhesive Applicator Brushes, Artists Brushes, Baker Brushes, Bath Brushes, Bench Brushes, Bottle Brushes, Bowl Brushes, Brewery Brushes, Bristle Brushes, Brooms - Corn, Brooms - Fiber, Natural, Brooms - Fiber, Synthetic, Brush Strips, Camel Hair Brushes, Chip Brushes, Circular Brushes, Coil Cleaning Brushes, Complexion Brushes, Confectioners Brushes, Conveyor Cleaning Brushes, Copper Fitting Brushes, Cosmetic Brushes, Counter Brushes, Cylinder Brushes, Deburring Brushes, Deck Brushes, Dental Brushes, Draftsman Dusters, Feather Dusters, Fiber Brushes - Natural, Fiber Brushes - Synthetic, Fire Arm Cleaning Brushes, Fireplace Equipment Brushes, Fitch Brushes, Flare Brushes, Flexible Brushes, Floor Brooms, Floor Machine Squeegees - Replacement Blades and Gaskets, Floor Sweeps - Industrial, Floor Sweeps-Household, Flue Brushes - Boiler, Furnace and Chimney, Food Industry Brushes, Foot Brushes, Fountain Brushes, Glue Brushes, Grill Brushes, Barbecue, Hand Brushes, Hatters Brushes, Heat Fused Brushes, Laboratory Brushes, Machine Brushes, Made to Order and Custom Made Brooms, Made to Order and Custom Made Brushes, Metal and Bristle Brushes, Metal Back Brushes, Miniature Brushes, Mops - Wet, Nylon Brushes, Part Cleaning Brushes, Pipeline Pig Brushes, Platers Brushes, Polyester Brushes, Pot Brushes, Pottery Brushes, Power Brushes, Power Sweeper Brushes, Printed Circuit Brushes, Push Brooms - Household, Push Brooms - Industrial, Refillable Core Brushes, Restaurant Brushes, Rotary Brooms, Sash Brushes, Scraper Floor - Stainless Steel, Scratch Brushes, Scrub Brushes - Hand, Set-in Plastic Brushes, Sign Writing Brushes, Sponges - Natural, Sponges - Synthetic, Squeegees - Floor, Squeegees - Window, Steel Wire Brooms, Stencil Brushes, Stippling Brushes, Street Sweeper Brushes - Mechanical, Street Sweeping Brooms, Striping Brushes, Synthetic Brooms, Tank and Vat Brushes, Tire Brushes, Toilet Bowl Brushes, Tube Brushes, Twisted-in-Wire Brushes, Upright Brooms - Natural Fibers, Upright Brooms - Synthetic Fibers, Window Cleaning Brushes, Wire Brushes - Bent Handle, Wire Brushes - Block Heavy Duty, Wire Brushes - Chimney Cleaning, Wire Brushes - Long Handle Block, Wire Brushes Shoe Handle, Wire Scratch Brushes

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Gornell Brush 2241 North Knox Ave. Chicago, IL 60639 United States Phone: 773-489-2330 Fax: 773-489-1102 Website: www.gornellbrush.com Email: brushware@gornellbrush.com Contact: Michelle Swiniarski

Finished Products: Baker Brushes, Bench Brushes, Brewery Brushes, Bristle Brushes, Circular Brushes, Counter Brushes, Deck Brushes, Draftsman Dusters, Fiber Brushes – Natural, Fiber Brushes – Synthetic, Hand Brushes, Jewelers Brushes, Laboratory Brushes, Made to Order and Custom Made Brushes, Manufacturers Products, Metal and Bristle Brushes, Nail Brushes, Nylon Brushes, Part Cleaning Brushes, Pastry Brushes, Platers Brushes, Polishing Brushes – Dental, Optical, Jewelers, Refillable Core Brushes, Restaurant Brushes, Scratch Brushes, Scrub Brushes – Hand, Staple Set Brushes – Masonry, Tank and Vat Brushes, Tile and Grout Cleaning Brushes, Tile Finishing Brushes, Wire Brushes – Bent Handle, Wire Brushes – Block Heavy Duty, Wire Brushes – Chimney Cleaning, Wire Brushes – Long Handle Block, Wire Brushes – Shoe Handle

Miscellaneous Services: Private Labeling

Leistner Werkzeug GmbH Auerbacher Straße 15 Stützengrün/Erzg. Germany Phone: +49-(0)37462-288 150 Fax: +49-(0)37462-288 159 Website: www.leistner-werkzeugtechnik.de/ Email: info@leistner-gmbh.de Contact: Joerg Pauls

Machinery/Tools: Cutters - Broom Corn, Cutters & Knives, Drills & Bits, Machinery Assembly, Machinery - Cutters, Machinery - Special Custom Made, Machinery - Woodworking


MFC Ltd

MGG Srl

1904 Freight St. Laredo, TX 78041 United States Phone: 800 TAMPICO or 956 724 5191 Fax: 956 725 8080 Website: www.mfc-usa.com Email: info@mfc-usa.com Contact: David Kalisz

Via Martiri delle Foibe, 5/A 31015 Z.I. Prealpi Trevigiane Conegliano (TV) Fraz. Scomigo Italy Phone: +39 0438 200 180 Website: www.mggmeccanica.com/ Email: info@mgg-srl.com

Raw Materials & Services to the Trade Bristles - Natural, Bristles - Synthetic, Brush Heads, Brush Heads Camel Hair, Brush Heads - Shaving, Dyeing Service, Fibers - Natural, Fibers - Synthetic - Nylon, Fibers - Synthetic - Polyester, Fibers Synthetic - Polyethylene, Fibers - Synthetic - Polypropylene, Fibers - Synthetic - Polystyrene, Fillet - Paint Brush Flagging & Tipping, Hair Cattle, Hair - Fine, Hair - Horse, Handles - Extension, Handles - Metal, All Kinds, Mixing Services - Bristle, Hair, Fibers, Wire & Synthetic, Processing - Flagging, Dressing, Boiling & Sterilizing

Miscellaneous Services

Machinery/Tools: Combs, Cards & Hackles, Conveyors, Cutters & Knives, Machinery Assembly, Machinery - Cleaning & Triming, Machinery - Marking & Finishing, Machinery - Nailing, Machinery - Packaging, Machinery - Paint Roller Core, Machinery - Paint Brush, Machinery - Robotic, Machinery - Roller Making, Machinery - Sanding, Machinery - Special Custom Made, Machinery - Used, Ovens - Drying, Pumps - Dispensing Machiness, Trimmers.

Raw Materials/Services: Epoxy, Nails, Tacks & Staples, Packaging Materials, Plastic Plugboard

Buying Agents, Consultants, Distributors, Exporters, Importers, Manufacturers Reps, Odd Lot Buyers, Warehousing

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The Mill-Rose Company 7995 Tyler Blvd. Mentor, OH 44060 United States Phone: 800-321-3533 Fax: 440-255-5039 Website: www.MillRose.com Email: info@millrose.com Contact: Greg Miller

Finished Products: Abrasive Brushes, Acid Brushes, Artists Brushes, Baker Brushes, Battery Brushes, Bottle Brushes, Bowl Brushes, Brewery Brushes, Bristle Brushes, Brooms - Fiber, Natural, Brooms - Fiber, Synthetic, Brush Strips, Camel Hair Brushes, Canning Machine Brushes, Ceiling Brushes, Chemical Equipment Brushes, Chip Brushes, Circular Brushes, Cleaners and Dyers Brushes, Coil Cleaning Brushes, Copper Fitting Brushes, Counter Brushes, Cup Brushes, Cylinder Brushes, Deburring Brushes, Deck Brushes, Dental Brushes, End Brushes, Fiber Brushes - Natural, Fiber Brushes - Synthetic, Fire Arm Cleaning Brushes, Fireplace Equipment Brushes, Flare Brushes, Flexible Brushes, Floor Brooms, Flue Brushes - Boiler, Furnace and Chimney, Food Industry Brushes, Gauge Glass Cleaning Brushes, Glue Brushes, Grill Brushes, Barbecue, Hand Brushes, Household Brushes, Laboratory Brushes, Machine Brushes, Made to Order and Custom Made Brooms, Pastry Brushes, Percolator Brushes, Platers Brushes, Polyester Brushes, Pot Brushes, Power Brushes, Radiator Brushes, Restaurant Brushes, Sash Brushes, Scratch Brushes, Scrub Brushes - Hand, Spoke Cleaning Brushes, Staple Set Brushes - Kalsomine, Staple Set Brushes - Masonry, Striping Brushes, Tobacco Industry Brushes, Toilet Bowl Brushes, Tube Brushes, Twisted-in-Wire Brushes, Vacuum Cleaner Brushes, Valve Guide Brushes, Varnish Brushes, Wall Brushes, Wheel Brushes, Whisk Brooms, Wire Brushes - Bent Handle, Wire Brushes - Block Heavy Duty, Wire Brushes - Chimney Cleaning, Wire Brushes - Long Handle Block, Wire Brushes - Shoe Handle, Wire Scratch Brushes, Wire Wheels Brushes

Monahan Filaments 215 Egyptian Trail Arcola, IL 61910 United States Phone: 217-268-4957, Fax: 217-268-4965 Website: www.monahanfilaments.com Email: info@monahanfilaments.com Contact: Tom Vichich

Raw Materials/Services: Fibers - Synthetic - Nylon, Fibers - Synthetic - Polyester, Fibers - Synthetic - Polyethylene, Fibers - Synthetic - Polyolefins, Fibers Synthetic - Polypropylene, Fibers - Synthetic - Polystyrene

Paggin via G. Matteotti 60 Mirano, VE 30035 Italy Phone: +39 041 430 770 Fax: +39 041 430 545 Website: www.paggin.it Email: info@paggin.it Contact: Stefano Paggin

Machinery/Tools: Bundlers, Machinery - Mixing, Machinery - Paintbrush, Machinery - Plug Board Cutting, Machinery - Processing, Machinery - Special Custom Made, Trimmers

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PelRay International Company 4712 Macro San Antonio, TX 78218 United States Phone: 210-757-4640 Fax: 210-650-8103 Website: www.PelRay.com Email: Info@PelRay.com Contact: Bart Pelton

Machinery/Tools: Cutters - Broom Corn, Cutters & Knives, Machinery - Broom, Machinery - Used, Winders - Broom, Brush, & Mop

Finished Products: Brooms - Corn, Brooms - Fiber, Natural, Brooms - Fiber, Synthetic, Mops - Wet, Push Brooms - Industrial, Toy Brooms, Whisk Brooms

Raw Materials/Services: Bristles - Natural, Broom Pole Metal Extension Tips, Broom Wire, BroomCorn, Brush Backs & Blocks - Plastic, Fibers - Natural, Hair - Horse, Handles - Broom, Mop, Wood, Handles - Extension, Handles - Metal, All Kinds, Handles - Paint Brush, Foam, Hardware - Broom, Hardware - Brush, Hardware - Mop, Mop Yarns, Twine, Wet Mop Handles, Wire - Stapling


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Perlon / Hahl Inc.

Precision Brush

126 Glassmaster Road Lexington, SC 29072 United States Phone: 803-359-0706 Website: www.perlon.com Email: terry.hogan@perlon.com / Info.lex@perlon.com Contact: Terry Hogan (Sales Director North America)

6700 Parkland Boulevard Solon, OH 44139 United States Phone: 800-252-4747 Fax: 800-252-0834 Website: www.precisionbrush.com Contact: Jim Benjamin

Raw Materials/Services:

Finished Products:

Bristles - Synthetic, Fibers - Synthetic - Nylon, Fibers - Synthetic - Nylon Abrasive, Fibers - Synthetic - Polyester, Fibers - Synthetic - Polyethylene, Fibers - Synthetic - Polyolefins, Fibers - Synthetic Polypropylene, Fibers - Synthetic - Polystyrene

PMM: Proveedora Mexicana de Monofilamentos, S.A. de C.V.

Automotive Snow Brush and Ice Scraper, Brush Strips, Circular Brushes, Coil Cleaning Brushes, Cup Brushes, Cylinder Brushes, Fiber Brushes Natural, Fiber Brushes - Synthetic, Flexible Brushes, Foundry Brushes, Hand Brushes, Made to Order and Custom Made Brushes, Metal and Bristle Brushes, Metal Back Brushes, Nylon Brushes, Pipeline Pig Brushes, Platers Brushes, Polyester Brushes, Power Brushes, Push Brooms - Industrial

Oriente 217 No. 190 Mexico City, Mexico 08500 Mexico Phone: + 52 55 5558 6502 Fax: + 52 55 5558 4483 Website: www.pmmbrightline.com Email: pmm@pmm-mex.com Contacts: Enrique Mejia, General Manager / Dennise Silva, Sales Manager

Raw Materials/Services: Bristles - Synthetic, Fibers - Synthetic - Nylon, Fibers - Synthetic - Polyester, Fibers - Synthetic - Polyethylene, Fibers - Synthetic - Polypropylene

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Royal Paint Roller

Schaefer Brush

248 Wyandanch Avenue West Babylon, NY 11704 United States Phone: 631-643-8012 Fax: 631-253-9428 Email: royalpaintroller@aol.com Contact: Randy Boritz

Finished Products:

1101 S Prairie Avenue Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186 United States Phone: 800-347-3501 Fax: 262-547-3927 Website: www.schaeferbrush.com Email: brushware@schaeferbrush.com Contact: Kim Erdmann

Adhesive Applicator Brushes, Adhesives and Tapes, Applicator Pads, Artists Brushes, Bristle Brushes, Bristle Packs - Throwaway, Chip Brushes, Foam - Paint Brushes, Foam - Paint Rollers, Foam - Paint Trimmers, Foam - Sanding Blocks, Nylon Brushes, Paint Brushes Natural, Paint Brushes - Synthetic, Paint Edgers, Paint Roller Trays - Metal, Paint Roller Trays - Plastic, Paint Rollers - Lambs Wool, Paint Rollers - Synthetic, Paint Tray Liner, Painter’s Mit, Painters Tools, Polyester Brushes, Radiator Brushes, Sash Brushes, Textured Rollers, Varnish Brushes, Wax Applicators, Wire Brushes - Bent Handle, Wire Brushes - Block Heavy Duty, Wire Brushes - Long Handle Block, Wire Brushes - Shoe Handle, Wire End Brushes

Baker Brushes, Bench Brushes, Bottle Brushes, Brush Strips, Chip Brushes, Coil Cleaning Brushes, Conveyor Cleaning Brushes, Copper Fitting Brushes, Counter Brushes, Dairy Brushes, Deburring Brushes, Deck Brushes, Fireplace Equipment Brushes, Flexible Brushes, Floor Scrubber Brushes, Food Industry Brushes, Foundry Brushes, Hand Brushes, Laboratory Brushes, Machine Brushes, Made to Order and Custom Made Brushes, Part Cleaning Brushes, Pastry Brushes, Power Brushes, Restaurant Brushes, Scratch Brushes, Tank and Vat Brushes, Tube Brushes, Twisted-in-Wire Brushes, Wall Brushes, Wire Brushes – Bent Handle, Wire Brushes – Chimney Cleaning

Finished Products:

Raw Materials/Services:

Miscellaneous Services:

Paint Roller Frames, Paint Roller Grid, Paint Roller Shields, Rollers Textured, Tray Liners, Trays - Roller

Private Labeling

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St. Nick Brush Company

Stainless Steel Products

13813 Station Rd P.O.Box 15 Burton, OH 44021 United States Phone: 800-798-1269 Fax: 440-834-0243 Website: www.stnickbrush.com Email: info@stnickbrush.com Contact: Stephen Trudick Sr.

561 Acorn Street, Suite T Deer Park, NY 11729 United States Phone: 631-243-1500 Fax: 631-243-4064 Website: www.stainlesswires.com Email: sales@stainlesswires.com Contact: Ralph Rosenbaum

Raw Materials/Services:

Finished Products: Acid Brushes, Asphalt Applicator Brushes, Brooms - Fiber, Natural, Brooms - Fiber, Synthetic, Car Wash Brushes, Counter Brushes, Deck Brushes, Fiber Brushes - Natural, Fiber Brushes - Synthetic, Floor Brooms, Floor Sweeps - Industrial, Floor Sweeps-Household, Food Industry Brushes, Hand Brushes, Household Brushes, Made to Order and Custom Made Brooms, Made to Order and Custom Made Brushes, Mason Finishing Brushes, Platers Brushes, Pot Brushes, Push Brooms - Household, Push Brooms - Industrial, Roof Brushes, Scrub Brushes - Hand, Squeegees - Floor, Staple Set Brushes - Kalsomine, Staple Set Brushes - Masonry, Street Sweeping Brooms, Synthetic Brooms, Wall Brushes, Window Cleaning Brushes

Broom Wire, Brush Strips – Metal, Suppliers & Components, Tubing – Copper, Brass, Stainless, Wire – Brass, Wire – Filling, Crimped, Wire – Filling, Straight, Wire – Nickel Silver Tooth Brush Anchor Wire, Wire – Stainless Steel, Wire – Stapling

Miscellaneous Services: Buying Agents, Consultants, Distributors, Exporters, Importers, Private Labeling,

Raw Materials/Services: Brush Backs & Blocks - Wood

Miscellaneous Services: Private Labeling

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Unimac s.r.l.

WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH

Via Cristoforo Colombo, 9 Loc. Cavazzona Castelfranco Emilia (Modena), 41013 Italy Phone: +39-059-932664 Fax: +39-059-932633 Website: www.unimac.it Email: paolo@unimac.it Contact: Paolo Malavasi

Am langen Streif 8 Bad Salzungen, 36433 Germany Phone: +49 3695 858450-0 Fax: +49 3695 858450-9 Website: www.WOMAtec.com Email: info@WOMAtec.com Contact: Maria Koehler

Machinery/Tools: Cups - Brush Making - Artist/Cosmetic/Shaving Brushes, Machinery Brush - Industrial & Maintenance, Machinery - Cleaning & Trimming, Machinery - Knot, Tuft & Sponge, Machinery - Metal Strip Brushes, Machinery - Twisted-in-Wire, Trimmers

Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH Wöhler-Platz 2 Bad Wünnenberg Germany Phone: +49 29 53 / 73 300 Fax: +49 29 53 / 73 96 300 Website: www.woehlerbrushtech.com Email: bt@woehler.com Contact: Managing Director: Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Peveling; Daniel Horenkamp MBA

Machinery/Tools: Automatic Guillotines, Bundlers, Clipping Heads, Conveyors, Cups-Brush Making - Artist, Cosmetic, Shaving Brushes, Cutters & Knives, Grinders, Machinery - Artist Brush, Machinery - Assembly, Machinery - Brush - Industrial & Maintenance, Machinery - Cleaning & Trimming, Machinery - Cosmetic Brushes, Machinery - Cutters, Machinery Flagging, Pointing, Machinery - Fusing, Machinery - Knot, Tuft & Sponge, Machinery - Marking & Finishing, Machinery - Metal Strip Brushes, Machinery - Mixing, Machinery - Packaging, Machinery Paint Roller Core, Machinery - Paintbrush, Machinery - Processing, Machinery - Rebuilding & Repairs, Machinery - Robotic, Machinery - Sanding, Machinery - Special Custom Made, Machinery - Structural Block Molding, Machinery - Tufting, Machinery - Twisted-in-Wire, Machinery - Used, Pumps - Dispensing Machines, Shearing Machines, Trimmers, Winders - Broom, Brush, & Mop, Robotics

WOMA Am langen Streif 8 Bad Salzungen / OT Langenfeld 36433 Germany Phone: +49 3695 858450-0 Fax: +49 3695 858450-9 Website: www.woma-brush.com Email: info@woma-brush.com Contact: Maria Koehler

Machinery/Tools: Machinery - Artist Brush, Machinery - Broom, Machinery - Brush Industrial & Maintenance, Machinery - Brush - Personal, Machinery - Cleaning & Trimming, Machinery - Cosmetic Brushes, Machinery Metal Strip Brushes, Machinery - Mixing, Machinery - Mop, Machinery - Mop Assembly, Machinery - Nailing, Machinery - Paint Roller Core, Machinery - Paintbrush, Machinery - Shaving Brushes, Machinery - Toothbrush, Machinery - Tuft Dividing for the Blind, Machinery Tufting, Machinery - Twisted-in-Wire, Machinery - Used, Machinery Woodworking, Plastic - Injection Molds, Trimmers

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Machinery/Tools: Clipping Heads, Cutters & Knives, Machinery - Brush - Industrial & Maintenance, Machinery - Cleaning & Trimming, Machinery - Cutters, Machinery - Metal Strip Brushes, Machinery - Paintbrush, Machinery - Rebuilding & Repairs, Machinery - Special Custom Made, Machinery Tuft Dividing for the Blind, Machinery - Woodworking, Trimmers

Yongli Filament & Bristle Co., LTD Room A1A2, Floor 23, Huangpu Manion, No. 2 Huangpu Road, Nanjing China Phone: +86 18061731285 Website: www.yfilament.com Email: eric@yfilament.com Contact: Eric Zhao

Finished Products: Artists Brushes, Bristle Brushes, Paint Brushes - Natural, Paint Brushes - Synthetic, Paint Dusters, Paint Edgers, Paint Pads and Kits, Paint Roller Trays - Metal, Paint Roller Trays - Plastic, Paint Rollers - Lambs Wool, Paint Rollers - Synthetic, Radiator Brushes, Wall Brushes

Raw Materials/Services: Artist Brush Heads, Bristles - Natural, Bristles - Synthetic, Brush Heads, Fabrics - Paint Rollers - Non-woven, Fabrics - Paint Rollers - Woven, Fibers - Natural, Fibers - Synthetic - Nylon, Fibers - Synthetic - Polyester, Fibers - Synthetic - Polystyrene, Hair - Cattle, Hair - Horse, Paint Roller Frames, Paint Roller Grid, Paint Roller Shields

Young & Swartz, Inc. 39 Cherry St. Buffalo, NY 14204 United States Phone: 716-852-2171 / 800-466-7682 Fax: 716-852-5652 Website: www.youngandswartz.com Email: info@youngandswartz.com Contact: Raphael E. Winzig

Finished Products: Acid Brushes, Adhesive Applicator Brushes, Applicator Pads, Artists Brushes, Asphalt Applicator Brushes, Baker Brushes, Banister Brushes, Battery Brushes, Bench Brushes, Bottle Brushes, Bowl Brushes, Brewery Brushes, Bristle Brushes, Brooms - Corn, Brooms - Fiber, Natural, Brooms - Fiber, Synthetic, Brush Strips, Camel Hair Brushes, Car Wash Brushes, Carpet Brushes, Ceiling Brushes, Cement Finishing Brushes, Chemical Equipment Brushes, Chip Brushes, Circular Brushes, Cleaners and Dyers Brushes, Clothes Brushes, Coil Cleaning Brushes, Confectioners Brushes, Conveyor Cleaning Brushes, Copper Fitting Brushes, Counter Brushes, Cup Brushes, Cylinder Brushes, Dairy Brushes, Daubers - Attached to Caps, Deburring Brushes, Deck Brushes, Dental Brushes, Dish Brushes, Draftsman Dusters, Drag Brooms, Dust Brushes, End Brushes, Engravers Brushes, Etching Brushes, Feather Dusters, Fiber Brushes - Natural, Fiber Brushes - Synthetic, Fiber Polishing Wheels, File Cleaning Brushes,


Finishing Brushes, Fire Arm Cleaning Brushes, Fireplace Equipment Brushes, Fitch Brushes, Flexible Brushes, Floor Brooms, Floor Machine Brushes, Floor Scrubber Brushes, Floor Sweeps - Industrial, Floor SweepsHousehold, Flue Brushes - Boiler, Furnace and Chimney, Food Industry Brushes, Foundry Brushes, Fountain Brushes, Gauge Glass Cleaning Brushes, Glue Brushes, Grids - Bucket and Tray, Grill Brushes, Barbecue, Hand Brushes, Hatters Brushes, Household Brushes, Jewelers Brushes, Laboratory Brushes, Lacquering Brushes, Lint Brushes, Machine Brushes, Made to Order and Custom Made Brooms, Made to Order and Custom Made Brushes, Mason Finishing Brushes, Metal and Bristle Brushes, Miniature Brushes, Mops - Dry, Mops - Wet, Music Instrument Brushes, Nail Brushes, Nail Lacquer Brushes, Nylon Brushes, Paint Brushes Natural, Paint Brushes - Synthetic, Paint Containers - Metal, Plastic, Paper, Paint Dusters, Paint Edgers, Paint Roller Trays - Metal, Paint Roller Trays - Plastic, Paint Rollers - Lambs Wool, Paint Rollers - Synthetic, Paint Tray Liner, Painter &s Mit, Painters Tools, Paper Hangers Brushes, Part Cleaning Brushes, Pastry Brushes, Percolator Brushes, Platers Brushes, Polyester Brushes, Pot Brushes, Pottery Brushes, Power Brushes, Power Sweeper Brushes, Printed Circuit Brushes, Push Brooms - Household, Push Brooms - Industrial, Radiator Brushes, Refillable Core Brushes, Restaurant Brushes, Roof Brushes, Rotary Brooms, Sash Brushes, Scraper Floor - Stainless Steel, Scratch Brushes, Scrub Brushes - Hand, Set-in Plastic Brushes, Sewer Cleaning Brushes, Shaving Brushes, Shoe Brushes - Daubers, Shoe Brushes - Polishing, Sign Writing Brushes, Sink Brushes, Smoothing Brushes, Spark Plug Brushes, Spoke Cleaning Brushes, Sponges - Natural, Sponges - Synthetic, Squeegees - Floor, Squeegees - Window, Staple Set Brushes - Kalsomine, Staple Set Brushes - Masonry, Steel Wire Brooms, Stencil Brushes, Stippling Brushes, Street Sweeping Brooms, Striping Brushes, Suede Brushes, Swimming Pool Brushes, Synthetic

Brooms, Tank and Vat Brushes, Textured Brushes, Tile and Grout Cleaning Brushes, Tile Finishing Brushes, Tire Brushes, Tobacco Industry Brushes, Toilet Bowl Brushes, Toy Brooms, Tube Brushes, Twisted-in-Wire Brushes, Upholstery Brushes, Upright Brooms - Natural Fibers, Upright Brooms - Synthetic Fibers, Vacuum Cleaner Brushes, Varnish Brushes, Vegetable Brushes, Venetian Blind Brushes, Wall Brushes, Watchmaker Brushes, Wax Applicators, Wheel Brushes, Whisk Brooms, Window Cleaning Brushes, Wire Brooms, Wire Brushes - Bent Handle, Wire Brushes - Block Heavy Duty, Wire Brushes - Chimney Cleaning, Wire Brushes - Long Handle Block, Wire Brushes - Shoe Handle, Wire Cup Brushes, Wire End Brushes, Wire Scratch Brushes, Wire Wheels Brushes

Zelazoski Wood Products, Inc. P.O. Box 506 835 Ninth Avenue Antigo, WI 54409 United States Phone: 800-240-0974 Fax: 715-627-2347 Website: www.zwpi.com Email: brett@zwpi.com Contact: Brett Zelazoski

Raw Materials/Services: Brush Backs & Blocks - Wood, Handles - Paint Brush, Wood, Handles Personal, Wood

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Finished Products Index

Finished Products Index Abrasive Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company

Bowl Brushes

Acid Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Adhesive Applicator Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Brewery Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Royal Paint Roller Young & Swartz, Inc.

Bristle Brushes

Adhesives and Tapes ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller

Applicator Pads

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller Young & Swartz, Inc.

Artists Brushes

ArroWorthy F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Royal Paint Roller The Mill-Rose Company Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Asphalt Applicator Brushes St. Nick Brush Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Automotive Snow Brush and Ice Scraper Precision Brush

Baker Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Banister Brushes

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Bath Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.

Battery Brushes

The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Bench Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Bottle Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

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ArroWorthy Brush Fibers, Inc. F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Royal Paint Roller The Mill-Rose Company Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Bristle Packs–Throwaway ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller

Brooms–Corn

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. PelRay International Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Brooms–Fiber, Natural

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. PelRay International Company St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Brooms–Fiber, Synthetic

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. PelRay International Company St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Brush Strips

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Precision Brush The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Camel Hair Brushes

ArroWorthy F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Canning Machine Brushes The Mill-Rose Company

Car Wash Brushes

St. Nick Brush Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Carpet Brushes

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Ceiling Brushes

The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Cement Finishing Brushes Young & Swartz, Inc.

Chemical Equipment Brushes The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Chip Brushes

ArroWorthy Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Royal Paint Roller The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Circular Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Precision Brush The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Cleaners and Dyers Brushes The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Clothes Brushes

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Coil Cleaning Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Precision Brush The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Complexion Brushes

F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.

Confectioners Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Conveyor Cleaning Brushes

Cup Brushes

Precision Brush The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Cylinder Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Precision Brush The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Dairy Brushes

Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Daubers–Attached to Caps Young & Swartz, Inc.

Deburring Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Deck Brushes

ArroWorthy Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Dental Brushes

F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Dish Brushes

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Draftsman Dusters

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Drag Brooms

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Copper Fitting Brushes

Cosmetic Brushes

F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.

Counter Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Dust Brushes

Young & Swartz, Inc.

End Brushes

Engravers Brushes

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Etching Brushes

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Eyebrow Brushes

F.M. Brush Company, Inc.

Feather Dusters

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.


America’s Premier Artist Brush Manufacturer

Maker of handcrafted quality brushes since 1929 Producer of private label and branded brushes Two custom manufacturing facilities Family owned and operated FM Brush Company, Inc.

70-02 72nd Place . Glendale . New York . 11385 Ph: 718.821.5939 Fax: 718-821-2385 www.fmbrush.com . email: info@fmbrush.com

Fiber Brushes–Natural

ArroWorthy Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Precision Brush St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Fiber Brushes–Synthetic

ArroWorthy Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Precision Brush St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Fiber Polishing Wheels Young & Swartz, Inc.

File Cleaning Brushes Young & Swartz, Inc.

Finishing Brushes

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Fire Arm Cleaning Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Fireplace Equipment Brushes Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Proud Member for 70+ Years.

Fitch Brushes

Floor Sweeps–Industrial

Foundry Brushes

Flare Brushes

Flue Brushes–Boiler, Furnace and Chimney

Fountain Brushes

ArroWorthy F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company

Flexible Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. St. Nick Brush Company Young & Swartz, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Precision Brush Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Gauge Glass Cleaning Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Precision Brush The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Foam–Paint Brushes

The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Foam–Paint Rollers

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Foam–Paint Trimmers

Floor Brooms

Floor Machine Brushes Young & Swartz, Inc.

Floor Machine Squeegees– Replacement Blades and Gaskets Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.

Floor Scrubber Brushes Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Floor Sweeps-Household

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. St. Nick Brush Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller

Foam–Sanding Blocks ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller

Food Industry Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Foot Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.

Glue Brushes

Grids–Bucket and Tray ArroWorthy Young & Swartz, Inc.

Grill Brushes, Barbecue

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Hand Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Precision Brush St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

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Finished Products Index

Hatters Brushes

Miniature Brushes

Heat Fused Brushes

Mops–Dry

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.

Household Brushes

St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Jewelers Brushes

Gornell Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Laboratory Brushes

F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Lacquering Brushes

F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Lint Brushes

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Lipstick Brushes

F.M. Brush Company, Inc.

Machine Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Made to Order and Custom Made Brooms

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Made to Order and Custom Made Brushes

ArroWorthy Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Precision Brush St. Nick Brush Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Mascara Brushes

F.M. Brush Company, Inc.

Mason Finishing Brushes St. Nick Brush Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Metal and Bristle Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Precision Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Metal Back Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Precision Brush

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Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Mops–Microfiber Mops–Wet

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. PelRay International Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Music Instrument Brushes Young & Swartz, Inc.

Nail Brushes

F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Gornell Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Nail Lacquer Brushes Young & Swartz, Inc.

Nylon Brushes

ArroWorthy Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Precision Brush Royal Paint Roller Young & Swartz, Inc.

Paint Brushes–Natural

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Paint Rollers–Lambs Wool

Pot Brushes

Paint Rollers–Synthetic

Pottery Brushes

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. Young & Swartz, Inc. ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Paint Tray Liner

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller Young & Swartz, Inc.

Painter’s Mit

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller Young & Swartz, Inc.

Painters Tools

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller Young & Swartz, Inc.

Paint Edgers

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Paint Pads and Kits

ArroWorthy Yongli Filament & Bristle Co.

Paint Roller Trays–Metal

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Paint Roller Trays–Plastic

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Power Sweeper Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Printed Circuit Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Push Brooms–Household

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. PelRay International Company Precision Brush St. Nick Brush Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Percolator Brushes

Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Precision Brush The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

ArroWorthy Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Part Cleaning Brushes

Paint Containers– Metal, Plastic, Paper Paint Dusters

Power Brushes

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Pastry Brushes

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. St. Nick Brush Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Paper Hangers Brushes

Paint Brushes–Synthetic

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

ArroWorthy Gornell Brush The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Pipeline Pig Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Precision Brush

Platers Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Precision Brush St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Polishing Brushes– Dental, Optical, Jewelers

Push Brooms–Industrial

Radiator Brushes

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller The Mill-Rose Company Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Refillable Core Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Restaurant Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Roof Brushes

St. Nick Brush Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Rotary Brooms

Gornell Brush

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

ArroWorthy Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Precision Brush Royal Paint Roller The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

ArroWorthy F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Royal Paint Roller The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Polyester Brushes

Sash Brushes


Scraper Floor–Stainless Steel Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Scratch Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush The Mill-Rose Company Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Scrub Brushes–Hand

ArroWorthy Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Staple Set Brushes–Masonry Gornell Brush St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Steel Wire Brooms

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Stencil Brushes

ArroWorthy F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Stippling Brushes

Set-in Plastic Brushes

F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Sewer Cleaning Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Shaving Brushes

F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Shoe Brushes–Daubers Young & Swartz, Inc.

Shoe Brushes–Polishing Young & Swartz, Inc.

Sign Writing Brushes

Street Sweeper Brushes– Mechanical Street Sweeping Brooms

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. St. Nick Brush Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Striping Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Synthetic Brooms

Tank and Vat Brushes

The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Schaefer Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

ArroWorthy Young & Swartz, Inc.

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. St. Nick Brush Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Gornell Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Spoke Cleaning Brushes

Tube Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Schaefer Brush The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Twisted-in-Wire Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Schaefer Brush The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Upholstery Brushes

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Upright Brooms–Natural Fibers Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Upright Brooms– Synthetic Fibers

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Vacuum Cleaner Brushes

The Mill-Rose Company

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. St. Nick Brush Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Spark Plug Brushes

Wire Brooms

PelRay International Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Swimming Pool Brushes

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

Toy Brooms

The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Smoothing Brushes

Window Cleaning Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Suede Brushes

F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Sink Brushes

Toilet Bowl Brushes

Sponges–Natural

Textured Brushes

Sponges–Synthetic

Textured Rollers

Squeegees–Floor

Tile and Grout Cleaning Brushes

Tile Finishing Brushes

Valve Guide Brushes Varnish Brushes

ArroWorthy F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Royal Paint Roller The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Vegetable Brushes

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Venetian Blind Brushes Young & Swartz, Inc.

Wall Brushes

ArroWorthy St. Nick Brush Company Schaefer Brush The Mill-Rose Company Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Watchmaker Brushes Young & Swartz, Inc.

Wax Applicators

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Gornell Brush Young & Swartz, Inc.

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller Young & Swartz, Inc.

St. Nick Brush Company The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Squeegees–Window

Staple Set Brushes–Kalsomine

Tire Brushes

Tobacco Industry Brushes The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Wheel Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. St. Nick Brush Company Young & Swartz, Inc. Young & Swartz, Inc.

Wire Brushes–Bent Handle

ArroWorthy Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Royal Paint Roller Schaefer Brush The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Wire Brushes– Block Heavy Duty

ArroWorthy Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Royal Paint Roller The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Wire Brushes– Chimney Cleaning

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Schaefer Brush The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Wire Brushes– Long Handle Block

ArroWorthy Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Royal Paint Roller The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Wire Brushes–Shoe Handle

ArroWorthy Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Gornell Brush Royal Paint Roller The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Wire Cup Brushes

Young & Swartz, Inc.

Wire End Brushes

Royal Paint Roller Young & Swartz, Inc.

Wire Scratch Brushes

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. The Mill-Rose Company Young & Swartz, Inc.

Wire Wheels Brushes Young & Swartz, Inc.

Whisk Brooms

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Machinery/Tools Index

Automatic Guillotines

Bizzotto Giovanni Automation Bodam International Ltd. Boucherie USA Inc. Carnevali Dino s.a.s. Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Bundlers

Paggin Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Clipping Heads

Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. Carnevali Dino s.a.s. Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH

Combs, Cards & Hackles MGG Srl

Conveyors

MGG Srl Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Cups–Brush Making–Artist, Cosmetic, Shaving Brushes Unimac s.r.l. Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Cutters–Broom Corn

Leistner Werkzeug GmbH PelRay International Company

Cutters & Knives

Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. Carnevali Dino s.a.s. Leistner Werkzeug GmbH MGG Srl PelRay International Company Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH

Drills & Bits

Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. Leistner Werkzeug GmbH

Machinery/Tools Index

Drivers

Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc.

Grinders

Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Machinery–Artist Brush

Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMA

Machinery–Assembly

Bizzotto Giovanni Automation Bodam International Ltd. Leistner Werkzeug GmbH MGG Srl Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Machinery–Broom

Bizzotto Giovanni Automation Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. PelRay International Company WOMA

Machinery–Brush– Industrial & Maintenance

Machinery–Cosmetic Brushes Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMA

Machinery–Cutters

Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. Carnevali Dino s.a.s. Leistner Werkzeug GmbH Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH

Machinery– Extension Handle Mfg.

Bizzotto Giovanni Automation Bodam International Ltd.

Machinery–Flagging, Pointing Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. Unimac s.r.l. Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMA WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH

Machinery–Fusing

Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. WOMA

Machinery–Marking & Finishing

Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. Carnevali Dino s.a.s. MGG Srl Unimac s.r.l. Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMA WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH

Machinery–Metal Handle Mfg.

Borghi S.p.A. Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Machinery– Hand-Drawn Brushes & Brooms Machinery–Knot, Tuft & Sponge

Machinery–Brush–Personal

Unimac s.r.l. Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Machinery–Cleaning & Trimming

Bodam International Ltd. Boucherie USA Inc. MGG Srl Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Bizzotto Giovanni Automation Bodam International Ltd.

Machinery– Metal Handle Painting

Bizzotto Giovanni Automation Bodam International Ltd.

Machinery–Metal Strip Brushes Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Unimac s.r.l. Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMA WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH

Machinery–Mixing

Paggin Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMA

Machinery–Mop

Bizzotto Giovanni Automation Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. WOMA

Machinery–Mop Assembly

Bizzotto Giovanni Automation Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. WOMA

Machinery–Nailing

Bodam International Ltd. MGG Srl WOMA

Machinery–Packaging

Bizzotto Giovanni Automation Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. MGG Srl Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Machinery–Paint Roller Core MGG Srl Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMA

Machinery–Paintbrush

Bizzotto Giovanni Automation MGG Srl Paggin Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMA WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH

Machinery–Plug Board Cutting Paggin

LEISTNER DRILLS FOR THE BRUSH INDUSTRY. MADE OF

TUNGSTEN OR HSS. FOR USE ON HIGH PERFORMANCE CNC MACHINES Leistner Werkzeug GmbH Auerbacher Str. 15 D-08328 Stuetzengruen/Germany www.leistner-gmbh.de info@leistner-gmbh.de Ph: +49-(0)37462-288 150 Fx: +49-(0)37462-288 159 Proud

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Member of


THE INFINITE SHAPES OF COLOR ®

MGG JOINS ABMA We are pleased to announce that MGG has joined the American Brush Manufacturers Association. MGG is in fact a member of the large US industry association, a fundamental step to directly preside over the important North American market. Being associated with ABMA is an honour; our commitment for the next few years is to serve North America with a direct logistical, commercial and technical assistance presence throughout the territory”, comments our CEO Mr. Loris Maestrutti.

MGG Srl

Via Martiri delle Foibe, 5/a 31015 Z.I. Prealpi Trevigiane Conegliano (TV) - Fraz. Scomigo - Italy

“For a demanding market that demands top-of-the-line technology for automated brush and roller production, MGG is ready to develop the most customized solutions for the needs of manufacturers of all types of tools for the construction, marine and wood industries.” The goal for the next few years is to develop an on-site MGG Hub in NAFTA countries to provide 24H On-Site Service, rapid spare parts storage and an in-country sales and technical network for all paintbrush and roller manufacturers in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Tel. +39 0438 200180 Whatsapp +39 329 6322116

info@mgg-srl.com www.mggmeccanica.com


Machinery/Tools Index Machinery–Processing

Paggin Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Machinery– Rebuilding & Repairs

Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH

Machinery–Robotic

Bizzotto Giovanni Automation Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. MGG Srl Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Machinery– Roller Edge Trimming Carnevali Dino s.a.s.

Machinery-Roller Making MGG Srl

Machinery–Sanding

Bizzotto Giovanni Automation MGG Srl Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Machinery–Shaving Brushes WOMA

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Machinery–Special Custom Made Bizzotto Giovanni Automation Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Leistner Werkzeug GmbH MGG Srl Paggin Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH

Machinery–Stapling

Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc.

Machinery–Twisted-in-Wire Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Unimac s.r.l. Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMA

Machinery–Used

Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. PelRay International Company MGG Srl Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMA

Machinery–Structural Block Molding Machinery– Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH Wood Handle Metal Tipping Machinery–Toothbrush Bodam International Ltd. Boucherie USA Inc. Machinery–Wood Handle WOMA Tapering/Chucking/Threading Machinery– Bizzotto Giovanni Automation Tuft Dividing for the Blind Machinery–Woodworking WOMA WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH

Machinery–Tufting

Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMA

Bizzotto Giovanni Automation Leistner Werkzeug GmbH WOMA WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH

Monofilament Extrusion Lines Bodam International Ltd.

Ovens-Drying MGG Srl

Plastic–Injection Molds

Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. WOMA

Pumps–Dispensing Machines MGG Srl Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Shearing Machines

Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH

Trimmers

Bodam International Ltd. Borghi S.p.A. Boucherie USA Inc. Carnevali Dino s.a.s. MGG Srl Paggin Unimac s.r.l. Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH WOMA WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH

Winders–Broom, Brush, & Mop Bodam International Ltd. PelRay International Company Wöhler Brush Tech GmbH


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Raw Materials Index

Raw Materials/Services Index Broom Wire

Epoxy

Hair–Cattle

Yongli Filament & Bristle Co.

Brush Backs & Blocks–Foam

Fabrics - Paint Rollers Non-Woven

Hair–Fine

Brush Fibers, Inc. MFC LTD PelRay International Company Yongli Filament & Bristle Co.

Brush Backs & Blocks–Plastic

Fabrics - Paint Rollers - Woven

Abrasive Filaments Artist Brush Heads

PelRay International Company Stainless Steel Products

Bristles–Natural

Brush Fibers, Inc.

DuPont Filaments

Bristles–Synthetic

DuPont Filaments MFC LTD Perlon / Hahl Inc. PMM Yongli Filament & Bristle Co.

Broom Corn

Brush Fibers, Inc. PelRay International Company

Broom Pole Metal Extension Tips

Deco Products PelRay International Company

Brush Fibers, Inc. PelRay International Company

Brush Backs & Blocks–Wood

St. Nick Brush Company Zelazoski Wood Products, Inc.

Brush Heads

MFC LTD Yongli Filament & Bristle Co.

Brush Heads–Camel Hair MFC LTD

Brush Heads–Shaving MFC LTD

Brush Strips–Metal

Stainless Steel Products

Dyeing Service MFC LTD

MGG Srl

Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. Yongli Filament & Bristle Co.

Fasteners-Threaded Deco Products

Fibers–Natural

Brush Fibers, Inc. DKSH Switzerland Ltd. MFC LTD PelRay International Company Yongli Filament & Bristle Co.

Fibers–Synthetic–Nylon

DuPont Filaments MFC LTD Monahan Filaments Perlon / Hahl Inc. PMM Yongli Filament & Bristle Co.

Fibers–Synthetic– Nylon Abrasive

DuPont Filaments Filkemp S.A. Perlon / Hahl Inc.

Fibers–Synthetic–Polyester

DuPont Filaments MFC LTD Monahan Filaments Perlon / Hahl Inc. PMM Yongli Filament & Bristle Co.

ABRASI VE MONOFI LAMENTS Your custom-made filament: •

Round or flat profiles

Grit sizes from grit 36 up to 3500 depending on grit type

0.01” to 0.12” diameters

Cut to 1.73” up to 55.3” or on spools

Level or crimped finishing

In a broad variety of colors

With or without wax coaang

single or mullple ends

We also provide our experrse and lab resources to help with your individual needs and applicaaons.

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Fibers–Synthetic–Polyethylene MFC LTD Monahan Filaments Perlon / Hahl Inc. PMM

Fibers–Synthetic–Polyolefins Monahan Filaments Perlon / Hahl Inc.

Fibers–Synthetic–Polypropylene MFC LTD Monahan Filaments Perlon / Hahl Inc. PMM

Fibers–Synthetic–Polystyrene MFC LTD Monahan Filaments Perlon / Hahl Inc. Yongli Filament & Bristle Co.

Fillet–Paint Brush Flagging & Tipping MFC LTD

MFC LTD Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. MFC LTD

Hair–Horse

Brush Fibers, Inc. MFC LTD PelRay International Company Yongli Filament & Bristle Co.

Handles–Broom, Mop, Wood

PelRay International Company

Handles–Extension

ArroWorthy Deco Products MFC LTD PelRay International Company

Handles–Metal, All Kinds

Deco Products MFC LTD PelRay International Company

Handles–Paint Brush, Foam

PelRay International Company

Handles–Paint Brush, Wood

Zelazoski Wood Products, Inc.

Handles–Personal, Wood

Zelazoski Wood Products, Inc.

Hardware-Applicators Deco Products

Hardware–Broom

Deco Products PelRay International Company

Hardware–Brush

Deco Products PelRay International Company

Hardware–Mop

Deco Products PelRay International Company

Lambs Wool–Paint Rollers ArroWorthy

Mixing Services– Bristle, Hair, Fibers, Wire & Synthetic Brush Fibers, Inc. MFC LTD

Mop Yarns

PelRay International Company

Nails, Tacks & Staples MGG Srl


Trays–Roller

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller

Miscellaneous

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller Yongli Filament & Bristle Co.

Tubing–Copper, Brass, Stainless

Buying Agents

Stainless Steel Products

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller Yongli Filament & Bristle Co.

Twine

MFC LTD Stainless Steel Products

Consultants

PelRay International Company

Packaging Materials MGG Srl

Paint Roller Frames

Paint Roller Grid

Wet Mop Handles

PelRay International Company

Paint Roller Shields

Wire–Brass

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller Yongli Filament & Bristle Co.

Stainless Steel Products

Wire–Filling, Crimped

Plastic Plugboard

Stainless Steel Products

Processing–Flagging, Dressing, Boiling & Sterilizing

Stainless Steel Products

Rollers–Textured

Stainless Steel Products

Tray Liners

Stainless Steel Products

MGG Srl

Wire–Filling, Straight

MFC LTD

Wire–Nickel Silver Tooth Brush Anchor Wire

Royal Paint Roller

Wire–Stainless Steel Wire–Stapling

ArroWorthy Royal Paint Roller

Brush Fibers, Inc. PelRay International Company Stainless Steel Products

Trays–Pad

ArroWorthy

Odd Lot Buyers MFC LTD

Private Labeling

F.M. Brush Company, Inc. Gornell Brush Schaefer Brush St. Nick Brush Company Stainless Steel Products

MFC LTD Stainless Steel Products

Distributors

ArroWorthy MFC LTD Stainless Steel Products

Warehousing MFC LTD

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ArroWorthy MFC LTD Stainless Steel Products

Importers

ArroWorthy MFC LTD Stainless Steel Products

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2021 First Quarter

U.S. IMPORTS

STATS

0502100000 Pigs, Hogs, Boars Bristles & Hair & Waste Thereof (kg) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 1,782,809 36,829 753,317 31,048 136.66 18.62 Germany 3,686 5 World Total

1,786,495 36,834

753,317

31,048 137.15 18.64

0502900000 Badger Hair & Other Brushmaking Hair, Waste Therof (kg) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 5,904 65 Germany 5,298 10 -100.00 -100.00 Thailand 37,582 379 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

5,904

65

42,880

389

-86.23 -83.29

4417002000 Broom/mop Handles Gt 1.9CM Dmr Gt 97cm Long, Wood (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth % Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Brazil China Honduras Indonesia Mexico

837,541 876,680 313,189 820,571 1,028,996 2,146,625 119,821 116,578 8,770 15,900

995,133 337,033 698,426 122,288 55,960

1,020,332 -15.84 -14.08 706,356 -7.07 16.17 1,304,111 47.33 64.60 144,530 -2.02 -19.34 111,326 -84.33 -85.72

World Total

2,308,317 3,976,354 2,208,840 3,286,655 4.50 20.98

4417004000 Paint Brush And Paint Roller Handles, Of Wood (x) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Chile China 493,354 121,397 Czech Republic Germany 50,381 4,354 Indonesia 114,104 46,683 Italy 2,701,228 148,420 Poland 199,606 21,760 Thailand 16,098 1,413 World Total Country

3,574,771 344,027

48,224 430,699 4,127 30,750 162,372 2,925,840 258,803 14,007

19,121 -100.00 -100.00 129,915 14.55 -6.56 289 -100.00 -100.00 3,386 63.84 28.59 74,446 -29.73 -37.29 157,663 -7.68 -5.86 30,050 -22.87 -27.59 484 14.93 191.94

3,874,822 415,354 -7.74 -17.17

4417006000 Brush Backs, Of Wood (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Canada China Indonesia Sri Lanka

108,267 269,782 71,287 186,472 51.87 44.68 67,752 225,895 101,878 247,852 151,291 387,938 -32.66 -36.11 193,346 321,840 161,897 251,305 19.43 28.07

World Total

471,243 1,065,369 384,475 825,715 22.57 29.02

Country

4417008010 Tools Handles Of Wood (x) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Austria 4,768 179 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 76,445 48,036 267,484 126,487 -71.42 -62.02 Canada 44,055 484,665 41,859 6,492 5.25 7365.57 China 415,075 136,439 211,658 1,090,136 96.11 -87.48 Colombia 4,690 1,012 -100.00 -100.00 Germany 2,454 187 5,012 1,322 -51.04 -85.85 Honduras 141,876 78,000 106,407 58,500 33.33 33.33 India 20,500 5,203 3,850 238 432.47 2086.13 Italy 42,591 5,996 89,994 10,510 -52.67 -42.95 Mexico 659,530 253,922 281,913 106,036 133.95 139.47 Spain 84,629 29,938 49,273 20,453 71.76 46.37 Sweden 18,063 643 Taiwan 240,060 20,520 102,554 13,482 134.08 52.20 United Kingdom 2,574 55 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 24,577 2,934 165,613 20,147 -85.16 -85.44 World Total

1,769,855 1,066,483 1,337,649 1,455,049 32.31 -26.70

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4417008090 Tools Tool/brush/broom Bodies Shoe Last/tree, Wood (x) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Austria 5,072 144 Brazil 3,930 1,211 Canada 109,726 16,365 57,531 15,526 90.73 5.40 Chile 812,989 325,915 898,035 400,908 -9.47 -18.71 China 1,749,534 325,797 1,076,475 216,985 62.52 50.15 Croatia 2,256 19 2,112 12 6.82 58.33 Czech Republic 5,772 116 Estonia 12,636 233 122,835 1,806 -89.71 -87.10 Finland 20,533 4,069 -100.00 -100.00 France 2,450 8 7,853 27 -68.80 -70.37 Germany 37,603 405 72,803 735 -48.35 -44.90 India 797,795 14,245 515,555 12,191 54.74 16.85 Indonesia 43,227 14,687 25,690 6,551 68.26 124.19 Israel 2,639 493 Italy 8,106 65 -100.00 -100.00 Japan 391,398 5,658 506,013 5,959 -22.65 -5.05 Malaysia 7,793 69 Mexico 112,532 68,667 166,513 45,850 -32.42 49.76 Netherlands 3,938 63 -100.00 -100.00 Pakistan 2,425 58 Romania 2,841 10 -100.00 -100.00 Spain 15,786 132 23,045 719 -31.50 -81.64 Sri Lanka 53,544 40,988 139,855 84,988 -61.71 -51.77 Taiwan 36,696 2,806 19,280 1,339 90.33 109.56 Thailand 19,740 1,466 -100.00 -100.00 Ukraine 56,874 3,539 57,835 2,543 -1.66 39.17 United Kingdom 13,510 115 12,823 143 5.36 -19.58 Vietnam 2,140 834 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

4,276,187 821,670 3,761,551 802,789 13.68 2.35

9603100500 Wiskbrooms,brm Corn,lt=.96 Ea,lt 61,655 Dz Cal Yr (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Mexico

3,000

4,320

4,448

5,292 -32.55 -18.37

World Total

3,000

4,320

4,448

5,292 -32.55 -18.37

9603101500 Wiskbrooms,brm Corn,lt=.96 Ea,gt=61,655 Dz,cal Yr (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China Mexico

0 0

0 0

3,488 4,205

4,608 5,760

-100.00 -100.00 -100.00 -100.00

World Total

0

0

7,693

10,368

-100.00 -100.00

9603103500 Wiskbrooms,of Broomcorn,valued Over .96 Each (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 16,793 16,818 2,440 1,440 588.24 1067.92 Germany 8,396 5,376 -100.00 -100.00 Korea, South 4,083 480 Mexico 244,919 107,081 53,774 44,304 355.46 141.70 Sweden 2,300 500 -100.00 -100.00 Taiwan 4,113 356 World Total

269,908 124,735

66,910

51,620 303.39 141.64

9603106000 Other Brooms,of Broomcorn,valued Over .96 Each (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China Mexico

9,971 7,320 2,223,373 1,037,271 3,047,428 1,329,316 -27.04 -21.97

World Total

2,233,344 1,044,591 3,047,428 1,329,316 -26.71 -21.42


9603109000 Brooms & Brushes,of Twigs Or Veg Material,nesoi (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Canada 4,091 816 -100.00 -100.00 China 31,114 26,887 81,096 146,005 -61.63 -81.58 Dominican Rep. 13,662 26,788 -100.00 -100.00 Germany 26,722 18,250 3,614 2 639.40 912400.00 India 23,529 17,790 2,220 10 959.86 177800.00 Israel 3,750 2,500 Japan 4,186 140 Korea, South 27,219 15,932 2,850 1,000 855.05 1493.20 Mexico 8,084 4,248 63,216 38,874 -87.21 -89.07 Philippines 44,254 30,040 15,573 7,600 184.17 295.26 Poland 10,171 2,340 -100.00 -100.00 Sri Lanka 296,512 418,134 358,684 318,288 -17.33 31.37 Sweden 2,048 200 -100.00 -100.00 Thailand 17,455 17,530 37,993 23,705 -54.06 -26.05 Ukraine 2,020 450 Vietnam 73,669 44,277 18,093 20,070 307.17 120.61 World Total Country

558,514 596,178 613,311 585,698 -8.93 1.79 9603294010 Hairbrushes, Valued Not Over .40 Each (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 2,472,552 12,520,853 1,936,102 8,431,072 27.71 48.51 Hong Kong 2,880 24,000 Italy 4,871 710 4,858 300 0.27 136.67 Korea, South 4,998 22,720 -100.00 -100.00 Malaysia 114,104 183,911 73,943 161,911 54.31 13.59 Mexico 278,227 1,988,064 2,556 8,520 10785.25 23234.08 Taiwan 3,750 12,096 Vietnam 2,106 14,040 2,549 16,992 -17.38 -17.37 World Total Country

2,878,490 14,743,674 2,025,006 8,641,515 42.15 70.61 9603294090 Shaving Brushes,nail Brus Etc,lt=.40 Ea (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 1,516,682 11,204,296 1,053,364 12,482,990 43.98 -10.24 France 2,491 12,225 Germany 73,378 630,000 78,376 506,550 -6.38 24.37 Hong Kong 6,510 21,000 2,016 10,080 222.92 108.33 Ireland 36,673 164,889 Italy 21,966 777,343 128,532 524,496 -82.91 48.21 Korea, South 47,833 1,709,720 62,982 2,286,725 -24.05 -25.23 Mexico 12,180 1,399 -100.00 -100.00 Spain 3,336 2,520 Taiwan 143,180 1,681,000 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 2,995 9,504 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

1,708,869 14,521,993 1,483,625 17,502,744 15.18 -17.03

9603298090 Shaving Brushes, Nail Brush,etc,valued Over .40 Ea (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Belgium 2,721 197 -100.00 -100.00 Canada 14,964 5,468 3,693 150 305.20 3545.33 China 9,545,187 8,611,163 4,690,412 3,855,198 103.50 123.36 Colombia 3,137 570 Denmark 4,332 560 7,596 1,120 -42.97 -50.00 Estonia 3,178 305 France 46,918 10,383 Germany 429,992 53,011 277,811 39,284 54.78 34.94 Hong Kong 18,210 10,660 5,214 10,640 249.25 0.19 Hungary 25,546 20,000 India 46,370 5,040 -100.00 -100.00 Ireland 65,479 5,973 151,571 11,090 -56.80 -46.14 Italy 65,237 7,221 119,695 13,673 -45.50 -47.19 Japan 84,007 5,287 25,745 3,228 226.30 63.79 Korea, South 97,506 134,532 117,163 46,100 -16.78 191.83 Malaysia 11,052 1,031 2,139 576 416.69 78.99 Mexico 6,821 875 27,077 4,740 -74.81 -81.54 Netherlands 3,940 5,184 Pakistan 2,728 396 -100.00 -100.00 Portugal 6,205 4 -100.00 -100.00 Slovenia 3,748 155 Sri Lanka 6,345 481 38,556 4,080 -83.54 -88.21 Sweden 18,563 3,150 5,465 624 239.67 404.81 Switzerland 32,241 11,664 37,676 13,536 -14.43 -13.83 Taiwan 155,999 82,592 119,800 51,560 30.22 60.19 Turkey 4,192 1,708 United Kingdom 152,059 35,712 74,658 7,625 103.67 368.35 Vietnam 8,191 15,236 210,973 277,164 -96.12 -94.50 World Total

10,806,844 9,022,921

9603302000 Artists Brushes,writing Brush,cosmet Br,lt=.05 Ea (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 313,035 10,424,774 France 6,726 200,000 Germany 3,853 285,600 India 66,164 3,497,400 Italy 280,753 20,569,750 Korea, South 4,302 165,462 Mexico Taiwan 28,880 1,105,000 United Kingdom World Total

696,934 186,344 285,648 8,508 296,806 51,423 4,907 19,925 2,086

29,762,423 -55.08 -64.97 5,161,000 -96.39 -96.12 9,150,000 -98.65 -96.88 472,000 677.67 640.97 21,031,000 -5.41 -2.19 1,541,300 -91.63 -89.26 102,000 -100.00 -100.00 982,100 44.94 12.51 80,231 -100.00 -100.00

703,713 36,247,986 1,552,581 68,282,054 -54.67 -46.91

9603304000 Artists Brushes,writ Br,cosmet Br,gt .05,lt=.10 Ea (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Bangladesh 211,822 3,643,000 China 4,701,485 70,127,433 2,539,215 37,600,175 85.16 86.51 France 38,220 535,556 106,681 1,950,000 -64.17 -72.54 Germany 429,494 8,259,500 534,856 10,098,630 -19.70 -18.21 Korea, South 2,569 51,000 Mexico 293,037 4,164,414 259,564 3,659,222 12.90 13.81 Taiwan 10,690 135,000 15,360 240,000 -30.40 -43.75 United Kingdom 3,336 44,185 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

5,687,317 86,915,903 3,459,012 53,592,212 64.42 62.18

9603306000 Artists Brushes,writing Br,cosmetic Br,gt.10 Ea (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Bangladesh 155,342 1,044,516 Canada 15,865 378 8,154 98 94.57 285.71 China 67,029,577 136,630,706 47,476,242 65,277,717 41.19 109.31 Cocos/Keeling Isl. 82,860 214,000 -100.00 -100.00 Denmark 36,821 2,675 11,883 1,926 209.86 38.89 Dominican Rep. 281,900 346,258 138,270 171,186 103.88 102.27 France 868,198 142,131 646,589 412,463 34.27 -65.54 Germany 1,161,160 999,607 1,202,737 1,267,744 -3.46 -21.15 Hong Kong 135,139 91,346 681,316 444,457 -80.17 -79.45 India 1,636,637 1,407,211 1,195,425 3,370,624 36.91 -58.25 Ireland 19,546 24,001 7,629 10,304 156.21 132.93 Israel 3,990 1,411 Italy 345,325 120,585 317,275 96,666 8.84 24.74 Japan 1,405,397 461,973 1,727,904 334,501 -18.66 38.11 Korea, South 1,090,554 849,898 599,626 908,307 81.87 -6.43 Lithuania 54,506 127,542 -100.00 -100.00 Mauritania 150,839 18,391 -100.00 -100.00 Mauritius 259,940 52,043 157,892 32,079 64.63 62.23 Mexico 4,727,772 33,095,749 5,774,567 40,767,460 -18.13 -18.82 Montenegro 4,289 1,945 Nauru 6,838 612 -100.00 -100.00 Netherlands 240,897 1,772 4,184 9 5657.58 19588.89 Poland 2,583 710 Russia 11,898 2,495 Spain 262,540 24,421 146,426 44,049 79.30 -44.56 Sri Lanka 453,343 319,800 420,745 281,543 7.75 13.59 Sweden 12,000 375 Taiwan 238,301 603,246 201,918 968,802 18.02 -37.73 Thailand 426,392 771,525 416,846 1,165,609 2.29 -33.81 Turkey 4,900 7,000 35,060 13,800 -86.02 -49.28 United Kingdom 339,623 124,214 338,518 165,017 0.33 -24.73 Vietnam 527,856 2,413,108 381,326 1,234,138 38.43 95.53 World Total

81,697,785 179,541,099 62,185,575 117,329,044 31.38 53.02

5,973,268 4,346,025 80.92 107.61

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Country

9603402000 Paint Rollers (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Belgium 2,822 132 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 19,123 18,594 25,153 27,750 -23.97 -32.99 Cambodia 1,648,742 2,856,480 724,427 1,901,880 127.59 50.19 Canada 186,611 106,440 63,169 25,391 195.42 319.20 China 8,189,568 19,397,197 5,074,217 12,224,281 61.40 58.68 Czech Republic 143,539 747,600 127,788 604,000 12.33 23.77 Germany 30,840 8,674 32,822 8,916 -6.04 -2.71 Guatemala 28,833 26,904 Indonesia 251,626 1,576,728 57,215 412,272 339.79 282.45 Japan 2,450 117 Mexico 473,758 1,081,067 429,686 862,859 10.26 25.29 Singapore 5,895 3 -100.00 -100.00 Taiwan 8,400 2,000 -100.00 -100.00 Thailand 30,413 6,452 25,802 8,072 17.87 -20.07 Turkey 7,672 14,950 United Kingdom 241,315 533,800 88,337 201,840 173.18 164.47 Vietnam 16,959 5,808 World Total Country

11,271,449 26,380,811 6,665,733 16,279,396 69.10 62.05 9603404020 Paint Pads (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Canada China 1,526,779 5,888,368 Pakistan 3,335 36,800 Taiwan 156,711 289,934 United Kingdom 422,365 469,371

12,815 8,480 -100.00 -100.00 869,457 2,796,320 75.60 110.58 5,528 61,000 -39.67 -39.67 37,637 123,360 316.37 135.03 218,744 195,359 93.09 140.26

2,109,190 6,684,473

1,144,181 3,184,519 84.34 109.91

World Total

9603404040 Natural Bristle Brushes, Exc Subhdg 9603.30 (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Canada 53,787 4,997 17,646 7,131 204.81 -29.93 China 4,349,938 21,515,961 2,503,335 9,642,582 73.77 123.13 France 5,732 18 -100.00 -100.00 Germany 21,212 1,629 18,011 561 17.77 190.37 India 49,498 51,192 Indonesia 1,273,339 8,368,848 1,931,936 11,217,492 -34.09 -25.39 Italy 57,024 9,823 5,808 4,560 881.82 115.42 Japan 5,401 1,103 -100.00 -100.00 Netherlands 2,357 894 Spain 2,321 976 -100.00 -100.00 Sri Lanka 5,868 7,056 -100.00 -100.00 Taiwan 3,822 8,100 9,515 29,824 -59.83 -72.84 Turkey 288,491 85,884 109,784 32,772 162.78 162.07 United Kingdom 40,875 6,088 35,451 15,270 15.30 -60.13 World Total

6,140,343 30,053,416 4,650,808 20,959,345 32.03 43.39

9603404060 Paint,distemper/siml Brushes Exc Subhdg 960330,nes (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Bangladesh 169,006 847,632 Brazil 265,384 153,132 37,319 56,628 611.12 170.42 Canada 58,924 17,670 27,065 16,545 117.71 6.80 China 25,147,534 85,280,089 13,708,271 43,968,157 83.45 93.96 Costa Rica 2,053 488 -100.00 -100.00 Dominican Rep. 14,240 145,200 France 10,503 37,711 4,154 589 152.84 6302.55 Germany 99,663 23,281 99,673 134,672 -0.01 -82.71 Guatemala 12,524 18,440 32,959 38,572 -62.00 -52.19 Hong Kong 5,077 3,024 -100.00 -100.00 Hungary 3,350 795 10,958 15,020 -69.43 -94.71 India 18,431 66,177 Indonesia 415,834 1,861,024 905,337 3,170,912 -54.07 -41.31 Ireland 5,440 8,000 -100.00 -100.00 Italy 136,060 41,034 114,498 363,194 18.83 -88.70 Japan 86,655 131,639 44,159 62,503 96.23 110.61 Korea, South 2,021 1,305 2,111 1,000 -4.26 30.50 Mexico 17,366 42,433 Netherlands 18,517 2,246 2,861 715 547.22 214.13 Philippines 22,658 81,354 8,237 1,192 175.08 6725.00 Singapore 7,800 16,020 Spain 3,267 1,348 3,454 227 -5.41 493.83 Sri Lanka 107,353 40,728 37,916 15,060 183.13 170.44 Sweden 100,109 33,320 19,016 48,860 426.45 -31.81 Taiwan 115,742 384,840 78,913 32,256 46.67 1093.08 Thailand 58,942 215,310 -100.00 -100.00 Turkey 41,529 16,400 48,705 19,020 -14.73 -13.77 United Kingdom 187,446 384,437 164,536 243,462 13.92 57.90 Vietnam 169,982 214,600 111,545 349,566 52.39 -38.61 World Total

27,231,898 89,842,855 15,533,199 48,764,972 75.31 84.24

9603500000 Othr Brushes,as Parts Of Machines,appliance,vehicl (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

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Australia 200,207 1,168 26,508 313 655.27 273.16 Austria 80,564 2,174 78,249 21,288 2.96 -89.79 Belgium 35,826 500 23,315 732 53.66 -31.69 Brazil 2,274 15 Bulgaria 2,344 200 Canada 2,040,918 188,221 2,292,987 145,057 -10.99 29.76 Chile 3,600 80 China 8,925,052 20,423,510 5,944,564 10,786,805 50.14 89.34 Czech Republic 14,800 144 16,058 53 -7.83 171.70 Denmark 21,903 5,265 38,600 6,615 -43.26 -20.41 Estonia 45,078 5,800 17,190 2,626 162.23 120.87 Finland 30,153 1,798 25,073 1,397 20.26 28.70 France 57,343 31,608 113,112 3,775 -49.30 737.30 Germany 3,967,521 340,156 4,061,281 681,186 -2.31 -50.06 Hong Kong 33,306 13,332 -100.00 -100.00 Hungary 8,573 74 16,337 496 -47.52 -85.08 India 2,800 100 2,156 36 29.87 177.78 Indonesia 54,025 20,083 208,471 62,945 -74.09 -68.09 Ireland 23,567 910 Italy 2,278,785 440,042 2,124,213 1,289,976 7.28 -65.89 Japan 2,569,217 48,575 2,812,332 51,578 -8.64 -5.82 Korea, South 227,998 34,752 170,029 21,254 34.09 63.51 Lithuania 41,797 2,260 -100.00 -100.00 Malaysia 779,096 191,451 92,619 20,572 741.18 830.64 Mexico 1,329,806 901,617 1,591,420 878,703 -16.44 2.61 Netherlands 377,393 13,534 356,834 14,214 5.76 -4.78 New Zealand 2,598 27 -100.00 -100.00 Norway 3,334 100 -100.00 -100.00 Poland 35,135 7,839 37,960 6,007 -7.44 30.50


Portugal Romania Singapore Slovenia Spain St Kitts/Nevis Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Thailand Turkey United Kingdom Vietnam

13,595 99 152,866 2,576 -91.11 -96.16 16,041 1,812 17,548 3,481 -8.59 -47.95 3,260 8 3,456 80 -5.67 -90.00 2,543 11 13,410 3,926 -81.04 -99.72 1,420,453 374,776 1,049,685 299,661 35.32 25.07 88,838 1,971,053 82,432 1,937,257 7.77 1.74 268,080 9,216 150,478 8,473 78.15 8.77 286,129 6,236 285,106 5,045 0.36 23.61 538,180 395,030 291,892 50,786 84.38 677.83 32,422 4,358 37,600 720 -13.77 505.28 14,771 11 52,712 13,510 -71.98 -99.92 455,693 87,841 381,495 54,049 19.45 62.52 380,391 300,358 119,467 7,874 218.41 3714.55

World Total

26,634,374 25,810,425 22,768,490 16,398,785 16.98 57.39

Country

9603904000 Feather Dusters (x) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Canada 185,665 48,447 314,952 82,202 -41.05 -41.06 China 2,511,707 705,161 1,541,086 631,342 62.98 11.69 Germany 2,885 4 6,567 452 -56.07 -99.12 Indonesia 53,637 16,071 25,780 9,392 108.06 71.11 Lebanon 18,710 4,066 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 2,110 1,548 Portugal 22,936 2,100 South Africa 571,744 135,130 443,023 147,197 29.06 -8.20 Taiwan 23,387 7,848 26,847 8,664 -12.89 -9.42 World Total Country

3,374,071 916,309 2,376,965 883,315 41.95 3.74 9603908010 Wiskbrooms (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Bangladesh 27,689 135,244 China 95,578 337,224 305,414 518,593 -68.71 -34.97 Colombia 22,442 18,792 Mexico 5,745 5,588 3,672 2,592 56.45 115.59 Poland 4,818 5,880 -100.00 -100.00 World Total Country

151,454 496,848

313,904 527,065 -51.75 -5.73

9603908020 Upright Brooms (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Brazil 81,418 38,591 12,579 11,028 547.25 249.94 Cambodia 37,347 11,664 9,200 1,000 305.95 1066.40 Canada 2,316 97 -100.00 -100.00 China 4,833,745 4,720,755 4,058,007 3,928,231 19.12 20.18 Colombia 21,377 16,158 7,786 7,440 174.56 117.18 Dominican Rep. 6,273 400 El Salvador 45,184 22,013 -100.00 -100.00 Guatemala 84,589 71,100 42,512 34,500 98.98 106.09 Honduras 115,939 172,704 Hong Kong 45,457 45,612 Indonesia 10,594 2,100 -100.00 -100.00 Italy 206,570 91,137 244,342 133,613 -15.46 -31.79 Jordan 8,550 130 Mexico 299,076 88,226 219,610 71,100 36.19 24.09 Poland 3,347 366 3,226 424 3.75 -13.68 Portugal 2,412 1,800 Sri Lanka 240,728 141,755 355,654 174,620 -32.31 -18.82 Vietnam 12,360 12,000 World Total

5,999,188 5,412,398 5,011,010 4,386,166 19.72 23.40

9603908030 Push Brooms, 41 Cm Or Less In Width (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 626,134 725,196 Germany Italy 17,995 8,790 Mexico Poland Sri Lanka 576,553 215,280

366,951 348,020 70.63 108.38 14,260 4,504 -100.00 -100.00 15,842 9,066 13.59 -3.04 2,349 325 -100.00 -100.00 4,793 1,368 -100.00 -100.00 480,765 163,572 19.92 31.61

1,220,682 949,266

884,960 526,855 37.94 80.18

World Total

Country

9603908040 Other Brooms,nesoi (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Australia 65,713 2,769 -100.00 -100.00 Austria 34,949 32,000 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 131,313 74,057 128,038 81,868 2.56 -9.54 Cambodia 28,014 3,360 25,088 2,240 11.66 50.00 Canada 22,969 75 79,952 6,926 -71.27 -98.92 China 1,306,640 780,858 953,763 693,215 37.00 12.64 Colombia 75,256 37,511 67,456 77,112 11.56 -51.36 Czech Republic 69,694 211,332 30,024 106,200 132.13 98.99 El Salvador 91,850 96,744 66,887 68,340 37.32 41.56 Germany 2,064 45 19,208 4,174 -89.25 -98.92 Greece 13,677 15,976 Honduras 51,783 80,190 66,960 106,408 -22.67 -24.64 India 13,137 460 Israel 22,838 13,886 11,050 5,440 106.68 155.26 Italy 48,789 22,692 79,635 49,292 -38.73 -53.96 Japan 2,672 180 Mexico 10,461,460 3,809,346 8,227,097 3,581,844 27.16 6.35 Pakistan 4,000 625 -100.00 -100.00 Philippines 4,980 150 -100.00 -100.00 Spain 9,408 12,566 -100.00 -100.00 Sri Lanka 818,531 400,175 691,860 347,352 18.31 15.21 Thailand 12,906 7,350 6,365 3,123 102.77 135.35 Turkey 22,391 22,848 173,016 49,868 -87.06 -54.18 United Kingdom 12,275 2,000 17,956 29,104 -31.64 -93.13 Venezuela 14,103 22,080 12,188 19,068 15.71 15.80 Vietnam 112,538 97,211 94,523 85,255 19.06 14.02 World Total

13,334,900 5,698,376 10,870,116 5,364,939 22.67 6.22

Country

9603908050 Brooms,brushes,squeegees,etc,nesoi (x) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

World Total

190,496,016 115,231,389 131,315,086 88,211,835 45.07

Australia 259,997 439 157,730 848 64.84 -48.23 Bangladesh 263,008 91,672 177,599 62,996 48.09 45.52 Belgium 357,809 179,642 425,193 136,192 -15.85 31.90 Brazil 39,378 33,876 97,316 38,484 -59.54 -11.97 Cambodia 602,044 382,024 249,188 227,317 141.60 68.06 Canada 507,859 79,459 1,488,440 601,379 -65.88 -86.79 China 143,909,649 95,663,179 92,770,020 69,429,129 55.13 37.79 Colombia 174,748 100,977 123,175 108,206 41.87 -6.68 Czech Republic 2,789 642 12,122 1,581 -76.99 -59.39 Denmark 1,188,326 176,178 1,315,268 225,956 -9.65 -22.03 Dominican Rep. 14,829,396 3,078,885 8,637,742 1,820,754 71.68 69.10 Egypt 19,723 24,624 41,428 58,704 -52.39 -58.05 El Salvador 47,063 69,228 39,162 61,729 20.18 12.15 Estonia 28,003 675 12,751 450 119.61 50.00 Finland 70,153 2,434 132,989 7,142 -47.25 -65.92 France 103,425 7,486 15,734 377 557.33 1885.68 Germany 1,504,043 343,122 1,006,007 316,388 49.51 8.45 Greece 18,408 12,340 Guatemala 17,472 1,200 37,455 32,040 -53.35 -96.25 Honduras 4,433,332 2,825,427 4,955,392 3,108,435 -10.54 -9.10 Hong Kong 209,764 79,833 452,086 42,285 -53.60 88.80 Hungary 3,397 2,392 -100.00 -100.00 India 490,948 633,511 303,312 395,604 61.86 60.14 Indonesia 20,352 9,168 57,473 27,105 -64.59 -66.18 Ireland 27,790 324 257,832 2,301 -89.22 -85.92 Israel 42,891 14,212 31,539 15,434 35.99 -7.92 Italy 643,800 161,347 519,996 256,964 23.81 -37.21 Japan 900,568 37,537 230,338 18,242 290.98 105.77 Korea, South 317,210 70,222 370,682 47,376 -14.43 48.22 Lithuania 166,948 1,482 52,006 192 221.02 671.88 Malaysia 213,126 154,098 375,119 208,776 -43.18 -26.19 Mexico 9,570,295 5,718,704 8,098,234 5,484,806 18.18 4.26 Netherlands 26,047 2,023 162,002 20,141 -83.92 -89.96 New Zealand 91,227 957 127,111 1,510 -28.23 -36.62 Pakistan 1,016,414 973,806 1,100,986 909,892 -7.68 7.02 Poland 149,088 163,212 87,042 169,717 71.28 -3.83 Portugal 17,403 1,386 17,029 15,095 2.20 -90.82 Seychelles 32,311 16,604 -100.00 -100.00 Singapore 8,655 170 253,539 208,656 -96.59 -99.92 Spain 285,920 267,811 260,163 207,138 9.90 29.29 Sri Lanka 909,407 557,256 474,246 309,096 91.76 80.29 Sweden 15,841 3,906 6,558 211 141.55 1751.18 Switzerland 104,092 14,314 122,718 25,846 -15.18 -44.62 Taiwan 3,708,592 1,774,451 4,162,801 2,083,508 -10.91 -14.83 Thailand 674,450 463,524 800,652 674,113 -15.76 -31.24 Turkey 322,502 232,783 144,440 123,943 123.28 87.81 UAE 90,207 64 58,800 42 53.41 52.38 United Kingdom 195,199 50,101 111,412 14,885 75.20 236.59 Vietnam 1,900,655 771,678 946,551 691,854 100.80 11.54 30.63

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U.S. EXPORTS

STATS

0502100000 Pigs, Hogs, Boars Bristles & Hair & Waste Thereof (kg) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Chile 9,196 450 El Salvador 5,400 768 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 97,723 10,930 Singapore 43,495 4,865 -100.00 -100.00 Trinidad/Tobago 131,015 18,540 World Total

237,934

29,920

48,895

5,633

386.62 431.16

050290000 Badger Hair & Other Brushmaking Hair, Waste Therof (kg) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 41,676 2,380 Denmark 5,000 118 Germany 29,735 2,557 Mexico 3,309 255 -100.00 -100.00 Thailand 24,400 1,393 -100.00 -100.00 Trinidad/Tobago 302,983 45,458 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

76,411

5,055

330,692

47,106 -76.89 -89.27

4417000000 Tools/tool & Broom Bodies Etc Shoe Last/trees Wood (x) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Aruba 3,658 2 Australia 142,239 20,568 33,792 14,364 320.93 43.19 Austria 4,967 40 -100.00 -100.00 Barbados 2,556 171 Belgium 6,457 48 -100.00 -100.00 Belize 5,887 85 Brazil 172,676 10,397 135,674 7,933 27.27 31.06 Canada 1,349,227 62,258 1,110,855 50,768 21.46 22.63 Chile 10,915 357 China 71,501 385 75,250 2,595 -4.98 -85.16 Colombia 7,140 160 Costa Rica 120,287 10,067 122,447 20,159 -1.76 -50.06 Dominican Rep. 6,550 31 -100.00 -100.00 El Salvador 9,774 1,246 -100.00 -100.00 Fiji 4,760 50 -100.00 -100.00 Finland 13,753 46 France 2,640 19 -100.00 -100.00 Germany 203,835 1,582 24,919 857 717.99 84.60 Guatemala 4,523 210 -100.00 -100.00 Haiti 3,156 146 Honduras 3,747 3 6,185 1,784 -39.42 -99.83 Iraq 131,165 3,528 104,590 4,522 25.41 -21.98 Ireland 9,567 628 Italy 45,000 1,338 Japan 43,369 1,705 33,140 1,550 30.87 10.00 Korea, South 83,638 3,346 20,657 376 304.89 789.89 Lithuania 9,183 66 -100.00 -100.00 Malaysia 5,402 250 Mexico 4,259,822 1,252,557 4,593,675 1,257,491 -7.27 -0.39 Netherlands 35,942 977 22,878 1,323 57.10 -26.15 New Zealand 12,501 161 88,188 5,999 -85.82 -97.32 Norway 26,556 145 Panama 60,819 18,090 -100.00 -100.00 Philippines 11,099 514 5,747 741 93.13 -30.63 Poland 7,397 68 -100.00 -100.00 Portugal 5,730 38 Russia 90,399 18,086 30,722 262 194.25 6803.05 Saudi Arabia 35,693 751 Singapore 4,813 4 -100.00 -100.00 Spain 2,501 1 10,015 18 -75.03 -94.44 Sri Lanka 7,860 40 St Lucia 31,289 4,708 Trinidad/Tobago 10,407 3,786 UAE 153,300 4,278 -100.00 -100.00 United Kingdom 40,059 450 19,258 607 108.01 -25.86 Venezuela 5,279 372 Vietnam 2,716 468 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

7,003,855 1,399,608 6,715,891 1,395,967 4.29 0.26

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9603100000 Brooms & Brushes, Of Twigs/oth Veg Mat Bound (doz) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Australia 6,922 73 13,812 314 -49.88 -76.75 Bahamas 28,667 96 23,262 77 23.24 24.68 Bermuda 5,842 130 Canada 707,589 19,933 607,562 17,765 16.46 12.20 Chile 76,509 1,994 6,580 200 1062.75 897.00 China 4,532 76 -100.00 -100.00 Costa Rica 23,209 387 Czech Republic 7,203 55 2,681 37 168.67 48.65 Dominican Rep. 4,282 402 -100.00 -100.00 France 15,704 276 Haiti 31,798 87 -100.00 -100.00 Honduras 4,644 4 43,573 1,048 -89.34 -99.62 Hong Kong 22,706 297 -100.00 -100.00 Iceland 2,790 10 -100.00 -100.00 India 218,566 6,630 Ireland 3,349 102 Japan 2,790 276 -100.00 -100.00 Jordan 2,900 88 30,000 910 -90.33 -90.33 Korea, South 91,407 665 15,252 493 499.31 34.89 Kuwait 3,669 10 -100.00 -100.00 Luxembourg 7,838 238 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 65,947 2,083 118,716 6,110 -44.45 -65.91 Netherlands 68,163 1,049 8,999 141 657.45 643.97 Norway 3,996 37 Oman 3,380 103 Panama 3,819 32 3,094 85 23.43 -62.35 Peru 27,672 660 -100.00 -100.00 Philippines 5,341 14 Poland 9,033 86 -100.00 -100.00 Saudi Arabia 20,439 480 -100.00 -100.00 Singapore 5,173 10 -100.00 -100.00 Slovenia 5,710 16 -100.00 -100.00 Spain 9,625 264 -100.00 -100.00 St Kitts/Nevis 2,628 100 St Lucia 4,564 400 St Vin./Grenadines 2,605 82 -100.00 -100.00 Sweden 7,049 214 4,260 129 65.47 65.89 Switzerland 12,815 43 Thailand 2,721 26 -100.00 -100.00 Trinidad/Tobago 12,994 352 22,392 850 -41.97 -58.59 Turkey 43,726 1,326 -100.00 -100.00 UAE 3,301 35 United Kingdom 19,257 229 89,366 1,494 -78.45 -84.67 World Total

1,405,765 35,124 1,196,658 33,999 17.47 3.31


9603210000 Tooth Brushes, Incl Dental-plate Brushes (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Antigua/Barbuda 3,513 2,300 Argentina 516,043 1,378,179 664,221 2,595,492 -22.31 -46.90 Aruba 3,223 780 -100.00 -100.00 Australia 45,824 16,627 32,592 2,471 40.60 572.89 Austria 29,447 6,524 Bahamas 11,925 259 4,384 220 172.01 17.73 Barbados 23,638 18,625 24,604 27,864 -3.93 -33.16 Belgium 288,439 1,292,623 679,340 3,253,660 -57.54 -60.27 Belize 57,868 52,807 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 261,397 865,784 593,714 1,823,204 -55.97 -52.51 Canada 10,989,207 6,307,401 19,055,889 17,277,274 -42.33 -63.49 Cayman Islands 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 0.00 0.00 Chile 15,034 3,288 16,687 2,030 -9.91 61.97 China 2,280,929 3,556,950 2,828,968 4,633,296 -19.37 -23.23 Colombia 103,362 1,163,436 116,290 256,056 -11.12 354.37 Costa Rica 80,167 10,608 37,692 8,344 112.69 27.13 Curacao 69,612 13,017 35,111 54,840 98.26 -76.26 Czech Republic 8,285 10,016 Dominican Rep. 22,847 2,850 127,704 105,341 -82.11 -97.29 Ecuador 34,020 1,438 113,172 393,216 -69.94 -99.63 El Salvador 34,975 2,808 7,975 1,170 338.56 140.00 Finland 26,899 44,096 11,181 4,225 140.58 943.69 France 20,533 4,130 8,706 135 135.85 2959.26 Germany 1,247,919 5,445,567 806,593 3,354,083 54.71 62.36 Grenada 2,512 1,224 -100.00 -100.00 Guatemala 13,224 1,542 66,615 13,895 -80.15 -88.90 Guyana 55,350 17,696 39,875 11,090 38.81 59.57 Haiti 11,670 3,581 7,155 161 63.10 2124.22 Honduras 6,461 1,584 20,372 2,210 -68.28 -28.33 Hong Kong 485,539 517,316 2,281,610 1,811,191 -78.72 -71.44 Hungary 5,788 2,160 -100.00 -100.00 India 72,559 5,022 805,767 1,500,203 -91.00 -99.67 Indonesia 69,500 103,341 6,510 4,200 967.59 2360.50 Ireland 143,063 9,773 121,436 410,438 17.81 -97.62 Italy 7,412 9,020 19,349 648 -61.69 1291.98 Jamaica 70,097 12,905 27,122 27,688 158.45 -53.39 Japan 168,418 251,962 405,949 160,210 -58.51 57.27 Korea, South 326,929 168,641 591,146 1,898,609 -44.70 -91.12 Kuwait 9,726 7,048 9,101 1,724 6.87 308.82 Latvia 7,873 1,350 3,411 601 130.81 124.63 Lithuania 14,910 915 -100.00 -100.00 Malaysia 13,044 180 9,850 371 32.43 -51.48 Maldives 8,064 126 Mexico 2,496,043 5,362,081 2,987,096 7,218,378 -16.44 -25.72 Netherlands 94,119 18,394 115,935 62,170 -18.82 -70.41 New Zealand 9,023 19,833 15,772 451 -42.79 4297.56 Nicaragua 2,663 226 -100.00 -100.00 Panama 178,708 100,268 207,018 54,023 -13.68 85.60 Peru 27,129 9,370 -100.00 -100.00 Philippines 33,899 1,797 39,340 1,250 -13.83 43.76 Poland 1,053,865 2,400,810 1,428,666 2,088,696 -26.23 14.94 Qatar 18,062 2,354 -100.00 -100.00 Romania 2,748 1,920 Russia 3,523 1,536 3,825 33 -7.90 4554.55 Saudi Arabia 242,832 7,084 3,520 219 6798.64 3134.70 Singapore 7,273 1,932 6,199 2,016 17.33 -4.17 South Africa 5,428 4,018 13,863 3,187 -60.85 26.07 Spain 32,377 8,700 6,200 440 422.21 1877.27 St Lucia 8,449 190 -100.00 -100.00 St Vin./Grenadines 2,578 47 -100.00 -100.00 Suriname 2,928 72 26,062 14,805 -88.77 -99.51 Sweden 19,442 22,032 Switzerland 5,672 1,090 148,631 607,176 -96.18 -99.82 Taiwan 8,907 4,944 44,830 19,336 -80.13 -74.43 Thailand 26,302 104,720 9,854 20,780 166.92 403.95 Trinidad/Tobago 149,168 4,429 242,382 448,840 -38.46 -99.01 UAE 19,077 7,680 United Kingdom 119,185 18,684 135,232 74,676 -11.87 -74.98 Uruguay 91,410 8,632 62,664 6,074 45.87 42.11 Vietnam 6,984 210 World Total

9603290000 Shaving Brushes, Hairbrushes, Etc For Person (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Argentina 19,021 75,960 107,943 157,358 -82.38 -51.73 Australia 124,470 33,913 96,528 34,905 28.95 -2.84 Belgium 80,630 9,880 388,559 60,685 -79.25 -83.72 Belize 4,473 60 -100.00 -100.00 Bermuda 5,509 42 Brazil 114,657 285,656 239,659 587,975 -52.16 -51.42 Canada 2,153,088 1,268,337 3,095,619 1,593,113 -30.45 -20.39 Chile 26,757 18,432 24,457 10,150 9.40 81.60 China 229,344 49,066 -100.00 -100.00 Colombia 83,945 331,260 89,737 267,696 -6.45 23.74 Costa Rica 15,385 3,252 Czech Republic 6,729 2,124 37,127 5,757 -81.88 -63.11 Dominican Rep. 26,056 19,718 82,983 16,945 -68.60 16.36 Ecuador 6,967 1,741 France 24,396 2,380 63,611 21,131 -61.65 -88.74 French Polynesia 7,875 7,500 -100.00 -100.00 Germany 77,252 35,052 146,296 67,742 -47.19 -48.26 Grenada 18,550 2,028 -100.00 -100.00 Guatemala 59,908 8,629 -100.00 -100.00 Honduras 3,780 6,048 10,243 2,321 -63.10 160.58 Hong Kong 111,004 17,960 109,862 12,421 1.04 44.59 India 7,598 831 Israel 18,248 1,520 -100.00 -100.00 Italy 14,833 1,622 8,615 8,546 72.18 -81.02 Japan 177,858 93,272 167,985 41,207 5.88 126.35 Korea, South 128,148 21,748 25,569 1,120 401.19 1841.79 Kuwait 26,568 1,108 3,872 1,900 586.16 -41.68 Lithuania 4,520 2,304 -100.00 -100.00 Malaysia 13,871 1,920 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 1,539,295 2,675,867 1,870,735 2,501,771 -17.72 6.96 Mozambique 2,527 2,808 Netherlands 172,853 117,606 29,472 5,740 486.50 1948.89 New Zealand 3,931 2,016 21,521 10,908 -81.73 -81.52 Nicaragua 6,961 2,916 11,391 5,028 -38.89 -42.00 Nigeria 2,981 3,312 Norway 2,823 1,164 8,897 928 -68.27 25.43 Panama 27,748 19,606 46,196 43,652 -39.93 -55.09 Paraguay 2,539 278 Peru 32,156 20,040 23,239 5,237 38.37 282.66 Philippines 11,880 1,299 -100.00 -100.00 Poland 116,420 21,388 70,828 7,745 64.37 176.15 Russia 3,166 5,760 9,097 11,096 -65.20 -48.09 Saudi Arabia 2,658 1,332 67,685 36,860 -96.07 -96.39 Serbia 8,099 4,248 2,839 1,584 185.28 168.18 Singapore 23,888 74,748 2,590 2,740 822.32 2628.03 Sint Maarten 3,214 1,968 South Africa 21,948 12,612 119,785 49,841 -81.68 -74.70 Spain 15,118 7,920 -100.00 -100.00 Sweden 2,906 288 -100.00 -100.00 Taiwan 162,857 15,008 205,287 19,160 -20.67 -21.67 Thailand 37,729 13,896 32,951 14,078 14.50 -1.29 Trinidad/Tobago 26,187 7,775 119,184 111,080 -78.03 -93.00 Tunisia 4,276 12,312 -100.00 -100.00 Turkey 6,090 500 11,160 775 -45.43 -35.48 UAE 49,325 6,198 90,404 21,302 -45.44 -70.90 United Kingdom 198,774 62,335 450,430 172,751 -55.87 -63.92 Uruguay 8,926 3,768 11,582 4,919 -22.93 -23.40 Venezuela 312,439 29,970 World Total

6,010,185 5,337,455 8,294,907 6,013,013 -27.54 -11.23

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9603300000 Artists Brushes, & Similar Brushes For Cosemtics (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Antigua/Barbuda 7,096 1 -100.00 -100.00 Argentina 51,892 23,881 42,095 2,965 23.27 705.43 Australia 728,160 95,754 1,008,727 130,594 -27.81 -26.68 Bahamas 3,225 15 Barbados 3,882 2,616 7,398 7,000 -47.53 -62.63 Belgium 282,748 58,140 888,318 396,480 -68.17 -85.34 Bermuda 9,135 100 -100.00 -100.00 Bolivia 23,192 1,633 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 425,806 280,483 402,219 133,255 5.86 110.49 Canada 4,756,064 1,689,464 5,547,441 2,171,804 -14.27 -22.21 Chile 68,465 6,744 60,666 18,383 12.86 -63.31 China 267,669 31,650 612,333 60,466 -56.29 -47.66 Colombia 50,893 36,027 166,687 33,357 -69.47 8.00 Costa Rica 21,581 1,520 -100.00 -100.00 Cote d’Ivoire 16,790 1,182 Czech Republic 37,703 13,047 168,776 53,018 -77.66 -75.39 Denmark 2,895 408 -100.00 -100.00 Dominican Rep. 5,040 1 Ecuador 12,259 9,948 6,376 2,016 92.27 393.45 El Salvador 27,349 8,669 7,187 2,776 280.53 212.28 Estonia 5,389 1,110 2,951 582 82.62 90.72 Finland 7,670 1,360 13,288 1,670 -42.28 -18.56 France 407,127 47,599 544,142 103,927 -25.18 -54.20 Georgia 126,728 15,172 Germany 330,865 106,956 370,506 114,599 -10.70 -6.67 Guatemala 30,923 8,089 Haiti 3,529 667 -100.00 -100.00 Honduras 33,876 4,996 60,837 9,874 -44.32 -49.40 Hong Kong 36,880 999 89,116 24,324 -58.62 -95.89 India 149,787 27,950 91,907 10,791 62.98 159.01 Indonesia 37,269 2,539 -100.00 -100.00 Ireland 17,898 229 4,654 345 284.57 -33.62 Israel 26,403 6,294 65,577 7,890 -59.74 -20.23 Italy 6,881 52 6,207 1,361 10.86 -96.18 Jamaica 5,261 240 -100.00 -100.00 Japan 113,386 17,510 111,789 8,891 1.43 96.94 Jordan 31,515 2,219 -100.00 -100.00 Kazakhstan 9,578 4,616 Kenya 7,728 5,600 -100.00 -100.00 Korea, South 120,470 3,851 252,602 23,137 -52.31 -83.36 Kuwait 38,811 11,121 1,132,457 39,946 -96.57 -72.16 Kyrgyzstan 18,269 60 17,474 13 4.55 361.54 Lithuania 2,592 1 3,393 1,300 -23.61 -99.92 Malaysia 281,535 87,662 100,321 12,156 180.63 621.14 Mexico 1,275,791 407,989 1,523,977 312,660 -16.29 30.49 Netherlands 128,628 14,241 205,450 64,838 -37.39 -78.04 New Zealand 17,767 13,464 21,550 12,354 -17.55 8.98 Nicaragua 17,604 6,528 -100.00 -100.00 Norway 20,940 1,413 8,078 497 159.22 184.31 Oman 15,309 3,520 Panama 10,998 7,833 33,756 11,205 -67.42 -30.09 Peru 6,581 2,997 Philippines 8,754 1,712 16,511 1,200 -46.98 42.67 Poland 27,467 17,582 39,438 16,437 -30.35 6.97 Qatar 8,028 2,552 17,352 1,355 -53.73 88.34 Russia 44,326 31,703 35,242 15,381 25.78 106.12 Saudi Arabia 59,374 16,880 177,494 9,415 -66.55 79.29 Serbia 8,287 4,176 12,676 8,892 -34.62 -53.04 Singapore 81,463 10,168 187,226 26,074 -56.49 -61.00 Slovakia 7,977 2 -100.00 -100.00 Slovenia 3,168 600 4,928 800 -35.71 -25.00 South Africa 4,824 1,940 121,872 50,654 -96.04 -96.17 Spain 84,238 35,615 105,087 41,392 -19.84 -13.96 Suriname 3,731 1,908 -100.00 -100.00 Sweden 89,209 16,409 98,158 8,694 -9.12 88.74 Switzerland 12,569 260 4,303 303 192.10 -14.19 Taiwan 16,903 1,342 113,089 5,813 -85.05 -76.91 Thailand 72,752 2,265 70,236 4,551 3.58 -50.23 Trinidad/Tobago 6,013 663 14,534 6,480 -58.63 -89.77 Tunisia 2,945 207 -100.00 -100.00 Turkey 275,381 17,128 -100.00 -100.00 Ukraine 6,264 5,652 17,348 2,464 -63.89 129.38 UAE 210,348 34,726 375,524 70,564 -43.99 -50.79 United Kingdom 1,576,323 194,277 1,982,905 193,519 -20.50 0.39 Uruguay 4,500 50 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

12,299,337 3,433,227 17,433,517 4,279,212 -29.45 -19.77

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9603402000 Paint Rollers (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Antigua/Barbuda 9,718 18 -100.00 -100.00 Australia 55,766 2,596 Bahamas 3,593 15 Belgium 2,872 3,120 -100.00 -100.00 Bermuda 4,203 1,572 3,095 1,064 35.80 47.74 Brazil 8,208 3,600 29,618 13,507 -72.29 -73.35 British Virgin Isl. 2,807 1,744 Canada 604,025 194,694 508,923 170,767 18.69 14.01 Cayman Islands 6,929 2,419 Chile 2,551 490 China 10,800 120 -100.00 -100.00 Costa Rica 8,633 654 Denmark 27,560 9,600 23,400 8,000 17.78 20.00 Dominica 7,607 1,836 Dominican Rep. 217,254 16,761 53,500 5,471 306.08 206.36 Ecuador 3,668 278 -100.00 -100.00 El Salvador 39,635 5,700 Fiji 16,157 5,700 15,436 7,986 4.67 -28.63 France 7,224 300 19,422 2,325 -62.81 -87.10 Germany 21,137 6,055 14,126 2,665 49.63 127.20 Grenada 4,099 2,393 Guatemala 16,924 2,080 Guyana 4,955 2,782 -100.00 -100.00 Honduras 18,343 7,089 3,923 2,126 367.58 233.44 Hong Kong 3,015 228 -100.00 -100.00 India 68,180 7,099 36,894 7,962 84.80 -10.84 Ireland 37,583 9,298 148,495 13,996 -74.69 -33.57 Israel 5,644 15 7,252 2,542 -22.17 -99.41 Jamaica 15,965 7,018 -100.00 -100.00 Japan 8,181 620 13,616 4,470 -39.92 -86.13 Korea, South 31,236 7,060 19,602 219 59.35 3123.74 Lithuania 6,693 1,440 Malaysia 7,685 1,600 15,208 2,829 -49.47 -43.44 Mexico 352,637 222,037 153,638 74,164 129.52 199.39 Netherlands 4,691 539 -100.00 -100.00 New Zealand 37,932 17,660 10,824 2,806 250.44 529.37 Panama 3,911 2,556 12,801 4,072 -69.45 -37.23 Saudi Arabia 12,300 12,928 South Africa 3,551 750 85,845 117,596 -95.86 -99.36 Spain 10,483 576 St Lucia 2,869 1,771 Sweden 3,256 2,200 -100.00 -100.00 Thailand 8,390 68 8,316 66 0.89 3.03 Trinidad/Tobago 8,640 1,000 12,268 6,745 -29.57 -85.17 United Kingdom 94,813 41,141 77,516 24,637 22.31 66.99 World Total

1,773,383 592,917 1,332,658 492,318 33.07 20.43

Country

9603404020 Paint Pads (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

World Total

35,198

Argentina 5,461 1,308 -100.00 -100.00 Australia 4,824 1,367 Belize 2,757 40 Cayman Islands 2,718 732 3,232 134 -15.90 446.27 Colombia 6,238 1,768 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 11,924 2,277 New Zealand 2,775 4 Qatar 5,100 1,445 -100.00 -100.00 Thailand 10,200 2,890 United Kingdom 45,253 7,726 -100.00 -100.00 7,310

65,284

12,381 -46.08 -40.96


9603404050 Paint,distempr,varnish Or Similr Brushes,ex 960330 (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Angola 12,712 1,926 33,094 1,432 -61.59 34.50 AAngola 12,712 1,926 -100.00 -100.00 Antigua/Barbuda 6,738 3,228 -100.00 -100.00 Aruba 3,610 156 -100.00 -100.00 Australia 18,063 2,576 46,911 9,204 -61.50 -72.01 Bahamas 16,319 904 -100.00 -100.00 Barbados 6,081 516 -100.00 -100.00 Bermuda 9,502 3,600 Brazil 4,752 206 British Virgin Isl. 2,502 108 -100.00 -100.00 Canada 2,206,136 265,458 1,757,945 252,165 25.50 5.27 Cayman Islands 6,399 33 14,004 3,645 -54.31 -99.09 Chile 3,960 171 China 91,882 6,709 259,062 11,215 -64.53 -40.18 Colombia 7,289 1,040 -100.00 -100.00 Costa Rica 2,541 250 Czech Republic 13,850 1,012 7,567 1,300 83.03 -22.15 Dominica 83,279 3,057 Dominican Rep. 41,369 1,509 Ecuador 3,600 156 5,803 251 -37.96 -37.85 El Salvador 17,010 1,009 Equatorial Guinea 4,392 400 -100.00 -100.00 Fiji 10,957 474 10,539 456 3.97 3.95 Finland 9,915 143 2,935 5 237.82 2760.00 France 51,571 7,497 16,400 1,532 214.46 389.36 Germany 29,614 3,138 36,608 1,015 -19.11 209.16 Ghana 4,000 68 3,000 130 33.33 -47.69 Greece 6,744 292 Grenada 4,224 1,900 -100.00 -100.00 Guatemala 51,916 2,647 -100.00 -100.00 Guyana 3,928 1,856 -100.00 -100.00 Haiti 5,926 257 -100.00 -100.00 Honduras 14,014 8,495 -100.00 -100.00 Hong Kong 250,000 834 2,610 113 9478.54 638.05 India 2,788 350 Ireland 84,368 5,372 36,997 5,692 128.04 -5.62 Israel 14,436 2,364 -100.00 -100.00 Italy 2,620 500 12,619 5,796 -79.24 -91.37 Jamaica 16,880 1,559 -100.00 -100.00 Japan 10,476 922 21,593 6,531 -51.48 -85.88 Korea, South 207,787 13,601 354,796 15,871 -41.43 -14.30 Malaysia 2,785 1,500 Mexico 146,258 17,443 151,710 18,945 -3.59 -7.93 Netherlands 78,834 14,392 106,569 18,953 -26.03 -24.06 New Zealand 17,534 5,085 30,004 8,478 -41.56 -40.02 Panama 16,272 5,359 143,871 13,238 -88.69 -59.52 Peru 2,618 76 Poland 63,000 12,000 -100.00 -100.00 Russia 45,866 830 -100.00 -100.00 Saudi Arabia 6,270 2,750 2,897 1,311 116.43 109.76 Singapore 3,732 465 19,826 1,260 -81.18 -63.10 Slovakia 3,390 600 Slovenia 8,565 1,500 Spain 6,244 1,180 3,171 137 96.91 761.31 St Vin./Grenadines 3,384 146 -100.00 -100.00 Thailand 20,178 1,426 Trinidad/Tobago 63,026 19,591 69,650 30,397 -9.51 -35.55 Turks & Caicos 4,088 70 -100.00 -100.00 UAE 6,637 14 -100.00 -100.00 United Kingdom 542,146 110,585 347,445 76,320 56.04 44.90 Vietnam 136,078 5,891 World Total

4,227,113 506,780 3,758,474 524,376 12.47 -3.36

9603500000 Othr Brushes,as Parts Of Machines,appliance,vehicl (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Angola 17,545 248 -100.00 -100.00 Argentina 6,012 912 23,500 372 -74.42 145.16 Aruba 5,620 1,556 -100.00 -100.00 Australia 315,183 16,482 214,350 3,739 47.04 340.81 Austria 11,042 15 49,644 873 -77.76 -98.28 Azerbaijan 7,845 200 Bahrain 3,331 19 -100.00 -100.00 Barbados 4,776 63 Belgium 447,854 10,573 216,939 4,094 106.44 158.26 Bolivia 3,518 400 4,897 6 -28.16 6566.67 Brazil 122,438 10,135 79,555 16,987 53.90 -40.34 Canada 8,694,138 447,347 8,768,169 454,075 -0.84 -1.48 Cayman Islands 15,632 33 -100.00 -100.00 Chile 35,767 11,801 37,140 2,756 -3.70 328.19 China 1,246,058 241,950 521,691 88,097 138.85 174.64 Colombia 92,280 8,570 173,584 21,642 -46.84 -60.40 Costa Rica 6,747 124 21,613 3,093 -68.78 -95.99 Czech Republic 19,758 213 25,352 1,056 -22.07 -79.83 Denmark 12,059 6,114 155,673 2,745 -92.25 122.73 Dominican Rep. 6,350 12 36,920 12,475 -82.80 -99.90 Ecuador 11,319 50 47,657 2,642 -76.25 -98.11 Egypt 23,410 75 -100.00 -100.00 El Salvador 32,437 809 22,702 1,026 42.88 -21.15 Finland 15,045 737 127,912 13,962 -88.24 -94.72 France 238,633 151,751 156,889 78,359 52.10 93.66 Germany 2,973,722 1,255,651 2,130,142 710,867 39.60 76.64 Ghana 27,947 300 Guatemala 3,439 1 15,634 17 -78.00 -94.12 Honduras 26,381 667 Hong Kong 133,484 279,489 79,283 94,233 68.36 196.59 India 68,666 39,552 107,860 8,165 -36.34 384.41 Indonesia 39,980 1,053 126,461 8,965 -68.39 -88.25 Ireland 87,683 1,064 43,674 1,310 100.77 -18.78 Israel 215,689 1,193 255,548 10,283 -15.60 -88.40 Italy 79,675 10,722 90,954 9,436 -12.40 13.63 Japan 725,812 167,089 902,216 179,426 -19.55 -6.88 Kazakhstan 56,800 2,941 -100.00 -100.00 Korea, South 1,777,807 151,784 1,751,061 109,928 1.53 38.08 Kuwait 57,066 832 23,100 86 147.04 867.44 Latvia 4,422 2 Lithuania 3,610 7 -100.00 -100.00 Luxembourg 2,570 1 Macau 3,880 24 -100.00 -100.00 Malaysia 238,021 52,050 297,877 8,849 -20.09 488.20 Malta 21,224 2,800 34,362 4,047 -38.23 -30.81 Mexico 4,275,557 2,518,443 4,812,309 1,412,015 -11.15 78.36 Morocco 3,818 20 Netherlands 219,029 16,161 67,394 1,147 225.00 1308.98 New Zealand 23,510 88 23,511 83 0.00 6.02 Nicaragua 3,063 12 -100.00 -100.00 Norway 2,823 186 30,112 3,106 -90.63 -94.01 Oman 2,826 4 9,580 1,112 -70.50 -99.64 Pakistan 4,743 1 Panama 52,952 14,574 50,385 12,409 5.09 17.45 Paraguay 9,702 6 -100.00 -100.00 Peru 27,906 101 15,421 1,225 80.96 -91.76 Philippines 5,901 53 -100.00 -100.00 Poland 85,983 36,782 108,354 11,328 -20.65 224.70 Portugal 8,667 1,700 -100.00 -100.00 Qatar 5,520 1,000 53,644 391 -89.71 155.75 Romania 6,320 40 Russia 37,534 314 2,602 40 1342.51 685.00 Saudi Arabia 86,775 24,349 51,489 1,457 68.53 1571.17 Singapore 917,331 38,177 983,508 21,912 -6.73 74.23 Slovenia 122,200 368,308 124,227 337,803 -1.63 9.03 South Africa 39,999 2,852 51,213 5,443 -21.90 -47.60 Spain 94,349 447 77,967 4,556 21.01 -90.19 Suriname 24,373 1,262 Sweden 33,288 1,454 96,789 6,888 -65.61 -78.89 Switzerland 11,559 12 25,586 87 -54.82 -86.21 Taiwan 1,370,095 14,618 1,236,600 14,680 10.80 -0.42 Thailand 99,175 84,910 55,787 96,745 77.77 -12.23 Trinidad/Tobago 13,929 1,408 5,955 1,106 133.90 27.31 Turkey 11,785 250 13,953 75 -15.54 233.33 UAE 221,631 17,600 271,675 14,072 -18.42 25.07 United Kingdom 312,181 44,347 436,133 38,816 -28.42 14.25 Vietnam 33,779 334 8,567 312 294.29 7.05 Zambia 11,295 585 World Total

25,965,112 6,061,135 25,312,281 3,847,093 2.58 57.55

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9603900000 Hand-operated Mechanical Floor Sweeper Etc, Nesoi (no) March 2021 YTD March 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Afghanistan 3,315 100 16,877 3,351 -80.36 -97.02 Antigua/Barbuda 4,736 120 -100.00 -100.00 Argentina 34,060 1,524 59,220 27,290 -42.49 -94.42 Aruba 34,122 2,475 2,922 100 1067.76 2375.00 Australia 804,501 69,579 528,151 218,060 52.32 -68.09 Austria 7,997 768 -100.00 -100.00 Bahamas 55,727 3,580 44,963 2,202 23.94 62.58 Bahrain 13,052 3,700 3,594 400 263.16 825.00 Barbados 14,884 1,541 10,617 1,870 40.19 -17.59 Belgium 793,167 282,193 567,455 48,943 39.78 476.57 Bermuda 6,000 1 -100.00 -100.00 Bolivia 2,746 228 6,022 375 -54.40 -39.20 Brazil 160,804 33,778 719,693 36,774 -77.66 -8.15 British Virgin Isl. 2,712 1,848 Bulgaria 28,929 74 -100.00 -100.00 Burkina Faso 8,000 7 Canada 15,666,048 3,843,219 19,018,826 3,524,334 -17.63 9.05 Cayman Islands 25,306 1,162 10,678 471 136.99 146.71 Chile 138,588 27,991 124,757 78,519 11.09 -64.35 China 608,184 72,318 235,720 17,878 158.01 304.51 Colombia 56,060 2,987 38,385 11,569 46.05 -74.18 Costa Rica 152,824 31,649 196,026 54,272 -22.04 -41.68 Cyprus 31,938 590 Czech Republic 37,890 16,819 7,555 514 401.52 3172.18 Denmark 137,680 50,007 78,494 23,155 75.40 115.97 Dominican Rep. 66,172 4,545 45,069 3,678 46.82 23.57 Ecuador 15,666 7,196 11,518 1,972 36.01 264.91 Egypt 11,801 74 -100.00 -100.00 El Salvador 16,651 8,021 22,114 15,696 -24.70 -48.90 Estonia 11,944 1,497 9,483 736 25.95 103.40 Finland 44,753 6,425 27,906 5,568 60.37 15.39 France 271,712 22,177 123,759 9,741 119.55 127.67 Georgia 9,732 600 -100.00 -100.00 Germany 857,287 59,306 802,115 237,667 6.88 -75.05 Greece 26,680 6,457 Greenland 3,702 378 Grenada 5,860 1 -100.00 -100.00 Guatemala 37,223 3,087 38,911 567 -4.34 444.44 Guyana 2,986 2 Haiti 2,678 1,728 3,687 731 -27.37 136.39 Honduras 7,599 382 49,115 1,048 -84.53 -63.55 Hong Kong 104,604 9,457 103,372 9,865 1.19 -4.14 Hungary 12,177 1 3,007 427 304.96 -99.77 Iceland 22,170 383 -100.00 -100.00 India 26,676 3,771 56,828 6,463 -53.06 -41.65 Indonesia 13,954 2,437 10,993 2,006 26.94 21.49 Ireland 405,292 26,200 62,546 9,712 547.99 169.77 Israel 35,579 2,330 217,000 10,782 -83.60 -78.39 Italy 114,963 39,865 64,849 7,959 77.28 400.88 Jamaica 3,175 39 17,204 1,542 -81.54 -97.47 Japan 558,567 68,853 650,773 56,282 -14.17 22.34 Jordan 25,433 3,319 19,906 2,923 27.77 13.55 Kazakhstan 3,429 450 3,192 83 7.42 442.17 Kenya 4,024 2 -100.00 -100.00 Korea, South 500,129 700,314 430,407 26,246 16.20 2568.27 Kuwait 38,552 6,440 21,069 2 82.98 321900 Latvia 2,565 21 Madagascar 2,645 198 Malaysia 45,567 17,152 61,957 14,452 -26.45 18.68 Mexico 3,130,709 1,729,555 2,372,008 715,285 31.99 141.80 Moldova 7,995 1 -100.00 -100.00 Monaco 11,583 456 Mongolia 20,285 2,932 -100.00 -100.00 Morocco 16,298 1,000 Netherlands 153,982 35,441 162,402 38,423 -5.18 -7.76 New Zealand 113,908 11,933 22,244 501 412.08 2281.84 Nicaragua 6,078 502 14,127 1,975 -56.98 -74.58 Nigeria 3,105 100 -100.00 -100.00 Norway 56,193 6,380 52,701 4,945 6.63 29.02 Oman 5,512 15 -100.00 -100.00 Panama 124,251 40,291 56,258 5,304 120.86 659.63 Paraguay 3,120 1,200 -100.00 -100.00 Peru 41,848 9,069 84,879 4,887 -50.70 85.57 Philippines 83,438 47,904 316,948 63,039 -73.67 -24.01 Poland 34,649 1,188 16,275 1,345 112.90 -11.67 Portugal 10,870 5 Qatar 4,605 20 33,319 1,539 -86.18 -98.70 Romania 6,761 550 25,740 8,800 -73.73 -93.75 Russia 22,735 7,640 72,807 33,264 -68.77 -77.03 Saudi Arabia 881,609 43,505 354,827 27,137 148.46 60.32 Serbia 6,640 175 Singapore 182,401 321,230 286,642 332,778 -36.37 -3.47 Slovenia 8,220 108 2,695 1,001 205.01 -89.21 Somalia 5,775 385

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South Africa 47,859 7,931 36,078 5,778 32.65 37.26 Spain 50,909 3,854 48,684 2,504 4.57 53.91 St Kitts/Nevis 3,491 145 -100.00 -100.00 St Lucia 3,925 1,920 4,612 509 -14.90 277.21 Sweden 43,663 8,989 68,601 7,434 -36.35 20.92 Switzerland 19,897 3,522 13,306 1,416 49.53 148.73 Taiwan 31,640 3,482 65,689 2,843 -51.83 22.48 Thailand 52,948 7,633 34,153 2,405 55.03 217.38 Trinidad/Tobago 49,240 5,041 31,634 5,703 55.66 -11.61 Tunisia 5,070 600 Turkey 8,757 236 -100.00 -100.00 Turks & Caicos 7,477 842 -100.00 -100.00 Ukraine 24,676 4,761 12,213 3,075 102.05 54.83 UAE 57,132 9,541 181,912 28,400 -68.59 -66.40 United Kingdom 380,816 64,881 567,800 72,501 -32.93 -10.51 Uruguay 2,898 11 2,583 53 12.20 -79.25 Venezuela 76,078 1,821 44,050 754 72.71 141.51 Vietnam 3,888 62 12,625 45 -69.20 37.78 World Total

27,793,160 7,830,729 29,685,538 5,857,362 -6.37 33.69


economic DASHBOARD

UK Manufacturing Leads the Pack

India’s PMI sees a steep drop as COVID-19 strikes the country hard

For the most part, manufacturing showed strength in May as the Eurozone and four additional countries were comfortably above the 60 percent PMI level. UK manufacturers set the pace as the country surged with a 4.7 percent PMI increase to reach a new high of 65.6 percent. On the other hand, India struggled with a COVID-19 resurgence and reversed the UK number and fell by 4.7 percent to a 50.8 percent PMI reading. UNITED KINGDOM: The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing

May PMI was reported at 65.6 percent to set the highest mark for countries/regions tracked by Brushware. Pandemic restrictions eased for the UK and pent-up demand also contributed to the new high for UK manufacturers. Raw materials shortages and disruptions to the supply chain led to a steep increase in purchasing costs which in turn pushed up selling prices. Business sentiment was at a record level.

GERMANY: The IHS Markit Germany Manufacturing PMI slipped to 64.4 percent in May – down for a second straight month from a high of 66.6 in March. The figure indicated

strong growth in factory activity, but supply-chain issues factored into the slight pull back from prior months. Delays in the receipt of inputs hit a new high and that pushed the rate of cost inflation up beyond previous highs for the series. Business optimism remains strong and job creation has increased to tackle anticipated growth. EUROZONE: The IHS Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI moved up for a fourth straight month to hit a new high of 63.1 percent in May. Input costs increased substantially and the rate of inflation reached an unprecedented level. Eurozone employment for manufacturers went up for a fourth straight month and business optimism remained high. ITALY: IHS Markit reported a new series high for Italian

manufacturers with a May PMI reading of 62.3 percent. Output growth, new orders and employment all showed strength as second-quarter demand surged. Supply chain issues were still a problem and inflationary pressure continued to increase. Confidence in the business outlook remained high.

ISM® MANUFACTURING AT A GLANCE (US) MAY 2021 Index Manufacturing PMI® New Orders Production Employment Supplier Deliveries Inventories Customers’ Inventories Prices Backlog of Orders New Export Orders Imports

Series Index MAY

Series Index APR

PCT PT Change Direction

Rate of Change

Trend* (Months)

61.2 60.7 +0.5 Growing Faster 67.0 64.3 +2.7 Growing Faster 58.5 62.5 -4.0 Growing Slower 50.9 55.1 -4.2 Growing Slower 78.8 75.0 +3.8 Slowing Faster 50.8 46.5 +4.3 Growing From Contracting 28.0 28.4 -0.4 Too Low Faster 88.0 89.6 -1.6 Increasing Slower 70.6 68.2 +2.4 Growing Faster 55.4 54.9 +0.5 Growing Faster 54.0 52.2 +1.8 Growing Faster OVERALL ECONOMY Manufacturing Sector

Growing Growing

Faster Faster

12 12 12 6 63 1 56 12 11 11 11 12 12

*Number of months moving in current direction. Source: Institute for Supply Management®, ISM®, PMI®, Report On Business®.

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economic DASHBOARD UNITED STATES: The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®)

reported a May PMI of 61.2 percent for U.S. manufacturers, which represented a half percentage point increase from the April reading. The report says U.S. companies and suppliers continue to struggle to meet increasing levels of demand with record-long lead times, wide-scale shortages of critical basic materials, rising commodities prices and challenges in transporting products continuing to affect all manufacturing segments. Worker absenteeism, short-term shutdowns due to part shortages and difficulties in filling open positions continue to limit manufacturing-growth potential. Optimism was strong though as the report indicated there were 36 positive comments for every cautious comment, compared to an 11-to1 ratio in April. “The manufacturing recovery has transitioned from first addressing demand headwinds, to now overcoming labor obstacles across the entire value chain,” says Timothy R. Fiore, ISM® Manufacturing Business Survey Committee Chair.

CHINA: The Caixin China General Manufacturing PMI registered a five-month high of 52.0 percent for May. The figure indicates a steady recovery for Chinese manufacturers as new orders rose the most since December 2020, while export orders growth also reached a six-month high. Job creation was stagnant even while backlogs of work rose. “Rapidly rising commodity prices began to disrupt the economy as some enterprises began to hoard goods, while some others suffered raw material shortages,” says Wang Zhe, senior economist at Caixin Insight Group. INDIA: IHS Markit reported a manufacturing PMI of 50.8

percent for Indian manufacturers. That represents a 10-month low and a steep drop from the 55.5 percent reading in April. The dropoff is primarily related to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases for the country. Firms saw a slowdown in the growth of input purchasing and employment decreased as a result. Business optimism from Indian manufacturers hit a 10-month low.

ISM® REPORT COMMENTS (U.S.) “(A) lack of qualified candidates to fill both open office and shop positions is having a negative impact on production throughput. Challenges mounting for meeting delivery dates to customers due to material and services shortages and protracted lead times. This situation does not look to improve until possibly the fourth quarter of 2021 or beyond.” Fabricated Metal Products “The continued global supply chain tightness and raw material shortages from the Gulf (winter storms) make it less likely that any business can recover this year. Demand is strong, but what

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good is that if you cannot get the materials needed to produce your finished goods?” Nonmetallic Mineral Products “Seeing a high demand and backlog of orders.” Plastics and Rubber Products “Very busy, but still experiencing labor shortages.” Primary Metals “Supplier performance — deliveries, quality, it’s all suffering. Demand is high, and we are struggling to find employees to help us keep up.” Computer and Electronic Products “Changes in currency exchange rates favorably contributed to our quarterly performance. Continued strong consumer demand for our high-quality products also provided increased sales.” Chemical Products “Ongoing component shortages are driving dual sourcing and longer-term supply plans to be implemented.” Transportation Equipment “Difficulty finding workers at the factory and warehouse level is not only impacting our production, but suppliers’ as well: Spot shortages and delays are common due to an inability to staff lines. Delays at the port continue to strain inventory levels.” Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products Credit: Institute for Supply Management®, ISM®, PMI®, Report On Business®. For more information, visit the ISM® website at www.ismworld.org.

US SECTOR REPORT ISM GROWTH SECTORS (16): Furniture and Related Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Plastics and Rubber Products; Textile Mills; Primary Metals; Computer and Electronic Products; Electrical Equipment; Appliances and Components; Fabricated Metal Products; Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products; Machinery; Chemical Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Transportation Equipment; Wood Products; Paper Products; and Petroleum and Coal Products. ISM CONTRACTION SECTORS (1): Printing and Related Support Activities.


Jun-18

Source data: Markit Economics.

30

Apr-21

30

Feb-21

35

Oct-20

35

Dec-20

40

Aug-20

40

Jun-20

45

Apr-20

45

Feb-20

50

Dec-19

50

Oct-19

55

Jun-19

55

Aug-19

60

Apr-19

60

Feb-19

65

Oct-18

65

Dec-18

36 MONTHS | MOVING AVERAGE: SIX MONTHS 70

Aug-18

UK MANUFACTURING PMI®

Jun-18

Apr-21

Feb-21

Dec-20

Oct-20

Aug-20

Jun-20

Apr-20

Feb-20

Dec-19

Oct-19

Aug-19

Jun-19

Apr-19

Feb-19

Dec-18

Oct-18

Aug-18

May-21

Apr-21

Mar-21

Feb-21

Jan-21

Dec-20

Nov-20

Oct-20

Sep-20

Aug-20

Jul-20

Jun-20

May-20

Apr-20

Mar-20

Feb-20

Jan-20

Dec-19

Nov-19

Oct-19

Sep-19

Aug-19

Jul-19

Jun-19

May-19

Apr-19

Mar-19

Feb-19

Jan-19

Dec-18

Nov-18

Oct-18

Sep-18

Aug-18

Jul-18

Jun-18

70

ISM® US MANUFACTURING PMI

65

36 MONTHS | MOVING AVERAGE: SIX MONTHS

60

55

50

45

40

35

Source data: Institute for Supply Management®, ISM®, PMI®, Report On Business®.

GERMANY MANUFACTURING PMI® 36 MONTHS | MOVING AVERAGE: SIX MONTHS 70

Source data: Markit Economics.

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economic DASHBOARD

EURO AREA MANUFACTURING PMI®

36 MONTHS | MOVING AVERAGE: SIX MONTHS

CHINA PMI® (MANUFACTURING) 60

36 MONTHS | MOVING AVERAGE: SIX MONTHS

65

55 60

55

50

50

45

45

40

40 35

Source data: Markit Economics.

ITALY PMI® (MANUFACTURING)

36 MONTHS | MOVING AVERAGE: SIX MONTHS 65

Apr-21

Feb-21

Oct-20

Dec-20

Jun-20

Aug-20

Apr-20

Feb-20

Oct-19

Dec-19

Jun-19

Source data: Caixin Manufacturing PMI

INDIA PMI® (MANUFACTURING)

36 MONTHS | MOVING AVERAGE: SIX MONTHS 60

60

55

55

50

50

45

45

Aug-19

Apr-19

Feb-19

Oct-18

Dec-18

Jun-18

35 Aug-18

Apr-21

Feb-21

Oct-20

Dec-20

Jun-20

Aug-20

Apr-20

Feb-20

Oct-19

Dec-19

Jun-19

Aug-19

Apr-19

Feb-19

Oct-18

Dec-18

Jun-18

Aug-18

30

40

40

35

35

30

Source data: Markit Economics.

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Apr-21

Feb-21

Oct-20

Dec-20

Aug-20

Jun-20

Apr-20

Feb-20

Oct-19

Dec-19

Aug-19

Jun-19

Apr-19

Feb-19

Dec-18

Oct-18

Jun-18

25 Aug-18

Apr-21

Feb-21

Oct-20

Dec-20

Aug-20

Jun-20

Apr-20

Feb-20

Oct-19

Dec-19

Jun-19

Aug-19

Apr-19

Feb-19

Oct-18

Dec-18

Jun-18

Aug-18

30

Source data: Markit Economics.


industry EVENTS

2021 October 21-23, 2021

National Hardware Show | Las Vegas, Nevada

The National Hardware Show will return for its 75th edition to the Las Vegas Convention Center. We look forward to connecting with the industry face-to-face again, highlighting new products, leading industry connections, new safety protocols, and so much more.

www.nationalhardwareshow.com October 26-27, 2021

Interwire | Atlanta, Georgia

INTERWIRE will bring you back to the future of wire making with an Industry 4.0 theme. Automation, AI, robotics, data analytics, and machine learning affect the way wire is made and how well companies compete on the world stage. Ready or not, change has arrived.

www.interwire21.com

November 15-18, 2021

ISSA Show North America | Las Vegas, Nevada

Join us in 2021 as we continue to change the way the world views cleaning in the newly expanded Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall.

www.issashow.com

November 23-24, 2021

National Painting/Decorating Show | Coventry, UK

The National Painting and Decorating Show is the industry’s biggest annual UK event held at Ricoh Arena. If you use, sell, stock or specify P&D products, the exhibition is one you can’t afford to miss.

May 25-27, 2022 (NEW DATES)

India Brush Expo | Mumbai, India

India’s first B2B exhibition for brush making machinery and finished brushes. The first edition of this show will held at the CIDCO Exhibition & Convention Centre in Mumbai.

www.indiabrushexpo.com

September 12-17, 2022

International Manufacturing Technology Show Chicago, Illinois

The premier manufacturing technology show in North America, IMTS 2022 will raise expectations of what challenges manufacturing can address. Experience the power of new equipment, software, and products to move your business forward. Discover the effectiveness of transformative technologies. Connect with industry experts and peers to partner on new initiatives.

www.imts.com

September 21-24, 2022

62nd FEIBP Annual Congress | Prague, Czech Republic

The Annual Congress of the European Brushware Federation is a great opportunity to meet fellow manufacturers, contact suppliers and receive up-to-date information on the brush industry in Europe.

www.eurobrush.com

2023

March 22-25, 2023

www.paintshow.co.uk

ABMA Annual Convention |San Diego, California

December 5-7, 2021

www.abma.org/abma-annual-convention

CIBRUSH 2021 | Shanghai, China

2021 China (Shanghai) International Brush Industry Exhibition (CIBRUSH) is a professional brush industry exhibition platform covering both brush making and finished brushes. CIBRUSH keeps up with the times, focuses on specialization, market orientation, global perspective, providing the global brush industry with the opportunities to meet, network, do business, share ideas and shape the future of the Chinese brush market.

www.cibrush.com

2022

The American Brush Manufacturer Association’s 2023 Annual Convention is planned for San Diego, California.

2024

May 24-26, 2024

Interbrush 2024 | Freiburg, Germany

The world’s leading trade fair for machines, materials and accessories for the broom, brush, paint roller and mop industry. The 2016 trade fair drew in 7,500 visitors from 90 countries with more than 200 exhibitors.

www.interbrush.de

March 5-8, 2022

The Inspired Home Show | Chicago, Illinois

The world’s leading home + housewares show formerly known as the international home + housewares show.

www.theinspiredhomeshow.com March 2-5, 2022

ABMA Annual Convention | Bonita Springs, Florida The American Brush Manufacturer Association’s 2022 Annual Convention.

www.abma.org/abma-annual-convention

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advertiser INDEX

ABMA.................................................................... 47 www.abma.org ArroWorthy............................................................ 52 www.arroworthy.com Bizzotto Giovanni Automation............................... 13 www.bizzottoautomation.com Borghi USA........................................................... 29 www.boucherieborghigroup.com Boucherie............................................................. 03 www.boucherie.com Brush Fibers.................................. Inside Back Cover www.brushfibers.com Carnevali Dino...................................................... 46 www.carnevalidino.it Deco Products...................................................... 55 www.decoprod.com DKSH.................................................................... 31 www.dksh.com/ch-de/home DuPont............................................................08-09 www.filaments.dupont.com Filkemp................................................................ 48 www.filkemp.com FM Brush.............................................................. 41 www.fmbrush.com Gordon Brush........................................................ 33 www.gordonbrush.com Gornell Brush........................................................ 32 www.gornellbrush.com Leistner Drills....................................................... 44 www.leistner-gmbh.de MFC...................................................................... 04 www.mfc-usa.com MGG Srl................................................................ 45 www.mggmeccanica.com 64 | www.brushwaremag.com

Mill-Rose Co., The................................................. 01 www.millrose.com Monahan Filaments.............................................. 34 www.monahanfilaments.com Paggin.................................................................. 35 www.paggin.it Perlon/Hahl............................................. Back Cover www.perlon.com PMM..................................................................... 11 www.pmmbrightline.com Precision Brush..................................................... 20 www.precisionbrush.com Royal Paint Roller Mfg. Corp.................................. 36 Schaefer Brush..................................................... 10 www.schaeferbrush.com St. Nick Brush Co.................................................. 37 www.stnickbrush.com Stainless Steel Products....................................... 27 www.stainlesswires.com UNIMAC................................................................ 21 www.unimac.it Wöhler.................................................................. 17 wohlerbrushtech.com WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH............................ 15 www.WOMAtec.com Yongli Filament & Bristle................Inside Front Cover www.yfilament.com Young & Swartz, Inc.............................................. 58 www.youngandswartz.com Zelazowski............................................................ 39 www.zwpi.com


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