ABMA Emerging Leaders: First Happy Hour

The ABMA Emerging Leaders group hosted its inaugural happy hour on June 15, 2021. The group had a vibrant event punctuated by an entertaining storytime kickoff that eventually transitioned to a discussion on workplace demographics and other future educational topics for the group.

ABMA Emerging Leaders President Kevin White says, “The hour went by so fast and it was really awesome to see everyone jump right in and have a deep and serious discussion about workplace demographics. It was apparent that everyone in the group is committed to their organizations and the overall health of the industry, so to approach the issue from the ‘How Can We Help’ side of the equation was so refreshing.”

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ABMA Announces Dave Parr Retirement Plan

ABMA President Greg Miller announced on Tuesday the retirement and recruitment strategy to replace David Parr with a new ABMA Executive Director in 2022. Miller says, “Dave Parr has been ABMA Executive Director since 2002 and had told the ABMA board at that time he would serve for 20 years, retiring in 2022. I can speak for the Board when I say we are sorry to be at the event horizon for this change; and while we are sad to see Dave go after an accomplished tenure with ABMA, we are all working to find an outstanding leader who can continue ABMA on its long and storied trajectory.”

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Boucherie’s Aeola Saves Time and Energy for Brush Manufacturing

Do you still believe two is better than one?

Traditional double head brush machines are complex, big, and often can’t operate to their full potential. Based on our experience with toothbrush manufacturing technology, we stopped to wonder: why not develop a single filling tool solution for household brushes with the same output as a doubleheader?

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INBrush Moves to May 2022

Unitech Exhibitions has announced INBrush now be held May 25-27, 2022, at the CIDCO Exhibition & Convention Centre in Mumbai, India. The event is the region’s only dedicated B2B event for brush manufacturing machinery and finished brushes. It had already been rescheduled to October of 2021 but due to prolonged international air travel restrictions by many countries, the event was delayed again.

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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.

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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.

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Post Pandemic: People or Robots?

By Lisa Anderson

According to Statista Research Department, the global market for robots is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 26 percent to reach close to $210 billion by 2025. To back that up, Automation World reports almost 45 percent of respondents to their adoption survey currently use robots in their assembly and manufacturing operations and almost 25 percent expect to add robots in the next year.

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MAY/JUNE 2021

-The Saga of Broomcorn Johnny
-Profile: Andrew McIlroy
-The Pulse: Industrial Brushes
-People or Robots?
-ABMA Vision Takes Shape

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