ISSA Diamond Award for Milwaukee Dustless Brush

Milwaukee Dustless Brush/Gordon Brush received ISSA’s Diamond Anniversary Award at the 2019 ISSA Convention held at the Las Vegas, Nevada convention center on November 19-21, 2019. The award was presented to Ken Rakusin, President and CEO of Gordon Brush by John Garfinkel, former Executive Director of ISSA. “Ken, on behalf the entire ISSA Association, we would like to thank you for your continuous support for the past sixty years,” said John Garfinkel.

Roth Industries Receives Two Fall Awards

Roth wins the 2019 “Großer Preis des Mittelstandes.” Photo by ONI-Wärmrafo GmbH

The Oskar Patzelt Foundation recently honored the Dautphetal-based family company Roth Industries with two awards. In September, the company received the Großer Preis des Mittelstandes. In addition, on October 19, the foundation surprised the management on with an honorary plaque recognizing four outstanding companies in Germany. The awards were presented as part of a gala event in Würzburg.

Lee Bernhardt Joins Nexstep Commercial Products

Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, is pleased to announce Lee Bernhardt has joined Nexstep as Director of Sales. Bernhardt will be overseeing the following areas: Metropolitan NYC, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee as well North Carolina and South Carolina and the surrounding areas.

Bernhardt was born in New Jersey and attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, and SUNY Oswego in Oswego, New York. He started his career in sales management with Mima Towel and Supply, a microfiber manufacturer in New Jersey.

Gordon Brush Celebrates American Manufacturing

In 2016, Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc., hosted Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer at their 183,000 square foot manufacturing complex in the City of Industry, CA. “Gordon Brush® was honored to have Congresswoman Napolitano and Majority Leader Hoyer tour our facility,” noted Gordon Brush’s President and CEO, Ken Rakusin. “We are thrilled that they share our commitment to United States manufacturing and organizations promoting American manufacturing and American-made goods.”

Nexstep Commercial Products Promotes Erin E. Busch


Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, is happy to announce the promotion of Erin E. Busch to the position of National Director of Sales and Marketing. Busch has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Wright State University, and she joined Nexstep in 2010 as the Sales and Marketing Administrator. In 2012, she advanced to the Director of Sales position. She has progressed in the company due to her high energy and commitment and the passion she brings to her job.

Video: Borghi SHARP 6 PLUS Trimming Machine

The Boucherie Borghi Group shows off the Borghi SHARP 6 PLUS in the above video. The SHARP 6 PLUS is ideal for finishing high volumes of brooms and brushes — specifically items with curved profiles. The SHARP 6 PLUS is based on a cam system, allowing different trimming profiles for different shapes of the brooms and brushes. The SHARP 6 PLUS offers a wide selection of tools to ensure higher quality finishing.