Bizzotto Giovanni Automation: Industry 4.0 Leader

From left to right: Giovanni Bizzotto Jr (Marco’s son), Marco Bizzotto, Giovanni Bizzotto Sr (founder), Mauro Bizzotto.

The Bizzotto Giovanni Automation Company was born in 1957 from the entrepreneurial ideas of Mr. Giovanni Bizzotto. The company has established itself by producing high-tech, groundbreaking machinery and is able to automate the assembly and production of any product; some big machine families designed by the Bizzotto Giovanni Automation Co. are custom made for woodworking, packing and for assembly of products for the cleaning industry. The company is always willing to analyze and solve all challenges faced by its customers, believing that the bigger the challenge, the bigger the customers’ satisfaction will be in the end – as will the company personnel’s.

Loos & Co. Acquire Sheaves, Inc.

Product Lines Will Remain; Operations Have Moved to Naples, Fla.

Loos & Co., Inc. Cableware Division, located in Naples, Fla., has announced the purchase of Sheaves, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributer of pulleys and sheaves to the wire and wire rope industry.  With the completion of the asset purchase transaction at the end of December, 2019, Loos & Co., Inc. Cableware Division has broadened the solutions it can provide to customers.

The acquisition of Sheaves, Inc. unifies three brands known in the wire and wire rope industry under the Loos & Co., Inc. product umbrella. All products from QSheaves (, long known for quick delivery on customizable lifting sheaves, Process Sheaves (, industry source for pulleys used in wire and cable manufacturing, and ESheaves (, the source for both stock and custom metal/plastic sheaves, are now available through the Loos & Co., Inc. Cableware Division.

New Sales and Marketing Specialist at Nexstep

Cayleigh Gibbons

Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, is pleased to announce that Cayleigh Gibbons joined Nexstep on December 2, 2019 as our Sales and Marketing Specialist. Gibbons recently graduated from Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing. Gibbons was a member of the university’s women’s soccer team and a member of the marketing club.

UNIMAC Strengthens Engineering Office

UNIMAC s.r.l. is pleased to announce the hiring of two new professionals, who have joined UNIMAC’s mechanical design department.

Fabio Borgazzi, Senior Technical Manager, brings with him years of experience from the Industrial Automation Sector. Borgazzi’s strengths and expertise in cost control, problem solving and rapid realization of engineering designs, boosts UNIMAC’s ability to improve efficiency.

Felton Brushes Aquires Maryland Brush Company

Felton Brushes Limited has come to an agreement with Maryland Brush Company, Baltimore MD. on the transfer of company assets and operations.

Steve Mullan, C.E.O. and President of the Employee Owned MBC Ventures Inc., the parent company explains, “We have had a tremendous run of growth and development of technologies to serve the specific needs of our customers, and Felton Brushes is well suited to build on this growth and continue the tradition of offering these products and other innovations of theirs to the marketplace. Most of the employees and management are poised to enjoy retirement”.

ABMA Foundation Provides Grant For Chiappelli

The ABMA Foundation has announced a $5,000 General Endowment award to Andrea Chiappelli to aid with his medical treatments and care. ABMA Foundation President D Scott Enchelmaier said “We are pleased to have a Foundation that can serve to help industry people in need. Andrea Chiappelli has worked in at least five ABMA member companies over the past couple of decades and has a longstanding relationship within the industry. We are most happy and honored to be in a position to help Andrea and his family.”

India Brush Expo: April 2021

The India Brush Expo 2021 (IBE 2021) is set to be India’s first B2B exhibition for brush making machinery and finished brushes and will be held April 14-16, 2021, at the CIDCO Exhibition and Convention Centre, Mumbai, India.

The brush industry in India is booming with the dental care, beauty and grooming, decorative paints (including brushes and rollers), industrial brush and cleaning brush sectors all growing at an average of above 10 percent per year. Key factors for the growth trend include increased exposure to global trends, high disposable incomes, more women in the workforce and rising health, hygiene and grooming awareness. In addition, outreach to semi-urban and rural areas along with abundant investments in all industrial and commercial sectors also support the trend.