The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) has announced the following candidates for the William Cordes Innovation Excellence Award, which is given each year to recognize outstanding innovation for manufactured products, components or services related to the brush, broom, mop and roller industry. The award is named after William Cordes, who served as the association’s first President from 1917-1928. This award serves as a constant reminder that all new and exciting endeavors have beginnings that connect with real people. The 2021 candidates are listed below:
Boucherie Borghi Group: One-Hand Fiber Loading System
This innovation from Boucherie Borghi Group takes a historically two-handed operation and improves it, making it a one-handed operation; increasing operator safety, performance and productivity. The video above can also be viewed through this link.
Monahan Partners: Universal Sanitizer Dispenser Floor Stand
The new floor stand from Monahan Partners has a universal mounting plate is for use with all brands of automatic or touchless soap/hand sanitizer dispensers. The stand offers a sign holder to promote hand hygiene and your brand. The unit is portable and freestanding to be conveniently moved to areas where sanitizer is needed most (without drilling holes in walls). Recommended high touch, high traffic areas include lobbies, building exits/entrances, outside restrooms and in public assembly areas. The stand is the optimal height for adults and children and is ADA compliant. A no-drip, integrated (removable) eliminates sanitizer spilling on the floor.
Wooster Brush: Shortcut Hook & Hold Angle Sash Paintbrush
The durable, comfortable two-inch Wooster Shortcut Hook and Hold Angle Sash Brush makes painting easier on the wall-to-ceiling line, window frames and more. The Wooster Shortcut Hook and Hold features a patented and integrated plastic swivel-hook for hanging the brush on the side of a paint can, bucket or tray. The soft, Shergrip elastomeric handle designed to provide extra comfort and control. The full-size head means these small brushes still offer smooth, fast coverage.
- Integrated swivel hook is designed to fit over the rim and edges of paint cups, trays and paint cans
- Integrated swivel hook keeps the brush from falling in the paint cup, tray or can, keeping the handle free of paint
- Tipped for excellent leveling and smoothing ability
- Works with all paints, including latex acrylics and water based stains
- Ideal for smooth or rough surfaces
- Two-inch angled brush for detail painting in small spaces
Cast your ballot any time before March 15, 2021 at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SZ7QFZM