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ABMA Innovation Award Nominations: Deadline November 30

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) is now accepting nominations for the “ABMA William A. Cordes Innovation Excellence Award” which recognizes outstanding innovation of manufactured products, components or services in the broom, brush, mop and roller industry. The award is named after William A. Cordes, who served as the ABMA’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. This award is to be an annual competition whereby any interested parties may submit nominations to the ABMA during any calendar year for consideration. All nominations must be readily available in the marketplace during the year in which they are to be considered. Please see the contest rules for specific details.

Scott Enchelmaier, ABMA President, says, “The ABMA Innovation Award competition is a great opportunity for companies to showcase their innovative products, components and services to the industry, and to the larger audience served by customers, users and consumers as well. It gives the greater industry a wonderful opportunity to see just how innovative, creative and vibrant we are as brushmakers.”

Nominations will be exhibited at the 2021 ABMA Annual Convention. The 2018 award winner was Gordon Brush’s PlateScrape.

As Peter Drucker says, “Invention is one of the critical keys to success.” The “ABMA Innovation Award” recognizes those companies and individuals who pursue the path of creation and innovation in order to stay ahead of their competition in this most competitive world.

Entries for the award will be accepted until November 30, 2020, and the award presentation will be made at the ABMA Annual Convention in March 2021 at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado (San Diego), CA. For more information, rules and nomination forms please visit:

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