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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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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May 2021 Pulse: Industrial Brush Sector

In our May/June issue of Brushware we took the opportunity to catch up with three key players in the industrial brush industry to get their insights on the sector.

Michelle Swiniarski: Schaefer Brush / Gornell Brush

What has been your best-performing product over the past 12 months?

Product category sales heightened as they related to the cleaning industry. Brushes related to the MRO industrial sector skyrocketed with the increased cleaning practices required during the height of the pandemic. What made this a challenge during the pandemic was securing raw materials, while various businesses were navigating the challenges of being able to operate and ship, while everyone operated under different business operating rules during this past year.

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ABMA Emerging Leaders Happy Hour Event

“My pet does this one thing that is so cool I wish my co-workers could do it too”

The ABMA Emerging Leaders group is set to host a Zoom Happy Hour Event on June 15, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern time.

For this event, attendees need to come prepared with the following:

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ABMA Reports on Passage of Dick Noon

The ABMA reports that Richard Lawrence “Dick” Noon, age 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Born in Glen Ridge, N.J., Noon was a resident of Ridgewood for 50 years before moving to Hillsdale. He is a US Army veteran having served during the Korean War.

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ABMA 2021 Convention Feedback

By Meg Cooper

The 2021 ABMA Convention was held as a virtual event March 17-19, 2021, and you can see full coverage of the event in the May/June issue of Brushware. Today, we offer bonus feedback from the event with the full question and answer sessions conducted by Meg Cooper with several attendees of the event.

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New Hillbrush Bannister Brushes

Hillbrush-professional hygienic bannister brushes

Improved Hygiene Performance With New Hillbrush Bannister Brushes

Hillbrush has remodeled its range of professional hygienic bannister brushes featuring several changes that improve hygiene and cleaning performance. With a slimmer, finer design, Hillbrush’s new bannister brushes have a better spread of brush fibers to enable enhanced cleaning in corners and on edges. 

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