Italy and India Show Manufacturing Growth in January

Supply Chain Issues and Labor Shortages Present Challenges

Manufacturing in India showed strength with a reported 57.7 PMI from Markit Economics, which represented a fourth straight month of improvement. Italy had a second straight month of growth and a big uptick to a reported PMI of 55.1 percent after registering 52.8 in December. That represents Italy’s highest level since February 2018.

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2021 ABMA Innovation Award Candidates

Boucherie Borghi Group’s one-hand fiber loading system

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:

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