Brushware Industry Show Date Changes

Brush, broom and mop industry shows are working hard to shift events and three shows have recently announced new dates:

July 18-20, 2020 (NEW DATES)
NAMTA Art Materials World | Chicago, Illinois (originally April 26-28)

2020 will brings Namta members back to Chicago’s Navy Pier for Art Materials World to make friends, connections, sales and deals!

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ABMA 2020 Golf Scramble Winners

The ABMA Convention Golf Scramble was held at the Vinoy Golf Club in St Petersburg, Fla., on Thursday March 5, 2020. The winners are as follows:

First place team: Bob Goralski, Bruce Gale, Kevin Lannon, Kevin White
Second place team: Matthew DeSantis, Keith Walz, Chip Preston, Andrew McIlroy

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ABMA Creates COVID-19 Resource Page

ABMA has initiated a resource page for COVID-19 with variety of resources available and ties into the National Association of Manufacturers resource page which has a very comprehensive listing. The ABMA plans to add to the page as more resources become available.


The ABMA has new improved versions for contacting government officials to ask for “essential” business classification. Check out the resources here:


The ABMA also announced today that it will be facilitating a member round table discussion of COVID-19. Meeting details:

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Perlon Coronavirus Customer Statement

Perlon posted the following statement on March 17, 2020 from Frank Winkes and Ralf Hellinger, Vice Presidents, Sales & Marketing, Perlon Group:

Perlon produces quality filaments at five sites on three continents for its customers and operates a strategy of acting globally but producing locally while sourcing where possible from local suppliers. In times like this in which familiar delivery networks have come to a halt, this strategy is paying dividends. At the time of writing (March 17, 2020), we can report that all of our sites are operating normally and at full capacity on fulfilling customer and stock orders. There are currently no supply shortages of our raw materials nor do we foresee any in the short term. We have proactively planned and are keeping our stock levels high to enable us to optimally offset any possible temporary supply disruption of any of our suppliers.

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Coronavirus Statement Update From Gordon Brush CEO

Due to the work Gordon Brush does to support a number of US Government agencies and our military, plus the janitorial brushes we produce that are used to maintain, clean and sanitize business operations throughout the United States, Gordon Brush has been deemed to be an “essential” business and will remain in full operation at this time. Please continue to check our website for further news as this situation might rapidly change.
–Kenneth L. Rakusin, President and CEO

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SEP/OCT 2020

-Gordon Brush Profile
-COVID-19 & Business Insurance
-Reshoring: Hype or Action?
-Half Year US Imports/Exports
-Global PMI Updates