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.