Machines

ZAHORANSKY Reports Record 2019

2019 is the best year in the company history

Ulrich Zahoransky

The good results confirm the standing of ZAHORANSKY as one of the internationally leading providers of injection molds, machines, automation technology, as well as packaging lines for the brush industry and medical technology: the 140 million euros in sales mark the biggest turnover in the corporate history. The current order situation also presents grounds for optimism: in spite of the challenges companies face as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, ZAHORANSKY logged the highest monthly incoming order volume so far in March 2020, with overall orders of 22 million euros for machines and lines, injection molds, medical technology and automation solutions.

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ABMA Reports Passing of Susan O’Connor Erickson

The ABMA website has reported on the death of Susan M. “Sue” (O’Connor) Erickson from Lanoco Specialty Wire Products. She was 48 and passed away unexpectedly on Friday April 10, 2020.

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and raised in Millbury, Sue was one of two daughters born to loving parents, Thomas and Mary Ellen (Bradley) O’Connor. She was a 1989 graduate of Holy Name High School, from which she went on to attend Springfield College, graduating in 1993 with a degree in Physical Education. Several years later, Sue received her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Clark University.

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On The Go

Wooster Brush Names New President

The Wooster Brush Company’s board of directors has elected Ben Maibach to succeed Bill Fagert as the company’s 10th president, effective May 1, 2020. At the same time, Bill Fagert, president since 2010, will become vice chairman of the board of directors.

Since joining Wooster Brush in 2014, Maibach has served as vice president of national accounts, held a seat on the company’s board of directors, and most recently led the team overseeing Wooster’s rebranding efforts. Maibach brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience to his new role including time as vice president of sales at Waxman Consumer Group as well as multiple sales and marketing roles while at Moen and Newell Rubbermaid.

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ISSA Online Course: Helping Cleaners Combat Coronavirus

In response to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) international pandemic, ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has launched the GBAC Fundamentals Online Course. This virtual seminar from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a division of ISSA, is designed to empower cleaning professionals to become Microbial Warriors™. The course will train attendees to prepare for, respond to, and recover from biohazards in the workplace. Participants will learn infection and contamination control measures for infectious disease outbreak situations such as the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Individuals who successfully complete the course within 30 days of enrollment will receive a Certificate of Completion from GBAC.

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Machines

WÖHLER: Always At Your Service – Even in Times of Crisis

German machine maker WÖHLER provided the following statement on current operations:

The coronavirus confronts us all with yet unknown challenges. WÖHLER is very aware of its special responsibility – as much so for you as clients, as also for our employees – and in face of the highly dynamic developments has made fitting preparations. Ensuring we continue to remain at your service! We are constantly and critically following the global situation, strictly supporting all the regional rules and regulations made. To ensure we remain at your service as usual we have implemented preventive measures, safegaurding our economical capability and deliverability. Strict hygiene measures and optimised company processes serve in minimising any infection risk and further guaranteeing our full functionability.

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COVID-19

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2020 May-June Issue

  • CORONAVIRUS: Brush Industry Impact
  • Surviving COVID-19: Business Guide
  • 103rd ABMA Convention Coverage
  • US and European PMI Updates

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