US PMI Leads the Charge in July

The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) reported a July PMI of 54.2 percent for US manufacturers. That was up 1.6 percent from the June figure and was the highest point since March 2019.

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Abtex Deburring System Enhances Coronavirus Relief Operations

Abtex LLC recently designed and quickly built a deburring system for Western Shelter, the organization whose emergency shelter buildings are currently in high demand for COVID-19 relief operations. Western Shelter’s primary structural material is aluminum, selected for its lightweight, strength and durability—all required for the rapid construction of emergency field buildings.

With more than four decades of expertise in designing deburring systems specifically to improve the precision and the handling safety of aluminum extrusions, Abtex is well known in the world of aluminum manufacturing and was a natural choice as Western Shelter’s deburring partner.

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ABMA Reports Passing of Keith Correia

The ABMA has reported the death of Keith Correia — a longstanding sales representative for west coast brush manufacturers.

We are sad to inform everyone that Keith Correia passed away recently.  He was active in the brush industry for many years as a sales rep for brush filaments. He tried to help everyone anyway he could and will be missed. Keith was instrumental in helping start the West Coast Brush Manufacturers Association which has been active for 40 years.

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The Inspired Home Show 2021: New Dates

The International Housewares Association announced today that The Inspired Home Show for 2021 will be held in-person August 7-10, 2021 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. The event had previously been scheduled for March 13-16, 2021.

“As the pandemic continued into the summer, we had multiple conversations with our Board of Directors, exhibiting members and retail buyers, all of whom were experiencing apprehension about the ability to safely convene the industry as soon as March of 2021,” says Derek Miller, IHA president. “While the Show continues to be a critical part of their businesses, the health and safety of our industry is our first priority and moving the event to later in the year allows more time for authorities to successfully manage this crisis.”

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SEP/OCT 2020

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