ABMA Bonus Coverage: David Parr Interview

ABMA Executive Director David Parr

David Parr

By Meg Cooper

With the 2021 ABMA Convention being held as a virtual event, it presented the opportunity for a deeper look at the overall impact of the sessions. Meg Cooper was able to have a quick question-and-answer session with ABMA Executive Director David Parr on the success of the event.

How did you feel the virtual version of the ABMA Convention went?

Given the circumstances and the parameters we used I feel the event went very well.

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Interbrush Pushes Back to 2024

The Interbrush trade fair for machines, materials and accessory equipment for the broom, brush, paint roller and mop industry is postponed until 2024.

Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG (FWTM) has announced the cancellation of next year’s edition of Interbrush, which was set to take place from May 4 to 6, 2022, at Messe Freiburg, Germany. The exhibition for the brush and paintbrush industry normally opens its doors every four years to 7,000 visitors from over 90 countries. In March 2020, rapidly increasing numbers for COVID-19 infections across Europe and the rest of the world led FWTM to postpone the 2020 edition to 2022.

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New Hillbrush Bannister Brushes

Hillbrush-professional hygienic bannister brushes

Improved Hygiene Performance With New Hillbrush Bannister Brushes

Hillbrush has remodeled its range of professional hygienic bannister brushes featuring several changes that improve hygiene and cleaning performance. With a slimmer, finer design, Hillbrush’s new bannister brushes have a better spread of brush fibers to enable enhanced cleaning in corners and on edges. 

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2021 Brushware May-June eMag Now Available

The 2021 May/June eMag issue of Brushware magazine is now available to all readers and is jam-packed with articles on the world of brushes, brooms, mops and paint products. Bob Lawrence profiles artisan broom maker Brian Newton in The Saga of Broomcorn Johnny as we extend our editorial coverage to explore the full range of the brush and broom culture.

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ISSA Show Canada Transitions to Virtual

After the postponement of the 2020 trade show, ISSA Show Canada will reconvene virtually this June with a focus on educating and inspiring the industry. Last year’s event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and provincial restrictions across Ontario which prohibited large gatherings. This year, the in-person show had been slated for June 9-11, but due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, ISSA Show Canada will be going virtual on June 17, 2021. ISSA Canada sincerely looks forward to reconnecting and welcoming participants to this great event.

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COVID-19

Current Issue

JULY/AUG 2021

-2021 Buyers’ Guide
-Cybersecurity Guide
-Profile: Ralph Rosenbaum
-The Pulse: Paint Products
-Post Pandemic Skills Gap?

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