ABMA Educational Institute 2023 Webinar Series #2: “Be an All-Win, Good Jobs Company”

The ABMA Educational Institute is set to present the second of three webinars from Bruce Merrifield on Thursday, October 26th, 2023, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time (ET). This month’s session is “Be an All-Win, Good Jobs Company,” and will be centered on the “Good Jobs Strategy.” This system-thinking solution was pioneered by FedEx at its outset in 1973 with its “people, service, profits”(PSP) strategy. From its founding in 1983, Costco adopted this same – pay the most; to get the best; to retain and cross-train; and to achieve operational-excellence and flexibility.

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2024 ABMA Innovation Award Nomination Deadline: November 30

William A. Cordes Innovation Award

The ABMA is inviting member companies to enter new products for the ABMA William A. Cordes Innovation Excellence Award for 2024. “The Willie” is given to recognize outstanding innovation in any manufactured product, component or service in the brush industry in any given year. Submitted entries will be showcased during the 2024 ABMA Annual Convention next March set for Amelia Island, Florida.

The Innovation Award recognizes outstanding innovation of manufactured products, components or services in the Brush, Broom, Mop and Roller Industry and is named after William A. Cordes, who served as the ABMA’s first President from 1917-1928.

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ABMA Announces Webinar Series: “Good Jobs Enable Core Innovation And Supply-Chain Partnering”

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) has unveiled a new webinar series, titled “Good Jobs Enable Core Innovation And Supply-Chain Partnering,” featuring esteemed presenter Bruce Merrifield. The three-part series will delve into critical strategies that empower companies to navigate the challenges of the ever-evolving manufacturing landscape.

The manufacturing industry is no stranger to continuous expansion as businesses seek growth through increasing product portfolios and customer bases. However, the rising complexity and diminishing incremental profits in this pursuit require a reevaluation of approaches.

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ABMA 2024 Convention Room Block Now Open

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) has announced the room block is now open for the 107th Annual ABMA Convention to be held at the Omni Resort in picturesque Amelia Island, Florida, March 19-22, 2024. This year the convention will follow a Tuesday-Friday pattern instead of the usual Wednesday-Saturday schedule.

ABMA attendees are eligible for a discounted group rate of $349 per night, which will be available three days before and after the convention dates, allowing guests to extend their stay and enjoy everything that Amelia Island has to offer. To secure your reservation at the discounted group rate, it is recommended that you book early, as availability is limited.

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2023 ABMA Convention Highlighted By Four Innovation Nominees

Chris Monahan of Brush Fibers addresses the Convention in Wednesday’s Opening Session

Packed Agenda for the 2023 Convention

The 106th Annual Convention of the ABMA took place last week at the prestigious Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California. The event, which was attended by a total of 183 participants, offered three-plus days of productive meetings, informative sessions and engaging events. The week’s activities culminated with the popular Friday morning Face 2 Face session, which was extended this year to provide attendees ample time to connect and network. The Face 2 Face meeting format again received high praise from both attendees and exhibitors, who appreciate the opportunity to conduct focused meetings without interruption.

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World Brush Expo Leaders On New 2024 Event

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA), the European Brushware Federation (FEIBP) and Bolognafiere spa are excited to officially announce the launch of the new show for the brush industry: World Brush Expo, which will take place May 22-24, 2024 at Bolognafiere, Bologna, Italy.

Greg Miller, ABMA President says, “I am very excited to see a new industry show arise from the ashes. It has been since 2016 that the entire industry has been able to get together and I think I speak for everyone when I say that this will be a great event for the industry and I can’t wait for 2024!”

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2023 ABMA Convention Preview: Leadership Matters

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) will hold its 106th Annual Convention, March 22-25, 2023, at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California. The event promises to be a dynamic gathering of brush industry leaders, providing an opportunity for attendees to meet, network, learn and grow their businesses.

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