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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ABMA 2023: Tips To Maximize Your Convention

Attending a convention can be a valuable experience for anyone looking to expand their professional network, learn about the latest industry trends or simply connect with like-minded colleagues in the industry. With the added feature of Face 2 Face scheduled meetings, you can ensure that you make the most out of your time at the event. Here are some tips to help you maximize your time and make the most of your convention experience.

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2023 Brushware March-April ABMA Preview Issue


Get ready for the 106th edition of the ABMA Convention with Brushware’s 2023 March-April Convention Preview issue, now available in digital format. Coverage includes all the details on the program, plus a guide to San Diego’s Coronado Island and tips to maximize your convention. In addition, you’ll find a profile on Montipower’s Managing Director Frits Doddema, and in our continuing 125th Brushware Anniversary Interview Series, we check in with Carl Wurzer, owner of Brushware from 1976-1999. Lisa Anderson’s column gives the scoop on e-Commerce for B2B. Plus, we have the final 2022 US Import Export data with five-year total value trend charts. The magazine can also be downloaded as a PDF from the upper left corner of the viewer.

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New ABMA Website Launched

In January, the American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) announced the launch of a brand new website located at www.abma.org. The ABMA invites all members and visitors to check out the site and explore all of the new features and resources available.

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ABMA Reports Passing of Joseph A. Graham

The ABMA has posted a press release from AGF Ltd. announcing the passing of Joseph Allan Graham, Former chairman of Atlas Graham Industries, on December 30, 2022. Graham joined his father in his broom and brush manufacturing business at Atlas Brush Ltd. in 1960 which was later renamed Atlas Graham Industries.

His impact at Atlas Graham began in sales where his goal was always to stay true to his father’s vision of building superior quality products and servicing the customer better than the competition with unsurpassed honesty and integrity.

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