ABMA Webinar: Carbon 3D Printing

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) announces the next installment in our quarterly webinar series from the ABMA Educational Institute. The ABMA is offering A New Tool to Manufacture Brushes: Presented by Carbon 3d’s Jason Lopes on January 19, 2021, at 2 p.m. EST. Jason Lopes is an additive manufacturing specialist and has worked on 3d printed creations for Avatar, Avengers and Jurassic World.

3d printing is revolutionizing additive manufacturing. In this webinar you will learn an overview of 3d printing:

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ABMA 2021 Virtual Convention Information

For 2021, we pivot due to the pandemic and look to virtually capture the key elements of an in-person ABMA Convention and share them with the Industry. Please join us for three days of networking, fellowship and important information sharing.

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2020 Top 10 Most Read Brushware Articles

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As we wind down the year that was 2020 and look forward to celebrating the holidays, I want to thank all of the Brushware readers, advertisers and supporters and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It was such a challenging and heartbreaking year for so many, we hope that the holidays and the year ahead will be much brighter for everyone.

But as a final look back to 2020, we present for the second year in a row the top-performing stories on www.brushwaremag.com for the year.

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Trump Questions $900B US Stimulus Package

When the US Congress passed an emergency stimulus package of $900 billion for COVID-19 related relief to US citizens and businesses on Monday, it was widely accepted that US President Donald Trump would sign the bill into law. However, last night Trump put that into question with comments in a video posted to Twitter saying, “The bill they are now planning to send back to my desk is much different than anticipated. I’m also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation, and to send me a suitable bill.”

Although the President’s comments make the prospects for the bill unclear, here are some of the highlights from the ABMA’s summary of the legislation:

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2021 ABMA Convention Will Be Virtual

The American Brush Manufacturers Association has announced the 2021 Annual Convention will be virtual and held March 17-18, 2021. The in-person convention, originally to be held at the Hotel Del Coronado south of San Diego, CA will be moved to March 22-25, 2023. In 2022, the ABMA Convention will be held March 2-5 at the Hyatt Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.

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ABMA Accepting Nominations for 2021 Innovation Award

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) is now accepting nominations for the William A. Cordes Innovation Excellence Award. Entries for the award will be accepted until November 30, 2020, and the award presentation will be made at the ABMA Annual Convention in March 2021 San Diego, Calif. For more information, rules and nomination forms, visit: http://www.abma.org/innovationexcellenceaward

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 Educational Institute Webinar Series

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) has announced the development of a quarterly webinar series from the ABMA Educational Institute. This webinar series is designed to provide timely and important industry education to our membership that will be beneficial deep within the organization.

“The series is designed to provide topics that are timely and relevant to today’s broom, brush, mop and roller manufacturers and their suppliers.” says RJ Lindstrom of Zephyr Mfg. who is the chair of the Vision 2020 Task Force. “After the 2020 ABMA Convention a task force was set up to study the needs of the association as defined in the survey results taken during the convention. One of the needs of particular interest was finding a way to increase outreach directly to the membership … to get more individuals involved at the organizational level, and to deliver important content directly to the organizational level.”

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ABMA Innovation Award Nominations: Deadline November 30

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) is now accepting nominations for the “ABMA William A. Cordes Innovation Excellence Award” which recognizes outstanding innovation of manufactured products, components or services in the broom, brush, mop and roller industry. The award is named after William A. Cordes, who served as the ABMA’s first president from 1917-1928. This award serves as a constant reminder that all new and exciting endeavors have beginnings that connect with real people. This award is to be an annual competition whereby any interested parties may submit nominations to the ABMA during any calendar year for consideration. All nominations must be readily available in the marketplace during the year in which they are to be considered. Please see the contest rules for specific details.

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