Brushware’s Top 15 Article’s For 2023

As we countdown to the new year, Brushware takes a look back with our annual most read articles ranking. This year’s list addresses well-known industry topic as the top article touches on the labor issues that continue to be a challenge for all of manufacturing. Looking further down the rankings, acquisitions were active in 2023 and that activity captured the attention of readers. Additionally, there always seems to be an interest in new products, so it was not surprising to see articles on new product innovations in the top 15 as well. Please enjoy Brushware’s recap of the top industry news articles from 2023:

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Nexstep Welcomes New Team Members

Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, is thrilled to introduce two exceptional new team members who have recently joined our family. With diverse backgrounds and unique experiences, they bring fresh perspectives and expertise that will undoubtedly contribute to our continued success.

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Nexstep Commercial Products Aquires Cedar Creek Company

Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, has announced the purchase of the assets of Cedar Creek Cleaning Products in Winchester, Virginia. Cedar Creek Cleaning Products developed and manufactured cleaning tools in both the commercial and retail markets for over 65 years. Nexstep hopes to continue its founding principle; to focus on the health, comfort and efficiency of the people using the cleaning tools, maximizing their performance while minimizing their efforts.

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Nexstep Recognizes JV Carter Company as Sales Rep Agency of the Year

Nexstep Commercial Products (Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar) announces JV Carter Company of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania as their 2022 Sales Rep Agency of the Year

JV Carter has represented Nexstep Commercial Products since 2018. Established in 1981 by Marty Cull, JV Carter Company offers advanced cleaning solutions to facilities by representing best-in-class manufacturers that improve cleaning results. For over 40 years, JV Carter has been the premier facility solutions sales and marketing agency in the Mid-Atlantic region, covering Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. JV Carter Company offers a variety of solutions to many different businesses and industries, by providing cutting-edge technologies which incorporate labor-saving solutions.

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Andrew Krauss Joins Nexstep as Purchasing Specialist

Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, is pleased to announce that Andrew Krauss has joined our corporate office in Springfield as a Purchasing Specialist. Krauss grew up in Mantua, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio University. After graduation, he worked in professional sports operations for the Nashville Sounds, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Columbus Clippers. He worked as a recruiter for Speedway and J.P. Morgan Chase in Columbus and then returned to Speedway in a purchasing capacity.

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Nexstep Promotes Tonya Burgess to Sales & Operations Liaison

Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, is pleased to announce that effective immediately Tonya Burgess has been promoted to Sales & Operations Liaison. She will be assisting customers with orders that have been shipped, backorders and freight/product issues.

Burgess has been with Nexstep for 10 years, most recently in Nexstep’s International & Domestic Purchasing. She really enjoys working with people and the challenge of problem solving. “This is a well-deserved promotion,” says Erin E. Busch, Vice President Sales & Marketing. “Our customers will benefit from her dedication, knowledge, and can-do attitude.”

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Beth Spencer Promoted at Nexstep Commercial Products

Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, has announced the promotion of Beth Spencer to the position of Human Resources/Accounts Receivable. Spencer joined Nexstep in 2020 as an accounts receivable associate. In addition to her accounts receivable responsibilities, she will now provide support and facilitate the company’s human resource functions and processes in Springfield, Ohio.

Spencer recently graduated from Western Governors University with her Bachelors of Science in Business Management.

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Rachel Steele Promoted at Nexstep Commercial Products

Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, is pleased to announce the promotion of Rachel Steele to Assistant Operations Manager in Paxton, Illinois. In her new position, Steele will assist the general manager in all aspects of managing the facility in Paxton. She will report directly to the general manager.

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