2021 Brushware September-October eMag Now Available

 

The 2021 September/October Artist Brush Special Edition of Brushware magazine is now available to all readers in eMag (digital edition) format. August is American Artist Appreciation Month and we’re celebrating with the release of our brand new Artist/Detail Brush Special Section that highlights top brushes from FM Brush, Gordon Brush and Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. Check out the new section on page 21. The issue also recognizes ABMA Executive Director David Parr and his 20-year legacy as he prepares an exit strategy for 2022. The extended coverage from Bob Lawrence begins on page 29. We also have Zephyr’s R.J. Lindstrom as our profile and Lisa Anderson’s column covers the urgent need for leaders to craft a business intelligence plan. In our Pulse segment, Jeffrey Mink from FM Brush and Eric Zhao from Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. offer insights on the artist brush sector of the industry. Plus, the issue includes the US Import/Export trade stats for the first half of 2021 and our full economic dashboard.

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ABMA 2021 Virtual Meeting Highlights

The ABMA 2021 Convention main session was held virtually yesterday afternoon and we’ll provide full coverage from the event in the next issue, but here are the early highlights:

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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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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’s New Brush Glossary Resource Page

The ABMA website has launched a new glossary and brush lingo web page with common industry terms. The web page is a great introductory resource for new employees and anyone who is interested in new or different technologies. R.J. Lindstrom of Zephyr Manufacturing says, “Not everyone coming into the industry is even going to know the various types of brushes that people make/sell. I’ll be honest, it took me a long time before I figured out what a strip brush was.”

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Current Issue

SEP/OCT 2021

-2021 Artists Brush Special
-David Parr: Exit Strategy
-Profile: R.J. Lindstrom
-The Pulse: Artist Brush
-Business Intelligence
-First Half: US Import/Exports

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