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U.S. government trade figures for January 2017 indicated raw material imports were up in all three categories outlined: hog bristle, broom and mop handles and metal handles, compared to January 2016.


Import totals for January 2017 were up in four finished goods categories outlined: toothbrushes, hairbrushes, paint rollers and paintbrushes, compared to January 2016.

 


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle
The United States imported 32,782 kilograms of hog bristle in January 2017, up 133 percent from 14,088 kilograms imported in January 2016.


China sent all of the hog bristle to the United States during January 2017.


The average price per kilogram for January 2017 was $29.40, up 4 percent from the average price per kilogram for January 2016 of $28.22.

 

Broom And Mop Handles
The import total of broom and mop handles during January 2017 was 1.9 million, up 73 percent from 1.1 million for January 2016.


During January 2017, the United States received 665,491 broom and mop handles from Brazil and 559,060 from Honduras.


The average price per handle for January 2017 was 70 cents, down 25 percent from the average for January 2016 of 93 cents.

 

Brush Backs
January 2017 imports of brush backs totaled 588,613, up 12 percent from 526,710 for January 2016.


Sri Lanka sent 339,321 brush backs to the
United States during January 2017, while
Canada shipped 175,735.


The average price per brush back was 54 cents during January 2017, up 15 percent from 47 cents
for January 2016.

 

 

– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –

Brooms Of Broom Corn
Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 541,303 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during January 2017, down 3 percent from 556,935 for January 2016.


Mexico shipped 535,571 brooms to the United
States in 2017.


The average price per broom for January 2017 was $2.39, down 5 percent from $2.52 for January 2016.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material
The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during January 2017 was 111,370, down 52 percent from 232,045 brooms and brushes imported during January 2016.


Sri Lanka exported 68,782 brooms and brushes to the United States during January 2017, while Vietnam sent 36,520.


The average price per unit for January 2017 was $1.32, down 1 cent from the average price for January 2016.

 

Toothbrushes
The United States imported 104.5 million toothbrushes in January 2017, up 2 percent from 102.2 million imported in January 2016.


China sent 83.4 million toothbrushes to the United States during January 2017.


The average price per toothbrush for January 2017 was 18 cents, down 10 percent from the average price for January 2016 of 20 cents.

 

Hairbrushes
January 2017 imports of hairbrushes totaled 4.2 million, up 17 percent from 3.6 million for January 2016.


China shipped nearly all of the hairbrushes to the United States during January 2017.


The average price per hairbrush was 23 cents during January 2017, down 15 percent from 27 cents for January 2016.

 

Shaving Brushes
The United States imported 8.3 million shaving brushes in January 2017, down 3 percent from 8.6 million imported in January 2016.


China sent 6.1 million shaving brushes to the United States during January 2017, while Italy shipped 986,864.


The average price per shaving brush for January 2017 was 10 cents, down 50 percent from the average price for January 2016 of 20 cents.

 

Paint Rollers
The import total of paint rollers during January 2017 was 8.1 million, up 42 percent from 5.7 million for January 2016.


China sent 7.1 million paint rollers to the United States during January 2017.


The average price per paint roller for January 2017 was 35 cents, down 27 percent from the average price for January 2016 of 48 cents.

 

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Paintbrushes
U.S. companies imported 25.4 million paintbrushes during January 2017, up 37 percent from 18.6 million for January 2016.


China shipped 24 million paintbrushes to the United States during January 2017.


The average price per paintbrush for January 2017 was 29 cents, up 7 percent from 27 cents for January 2016.

 

Upright Brooms
The total import of upright brooms for January 2017 was 1.5 million, down 17 percent from 1.8 million for January 2016.


China sent 1.3 million upright brooms to the United States during January 2017.


The average price per broom for January 2017 was $1.37, down 1 cent from the average price for January 2016.

 

 

– EXPORTS –

Export totals for January 2017 were down in three categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, toothbrushes and artist brushes, compared to January 2016.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials
The United States exported 3,986 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during January 2017, down 27 percent from the January 2016 total of 5,428 dozen.


The United States sent 2,481 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada during January 2017.


The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $34.77 in January 2017, down 25 percent from $46.08 for January 2016.

 

Toothbrushes
During January 2017, the United States exported 10.8 million toothbrushes, down 41 percent from the total recorded in January 2016 of 18.2 million.


The United States exported 3.6 million toothbrushes to Canada and 1.6 million to

Mexico, during January 2017.


The average price per toothbrush for January 2017 was 57 cents, up 68 percent from 34 cents for January 2016.

 

Shaving Brushes
The United States exported 1.1 million shaving brushes during January 2017, the same as for January 2016.


Brazil imported 309,093 shaving brushes from the United States during January 2017, while Mexico received 250,154 and Canada imported 224,448.


The average price per shaving brush for January 2017 was $1.26, up 25 percent from $1.01 for January 2016.

 

Artist Brushes
January 2017 exports of artist brushes totaled 617,701, down 29 percent from 869,831 for January 2016.


Canada received 426,249 artist brushes from the United States during January 2017.


The average price per artist brush was $4.13 during January 2017, up 54 percent from the average price for January 2016 of $2.68.

 

Paintbrushes
The export total of paintbrushes during January 2017 was 136,506, up 39 percent from 97,957
for January 2016.


Canada imported 64,907 paintbrushes from the United States during January 2017, while the United Kingdom received 41,940.


The average price per paintbrush for January 2017 was $6.93, down 41 percent from $11.81 for January 2016.

 

January 2017 Export Chart

 

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Industry News

 


Jones Family Of Companies
Forms New Board Of Directors


The Jones Family of Companies, which includes Jones Nonwovens and Jones Yarn, has formed a
new board of directors. The new board convened for its first meeting March 31.


“The board guides the implementation of a strategic plan that includes major expansions of the
business units,” according to a press release.


“We decided that the time was right to restructure a governance body as part of our leadership
structure dedicated to the organizational health of the Jones Family of Companies,” said

Richard Ayers, CEO.

 

The board is comprised of members of the Jones family, independent directors, and management representation. They will focus on governance, asset utilization, risk management and

contingency planning.

 

Jones Board

Shown, left to right, are W. Ralph Jones III, William Barnes Thomas, Kathryn V. Roedel,

Daniel B. Hatzenbuehler, Josie Hale Nielson and Richard Ayers.

 


The six members of the board are:


• W. Ralph Jones III, executive chairman of Jones Family of Companies;


• Richard Ayers, CEO of Jones Family of Companies;


• Josie Hale Nielson, a former buyer for Kirkland’s Home Décor, and a representative for the Jones family;


• William Barnes Thomas, pilot for Monarch Air, and a representative for the Jones family;


• Kathryn V. Roedel, a former GE executive and executive vice president of Select Comfort who serves on the board of directors of Generac Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNRC), and recently served as board chair for the International Sleep Products Association; and,


• Daniel B. Hatzenbuehler, most recently chairman of the board of E. Ritter & Company. He was previously CEO of the family-owned agricultural and communications company, with operations in Arkansas and Tennessee.


“Founded in 1936, Jones is a leader in the textile industry. The company was formed through a
partnership between two brothers and today is led by a third generation family member and Senior Leadership team committed to the same high standards as the founder. The company has two distinct divisions: Jones Yarn and Jones Nonwovens,” said the press release.


“Jones Yarn produces yarns for a wide variety of textile applications; however, yarns for wet mopping,
dry mopping and specialty cleaning applications have been its primary focus. Today’s corporate
strategies for the floor care market include a number of specifically engineered products. Jones is an active participant in the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), American Brush
Manufacturers Association (ABMA) and National Broom & Mop Association."


“Jones Nonwovens provides products for the sleep, furniture, packaging, acoustics, automotive and
floor care industries. Jones Nonwovens combines tradition with sustainability and a forward-looking approach. Jones Nonwovens actively participates in the Southern Cotton Ginners Association, the Southeastern Ginners Association, International Sleep Products Association [ISPA], Southern Textile Association and the Specialty Sleep Association. It is committed to introducing new product innovations and responsible manufacturing.”


Visit www.jonesfamilyco.com or view the company story on YouTube.


 



Nexstep Commercial Products Announces
Flashing Floor Safety Sign

Zephyr

 Nexstep Commercial Products has announced its new Flashing

Floor Safety Sign.


The features include: bright yellow floor sign with lights for added visibility
that communicates a warning message in two languages; set lights to
steady, flashing, or off; rugged, heavy-duty construction that provides long life; fold-flat design provides convenient storage and is easily transported; and, is 25-inches high and two-sided.


Contact customerservice@ocedarcommercial.com for more information.
Nexstep Commercial Products is the exclusive licensee of O-Cedar.

 

 



Abtex Corp Hires Key Design Engineer

Abtex Corp. has hired Josh Prescott as design engineer. Prescott has more than a decade of experience in product design and development for technology companies. Most recently, he served as project manager and lead mechanical engineer for HSTAR Technologies of Cambridge, MA.

 

Prescott

Josh Prescott

Prescott holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Boston University, and bachelor’s degree in assistive and universal design from Hampshire College.


“Since 1980, Abtex Corp. has been providing integrated brush/machine deburring solutions to the North American manufacturing industry. The company supplies filament brushes and custom-designed deburring machines for a wide variety of machined-part, aluminum-extrusion, fine-blanked, and powdered-metal applications. Customers include manufacturers such as automotive tier 2 and tier 3 parts producers,” said the company.


Visit www.abtex.com for more information.





The Malish Corporation To Exhibit
At Pulire Expo In Verona, Italy

 

The Malish Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of rotary/disc brushes for commercial floor
cleaning machines, along with a line of janitorial and foodservice/color-coded brushes, will be exhibiting
May 23-25 at the Pulire Expo in Verona, Italy.

 

“The event showcases products like the latest technologies, solutions, systems, equipment and services in a variety of industries including environmental management and technology,” said the company.

 

 

Malish

 

 

The company will be featuring its new Sonic Scrub floor brush for orbital machines, the Mal-Grit line of machine brushes, pad drivers and more. The company will also be showing its line of Diamabrush™
By Malish products, a diamond abrasive floor preparation system.


Malish will also be promoting its OEM services.


Founded in 1945, The Malish Corporation specializes in the manufacturing of rotary or disc brushes, janitorial brushes, foodservice brushes and the Diamabrush™ By Malish Floor Preparation System. The company is also a custom extruder of thermoplastic tubes and profiles. It is headquartered in Mentor, OH.


Visit www.malish.com for more information.



 

Weiler Names New Vice President Of Sales,
U.S. And Canada

 

Weiler Abrasives Group, a provider of abrasives, power brushes and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has named Chad McDonald as its new vice president of sales, U.S. and Canada.


McDonald oversees all sales activities in the U.S. and Canada, including field sales, national accounts and manufacturer’s rep groups. He is responsible for continuing to strengthen Weiler’s relationships with distribution partners, end-users and industry associations.

 

Weiler

“McDonald most recently served as director of sales for the power tool division at APEX Tool Group, and comes to Weiler with more than 18 years of sales and marketing experience representing a mix of companies, products and industries. He brings expertise in sales leadership, key account management, product commercialization and program development, among other key areas,” said the company.


Prior to his time at APEX Tool Group, McDonald was the business unit director for KaVo Dental, a Danaher business, where he led both the sales and marketing teams in the U.S. He has also held various sales and marketing roles with Danaher Tool Group and IRWIN Industrial Tools.


McDonald holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Georgia Southern University, and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland.


Visit www.weilercorp.com for more information.



 


 

 

Shurhold Offers Deluxe Water Sprite Mop

 

Shurhold


"Shurhold’s Deluxe Water Sprite Mop attaches to any of the company’s 11 handles, and soaks up water
like a sponge, allowing for a quick, spot-free dry,” said Shurhold.


It has a number of 2 3/4-inch-wide strips to soak up water. Made of a chamois material, the strips will
not mold, mildew or build-up bacteria. The mop features a rigid construction to assist drying vertical surfaces, and a rubberized internal guard protects from accidental scratching.


“The Deluxe Water Sprite Mop can be used with any length of Shurhold’s handles — from 13 inches to
9 feet — making it ideal for hard-to-reach areas like roofs and windshields. Once saturated,
excess water is simply wrung out,” according to the company.


Visit www.shurhold.com/auto for more information.

 


 


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