The brush industry is in a bit of an upswing right now, which means that there is only one place that it can go: higher. Whether it’s making brushes for tools or household products, the industry is certainly seeing a wave of innovation and profitability. As globalization continues to drive the market, brush manufacturers are seeing much more competition these days. Overall, the industry looks solid, with the future seeming bright.
One organization that is helping to drive this move forward is the American Brush Manufacturing Association (ABMA). Since its inception, the group has been committed to helping brush makers of all shapes and sizes succeed. In fact, this year marks the hundredth anniversary of the ABMA’s foundation, which is an incredible achievement in itself. We’ve come a long way from making brushes of animal hair and bristles, and the ABMA has been around to see such revolutions and innovations take place.
So how is the ABMA celebrating its centennial? Well, by having a massive party and convention, of course. It’s rare to see an organization stick around for so long, especially when it comes to business, but the ABMA is stronger and more respected now than ever before. To help usher in the next century of progress, the group just had a huge festival in March to both celebrate the past and ring in the future.
The event was held in none other than Orlando, Florida, where innovation and excitement fill the air. For three days industry leaders met and discussed both where they have been and where they’re going in the next few years. This year they made a merry-go-round display out of brushes, and Precision Brush's products were used in the display. Check it out:
While the formal celebration already took place, we can expect the ABMA to continue the festivities all year long as they prepare themselves for new opportunities and growth. As usual, the organization is using this as an opportunity to not only raise awareness of themselves but to assist members in coming out stronger than before. As things are looking up, the ABMA wants to make sure that all brush manufacturers can experience success and longevity.
So, what can we expect for the next hundred years? Well, the future is always a bit murky, and it can be hard to postulate what can happen, but one thing is for sure, the ABMA will continue to be a force for good in the brush industry. Here’s to another century of progress, guys.