The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) welcomes current year submissions for the coveted “ABMA William Cordes Innovation Excellence Award” which is to recognize outstanding innovation of manufactured products, components or services in the Broom, Brush, Mop and Roller Industry. The award is named after William Cordes, who served as the Association’s first President from 1917-1928.

The 2006 winner of this award is Felton Brush Inc. of Londonderry, NH.

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 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.

Mr. Kenneth Rakusin, ABMA president, encourages companies to enter the competition and says, “ The ABMA Innovation Award competition is a great opportunity for companies to showcase their innovative products, components and services to the industry, and to the larger audience served by customers, users and consumers as well. It gives the greater industry a wonderful opportunity to see just how innovative, creative and vibrant we are as brushmakers.”

Nominations will be exhibited during the ABMA Annual Convention as a part of the Suppliers Display and it has become quite an exciting addition to the already important ABMA signature event.

As Peter Drucker says, “Invention is one of the critical keys to success.” The “ABMA Innovation Award” recognizes those companies and individuals who pursue the path of creation and innovation in order to stay ahead of their competition in this most competitive world.

Entries for the award will be accepted until December 31, 2006 and the award presentation will be made at the ABMA Annual Convention in March 2007 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Click here for more information, rules and nomination forms.