The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) is pleased to announce the following candidates for the William Cordes Innovation Excellence Award, which is given 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. This award serves as a constant reminder that all new and exciting endeavors have beginnings that connect with real people. The 2012 candidates are:

• Linzer Products Corp Everlok Extension Poles
• Zahoransky AG Z.Lynx 3
• Purdy 2x Faster Wire Brushes
• Shur – Line Deck Stain Pad with Groove Tool