Gordon Brush Grand Opening Draws Crowd
Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc., a world leader in brush manufacturing, hosted the Grand Opening of their new, state-of-the-art, 183,000 square foot facility in the City of Industry, CA on September 30, 2016.
Almost 400 customers, vendors, affiliates, family, friends, employees and former employees, media and government representatives attended. Company President and CEO, Ken Rakusin gave a short speech and representative Ron Whittemore from The City of Industry's Industrial Manufacturing Council led the ribbon cutting ceremony. Gordon Brush was presented a Certificate of Recognition by California State Senator Bob Huff, District 29.
Guests came from as far away as Taiwan, Belgium, Mexico, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Texas, Maryland, Illinois, Colorado and Ohio and a catered luncheon was served to all. Tours showing how the company produces over 15,000 different brushes were given by Company personnel and everyone was given a parting gift of Gordon Brush's Footmate® System.
"I am so proud of what the Company has accomplished in my tenure," beamed Gordon Brush's President and CEO, Ken Rakusin. "We owe our success to our employees, customers, vendors, and affiliates. Our new facility has been a vision of mine for many years now. To see it come to fruition is a dream come true."
Patriotism is paramount at Gordon Brush which has been steadfast in commitment to manufacturing in the United States even under competitive threats. Gordon Brush is focused on making higher quality and specialty items. "When you look at our products next to similar items from abroad there are no comparisons," says Rakusin. "Promoting American made is vital to the strength, health, and viability of the United States. We are determined to build and grow our business in the United States and this new plant is proof that it can be done."
Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc., founded in 1951, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified and leading manufacturer of specialty, custom and standard brushes for industrial and consumer purposes. The Company makes the very popular FootMate® System, as well as over 15,000 standard and custom brushes, selling to a multitude of industries including: janitorial, medical, electronics, manufacturing, military, aerospace, and pharmaceutical.
Gordon Brush has made brushes for the United States Army to clean the main gun on the Abrams tanks, saving the Department of Defense over $1.5 billion. The Company also has made brushes that were used on the space shuttle, the lunar module, and brushes to clean the guidance system and guns on the Apache helicopter. Gordon Brush manufactures brushes that grow microorganisms used as alternative energy sources; that are used by the FBI for fingerprinting crimes scenes; and for complex circuit boards in the computer industry. Gordon Brush has patents pending on stadium sweepers that are changing the way America cleans its greatest sports stadiums and theatre chains.
Gordon Brush has been featured on the ION Network, Discovery Channel, Bloomberg News, and in the Los Angeles Times. The FootMate® System has been featured on the Today Show and The Real TV Show, as well as in online magazines: People.com: "Stuff We Love;" CNN.com: "The Short List for Buying American;" Cosmopolitan Germany: "Beautiful Feet for the Warm Days!;" Drug Store News; Bisous Magazine; Posh Beauty; Milk & Honey; and Beauty Store Business.
Gordon Brush has received Member Resolution No. 1402, sponsored by Senator Ronald S. Calderon, 30th California State Senate District.