Michigan Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. Celebrates 100 years in 2017!
Sat January 7, 2017
Michigan Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. aka/”Michigan Brush” is a privately owned, family business. Current management is run by the third (3rd) generation, Bruce M. Gale, is the grandson of one of the founders, Samuel Scott. Mr. Gale serves as President and Managing Director.
Taking over the reins of the company after the untimely death of his Father in the late 1970’s, Bruce M. Gale, JD, is a Law School graduate and is a member in good standing of the Michigan State Bar, the American Brush Manufacturer’s Association (ABMA) and International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA).
Historical roots run deep at Michigan Brush. So does pride. Mr. Gale indicates “they have been doing continuous and systematic business, in the City of Detroit, since the inception of the company”. Through the highs and lows of “The Motor City” Michigan Brush has stayed the course and supported the city where they were founded.
From their early days on Michigan Avenue in Detroit, to their move uptown in 1937, then expanding once again in 1991 to the present day office, factory and warehouse of over 50,000 square feet, Michigan Brush has chosen to continue to stay in Detroit, Michigan. “It’s where we started and where we have stayed for 100 years. We are proud of that heritage.” says Bruce Gale, company President.
Today Michigan Brush has evolved into a unique, integrated “niche market producer” of a diverse group of industrial and commercial products. Actually, a consortium of several amalgamated companies, Michigan Brush manufactures and distributes not only Brush items, as its name suggests, but a host of other items as well.
Products include: Paint Rollers of all types, sizes and designs (Rol-Brush Mfg, Co., acquired in 1976), Commercial and Industrial Squeegees mainly for Floor Care (DordenSqueegee., acquired in 1990), Manual Car Wash Brushes (Eagle Brush, acquired in 1995), Mop items (Superior Mop, acquired 1999), and most recently formed, Skivetools.com created for Michigan Brush’s ever present automotive and aerospace specialty manufacturing arm.
Steeped in Pride and a 100 year history of continuous business in the Detroit community, Michigan Brush is looking forward to the future and the continued growth of
the Company. Michigan Brush President and Managing Director, Bruce M. Gale is optimistic for the future and he mentions a positive statement his Father and Grandfather used to tell him: “You can’t control the wind, but you can adjust the sails.”
Michigan Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.
Detroit MI 48210-0247