CONGRESSWOMAN ROYBAL-ALLARD TOURS GORDON BRUSH PLANT
COMMERCE, CA - December 6, 2013. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, 40th California Congressional District toured the Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. manufacturing facility last month. During the tour, company President and CEO, Ken Rakusin, explained the art of brush making to the Congresswoman. The Congresswoman was very impressed with the state-of-the-art equipment used in making brushes. "I did not know brush making was this complicated and intricate", said Roybal-Allard.
As she walked through the plant, the Congresswoman met with the artisans that make 15,000 different kinds of brushes produced by the Company. More than 90 percent of the company's employees are Hispanic, and many of them are second-generation employees. Some of its employees have been with Gordon Brush for more than 35 years. "Having this loyal and trusted workforce is a testament to the employment opportunities that you have provided for your workforce and the service to our community, remarked the Congresswoman to Mr. Rakusin.
The Congresswoman was also extremely appreciative of the Company's "American Made" initiative and commitment. "Businesses that manufacture in America create great employment opportunities in our communities. We need to Make it in America!", said the Congresswoman. In addition, Gordon Brush is featured on many American and USA made websites
Company President and CEO, Ken Rakusin, said, "it was a great honor to have Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard visit Gordon Brush and tour the plant. Not every company is visited by a member of the United States Congress. Moreover, said Rakusin, we are proud to be an American manufacturer and maintain our plant in the Los Angeles area, resisting the temptation to relocate to another state or off-shore".
At the conclusion of her visit, the Congresswoman was given the FootMate® System as a gift. The FootMate® System goes in the bath or shower to clean and massage feet without having to bend over. The brush and specially formulated Rejuvenating Gel™ keeps feet odor free, clean, soft, and supple. "With my hectic schedule and being on my feet for long periods of time, I can use the FootMate® System at the end of the day to give my feet the attention they deserve", noted the Congresswoman.
Gordon Brush is recognized by California Manufacturing Technology Consulting ("CMTC") as part of their Made in California Program. CMTC is a non-profit consulting company whose mission is to create solutions for the improvement of our customers' performance by fostering innovation and sharing knowledge.