They say things get better with age. This new year, The Wooster Brush Co. will celebrate 165 years of being a leading manufacturer in the paint applicator industry.
Established in 1851, Wooster Brush founder Adam Foss started business by handmaking brushes and selling them door-to-door in Wooster, Ohio, where the company’s headquarters are still located today. Now in 2016, Wooster Brush encompasses more than 888,000 square feet of manufacturing, shipping, administrative and warehousing facilities.
Wooster Brush’s major influence on the paint applicator industry is due to its tradition of innovation. Each year, Wooster designs thoughtful new products for professional and DIY painters. More than 200 SKUs have been added to Wooster’s catalog since 2011. A few recent examples include the Lock Jaw tool holder, Jumbo-KoterPipe Painter, and the SherlockBucket-Tray paint container, which all simplified project challenges with their unique designs.
Changes in the coatings market have also led to improvement and originality in Wooster paint applicators. Super/Fab FTP and Pro/Doo-ZFT Prollers (made with exclusive HydroFlow technology), along with the full line of Chinex FTP paint brushes, were introduced to produce the best results with today’s paints. The FTP brand is just one category that demonstrates Wooster’s drive to lead the industry, as well as their commitment to ingenuity.
No Wooster product could have been successful without the company’s great people and patrons. Wooster’s 550 employees come to work every day to guarantee that customers get the solution for any painting challenge that they may encounter. In honor of this milestone anniversary, The Wooster Brush Co. would like to say “Thank you!” to everyone who has chosen a Wooster tool over the last 165 years.