Learn more about Fuller Brush Company
The Fuller Brush Company was founded January 1, 1906, by Alfred Carl Fuller,
a businessman from Nova Scotia, Canada.
The company began with door-to-door sales of brushes of various sorts, including hairbrushes with a lifetime guarantee, for which the company gained fame.
Charter Plant in Philmont, New York
The blow molding of plastic bottles and toothbrush manufacturing operation was in Philmont, New York, located on a major highway junction in upper New York state.
Hartford / East Hartford, Connecticut
The main factory for the Fuller Brush Company was located in East Hartford, Connecticut during the 1960s, where Mr. Fuller's son Avard ran the company.It had moved from Hartford on the other side of river some years earlier.The Research Division was there, along with the plastics molding operation.In the early 1970s, the company was bought out after Mr. Fullerâ€s death and moved to Kansas.
The Industrial Brush Division was also at the East Hartford plant, where they made large motor-driven brushes for developing newspaper printing photo metal plates.All the mops were sewn at this plant.The perfuming operation was there also, including a large machine to detect what was in perfume made by other companies.At the plant was a man who bent brush assemblies all day long; he had become blind during World War II while held as a prisoner-of-war by the Japanese, who forced him to arc-weld without protective glasses.Fuller had also given their entire corn-broom manufacturing equipment to a blind organization that made and sold the brooms.
In front of the East Hartford plant was a large glass case with a stuffed large boar that represented the boar hair used in some of the original Fuller brushes.
Fuller had a "private label" division, Charter Products, that sold duplicate products under other brand names chosen by the distributor.Avard's interest in boating resulted in experiments at the plant with plastic molding of port lights (windows) for boats, including full plastic hardware.
The East Hartford plant contained an attached large warehouse that was also served by a railroad siding.The stainless steel scrubbies were made there also.
There was also a Mohawk Plant in Albany, New York.
According to Alfred C. Fuller's memoir, Fuller Brush distributed the Bristlecomb, a revolutionary hairbrush introduced by the Mohawk Company in 1928.In 1942, Fuller Brush bought out the Mohawk Brush Company and subsequently all the hairbrushes and industrial floor brushes were manufactured at the Mohawk Plant in Albany, NY.
Great Bend, Kansas
Since 1973, Fuller brushes and over 2,000 other Fuller products have been manufactured in Barton County, near Great Bend, Kansas.
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The Fuller Brush Company has grown from one man’s suitcase in 1906, filled with unique brushes, to today's exciting collection of commercial and consumer products. From the very beginning Fuller established three basic rules: Make it work...Make it last...Guarantee it no matter what. Today, over a century later, these words still guide the Fuller Brush Company. Fuller’s reputation for high quality and product performance is second to none. Brooms, brushes, wet and dry mops, handles and high-quality personal care items and accessories are the staples of The Fuller Brush Company.
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Fuller Brush’s 500,000 square foot plant was completed in 1973, and today Fuller Brush remains the major employer in the Barton County, Kansas area. After a couple ownership changes, in 1994 CPAC Inc of NY bought the Fuller Brush Company and has increased productivity by increasing manufacturing in the much under-utilized plant with an ever-expanding product line including cleaning supplies. They also purchased Stanley Home Products and manufacture most of those products and cleaning supplies. Fuller has even expanded their facilities by another 100,000 square feet. Fuller has run profitably ever since CPAC took over. Fuller’s Research & Development team is constantly coming up with new specialty cleaning products.
The Fuller Brush Company’s Sales Force continues to grow and to answer the need for unique quality products, such as cleaning supplies,cleaning supplies, broom, foam rug cleaner, stain stick, drain cleaner, car polish, vinyl and leather protectant, lemon oil, cedar block, ceder spray,treated duster cloth, vince for men, witch hazel, perfumed deodorant block,instant antiseptic hand gel, liquid air freshener, pre-laundry stain spray, fulsol degreaser, hand cream, utility shears, scissors, folding scissors,fullsoft, water softener, fabric finish, delicate fabric wash, tire glo, tire glow,tar and bug remover, window wash, heavy duty degreaser and personal care items. One salesman's utilitarian idea, acted upon at the beginning of the 20th century, has become the livelihood for thousands of dedicated men and women who are leading Fullebrush into the 21st century.