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Wooster Brush Finalizes Plans for 600,000 Sq. Ft. Expansion

The Wooster Brush Company announced it will break ground on an additional manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facility on October 20.

The new facility will total more than 600,000 square feet, making it the largest expansion in the company’s 170-year history. It’s being built on a 44 acres, and the plans allow for expansions of an additional 200,000 square feet to accommodate future company growth. It will be the largest single building ever built within the city of Wooster, Ohio, where The Wooster Brush Company has been headquartered since its inception in 1851.

The expanded facility is expected to be completed in December 2022 and will employee 60 to 70 full-time employees.

“We’re excited to grow in Wooster,” says The Wooster Brush Company president Ben Maibach. “We’re even more excited that our growth will benefit the city where we were founded 170 years ago. We appreciate so much to be a part of this great community.” 

The Wooster Brush Company is the oldest manufacturer of paint applicators in the U.S. Based in Wooster, Ohio, the privately held company with approximately 650 employees produces nearly 2,000 products for both professional and DIY painters. Wooster tools are available at traditional paint and decorating centers, hardware stores, paint sundry distributors or retailers and home centers. 

About Melanie Moul

Melanie is the communications and content manager for the North American Hardware and Paint Association. She joined the NHPA team in 2016 as an editor for Hardware Retailing and now helps lead the communications team to deliver relevant, timely content to the industry.

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