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Three Ways Brush Factories Are Surviving In America

NPR | June 25, 2013 12:46 p.m.

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Marianne McCune

This brush, made by Braun Brush in Queens, is used to clean Shea Stadium.

This brush, made by Braun Brush in Queens, is used to clean Shea Stadium.

Marianne McCune, NPR

Next time you brush your hair or your teeth or sweep your floor, take a look at that technology. It’s simple: flexible fibers sticking out of something stiff. The cheapest place to make it these days is China. But there are still people pressing bristles into brushes in a factory in the Bronx, and in small plants across the country. Here are a few survival tips from U.S. manufacturers.

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