Schaefer Brush acquires E. Gornell & Sons

Industrial brush manufacturer Schaefer Brush, Waukesha, Wis., has announced the acquisition of family-owned brush manufacturer E. Gornell & Sons, Chicago. The end vision is to create a single manufacturing resource for twisted-in-wire and staple set brush needs. The company will operate E. Gornell & Sons independently.

Gus Treslo, outgoing president of E. Gornell & Sons, said he was excited to ensure a future for his company and employees. “We are very proud of our reputation for quality and service. It matches up very well with the Schaefer Brush culture. Preserving our legacy and protecting jobs was a very important part of the negotiation for us. I’m glad we are moving forward with Kim and his team.”

Family-owned and operated E. Gornell & Sons has engineered and manufactured brushes in

Chicago since 1892.

Established in 1905, Schaefer Brush has rich history of designing, engineering and manufacturing twisted-in-wire industrial brushes and related products for custom brushes, complete brush systems, and brush components for machinery at its 60,000 square foot headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin.