Monterey Mills Receives National Award For Paint Roller

Monterey Mills — a Janesville, Wis.-based high-pile knitting manufacturer and paint roller fabric
supplier — has received the American Brush Manufacturers Association’s William Cordes Innovation
Award in recognition of its seamless, collapsible paint roller.

According to the company, the paint roller offers advantages over traditional paint rollers
including improved pickup and release characteristics, reduced shedding, economical manufacturing,
and easy storage.

“The economic slow down of the past few years led us to look inward to reassess our resources
and opportunities,” said Dan Sinykin, president, Monterey Mills. “As the leading supplier of fabric
to the paint roller industry in the U.S., Monterey Mills set out to accomplish innovation in the
sector we know best. Now, with an economic recovery in sight, Monterey Mills is well positioned to
introduce an innovative process and fabric alternative to our long-term customers, whose expertise
in paint roller manufacturing will bring our product to the next level and ultimately to the

March 26, 2013