WILLOUGHBY, OH, USA
The Malish story begins in 1948 when John and Pauline Malish, grandparents of current president Jeff Malish, started a company literally out of their garage called Malish Brush & Specialty Company. The company, which served as an OEM brush supplier, grew quickly and moved into a facility on East 40th Street and St. Clair in downtown Cleveland. In 1968, John and Pauline’s son Terry joined the company and eventually took over the reins.
In 1971, the company had outgrown its modest plant in Cleveland and the Malish’s took the bold move to build a beautiful new 30,000 square foot facility in Willoughby, Ohio. Just 12 years later, growth required that the company add 20,000 square feet more to the headquarters.
With the company using plastic extrusions on components for some of their products, the company decided to bring those capabilities in-house and in 1987, Malish Plastics was born. To accommodate this new division, another 32,000 square feet was added to the plant in 1995.
By this time, Malish had outgrown its original name of Malish Brush & Specialty Company. The new name The Malish Corporation was unveiled in 1995 with a new logo to match.
It was in late 1998 that the Malish Board agreed that it made sense to open a plant in China. The first Chinese products were shipped in the Spring of 1999 making Malish one of the early adopters to recognize the potential of global expansion. Growth in China came fast and today, Malish is in its third facility in China with a 90,000 square foot plant.
In 2008, Malish decided the time was right to put its footprint on a third continent. Today, a logistics facility in Oosterhout, The Netherlands gives Malish the capability to handle European orders from a local destination.
In 2015, Malish acquired the assets of Brooms and Brushes International that specialized in grill and pizza oven brushes. This line now positions Malish as a leader in this important category. In addition, Malish introduced its first ever line of mops, buckets and accessories along with an extension of its broad line of color-coded brushes for the foodservice market.
Through the years, The Malish Corporation has worked to be more than a manufacturer. Our customer service and delivery time have steadily improved so that we now can boast 99% on-time delivery. Our engineering and design expertise helps ensure that you are getting the exact products you need for your specific applications. We plan on continuing to grow and improve on into the future.