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Famed paint brush manufacturer moving to Pinellas

Silver Brush will move from New Jersey and open an assembly and distribution facility in Largo.


  • By Louis Llovio
  • | 3:00 p.m. May 4, 2023
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Sliver Brush, a paint brush manufacturer is moving from New Jersey to a facility in Largo.
Sliver Brush, a paint brush manufacturer is moving from New Jersey to a facility in Largo.
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A paint brush company is coming to Largo.

Silver Brush Limited has announced that it is moving from New Jersey to a 5,920-square-foot assembly and distribution facility in Pinellas County just off U.S. Highway 19 on 63rd Way. The space includes an assembly area, distribution space and loading dock.

The art supply manufacturer has signed a five-year for the facility according to Dee Maret of Bridgewater Commercial Real Estate. Maret says the lease was signed a while back and that employees in New Jersey were recently informed of the relocation.

Silver Brush is completing the buildout this month and plans to be in operation in early June.

“In my opinion, it’s not the size of the deal (small for sure) but any painter that is serious about their craft knows and probably utilizes these brushes,” Maret says. “They aren’t cheap, and readers may find it interesting.”

The move will up Largo’s art credentials by quite a bit. Silver Brush says its supplies have been “used by the most well-known painters, painting the most prominent figures in history.”

According to the statement, the company’s brushes have been used to paint official White House portraits starting with Ronald and Nancy Reagan as well portraits of Pope John Paul II, Princess Diana, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Luciano Pavarotti, Tony Bennett and John Wayne.

“Unlike most products sold to consumers today, artist brushes, in our quality class, are still manufactured for the most part by hand,” Dee Silver, the company’s founder, says in a statement. “Brushes are made by artisans who have apprenticed with master brush makers for very long periods of time.”

 

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Louis Llovio

Louis Llovio is the deputy managing editor at the Business Observer. Before going to work at the Observer, the longtime business writer worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Maryland Daily Record and for the Baltimore Sun Media Group. He lives in Tampa.

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