A Tradition of Cleaning Excellence Since 1928 Sandy Arnold began the tradition of fine cleaning accessories in 1928 by offering exceptional chamois and high quality sponges through S.M. Arnold, Inc. He was known throughout the industry as “The Little man with The Big Grip” and was a leader in developing cleaning accessories! Sandy Arnold’s legacy has continued into its fifth generation of being family owned and operated. S.M. Arnold, Inc., a manufacturer and importer of quality cleaning maintenance accessories, is dedicated to delivering the best quality chamois, wash mitts, buffing and polishing pads, applicators, sponges, microfibers, brushes, brooms and much more! S.M. Arnold, Inc. offers the most extensive line of cleaning maintenance accessories in the United States for the professional, industrial and consumer markets. S.M. Arnold, Inc. firmly believes in the diversification of its line of cleaning products. Many of the products that we distribute are manufactured here at S.M. Arnold, Inc., centrally located in St. Louis, MO. The 1920's - S.M. Arnold, Inc. was founded in 1928 by Sanford Arnold - known throughout the industry as "Sandy". He specialized in the sale of chamois and natural sponges to distributors, hardware stores, general stores, and drug stores. The 1930's - S.M. Arnold, Inc. expanded their product line by manufacturing lambswool polishing bonnets and discs. The 1940's - S.M. Arnold, Inc. included cellulose sponges and polishing and compounding discs into their product line. Also, S.M. Arnold, Inc. became the first company to manufacture lambswool wash mitts. The 1950's - S.M. Arnold, Inc. added poly sponges and began manufacturing windshield bug sponges, scrubber sponges and synthetic wash mitts. The 1960's - S.M. Arnold, Inc. was firmly established as a leading manufacturer and distributor of car care products (non-chemical). The 1970's - S.M. Arnold, Inc. introduced Water Sprite® the superior PVA drying cloth. S. M. Arnold also added window squeegees and brushes to their product line. The 1980's - S.M. Arnold, Inc. established a new knitting mill to manufacture polishing cloth, cheesecloth, chenille, terry knit towels and red shop towels. The 1990's - S.M. Arnold, Inc. installed a compounding and polishing pad production department, expanding the product line. S.M. Arnold, Inc. also began the manufacturing of both professional and retail brushes in its full line brush department. The 2000's - S.M. Arnold, Inc., celebrated its 80th year in business this decade! We launched Marine Master™ - marine cleaning accessories, Sweep Master™ - extensive selection of brooms and brushes, Educator’s Cleaning Tools™, and S.M. Arnold Select™! In addition, we added many unique products - Rubble Film™, Headlight/Taillight Polish Kit and new double-sided foam pads. The 2010's - S.M. Arnold, Inc., launched the revolutionary Speedy Surface Prep® towels along with pads, mitts and the Speedy Surface Prep® Decontamination Kits! The Speedy Super Foamer™ along with the Five-level brushes bring professional quality and speed together. We introduced the aerosol line of refinishers, coatings, cleaners and odor foggers with an expanding line of scents. The famous One Pass® Waterblades® T-Bar® and Y-Bar™ and the Sno-Pro® snow broom joined our team this decade. Other great additions to our team include Scuff Away®, Scrub Away™, SpeedyStick™, and the Speedy Stone™ pet hair removal stone!
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