For over 110 years, the Libman family has made quality their utmost priority. William Libman started The Libman Company in 1896 with one mission; to make the finest, most durable wire-wound corn brooms. William came to the United Sates in the 1890s, landing in the busy city of Chicago. After selling everything from clothes-pins to brooms, Libman saw an opportunity and opened his very own corn broom factory. During World War II, Libman and his sons joined the effort with wartime production, producing over 2,500 brooms a day for the War Department from 1942-1945. These brooms cleaned the decks of aircraft carriers and troop ships in the Atlantic and Pacific. Then in the 1960s Williams grandsons joined the team and looked to expand the product line using modern technology such as injection molding and steel tube fabrication. By 1980, Libman had become one of the largest vertically integrated housewares facilities in the country. Today, four generations later, the Libman mission has expanded to include the finest mops, brooms, brushes and cleaning tools with the same level of quality and innovation that was present in the beginning.