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Royal Broom Factory was founded in 1897 by George Smith. Mr. Smith's objective was to make the best available corn brooms. Royal's brooms were well known throughout the gulf south for high quality at a good value. In 1959, Mr. Smith decided it was time to retire, and sold his company to Mr. Morris Rabe, Jr. Mr. Rabe added Supermaid mops and mop heads to his line, and changed the name of the company to Royal Broom & Mop Factory, Inc. Mr. Rabe employed his three children to help him operate his company till his death in the early 1970’s. Out of the three, his daughter, Joyce and her husband, William Staehle, Jr., succeeded Mr. Rabe in owning and operating the broom and mop factory with their two sons currently keeping the family tradition going. Royal Broom & Mop Factory, Inc. has many years of experience in the industry which our customers like to rely on for their broom and mop needs nationwide and internationally.
Over the years, Royal Broom & Mop Factory, Inc. has added different products from manufacturers around the world to insure a complete selection of almost anything imaginable for your cleaning and maintenance needs. In addition to brooms, mops, mop heads, dust mops and handles, our customers count on us for brushes, squeegees, sponges, dusters, rags, gloves, paint sundries, caulk, tape, knives and blades. Our products sweep it and swab it, dust it and douse it, wring it out and drink it in, mop it up and wipe it down, and protect workers from harsh cleaning chemicals so they can do a good and safe job. Whether you need items for household, commercial or industrial use, we probably have what you are looking for. We sell to companies including janitorial supply, industrial supply, grocery wholesaler, automotive detail supply, automotive supply, ship and marine supply, construction supply, roofing supply, welding supply, paint store, hardware store, and the grocery retailer. Our products are for sale to companies which distribute and resell them. We sell wholesale only.
After over 100 years of operation in downtown New Orleans, we moved to a more modern facility in 2000. Everything was moved from three floors to one main floor. Our facility now has loading docks capable of forklift operation on trucks for quick loading and unloading. This makes us far more efficient for customers interested in pick ups and backhauls. We fell our updated facility makes us more efficient in serving our customers, and allows us to keep competitive. Quick shipment of orders is assured from our facility located in Harahan, Louisiana.
Please remember that we are a family business with good, old fashion values. We are not looking for the quick sale. We want to build a long term bond with our customers to insure their and our survival. We are small enough to build good relationships with our customers, yet big enough to serve them properly. This allows us to continue to sell cleaning supplies fit for royalty which are of high quality at a good value.