Diversey President and CEO Receives 2017 Golden Bridge Award (Oct 2017)

Diversey announced that president and CEO, Dr. Ilham Kadri, is the recipient of a Golden Bridge Award, an annual recognition program honoring the achievements of companies around the world and the people who are integral to their success. Dr. Kadri’s dedication to women’s advancement within the company and the cleaning industry earned her the Gold “Women Helping Women” award. Read More


ProTeam Celebrates 30 Years Of Innovation At ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2017 (Sept 2017)

Three decades ago, ProTeam introduced the first lightweight backpack vacuum to the commercial cleaning world. Wearing a vacuum was a novel approach, and many people were skeptical at first. They wondered if a backpack vacuum would be tiring to use, but it wasn’t. It actually took less than half the energy and effort to clean the same area. Read More


BSCAI Rechristens Its Annual Convention (July 2017)

The Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) Annual Convention has been renamed the Contracting Success Conference, a name change designed to underscore that organization’s year-round commitment to giving building service contractors, whether owners of a small BSC company or those with larger firms, the tools and support needed to achieve their business objectives. Read More

Diversey Care Solutions Nominated for Innovation Awards (July 2017)

Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division announced that its TASKI Intellibot SWINGOBOT 2000 and MoonBeam3 disinfection system have been nominated for ISSA 2017 Innovation Awards. These solutions will be showcased at Diversey Care booth 2813 and ISSA booth 709 during the ISSA/INTERCLEAN show, Sept. 11-14 in Las Vegas.  Read More

Kaivac Names 2016 International Distributor of the Year Award (July 2017)

Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning and OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning Systems, is honoring one of its newest European dealers, TENROM, for having the best one-year sales record of any foreign distributor marketing Kaivac products in 2016.  Read More

Kaivac Opens New Corporate Campus To Support Sales Growth (Sept 2017)

Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning and OmniFlex cleaning systems, marks a milestone in its corporate history. The company is moving October 9, 2017, to a new, multi-building corporate campus. Read More


Essity and Microsoft Partner on Internet of Things (Sept 2017)

Essity, a leading global hygiene and health company, and Microsoft will partner to leverage the power of big data and cloud computing to further enhance Essity's market-leading hygiene and health products and solutions around the world. Read More


Harry Babb Retires From WAXIE Sanitary Supply (Aug 2017)

On March 16, 2017 WAXIE San Diego held a retirement party to honor long time employee, Harry Babb.  After over 40 years of service, Harry retired from his role as Vice President of Operations/MIS. In 1976 he was hired by Morris Wax to be a Data Processing Manager when the burgeoning company consisted of 70 employees. His role expanded as technology progressed, and in 1986 he was promoted to Vice President of Data Processing and Operations, which eventually morphed into the position of VP of Operations and MIS.  Read More

Don't Fear Change, Anticipate It By Yasser Youssef

It’s 3 am, and the clock is ever so slowly moving to Jim’s wake-up time of 5:15.  It seems that he has checked the time every five minutes for the past, well, three hours or so.  Jim has gone through a mental inventory of everything currently in his life that could be possibly be keeping him up and he has not come up with anything meaningful. Read More.

CleanTelligent Software Wins Fifth Innovation Award (Sept 2017)

CleanTelligent Software, which provides comprehensive quality control and management software solutions to building service contractors and facility managers, won this year’s ISSA Innovation Award in the Services and Technology category for their recently launched Business Intelligence (BI) dashboard. The Innovation Award — CleanTelligent’s fifth overall — was presented at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2017 in Las Vegas. Read More


Nilfisk Welcomes New CEO (August 2017)

Nilfisk, a global manufacturer of professional cleaning equipment, recently announced that Hans Henrik Lund has officially taken up his new position as CEO. Read More

Office Pride Shines And Sets Stage For 2017 Growth (August 2017)

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning has reached a tipping point in 2017. America’s most admired commercial cleaning franchise has already expanded into key markets this year within Alabama, Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Kansas, Tennessee, Michigan and Colorado.  Read More

4M Building Solutions Names Divisional Vice President (July 2017)

4M Building Solutions, St. Louis, added Michael L. Fitts to its Executive Leadership Team as a Division Vice President, taking over responsibility for the Gateway Division. Josh Hendricks will transition this responsibility to Michael as he assumes the responsibility for the newly created Central Division and additional training and development responsibilities. Read More

AFFLINK Wins Distributor Excellence Award (July 2017)

AFFLINK, an industry leader in supply chain management for independent distributors serving the Facilities Maintenance and Packaging Industries, has just been awarded Georgia-Pacific (GP) Professional’s Distributor Excellence Award. Read More

Diversey Professional Brands Now in Lowe’s Stores (Sept 2017)

Diversey announced that several of its popular Diversey brand products are now available in Lowe’s U.S. stores. The lineup includes surface cleaners, degreasers, disinfectants and more, with recognizable professional brand names such as Glance, Crew, Spitfire and Virex. Diversey brand products offer professional grade cleaning quality with the convenience of consumer availability, making them ideal for prosumers, or the professional consumer audience. Read More


Spartan Chemical Announces Certification For Use In Organic Food Processing Facilities (Sept 2017)

Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., formulator and manufacturer of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market, announced PAA Sanitizer FP, Eggs-So-Clean pH Booster, and SparCHLOR are now certified for use in organic food processing facilities under the OMRI listing. Read More

Office Pride announces contest for fee waiver for up to three U.S. Military Veterans

(Aug 2017)
PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Office Pride Commercial Cleaning has announced a heartfelt “thank you” to veterans in the form of contest, with up to three qualified U.S. military veterans winning a waiver of the initial franchise fee, a $35,000 value. Potential winners will be announced on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017. The contest is open to all active duty service members and Honorably Discharged veterans from any branch of the U.S. armed forces.  Read More


Spartan Names West Coast Divisional Sales Manager (Aug 2017)

Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market,  announced the promotion of Ryan Leadingham to the role of divisional sales manager of the west coast division, effective August 8, 2017. Read More

How to be a Wonder Woman Leader  (Aug 2017)

By Yasser Youssef

I didn’t grow up with super heroes. My childhood was a little more serious than that. So now that I’m a grownup, I am captivated by the superhero movies that come out every summer. Naturally, I went to see Wonder Woman in the theater this month. I often leave these movies daydreaming about good versus evil, super powers I’d like to have, and feats of incredible strength. Read More

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