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WAXIE Names Heritage Bag its Vendor of Year
SAN DIEGO, CA -- WAXIE Sanitary Supply recognized Heritage Bag Company as its 2015 Corporate Vendor of the Year at an awards ceremony at The Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego earlier this year. Read More...

Tennant Overcomes ‘Sluggish’ 1Q Business Environment
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tennant Company, a provider of industrial and institutional cleaning solutions, battled what it calls a “sluggish business environment” in the first quarter as it posted a decline from last year’s record sales. Read More...

Warsaw Chemical Celebrates 75 Years
WARSAW, IN -- Warsaw Chemical Co., Inc., a producer of janitorial, industrial and automotive cleaning products, is promising new products as it celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2016.  Read More...

Network Services Names Two New Board Members
SCHAUMBURG, IL -- Network Services Company, a jan-san and industrial supplier, has announced the election of new members to its Board of Directors, effective March 20, 2016, for a three-year term. Read More...

ISSA and Green Sports Alliance Team to Promote Green Cleaning
NORTHBROOK, IL -- ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is partnering with Green Sports Alliance, an organization that targets the sports market, to spread the word about how sports venues can reduce the health and environmental impacts associated with cleaning. Read More...

Ecolab Offers ‘Advanced Analytics’ for Clean-in-place Applications
ST. PAUL, MN -- Ecolab Inc. has introduced an EPA-registered, mixed peracid sanitizer and disinfectant designed to help dairy, food, beverage and brewery processors ensure food quality, improve productivity, enhance workplace safety and reduce environmental impact. Read More...

Diversey Care Training Series Meets CITS
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division has announced that its six-part, Commit 2 Clean training series has received ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Training Standard (CITS) verification, which sets an industry standard for training and certification of frontline cleaning professionals. Read More...

With More Responsibilities, Retail FM Pros Upgrade Designation
DALLAS, TX -- The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association has announced that the Retail Facility Maintenance Professional designation is now the Retail Facility Management Professional. Read More...

Fifth Generation of Mullett Family to Lead Bradley Corp. as CEO
MENOMONEE FALLS, WI -- Bradley Corp., manufacturer of commercial washroom and emergency safety products, has announced that as the company celebrates its 95th anniversary in 2016, Bryan Mullett will be promoted to President/CEO, representing the fifth generation of leadership by the Mullett family. Read More...

Otis Connects Elevators to IoT with AT&T, Microsoft
HANNOVER, Germany -- Otis Elevator Company, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has announced a plan to connect its elevators, escalators and moving walkway equipment to the Internet of Things with AT&T while improving smart building equipment with Microsoft Corp. Read More...

Congress Funds Military, VA Facility, Infrastructure Upgrades
WASHINGTON -- The fiscal year 2016 Omnibus bill includes $80 billion in funding for key military infrastructure projects to support troops and their families, according to the House Appropriations Committee. Read More...

Kutol Offers Free Guide on Restroom Budget Control
SHARONVILLE, OH – The consumption of hand soap has increased in the past few years as the emphasis on hand washing to fight illness has boosted the public’s awareness of proper hand hygiene. At the same time, facility managers are pressured to control their budgets. Read More...

Most U.S. Office Markets See Declining Vacancy, Despite Increase
LOS ANGELES -- Vacancy in the U.S. office market inched up by 10 basis points (bps) during the first quarter of 2016, rising to 13.2 percent, even though the national office vacancy rate remains at its lowest level since 2008, according to the latest analysis from CBRE Group, Inc. Read More...

Industry News
Cleaners Have Increasing Role in Fight against Superbugs

It’s possible many in the professional cleaning industry are unaware of a major redirection in the pharmaceutical industry.

Though pharmaceutical companies spent billions of dollars and put decades of research into the development of new antibiotics after World War II, one by one, the major firms are backing away from this expensive and time consuming research, according to pharmaceutical company executives.


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