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The Wild West
A look at recent BSC news and industry hot topics from America's most diverse region
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Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:24

The Best Ways to Clean and Care for Microfiber

With the increase in popularity of this picky fabric in commercial settings, ensuring you are equipped with the right methods to clean and care for it is imperative.

Back in 1923, Alfred Richter, who founded what was then known as the National Sanitary Supply Association, said the reason he formed the organization was to provide a meeting place of successful distributors, drawn from various metropolitan cities, [which allows them to] exchange ideas that would be beneficial to all. Now known as ISSA, the International Sanitary and Supply Association continues to provide an annual gathering place for JanSan distributors.

Floodwater fills the news reports and the headlines say that Louisiana is experiencing the worst flooding since Hurricane Sandy. This has left some of us wondering: what will happen once the water abates? The cleaning process for extreme water damage is exhaustive and being prepared to deal with the aftermath of water damage is a crucial part of providing comprehensive services that allow your organization to keep growing.

The federal government has banned a litany of chemicals used in antibacterial products, claiming that manufacturers have failed to show that they are safe and effective. The two main ingredients targeted are triclosan and triclocarban, according to newstation KHON 2.

Friday, 20 November 2015 14:27

Quality Labor and Increasing Minimum Wage

With recent mandates in minimum wage increases across the US, hiring a quality staff has become a challenge for BSCs. Hiring professional, dependable, and motivated employees, while keeping rates low enough to win bids is a real challenge. As the President and CEO of The Kleane Kare Team, I have learned by trial and error how to run a successful business.

(BOISE, ID.) ProTeam’s Super Coach Pro® backpack vacuum and Super HalfVac® Pro backpack/hipstyle vacuum were chosen by distributors for the 2014 Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Choice Award. Online users voted for the most innovative and useful sanitary supply products of the year, choosing ProTeam® vacuums from nearly 280 possible products.

Maumee, OH. – March 15, 2014— 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 today the availablity of it’s next generation CompuClean software.

The Fastdraw Pro can be easily mounted to a flat wall or a corner and is the perfect device for dispensing your preferred cleaning chemicals into bottles and buckets.
Betco Corporation® is pleased to announce the Author, consultant and cleaning industry educator William R. Griffin will personally instruct the course and seating is limited to 30 attendees. For more information or to register for the 2 day- IICRC- Stone, Masonry and Tile Technician certification course (SMT) being held on April 2 & 3 at Betco in Toledo, OH.
Betco Corporation® unveiled their newest equipment innovation at the ISSA/Interclean trade show in Las Vegas ... The new Crewman™ Orbital Strip Machines deliver maximum head pressure to increase productivity and effectiveness for all surface prep needs!
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