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(BOISE, ID.) ProTeam®, the company that created the original and Next Generation backpack vacuums, was named Vendor of the Year by JAN-PRO®, the worldwide commercial cleaning franchise.

“Our partnership with ProTeam during the past 15 years has contributed in part to JAN-PRO becoming number one as a franchising organization for eight years running,” said Dennis Thompson, JAN-PRO Chief Operating Officer. “JAN-PRO is proud to have an excellent partner like ProTeam and honored to recognize them as our Vendor of the Year for 2013-2014.”

This award recognizes ProTeam for advancements in technology, including cleaning with greater efficiency and ProTeam’s state-of-the-art Four Level® Filtration w/HEPA for improved Indoor Air Quality.

“This is the highest honor of recognition from any customer, and one that everyone at ProTeam shares,” said ProTeam National Account Manager Lisa Winter. “Each person and representative of ProTeam has helped to set us apart. I am so proud to work with a team of such dedicated and professional individuals.”

JAN-PRO comprises 11,000 franchisees that serve nearly 35,000 customers across thirteen countries. Regularly ranked as a top performing franchise in such publications as Franchise World and Entrepreneur Magazine, JAN-PRO is known for their quality commitment and processes - the JAN-PRO Signature Clean®.


ProTeam (www.pro-team.com) became a global phenomenon in the commercial cleaning world in 1987 after introducing a game-changing design innovation, the lightweight backpack vacuum. Scientific studies and maintenance crews consistently find ProTeam vacuums save time, money and resources while improving indoor air quality. In 2009, Emerson—a diversified global manufacturing and technology company—acquired ProTeam, and the legacy of innovation continues with the Next Generation of backpack vacuums, the Super Coach Pro® and the cordless GoFree® Pro.

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion.  For more information, visitEmerson.com.