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Sealed Air Sells Diversey Care to Bain Capital for $3.2 Billion
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Sealed Air Corporation has agreed to sell its Diversey Care division and the food hygiene and cleaning business within its Food Care division (together “New Diversey”) for approximately $3.2 billion to Bain Capital Private Equity, a global private investment firm. Read More...

Study Shows 71 Percent of Wheelchair Ramps Not ADA-Compliant
LOS ANGELES -- A recent independent study of seven rubber wheelchair ramps from leading manufacturers, conducted by Sotter Engineering Corporation, revealed that only two of the seven ramps met the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) minimum requirements for slope and grade. Read More...

MilliCare Names Willis to Grow Franchise Network
SPARTANBURG, SC -- Commercial floor and textile care provider milliCare has named Steve Willis to be its network managing director, from which he will lead all aspects of growth and performance within the global milliCare franchise network. Read More...

Diamond Chemical Names Duggan CFO
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Diamond Chemical Co. Inc., a national of laundry, warewash, floor care, housekeeping, and industrial specialty products, has announce the addition of David J. Duggan as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Read More...

WAXIE Recognized for Support of Guard Reserve
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – WAXIE Sanitary Supply has been named a “Patriotic Employer” for its support of the National Guard and Reserve service. Read More...

Premier Picks Diversey Care’s Disinfectant Cleaner Wipes
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division has been selected by Premier Inc., a healthcare improvement company, for a 3-year group purchasing contract for its leading Oxivir and Avert disinfectant cleaner wipes. Read More...

Water Risk Monetizer Uses the Cloud to Address Scarcity
ST. PAUL, MN -- With decreasing availability and declining quality, global demand for water will exceed supply by 40 percent by 2030, according to the United Nations, as a result, Ecolab has joined Microsoft and Trucost in a collaboration to help businesses address their water risks. Read More...

ISSA Taking Submissions for Innovation Awards
NORTHBROOK, IL -- ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has announced that its Innovation Award Program is now accepting entries for 2017. Read More...

Servpro Expands PGA Sponsorship with Fantasy Golf League
GALLATIN, TN -- Recognizing the ever-growing popularity of golf, SERVPRO has expanded its relationship with the PGA TOUR by becoming the presenting sponsor of the PGA Fantasy Golf games, available at pgatour.com/fantasy. Read More...

Berkeley Lab Looks to Improve Building Controls, Energy Efficiency
BERKELEY, CA -- The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been awarded more than $4 million by the Department of Energy to undertake three projects aimed at improving the energy efficiency of buildings, which account for more than 40 percent of the country’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Read More...

Industry News
Groundhog Removal
Nuisance Mammal’s Burrows Can Destroy Lawns, Foundations

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow last month as part of a legend that says if a furry rodent casts a shadow on the second day of February, winter continues and he goes back to sleep for six more weeks.

If you have a groundhog on your property resting up for spring, consider that they are not as benign or cute as they may appear. In fact, pest professionals consider groundhogs a common, nuisance mammal whose burrows can destroy lawns and undermine foundations.

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