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Voting Opens for the ISSA Innovation Awards
Print Article Contributed by BSM Staff

NORTHBROOK, IL -- ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has announced that voting is now open for the 2017 ISSA Innovation Award program, which recognizes the cleaning industry’s most innovative products and services as voted on by cleaning-industry distributors, building service contractors, in-house service providers, and residential cleaners.

The program features new products and services from top manufacturers and suppliers throughout the cleaning industry. Entries are organized in five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services and Technology, and Supplies and Accessories (see the complete list of entries by category below).

All exhibiting entries will be on display in the ISSA Innovation Showcase, Booth 709, during the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2017 Trade Show and ISSA Convention in Las Vegas, NV, September 11-14.

“This year’s emerging products and services are remarkable and truly embody our industry’s constant push to innovate,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “Good luck to the judges and voters who have to pick just one winner from each category!”

Voting for the Category awards remains open online through Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The winners of the Category awards will be announced at 11:45 a.m., Monday, September 11, during the ISSA Lunch and Learn session at ISSA/INTERCLEAN. Voting continues on-site, with show attendees able to view the products in person and cast votes for the Visitors’ Choice awards. The winners of these awards will be announced during the ISSA Innovation Awards Ceremony to be held at the ISSA Innovation Showcase, Booth 709, Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.

The second annual overall ISSA Innovation of the Year Award will also be presented by popular comedian and TV personality Howie Mandel during the ISSA Innovation Awards Ceremony. This overall winner will be picked by a panel of judges with a weighted rating system based on a combination of the online and on-site voting results. The panel of judges consists of industry experts, media, and member representatives.

Online voters will be automatically entered monthly drawings to win one of three US$50 Amazon gift cards. Three lucky winners will be selected each month. On-site voters will be entered to win one of the two grand prizes, a $200 gift card or registration and a trip to Dallas to attend the ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America 2018 Trade Show and ISSA Convention free of charge.

Below are the entries by category.

Cleaning Agents
3M Commercial Solutions Division—Stone Floor Protection System
Athea Laboratories, Inc.—Cdiff™ Disinfectant Tablets
Deb Group, an SC Johnson Co.—Solopol GFX
Fresh Wave IAQ by OMI Industries—Smoke Away Air & Fabric Liquid
Kärcher—CarpetExpert Carpet Care
NanoTouch Materials—Self-Cleaning Surfaces for Travel and Hospitality
SC Johnson Professional— Hard Surface Floor Care System

Clorox Professional Products Co.—Clorox® Total 360™ System
Fragrance Delivery Technologies Ltd.—JAZZ by Oxy-Gen Powered
GP PRO—EnMotion® Flex Paper Towel System
HOSPECO—Evogen™ No Touch Toilet Seat Cover Dispenser
SC Johnson Professional—Chemical Dispensing Unit

CleanMax Commercial Vacuums—Cordless Upright Vacuum
Diversey Care, a Division of Sealed Air—TASKI® Intellibot SWINGOBOT 2000™
I-Team Global—i-mop XXL
Kärcher—BV 5/1 Bp
Makita USA, Inc.—Robotic Vacuum Minuteman International, Inc.—RoboScrub 20
Nilfisk, Inc.—Advance Liberty A50
ProTeam, Inc.—GoFree Flex Pro w/ ProBlade Kit
Square Scrub—Doodle Skate

Services & Technology
CleanTelligent Software—Business Intelligence Software
DDI System—Inform ERP Software
Diversey Care, a Division of Sealed Air —MoonBeam3
ePurchasing Network—eCommerce Sales & Marketing Platform
Kaivac, Inc.—KaiTutor Pulito Paper Co. Ltd.—Compressed Packaging
Swept—Enhanced Translation
Tennant Co.—Hassle-Free Service Plan with Service Reporter Technology

Supplies & Accessories
Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Inc.—Heavy-Duty Adaptable Cart
Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Inc.—Resist
Sofidel Group—Biotech Toilet Paper

To attend ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2017 and see the entries firsthand, visit www.issa.com/register.

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