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Cost is Top Concern in Restroom Paper Product Purchasing
FORT WASHINGTON, PA -- Cost is “king” when purchasing restroom paper products for a strong majority (78 percent) of cleaning industry professionals, but new research from Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use, reveals other important buyer considerations. Read More...

Tennant Names Woodward to Replace Paulson as CFO
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tennant Company, a cleaning solutions provider, has announced the appointment of Keith A. Woodward to the position of Senior Vice President, CFO, to replace Tom Paulson who announced his retirement earlier this year. Read More...

Kärcher Designs New U.S. HQ in Colorado
AURORA, CO – Looking to improve its U.S. operation's footprint to ensure competitiveness and sustainable growth, Kärcher and the Aurora Economic Development Council are teaming up for a new Region North America headquarter facility near Denver, Colorado, which is due to open in September 2019. Read More...

Ecolab to Acquire UK Cleaning Solutions Provider Holchem
ST. PAUL, MN -- Ecolab Inc., a provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has acquired Holchem Group Limited, a U.K.-based supplier of hygiene and cleaning products and services for the food and beverage, foodservice and hospitality industries. Read More...

IICRC Creating Leather Cleaning and Maintenance Standard
LAS VEGAS -- The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is seeking volunteers to serve on a consensus body for the development of the new BSR/IICRC S340 Standard for Professional Cleaning and Maintenance of Leather Furnishings. Read More...

Tiger Global Helps Capitalize Tech Start-Up Facilio’s Expansion
BANGALORE -- To build and strengthen market presence across the Middle East, the U.S., and Indian markets, as well as expand into new territories, Bangalore-based Facilities Management Tech start-up Facilio has raised $6.4 million from international venture capitalists, Tiger Global Management, LLC and existing investor Accel. Read More...

‘Tis the Season to Reduce the Spread of Flu
CINCINNATI -- Gifts aren’t the only things hiding during the holiday season. A recent study found that the average airport self-check-in screen contained 253,857 colony-forming units of bacteria, and airport gate arm rests harbored more than 21,630. Read More...

To Raise Its Profile, Afflink Releases Company Fact Sheet
TUSCALOOSA, AL -- AFFLINK, a global supply chain manager, has released a company ‘Fact Sheet’ after it found  that many attendees at the recent ISSA trade show have heard of AFFLINK, but are not that familiar with what it is or what it does. Read More...

KONE Expands in BC with Eltec Acquisition
VANCOUVER, BC -- KONE, a manufacturer of elevators and escalators, has acquired the service and repair business of Eltec Elevator Ltd. in Vancouver, British Columbia, including its operations throughout the greater Vancouver metropolitan area. Read More...

Most Wonderful? Make the Holiday Season More Environment Friendly
BLOOMINGTON, IN – When we use about 8,000 tons of wrapping paper during the holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year isn't that wonderful for the environment. Read More...

Industry News
Hardening of Building Roofs
Air Force Weathers Michael with Metal-over-Metal Retrofit

When the U.S. Air Force recently retrofitted a 7,800 square-foot building at Hurlburt Field AFB in Florida to meet a Category V hurricane, it proved to be a sound investment.

With the recent catastrophic damage from Hurricane Michael at nearby Tyndall Air Force Base and elsewhere on the Florida Panhandle, the project just 82 miles away suffered no damage, even with Michael’s documented peak wind speed of 155 MPH.

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