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Seal of Approval Begins 2012 With New Products
The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Seal of Approval (SOA) testing and certification program for carpet cleaning products and equipment has grown steadily in recent weeks, with the addition of 12 new vacuums, 9 solutions and 2 extractors to the SOA-approved lists, bringing the total of approval products and equipment to 828.
A Newcomer to SOA Solutions
In cleaning solutions, Zep Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, achieved the Seal of Approval for its in-tank solution Zep Safe 2 Dose Carpet Extractor Cleaner.
Misco Products Corporation of Reading, Pennsylvania earned the Seal of Approval for the following products: Majestic Carpet Solutions Rinse and Neutralizer in-tank solution, Majestic Carpet Solutions Triple Action Multi-Enzyme Spotter and Deodorizer (Cherry Almond) pet stain and odor cleaner, the Majestic Carpet Solutions Triple Action Multi-Enzyme Spotter and Deodorizer pet stain and odor cleaner, and finally the Majestic Carpet Solutions Encapsulating Carpet Cleaner spot remover.
The Triple S Company of Billerica, Massachusetts earned the Seal of Approval for the following three products: Bio-Enzymatic Spotter pet stain and odor remover, N-CAPSUL-8 spot remover, and Carpet Rinse Plus in-tank solution.
Rochester Midland Corporation of Rochester, North Carolina earned the Seal of Approval for its Proxi Spray and Walk Away spot remover.
SOA Vacuums Enter 2012 on a Strong Note
In vacuums, Advance, Inc., of Plymouth, Michigan, earned approval for two new models; the Advance Spectrum 12H commercial upright and CarpeTriever wide area vacuum. Both achieved Bronze-Level certification.
Pacific Floor Care of Muskegon, Michigan adds its second machine to the Seal of Approval program with the Bronze-Level certification of its Alpha wide area commercial vacuum.
A new name joins the Seal of Approval program:Thoro-Matic of Muskegon, Michigan, achieved Bronze-Level approval for its T-M wide area commercial upright.
Joining the program at the Silver Level is the PF90 commercial upright from PowrFlite, a division of the Tacony Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas.
Panasonic Commercial Vacuum Cleaners of Secaucus, New Jersey earned Silver-Level approval for its Panasonic MC-V5210 commercial upright and Bronze-Level certification for the Panasonic MC-GG213, also a commercial upright.
The Hoover Company of Glenwillow, Ohio earned approval at the Silver Level for its CH50100 Professional Series Bagged Upright.
Oreck Manufacturing Company of Cookeville, Tennessee earned the Seal of Approval at the Silver Level for its U7030 Platinum household upright with the HEPA Odor Fighter Inner Bag. The company's LW100 Magnesium household upright with the HEPA Oder Fighter Inner Bag entered the program at the Gold Level. Oreck also earned Silver-Level approval for its U4300 Graphite household upright with HEPA Inner Bag as well as its U7210 XL Edge household upright with HEPA Inner Bag.
Extractors Increase SOA Rolls
In deep cleaning extractors, Advance of Plymouth, Minnesota, has earned Bronze-Level approval for two of its portable models, the Advance ET600 - 100H and the Advance ET600 - 400H.
Clarke Manufacturers of Springdale, Arkansas earned approval for its portable units Bext Pro 100H and Bext Pro 400H; both at the Bronze-Level.
The Tennant Companyof Minneapolis, Minnesota earned Bronze-Level approval for its self-contained unit, Tennant EX-SC-1020.
Congratulations to all the new SOA participants.