ISSA is pleased to announce—and congratulate—the companies whose products or services were voted by their customers as being the most innovative new releases in the cleaning industry during ISSA/INTERCLEAN® USA 2006, held October 4-7 at Chicago, IL’s McCormick Place.

The ISSA Innovation Award Program gives exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their latest cleaning industry products and services before, during, and after the tradeshow through a variety of print and online listings. The highlight of the program is a live entertainment revue held hourly right on the tradeshow floor, where each product or service is featured. After each showing, distributors, building service contractors, and in-house service providers voted for the most innovative item in each of five categories.

Innovation Award Winners

The following companies and their products received this year’s top honors as the most innovative in each of their categories:

Chemicals: Dial Corp.
Dial Renuzit® Super Odor Neutralizer—air and fabric odor neutralizer
www.dialcorp.com

Paper & Plastics: Georgia-Pacific N.A.
Georgia-Pacific Safe-T-Gard Door Tissue Dispenser & Trash Receptacle
www.gp.com

Power Equipment: Windsor Industries
Windsor iRenew Mini—low-moisture encapsulation carpet-cleaning machine
www.windsorind.com

Supplies & Accessories: Rubbermaid Commercial Products
Rubbermaid Microfiber Janitor Cart
www.rubbermaidcommercial.com

Other Products, Services & Technology: Easy Dump Products, Inc.
Easy Dump Slimline—open-construction trash receptacle
www.easydumptrashcan.com

Innovation Award Program Participants

Numerous attendees commented that it was difficult to choose a single winner in each category due to the impressive level of creativity and inventiveness that many of the entries exhibited. The following is a list of companies that participated in the ISSA Innovation Award Program with new product or service launches in 2006. These companies reflected a mix of returning and new ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibitors. For a full listing of products and descriptions, visit www.issa.com/innovation.

Advance
Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
Brulin & Co., Inc.
Clarke, Div. of ALTO
CROCS, Inc.
Cyclone Environmental Technologies, LLC
Dial Corp.
Easy Dump Products, Inc.
Georgia-Pacific N.A.
Hyso, LLC
Impact Products, LLC
Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC)
ITW Dymon
Kaivac, Inc.
Kent
Kimberly-Clark Corp., Professional Sector
Mastercraft/ Pristal
ProTeam, Inc.
Rubbermaid Commercial Products
SCA Tissue North America
Spartan Chemical Co., Inc.
Tacony Corp.
Unelko Corp.
Windsor Industries