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HOSPECO, a manufacturer of personal care, cleaning and protection products is currently celebrating its first century of business. 

Founded in 1919, at the start of U.S. prohibition and in the aftermath of World War I, the past 100 years speak to the diligence, reliability, and integrity of HOSPECO, says the company in a statement. It has thrived in number of product categories tied together by a common thread: providing personal care products, keeping facilities clean, and assuring workers and patrons remain safe.

The company began as a pioneer in personal care products in public restrooms and quickly emerged as a leader in vended menstrual care products. HOSPECO soon expanded its product offering in public restrooms with the addition of toilet seat covers and air-care products.

This century, HOSPECO has established its expertise in core markets of janitorial and office supply, healthcare, hospitality, and foodservice. The company organizes its product offering into a bundle of distinct categories, from which customers are assured quality, breadth of line, innovation, and category expertise.

More than 1,200 independent distributors sell HOSPECO products. With headquarters in Cleveland and facilities in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sparks, Nevada, and Irvine, California, HOSPECO says it is proudest of its more than 450 dedicated employees who contribute daily to the its success and keep the company growing and innovating. 

“We personally and professionally value all of our distributors and, really, our world revolves around them. We thank each for our 100 years and we celebrate that loyalty,” says Bill Hermann, HOSPECO’s vice president of sales and marketing. “In addition, we couldn’t have continued to grow, maintain relevance, and innovate for over 100 years without the talent and dedication of our HOSPECO team, whose passion and dedication to our mission and our customers will continue for the next 100 years. We recognize and thank all the generations of HOSPECO employees.”