ISSA is pleased to 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® North America 2008, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, September 8-11.

One winner was chosen in each of five categories: Chemicals; Paper/Plastics; Power Equipment; Supplies/Accessories; and Services, Technology & Other Products.

And in addition to revealing many never-before-seen products this year, ISSA’s Innovation Awards Program went “green”! Products or services designated as environmentally preferable or sustainable—based on third-party criteria from the industry—were listed as green entries. Then, distributors, building service contractors, and in-house service providers voted for the most innovative product or service in each category as well as for the top three most innovative green products.

The ISSA Innovation Award winners were announced Thursday, September 11, at 10:00 a.m., during a ceremony on the exhibit floor, and the winners earned the right to use the 2008 ISSA Innovation Award Winner logo to promote their product or service.

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: Waterbury Cos., Inc.
Microbemax Continuous Cleaning System (CSS)

Paper/Plastics: Georgia-Pacific N.A. Commercial Business
SmartStock Ultra Cutlery Dispenser & Carousel

Power Equipment: NSS Enterprises, Inc.
Charger 2022DB with Sulky

Supplies/Accessories: JohnsonDiversey
ProSpeedTM Floor Finish Applicator System

Services, Technology & Other Products: Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Inc.
DVAC 1-PASS Cleaning Solution

Green Awards
Waterhouse Solutions LLC
Ecolab, Inc.
Kaivac, Inc.

Innovation Award Program Participants
Attendees commented that it was difficult to choose a single winner in each category due to the impressive level of creativity and innovation that many of the entries exhibited. The companies that participated in the Innovation Awards Program with new product or service launches in 2008 reflected a mix of returning and new ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibitors. For a full listing of products and descriptions, visit www.issa.com/innovation.