ISSA Backs Cleaning Act
ISSA, Lincolnwood, Ill. expressed its support for the State of Illinois’ Green Cleaning Schools Act.

ISSA supported the Illinois Green Government Coordinating Council’s (IGGCC) approach to qualifying green cleaning product formulations by referencing Green Seal certified products, Environmental Choice Ecologo products and the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Design for the Environment Formulator Program.

The draft guidelines adopt a similar approach to qualifying environmentally sensitive jan/san paper products by referencing Green Seal, Environmental Choice and the U.S. EPA’s Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines for Commercial and Industrial Sanitary Tissue. The draft guidelines provide specifications for green powered cleaning equipment.

ISSA is working with the Healthy Schools Campaign and the Illinois lieutenant governor’s office to develop a program and sponsorship opportunity that would direct business to ISSA distributor and building service contractor members that are capable of providing green cleaning products and services that comply with the Illinois Green Cleaning Schools Act.

SDA Releases Book On Cleaning And Hygiene
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), Washington, D.C., has unveiled, a Web site that houses a new publication that describes the historic and present-day impact on hygiene and cleaning on public health.

Against Disease: The Impact of Hygiene and Cleanliness on Health, examines the historical scientific record on the role of sanitation, medical advances, and personal hygiene and cleanliness to reduce the incidence of disease-related morbidity and mortality. The book examines records of soap production and consumption from the United States, England and other areas of the world.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Winchester Va., has reached three million hours without a lost-time injury.

HOST Racine Industries Inc., Racine, Wis., is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of its HOST School.

The training and certification program was started with the goal of providing industry professionals with the knowledge they need to properly use HOST Dry Extraction Carpet Cleaning Systems along with a comprehensive overview of carpet cleaning and maintenance.

The company has held more than 1,490 classes and the school has been in 43 states and 37 countries.

Eco Concepts, Minneapolis, has been issued a patent for their cleaning solutions.

Network Services Co., Mt. Prospect, Ill., has reflected double digit growth for the fourth consecutive year.

The company also added five new distributors including Laval, Quebec-based Wood Wyant Inc., giving the company its first Canadian presence in the jan/san market.

SCA Tissue North America, Neenah, Wis., announced approval of a $23 million investment in its Menasha, Wis., paper mill. This is phase two of a multi-year upgrade of the plant’s operations.

The cornerstone of phase two is the installation of new technology and process modifications that will allow the plant to increase its use of lower grade waste paper in its recycling mix.

The company also donated $50,000 to sponsor a waterslide at the Neenah-Menasha YMCA.

Betco Corp., Toledo Ohio, promoted Jeff Satterfield to division manager. Satterfield will be responsible for managing Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. He has been with the company since 2001.

Richard F. Whitaker was named director of franchise operations of Coverall Mountain & Pacific’s Senior Leadership Team, Carpinteria, Calif. Whitaker will oversee the regional directors of the four regional offices and will be responsible for launching other regional offices.

Unisource Worldwide Inc., Norcross, Ga., named Walter Glenn business manager of its packaging unit.

Spartan Chemical Co. Inc., Maumee, Ohio named Richard Jackson and Ray Willson regional managers.

Mark Lyle was named executive director of RDA Advantage, Chicago.

Hamburg Industries Inc., Hamburg, Pa., announced John Stevens director of sales.

Clark National Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., named Robert J. Dwyer executive vice president- finance and COO and Steve Enustun corporate director of sales, HMR/packer processor division.

The von Drehle Corp., Hickory, N.C., named Carey Latimer vice president of operations and Craig Keenan CFO.

Mike Schaefer was named vice president and chief technical officer of Tennant Co., Minneapolis.

Multi-Clean, Shoreview, Minn., promoted Michael Tarvin to vice president in charge of the company’s Multi-Clean Division. The company also promoted Curtis Starken to director of operations and Michael Elms as manager of technical services for Multi-Clean.