WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
AAA Advertising Specialties, Youngsville, NC
Brevard Uniform Co., Titusville, FL
Coverall Uniform Linen & Mats, Fort McMurray, AB Canada
Page the Cleaner, Edmonton, AB Canada
WELCOME NEW SUPPLIER
Maple Ridge Farms
Sterling B2B Group
The Magnet Group
IN THE NEWS
MEMBER COMPANY RECEIVES SAFETY AWARD
Dennis Porch, service manager for Member company Health Mats, accepted an award for 2016 Contractor Safety Excellence Award for outstanding Safety, Health, and Environmental Performance at the DuPont Facilities Services and Real Estate Safety meeting on January 24th.
“Health Mats takes pride in working with DuPont on floor safety and we are always looking for opportunities to implement best practices.” Dennis Porch
MAT ROLLER ADDS NEW FEATURES
Known for combining “workhorse” reliability that lasts with cutting-edge technology, Consolidated Laundry Machinery (www.clmco.com) has released its two newly improved mat roller models: designed to improve overall plant safety while increasing productivity.The new models have the capability of rolling mats with backing up or down, preventing mats from being damaged while doing the job twice as fast. The option of switching from automatic mode to manual foot pedal control is also a new feature, giving the operator more control and safety while reducing the operator’s long and short-term injuries. CLM’s mat rollers can be customized with direct-to-cart or return-to-feed discharge.CLM’s president, Gabriel Camacho, said, “In response to customer feedback, we dedicated resources aimed at producing a new and improved version of our already popular automatic mat rolling machine and are pleased at the market’s warm response.”
SUPERIOR UNIFORM PRESIDENT, ALAN SCHWARTZ, TO RETIRE
Effective March 31, Superior Uniform Group, Inc.® President, Alan Schwartz, retired from the Company.Mr. Schwartz stated “I am extraordinarily proud of what the Superior team has accomplished during my tenure, and am confident that the Company will continue to successfully execute its strategies and grow shareholder value.”
AUGUSTA SPORTSWEAR MERGER
Augusta Sportswear Group (ASG) continues its merge of the Augusta Sportswear®, Holloway® and High Five® divisions. The consolidation began in late 2016 with the creation of a single sales force and will result in one catalog and transaction for purchasing all brands by 2017.The resulting product portfolio offers 22 sports and 1600 styles; the largest selection of sportswear available. The Augusta Sportswear® brand focuses on youth recreational leagues, travel clubs, and middle schools, while Holloway®, with its rich tradition in varsity jackets and superior outerwear, targets primarily high schools, elite clubs and universities. The High Five® brand specializes in soccer and volleyball uniforms.Not currently purchasing from all three companies? Check out Augusta Sportswear in the Members’ Only section of the website for an opening order discount when establishing an account with Holloway or High Five. You’ll also find our Member special pricing program. To open an account, contact Holloway and High Five customer service at (800) 311-5156 or Augusta Sportswear customer service at (800) 237-6695.
NEXT-GENERATION BAR MOPS
Members will soon have access to the Proton Towel, a new and improved solution for cleaning wherever disinfecting and sanitizing is required. In testing, the Proton removed 99.9% of pathogens and 99.99% of Biofilm on surfaces with just water. Unlike regular towels and microfiber, the Proton is also sanitizer-compatible, actually enhancing the performance of disinfectants. Designed for healthcare where staph infections impact roughly 90,000 patients annually, the technology keeps people safe and healthy and has applications in F&B, schools, food processing, etc. The Proton Towel equals other microfiber towels in service today in terms of durability. Developed by Tietex, the Made in the USA Proton Towel will be introduced at CLEAN. Watch for information coming to your inbox soon or contact Gary Dean at (888) 830-7872 for details.