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September 19, 2010
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Diamond Chemical Hires Technical Sales Representative

Diamond Chemical Company Inc. recently announced the addition of Bob Wilkinson to the company as a technical sales representative.

Wilkinson will be involved with sales and service for commercial laundry facilities in the New England region.

ISS Facility Services Appoints CEO

ISS Facility Services Inc. (ISS) recently announced the appointment of Sean Bond as chief executive officer (CEO).

Effective on March 22, Bond assumed the leadership of ISS in the United States from outgoing CEO Darrell Glover, who is retiring after founding the organization over 30 years ago.

Powr-Flite Hires Marketing Director

Manufacturer and distributor of commercial floor care equipment Powr-Flite recently announced the hiring of Gary Pelphrey as marketing director.

Pelphrey has over 20 years of experience in marketing and management, including serving as marketing director of Omaha Steaks and Speedway Motors.

Betco Promotes Director Of Training And Sustainability

Betco Corporation recently announced that John Reed has been promoted to the director of sustainability and training.

Reed''s main responsibility as the director of sustainability and training will be creating, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive ecological program that serves the needs of Betco''s customers.

Reed has been a member of the Betco team for 24 years and immersed in the JanSan industry for over 35 years.


Nilfisk Launches Combustible Dust Website

Nilfisk CFM, the industrial vacuum division of Nilfisk-Advance America, recently developed a website that specifically addresses the issue of combustible dust in the manufacturing industry.

Through videos, fact sheets, application photos and links to sites like the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration''s (OSHA) National Emphasis Program on Combustible Dust, www.explosionproof-vacuum.com gives visitors access to pertinent information regarding combustible dust and fire/explosion prevention.

Kimberly-Clark Professional Announces NASCAR Sponsorship

Kimberly-Clark Professional recently announced that its WYPALL brand of cleaning wipers will be the title sponsor of the Phoenix International Raceway''s November North American Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Nationwide Series race.

The WYPALL 200 Powered by Kimberly-Clark Professional, which is set to start at 2:30 p.m. MST on Saturday, November 13, is the first such race entitlement partnership for WYPALL in NASCAR.

Pro-Link Introduces An Environmental Savings Calculator

Pro-Link Inc., a JanSan buying and marketing group, recently launched an Environmental Savings Calculator to help end-users determine how many plastic bottles are being saved when they select more sustainable floor pads.

The Environmental Savings Calculator, which complements Pro-Link''s "It''s Easy to be Green" pads program, is available electronically on the company''s website.

AFFLINK Forms Partnership With Diversey Inc.

AFFLINK LLC, the only member-driven sales and marketing group in the JanSan industry, recently added Diversey Inc. to its organization.

AFFLINK President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dennis Riffer said: "Diversey Inc. has been an innovator in the cleaning industry for years. Their addition to our organization immediately strengthens our position in global accounts as well as in the local marketplace for our members. This is a big win, and one that we believe will pay dividends to all parties for years to come."

Fish Window Cleaning Welcomes New Staff

Fish Window Cleaning Services Inc. recently announced the appointment and the hiring of two staff members: Harry Cohen and David Kipp.

Cohen, previously a partner in the Meineke Muffler franchises in Buffalo, New York, has been named a district manager at Fish Window Cleaning Services.

Kipp, formerly the general manager for Fish Window Cleaning, was appointed as a franchise support specialist.

Cintas Given A Sustainability All-Star Award

Cintas Corporation recently announced that its eco-friendly clothing concepts were awarded Apparel magazine''s second annual Sustainability All-Star Award at the Apparel Tech Conference West in Irvine, California.

Cintas'' green apparel collections are made from post-consumer waste, keeping as many as 25 plastic bottles out of landfills per suit.


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