CHICAGO — ISSA honored achievers in the professional cleaning industry during the 2009 ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America Trade Show at McCormick Place South, according to a press release.
According to the release, the Star 40 Awards were presented at the recipients'' booths during the week of the show; the YES Industry Special Achievement Award was presented at the YES Networking Reception on Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Chicago; and the Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award and the Manufacturer Representatives'' Distinguished Service Award were presented at the ISSA General Meeting that took place this morning.
This year''s Star 40 Award recipients, member companies that have participated as exhibitors in the annual ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America Trade Show for at least 40 years, are: Theochem Laboratories Inc. of Tampa, Florida; Quest Chemical Corporation of Houston, Texas; and Impact Products LLC of Toledo, Ohio, the release stated.
The Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award, which honors a person who has demonstrated leadership, professionalism and exceptional service through his or her innovation, elevation of industry standards, and promotion of the association’s growth and development, went to Mattie Chinks of Laval, QC, Canada-based Avmor Ltd., the release noted.
The Manufacturer Representatives’ Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes a person within the industry who has had a positive impact on the industry and the association, and who has been supportive of manufacturer representatives, went to Don Lees of Oklahoma City-based Big D Industries Inc., the release added.
According to the release, the YES Industry Special Achievement Award, which honors an individual or company who has made substantial contributions to the advancement of the cleaning industry who has demonstrated strong support of YES, is W. Grant Watkinson of Wilsonville, Oregon-based Coastwide Laboratories Inc.
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