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Americo Manufacturing named ISS Preferred supplier

April 15, 2014
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ACWORTH, GA — Americo, one of the world’s largest floor pad manufacturers, is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with ISS, a universal outsourcing provider of facility management services. Americo has been named the preferred global supplier of floor pads to all ISS locations worldwide. The agreement includes delivery of floor pads and floor care accessories to ISS in many of the 50+ locations ISS has globally.

Americo will provide floor pads and related cleaning products to ISS facilities in North America through strategic distribution channels. In Europe and other select parts of the world, Americo and ISS have partnered with Sealed Air – Diversey Care division, the ISS global partner for cleaning and hygiene solutions, to deliver Americo’s floor pads to the marketplace under the newly launched TASKI-Americo® brand. “We are excited to have been selected as a preferred supplier by ISS. This alliance further supports Americo as a global leader and undoubtedly exhibits the strength of the value proposition and expertise we bring to the market place. We look forward to working in partnership with ISS and their preferred distribution networks globally, to provide the industry with an inclusive offering,” said Chief Executive Officer of Americo Manufacturing Company, Lenny Shutzberg.

Americo is well-known for their unique green position, producing consistently high quality products along with their environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. Joe Mann, Group Category Manager, Cleaning for ISS Group Procurement said, “When ISS initiated the supplier vetting process, it was crucial to find an organization with a strong global presence and a vision that was complementary to our own core values. Americo is one of the most technologically advanced producers of nonwoven materials in our industry, and their market depth and unique eco-friendly position make Americo an ideal partner for ISS. Working collaboratively with Americo and Diversey Care, ISS will now be able to supply a comprehensive system to our customers with one of the most optimal cleaning solutions available in the industry. Diversey Care will offer this complete system of equipment, chemicals and floor pads—all under the TASKI® brand. These synergies will bring efficiency to our supply chain, deliver value and savings to ISS operations, and help ISS deliver more excellent service to our customers.” Olivier Braun, Building Care Portfolio Director at Diversey Care added: “The integration of the TASKI Americo® floor pad line into our solutions is one more step into the extension of our leadership in Floor Care. It enables us to strengthen the value we deliver to ISS and all our customers in optimizing operational efficiency and reducing total costs of cleaning, while uncompromising on sustainability.”

About Americo Manufacturing Company
Americo Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Acworth, Georgia is a leading manufacturer of sustainable products such as synthetic and natural fiber floor pads, hand pads, utility pads and floor matting. 100% of the polyester fiber used in pads produced by Americo comes from recycled material from post-industrial and post-consumer waste and the only binders used in their manufacturing process are water-based. Americo’s products are currently sold worldwide as the company enters into their 45th year of operation. For more information on Americo, visit www.americomfg.com.

About ISS
The ISS Group was founded in Copenhagen in 1901 and has grown to become one of the world’s leading Facility Services companies. ISS offers a wide range of services such as: Cleaning, Catering, Security, Property and Support Services as well as Facility Management. Global revenue amounted to almost DKK 78.5 billion in 2013 and ISS has more than 530,000 employees and local operations in more than 50 countries across Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and Pacific, serving thousands of both public and private sector customers. For more information on the ISS Group, visit www.issworld.com.

About Diversey Care and Sealed Air
Diversey Care is a division of Sealed Air Corp., a leader in food and other protective packaging solutions. Sealed Air recently completed its acquisition of Diversey, creating the new global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. For more information about Diversey Care, please visit www.diversey.com.

Sealed Air Corporation creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2013, the Company generated revenue of approximately $7.7 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning and Diversey™ cleaning and hygiene solutions, ensures a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments. Sealed Air has approximately 25,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

 

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