ADDISON, IL — Cherokee Equipment Inc. of Washington Township, New Jersey, was recently recognized as the 2009 Earth Friendly Products Proline "Manufacturer Representative Firm of the Year" for the second year in a row. Accepting the award was Vince Marchetti, president and owner of Cherokee Equipment Inc. The firm represents the Earth Friendly Products Proline in eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, metropolitan New York, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C. and northern Virginia.
The award is based on gross sales, commitment and dedication to the Earth Friendly Products Proline and was launched in February, 2008.
"The success of Cherokee Equipment can be attributed to Vince Marchetti and his enthusiasm for healthier products, his understanding of green chemistry and his commitment to provide outstanding service to his customers," says Luke Bobek, director of industrial and institutional sales for Earth Friendly Products Proline. "His in-depth knowledge of our 100 percent sustainable, plant-based products combined with his relationships with distributors and end-users make him an incredible asset to Earth Friendly Products. His commitment and dedication is vital to growing our business with successful, long-term, select distributors."
Marchetti has championed environmentally preferred products and techniques since the inception of Cherokee Equipment Inc. in 1997.
"Our industry has come a long way over the last 15 years," Marchetti points out. "Technology now gives us healthier, environmentally preferred products and equipment without sacrificing power and performance. I am particularly impressed with the HMIS ratings on Earth Friendly Products that provide a real measurement tool for my customers."
Earth Friendly Products has been developing and manufacturing its unique line of 100% sustainable, plant-based products since 1989. The company''s professional line joins it well-known retail and pet care divisions with over 40 different plant-based cleaning products including cleaners, degreasers, floor products, polishers, kitchen soaps, and laundry detergents. All products are made with 100 percent sustainable, plant-based ingredients, including Parsley Plus, the industry''s only parsley-based multi-purpose cleaner-degreaser-deodorizer and an olive oil-based furniture polish. Earth Friendly Products is recognized as a Green Patriot Green 100 company, a Champion Partner of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Design for Environment (DfE) Safer Detergent Stewardship Initiative (SDSI) program and has products designated for preferred procurement status by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred program.