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February 1, 2011


IEHA Presents 2010 Honorary Membership Award

The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) recently awarded Bob Robinson, Sr., founder and president of Kaivac Inc., with the 2010 Honorary Membership Award for his work in providing equipment to the housekeeping management profession that protects the health of end-users, building occupants and improves the self-esteem of cleaning workers.

The recipient of the Honorary Membership Award is granted complimentary IEHA membership for life.

MilliCare Partner Given IFMA Award

Chip Rankin, president of MilliCare partner company EBC MilliCare, has been honored with an International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Award of Excellence in the Associate Member category.

IFMA''s Award of Excellence honors companies, individuals, chapters and councils who have raised the bar in their contributions to the advancement of the facility management profession and to IFMA around the globe.

Unger Announces New Vice President

Unger Enterprises Inc. recently announced the appointment of Oguz Erkan as its new vice president of global operations.

Erkan joins Unger with more than 20 years of operations leadership experience and will continue developing Unger''s world-class global supply chain by strengthening business relationships with vendors and suppliers.

Network Services Announces Staff Addition

Network Services Company recently announced the addition of Vanessa Fleenor to the marketing department in the role of market manager.

Fleenor has over 15 years of marketing experience and her background includes a variety of marketing and market research roles in the technology and food manufacturing sectors.


EPA Recognizes Ice Melt Product

North American Salt Company (NASC) recently announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Design for the Environment (DfE) label to its ice melt product Pro Series 960 Choice Formula.

The DfE label is awarded after the EPA''s review team has screened each ingredient contained in a product and found each to pose the least concern among chemicals in its class.

Earth Friendly Products Awarded For Sustainability

National Independent Sanitary Supply Companies (NISSCO) recently recognized Earth Friendly Products as the recipient of its first NISSCO Sustainability Award for their cradle-to-cradle consideration in their everyday business activities.

The company was also given the California Governor''s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for Excellence in Sustainable Building Measures.

Earth Friendly Products was selected to receive the award based on the company''s contributions in conserving California''s resources and the company''s continued efforts towards zero waste and zero emissions.

ISSA Recognizes The Budd Group

ISSA has awarded Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) certificates of achievement to The Budd Group.

The Budd Group is now one of 75 CIMS-certified organizations worldwide that have proven outstanding excellence and a commitment to the utmost in customer satisfaction.

Spartan Holds International Symposium

In early November 2010, Spartan Chemical Company Inc. held an International Symposium at their headquarters.

Representatives from Spartan in Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Lebanon, Peru and Uruguay were in attendance.

The 2010 International Symposium was designed to bring each Spartan location together to reinforce their unity and capitalize on individual strengths and experiences.

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