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Swisher Hygiene acquires Idaho-based chemical firm

January 27, 2011
CHARLOTTE, NC — Swisher Hygiene Inc., a leading full-service hygiene solutions provider, has announced that it has acquired Express Restaurant Equipment Service Inc., an Idaho-based hygiene and chemicals company, according to a press release.
Express Service provides specialty chemicals and service programs such as warewash, laundry, housekeeping and floor care to the foodservice, hospitality and health care industries, the release stated.
Concurrent with the acquisition, Bob Boyd, the founder of Express Service, has been appointed Swisher Hygiene''s distributor sales manager and Swisher Hygiene will be offering positions to all Express Service employees, the release noted.
"We continue to look for the best opportunities to build upon our Western presence, and adding Express Service to the Swisher Hygiene family is a prime example of this," said Steven R. Berrard, chief executive officer (CEO) of Swisher Hygiene.
"Boyd''s more than 30 years of experience in the industry will allow Swisher Hygiene to capitalize on his expertise as we continue the rapid growth of our warewash, laundry, cleaning chemical and facility service businesses," Berrard added.
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