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Tornado release 10.5

October 5, 2011

Tax Credits Set to Expire

May Benefit Cleaning/Building Professionals

“View [the ISSA show] as a Shopping Mall”

West Chicago, IL – Tucked away in the current tax code is a significant savings building service contractors and facility managers should know about and take advantage of, according to Michael Schaffer, a senior executive with Tacony’s Commercial Floor Care division and president of Tornado Industries® and CFR®

According to Schaffer, those considering investing in new cleaning equipment and machinery for their businesses or facilities may be able to take advantage of special tax savings targeted to expire or decline significantly in 2012.

The regulations stipulate that businesses that purchase qualifying products this year and place them into service no later than Dec. 31, 2011, are eligible to receive a bonus first-year deduction allowance of 100 percent of the asset cost.

“Waiting until 2012 to make these purchases may result in a significant loss in the write-off amount,” says Schaffer. “View this as a ‘gift’ from the government and one almost any business can really benefit from.”

Schaffer also believes that the “gift” is timely due to the upcoming ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America tradeshow, opening very soon.

“If I were an end user, I’d view the [ISSA tradeshow floor] as a shopping mall,” he says. “Check out the equipment, see what’s new, and what will work for you, keeping in mind that if you find a machine you like, this generous but temporary tax break makes it the perfect time to maximize your buying power.”

Schaffer adds that end users should consult with their tax advisors to learn more specifics about the tax savings and determine how they can take advantage of them.

Available For Interviews And Industry Commentary:
Tornado Industries President Michael Schaffer is available for interviews and industry commentary by calling (630) 818-1300

About Tornado a Tacony Company

Tornado Industries has been engineering quality cleaning equipment for more than 80 years. The company has a long history of developing innovative products and applying the latest technology to increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve safety. Tornado prides itself on always being on the cutting edge of cleaning solutions.