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ProTeam release 6.20

June 20, 2012
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Winners of ProTeam® Oldest Vac Contest Announced

(BOISE, IDAHO) ProTeam’s 25th anniversary year kicked off with the Oldest Vac Contest to find the three longest-lasting vacuums out in the field. Vacuum owners entered for the chance to win a brand new Super CoachVac® HEPA or Super QuarterVac® HEPA. ProTeam is pleased to announce the winners: Alison Fissette of Fissette Floor Sanding, Guy Robarge of FBG Service Corporation, and David Hodge of Montgomery County Public Schools.

The winning vacuum from Fisette Floor Sanding has been in the field for 21 years, often attached to a floor sander for capturing fine dust on the jobsite. The other vacuums are 19 years old and 14 years old and are still used almost daily.

“In the cleaning industry, when the lifespan of a heavily-used vacuum typically extends less than a year, the fact that these vacuums are still in daily use is a remarkable achievement worthy of commemorating,” said Jacalyn High, ProTeam Director of Marketing.

ProTeam held a similar Oldest Vac Contest 8 years ago when the company was 17 years old. A 17-year-old vacuum ended up in the winners’ circle.

As a part of their yearlong 25th anniversary celebration, ProTeam® is also giving away three $1,000 educational scholarships. Running from May 1 to June 30, the Scholarship Essay Contest is ProTeam’s way of giving back to the professional cleaner on the frontlines of today’s facilities.

“The entire year of 2012 is an anniversary celebration in dedication to our fans, whose devotion to ProTeam vacuums has enabled our company to last a quarter of a century,” said High.

To enter the Scholarship Essay Contest, visit ProTeam’s Facebook page at, or find full contest details and rules at

ProTeam® ( HYPERLINK "" became a global phenomenon in the commercial cleaning world in 1987 after introducing a game-changing design innovation, the lightweight backpack vacuum. Scientific studies and maintenance crews consistently find ProTeam vacuums save time, money and resources while improving indoor air quality. In 2009, Emerson—a diversified global manufacturing and technology company—acquired ProTeam, and the legacy of innovation continues with a full range of vacuums and floorcare tools designed to tackle every cleaning situation.

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit (HYPERLINK ""

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