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The industry shows off

September 19, 2010
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The most recent ISSA/INTERCLEAN show is still fresh in the minds of attendees who participated in numerous ISSA-sponsored seminars, presentations and, of course, North America’s largest cleaning trade show.

Several trends, such as green cleaning and standardizing cleaning practices, which have been gaining momentum at recent industry trade shows, were on display at this year’s ISSA show as well.

These trends are now becoming woven into work practices that BSCs and ISPs perform each day.

Turn to page 24 and read more about some of the events and prominent trends that were showcased at this year’s show.

Critical time
Over the past few months, I’ve contacted and met with several well-respected cleaning industry veterans.

In conversations about green cleaning, certifying cleaning practices and the standardization of scientific cleaning, I asked each expert, “Will these trends change the industry and the way cleaning is performed forever.”

While some immediately answered “yes,” others were more cautious and indicated that there was still significant work to do.

All, however, were excited about the future and the role that this industry will play.

We recently spoke with several of these experts about these industry trends to see how our readers will be impacted.

In this month’s cover story “Formula for the future,” these experts share the benefits and changes end users can expect in coming years.

Targeting the hot spots
The common theme of several recent developments is maintaining end user and public health.

Public restrooms have traditionally been viewed — and in many cases rightfully so — as hazardous areas.

As consumers have become more aware of the diseases and bacteria found in these hot spots, buying patterns have shifted toward innovative solutions that deliver safe results.

Click here for an overview of restrooms and related cleaning from an industry leader.

As cleaning changes, CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management will continue to shift its editorial to meet the needs of its readers.

It is an exciting time to cover the cleaning industry and end users should be excited for the future.
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