ISSA Announces First Round of Innovation Award Winners
Last night the cleaning industry’s biggest week kicked off with a big reveal—this year’s Category Award winners of the 2018 ISSA Innovation Award Program.
The inaugural Team ISSA Welcome event, hosted by ARCSI, IEHA, and ISSA Canada, served as the ideal table-setter for ISSA Show North America 2018. Not only did attendees enjoy a friendly networking mixer, but they also learned the category winners in this year’s Innovation Award Program, which recognizes the cleaning industry’s pioneering products and services from top manufacturers and suppliers.
Monday evening saw ISSA salute the winning entry in five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services and Technology, and Supplies and Accessories. All winners were chosen through online voting on ISSA.com by cleaning-industry distributors, building service contractors, in-house service providers, and residential cleaners in the months leading up to the ISSA Show.
“Congratulations to the Category Award winners for 2018,” ISSA Executive Director John Barrett said. “Kudos to all entries for bringing such wonderful products to market. Whether or not you received an award, your ideas continue to move the cleaning industry forward.”
The following entries were named winners of the prestigious Category Award last night:
- Cleaning Agents: Enviro-Solutions® Terrazzo and Concrete Floor Care Program by Charlotte Products Ltd.
- Dispensers: The Complete Menstrual Care System for Your Facility by HOSPECO
- Equipment: KIRA B50 Intelligent Cleaning Robot by Kärcher North America
- Services and Technology: KOLO Smart Monitoring System by GP PRO
- Supplies and Accessories: Unger Excella™ by Unger Enterprises.
“Kärcher is honored and pleased to receive this year’s ISSA Innovation Award for the equipment category,” said Kris Cannon-Schmitt, VP Marketing Professional for Kärcher. “This type of professional accolade and recognition within our industry is both valued and appreciated, as our KIRA B50 autonomous scrubber showcases cleaning innovation and state of the art technology.”
The 2018 ISSA Innovation of the Year Award winner will be proclaimed Thursday, November 1, during a special ceremony and reception at the ISSA Innovation Marketplace on the show floor.