Power Washing in Honor of War Heroes
Veterans clean war memorials to mark upcoming holiday
In preparation for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, U.S. veterans who served in the Vietnam War spent last Saturday cleaning the war memorials on the State Capitol grounds in Pierre, SD, the Capital Journal reports.
The group has been cleaning the memorials annually for the past seven years to honor their fellow veterans and the community. Armed with power washers, scrub brushes, and scrapers, the volunteers scrubbed statues, removed debris from the fountain, and water blasted the marble monuments.
The veterans said they look forward to the annual cleaning event all year as their efforts are critical in helping the monuments looks their best. Facility managers and maintenance workers understand the importance of making their property look its best from the outside. Many turn to power washers to blast away entranceway soils, so facility visitors will have a favorable first impression of the building.
Power washers can eliminate greasy or oily debris that dry sweeping can’t remove. Follow these tips from CMM in choosing the right power washer for your facility:
- Choose a gas-driven unit if you need portability and do not have access to an outdoor power outlet
- Choose an electric-driven model if you need a quieter unit
- Choose a hot-water pressure washer if you need to remove oily or greasy stains quickly
- Choose a unit with a high GPM and PSI rates for a job with heavy, thick soil.
IEHA Joins College in Housekeeping Research Project
IEHA, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) William F. Harrah College of Hospitality (HCOH) have agreed to partner on research to assist hotel housekeepers. The organizations will work together to further shared goals of research-driven education for directors of housekeeping in hotels, casinos, cruise ships, and similar venues worldwide.
This partnership will involve a needs, attitudes, and awareness assessment of both IEHA and non-IEHA hotel members to conceptualize and tailor education to meet challenges such as:
- Reducing injuries among housekeepers
- Producing a clean, healthy guest environment
- Incorporating high-performance, labor-saving methods
- Raising the status of the profession.
“The work of directors of housekeeping and room attendants is crucial to guest satisfaction and hotel success,” notes Michael Patterson, IEHA executive director. “We aim to support this vital work through research and related IEHA education that helps both executive housekeepers and line workers find a greater sense of accomplishment in their work, while improving cleanliness, health, and business outcomes.”
Clorox Receives Two SABRE Awards
Clorox Professional Products Co., provider of a wide selection of brands designed to address workplace cleaning needs, was named the recipient of a 2019 SABRE Award in the Product Media Relations—Trade Media category.
The annual public relations (PR) award program, the largest of its kind in the world, recognizes organizations for superior achievement in branding, reputation, and engagement. Clorox was honored for the campaign it engineered with international PR firm Ketchum, Inc. for its Clorox® Total 360® System, winner of the 2017 ISSA Innovation of the Year Award.
In addition, Clorox received a SABRE Award in the Consumer Marketing (Existing Product) category for its Clean is the Beginning marketing program, also designed with Ketchum.
Spartan Chemical Names New Regional Managers
Spartan Chemical Co., Inc., an international manufacturer of chemical specialty products, recently appointed two staff members to the position of regional manager.
Steve Henry has been named regional manager of Spartan’s Philadelphia, PA, region. Henry joins Spartan from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, where he served as director of hotel operations. Additionally, Spartan has appointed Jason Salter regional manager of its Los Angeles, CA, region. Hill previously worked as a regional sales manager for Tornado Industries, Inc.