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Time Is Running Out to Vote for Innovative Products

October 12, 2018

Monday, October 15 is the last day to vote for your favorite products in the 2018 ISSA Innovation Award Program at www.issa.com/vote. The program recognizes the cleaning industry’s most pioneering products and services.

Entries are organized into five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services and Technology, and Supplies and Accessories. One winner will be chosen from each category through online voting then announced at the Team ISSA Welcome Reception the evening of Monday, October 29, 2018, at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas TX, kicking off the ISSA Show North America 2018.

These five finalists will then compete to be crowned the overall winner, which will be revealed at the end of the show, during the 2018 ISSA Innovation Awards Ceremony at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1, in the ISSA Innovation Marketplace, Booth 3405.

Get your votes in today! All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a US$50 MasterCard gift card.

 

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College Struggles to Stay Tidy After Housekeeping Cuts

Students are cleaning and taking out the garbage

October 12, 2018

Officials at Bacone College in Muskogee, OK, are assigning trash removal duties to students and hoping the students will be responsible for cleaning their living quarters following housekeeping layoffs, KJRH News reports.

The college, a private liberal arts college founded in 1880 and the oldest continuously operating institution of higher learning in the state, was rumored to close before the 2018-2019 school year due to budget troubles, KOTV-DT News reported.The bulk of the school’s faculty and staff were laid off in the summer. However, the school was able to open in August by cutting costs, including housekeeping positions.

College officials are looking at hiring contracted housekeeping for the future. In the meantime, students are noticing insect infestations, overflowing trash bins, and empty soap dispensers in living areas. College officials say giving students cleaning responsibilities will teach them to be more accountable.

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ProTeam Announces New Sales Manager

October 12, 2018

ProTeam, Inc. a manufacturer of ergonomic, high-filtration commercial backpack, canister, and HEPA vacuums has appointed Armando Aranibar sales manager for the company’s service provider segment.

Aranibar joins ProTeam from Karcher North America, where he served as sales director. In his new role, Aranibar will serve as sales manager for ProTeam’s Eastern U.S. region

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Allied Universal Names New Regional VP

October 12, 2018

Allied Universal, a provider of security and facility management services,has appointed Craig DeMartini regional vice president.

DeMartini joins Allied Universal from Able Services, where he served as regional operations manager. In his new role with Allied Universal, DeMartini will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company’s janitorial services division in the Northern California region.

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