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Diversey Certifies Building Service Contractors for Day Cleaning with Comprehensive HHPC Day™ Training Program

Diversey extends commitment to sustainable day cleaning with training program for BSCs

Sealed Air’s Diversey business an-

nounced that five leading Building Service Contractors (BSCs) completed its recent HHPC Day™ Training Academy held in Sturtevant, Wis. The three-day event cul- minated on Sept. 13 and brought cleaning industry experts and BSCs together for formal training and certification. The new- ly-certified BSCs include The Budd Group and Image Property Services. Harvard Maintenance, GCA Services Group and St. Moritz Building Services also certified additional employees for regions through- out the United States. With the help of experienced facility managers, industry consultants and Di- versey’s in-house cleaning experts, attend- ees at the HHPC Day Academy learned how to implement and manage their own day cleaning programs using a Healthy High Performance Cleaning (HHPC) sys- tem. Becoming a HHPC Day Certified Contractor allows BSCs to offer their cus- tomers sustainable building maintenance, leading to energy savings and improved productivity.

The system also benefits

employee morale by transitioning cleaning from late-night shifts to daytime hours. “The HHPC Day Academy pulled to- gether a wealth of relevant and compre- hensive knowledge about day cleaning,” said

program attendee Michael Scott,

Director of Operations for Image Prop- erty Services. “It was truly one of the best seminars I’ve attended and I left feeling like a day cleaning expert by the end of

the program.” The most recent event included an ex-

tensive agenda that covered more than 20 topics. Sessions provided in-depth detail regarding day cleaning for green build- ings, reducing cost and maximizing qual- ity, developing an action plan for success and more. HHPC Day Certified Contractors utilize toolkits that include operations and staff training materials, online training courses, marketing materials and client communi- cations to accelerate the adoption of day cleaning programs. Diversey will offer ad- ditional HHPC Day Academy sessions in 2013. “Providing participants with the keys to a successful day cleaning program helps BSCs jumpstart their own day cleaning efforts, allowing them to meet their cli- ents’ needs while improving employee at- titudes,” said Rob Kohlhagen, Executive Director of the HHPC Day Academy. “The HHPC Day Academy accomplishes this by combining comprehensive information sessions with training from industry lead- ers. It is our mission to help our partner BSCs build the capability to effectively implement, manage and market day clean- ing programs.” Diversey is a business of Sealed Air

Corp., a leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. For more information about Diversey, visit n

Ashkin Group Releases Urgent

E-Blast Regarding LEED Urges Industry to Sign Letter of Support for LEED

The Ashkin Group, the leading advo- cates for Green and sustainable cleaning in the professional cleaning and building industries, has released an urgent notice to thousands of subscribers to its Destina- tionGreen newsletter. The e-blast calls on “friends, support- ers, and allies to express support for the continued use of the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system by the U.S. General Service Ad- ministration (GSA).” According to Stephen Ashkin, Presi-

dent of The Ashkin Group and “father” of the Green Cleaning movement, misin- formation about the proposed changes to the LEED rating system, known as v4, has resulted in pressure on the GSA to possi- bly discontinue the use of the LEED rating system.

“This could prove economically det- rimental to a great number of companies within the Green building industry, in- cluding many [in the jansan industry] who have invested heavily in Green Cleaning products and services,” says Ashkin. As Ashkin explains, LEED has played an undeniable role in helping the GSA

save taxpayer money managing its more than 14 million square feet of office and work space while also helping to protect the environment and promote sustainabil- ity.

For example, the GSA has accom- plished the following in its facilities: · Reduced overall emissions by 20 per- cent· Reduced energy intensity by 20 per- cent*· Cut water use by 14 percent since 2007· Significantly improved energy ef- ficiency

“The LEED program has aided in the

development of better products, better de- signs, better engineering, and better build- ings,” says Ashkin. “This saves U.S. taxpayers and busi- nesses millions of dollars annually and is one reason why [so] many Fortune 100 companies are using LEED to reduce [op- erating] costs and resources every day.” The Ashkin Group is asking members of the professional cleaning and building industries to show support for LEED by signing a “support the USGBC letter” to- day.

“It will demonstrate our industries’ and our communities’ strength and commit- ment to LEED,” says Ashkin. n


Spartan’s Bryan Mangum Promoted Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. is

happy to announce the promo- tion of Bryan Mangum to the position of Divisional Sales Manager of the Midwest Divi- sion. Mangum will report to Vice President of Sales Greg Ford and will be responsible for managing Spartan Region- al Managers in the Midwest, who in turn provide service, sales and support to numerous valued Spartan Distributors. Mangum has been with

2011 he was then promoted to the position of National Accounts Man- ager where he worked closely with Dave Reed. Bryan and his wife, Vicki,

have two children: 8 year old son, Ryker, and 5 year old daughter, Ethney. Spartan Chemical Compa-

Bryan Mangum

Spartan since the summer of 2005 when he began as Regional Manager of the Salt Lake City Region. In June of

ucts. n

Nexstep Commercial Products Announces Lobby 100% Black Angle Corn Broom

Nexstep Commercial Products (Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar) is proud to announce its new Lobby 100% Black Corn Angle Broom. Features include:

• “Angle Cut” – provides

very easy sweeping of debris • “Black Natural Broom-

corn” – has hair-like follicles that trap and especially hold dust particles and is water re- sistant

• “3 Sew” – provides superior du- com. n ISSA 2013 Board Members

Lincolnwood, IL, USA— The elections for open positions on the 2013 ISSA Board of Directors closed August 2, 2012, The following individuals were elected to the new board, which will be led by incoming ISSA President Lydia Work of American Paper Converting.

Vice President/President Elect: Fritz Gast, P.B. Gast & Sons Co. BSC Director: Jeffrey Packee, Marsden Holding-Eastern Division Manufacturer Director: Steve Lewis, Golden Star Inc. Distributor Director-North: Mark Warner, Americhem International, Inc. Manufacturer Representatives’ Director: Craig Miller, Apex

Returning Board Members In addition to Work, returning from the 2012 board are: Past President/International Director: Jon Scoles, Scoles Floorshine Industries Treasurer: Ken Vuylsteke, Hospeco Secretary: Ted Stark III, Dalco Enterprises, Inc. Director Canada: Manon Larose, Larose & Fils Ltee. Distributor Directors: South—Jim Chittom Jr., Roman Chemical Corp. West—Chris Martini, Central Sanitary Supply Co. Manufacturer Directors: Brendan Cherry, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. Matthew J. Schenk, Midlab, Inc. European Board of Representatives Chair: Niels Ysbrandy, Ettore Products Co. Mexico Board of Representatives Chair: Mauricio Chico Cañedo, Distribuidora Lava Tap, S.A. de C.V.

Outgoing Board Members The following individuals will complete their service on the board in 2012. John Barrett, Eurest Services Michael J. Tighe, Industrial Cleaning Products, Inc. Mark Bevington, NSS Enterprises, Inc. Christopher J. DeBolt, The DeBolt Co., Inc.

ISSA members are invited to personally greet the new board members when they officially take office at the ISSA General Meeting on Friday, October 19, 8:00 a.m., at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL USA.

rability; long lasting Lobby 100% Corn Angle Broom is available in today’s most popular sweeping sur- face…9”. For more information on

Nexstep Commercial Prod- ucts’ (Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar) innovative, high “ecofriendly” solu-


tions and how we “Make Your Life Easier,” please vis- it www.ocedarcommercial.

ny, Inc., with corporate head- quarters, manufacturing and distribution facilities in Mau- mee, Ohio, is an international manufacturer of chemical specialty maintenance prod-

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