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CONVENTION DAILY A Walden-Mott Publication Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Exhibit Hours Expanded and Featuring Three Keynote Speakers


In response to attendee demand for ad- ditional time to network and conduct busi- ness, this year’s event has extended show floor hours:


Tuesday 9:30 am–5:30 pm


Wednesday 9:30 am–5:30 pm Thursday


9:30 am–1:30 pm


Also new in 2013 is an increase in the ISSA Keynote Sessions—there are three this year—as well as the location. The ISSA Keynote Sessions will be held in the exhibit hall at the Keynote Stage, Booth 492. The ISSA Keynote Speakers are: • John Foley, former Blue Angel, Todday 8:15–9:30 a.m. • Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, Wednesday, 8:15–9:30 a.m. • David Blaine, famous magician and escape artist, Thursday, 9:00–10:00 a.m. - co-sponsored by the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI).


ISSA Is 90 Years Young: Let’s Cel-


ebrate! ISSA invites attendees and exhibitors to


join in its 90th Show Floor Happy Hour, Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Keynote Stage: Trade Show Floor, Booth 492. The association has come quite a way since its inception in 1923. But it has always worked in partnership with its members to make a difference in the industry. An example of how the association’s past is closely tied to its future is the in- coming anniversary celebration,


during


2014 ISSA Board President, Fritz Gast of P.B. Gast & Sons Co.—one of the as- sociation’s


original John Foley


founding members. “It is quite a thrill to be a part of ISSA’s leadership at a time when it is innovating


and providing so many new tools to help member companies after all this time,” said Gast. “My grandfather, who helped found the


organization, and uncle, who was president in 1931, would be so proud of the accom- plishments the association has achieved in


continued on page 2 sional purchasing decisions. Strategic Sourcing and Bottom-Line Benefits


Nobody can ignore the impact of the re- cession on Americans, so it’s no surprise that the purchasing decisions of business- es have had to adapt and become much more bottom-line oriented. Balancing budgetary demands while


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striving to remain competitive can be a challenge, which is why so many organi- zations are turning to strategic sourcing, a collaborative and streamlined approach to business optimization. Tissue and paper towel products are necessary purchases for just about every company, but are typically low engage- ment product categories because they are considered net costs. When it comes to purchasing these types of items, busi- nesses often incorrectly focus on price as the main factor in purchasing decisions, thereby missing opportunities for savings across other areas of their businesses. Kruger Products, a leading North American manufacturer of quality tis- sue and towel products, uses an exclusive Cost-In-Use business model that demon-


• Labor Cost Savings – Direct savings


from longer and better quality roll towel and tissue can translate to labor savings for a business because less maintenance servicing is required. • Reduced Consumption – Better qual- ity products allow end-users to only take


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WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a proposed rule to improve work- place safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illness- es. The announcement follows the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ release of its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which estimates that three million workers were injured on the job in 2012. “Three million injuries are three mil- lion too many,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. “With the changes being proposed in this rule, employers,


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strates the true value of a product and el- evates the discussion from the simple case price in dollars and cents to considering the multiple benefits that come from us- ing premium products – strategic sourcing hard at work.


And most


companies that produce hygiene products have both well-known brands and a well- known company name. A year ago SCA announced we would enter a boat into the Volvo Ocean Race.


Booth 3316


A Strong Brand Makes All Our Jobs Easier I appreciate that a strong brand name


makes it easier for us to sell to our distrib- utors and for our distributors to sell SCA products to their customers. Brand recog- nition provides an easy way to understand the company behind a product, something we all rely on when mak- ing personal and profes-


SCA took another bold move when we de- cided to enter the race with an all-female team. It’s not the first all-female crew in the history of the race, but this is the first time an all-female team will receive the full support of a company from start to finish.


SCA is partici- pating in the Volvo Ocean Race be- cause it’s an excit- ing global platform for building greater awareness of SCA as a company with a strong commitment to our customers


and consumers, to teamwork and to in- novation. I believe this will take SCA’s name recognition to the next level. The nine month race, which starts in October 2014, has stopovers around the world and will have millions of follow- ers and extensive media coverage. The race comes to Newport, Rhode Island in May 2015 and we are looking for- ward to welcoming Team SCA to North America at that time. Why an all-female team? Globally, about 80 percent of the retail products SCA makes are purchased by women.


This gives SCA a natural interest in the role of women in the hygiene of millions of families around the world. By entering the Volvo Ocean Race with an all-female team, SCA is highlighting the strength of continued on page 31


OSHA Announces Proposed New Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses


employees, the government and research- ers will have better access to data that will encourage earlier abatement of hazards and result in improved programs to reduce workplace hazards and prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities. The proposal does not add any new requirement to keep re- cords; it only modifies an employer’s obli- gation to transmit these records to OSHA.” The public will have 90 days, through


Feb. 6, 2014, to submit written comments on the proposed rule. On Jan. 9, 2014, OSHA will hold a public meeting on the proposed rule in Washington, D.C. A Fed-


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