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WALDEN’S CONVENTION DAILY ISSA/INTERCLEAN® 2013 Triple S Presents Supplier Annual Awards Triple S is pleased to announce that the


following Supplier Awards were presented at the recent 2013 Triple S Spring Meet- ing held at the Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin, Texas.


Supplier Excellence Awards The Supplier Excellence Award was presented to GOJO Industries, Inc., Akron, OH. The Supplier Excellence Award is the highest honor bestowed by Triple S on a Supplier. The award is not an annual award


and is based on merit. “GOJO was chosen for this award due to their long-term sup- port of the Triple S brand, Triple S brand proprietary systems offering, marketing support, field sales support, and support for our strategic initiatives”, commented


Las Vegas


Alan E. Sadler, Triple S President. RDC Supplier of the Year Award The RDC Supplier of the Year Award


was presented to Viper North America, Hamilton, MI. Viper was chosen for sig- nificantly contributing to the growth of our equipment program through the RDC. “Viper’s strategic support of the Triple S brand and the RDC coupled with their sup- ply chain excellence are largely responsi- ble for our mutual success”, said Sandra Moscillo, Triple S VP Supplier Relations and Operations. The award was present- ed to Rob Glassmeyer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Outstanding New Supplier Award The Outstanding New Supplier Award


John Treat, Triple S Chairman; Annette Miner, Account Specialist & Kevin Affeldt, Sales, Sanitary Supply Channel.


Diana Stewart, Marketing Director, John Treat, Triple S Chairman, Jeffrey Van Kirk, Director of Sales Operation, and Jeff Sorensen, Executive VP of Sales & Marketing


was presented to EnvirOx, LLC, Danville, IL. EnvirOx became a Supplier in April 2011. In just two years, they have achieved outstanding penetration in terms of the number of Members participating in the program and sales growth. Cornerstone Award The Cornerstone Award was presented to Golden Star, Inc., Kansas City, MO. Golden Star began as a supplier to Triple S in 1979 and has continued to build long- standing relationships with our Member- ship. Their tireless dedication to the Triple S brand has been instrumental in develop- ing “Best in Class” Triple S Mops & Mop- ping Solutions.


Based in Billerica, MA, Triple S is a na-


Rob Glassmeyer, Vice President of Sales & Marketing; and John Treat, Triple S Chairman


Mark Julo, National Sales Manager; Steve Lewis, President; and John Treat, Triple S Chairman


tional distribution, networking, sales, mar- keting and logistics company in the janito- rial and sanitary supply industry. With 128 Member-dealers and three regional distri- bution centers across the United States, Triple S offers nationwide service to the education, health care, commercial, indus- trial, and government markets. n


School Cleaning with High-Risk Students in Mind Public schools around the United States


will be opening in a month or two and many must contend with a variety of chal- lenges: teacher and student morale, stu- dent discipline, safety, and now, more than ever before, health. And when it comes to health, some schools must focus their at- tention on what many districts refer to as high-risk students, or students with chron- ic health conditions.


These students are at an increased risk for chronic physical, developmental, be- havioral, or emotional conditions that usually necessitate attention and services beyond that required by their peers. Very often, these high-risk students are similar to healthier students in many ways; how- ever, their health impairments can make learning much more difficult for them. Paul Acuff and Damon Raines, environ- mental services managers for the Catoosa County Public Schools in Ringgold, Geor- gia, are very familiar with this group of students. According to Acuff, several of the district’s 17 public schools have high- risk students, some with severe respira- tory complications or heart problems, and some even requiring feeding tubes. “Our job is to have a [cleaning] protocol


in place that keeps our schools hygienical- ly clean for these students,” says Raines. “We believe we have accomplished this by transferring much of our cleaning from conventional machines to Kaivac No- Touch Cleaning® systems.” These systems apply cleaning chemicals and disinfectants to areas to be cleaned. The same areas are rinsed and then a built- in vacuum system removes cleaning solu- tion along with potentially harmful con- taminants…all without touching surfaces. The district now has 25 Kaivac units, according to Acuff, used by about 100 school custodians. The two managers be- lieve the no-touch method of cleaning is so important to the health and hygiene of their schools that they require their custo- dial workers to complete a training pro- gram and be certified in no-touch clean- ing.


Both Acuff and Raines suggest another


advantage of the no-touch cleaning pro- tocol: the steps they have taken to protect the health of high-risk children has helped protect the health of all students as well as staff and administrators in the district’s schools. Dawn Shoemaker is a frequent writer for the professional cleaning industry. n


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