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Daniel Hills' dedication and work ethic never waver and this was rewarded with an all-expenses paid surprise trip to Las Vegas in March.
"We are absolutely delighted to have won this important and globally recognised award," says Jochen Wagener, senior director of marketing & sales at Unger. "The award pays tribute to the groundbreaking design quality of Unger Stingray. The product was designed in such a way that it guarantees optimal performance and simple operation.
Citron Hygiene, (formerly Cannon Hygiene Canada) renowned for its commercial washroom and foodservice hygiene products and services and pest control solutions, as well as a broad range of chemical and other facility-based products and services announced yesterday that it has acquired Alpine Jan-San, effective March 21st, 2017.
A group of private equity companies have bid around 200 billion Swedish crowns ($22.26 billion) for the hygiene arm of tissue and forestry products firm SCA (SCAb.ST), daily Dagens Nyheter wrote on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. SCA said last year it planned to split into two units.
"At least two private equity companies together have bid around 200 billion crowns for the hygiene unit," DN said.
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On Sunday, a record 40,000 dedicated souls pounded the streets of England's vibrant capital city in the 2017 London Marathon. Many were elite runners for whom this type of effort is a way of life but tens of thousands of them saw it as a life challenge and a way of raising money for charity.
I never fail to be moved by their efforts as I watch the race and the atmosphere is absolutely incredible. If you're one of those that took part, I salute you. I'm hoping that many of next year's runners will have an added reason to feel pleased with themselves, by wearing running shoes that are also helping the environment.
Apparently, the equivalent of a truckful of plastics ends up in our oceans every minute. It gets eaten by the fish, which some of us then eat (which no doubt helps us succumb to some of the diseases and disabilities for which the Marathon runners are raising money). Far better to use this waste for something good then...
I've written before in this column about Vacs from the Sea - a (sadly, limited) range of vacuum cleaners, made by Electrolux, from recycled plastics found floating in our oceans.
Now, Adidas is about to launch a new range of running shoes made from this floating, plastic debris. Its Ultra Boost X Parley shoes are created with yarn made in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans: it includes reclaimed and recycled ocean waste and some 11 million plastic bottles have been used to manufacture one million shoes that are said to wrap the foot in adaptive support and ultra-light comfort and be able to deliver optimal running performance. The heel and sock liners are also made of recycled materials - as are the laces. I think this is a great initiative & am hoping that some of next year's Marathon successes will be identified as wearing these running shoes, to help them really catch on amongst the masses. I'm not usually one to support fashion brands but in this case I'm happy to do so...
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Idexx, the global specialist in rapid microbiological testing for water, this week announced the publication of a peer reviewed study: 'Evaluation of a most probable number method for the enumeration of Legionella pneumophila from potable and related water samples,' by water microbiology consultant, David Sartory, in the April 2017 issue of Letters in Applied Microbiology.
The paper concludes that the IdexxLegiolert/Quanti-Tray test is superior to the standard method for quantifying Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila), the primary cause of Legionnaires' disease.
Due to the high level of interest from exhibitors from Germany and abroad, in the CMS Berlin 2017 international cleaning trade fair being held from 19th to 22nd September, Messe Berlin has announced that it will open an additional hall at Berlin ExpoCenter City.
The good news doesn't end there... From 18th to 20th September 2017, taking place for the first time alongside CMS and under the heading of 'Cleaning in the digital world - processes, people, technology', the World Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) will gather senior executives from around the world in Berlin.
Global water, energy and maintenance solutions provider NCH Europe is rolling out upgrades across its industrial aerosol product lines. Upgrades to the newly improved products - which are ideal for the construction, facilities management, plant management and manufacturing sectors - include 360-degree valves for spraying at all angles and dual straws to enable a focused spray.
These changes will encompass much of NCH Europe's range of degreasers, coatings, release agents and industrial hand care products.
Longevity is a mark of success with any venture and Pulire reaching an important milestone by turning 30, has generated a great deal of pride and excitement amongst the event's organisers, who say: "The trade fair has grown a lot in the last few years because, with each new edition, it aims to offer exhibitors and visitors exciting new innovations useful for their businesses and personal edification.
Every year IAOP, the international association of outsourcing professionals, releases a ranking of global outsourcing companies across all industries, and again this year ISS received five stars - the highest rating possible.
"We have a vision of becoming the world's greatest service organisation, and receiving five stars in IAOP's rating is a testament that we are moving in the right direction," says ISS Group CEO Jeff Gravenhorst.
The world-class speaker programme at Facilities Show 2017 includes inspirational presentations from physicist and TV science presenter, Professor Brian Cox OBE; double Olympic gold medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Falklands War veteran, Simon Weston OBE.
These three keynote speakers join a host of industry specialists sharing over 30 hours of practical and strategic cleaning and FM content, from 20th - 22nd June 2017 at ExCeL London.
Sodexo, has this week announced that it is taking a significant minority stake in Puerto Rico-based, life sciences engineering expert Mentor Technical Group, to add technical services and regulatory compliance to its current integrated services offer for pharmaceutical clients.
Just over a year on from being appointed to provide cleaning and security services to the University of Law's (UOL) Leeds centre, Regent Samsic has expanded its contract to now provide a total FM service to the University's entire estate.
Today, Regent Samsic operations service UOL sites in Leeds, Manchester, Chester, Bristol, London (Bloomsbury and Moorgate), Birmingham and Guildford.
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