Americo, a proven leader in “green” manufacturing and a pioneer in global Jan/San markets, has been recognized as the winner of the 2014 ISSA Innovation Award under the Supplies category for its Full Cycle® floor pads by the renowned cleaning association, ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association).

This year’s ISSA Innovation Award Program highlighted over 50 innovative products and services from manufacturers throughout the cleaning industry. Americo’s Full Cycle® floor pads were entered under the Supplies category and voted on by industry distributors, wholesalers, and facility service providers to determine the program winners. The award was announced during the ISSA Excellence Award Ceremony at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America trade show, November 7, in Orlando, FL.

In addition to ISSA’s Innovation Award, Americo was presented with the 2014 Sustainability Award by the NISSCO (National Independent Sanitary Supply Companies) buying group during ISSA’s Show last week. NISSCO President, Mark Bozich stated, “It is tough to differentiate floor pads, especially in this day of racing to lower cost by cutting corners, using lesser and lower quality materials. Americo has taken a better path by reversing the trend and enhancing the traditional; thereby giving the distributor a tool to differentiate.”

Americo has been making floor pads from 100% recycled fiber and water based resins in their binding process for well over a decade. With a long history of embracing environmentally friendly manufacturing, earlier this year the company introduced an innovative technology in developing floor pads that have been specially formulated to biodegrade in a fraction of the time, compared to conventional floor pads. Chief Executive Officer of Americo Manufacturing Company, Leonard Shutzberg, stated, “This is an exciting time for Americo. We are honored to be the recipient of such prestigious awards by ISSA and NISSCO. These awards shine a light on our Full Cycle® products that perform to the highest standards while leaving the smallest possible impact on the environment—and that is something that’s a benefit to us all.” For more information regarding Americo’s Full Cycle® floor pads, visit AmericoFullCycle.com.