Americo Reintroduces Glit®/Microtron® Floor Pads to the Marketplace

Now available from Americo: CocoPad®, Joey®, and Buckaroo® floor pads

ACWORTH, GA, July 1, 2013 – Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional products to clients in over 70 countries worldwide, Chief Executive Officer of Americo Manufacturing Company, Inc., Lenny Shutzberg announced earlier this year that Americo had acquired the strategic assets of Glit®/Microtron®, including all nonwoven product formulations. “We’re happy to provide Glit’s highly regarded CocoPad®, Buckaroo®, and Joey® floor pads back into the marketplace,” said Shutzberg. “With the addition of these particular pads, we are offering a comprehensive array to our existing clients, while providing a solution to those who have grown accustom to utilizing certain floor pads formerly produced by Glit.”

While these pads are not replacing current Americo products, the addition will further enhance Americo’s comprehensive product line. New products include:

CocoPad®— The Coco oil present in the coconut fiber provides a natural lubrication and creates high gloss results with a very pleasant scent. The CocoPad is designed for frequent burnishing on soft to medium floor finishes. This pad may be utilized with ultra high speed machines (electric, propane, battery) up to 3,000 rpm. Although this pad works well with all burnishing equipment, it is also successful in daily cleaning with automatic scrubbers up to 1,000 rpm. 100% recycled fiber combined with natural coconut fiber makes CocoPad® a truly sustainable pad.

Joey®— The Joey® pad is constructed of a blend of 100% recycled polyester fibers and is a superior soft pad that lightly polishes the floor for a reflective appearance. This pad is ideal for use on floor finishes where frequent to moderate UHS burnishing is recommended and works especially well with a wide variety of leading floor finishes. It may be utilized with ultra high speed machines (electric, propane, battery) up to 3,000 rpm.

Buckaroo®— The Buckaroo burnishing pad is designed for burnishing on medium to hard floor finishes. Constructed of blended polyester and natural fibers, this pad performs well in heavy traffic applications due to its high gloss capability and light cleaning ability. Buckaroo may be utilized with ultra high speed machines (electric, propane, battery) up to 3,000 rpm.

All three products are available in standard sizes (17”-28”). Other sizes are available per request. Americo has been accepting orders since early April 2013.


About the Company 

Americo Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Acworth, Georgia is a leading manufacturer of sustainable products such as synthetic and natural fiber floor pads, hand pads, utility pads and floor matting. 100% of the polyester fiber used in pads produced by Americo comes from recycled material from post-industrial and post-consumer waste and the binders we use are based on water-based technology. Americo’s products are currently sold worldwide as we enter into our 44th year of operation.