Americo, one of the world’s largest floor pad manufacturers, is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with ISS, a universal outsourcing provider of facility management services. Americo has been named the preferred global supplier of floor pads to all ISS locations worldwide. The agreement includes delivery of floor pads and floor care accessories to ISS in many of the 50+ locations ISS has globally.
Americo will provide floor pads and related cleaning products to ISS facilities in North America through strategic distribution channels. In Europe and other select parts of the world, Americo and ISS have partnered with Sealed Air – Diversey Care division, the ISS global partner for cleaning and hygiene solutions, to deliver Americo’s floor pads to the marketplace under the newly launched TASKI-Americo® brand. “We are excited to have been selected as a preferred supplier by ISS. This alliance further supports Americo as a global leader and undoubtedly exhibits the strength of the value proposition and expertise we bring to the market place. We look forward to working in partnership with ISS and their preferred distribution networks globally, to provide the industry with an inclusive offering,” said Chief Executive Officer of Americo Manufacturing Company, Lenny Shutzberg.
Americo is well-known for their unique green position, producing consistently high quality products along with their environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. Joe Mann, Group Category Manager, Cleaning for ISS Group Procurement said, “When ISS initiated the supplier vetting process, it was crucial to find an organization with a strong global presence and a vision that was complementary to our own core values. Americo is one of the most technologically advanced producers of nonwoven materials in our industry, and their market depth and unique eco-friendly position make Americo an ideal partner for ISS. Working collaboratively with Americo and Diversey Care, ISS will now be able to supply a comprehensive system to our customers with one of the most optimal cleaning solutions available in the industry. Diversey Care will offer this complete system of equipment, chemicals and floor pads—all under the TASKI® brand. These synergies will bring efficiency to our supply chain, deliver value and savings to ISS operations, and help ISS deliver more excellent service to our customers.” Olivier Braun, Building Care Portfolio Director at Diversey Care added: “The integration of the TASKI Americo® floor pad line into our solutions is one more step into the extension of our leadership in Floor Care. It enables us to strengthen the value we deliver to ISS and all our customers in optimizing operational efficiency and reducing total costs of cleaning, while uncompromising on sustainability.”
The ISS Group was founded in Copenhagen in 1901 and has grown to become one of the world’s leading Facility Services companies. ISS offers a wide range of services such as: Cleaning, Catering, Security, Property and Support Services as well as Facility Management. Global revenue amounted to almost DKK 78.5 billion in 2013 and ISS has more than 530,000 employees and local operations in more than 50 countries across Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and Pacific, serving thousands of both public and private sector customers. For more information on the ISS Group, visit www.issworld.com.
About Diversey Care and Sealed Air
Diversey Care is a division of Sealed Air Corp., a leader in food and other protective packaging solutions. Sealed Air recently completed its acquisition of Diversey, creating the new global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. For more information about Diversey Care, please visit www.diversey.com.
Sealed Air Corporation creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2013, the Company generated revenue of approximately $7.7 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning and Diversey™ cleaning and hygiene solutions, ensures a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments. Sealed Air has approximately 25,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.
by Calle McCallister
A global producer in the Jan/San industry for 45 years, Americo Manufacturing Company, proudly announces the reformulation of their floor pads with enhanced biodegradation.
Americo, a worldwide leader in the cleaning industry 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 “green” manufacturing, the company is now completing the cycle by introducing 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. Tom Owens, Director of Technical Services for Americo Manufacturing Company, stated “This innovation does not modify our core pad formulation. Our Full Cycle® pads will only begin to biodegrade after being placed in an anaerobic (without oxygen) environment and in the presence of certain types of microorganisms that exist primarily in active landfills.”
The company reported that independent laboratory testing of ASTM D5511 showed up to 78% biodegradation of Americo’s Full Cycle™ floor pads within one year, as compared to less than 4% on Americo’s conventional pads. (Laboratory tests represent optimized conditions, often showing faster results than might be found in actual landfill environments. The actual rate of biodegradation of Americo’s Full Cycle™ pads, as well as the rate of all plastic materials in landfills, will be slower and will vary, depending upon actual landfill conditions).
“Selling eco-friendly products as well as promoting environmentally friendly manufacturing practices is part of our corporate culture and it is one of the many reasons we’ve enjoyed record sales growth over the past seven straight years. When consumers see our Full Cycle® label, they will know they have a quality product while at the same time reducing mankind’s impact on the environment,” said President of Americo Manufacturing Company, Richard Rones.
Chief Executive Officer of Americo Manufacturing Company, Leonard Shutzberg, stated, “Reusing post-consumer waste to produce products isn’t a new concept; it’s what we’ve been doing for over 10 years at Americo. Now we’re simply completing Americo’s green position with our Full Cycle® floor pads.” Shutzberg continued, “Americo’s customers don’t have to sacrifice quality or product performance to leave a green footprint. Being good stewards of the environment is simply our corporate responsibility—and it’s what sets us apart from other manufacturers in our industry.”
For more information regarding Americo’s Full Cycle® floor pads, visit AmericoFullCycle.com.
California Notice: California law prohibits the sale of plastic packaging and plastic products that are labeled with the terms ‘biodegradable’, ‘degradable’, or ‘decomposable’, or any form of those terms, or that imply in any way that the item will break down, biodegrade, or decompose in a landfill or other environment. These restrictions apply to all sales in or into the State of California, including such sales over the Internet.
Americo Manufacturing Co. announced today the addition of Todd Spencer as Business Development Manager. Spencer’s primary focus is to manage all current national account activities to expand Americo’s sales opportunities and open new distribution channels for the company’s products. Spencer will work collaboratively with the Business Development Team, to further support corporate direction and priorities.
Spencer joins Americo from Carlisle Commercial Products where he held the position of National Director of Sales for the past two years. Additionally he has over 10 years of senior sales management experience within the Commercial Janitorial Industry where he has gained excellent market awareness, customer relationships and sales leadership. “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Mr. Spencer as a member of the Americo team. Todd's experience and versatility will be valuable as we strive to grow and strengthen our organization," said John Miller, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Americo Manufacturing Co., Inc. "We are excited to have him join us and contribute to our success."
ACWORTH, GEORGIA, January 3, 2014 —Americo appoints Apex to manage its sales for the company’s full range of products.
Apex has a rich history in serving janitorial/maintenance, industrial supply and foodservice industries dating back to 1980. Located in Lemont, Illinois, the company is equally owned and managed by Joe Orednick and Craig Miller, who both bring over two decades of experience, knowledge and insight to Apex's successful operation.
“We are excited that Apex has joined Americo’s sales force. Their stellar reputation, blended with their proven experience and vast understanding of the market, will be an asset to Americo—especially in light of the many product additions we introduced last year. We need the right kind of people to represent Americo and help us penetrate the market with our entire product line. The principals and sales staff at Apex are known and respected in the industry. We’re confident they can help us reach our sales goals,” states John Miller, Executive V.P. of Sales and Marketing at Americo Manufacturing.
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.
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.
Cameron Dunagan joins Americo in the position of Regional Manager for the Southeast Territory. His primary responsibilities include working with sales representatives to develop sales and maintain current customer relationships. Cameron offers a wealth of knowledge in the Jan/San industry and has held many sales management positions with other organizations such as Andersen Company, Mohawk Industries and Dupont Stainmaster Flooring. “During this time of growth, Americo is proud to have Cameron join our team. His extensive market experience and business development skillset will assist Americo in gaining market share within the industry,” stated, Rusty Heinsman, National Sales Manager of Americo Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Shortly after Continental Commercial Products (CCP) announced the closure of their Glit®/Microtron® plant in Wrens, Georgia, Americo Manufacturing Company acquired the strategic assets of the company. The purchase included equipment and inventory as well as formulations for all products produced in the Glit®/Microtron® facility. Americo also secured the rights to the Glit® name along with registered trademarks including the Buckaroo® and Jackeroo® brand names. CCP quickly endorsed Americo as a seamless alternative for their customer’s floor pad and other nonwoven material needs. “We believe that Americo is the best-suited company to handle your floor care and nonwoven needs going forward. Americo is one of the largest floor pad manufacturers in the world today and one of the most technologically advanced producers of nonwoven materials in our industry,” said David J. Feldman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Commercial Products.
Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional products to clients in over 70 countries worldwide, Chief Executive Officer of Americo Manufacturing Company, Lenny Shutzberg, reflected on the significance of their most recent asset purchase, “We are looking forward to the expansion of our product line with the addition of certain Glit® formulations that have been highly regarded within the industry for a very long time. With the re-introduction of select Glit® products, Americo will expand its offering, combining the best of both companies, in offering our clients the broadest range of floor pads in the industry,” said Shutzberg.
Americo's purchase from CCP included select equipment and inventory, as well as formulations for all products produced in the Glit®/Microtron® facility. We own the rights to the GLIT®, Microtron®, and GLIT®/Microtron® registered trademarks along with various brand names associated with these marks.
We recently reintroduced Glit®/Microtron® CocoPad®, Buckaroo®, Joey®, WalnutPad® and stripping boots—now from Americo. For your convenience, we have included the following links for your review and use regarding the above mentioned products.
Americo Manufacturing Co. has announced the promotion of Tom Owens to the position of Director of Technical Services and Sourcing. This executive role expands Tom’s current Technical Director responsibilities to include the management of the company’s purchasing and sourcing initiatives. The new position is also responsible for the development of strategic supplier partnerships and pricing programs. Americo is currently experiencing an outstanding amount of growth. “As we look ahead, the company is making internal changes to ensure that our customers receive the same dependable service and high quality that they have come to expect from Americo worldwide. Tom’s extensive product and trade knowledge will assist Americo in maintaining its leadership position within the industry, as our market share continues to expand,” stated Lenny Shutzberg, Chief Executive Officer of Americo Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Americo Manufacturing Company, Inc., a leader in nonwovens manufacturing, has expanded its capabilities with a new highly advanced production line. With the most innovative technology in the market, Americo is raising the bar even higher as it continues to deliver the most consistent and highest quality products in the industry. According to company officials, the new technology significantly increases productivity while maintaining exceptional quality and consistency. “With recent shifts in the marketplace, Americo is currently experiencing an outstanding amount of growth. As we look ahead, Americo is simply positioning itself to continue serving our clients at the capacity they have come to expect from us. We pride ourselves in meeting and exceeding customer needs worldwide,” said Lenny Shutzberg, Chief Executive Officer of Americo Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Family owned and managed, Americo’s products are proudly made in the U.S. and sold in over 70 countries. “Our customers are the heart of our organization. Surpassing their expectations and supplying them with high quality products is the very reason Americo has remained a leader for over 44 years. The installation of the new equipment will assure our customer base of fast, dependable service that they expect a world class manufacturer to deliver,” said Richard Rones, President of Americo Manufacturing Co., Inc.
ACWORTH, GA, April 15, 2013 – Americo Manufacturing Co., Inc., a leading manufacturer of hand pads and other nonwoven materials, has extended their product line to include the WalnutPad®. This innovative cleaning pad, with organic crushed walnut shells, provides aggressive cleaning action for virtually any surface. "We are excited about the addition of new products like the WalnutPad. They support the growth of our business, while meeting the challenging needs of our customers," said John Miller, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing from Americo.
The WalnutPad® offers a solution for those looking for a product that may be utilized on ceramic, porcelain, stainless steel, painted surfaces and more. The open web design and heavy thickness of the pad ensures its resiliency through hundreds of uses. Americo is currently accepting orders for the WalnutPad®.
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 for over 44 years.