VP of Commercial Sales

Americo Promotes Rusty Heinsman to Vice President of Commercial Sales

Acworth, GA, December 26, 2018— Americo Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of commercial cleaning products, which include Green Seal® certified floor pads with Full Cycle® technology, hand pads, utility pads, and floor matting, is pleased to announce the promotion of Russell “Rusty” Heinsman to Vice President of Commercial Sales.

Rusty has been a member of the Americo team for six years. With more than 13 years in the Jan/San industry, Rusty joined the team as National Sales Manager in 2012. In this role, Rusty managed Americo’s network of independent sales brokers as well as the Commercial Products Regional Sales Directors. Rusty has been instrumental in delivering the company’s value proposition to commercial clients throughout the US.

In his expanded role, Rusty will be responsible for helping to create and implement the Company’s strategic nationwide sales plan for the Commercial Products Division. Rusty will continue to manage the Commercial Products Regional Sales Directors along with our network of independent sales brokers. He also becomes a member of Americo’s Executive Management Team.

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About Americo Manufacturing Company

Americo Manufacturing Company is a leading manufacturer of commercial cleaning products, which include Green Seal Certified® floor pads with Full Cycle® technology, hand pads, utility pads, and floor matting.  Throughout its 50-year history, Americo has been recognized for innovation and quality as well as a global reach with products currently sold in all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide.


Partnership with Essendant

Americo Announces a New Partnership with Leading Wholesaler, Essendant Inc.

Customers gain the benefit of quick-fill orders, while lowering minimum order quantities with the new alliance

Acworth, GA, June 27, 2018—Americo Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of commercial cleaning products, which include floor pads with Full Cycle technology, hand pads, utility pads, and floor matting, is pleased to announce the new partnership with Essendant, Inc., the leading wholesaler of janitorial and sanitation supplies.  Essendant will now carry the Americo line as part of their nationwide fulfillment network.

“Essendant strives to find strong business fit with our partners where the combination of our collective capabilities will serve our customers.  We are pleased to welcome Americo Manufacturing into our partner network and offer our customers the quality products they provide,” said Essendant VP, Merchandising   Business and Facility Essentials, Jeffrey Bobroff.

The benefits of this new partnership for the reseller will include competitive pricing, and easy access to Americo products.  Essendant’s nationwide fulfillment network can deliver Americo products to customers across the U.S. within 24-72 hours.

“This is a win-win for Americo and our customer base. Our distributors will receive the same high quality Americo products they are accustomed to, but now with greater flexibility when ordering and access to quick replenishment inventory as needed,” said National Sales Manager of Americo Manufacturing Company, Rusty Heinsman.

For more information, contact your local Essendant or Americo Representative.

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About Essendant
Essendant Inc. is a leading national distributor of workplace items, with 2017 net sales of $5.0 billion. The company provides access to a broad assortment of over 170,000 items, including janitorial and breakroom supplies, technology products, traditional office products, industrial supplies, cut sheet paper products, automotive products and office furniture. Essendant serves a diverse group of customers, including independent resellers, national resellers and e-commerce businesses. The Company's network of distribution centers enables the Company to ship most products overnight to more than ninety percent of the U.S. For more information visit www.essendant.com

About Americo Manufacturing Company

Americo Manufacturing Company is a leading manufacturer of commercial cleaning products, which include Green Seal Certified® floor pads with Full Cycle® technology, hand pads, utility pads, and floor matting.  Throughout its 48-year history, Americo has been recognized for innovation and quality as well as a global reach with products currently sold in all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide. For more information on Americo, visit https://americomfg.wpengine.com.


TrapEze Disposable Dusting Sheets

Americo Manufacturing Introduces TrapEze® Disposable Dusting Sheets

Acworth, GA May 2, 2018 – Americo Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of commercial cleaning products, introduces TrapEze Disposable Dusting Sheets.  TrapEze is a single-ply, double-sided, disposable, adhesive-coated dusting cloth, manufactured to conveniently fit current dusting tools.

TrapEze employs a patent pending design which externally coats non-woven fibers with a proprietary adhesive on both sides material.  Exposed adhesive removes more dust and dirt than traditional dusting without leaving a sticky residue behind.

“We are excited to bring this product to the market.  Americo prides itself on innovation and we believe our patent-pending design will change the commercial surface cleaning game,” said President of Americo, Richard Rones.

Designed to be used with any existing dusting tool, TrapEze is available in 5” and 8” widths.  Sheets are perforated every 6” allowing the user to select the size that’s needed for their dusting application.  Ideal for dust and debris removal on any hard surface floor, TrapEze can also be used clean high and hard to reach places, along with baseboards, moldings, ceiling fans, bookshelves, cabinets, radiators and lamp shades.

“Disposable dusting sheets prevent the cross contamination and are perfect for facilities with high hygienic standards like hospitals, physician offices and nursing homes,” stated John Miller, Amerio Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “Disposable dusting sheets also reduce the cost associated with laundering traditional dust mops and the need to store unsightly soiled mops,” he added.

TrapEze Disposable Dusting Sheets are also available with distributor private labeling.  Included with Americo’s established standard private label program, TrapEze can be privately name branded and offers a full sales, marketing and customer service support team.

TrapEze Disposable Dusting Sheets are now available nation-wide.  Those interested in learning more can visit www.americotrapeze.com or contact an Americo Representative.

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About Americo Manufacturing Company

Americo Manufacturing Company is a leading manufacturer of commercial cleaning products, which include Green Seal Certified® floor pads with Full Cycle® technology, hand pads, utility pads, and floor matting.  Throughout its 48-year history, Americo has been recognized for innovation and quality as well as a global reach with products currently sold in all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide.


Green Seal™ Certified

Americo Full Cycle® Floor Pads First to
Achieve New Green Seal™ Certification

Entire Product Line with Enhanced Biodegradation Meets GS-20 Standard for Environmental Innovation

Washington, DC (April 10, 2017) - Green Seal, the nation's premier nonprofit ecolabel, is excited to announce that the first products certified to its Standard for Environmental Innovation (GS-20) are a complete line of floor-care pads from Americo Manufacturing Company. The certified products include all of Americo’s Full Cycle® Floor Pads, both abrasive and non-abrasive, which have been proven to offer enhanced biodegradation in landfill conditions and to contain 100% recycled content and natural fiber.

“Green Seal is delighted to have Americo’s Full Cycle® Floor Pads lead the way as the first products to earn GS-20 certification,” stated Arthur B. Weissman, Ph.D., Green Seal’s President and CEO. “The pads are a stellar example of what happens when sustainability, innovation, and performance combine in product design,” he added.

"With Green Seal being one of the most well-known and respected environmentally based certification organizations in our industry, Americo is proud to be recognized and awarded with their first GS-20 Environmental Innovation certification for our Full Cycle® floor pads,” stated Richard Rones, President of Americo Manufacturing Company.

In order to become certified under GS-20, Americo submitted an application to Green Seal describing its product line and the environmental benefits it claimed for validation. Green Seal examined these benefits in a life-cycle context and also determined whether the product line could be considered innovative, as defined by the standard.

Americo’s Full Cycle® floor pads are made with 100% recycled PET fiber or a combination of that and natural fibers. The company also uses water-based latex in the manufacturing process, avoiding phenolic-based resins. The pads have been tested by an independent lab to demonstrate that they biodegrade at a faster rate than conventional floor pads in a simulated landfill environment. The enhanced biodegradation helps to reduce landfill volume over time. In addition, this significantly shorter time frame allows landfills that have methane-to-energy collection systems in place to capture landfill gas and convert it to energy. Americo provides end-of-life instructions to the market for disposing of the pads in landfills that capture landfill gas and convert it to energy at www.americofullcycle.com/waste-to-energy.

The full list of criteria developed for this specific product group under the GS-20 standard and details on certification can be downloaded at www.GreenSeal.org. Additional information about the GS-20 standard itself can be found at www.greenseal.org/GS20.

ABOUT GREEN SEAL, INC. 

Green Seal™, a nonprofit organization founded in 1989, is the nation's premier ecolabel, symbolizing transparency, integrity, and environmental leadership. Its flagship program develops life-cycle-based environmental standards and certifies products and services that meet these standards. Green Seal standards cover 450 categories – from janitorial supplies, paints, and windows to restaurants and hotels – and are specified by 23 states and countless institutions. Green Seal’s science-based programs help manufacturers, purchasers, and consumers to make choices and improvements that are beneficial to human health, the environment, and the marketplace. For more information, visit GreenSeal.org, or call 202-872-6400. Connect with Green Seal on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

ABOUT AMERICO 

Americo Manufacturing Company is a leading manufacturer of commercial cleaning products, which include floor pads with Full Cycle® technology, hand pads, utility pads, and floor matting. Throughout its 48-year history, Americo has been recognized for innovation and quality as well as a global reach with products currently sold in all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide. For more information about Americo and its products, visit www.americomfg.com.

Americo® and Full Cycle® are trademarks of Americo Manufacturing Company, Inc. ©2017 All rights reserved worldwide.


CONTACT:
Kat Danaher
Green Seal
202-872-6400 x4167
kdanaher(at)greenseal.org


Setting a New Standard

New Equipment Acquisition Doubles Production Capability in Brazil

Américo do Brasil Sets new industry standard

ACWORTH, GA, September 2016 – Americo’s converting partner, Américo do Brasil is currently enjoying strong and sustained growth, selling the widest variety of floor pads on the market. Earlier this month the company announced the acquisition of a state-of-the-art cutting machine. This makes the company’s second cutting production line, doubling their cutting capability which has enhanced Américo do Brasil’s volumes overall. “We see service as a crucial element for our success in South America. This new cutting equipment will reduce delivery times and allow us to continue to serve our customers in this region, while exceeding their expectations”, said Giuliano Santin, Owner, Américo do Brasil.

The new production capacity ensures the company can meet the region’s sharply rising demand for years to come. Leonard Shutzberg, Chief Executive Officer, Americo Manufacturing Company, says, “In the last six years, our sales have steadily grown, and we’re seeing accelerated growth in the demand for our floor pads in Brazil and the other 70+ countries we serve. We can do this by collaborating with professional and flexible production partners like Américo do Brasil, who holistically shares our view of quality. I applaud the work that Américo do Brasil is doing in the South American market, as well as their decision to expand their infrastructure with equipment that will be essential to handle the growth in that region.”


Americo Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Acworth, Georgia, is a world leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products such as synthetic and natural fiber floor pads, hand pads, utility pads and floor matting. 100% of the polyester fiber used in pads manufactured by Americo is produced using recycled material from post-industrial and post-consumer waste and the binders we use are water-based technology. Our Full Cycle® pads are specially formulated to rapidly biodegrade* once discarded into an active landfill. Americo’s products are currently sold in over 70 countries worldwide as we enter into our 46th year of operation. For more information on Americo, visit www.americomfg.com. Americo® and Full Cycle® are trademarks of Americo Manufacturing Company, Inc.

©2016 All rights reserved worldwide.

*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. For more information on Full Cycle® or to view ASTM D5511 test results visit www.AmericoFullCycle.com.

About Americo Manufacturing Company

AMERICO MANUFACTURING CO., INC.

6224 North Main Street Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: +1 770-974-7000


Still a Nut

Ohio State celebrated the milestone for the iconic mascot back in November 2015. OSU paid special tribute to former Brutus alumni, students and those who helped found their beloved Buckeye mascot. Americo’s very own Leonard Shutzberg was among those who were honored during the weekend events for his role as “Brutus” from 1979-1980.

All Brutus alumni were recognized during a sold out gala, held in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom in the Ohio Union. The event took on a story telling theme, with former Ohio State football player and Heisman Trophy winner, Eddie George as the narrator of the Brutus Buckeye story. Guests also heard Brutus tales told by alumni over the past fifty years. Nearly every student who has portrayed Brutus was on hand for the festivities. The fundraising event brought together sponsors, donors and supporters, along with Brutus alumni and those who have shaped the history of the mascot over half a century. All proceeds from the event went toward endowing scholarships through the Office of Student Life for students who perform as Brutus.

BrutusWhen interviewed, Americo’s Chief Executive Officer, Leonard Shutzberg (former Brutus 1979-1980) stated, “Prior to 1979, you had to try out for cheerleading to be selected as Brutus Buckeye. I spent 6 months going to cheerleading workouts and preparing for the cheerleading tryouts. I was horrible....I can assure you I came in last place! But when the guy that they asked to be Brutus declined the offer, Ohio State had a dilemma as this had never happened before. I went to Dick Delaney (former Associate Athletic Director OSU 1970-1984) and said you have a problem and I’ll solve your problem...let me be Brutus and promise to have separate tryouts for Brutus Buckeye going forward! It was one of the greatest experiences of my life.”

Those who’ve had the honor to represent Brutus know that it takes tremendous integrity, dedication and a positive mental attitude to carry the great legacy of Brutus—all qualities that make a great leader. Leonard Shutzberg, who’s still a nut, possesses all of those characteristics and more. “I’ve always said that to work in the cleaning supplies industry, it helps if you’re a little nuts, but Lenny’s experience as Ohio State’s Buckeye mascot takes being a nut to a whole new level,” snickered, Richard Rones, Americo President.


Introducing New Sponges

ACWORTH, GA, January 4, 2016 – Americo started off the year by announcing the introduction of two new sponges to their product line. Both products were showcased during the ISSA’s 2015 conference last October. SteelScour is a purple woven stainless steel scrub sponge designed to provide aggressive cleaning power. The stainless steel edges will cut through grease and grime for unsurpassed cleaning results. In addition to SteelScour, Americo introduced Scrubie, a non-scratch cleaning sponge. Scrubie features an absorbent urethane sponge wrapped in a white polyester mesh for gentle cleaning.

“Americo has a long history of high quality in product design and performance. The company's product line expansion provides solutions for many and continues our strategy of delivering exceptional products to clients in over 70 countries worldwide,” said John Miller, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing. The new products are currently available and additional details may be found at www.AmericoMfg.com or by downloading the company’s mobile app for Android and Apple users.

iOS Version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/americo/id1033321914?mt=8 

Android Version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pixid.americo.lakecity 


About Americo Manufacturing Company 

Americo Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Acworth, Georgia, is a world leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products such as synthetic and natural fiber floor pads, hand pads, utility pads and floor matting. 100% of the polyester fiber used in pads manufactured by Americo is produced using recycled material from post-industrial and post-consumer waste and the binders we use are water-based technology. Our Full Cycle® pads are specially formulated to rapidly biodegrade* once discarded into an active landfill. Americo’s products are currently sold in over 70 countries worldwide as we enter into our 46th year of operation.

Americo® and Full Cycle® are trademarks of Americo Manufacturing Company, Inc. ©2016 All rights reserved worldwide.

*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. For more information on Full Cycle® or to view ASTM D5511 test results visit http://www.AmericoFullCycle.com.

 


Honoring Sales Excellence

ACWORTH, GEORGIA, November, 2015 – Americo Manufacturing reflected on the year and honored the outstanding achievements of their sales force during Americo’s Annual Sales Meeting. The event was held on October 20th prior to the ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America 2015 conference in Las Vegas.

Special recognition was given to various top performing sales reps, including The Osborne Group as they received “The 2015 Jim Rones Rep of the Year” award. Additional recognition was given to Angel/Cotton Associates for “Outstanding Sales Performance” and the “Soaring Eagle Award” for securing the most new accounts over the past year. “Star Sales Performance” awards were also awarded to Angel/Cotton Associates; The Osborne Group; Phoenix Sales & Marketing; and Wind Associates.

In addition to honoring leading sales representatives, Americo also took the opportunity to recognize one of its own, Cameron Dunagan, Regional Sales Manager at Americo Manufacturing Company. Dunagan received a Sales Excellence Award for his superior performance in 2015.


About Americo Manufacturing Company 

Americo Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Acworth, Georgia, is a world leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products such as synthetic and natural fiber floor pads, hand pads, utility pads and floor matting. 100% of the polyester fiber used in pads manufactured by Americo is produced using recycled material from post-industrial and post-consumer waste and the binders we use are water-based technology. Our Full Cycle® pads are specially formulated to rapidly biodegrade* once discarded into an active landfill. Americo’s products are currently sold in over 70 countries worldwide as we enter into our 46th year of operation. For more information on Americo, visit https://americomfg.wpengine.com.

Americo® and Full Cycle® are trademarks of Americo Manufacturing Company, Inc. ©2015 All rights reserved worldwide.

*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. For more information on Full Cycle® or to view ASTM D5511 test results visit www.AmericoFullCycle.com.


The Spirit of Giving

Americo Embodies the Spirit of Giving

The Company has fun while raising awareness and supporting the American Cancer Society

ACWORTH, GEORGIA, October 9, 2015 — Americo employees gathered on October 9, 2015 for a typical company picnic, but this year's event was anything but ordinary. The owners traditionally hold an Annual "Americo Family" picnic in appreciation of its employees. This year the company and its employees raised awareness and donations for the American Cancer Society. Employees gave raffle donations and took part in a fundraiser to see their favorite co-workers get a pie in the face! Everyone had a great time together while giving to such an important cause.

Americo’s Vice President of Human Resources, Julie Charyna says, “I feel fortunate to work for a company that is committed to making a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day – whether it’s our colleagues, customers or simply those in need. Turning company events into charitable benefits, demonstrates not only the giving spirit of our owners, but the generosity of our entire team at Americo.”


About Americo Manufacturing Company 

Americo Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Acworth, Georgia, is a world leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products such as synthetic and natural fiber floor pads, hand pads, utility pads and floor matting. 100% of the polyester fiber used in pads manufactured by Americo is produced using recycled material from post-industrial and post-consumer waste and the binders we use are water-based technology. Our Full Cycle® pads are specially formulated to rapidly biodegrade* once discarded into an active landfill. Americo’s products are currently sold in over 70 countries worldwide as we enter into our 46th year of operation. For more information on Americo, visit https://americomfg.wpengine.com.

Americo® and Full Cycle® are trademarks of Americo Manufacturing Company, Inc. ©2014 All rights reserved worldwide.

*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. For more information on Full Cycle® or to view ASTM D5511 test results visit www.AmericoFullCycle.com.


New Partnership
RJ Schinner

Americo Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce the new partnership with RJ Schinner to carry the Americo line. The benefits of this new partnership for the distributor include competitive pricing, and easy access to Americo products. “This is a win-win for Americo and our customer base. Our distributors will receive the same high quality Americo products they are accustomed to, but now with greater flexibility when ordering and access to quick replenishment inventory as needed,” said National Sales Manager of Americo Manufacturing Company, Rusty Heinsman.

The agreement includes RJ Schinner’s commitment to 24-48 hour turn-around times on stock items, 85% of orders delivered on RJ Schinner trucks, and 98%+ order fill rates. RJ Schinner's 26-state footprint includes 11 branches across the Central US, with over 812,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space.

"The RJ Schinner team is excited about adding the Americo product offering to our bundle. In this challenging environment, it is important to provide our distributor partners with products that are competitive and innovative. We look forward to mutual success," said Jeffrey M. Heeren, Sr. Vice President, RJ Schinner.


About RJ Schinner Company

For over 60 years and three generations, RJ Schinner has been a leader in the wholesale distribution of plastic and paper packaging and disposables, proudly serving the food service, supermarket, and sanitation markets as a partner in success. As the largest independent redistributor in the US, our customers benefit from our enhanced flexibility, our quick to market operation, and the advantage we have of not being tied to Wall Street expectations like many of our competitors. For more details visit www.rjschinner.com.