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The Mop Squad, Melbourne

The Mop Squad’s mission – to clean up grime

Those of us who are old enough to remember will recall a television show from 30 odd years ago called The Mod Squad. Its mission – to clean up crime. Well, now you can meet Melbourne business The Mop Squad whose mission is to clean up grime. Keith Watts reports…

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Restoration Industry Association

RIA 2011 conference receives a ‘facelift’

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has given its annual convention and exhibition a major facelift and will be unveiling some of those changes at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, USA. The Leadership Summit and Industry Expo will take place from 8 to 11 March and will feature four facilitated discussion…

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The Esplanade, Fremantle

‘Living A Cleaner Dream’ at the Esplanade

By Kim Ball Western Australian owned and managed, the Esplanade Fremantle Hotel is a four star international, 300 room hotel in the heart of the historic port of Fremantle. With a management passionate about sustainability, this hotel has picked up numerous environmental awards. The original section of the hotel was…

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Academy Cleaning, Adelaide

Academy rises to the challenge of size and sustainability

By Lorraine Day Due its size and variability of areas, the 26-hectare Adelaide Showground precinct in Wayville presents special challenges for national commercial company Academy Services. It has been cleaning all the facilities and undercover exhibition, event and function areas since 2001, with the exception of one year. Owned and…

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Shining Knight cleaning contractor

Hospitality sites bring out the best in Shining Knight

By Keith Watts An ISO quality endorsed company, Melbourne-based Shining Knight Cleaning was started 12 years ago by Arthur Calcatjicos who, at the time, was in his mid-20s and a qualified carpenter, not involved in cleaning at all. He was introduced to cleaning by his brother who had a cleaning…

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Munno Para Shopping Centre

Team work and communication keys to Munno Para/ISS award success

By Lorraine Day Munno Para Shopping City’s operations manager, Robert Spicer, attributes the centre’s recent award success to teamwork and good communication between centre management and its cleaning contractor ISS Australia and its staff. The shopping centre at Smithfield, north-east of Adelaide, won the 2010 Property Council of Australia’s South…

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Cyndan Chemicals enters jansan market

Cyndan enters commercial market with equipment and jansan lines

For some 35 years Sydney-based chemical manufacturer Cyndan Chemicals has developed a strong market position as a leading innovator and marketer of specialised industrial chemicals. Now, it’s launching a diverse range of commercial cleaning equipment and jansan lines. Under the management of its new owners, Michael Snounou and Sami Raheb,…

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RapidClean Forster Tucurry

Market research confirms opportunities for RapidClean’s Linharts

Having determined through market research that a huge opportunity for a specialist commercial cleaning products supplier exists in its immediate area, RapidClean Forster Tuncurry (NSW) is poised to capitalise on its inherent strengths.  Established just two years ago as A Lot Of Hart Cleaning Supplies, the business joined RapidClean in…

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Ausclean Convention 2011

Bill Griffin to speak at AUSCLEAN Convention 2011

One of the world’s most respected cleaning industry educators, Seattle-based Bill Griffin will speak at the AUSCLEAN Convention 2011, which will be held at Jupiter’s Hotel & Casino, Gold Coast, on 27 and 28 September. Griffin established Cleaning Consultant Services in 1973, initially to market his 300-page ‘Comprehensive Custodial Training…

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Diversey conducts electrically converted water study

In mid-December Diversey Inc announced that it had conducted its own study on electrically converted water technology in advance of the North American launch of its Taski floor scrubber. ‘wfk – Institute for Applied Research, the globally recognized research institute in the field of cleaning technologies related to hard surface…

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ISSA Interclean Orlando product

ISSA/Interclean North America evolves into end-user show

By Bill Griffin* I think just about everybody had a good time at this year’s ISSA/INTERCLEAN Show in Orlando. With so many activities each day, there was truly something of interest for everyone, regardless of their specialty. ISSA management staff has done an excellent job of continuing to build the…

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