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Clorox expands infection control repertoire through acquisitions

Clorox expands infection control repertoire through acquisitions

In-line with a growing number of ‘cleaning’ product suppliers, The Clorox Company has further expanded its infection control repertoire with the acquisitions of Aplicare, Inc. and HealthLink, which are providers of infection control products for the health care industry. ‘These acquisitions are important steps in the company’s effort to increase exposure…

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WM Barr acquires Microban

Microban adds more synergy to WM Barr’s brand portfolio

Effective 30 December 2011, Microban International became a wholly-owned subsidiary of WM Barr. WM Barr is a global, branded products company providing specialty cleaning products to consumer, commercial and industrial customers in the home improvement, household, automotive and industrial markets. WM Barr brands include Goof Off, Mold Armor, Klean-Strip, Damp-Rid…

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Chemicals

Public consultation on chemicals of security concern

In February 2012, the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) will call for public submissions on a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) that analyses four options for reducing the security risks posed by a number of chemicals that can be used to make homemade explosives. AGD is particularly interested in feedback from businesses,…

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CCWA director

CCWA appoints new executive director

Cleaning Council WA (CCWA), the Western Australian division of the Building Service Contractors Association of Australia (BSCAA) has appointed Cameron Palassis of Paxon Group as its new executive director after saying goodbye to Rick Suermondt who had held the position for four years. Palassis brings with him a ‘specialist support…

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Clean Trust

Clean Trust to launch trade association for education and development

The Clean Trust, formerly the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), is seen to be ‘moving forward’ with plans for an independent international trade association initially approved at The Clean Trust executive committee and board of directors meetings in 2010. According to a press release dated 27 December…

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Integrated market to grow faster than single service outsourcing

Integrated market to grow faster than single service outsourcing

There is an increasing trend towards outsourcing and independent industry observers believe the integrated market will grow faster than single service outsourcing. This was emphasised in Spotless’ Management Presentation to Pacific Equity Partners and has been confirmed by Spotless’ experience. One of the independent industry observers is Frost & Sullivan…

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Season’s greetings from the INCLEAN and AUSCLEAN team

Season’s greetings from the INCLEAN and AUSCLEAN team

To all our readers, advertisers, exhibitors and attendees, we wish you an enjoyable and safe Christmas and a prosperous 2012. Though the past year has been challenging and the economic woes in Europe create uncertainty, the INCLEAN/AUSCLEAN portfolio has continued to grow. We will look for new media opportunities in…

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BSCAA Victorian Excellence Awards 2011

BSCAA Victoria excellence awards highlight career opportunities

The River Room at Crown Towers in Southbank, Melbourne, was an impressive venue for the AustralianSuper 2011 Building Service Contractors of Australia (BSCAA) Victoria Industry Excellence Awards dinner. The awards recognised excellence of the industry’s key players for outstanding performance in management and service across the board. State president George…

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Diversey invites Sustainability Innovation Award entries

Diversey invites Sustainability Innovation Award entries

One of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) Congress 2012’s major sponsors, Diversey, is inviting all building service contractor firms to enter the Diversey Sustainability Innovation Award. The WFBSC Congress 2012 will be held in Curitiba, Brazil, from 10 to 14 October. ‘Diversey is committed to sustainable innovation….

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WFBSC secures observer status at UN Commission

WFBSC secures observer status at UN Commission

Last week the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) secured observer status at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe GHS subcommittee in Geneva. This subcommittee is responsible for global policy on the regulation of chemical products including cleaning chemicals. Speaking after the meeting Andrew Large, WFBSC executive vice…

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‘Targeting’ times for online job boards

‘Targeting’ times for online job boards

While free job ads have undoubted appeal, the enduring success of a jobs website lies in how well it can target, and then actually reach, all of the potential job market.  And that  includes those hard to reach people who didn’t even know they wanted to move! When it comes…

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UGL fuels property services business with DTZ acquisition

UGL fuels property services business with DTZ acquisition

Through its acquisition of DTZ Holdings plc, UGL’s property services business will be transformed into one of the world’s largest, integrated end-to-end providers of property services, operating across all key geographic regions. UGL Limited has just announced it has acquired all of the trading operations of global real estate services…

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