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Devine Carpet, Northern Beaches

Devine location drives traffic to rug facility

By Michael Parkinson When Devine Carpet Care identified a shift in the trend from carpets to hard floors in homes, it decided to set up a separate business to capture the demand for cleaning floor rugs. Having established a successful carpet cleaning business on Sydney’s northern beaches, keeping pace with…

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Management appts Hako

Hako boosts invest in key management roles

In order to accommodate its burgeoning growth demands, Hako Australia has made three key executive appointments. “Consolidating what have already been three very successful years for Hako Australia, 2011 brings further investment to solidify an already strengthening market position,” stated managing director Frank Cupido. Noel Moynes, Hako Australia’s Queensland state…

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Hand dryer

Economical, quality built, hand dryer

Recognising the need for a good quality yet low priced hand dryer, Puregiene has launched the Puregiene Ecoflow hand dryer. It features good airflow; European-built reliability; and has a sturdy plastic case. Complete with electrical cable and a one year warranty, the Ecoflow is ideal for lower use washrooms and…

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ride-on auto scrubber

Tennant’s T16 rider scrubber designed for optimising bottom-line

Tennant Company’s recently released T16 battery-powered rider scrubber is said help both industrial and commercial environments achieve a lower cost of ownership while improving productivity and safety. This model, which replaces the T15, combines quality construction and innovative technologies. “The T16 provides BSCs, facility managers, and other industrial and commercial…

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Register now for CleanLink

The National Upholstery, Carpet Cleaners and Restorers Association’s (NUCCRA) CleanLink Cleaning and Restoration    Conference 2011 will be held on 5 and 6 April at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Melbourne Victoria. It will be co-located with CleanScene. A busy CleanLink program includes expert speakers covering both technical and business topics; and…

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Bill Barber Glomesh

Bill Barber to spread the Glomesh message

Bill Barber has joined Pall Mall Manufacturing after a 15 year career at Research Products. “Bill has great practical expertise in floor maintenance and will be a great asset when it comes to extending the fund of knowledge that already exists at Pall Mall,” stated Pall Mall managing director Errol…

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Millicent Mill

Kimberly-Clark Professional products remain Australian-made

Following a strategic global business review of its pulp and tissue assets Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced late February closure of the two oldest tissue machines at its Millicent Mill in South East South Australia.  However, KC Professional premium product for both Australia and New Zealand will continue to be made at…

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January/February INCLEAN magazine

January/February INCLEAN magazine mailed

The January/February INCLEAN magazine has been mailed. It focuses on our building service contractors’ up and coming young managers as well as carrying a comprehensive wrap of the important ISSA/Interclean North America exhibition. This magazine delivers a balanced spread of information pertaining to the contracting; in-house cleaning; distribution; and supplier…

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NUCCRA and Gary Bourke

FLOODS: industry poised to tackle its critical tasks

As the heavy equipment moves mud and garbage away and power is reconnected, the carpet and restoration industry is poised to play its part in delivering critical hygiene services to South East Queensland, northern New South Wales and parts of regional Victoria. It is at these times that education and…

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Will we embrace opportunities presented to our industry?

The cleaning industry is presented with a seemingly constant and endless number of opportunities on which to capitalise. Just one of the most recent, as we went to press mid-December with our January/March 2011 issue, was the report that MyHospitals’ website will in time publish hospital infection rates. In a…

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Cleaning and Hygiene Council steering committee established

The Australian cleaning industry has taken a step forward with the formation of a steering committee for the Cleaning and Hygiene Council of Australia (CHCA), an umbrella body created to represent all facets of our cleaning industry. “An emphasis on a national curriculum and certification of cleaning operators is the…

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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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