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Posted by Briana Smith on Apr 20, 2017 2:17:00 PM

Earth Day – Sharing a Vision for Sustainability & Conservation

By Keith Schneringer

An Earth Day Message

The first Earth Day occurred on April 22, 1970 – and as we prepare for the 47th anniversary of that event this weekend, it is worthwhile to look back at the rich and interesting history of this day while we also consider what this event means to us now today, and what it can mean to us into the future.

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Topics: Earth Day, recycling, sustainability

Posted by Briana Smith on Apr 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Giving Back to Our Local Veterans – WAXIE Ontario Community Service Day

WAXIE Ontario Community Service Day at Heroes Warehouse – Fontana, CA
April 1, 2017

By Stacy Main

What a GREAT organization…“Heroes Warehouse”!  Mary Mohr who started this charity a few years ago has a huge heart. This organization assists American veterans who were previously homeless or in need by providing items such as furnishings, sanitary products and supplies to help them fill their homes. WAXIE Ontario has supported this organization for the past 2 years and will continue to support our local veterans.

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Topics: community involvement

Posted by Briana Smith on Apr 7, 2017 8:25:00 AM

Let's Do This! Tackling Your Facility Maintenance Spring Cleaning To-Do List

By Briana Smith

Now that spring is officially here, and most of the nasty winter weather is behind us, it’s time to tackle some of those tasks that come with the changing of the seasons. 

Oftentimes, the brutal winter rains and snowfall leave buildings quite beat up (as evidenced by the accumulation of ice melt and dirt that get tracked across floors and thrashed entrance floor matting). Afterwards the advent of spring brings more pollen into the air, not to mention the build-up of any dust that staff wasn’t able to get to during the winter, causing heightened indoor air allergy issues.

Here are a few things that should be part of your facility’s spring cleaning to-do list:

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Topics: indoor air quality, workplace wellness, cleaning procedures, flooring, carpet care

Posted by Briana Smith on Mar 23, 2017 11:04:59 AM

WAXIE Receives the Utah Employer Support of the Guard Reserve (ESGR) Award


Pictured (Left to Right):
Jeff Tiede, Utah ESGR State Chair; Chris Jewkes, Account Consultant, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; Brent Taylor, Special Projects Manager, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; and Jeff Roberts, President/COO, WAXIE Sanitary Supply.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah ESGR State Chair Jeff Tiede recently presented the Utah Employer Support of the Guard Reserve “Patriotic Employer” Award to Brent Taylor and WAXIE Sanitary Supply. The ESGR Award is given by the Department of Defense to promote and recognize outstanding employer support of the National Guard and Reserve service, and to strengthen relationships between service members and employers.

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Topics: press release, company news

Posted by Briana Smith on Mar 22, 2017 1:33:00 PM

Wastewater – Rethinking How We View Our Water Resources

By: Briana Smith

It’s World Water Day – a day to reflect on our own water use while recognizing the world’s water crisis.

As Americans, we often take our abundance of clean water for granted. With the exception of the Flint, Michigan water crisis and regional droughts, most people in the United States give no further thought to their water source past the tap. In contrast, according to UN-Water, “Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with feces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.”1

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Topics: water conservation, recycling, sustainability

Posted by Briana Smith on Mar 7, 2017 2:30:00 PM

The Most Cost-Effective Use of Cleaning Chemicals

By: Briana Smith

I’ll let you in on a not-so-secret tip for keeping your cleaning chemical purchasing costs down – Dilution Control.

There are three ways of buying cleaning chemicals: ready-to-use products, bulk chemicals, and dilution control.

While each type has its benefits and areas of use, you’re going to get more bang for your buck by utilizing a dilution control system. Why? Just check out some of the reasons below.

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Topics: dilution control, workplace safety, tips & tricks

Posted by Briana Smith on Feb 21, 2017 2:05:00 PM

Sharing Knowledge & Expertise Can Make a Big Impact

By Marklin Alford

Providing people with the tools and education they need to do a job successfully can be a challenge, but when it happens the rewards are immeasurable.

In 2013, with the encouragement of Charles Wax, I was recruited to be one of the instructors for the City College of San Francisco’s Custodial & Porter Training Course program, which trains and educates students for entry level employment as a custodian. Over 200 students take this course every semester.

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Topics: community involvement, education

Posted by Briana Smith on Feb 7, 2017 1:15:00 PM

WAXIE Promotes the Future of Sustainability in the Pacific Northwest

By: Rick Jones

On January 18th WAXIE had the opportunity to introduce ourselves and our capabilities into the Salem and Eugene areas of Oregon.

With the recent closing of a local distributor, and the addition to WAXIE’s sales force in this market, we hosted a seminar for over 40 local facilities at Chemeketa Community College. The goal of the seminar was to introduce WAXIE, share our Mission Statement, and listen to our potential customer's needs! We really appreciated everyone who made it considering the bad weather & rough travel conditions.

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Topics: green cleaning, sustainability

Posted by Briana Smith on Jan 24, 2017 2:25:00 PM

Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents with a Three-Part Entrance Matting System

By: Briana Smith

Building entryways are major thoroughfares for people as well as all of the dirt, sand, dust and debris that gets tracked into buildings on the soles of shoes, especially when the weather gets nasty. As these particles begin to accumulate on a floor, there is an increased chance that someone may slip and fall.

Unfortunately, injuries incurred from slip and fall accidents can cost a company huge sums of money. The average cost per claim is $20,228 for a slip & fall workers’ compensation claim and $100,000 median per premises liability suit.

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Topics: workplace safety, flooring