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Posted by Rick Hazard on May 17, 2019 3:39:48 PM

A Tribute to a WAXIE Trailblazer: Jim Fischer


Jim Fischer and his wife Jan Fischer

By: Rick Hazard  |  May 17, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the loss of one of WAXIE’s finest, Jim Fischer. Jim passed away suddenly in his home in Scottsdale, AZ on Monday, May 13, 2019. He leaves behind his wife Jan, and their two children Christian and April. Jim was born and raised in Minnesota where he grew up working on the family farm. He would often refer to his childhood as the foundation for establishing a strong work ethic. 

Jim began his career at WAXIE in January of 1987 as a warehouse worker. Over the next 32 years he ascended through the ranks to become Vice President, Business Development working closely with corporate accounts and Network Services, Inc. Along the way he held positions as Warehouse Manager, Operations Manager, Account Consultant, Sales Manager, and General Manager. 

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Topics: company news

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on May 8, 2019 3:22:36 PM

SustainOne, American Paper Converting & WAXIE Honored by the Seattle Mariners


Pictured from left:
Paul Trimberger, Seattle Sales Manager, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; Brian Work, Sales Manager, APC; Paul Rebner, Account Consultant, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; The Mariner Moose; Lydia Work, President & Owner of SustainOne/APC; Jeff Roberts, President & COO, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; and Rick Jones, Seattle General Manager, WAXIE Sanitary Supply. Photo courtesy of the Seattle Mariners.

Hard Work and Exceptional Dedication Displayed by Diverse Suppliers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWS PROVIDED BY: WAXIE Sanitary Supply
May 6, 2019

SEATTLE, WA, May 6, 2019 – On Monday, April 15, 2019, the Seattle Mariners recognized Lydia Work and her company SustainOne, along with Paul Rebner of WAXIE Sanitary Supply for their combined support of the Seattle Mariners and Major League Baseball’s Supplier Diversity Program.

The Seattle Mariners have established diversity goals that align with the Supplier Diversity Program of Major League Baseball (MLB) in their purchasing practices. SustainOne is a Woman-Owned Small Business as well as a Minority-Owned Business that partnered with WAXIE to help the Mariners exceed their goals.

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Topics: press release, company news

Posted by Chris Meyer on May 3, 2019 1:35:00 PM

Food Safety: Your Health (& Others) is in Your Hand Hygiene

By: Chris Myer  |  May 3, 2019

Each year on World Hand Hygiene Day (May 5), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) campaign to spread awareness about the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare environments.

While the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare can’t be understated, it’s not just healthcare workers whose hand hygiene practices could potentially pose a serious health issue for others. Foodservice workers’ hand hygiene, or lack thereof, also has a significant impact on the health of the public. 

So, just as the CDC and the WHO have done for healthcare workers, WAXIE is aiming to bring awareness of the need for hand hygiene improvement in the foodservice industry too on this year’s World Hand Hygiene Day. 

Towards that end, this post will illustrate the importance of hand hygiene in the foodservice industry and demonstrate how your organization can start implementing best practices for improving hand hygiene immediately.

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Topics: hand hygiene, Food Service, infection protection

Posted by Keith Schneringer on Apr 22, 2019 9:13:00 AM

Earth Day – How Would You Like To Celebrate?

By: Keith Schneringer  |  April 22, 2019

As has been written in previous articles about Earth Day on this blog, the first Earth Day celebration took place on April 22, 1970.

Since that first event, Earth Day celebrations in 2019 have now grown to include an estimated one billion people in 192 countries, according to the Earth Day Network.

Will this estimated total of one billion people include you?

If this estimated total of people won’t include you, and you would like it to, what should you do?

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Topics: Earth Day, recycling, sustainability

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Apr 19, 2019 1:16:10 PM

WAXIE Sanitary Supply’s Utah Facility Earns Local & Regional 2019 TOBY Award

The Award Recognizes Quality in Commercial Buildings and Rewards Excellence 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWS PROVIDED BY: WAXIE Sanitary Supply, written by Chris Meyer
April 18, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – WAXIE Sanitary Supply’s Inventory Center in Salt Lake City earned The 2019 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) award in the Industrial Office Building category in March.

The award, which recognizes quality in commercial buildings and rewards excellence in building management, was presented to WAXIE by the Utah Chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).

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Topics: sustainability, press release, company news

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Apr 11, 2019 3:25:25 PM

WAXIE Brings Innovative Electrostatic Spraying System to Able Services San Francisco

March 26, 2019

Bill Sivori, Project Manager at Able Services San Francisco, does things differently than most. First, his contract cleaning business is devoted to a single client. But, that one account happens to be the largest landowner in San Francisco, with a four-building complex covering four square blocks, a total of 3.2 million square feet of Class A offices, 1.2 million in retail space, as well as the tallest building west of the Mississippi located a few blocks away. Sivori’s office is based in those very same buildings and once or twice a month he walks all 141 floors to build tenant relationships and to be proactive rather than reactive when there's a problem.

“I've been here eight years and have a great staff with an inordinate amount of management for four buildings, including an operations manager, full admin, two supervisors and eight foremen,” said Sivori. “We have close to 400 different tenants, most of which are high end lawyers, investment bankers, insurance and high-tech companies. Tenants trust when we say we're going to do something, it gets done.”

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Topics: workplace wellness, disinfectants, case study, evaclean protexus

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Apr 10, 2019 2:34:06 PM

David Wax Elected Chairman of NETWORK® Services Company


Pictured from left:
Alan Tomblin, CEO and President, NETWORK; David Wax, EVP, WAXIE Sanitary Supply and Chairman of NETWORK; Sharon Wax; Charles Wax, Chairman and CEO, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; Rick Hazard, VP of Marketing, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; Warren Noble, VP of Supplier Relations, NETWORK; Jeff Roberts, President and COO, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; Jim Fischer, VP of Business Development, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; Steve Thomas, VP of Corporate Accounts, WAXIE Sanitary Supply.

Long Time Member to Serve as Chairman of the Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWS PROVIDED BY: WAXIE Sanitary Supply, written by Jeff Roberts
April 10, 2019 

San Diego – David Wax, Executive Vice President of WAXIE Sanitary Supply, has been elected by the Board of Directors as the Chairman of NETWORK® for a two-year term. 

David has held numerous positions within NETWORK over the past 25 years, including Vice Chairman, and has been active in various committees. Mr. Wax will lead the NETWORK Board of Directors and the NETWORK membership, aligning with strategic suppliers and key customers globally.

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Topics: press release, company news

Posted by Chris Meyer on Mar 22, 2019 9:18:00 AM

Water for All: Ways Businesses Can Reduce Their Water Usage

By Chris Myer  |  March 22 , 2019

The fact that clean water will readily flow from the faucet is a given in the developed world. In developing countries, though, finding potable water is often a daily struggle.

That’s why today, World Water Day, is dedicated to “tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.” And one of those reasons is the rate at which businesses and individuals in the developed world use water.

According to the African Wildlife Foundation, “If the entire global population had the water habits of the average European or North American, we would need about three and a half Earths to sustain us.”

As gloomy as that may sound, the good news is, there’s no shortage of products, education, and new technology that our businesses can leverage to conserve the water supply.

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Topics: water conservation, sustainability, facility maintenance

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Mar 8, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Getting Stuff Done: The Wonderful Women at WAXIE Sanitary Supply


Some of the amazing women who work at WAXIE Sanitary Supply: Clockwise from the top – Tiffany Pierce, Delia Vida, Ann Williams, Christine Martinez, Rosey Kerchal, Kristi Parnell, Alice Sawaya & Laura Hibbard.

March 8, 2019

On this International Women's Day, we wanted to recognize all of the amazing ladies who work hard to keep their environments safe & healthy — healthcare custodial environmental services (EVS) staff preventing HAIs, restaurant staff keeping us safe from foodborne illnesses, housekeepers tidying up hotel guest rooms, and custodians in schools & offices — these women are making it happen. 

We also wanted to honor some of the women at WAXIE who play a pivotal role in providing solutions, support & encouragement for all our customers and fellow co-workers. We are so lucky to have such exceptional people working for us across all of our branches and appreciate the work that they do. WAXIE wouldn't be the 'Experts In Clean' without everyone's contributions from Delia picking orders on the warehouse night crew to Kristi utilizing new technology to improve payroll & benefits for all employees. The wonderful women at WAXIE are getting stuff done!

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