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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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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Feb 21, 2019 1:45:00 PM

WAXIE Names Brian Bogle Chairman Award Winner for 2018

Pictured from left: San Diego 2018 Account Consultant of the Year and 2018 Chairman Award winner, Brian Bogle, WAXIE Chairman & CEO Charles Wax.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWS PROVIDED BY: WAXIE Sanitary Supply, written by Rick Hazard 

February 18, 2019

SAN DIEGO, CA, February 18, 2019 – On February 14th, WAXIE Sanitary Supply recognized San Diego based Senior Account Consultant, Brian Bogle with the prestigious Chairman Award during an event held at WAXIE’s home office in San Diego, CA.

Each year the company recognizes the top Account Consultants from every branch that excel in representing their sales territory. The Chairman Award is then chosen from that group and is awarded to the consultant who exemplifies the highest level of achievement in a number of categories, including business development, account management and an overall commitment to servicing WAXIE’s customers.

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Topics: press release, company news

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Feb 7, 2019 1:40:00 PM

How to Implement a Day Cleaning Program at Your Facility

By Chris Myer  |  February 7, 2019

If you’ve ever proposed a day cleaning program at your facility, you’ve likely run into at least one of the following arguments: 

  1. It’s too disruptive to building occupants
  2. Tenants don’t want custodial staff around in front of clients
  3. It’s harder to clean with people in the building

To be sure, these aren’t invalid arguments, but none of them are insurmountable if you’re strategic about how you develop and implement a day cleaning program at your facility. But before we get into the nuts and bolts of how to make a day cleaning program work, let’s review the benefits of doing so.

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Topics: productivity, facility maintenance, day cleaning

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Jan 24, 2019 1:45:00 PM

The High Flow Fluid Extraction (HFFE) Cleaning Process

By Keith Schneringer  |  January 24, 2019

The Cleaning Science Behind High Flow Fluid Extraction (HFFE)

“Clean” is defined by Merriam-Webster as “free from dirt or pollution” or “free from contamination or disease,” but it is worth noting that there is no universally accepted definition of “clean” which has been adopted by everyone in the cleaning industry.

According to the Cleaning Industry Research Institute website, Dr. Michael Berry (Chairman of the Science Advisory Council for CIRI and author of the book Protecting the Built Environment: Cleaning for Health) has proposed the following definition of clean: “an environmental condition free from unwanted matter” – and has further defined “matter” as “anything of substance.” While this definition has not been universally accepted by the cleaning industry, it is a good place to start.

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Topics: education, machines & equipment, versa

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Jan 10, 2019 2:43:20 PM

6 Trends in the Cleaning Industry for 2019

By Briana Smith  |  January 10, 2019

What a year 2018 was in the cleaning industry! While the tariff situation between the U.S. and other countries was the probably the biggest news, we also saw:

In 2019, we at WAXIE foresee legislation & technology building upon the foundations from last year and advancing towards implementation.

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Topics: hand hygiene, workplace wellness, sustainability, IoT, industry news, tariffs

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Dec 18, 2018 2:20:00 PM

Trade War with China: How the Tariffs Affect the Cleaning Industry

By Keith Schneringer

Status of the ongoing trade war with the U.S. & China as of December 18, 2018

There has been a trade fight brewing between the globe’s two heavyweight economies for a while now, and the impacts are beginning to be felt by those in the cleaning and maintenance industry.

The two heavyweight combatants? The United States of America and China.

The issue? Perceived trade imbalances.

The weapon of choice? Tariffs.

What’s a Tariff?

A tariff is a tax one country places on imports from another country. This tax is also sometimes referred to as a duty or a trade barrier.

According to Investor’s Business Daily, “the purpose of a tariff is to protect domestic production and jobs.” Tariffs have been used for many years by many countries, and although they do provide a degree of protection for the domestic manufacturing interests of the country who has imposed them by making imported goods artificially higher in price, economists argue that “other domestic sectors and customers ultimately pay for tariffs. The U.S. has applied tariffs on imports for centuries, but the global trend has been toward lower tariff rates, lower trade barriers and expanding global trade.”

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Topics: industry news, tariffs

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Nov 29, 2018 12:51:00 PM

Handwashing: The Do-It-Yourself Vaccine

By Keith Schneringer

Washing your hands properly is one of the best things you can do to help prevent and control the spread of many illnesses – and good hand hygiene is a key contributor to helping us all stay healthy. As a matter of fact, the CDC believes that handwashing is so important that they refer to it as a “do-it-yourself vaccine”!

Regular handwashing is a quick and simple activity which can help us all to remove germs from our hands, and therefore prevent the spread of these germs to others (including back to ourselves) which could potentially result in illness. As the CDC states, “Handwashing is a win for everyone – except the germs”!

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Topics: hand hygiene, handwashing

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Nov 15, 2018 1:10:00 PM

On-Demand Training with Kaivac's KaiTutor™

Guest Post By: Kaivac

Training of custodial workers is frequently cited as a key challenge in the cleaning industry – and the ultimate correlation between effective training and its impact on the overall quality of work produced cannot be overstated. 

In addition to addressing work quality, many studies have shown that effective training can also lead to increased employee job satisfaction as well as employee retention no matter what industry is being reviewed.

Having an effectively trained work staff is vitally important to a cleaning organization – but there hasn’t always been a way to deliver training to the cleaning workers in a way which can fit seamlessly into their demanding schedules.

Until now.

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Topics: cleaning products & innovations, machines & equipment, industry news

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Nov 1, 2018 1:12:00 PM

The Future of Recycling in America

By Keith Schneringer

Recycling is an activity which has been a part of human societies practically since history has been recorded, and there is evidence of recycling going back to Byzantine times, and even much earlier according to some studies.

Archaeologists have deduced over time that recycling activities increase during times of distress or scarcity, and this observation can be still be seen and validated today as recycling activities have been less than consistent in the post-World War II era of disposable consumerism which continues to thrive to this day. As this article is being written, recycling and waste diversion rates stand at just shy of 35%, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Despite the best efforts to increase waste diversion rates in America by the U.S. EPA, along with various States and Municipalities, and millions of citizen volunteers, the recycling industry faces enormous challenges in 2018 and moving forward.

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Topics: recycling, sustainability, waste management