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Tuesday, April 2nd 2013
Hamilton, OH (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 -- Fourteen-year-old Megan Lange of Auburn, AL was recently awarded the "Best in Fair" prize in the Greater Eastern Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair using the Kaivac ATP Rapid Monitoring System.* The fair consisted of 75 high school students from 19 counties in Southeastern Alabama.
Wednesday, February 6th 2013
HAMILTON, OH — Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® and the OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning systems announces they have expanded their ROI (Return on Investment) Calculators introduced a few years ago, replacing them with a new set of "Savings Guides" now on the company Web site. The Savings Guides (http://www.kaivac.com/savings-guides.php) are designed to be easy to use, address the cleaning needs of different types of facilities and different types of cleaning tasks, compare conventional cleaning methods with no-touch, spray-and-vac, and crossover cleaning systems, and provide considerably more information than the old ROI calculators.Further, the information is presented in a graphic format for easier understanding. As an example, with one of the four Savings Guides, the user enters information such as the number of restrooms cleaned;
Monday, December 17th 2012
Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® and the OmniFlex™ Crossover cleaning systems, announces the beginning of a new program advising users on how to effectively, productively and safely use no-touch cleaning systems, also known as spray-and-vac and spray-and-squeegee cleaning systems.
Thursday, December 6th 2012
Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® (PC4HS) is pleased to support IEHA's Integrated Cleaning and Measurement™ (ICM) program by taking before and after measurements of ATP and allergen levels in K-12 schools deploying a PC4HS program. 'We sincerely believe taking outcome measurements before and after cleaning will show tangible improvements in schools implementing Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) and that these ICM-related metrics
Monday, October 29th 2012
The TURI Surface Solutions Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts, in Lowell, has reported the results from a series of tests that compared the cleaning effectiveness of Kaivac's new AutoVac Cleaning System with more conventional floor cleaning methods, such as using a microfiber mop and an autoscrubber. The AutoVac, which is part of Kaivac's OmniFlex™
Saturday, September 1st 2012
Kaivac, developer of the OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning system, has entered its new AutoVac floorcare system into this year's ISSA Innovation Award program in the "equipment" category. The AutoVac, which has already been certified by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), is designed to automate floorcare but at a fraction of the cost of a conventional automatic scrubber. As part of the OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning system, the AutoVac starts with a specially engineered self-dispensing trolley bucket with a variable spigot.
Tuesday, August 14th 2012
Kaivac announces that the latest "link" in their popular OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning system has just been released. The new addition, the AutoVac, which has already been certified by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), is an innovative system that automates floor care. Pre-introduction tests indicate it rivals the cleaning performance of traditional automatic scrubbers at a fraction of the cost. The OmniFlex system starts with Kaivac's OmniFlex Trolley Bucket.
Tuesday, July 24th 2012
The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields in Fairfield, Ohio, is the site of two baseball fields built essentially by volunteers and designed for use by young people with physical and development disabilities.
Monday, July 23rd 2012
Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® and OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning systems, announces that they have recently retained Marc Ferguson to be the company's new International Business Director.Ferguson was formerly Director of Sales and Marketing for Vocalink, a company that specializes in translating web, print, social and multimedia content from English into more than 100 different languages."A great deal of my international experience developed at Vocalink," says Ferguson.
Tuesday, April 10th 2012
Kaivac, Inc., is proud to announce that they have been honored with an Export Achievement Award. Kaivac is the developer of the No-Touch Cleaning™
Tuesday, February 28th 2012
Kaivac, developer of the No-Touch Cleaning™ and OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning systems, announces the appointment of two new Regional Sales Managers, Kevin Wehby and Aaron Humfleet. Both will be working directly with Kaivac's distributors and manufacturers' reps throughout North America, helping to increase sales of the company's products, position the company as a strategic vendor, and improve distribution channels. Wehby is not new to the Kaivac cleaning world.
Thursday, February 9th 2012
Award recipients will be showcased in the interactive Kitchen Innovations Pavilion in its new central location on the exhibit floor (booth 2440 ) at the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, set for its new dates May 5-8 at Chicago's McCormick Place."The independent panel of judges selected these products based on the forward-thinking approach to commercial kitchen equipment demonstrated by their innovative creators," said Jack Crawford Convention Chair for NRA Show 2012 and President and CEO of Ground Round Independent Owners Cooperative, LLC.
Thursday, February 9th 2012
Hamilton, OH - February 9, 2012 - The National Restaurant Association has just announced the recipients of their 2012 Kitchen Innovations Award™
Wednesday, January 18th 2012
Reno NV - Wednesday, January 18, 2012. The Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS) Consortium – a national non-profit organization of facility professionals dedicated to helping its members produce healthy, high performance schools while protecting jobs in budget-constrained environments –
Monday, January 9th 2012
Kaivac, developer of the No-Touch Cleaning® system, has just donated one of its cleaning machines to the National Institute of Decontamination Specialists (NIDS). The organization, based in Piedmont, S.C., teaches students from around the world how to properly and safely clean crime scenes and perform other high-risk environmental disinfection services. NIDS is widely respected and is considered the top school in the nation, possibly the world, devoted to this type of training. Along with its campus in South Carolina, NIDS also provides training at the CRA, the Cleaning and Restoration Association's training center in Sacramento, Calif., and offers courses in Melbourne, Australia. The organization is supported by such worthy organizations as Kimberly-Clark, DuPont, 3M, and others well known to the professional cleaning industry. "NIDS has helped make crime scene and high-risk cleaning a science," says Tom Morrison, vice president of marketing for Kaivac.
Wednesday, January 4th 2012
The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) has awarded "High-Traction" product certification to Kaivac's No-Touch Cleaning® and OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning Systems, making these the only spray-and-vac and dispense-and-vac products to receive the certification. Kaivac equipment passed rigorous Phase One and Phase Two testing by NFSI under the ANSI/NFSI B101.1-2009 standard to qualify for NFSI Certification.
Tuesday, December 6th 2011
The winner of Kaivac's Dirty Mop Contest has just been announced. The winner is Alina Prodan from Chicago, IL who received 3,254 votes from Kaivac Facebook fans for her soiled mop. She will receive $500 for submitting what Kaivac Facebook fans consider the dirtiest mop entered into the contest. The contest began in October 2011 and voting began in November.
Wednesday, November 2nd 2011
In October, Facebook users were asked to submit photos of their dirty mops as entry into the Dirty Mop Contest, sponsored by Kaivac.
Tuesday, October 4th 2011
Hamilton, OH – October 4, 2011 - Most of us in the professional cleaning industry have heard about those 'most beautiful bathroom in America' contests or 'the cleanest restroom in the U.S.' competitions. Well Kaivac, developer of the OmniFlex™
Monday, June 27th 2011
Kaivac is pleased to announce the availability of the initial components of its revolutionary OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning System. The remaining components will be released over the next several months.
Monday, June 13th 2011
Every year, thousands of people around the world enter hospitals because they are sick, but instead of getting better, many get sicker.
Tuesday, April 12th 2011
Kaivac Inc., developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system, is introducing a number of cleaning tools and accessories that attach to the KaiVac systems, allowing facility service providers to clean more effectively at a reduced cost. The new accessories allow users to perform a multitude of tasks and clean just about any surface in a facility, from tile and grout to baseboards and stairwells.
Tuesday, April 5th 2011
Chicago, IL - April 5, 2011 - The Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) has just released the winners of its Green Cleaning Awards for Schools and Universities.
Wednesday, March 23rd 2011
Hamilton, OH – Bob Robinson Jr. has resumed responsibilities at Kaivac, Inc., developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system, after serving since 2009 as Director of Regional Business Development with Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System®, a Kaivac partner and one of the world's leading franchisors of commercial cleaning businesses.
Friday, February 18th 2011
We in the professional cleaning industry hear about germs every day. But have you ever wondered about the 'germiest' places in the world? The Forensic Science Technician, an organization that promotes the teaching of forensic sciences, has compiled a list of the 50 germiest places in the world, some of which are everyday locations, while others are a little less common. The top 10 germiest everyday places include:1. Portable toilets2. Kitchen sinks3. Door handles4. Underwear5. Purses and handbags6. Hotel linens and towels7. Computer keyboards8. Communal office equipment/workstations9. Cell phones;
Monday, January 24th 2011
Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system, has just released results of tests conducted at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN® tradeshow in Orlando comparing the effectiveness of cleaning floors with the Kaivac system versus using new, unused, high-quality microfiber floor pads. A total of 12 tests were conducted on a test floor at the Kaivac booth.
Monday, January 3rd 2011
Kaivac, Inc., developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system, announces it will be honoring National Clean-Your-Desk Day, January 10, 2011, by devoting most of the tips, articles, and videos in its online monthly newsletter, Kai-Leidoscope suggesting ways to make office desks cleaner and healthier.
Tuesday, December 14th 2010
When Kaivac, Inc., developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® System, first introduced their web-based return on investment (ROI) calculator several years ago, they did not expect it to become one of the most popular items on their website, according to Matt Morrison, Kaivac communications manager. Due to the unanticipated popularity, Kaivac has revamped the original ROI calculator and added a second calculator as well.
Monday, August 23rd 2010
Hamilton, OH – August 23, 2010 - Kaivac, Inc., developers of the No-Touch Cleaning™ system, announces that it has entered into a new partnership with Market Advantage Plus, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer's rep serving distributors, manufacturers, and end users in the six New England states since 1966. Tom Morrison, vice president of marketing for Kaivac, says that the key reasons his company was attracted to Market Advantage Plus were because 'it has a reputation as a hard-working, ethical, and professional organization.
Tuesday, July 6th 2010
Typically, patients admitted to a hospital room are most concerned about the doctors and nurses that will be attending to them.
Wednesday, June 2nd 2010
Hamilton, OH – June 2, 2010 - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a patent to Kaivac, Inc., for its QuickDraw System.
Tuesday, May 18th 2010
Hamilton, OH – May 18, 2010 - Kaivac, Inc., developer of the No-Touch Cleaning™ system, has renewed its corporate sponsorship of the Healthy Schools Campaign guidebook The Quick and Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools. Kaivac has been a sponsor of the program since it began in 2006.
Wednesday, April 14th 2010
Hamilton, OH – April 14, 2010 – Kaivac, Inc., developer of the No-Touch Cleaning® system, has collaborated with local school districts to developed a new 'trolley' microfiber cleaning system that can be used in schools as well as in many other types of facilities.
Tuesday, March 2nd 2010
Hamilton, OH – March 2, 2010 -As reported in the Saturday, February 27, 2010, edition of The New York Times,* a little-known category of 'gram-negative' bacteria and germs called Acinetobacter baumannii are killing 'tens of thousands of hospital patients each year.' Compared to MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), which receives considerable media and medical attention and for which there are some antibiotics available to fight the disease, there are no antibiotics to battle this new strain of bacteria, which infectious disease experts say makes it an even greater threat. Acinetobacter baumannii are typically hospital-acquired bacteria that enter the body through open wounds, catheters, and breathing tubes.
Tuesday, February 9th 2010
Hamilton, OH – February 9, 2010 - Rashes from toilet seats on the buttocks and legs of American children are a growing problem, according to a report in the January 2010 issue of Pediatrics.* Referred to as toilet seat dermatitis, the problem was historically believed to be the result of allergies to certain types of toilet seats such as wooden seats.
Monday, January 25th 2010
Hamilton, OH – January 25, 2010 - As a result of recent concerns about H1N1 and other public health menaces, school districts around the country have been taking a number of steps to help protect the health of their students and staffs.
Monday, October 26th 2009
Educators Give White Paper on Preventing the Spread of H1N1 Extra Credit A White Paper on reducing the risk of H1N1 virus in school settings has received so much attention by educators in the Ohio area that Kaivac, Inc., which prepared the paper, is making it available to educators throughout the country.
Monday, October 5th 2009
Greater than 99.9 Percent Reduction in Bacteria without Chemicals Breakthrough Patent-Pending Process Simplifies Training and Improves Productivity by 40 Percent or More over Current Kaivac Processes Kaivac, Inc., announces today that both its KaiVac®
Monday, October 5th 2009
Hamilton, OH – October 5, 2009 --Kaivac, Inc. and Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) today announced a joint development to incorporate Tennant’s patent-pending ec-H2O (electrically converted water) into spray-and-vac, or No-Touch Cleaning, systems for restrooms.
Wednesday, September 23rd 2009
We all are getting very concerned about swine flu. But many people overlook practical steps they can take to help maintain their health during this challenging flu season and throughout the entire year.
Wednesday, September 23rd 2009
Kaivac Cleaning Systems® announces an update to its “boilerplate” to better reflect the evolution of the company and its increased focus on science-based cleaning. A boilerplate, or “About”
Tuesday, August 11th 2009
Swine flu is a new variant of the H1N1 strain of influenza type A. It is highly contagious and spreads from person-to-person in several ways: when an ill person sneezes or coughs, infected droplets enter another person through the nose, mouth or eyes;
Monday, July 6th 2009
Below are the results and additional information regarding the survey:Be sure to take this month's survey. Last year famed microbiologist Dr.
Tuesday, June 16th 2009
After nearly a year of planning and collaboration, Kaivac, Inc., developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system, has launched a completely redesigned and enhanced Web site. With a strikingly new, fresh appearance and format, the site was designed and developed by Paul Rathey of Silicon Mask Media + Design. Rathey is becoming well-known in the jansan industry.
Wednesday, June 10th 2009
The April 2009 issue of Kai-Leidoscope, the monthly newsletter of Kaivac, Inc. (developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system), asked its readers to complete a survey regarding how they measure cleaning effectiveness. The question evolved because Kaivac, along with such organizations as the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI), have been working to scientifically evaluate cleaning effectiveness and the importance of more effective cleaning through scientific research. However, the results of the study indicate that most cleaning professionals still do not use scientific measurement systems to determine cleaning effectiveness: Nearly thirty percent of the respondents reported that they measure the effectiveness of their cleaning programs “by my own overall view of the facility based on its appearance, smell, etc.” About a quarter of the respondents said that they judge cleaning effectiveness based on feedback from their clients (building owners, managers or occupants). Sixteen percent of respondents indicated that they do in fact use scientific measurement tools and data, the most common of which are ATP rapid monitoring systems or similar devices.
Monday, June 1st 2009
Kaivac, Inc., developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system for more hygienic cleaning, has recently promoted Terry Donald Schawe to be the company’s new chief operating officer (COO). Schawe, who has worked with other companies in the Ohio area where Kaivac is based, has had ample experience handling a variety of financial duties as well as managing office and building operations. He has also assisted companies in developing their inside sales and service departments so that they can better respond to customer needs. “The role of the COO is becoming increasingly important,”
Tuesday, April 21st 2009
A series of outbreaks that have killed one patient -- and caused St. Joseph's Healthcare to investigate three other patient deaths -- is prompting renewed calls for provincial cleaning standards.The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions says St. Joe's -- which cut back on cleaning before the three outbreaks -- is among many hospitals facing financial and other systemic problems that aggravate the spread of infections.
Tuesday, April 21st 2009
March Survey Results Below are the results for the March Survey. Be sure to take this month's survey. In the March 2009 issue of Kai-leidescope, our subscribers were asked what steps they are taking to hold on to their customers during the current downturn in the economy.
Tuesday, March 31st 2009
Historically, the professional cleaning industry has been considered immune or resistant to economic downturns. The industry has done very well during good times but has been impacted little, if at all, by economic downturns, such as those during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. However, the current downturn has negatively affected even the professional cleaning industry, eliminating any assumption that it is recession-proof. For instance, many building service contractors (BSCs) report that their customers have stretched payment processing, impacting cash flow. BSCs also report that some customers have asked them to reduce cleaning frequencies in order to cut costs or lower their monthly service charge.
Sunday, March 8th 2009
Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing, and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer world, and Kaivac, a leader in developing healthy solutions for cleaning restrooms, announced a strategic sales and service arrangement that enables Tennant to provide its customers with Kaivac's industry-leading restroom cleaning solutions. Tennant will sell Kaivac's suite of No-Touch Cleaning® restroom solutions to its national account customers.
Wednesday, February 18th 2009
The original developer of the No-Touch Cleaning® system, Kaivac, Inc., is introducing a new, more cost-effective version of its No-Touch Cleaning machines. Called the 1215, this new model is ideal for use in smaller settings such as hotels, restaurants, day care centers and nursing homes.
Tuesday, November 11th 2008
According to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 5 and 20 percent of Americans will come down with the flu between October 1 and May 1. Of these, the CDC reports some 200,000 will be hospitalized and as many as 36,000 will die. Of particular concern are children.
Urine stains, grout lines and toilet scum: these are all terms custodial workers dread hearing when it comes time to tackle restroom cleaning.
HAMILTON — Bob Robinson Sr., founder and president of Kaivac Cleaning Systems, is letting people in on a dirty little secret: solutions that promise fast-and-easy cleaning usually focus on chemicals and lose sight of the cleaning process itself. It's a message the Butler County business has spread for more than a dozen years. Robinson, a mechanical engineer by trade, sold cleaning supplies to businesses via his parents' company, Valley Janitor Supply Co. During the 1990s, he started inventing products for the cleaning industry, where the No.
On October 1, 2010, Chicago's Loyola University kicked off an event in honor of the first-ever World MRSA Day, October 2, 2010.
Live Science-based Demonstrations Highlight Extreme Soil Removal - 31 Times More Efficient at Removing Soils From Hard SurfacesWhat's the most critical component of a cleaning system?
About six years ago, a former janitor named Rex Morrison, who is now the Housekeeping Training Supervisor for Washoe County Public Schools, Reno, Nevada, had his "15 minutes of fame." He developed a cleaning system that he called Process Cleaning.
Reno NV - Tuesday, August 31, 2010. The Washoe County School District (WCSD), Reno NV, has announced a pilot program - starting in several of its elementary and high schools - based on the Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) model.
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