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Clean '03 Announces Las Vegas Hotel Package

Clean '03 has announced its official hotel package, and the Las Vegas Housing Bureau is accepting reservations for the show's six official hotels. In addition, five airlines and two car rental companies offer discounts to people attending the trade show for laundering, dry-cleaning and textile rental in Las Vegas August 11-14, 2003.

Show attendees will have an opportunity to stay on the Las Vegas Strip at some of its most well-known and prestigious hotels. All hotels in the package are within one mile of the Las Vegas Convention Center where Clean '03 will be held. Hotel prices range from $69 to $139 a night, exclusive of local taxes, for singleor double occupancy.

Complimentary shuttle buses will transport attendees between official hotels and the convention center mornings and afternoons. An evening shuttle will loop to the hotels so attendees can visit various social functions at different locations.

Each of Clean '03's six sponsoring associations has selected a headquarter hotel. Coin Laundry Association (CLA) will convene at Bally's. International Fabricare Institute (IFI) and National Association of Institutional Linen Management (NAILM) will headquarter at Paris. Three groups will share the Las Vegas Hilton as their headquarters: Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA), Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA), and Uniform & Textile Service Association (UTSA).

In addition to the headquarter hotels, Caesars Palace, Flamingo, and Riviera are in the Clean '03 official hotel package.

Five airlines serving the Las Vegas airport offer discount rates to Clean '03 attendees. They are, America West Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and US Airways. Alamo and Avis car rental companies also have specials for Clean '03 attendees. Free parking is available at all official hotels.

Reservation forms and detailed information about all Clean '03 hotels are available on the Clean web site,, or from show management.

Reservations for all Clean '03 hotels must be made through the Clean ‘03 Housing Bureau to receive the special rates. Attendees should not call hotels directly since the show's room quotas are assigned to the Housing Bureau. Reservations may be made on the web (, or by telephone, fax or regular mail. Blocks of five or more rooms must be made in writing.

Members of sponsoring associations may call a special toll-free reservation number assigned to each sponsors' headquarter hotel block. They are:

CLA at Bally's 800-762-0296
IFI at Paris 877-584-6938
NAILM at Paris 800-479-6336
TCATA at Las Vegas Hilton 800-858-1017
TRSA at Las Vegas Hilton 800-390-8608
UTSA at Ls Vegas Hilton 877-333-5215

For non-members and general housing, call (toll free) 888-892-5822. International attendees may call 702-386-7813 for reservations. Fax numbers are (toll free) 800-536-9488, or 702-386-7818. By mail, send a completed housing form to Clean ’03 Housing, Las Vegas CVA, 3150 Paradise Road S., Las Vegas NV 89109-9096 USA.

Travel and car rental arrangements can be made through Clean's official travel desk at Globetrotter Travel, (toll free) 888-447-7432 or 301-570-0800, press #1; fax 301-570-9514; or on line at

People making arrangements through other sources should mention the following ID number America West, 7351; American, A5883AA; Delta, DMN191124A; Southwest, J8234; and USAir, GF98692537. Car rental ID numbers are Alamo, CD 802095, and Avis, CD-J945616.


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Ecolab Acquires Dober Chemical’S Textile Care Business

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ecolab Inc. a leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection prevention products and services announced it has purchased the commercial laundry division of Dober Chemical Corporation. The acquisition includes Dober’s laundry chemical and waste water treatment and Ultrax dispensing businesses as well as an exclusive partnership to market and provide key components of its Spindle monitoring software.

“Dober is respected throughout the industry for its innovative monitoring technology, product chemistry and commitment to service – qualities that complement our own strengths at Ecolab,” said Brian Henke, vice president and general manager, Ecolab Textile Care North America. “As we expand our North American commercial laundry business, innovation and service excellence will continue to be our top priority as we partner with our customers to deliver unsurpassed value to run their operations more efficiently, sustainably and cost effectively.”

“Ecolab and Dober share the same customercentric approach to service and innovative technology,” said John Dobrez, president Dober Chemical Corp. “This is an exciting development because it builds on the strengths of both companies to move the industry forward.”

Through this agreement, Spindle Technologies,a division of Dober, is forming a strategic alliance with Ecolab Textile Care in an exclusive licensing agreement for its ChemWatch Software technology and the OPTRAX Utility Module.

“There will be no movement of people as they currently all operate remotely,” said Henke. “The Dober leadership team is very skilled and respected in the industry. We plan to have them as part of the team moving forward. During the transition, both businesses will operate as usual and we do not expect there to be any changes in the service the customers are used to receiving.”