- Created on Monday, 02 September 2002 13:11
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ATLANTA, GA -- Exhibit space sales have started for Clean ’03, scheduled for August 11-14, 2003, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. An Exhibitor Prospectus was sent July 19 to more than 500 companies that showcased their products and services at Clean ’01. By the end of July, 86,400 square feet of space were contracted. Initial attendee information will go out early in 2003 and reservations for Clean ’03 official hotels will open in the fall.Clean ’01 put the World Educational Congress for Laundering and Drycleaning in the top 100 trade shows in North America. Among Tradeshow Week’s Top 200 shows ranked by net square feet of exhibit space, the Clean Show broke the top 100 in 1999. Clean ’01 in New Orleans, with 270,757 net square feet, ranked No. 97.
“This truly solidifies the Clean Show as the world’s premier marketplace for the textile care industry,” said William E. Fisher, CEO of International Fabricare Institute, and chairman of the Clean Executive Committee that represents the show’s six sponsoring associations. “From its inception in 1977, this show has continued to grow and serve people providing commercial laundering, drycleaning and textile rental services from around the world.”
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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.”