- Created on Monday, 21 July 2008 12:45
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“New Orleans is ready for us, and we are expecting to have a great show,” said John Riddle, president of Riddle & Associates, the show’s management company.
Formally known as the World Educational Congress for Laundering and Drycleaning, the Clean Show is the world’s largest exhibition of working laundry and drycleaning equipment. Clean ’07 drew nearly 15,000 people from around the world. Eighty-two countries outside the U.S. were represented.
“Virtually every product and service used in the textile care industry will be on display at Clean ’09,” Riddle said. “Buyers and sellers can meet fact to face, and buyers can see and compare actual working equipment and products,”
“Clean Show participation for both exhibitors and attendees goes beyond just the benefits of being at the show. They are supporting the entire textile care industry through programs of the show’s sponsoring associations that include research, education, government relations and more,” Riddle added.
Show sponsors are Association for Linen Management (formerly National Association for Institutional Linen Management), Coin Laundry Association, Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (formerly International Fabricare Institute), Textile Care Allied Trades Association, Textile Rental Services Association of America, and Uniform & Textile Service Association.
Clean ’09 is putting together a hotel package with a wide range of favorable rates at 18 New Orleans hotels. Reservations will be through the New Orleans Housing Bureau and will open in August. Attendee promotion and show registration will begin in November.
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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.”