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ATLANTA, GA — Exhibit space sales are under way for Clean 2013. The trade show will take place June 20-22, 2013, in the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Over 400 companies offering virtually every product and service used in the textile care industry are seen at the world’s largest trade show for laundry, drycleaning and textile services.
“There is a lot of positive buzz going around about Clean 2013 in New Orleans. We want to remind everyone that this is YOUR INDUSTRY SHOW and we recommend that YOU be there!” said John Riddle, president of Riddle & Associates, the show’s management company.
Attendees can compare products and services displayed by exhibiting companies from around the globe, get answers to questions directly from manufacturers, network with peers, and take advantage of the many hours of valuable classroom education sessions presented by the show sponsors.
Companies interested in exhibiting are encouraged to sign up early for prime locations on the show floor. Prospective attendees will begin seeing Clean 2013 information in November, and show registration will open at that time.
Officially titled the World Educational Congress for Laundering and Drycleaning, the show is sponsored jointly by five national industry associations: Association for Linen Management, Coin Laundry Association, Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, Textile Care Allied Trades Association, and Textile Rental Services Association of America.
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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.”