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  • 13 Jan 2011 11:54 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Tim Piazza was named President of Blackston-NEY Ultrasonics. Blackstone-Ney is a division of the Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC and is located in Jamestown, NY.

    Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) January 13, 2011

    Tim Piazza was named President of Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics effective January 3, 2011. Mr. Piazza will be responsible for all operations at the Jamestown, NY location. He will report directly to Jim McEachen, CEO of Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC.

    Tim most recently held the position of Manager of Research and Development Technology with the Aeroengine Division of SKF in Jamestown, New York. Previously, Tim was Assistant Professor at Jamestown Community College where he helped found the Manufacturing Technology Institute. Prior to that Tim was General Manager of the Precision Cleaning Division of CAE Ultrasonics (the predecessor to Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics).

    Tim attended The State University of New York at Stony Brook and holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics.

    "Tim brings us a wealth of technical and business experience to the Blackstone-NEY team, and he is an excellent leader who will continue on the path of growth and success for our Jamestown Division." - Jim McEachen, CEO CTG, LLC

    Tim lives in Jamestown with his wife, Tammy and their two year old son. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jamestown Boys and Girls Club, is an adjunct professor and sits on the Board of Trustees at Jamestown Community College.

    Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC is a world leader in providing innovative cleaning and waste minimization technologies to precision and industrial manufacturing markets. CTG is comprised of Ransohoff located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics located in Jamestown, New York, and now CTG Asia located in Suzhou, China. The Group is the premier provider of high technology, environmentally friendly parts-cleaning and waste-minimization equipment and services to the global marketplace. CTG LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of NM Group Global, LLC.

    NM Group Global LLC is a holding company for a growing group of manufacturing firms with a global reach for sourcing and marketing. Founded in 2002 with the purchase of National Machinery LLC, the original holding company, and world leader in the development and manufacture of cold forming machines, process technology, and aftermarket services. National Machinery, founded in 1874, is headquartered in Tiffin, Ohio with service centers and sales offices throughout the world.

    Contact Information:

    For Cleaning Technologies Group Asia- Suzhou, China

    Enlin Zheng (Ned) & SuJing

    56 Songshan Road, Suzhou New District

    Jiangsu Province, China PRC: 215151

    (86) 0512-66161698

    (362) 529-1244


    Visit our website at

    For Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC:

    Chris Whittaker

    4933 Provident Drive

    Cincinnati, OH 45246

    (800) 248-9274

    (513) 870-1787


  • 07 Jan 2011 7:47 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Siddharth and Shannon Kumar have recently become franchise owners for ECOMAIDS®, a home and business cleaning service which uses only green and environmentally safe products, in the Dayton, Ohio-area.

    One of the fastest growing franchise concepts in the United States, EcoMaids is changing the way people think of cleaning, by providing non-toxic, holistic maid services that keep families and pets safe.

    “I’m very excited to have acquired such a wonderful business which helps families and the environment,” says Siddharth Kumar, a Dayton-area resident. “It’s essential for people in Dayton to have a choice in how they have their homes and businesses cleaned – a choice that provides the highest quality cleaning service possible while using products that keep your living and work spaces naturally healthy and sparkling clean.” EcoMaids of Dayton celebrates its official grand opening on January 17, 2011.

    Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine as a Franchise 500 pick and one of the top 10 trends in franchises, EcoMaids currently operates nearly 25 cleaning companies in 16 states in the U.S. since 2008. There are additional opportunities in hundreds of communities across the U.S. for prospective franchisees to purchase a territory and start their own EcoMaids business.

    “EcoMaids is excited to welcome the Kumars to the EcoMaids family,” says Douglas Stoyer, EcoMaids’ president of franchise operations. “Under Siddharth’s leadership, EcoMaids will continue to satisfy a growing demand in Dayton for high quality, eco-friendly cleaning services.”

    In addition to experiencing an unparalleled training program that prepares them, with or without educational experience, with the tools they need to succeed as business owners, EcoMaids franchisees also benefit from:

    •     Lowest start-up fees in the industry, with competitive royalties and marketing fees
    •     Robust website that drives traffic and customers directly to local franchisees
    •     Access to our web-based extranet with online tools and support
    •     Exceptional advertising and marketing campaigns targeting local franchisee markets

    “Despite an economic environment where many businesses are struggling, the green market is proving resilient, and as a result, there is increased interest by entrepreneurs in aligning themselves with EcoMaids,” says Gene Vaksman, director of franchise development.

    Entrepreneurs interested in exploring opportunities in eco-friendly cleaning franchising can visit for more information.

    About EcoMaids
    EcoMaids provides high-quality green cleaning services in 26 metropolitan areas in the United States using products and supplies that are safe for families, pets and the planet. Using all natural, nontoxic cleaning products and sustainable equipment, EcoMaids provides one-time, as well as recurring cleanings for homes and offices. For more information on cleaning services or franchise opportunities visit

  • 04 Jan 2011 12:05 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    American Osment said it has acquired Central Products of Montgomery for an undisclosed sum.

    American Osment is a 35-year-old janitorial and chemical supply company based in Birmingham with annual sales of $22 million. The acquisition will add 18 employees to its roster of 100, including Central Products’ chief Doug Collinsworth.

    The purchase also will add 600 new customers to American Osment’s customer base of 5,000 statewide, said a news release.

    American Osment operates a 90,000-square-foot warehouse and showroom in Birmingham and a 10,000-square-foot warehouse and showroom in Tuscaloosa.

    American Osment said it has acquired Central Products of Montgomery for an undisclosed sum.

    American Osment is a 35-year-old janitorial and chemical supply company based in Birmingham with annual sales of $22 million. The acquisition will add 18 employees to its roster of 100, including Central Products’ chief Doug Collinsworth.

    The purchase also will add 600 new customers to American Osment’s customer base of 5,000 statewide, said a news release.

    American Osment operates a 90,000-square-foot warehouse and showroom in Birmingham and a 10,000-square-foot warehouse and showroom in Tuscaloosa.

    Source: Biz Journals

  • 30 Dec 2010 8:48 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    The business now known as Kleen Sweep Chimney Service began with a chimney fire in 1975 at Al and Sherry Koklich's home.

    After Al -- at the time employed at the Newark Air Force Base -- succeeded in cleaning his own chimney, word spread to neighbors and friends. Business grew.

    He took a course in chimney service, and by 1978, Koklich was an official chimney sweep, showing up at jobs wearing the profession's traditional tailcoat and top hat that became his signature appearance.

    Slightly more than 30 years later, Koklich's son, Justin, is stepping up as his father "tries to retire," in Al's words.

    "I've been helping him since I can remember," Justin said of his father, adding he still is searching for an updated tailcoat in his size.

    In addition to doing chimney cleaning and repairs, Kleen Sweep performs inspections, services wood stoves and does vent cleaning at places across Licking County, including the dorms at Denison University.

    They can install stainless steel liners for a broken chimney, do waterproofing and add chimney caps to keep rodents out.

    And they're all about speedy service.

    "We never get behind," Justin said. "A lot of customers, they like that. They like that same-day service."

    One of the most important priorities Kleen Sweep places on its service is education. The majority of projects are done by either Al or Justin, sometimes with additional help but almost always with one of them present. While on the job, the two are pleased to tell their customers about how to keep their chimneys and wood stoves safe.

    "It's all about the knowledge of these things that we try to pass along," Justin said.

    The individualized attention is what has caused word to spread about Kleen Sweep, he said.

    "We get a lot of word-of-mouth business," he said.

    Although the Koklichs won't protest an uptick in business, they have one condition:

    "We don't want to be so busy that we sacrifice quality," Justin said.

    As long as the quality is consistent, he said, the loyal Licking County customers will keep coming back.

    "It's a good business," Justin said. "It's dirty, but you get to meet a lot of good people."


    More At Source:Newark Advocate

  • 13 Dec 2010 5:31 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Citywide Cleaning takes its reputation as one of the fastest growing cleaning companies in the UK seriously and this why it has put a lot of measures in place to make sure they maintain their extremely high quality standards:

    Meticulous Planning and Attention to Detail
    At Citywide Cleaning, it is not just about cleaning; it is more about how they can keep their customers satisfied. All cleaning contracts usually start with the initial planning and site assessment process. This continues right through to the contract mobilisation stage. This is why they have been successful over the years.

    Management and Communication
    Citywide believes effective communication between its Clients, Contract Managers and Area Supervisors is what underpins its very successful client relationships. To assist response times, all field based management utilise mobile email communication, ensuring they can be easily reached both by the client and its head office co-ordinators. This enables any staffing or operational issues to be professionally handled and quickly resolved.

    Performance Measurement
    Clients in Clapham, Battersea, Chelsea, Fulham, Holborn, Belgravia and the whole of Central London can be rest assured of quality cleaning services as the Company will continue with its policy of applying Key Performance Indicators within its contract management process. This involves collecting data for quality audits and reviewing it against a range of agreed performance criteria. These are then regularly analysed and evaluated, providing fundamental feedback on operational delivery.

    Their services are carried out by well trained and motivated full and part-time cleaning teams and site supervisors. So whether your premises need to be visited during the working day, or out of normal working hours, they have the expertise and resources to provide consistent service standards.

    The information in this text is offered by Anne Goddard – Marketing Manager of Citywide Ventures Ltd. For more about any of Citywide Cleaning Services such as office cleaning service, domestic cleaning service, contract cleaning service and commercial cleaning services to individuals and businesses of all sizes in and around London area, please visit And while you're there, sign up for one of our cleaning services and get 10% off!


    Anne A Goddard
    Barking Essex, IG11 8PD

  • 10 Dec 2010 6:09 PM | Deleted user

    CleanFreak would like to announce that we've added Shop-Vac as a new vendor!  You can still get your fabulous 10% discount off any item, giving you an even better price on a great line of vacuums.  To get that coupon code, you'll need to sign in and go to the members only area of the IJCSA website.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via our website

  • 09 Dec 2010 11:04 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    At Summit Service Group, Inc., we provide a wide range of Denver janitorial services to facilities including: Government Facilities, Schools, Colleges, Churches, Institutional Facilities, Medical Office Buildings, Health Care Facilities, Retail Stores, Warehouses, Office Buildings, Event Centers, & Much More!

    Online PR News – 08-December-2010 –Summit Service Group today announced the launch of as an information portal for Denver area businesses to find information about commercial cleaning projects. With articles being added almost every day and an online monthly newsletter of commercial cleaning tips, the website is anticipated to quickly become Denver’s’ primary resource for commercial

    Future plans include educational guides on selecting a commercial cleaning contractor and professional advice from experts in the field.

    The web site will be an invaluable resource for Denver area businesses in finding accessible information to address their commercial cleaning needs. Information will be efficiently categorized for easy navigation.

    The owner of Summit Service Group stated, “Our main objective is to be the number one commercial cleaning resource guide for assisting everyone in the Denver area with their commercial cleaning needs. The depth of knowledge and resources at is simple, concise and offers every business some information about their home.”

  • 07 Dec 2010 6:17 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    Decatur, Georgia  (  LeJune Green Cleaning Products, maker of plant-derived, non-toxic formulated cleaners, has announced the launch of its product line which features a Multi-Purpose Cleaner.
    LeJune Green Cleaning Products plans to distinguish itself from its competitors by avoiding the price wars yet maintaining high standards and creating quality products.
    According to data provided by The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), the largest concentration of poisonings were due to chemical cleaning products which included bleach, drain cleaners, toilet bowel cleaners, etc.
    LeJune Green Cleaning Products has pledged to provide consumers with a healthy alternative to corrosive cleaners which can induce breathing difficulties and skin irritations.
    The company’s Multi-Purpose Cleaner is thorough on chrome, faucets, appliances, laundry and more in an ecologically effective manner.


    Bronwyn Ware, CEO
    LeJune Green Products

  • 03 Dec 2010 8:03 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

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    Tymar Commercial Cleaning Services your commercial cleaning needs. Serving Minneapolis  and surrounding areas...


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  • 03 Dec 2010 8:00 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Alpha Cleaning Company has been meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations for more than 8 years. Conveniently located in Palatine, we provide our janitorial and office cleaning services to commercia buildings in Chicago and suburbs.

    Alpha Cleaning Company is a member of the International Janitorial Cleaning Service Association, and our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. We are fully bonded and insured to give you complete peace of mind.

    Your company’s image is important to you, your employees and your customers. At Alpha Cleaning Company we understand that you need superior service and outstanding quality from us. That’s why we provide a customized solution to your daily cleaning requirements that suits your budget and your schedule. Our customers trust us with much more than just their buildings, and we have earned a reputation for integrity and professionalism that benefits our customers.

    Please visit our website for more information

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