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Industry Loses Longtime Waxie Employee

Melissa Fortin, human resources administrator for Waxie Sanitary Supply’s branches in Mesa and Tucson, Arizona, passed way earlier this month. Fortin was...read more


Industry Loses Former Janitors Supply Co. VP

James B. Gast, former vice president of The Janitors Supply Co., passed away October 20, 2019. He was 81 years old. Gast...read more


Industry Loses FBG Service Founder

Wayne Simmonds, founder of FBG Service Corp., passed away June 17, 2019. He was 80 years old. Simmonds was born March 26,...read more


Industry Loses Waxie VP

Jim Fischer, vice president of business development for Waxie Sanitary Supply, passed away May 13, 2019. He was 58. Fischer was born and raised...read more


Industry Loses Procyon Founder

Ivan Day, founder of Procyon, passed away January 18, 2019. He was 61 years old. A cleaning industry veteran, Day founded Procyon...read more


Industry Loses Avmor Founder

    Avrum (Avi) Morrow, a philanthropist and founder of Avmor Ltd—a Canadian provider of professional cleaning solutions focusing on green cleaning...read more


Industry Loses ManageMen Founder

John Walker, founder and president of ManageMen, Inc., passed away October 28, 2018. He was 70 years old. A longtime contributor to...read more


Industry Loses Ha-Ste Manufacturing Founder

John W. “Red” Stewart Jr, founder of Ha-Ste Manufacturing, Inc., passed away July 16, 2018. He was 94 years old. Stewart was...read more