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Prepare for Winter with Fall Cleaning

Posted by Technical Service Department on Nov 15, 2017 9:32:14 AM

We've all heard of Spring Cleaning, but what about Fall Cleaning? The turn of the calendar to the fall season marks a time of the year we tend to spend more time indoors. So it makes perfect sense to clean up our environment this time of year to ensure good health in the upcoming months.

Nicer weather conditions in late spring and summer months means windows and doors tend to be open more often, which in turn equates to more outside pollutants finding their way to the indoors. Fall cleaning will help rid our facilities of these contaminates. 

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Topics: Dust, Blog, Cleaning

Missouri Western Hosts 26th Annual Hillyard Tip-Off Classic

Posted by MWSU Athletic Media Relations on Nov 8, 2017 1:31:20 PM

ST. JOSEPH – Griffon men's basketball begins this weekend as Missouri Western hosts five regional universities in the 26thAnnual Hillyard Tip-Off Classic.
 
Six games will be played in the MWSU Fieldhouse between Friday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 12.Visiting St. Joseph from the MIAA are Northwest Missouri State and Washburn. From the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference are Northern State, Upper Iowa and Winona State. Each day of the classic will feature three games.
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Friday, Nov. 10
11 a.m. – Washburn vs Northern State
1 p.m. – Northwest Missouri vs Upper Iowa
3 p.m. – Missouri Western vs Winona State
 
Sunday, Nov. 12
12 p.m. – Northwest Missouri vs Northern State
2 p.m. – Missouri Western vs Upper Iowa
4 p.m. – Winona State vs Washburn
 
Tickets are on sale now and are good for three games each day. Adult general admission tickets are $10 with visiting college students, youth general admission (age-7 through high school) and senior citizens at $5. To order tickets, click here or call 816-271-4481.
 
Now in its 26th year, the Hillyard Tip-Off Classic is one of the premier Division II regional classics in the nation. Title sponsor Hillyard Inc. has had a longstanding relationship with Missouri Western and basketball.  The Hillyard family and companies have supported The Basketball Hall Of Fame since its inception. N. S. Hillyard's son-in-law, Elliot C. Spratt, was the first president of The Basketball Hall Of Fame. N. S. Hillyard's grandson, R. Haskell Hillyard, carried on the Hillyard tradition of service to basketball by serving as a Hall Of Fame Trustee for many years and remains a Trustee Emeritus. Haskell Hillyard also received the John Bunn Award for his and his company's many contributions to The Basketball Hall Of Fame. 

For the Hillyard family and companies' many contributions to basketball, the main lobby of The Basketball Hall Of Fame has been dedicated as a permanent exhibit to their many accomplishments.

Photo courtesy: Missouri Western State University Athletics 
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Topics: Press Release, College Basketball

Are Your Basketball Courts Ready for Prime Time?

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Oct 30, 2017 9:25:33 AM

Basketball season is here, but is your court ready for prime time?  

In the past, recoating your hardwoods right before the season started was impossible, maybe even a little crazy! Recoating takes a lot of time, money, skills, and the floor would be out of service for days. Where will the teams go to practice?

There’s a new option for a quick coat and refresher – Hillyard Recon™ is the revolutionary system that requires little prep and dries quickly, so the gym can be back open and ready for play the next day.

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Topics: Wood Sports Floor Care, Blog, Recon

Matting That Makes A Difference - Clean-In-Place Matting

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Oct 13, 2017 3:18:30 PM

It's always a fight to keep soils at bay before it gets tracked into your building. If you're using traditional “throw-down" mats, maybe it’s time to look at a better solution! A solution that stops soils and improves cleaning results and lowers your total cost to clean.

Custom, clean-in-place matting systems offer a host of advantages over traditional “throw-down” mats, but what makes clean-in-place matting the smart business solution?

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Topics: Blog, Gator Matting by Hillyard

Prepare for Flu Season Before It Begins

Posted by Technical Service Department on Sep 28, 2017 2:02:09 PM

The month of October marks the beginning of flu season, which hospitalizes up to 300,000 people each year in the United States. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates influenza season will be above average in the number of confirmed influenza A (H1N1) infections. 

Before flu season even begins, it's a good time for us to review how we can combat the spread of infection.

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Topics: Blog, Q.T. 3, Influenza, QT-TB

Hillyard- Over 100 Years of Milestones

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Sep 21, 2017 9:48:10 AM

The U.S. Patent system is one of our most important indicators of economic growth as a nation.

Topping the list of companies with the most patents is IBM, which received 4,914 patents in 2009 alone. General Electric, Texas Instruments, and Hewlett-Packard follow shortly on Forbes’ list.

Ranking among these household names is Hillyard, Inc., an equally successful yet often-forgotten contemporary. It is rare that one comes across a company with a history as rich and consistent in invention as Hillyard’s.

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Topics: Blog, Hillyard

Hillyard Honors Christie Braggs, Building Service Employee of the Year

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Sep 18, 2017 1:26:01 PM

LAS VEGAS – Hillyard proudly presented the 2017 Building Service Contractors Association International’s (BSCAI) Building Service Employee of the Year Award to Christine Braggs of FBG Corporation during the 2017 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

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Topics: Press Release

Top 5 Healthcare High-Touch Surface Areas - Protect with Q.T.® 3

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Sep 7, 2017 9:21:19 AM

When it comes to cleaning and disinfecting, preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is the top priority. Focusing on high-touch surfaces can help stop the spread of infection, and prevent HAIs.

Researchers conducted an 18-month study to determine what constitutes as high-touch surfaces in healthcare environments. The top five high-touch surfaces are:

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Topics: Blog, Q.T. 3, Healthcare-Associated Infections

High-Touch Surface Disinfection - 3 Steps to Success

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Aug 25, 2017 9:09:58 AM

Keeping our students and staff healthy can be tough when they are in school. Schools and universities are hot spots for germs, and germs spread quickly when people are in close contact with each other.

“Most infectious diseases are transmitted by direct contact, either by touching an infected person or by touching surfaces contaminated with pathogens,” says Charles Gerba, environmental microbiologist and professor at the University of Arizona's Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science. "The crowded classrooms, cafeterias and gyms in schools can be a breeding ground for a variety of diseases including colds, influenza, norovirus and staph infections such as MSRA.” 

Here’s what you need to know about the high-touch areas, and the steps you should take as a facility manager to protect your students.

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Topics: Blog, Q.T. 3, High-Touch Surfaces, Disinfectants

Hillyard to Close for Total Solar Eclipse

Posted by Lauren Catron on Aug 11, 2017 8:45:19 AM

 

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the Total Solar Eclipse is set to bring "once-in-a-lifetime" traffic to the St. Joseph, Missouri area, as people from around the globe descend upon the area. St. Joseph is one of the fifth largest cities along the path of totality, and the third best city for viewing the eclipse. The amount of people on the roads and in our city will not only impact our employees heading to work, but also our trucks moving in and out of our distribution center. As a result, the Hillyard St. Joseph corporate office will be closed. 

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Topics: Blog, St. Joseph, Total Solar Eclipse

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