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4 Steps to Prevent the Spread of Influenza 

Posted by Technical Service Department on Feb 5, 2018 2:02:46 PM

Wash Hands to Prevent the Spread of Viruses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has proclaimed the 2017-2018 influenza season as "the worst influenza outbreak in the last 13 years." Halfway through this flu season, all 48 contiguous states are reporting elevated levels of influenza transmission, with the typical worst flu month - February.

As this flu season continues, it's an appropriate time for us to review how we can help combat the spread of influenza. A lot of resources are wasted every year with improper disinfection methods that have no effect in stopping the spread of the flu. 

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

Kentucky Schools Fight Flu Epidemic with Help from Hillyard - Attendance Rate at 96%

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Jan 26, 2018 3:00:31 PM

As flu activity continues to rise throughout the country, one particular Kentucky school district is working hard to keep their students healthy with the help of Hillyard products. 

Kentucky health officials say the outbreak of flu has reached epidemic proportions, according to WBKO. Despite the widespread flu activity, Warren County schools, which has 16,000 students, has an attendance rate is of 96%. 

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Topics: Education Market, Blog, Disinfectants, Influenza

Jana Hessemyer Named Hillyard's New Chief Financial Officer

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Jan 24, 2018 8:33:07 AM

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo - We are pleased to announce that Jana Hessemyer has been named Hillyard's new Chief Financial Officer, replacing Neil Ambrose who is retiring in March 2018.

Jana brings over 25 years of accounting and finance experience including nearly 20 years with a global market leader in the dairy industry providing equipment, cleaners and sanitizers as well as services with sales and distribution though their extensive distribution network. 

Jana brings experience and leadership in the areas of financial management, treasury, tax, credit and collections, mergers and acquisitions, and distributor development.  Her most recent work as a management consultant focused on complex business structures where she assisted clients in executing strategic plans and growing profitably.   

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Topics: Press Release

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Dec 22, 2017 9:16:18 AM


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Topics: Blog

Removing Candle Wax from Upholstery, Carpets

Posted by Technical Service Department on Dec 14, 2017 4:12:44 PM

The holiday season is officially upon us! Homes will be lit by warming candles, while churches will be lit up with the soft flow of candle light services. However, the ambiance and comfort candles can offer to your home or gathering can quickly turn sour when candle wax is spilled onto your upholstery or carpet.

Don't panic if you find candle wax on your favorite couch or rug, just follow this procedure to resolve this holiday cleaning dilemma. 

Candle wax removal from upholstery and carpets can be accomplished by first letting the candle wax completely harden. Do not try to wipe the wax while it is still soft, this will only spread the spilled wax. 

Once the wax is dry, scrape or chip away at the wax using a bone knife or credit card to remove excess surface wax. Then use a vacuum to pick up the loose fragments of wax. If the wax is still soft, use Hillyard Quick & Clean Gum-Go to quickly harden the soft wax. 

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Topics: Blog, candle wax removal

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.
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

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