Sales Blast - Sunday 7/27/14

Industry news that will effect your business:

Sealed Air to Move Headquarters to North Carolina From New Jersey

Company Will Close Offices in Wisconsin, Connecticut and South Carolina

Sealed Air Corp. plans to relocate to Charlotte, N.C., where it will consolidate about 1,300 jobs by closing its current headquarters in New Jersey and other offices in Wisconsin, Connecticut and South Carolina within the next three years.

Over the years Johnson and its various business forms have gone through many changes. If you have been in the business for a while you probably recall the name Butchers. Butchers was one of the great brands until it got sold and then was put out to pasture, then they tried to bring it back. That generated lots of business for Bullen and other private brand customers. Then there was the Johnson/Diversey name change, and the latest is the news of them closing the headquarters in New Jersey and Wisconsin. We should all see some business from this latest move. Another reason you should be developing your own brand.

Here is the link:

http://online.wsj.com/articles/sealed-air-to-move-headquarters-to-north-carolina-from-new-jersey-1406123464?mod=WSJ_LatestHeadlines


New technology for infectious bacteria

Clorox, Valencia firm team up on UV device that zaps hospital bacteria

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When Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital needed to disinfect its patient isolation rooms, it turned to a cleaner that only works alone and doesn't need a mask or any other protection.

The cleaner isn't antisocial or reckless. It's a towering machine on wheels that resembles an anorexic robot wielding four "Star Wars" light sabers.

Optimum-UV, as the device is called, bathes a room for up to 10 minutes in powerful ultraviolet light to kill even the hardiest bacteria.

The machine, which stands just over 6 feet tall and weighs 90 pounds, is a collaboration between one of California's biggest manufacturers and one of its smallest.

Driving the collaboration: One in 20 patients picks up an infection when visiting the U.S. healthcare system, including hospitals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One problem, the CDC said in a recent report, is the creation of highly resistant super bugs or bacteria resulting from the overuse of antibiotics.

The CDC has estimated that as many as 23,000 people die each year from illnesses caused by drug-resistant infections, and the costs are high even when the patient survives.

Such infections could add $20 billion to the nation's medical bills and reduce worker productivity by $35 billion every year, the CDC says.

While this technology is potentially good answer for hospitals it won’t be able to be used in places like offices, bathrooms, schools because of its focussed target. Sales of disinfectants and the proper training of these products is still critical and will continue to grow. Visit www.airxlabs for more info.

Have a great day and an even better sales week!