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“We are a little different than a cleaning equipment manufacturer,” Vice President of Marketing Tom Morrison says. “We’re very hands-on in our approach to developing systems. We put ourselves in the shoes of the people doing the cleaning and develop systems that are very worker-focused. They also are science-based in that our main focus is validating the soil removal through advanced hygiene measurement technologies. Our solutions differ across different marketplaces, but we’re always looking for the best results. What removes the most soil in the quickest time in the friendliest manner to the worker?” No-Touch Technology
// Kaivac serves the foodservice, maintenance and janitorial markets, as well as hospitals, schools and universities.
Bob Robinson Sr. founded Kaivac in 1997 after he decided there had to be a better way of cleaning restrooms than swabbing ﬂoors on one’s hands and knees. The
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company got its start when he combined pressure washing, chemical injection, wet vacuuming and other tools on a single platform to create the KaiVac NoTouch Cleaning System, Morrison says. The company now offers a variety of no-touch cleaning systems, and each integrated system offers automatic chemical metering and injection, an indoor pressure washer and a powerful wet vacuum. These systems, Morrison explains, enable workers to deep-clean and sanitize without having to touch soiled or
-----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] Kaivac Inc. www.kaivac.com Headquarters: Hamilton, Ohio Employees: Approx. 45 Specialty: No-touch cleaning and sanitation systems --------------------------------------------------------------
KAIVAC STRIVES TO ELIMINATE THE ANTIQUATED MOP WHILE FINDING BETTER AND FASTER WAYS FOR BUSINESSES TO CLEAN THEIR BUILDINGS.
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ployees to help with the clean part of a quality business – whether it is a restaurant or something else – allowing owners to focus on quality elsewhere. Kaivac’s focus is the development of “science-based hygienic cleaning systems that protect the health of building occupants while raising the value of cleaning operations.” Its equipment and technology is designed to remove the maximum amount of potentially harmful soils and bio-pollution in the most costefficient manner.
When visiting any type of service business, most customers expect quality in every aspect of the experience. At a restaurant, for example, patrons expect the waitstaff to be perfectly attentive, hope the food will delight the taste buds and assume every square inch of the establishment will be clean and sanitary. If any part of the operation seems dirty or unsanitary, it’s most likely that customers will go away with a negative opinion. Kaivac Inc. puts itself in the place of business owners and their em-
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Management Today - Spring 2012
Millionaire Mega Toys
Mid-America Real Estate Group
The HT Group
Cotter Bros. Corp.
4 Guys Fire Trucks
Metalcraft of Mayville
US Pole Inc.
ADA Environmental Solutions
NewMark Merrill Companies
Rose Pest Solutions
Marquis Alliance Energy Group
Chatters Canada Ltd.
Metro Paper Industries
Special Section: Aviation
Honolulu International Airport
Edwards Jet Center
Special Section: Peru Focus
Zip-Pak South America
La Viga S.A.
Special Section: Top Home Builders
Ole South Properties
The Warmington Group
Special Section: Most Promising Companies
Salient Federal Solutions
Management Today - Spring 2012