By Jennifer Meek

It’s that time of year again for those of us in the cleaning industry: Time to get ready for the ISSA Show! ISSA Show North America 2019 will take place in sunny Las Vegas, and we have much to look forward to this year. As we finalize our plans for Charlotte’s Booth and programming, we’d like to give you a sneak peek into what you can find when you visit us in Vegas.

Our booth will have displays, experts, live demos and information focusing on four of our most important big innovations that solve end user pain points this year: Floor care, drain care, training and precision cleaning and validation.

Floor Care at the Charlotte Booth

Finding truly effective, environmentally preferable and affordable floor care solutions continues to be one of the biggest challenges for cleaning teams. As we’ve explored the options available, we continue to come back to a few key solutions: finding simple solutions and training on the most efficient procedures. The floor care section of our booth will focus on transferring this knowledge to all who visit. 

Last year, we were honored to win the ISSA 2018 Innovation Award for our Enviro-Solutions® Terrazzo Concrete Floor care program. With this program, we set out to create a solution so that end users never need to deep strip, scrub, seal, or apply floor finish or diamond grind floors ever again. You can expect more information regarding this innovative program, including demos and an on-site experts to answer your questions.

We’ve also found that wood floor care is a constant puzzle for end users. That’s why we plan to include some expert tips and product highlights that focus on optimal wood floor care best practices. In addition, Jim Flieler, Charlotte’s VP of Sales for Canada, will be presenting on sustainable floor care practices during the education seminars at the beginning of the ISSA Show. You won’t want to miss his presentation, Floor Care Sustainability on a Budget. This in-depth review of the elements of a successful floor care program will provide best practices that can elevate your ability to protect your facility’s floors, improve custodial morale, reduce slip-and-falls, and ensure your equipment is running efficiently.

Drain Care

Drains continue to be a point of concern for our end users, especially those in the food service industry. Most cleaning teams overlook drains as a major source of contamination in their food-service facilities and kitchens. However, with education and tailored solutions, this significant source of problems can be solved. Our booth’s drain care corner will focus on common tips, tools and product information on our ServClean® drain maintenance line. The goal will be to provide end users with the knowledge needed to completely eliminate one of the kitchen’s most overlooked sources of contamination, streamlining sanitization and ensuring that cleaners go back to work empowered with new information and a path toward success.

Training Innovations

We are very excited to demo the Charlotte Online Learning Program in our booth this year, too! This is our new online learning platform that combines product- and process-specific training with ISSA’s Cleaning Management Institute (CMI)-verified certification courses to provide a comprehensive, on-demand course catalog for custodial teams. We have designed this learning module for distributors and end-users alike to enhance their training programs. We all know that education, training and certification programs enhance career opportunities in the cleaning industry. But it can be costly to develop your own training program, not to mention the amount of time and energy it takes to develop one. Experience our online learning module at our booth at ISSA, and see how simple it is to implement this verified training program into your own operation.

Go Beyond the Swab! Optisolve LIVE Demos

The OptiSolve Pathfinder technology enables precision cleaning by making contamination visible through our proprietary imaging process so you can be aware of what areas need to be cleaned and disinfected. Come experience this visualization breakthrough first hand at the OptiSolve booth #311 to learn how precision cleaning and validation can assist you in your facility! Optisolve is nominated for the 2019 ISSA Innovation Award Program under the Service & Technology category. To learn more and vote please visit here.

At the end of the day, we all visit the ISSA Show to find the tools, programs, solutions and partnerships that will give us a more productive day and a better end result. That’s why we’ve made sure that our booth and program offerings get right to the heart of the matter: giving end users and distributors solutions to bring home and immediately put to good use!