Nichols Blogs

Nichols Receives United Way Community Builder Award

The United Way of the Lakeshore’s team asked Gary Nelund, Mayor of Norton Shores to help present the Community Builder Award to the Mike Olthoff and the Nichols Team on Monday, July 9, 2018. “We are honored to be here today to present you with the 2017 Community Builder Award. This award is significant because [Read More…]

Do Clean Restrooms Signify Better Management?

Capitalize on the Nichols Advantage with our Restroom Solutions program. Do you need new tools to consistently maintain restrooms that leave a positive impression? Clean and healthy buildings create more productive employees, students more open to learning, guests more satisfied with overall products and services, and a company or organization image that exudes success. Statistics [Read More…]

Bring On The Crowds

Managing the high-traffic flow through a restroom can be a major challenge. With so many guests visiting the restroom, difficulties can arise with cleaning staff’s ability to keep the restroom clean and maintain adequate supplies to service users. On top of that, maintenance staff still has to find enough time to focus on their other [Read More…]

Learn From a Leader

Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) Custodial Team was recently recognized with the 2018 Green Cleaning Award presented by Healthy Schools Campaign and American School & University Magazine. They took the grand award in the higher education category. GVSU is based in Allendale, Michigan and serves approximately 25,000 students.  The custodial team is responsible for cleaning [Read More…]

CompuClean – Are you using it?

Are you still using paper and pencil to manage inventory and reporting? It’s time to join the 21st century with CompuClean. Spartan Chemical’s CompuClean will simplify your custodial management team’s tracking and reporting. CompuClean is a cloud-based software with easy accessibility through your computer, tablet or phone. CompuClean will help you manage all aspects of [Read More…]

Norton Shores Open House

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The decision to host an open house can be a difficult one to make. Who will attend? Why would they want to come? Do we offer more than just tours? Will the planning and time spent planning be worth it? Just like other businesses and organizations, the Nichols team [Read More…]

Six Tips for Getting the Most Out of an Equipment Show

It’s About Efficiency Did you know that labor often accounts for 60–65 percent of an organization’s cleaning costs? Investing in efficient, high quality cleaning equipment can be a substantial cost saver in the long run. As many of you already know, Nichols is hosting a number of equipment shows for our customers during 2018. We [Read More…]

Sustainable Packaging… what is it really?

Sustainable Packaging… seems like a pretty generic topic, right? If you are me, and you think sustainability, there are a few things that come to mind.  Flashes of a childhood saying, and mini sing along songs, like… Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle…Yeah! (come ‘on sing it with me now! ).. play over and over in my head.  [Read More…]

The Value of Clean

Too often the value of clean is overlooked. When budgets are tight, it is common that the custodial department is the first to be considered for cuts. You face reductions in overhead in the form of people, right down to the budget for tools and products you need to do the job efficiently.  Nichols is here [Read More…]

Data Driven Cleaning with Tork EasyCube™

Improve Restroom Efficiency with Tork EasyCube™   It’s not a secret people dislike public restrooms and will do anything to avoid germs while using one. For many businesses, customers overall opinion can change if the restroom is lacking organization or unsanitary. Thankfully, our friends at Tork have created a solution to help businesses stay one [Read More…]