More Laundry Lingo: The Challenges of Alkalinity

The Challenges of Alkalinity Some folks think of alkalinity and great laundering as being two things that go hand in hand. And while high alkalinity has its place (for example) in laundering heavily soiled kitchen towels and cooks’ aprons that are often high in animal fats, it can be a destructive force – particularly to [Read More…]

Laundry Lingo… Humidity Tips from the Experts!

Humidity and hydroscopicity…. Two important H’s to consider in your Laundry Given how easily they wet out in the wash wheel, it’s certainly no secret that the textiles we help our laundry customers process are hydroscopic. But it also affects them in storage. Referring to them as being hydroscopic simply means they readily absorb or [Read More…]

Managing a Successful Cleaning Organization Is No Easy Task

ISSA’s (International Sanitary Supply Association) Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-GB (Green Building) criteria describe the procedures and principles to be considered when designing and implementing quality management/environmentally preferable programs for cleaning organizations or departments.  CIMS was developed through a consensus-based process and provides the framework to assist cleaning organizations develop a customer-centric, quality [Read More…]

Why Do We Do It?

Nichols has just completed our review from our first year being involved in the ISSA DEAL Pilot program.  ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association) the worldwide cleaning industry association, encouraged participation in their Distributor Efficiency Analytics & Learning (DEAL) program and Nichols was selected as one of just 20 companies to participate in the pilot. The [Read More…]

Are YOU Ensuring Employee Success with Training Opportunities?

According to Best Selling Business Author Don Peppers, “…your employees aren’t really “resources” for your company. Your employees are your company”.  His recent LinkedIn article, “Harness the Power of Diverse Ideas by Relying on Engaged Employees” is a great reminder to keep hourly employees engaged in your mission and involved in problem solving. “So what have [Read More…]

Rochester Hills Open House & Equipment Show

Bring your equipment challenges, leave with expert solutions! 10:00am – 2:00pm Nichols – Rochester Hills 1685 Northfield Drive Rochester Hills, MI 48309 FREE REGISTRATION – Includes Lunch from Mac Shack Food Truck Register at Healthcare Seminar – 10:30am – 11:00am Education Seminar – 11:30am – 12:00pm LUNCH – 12:00pm RAFFLE DRAWING – 12:15PM Manufacturing [Read More…]

Selecting Proper Packaging – – – Are you up for the Challenge?

Selecting Proper Packaging – – – Are you up for the Challenge? With the fast pace of escalating ecommerce, many manufacturers are faced with emerging packaging challenges. Now not only do your packaging materials need to keep products safe during the rigors of transportation and distribution, but you have to explore and test various packaging [Read More…]

Big News Coming Out of Michigan for Earth Day

This week we are celebrating with several of our customers who have made a major positive impact on the environment and their bottom line!  On Wednesday we celebrated the winners of the 3rd annual Michigan Battle of the Buildings which is a program of our local U.S. Green Building Council Chapter.  Collectively 475 buildings across [Read More…]

Sustainable Floor Care, what program is right for you?

Sustainable Floor Care begins with product selection.  If the goal of the floor care system is to protect the substrate and pedestrians utilizing the floor, within the aesthetic expectations and labor constraints of the facility owner, then product selection is pivotal. The floor finish selection process begins with a thorough understanding of the amount of [Read More…]