Research Institute Adds Six New Members

Albany, NY – (December 20, 2006) – Momentum continues to build for the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI), as seven organizations have joined since ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2006.

"We’re excited that these new members see the value of belonging to our Institute," noted Jim Harris, CIRI’s Chairman of the Board.  "For example, two organizations joined because of their focus on education and recognition of the importance of science-based information for proper training."

The new CIRI members include:

Aramark:  a global leader in professional services, providing award-winning food, hospitality, facility management services and high-quality uniform and work apparel.  Aramark ranked as number one in its industry among FORTUNE magazine’s 2006 list of "America’s Most Admired Companies" and has been consistently ranking as one of the top three since 1998.

AlturaSolutions Communication:  a communications and corporate communications firm that works exclusively for Jansan, foodservice and other building-related manufacturers and organizations.  Its specialty is educational, how-to articles that skillfully discuss benefits and features of client’s products and services, all the while educating the end-user.

ASCR:  The Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration, Inc. is the trade association for the restoration industry. ASCR’s worldwide membership includes companies and professionals who are the leading providers of professional cleaning, remediation, and catastrophe restoration services.  ASCR publishes the monthly magazine Cleaning & Restoration and offers training and certification programs that are recognized as the most comprehensive in the industry, such as Certified Restorer®, Water Loss Specialist®, Certified Mechanical Hygienist®, and Certified Rug Specialist®.

Enviro-Solutions:  a manufacturer of environmentally superior cleaning products dedicated to providing significant, relevant added value in terms of performance, safety and health benefits with no sacrifice to product performance or pricing.  It’s goal is to provide products that will compete with conventional cleaning products while being safer to the user and workplace environment.

Sensible Life Products:  dedicated to being the best in the world at providing people and industry with the safest, sustainable and efficacious cleaning and disinfection products for sensible, healthy living.  The company has received substantial industry, public & media attention as well as widespread recognition & awards for proving that disinfectants don’t need to be poisonous to be effective.

Triple S:  a national distribution networking, sales, marketing and logistics organization with 115 independent Jansan Member-Dealers and three regional distribution centers across the U.S. Triple S Member-Dealers focus on providing the lowest total cost solution to today’s cleaning and maintenance challenges through expertise, education, and training . Through their national logistics platform, Triple S has the capability to service multi-location and national accounts.