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Why Floor Mats are Essential

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Why Floor Mats are Essential

Even if you don’t have heavy traffic in and out of your establishment, wet weather season tracks in 12 times more dirt, not to mention water. Vacuuming only removes 10-40% of dirt and dust. Not only is dirt a problem, but with wet dirty floors, safety becomes an issue as well.

Statistics show that 40% of the average company’s cleaning budget is spent on floor care. Floor mats can drastically reduce this expense by trapping dirt and water, keeping it from being tracked throughout the building, and reduce surface wear and stains… saving you thousands in repair and replacement costs.

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CLS on eightWest

Recently featured on the WoodTV eightWest station, take a minute to watch our interview!

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CLS is Cutting Edge and Modern

If someone asked a CLS member how cutting edge, modern, or cool our company or industry is, what would we say?

We all know that the news is full of stories regarding carbon footprints and the cool companies that are reducing their carbon footprint and conserving natural resources.

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Keep Your Facilities Smelling Fresh

You’re going about your day and suddenly you get a whiff of something that brings back memories. Memories of that one vacation, or the flowers in that field you played in as a kid… or that nasty restroom you had to use that one time.

Don’t let your restroom be that restroom.

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The Great Bathroom Debate

The great bathroom debate… no, not the one about which way the toilet paper roll faces – the one about the best way to dry your hands. Which method do you think is best? According to the Mayo Clinic, there is a pretty clear winner.

Germs are more easily transmitted when your hands are wet, so if you’re not drying your hands properly after washing them, you are likely spreading germs around. Did you know that air dryers actually blow germs up to 6 feet from the source?

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Winona Paper Brings Hope to Humanity

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Giving Back

In our industry, our partners, vendors, and customers become family. Family inspires us to be better. One of our Family Members, Winona Paper helps put the "hope" in humanity. CLS would like to share a little about "why" in the hope of inspiring us all.

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Mannequin Challenge

CLS has taken on the Mannequin Challenge!

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2016 Golf Classic News

"We are so grateful and blessed to have companies like CLS helping us in the fight against cancer. The dollars we raise in 2016 is the money we spend on patients and programs in 2017 and that is why your contributions are so critical to our community and to people fighting cancer. Thanks you so much for all you do." - Cindy Kovacik, Senior Development Manager, Distinguished Events Lakeshore Division American Cancer Society, Inc.

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A Letter From The President of CLS

To Our Valued Customers:

We at CLS have exciting news! In order to better serve you, our valued customer we recently partnered with a dynamic wholesale janitorial supply company to enhance our product offering. This partnership will allow us to serve you better with our:

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Smart Trap, Smart Tray, Smart Floor System

CLS helps its customers by eliminating fruit flies and drain flies from their businesses. Gene Kruse, Vice President, states that CLS is always looking for products and services to help customers and this revolutionary product line is a real winner! Call 800.878.4357 or watch this video for more information:

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Microfiber Wet Mop

CLS carries the most absorbent microfiber wet mop in Michigan. Call 800-875-4636 for all the details... Handles are FREE!

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2015 Annual Ted Vander Meer Memorial Golf Classic

CLS announces that it will hold its annual TVM Memorial Golf Classic for the American Cancer Society on August 17, 2015 at the Gull Lake Country Club. Please call 800-878-4357 for all the details.

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New Michigan Mats

CLS carries "Michigan Mats" which are designed especially for Michigan's harshest winters. Call 800.878.4357 for details.

"Water Dam" border is designed to hold dirt and moistureRaised nubs hold dirt and moisture below foot level and are resistant to crushingStrong ability to absorb liquids makes this mat perfect for indoor or outdoor use100% recycled P.E.T. surface backed with Nitrile rubberSizes Available: 3' x 5', 4' x 6' and 3' x 10'
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2014 Spartan Stores Fresh Experience

CLS attended the 9-11-14 Spartan Stores Fresh Experience trade show.

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ADA Mat Certification

Did you know that all of CLS mats are NFSI certified & ADA approved for safety and traction? Gene Kruse, Vice President of CLS, says "This is an important fact for our customers to know." Gene points out that this certification means our customers are always in compliance with the standards of safe matting for their customers safety.

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No Accidents

CLS employees recently celebrated 640 days in a row with no loss time accidents. This is a milestone of work safety that we are very proud of for our members, said Kurt Vander Meer, President of CLS. Our goal is to create a safe work environment and our team members take safety very seriously. We are proud of them! Congratulations to the team members of CLS!

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Route Service Professionals

CLS is proud to announce that 6 of our Route Service Professionals recently were certified at the SE (Service Excellence) training program held on April 4, 2014. This is a great achievement said Kurt Vander Meer, President of CLS. This is a true milestone that has been accomplished in the careers of these individuals and we are proud to have them on our team.

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HD Custom Logo Mats

CLS announces that Custom Logo mats will now be manufactured in HD (High Definition).

Benefits are:

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Michigan Mats

CLS now carries the Michigan Mats to help our customers protect their floors. Vice President Gene Kruse says "These mats are a must have for businesses that are concerned about their facility floors and image. These Michigan mats are available in 2 color choices and each color comes in 3 different sizes." CLS is the only company in Michigan to carry these mats. Let us know how we can help you protect your facilities floors.

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Thank You Team Members

November is the month CLS recognizes its team members for all the hard work and dedication they put towards serving our customers. CLS will be holding events around the state of Michigan for all of our team members to say thanks.

Kurt Vander Meer President

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First Annual Ted Vander Meer Memorial Golf Classic

CLS is proud to announce that the first annual Ted Vander Meer Memorial Golf Classic, raised $20,500 for the American Cancer Society. On behalf of the Vander Meer family, and the CLS team I would like to thank all the sponsors, participants and volunteers for making this event such a great success.

Kurt Vander Meer President.

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2013 Outerwear Sale

CLS announces its annual Outer wear sales promotion. Save 20% on all outer wear. September 1, 2013 thru November 30, 2013

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Clean Green Certification

CLS has achieved the Clean Green Certification of TRSA.

TRSA Clean Green Certification recognizes Continental Linen Services (CLS) to demonstrate a responsible leadership role in sustainability and conservation to protect the environment. The program acknowledges Continental Linen Services (CLS) in continuing commitment to improving efficiencies in water and energy conservation and adoption of best management practices for reusing, reclaiming and recycling resources.

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Spartan Stores Fresh Experience

CLS participated in the Spartan Stores "Fresh Experience" trade show on July 18th. It was a successful and well attended event.

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Golf Outing

We are having a golf outing in memory of our father (Ted Vander Meer) on August 19, 2013 at the Gull Lake Country Club in Richland Michigan. All the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Please join us for a fun day of raising money for a great charitable cause. If you are interested in playing or sponsorship oppurtunities please call Josh Vander Meer at 269.343.2551 ext # 7026.

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Promotional Products

Having an upcoming company or charity event?

CLS now carries a full line of Promotional Products. Items such as name badges, lanyards, pens, cups, coolers etc...Visit our web site for all the details.

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Microfiber Mop

CLS's Microfiber Mop will revolutionize floor cleaning, saving your business time and money. Microfiber mops effortlessly surpass other floor mop and dust mop options by providing a safe, effective, and affordable way to clean.

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Touch Free Facility Systems

CLS is proud to provide the technology that provides your employees & customers a Touch Free restroom experience. Patrons will appreciate a more hygienic washroom, and you'll benefit from an enhanced image. CLS leads the way in providing innovative hygiene solutions for you facility.

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