If someone asked CLS how cutting edge, modern, or cool our company or industry is, what would we say?
The news is full of stories regarding carbon footprints and the cool companies that are reducing carbon and conserving natural resources.
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.
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?
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.
"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.
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:
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:
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'
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.