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  • 2 New Disinfection-Based Modules

    May 5, 2022

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact daily life and operations across all industries, it is important to protect the health of yourself and others by implementing and practicing good disinfection procedures and using effective products.

    Betco® has launched 2 new on-demand modules to assist with sharing valuable information regarding general disinfecting and facility-specific disinfection.

    • Disinfection Basics: Covers how disinfectants work, the types of disinfectants, and how to recommend or select the most effective disinfectants.
    • Smart Tools™: Enhanced Facility Disinfection: Learn how to leverage each step of our infection control program to ensure a safe and healthy facility, put the minds of building occupants at ease, and set yourself apart.

    These new modules, and all other modules on Betco.com, are free and available to anyone. Now in a new, interactive format that involves videos, learning checkpoints, and a certificate of achievement for thorough learning and knowledge retention. Click here to take the Disinfection Basics module. Click here to take the Enhanced Facility Disinfection module.

  • Terminate Floor Finish with Emulsinator

    May 5, 2022

    Say “hasta la vista” to floor finish with the NEW Emulsinator. This floor stripper quickly emulsifies all types of conventional floor finish and is designed to remove many layers of floor finish in less time with less effort. Other benefits include:

    • Aggressive, low cost formula cuts through layers of old finish in minutes, boosting productivity
    • Works on all metal crossed link floor finishes
    • Rinse-free and low foaming
    • Doesn’t leave an alkaline residue
    • Sassafras fragrance

    After application, floors are ready to be recoated without neutralizing. For more information about Emulsinator, click here. To get in touch with a Betco representative, click here

  • Green Earth® Push® Now Available in New Fragrance

    May 5, 2022

    Green Earth® Push® Enzyme Multi-Purpose Cleaner is a trusted product for green cleaning on multiple surfaces and applications. It is now available in an additional fragrance, lemon and sage, that signifies cleanliness and creates a long-lasting, pleasant odor in every environment where Green Earth Push is applied.

    Green Earth Push is an all-in-one product that can be used in grease traps, septic tanks, drain lines, down pipes, carpets, restrooms, and floors. It limits the need for multiple products and SKUs, thanks to its powerful formula and benefits:

    • Enzyme-producing bacteria digests complex proteins, fats, greases, and odors
    • It is non-corrosive, non-flammable, non-acidic, and non-caustic
    • Attacks foul odors at their source
    • Continuously cleans long after initial application

    Green Earth Push is EcoLogo® certified, which indicates it is compliant with high environmental performance standards through rigorous testing and exhaustive auditing. In addition, Green Earth Push is more economical and efficient with fewer doses of enzymes for waste and odor degradation. To learn more about Green Earth Push, click here. To speak with a Betco representative, click here.

    *EcoLogo is a registered trademark of UL LLC.

  • Betco® Hires New Sales Directors

    Apr 25, 2022

    Todd Mork

    Jason Walton

    Betco® is proud to announce that Todd Mork and Jason Walton have joined the Sales Team as Directors of Sales. They will be responsible for aligning the annual sales plan with the overall corporate strategy of market penetration and lead the execution of their respective divisions’ sales strategy, including the development of the regional manager field teams.

    Todd joins the team as Director of Sales for the Northeast Division. He has over 25 years of experience in sales management, business development, distribution, and operations. Todd is a certified Qualified Safety Sales Professional and has been recognized for various sales and operations awards in previous roles. He currently resides in Granville, Ohio, with his wife Kelly and three children, Nic, Nathan, and Ella.

    Jason Walton joins the team as Director of Sales for the South Division with 26 years of experience in the janitorial and sanitation industry, as well as experience in both distribution and manufacturing, including his own distribution business. Jason lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife Christine and two children, Jacob and Cassidy.

    Welcome to the team, Todd and Jason!

  • Select Floor Care Pails Transitioning to Bag-in-Box

    Apr 22, 2022

    In honor of Earth Day, Betco® is excited to announce that we are kicking off a transition from 5-gallon pails to new 5-gallon bag-in-box packaging! As the name suggests, the new Betco bag-in-box consists of a strong plastic bag seated inside a corrugated box. It features an easy flow spigot and 2-piece box packaging for extra durability. 

    With a smaller overall carbon footprint, this new style will enable us to reduce environmental impact and preserve natural resources. In addition to the sustainability benefits, bag-in-box will also allow us to better serve our customers, thanks to more efficient transportation, streamlined storage, and easier end use. For more information about the advantages of bag-in-box, please click here to read our blog post.

    While we plan to convert nearly all pails to bag-in-box by the end of the year, the changeover will begin with a combination of floor finishes and strippers. As our current inventory is depleted, customers will automatically be transitioned to bag-in-box at the same great price for the following products:

    This packaging update reflects and furthers our long-held commitments to both sustainability and providing Professional Performance, Every Day. For answers to frequently asked questions, please click here to view our Bag-in-Box FAQ. To speak with a Betco representative, please click here.

  • Carpet Cleaning at Its Core: NEW FiberPRO® Carpet Spotter

    Mar 31, 2022

    Stain removal on carpet has never been easier with the NEW 3.5-gallon FiberPRO® Carpet Spotter. Stains and spots in the carpet can stick out and draw attention, creating the perception that a facility is not clean. The FiberPRO Carpet Spotter is the new go-to tool for quick and easy removal of stains. Implement it into a carpet maintenance program to ensure carpets are completely clean, keeping an enhanced clean facility image.

    The FiberPRO Carpet Spotter is equipped with various features to ensure the job gets done in the most efficient way possible:

    • 33% wider vacuum tool to decrease cleaning time and enhance productivity
    • High mobility with large wheels, swivel casters, and an expanding handle
    • Increased cord and hose management with easy-to-use clips and wraps
    • Additional tank handles, large drain ports, and tank access
    • Integrated safety signage on the handle for precaution while using the machine

    Complement it with other FiberPRO equipment, including the FiberPRO 8 Carpet Extractor, FiberPRO 20 Carpet Extractor, and FiberPRO Air Mover, for a total solution package.

    Besides just carpeted floors, the FiberPRO Carper Spotter is useful and effective on upholstery and curtains. No matter which application, ensure spots are erased promptly with the FiberPRO Carpet Spotter. For more information, click here. To speak with a Betco® representative, click here

  • Betco® Now Hiring for New Chief Science Officer Position

    Mar 17, 2022

    Betco® is actively seeking a new Chief Science Officer (CSO) to oversee the scientific functions of our organization,  including research projects and new process, technology, and product development. We are looking for a leader in the chemistry, biology, or microbiology fields who can combine discipline-specific expertise with business acumen to align research and development (R&D), microbiology, quality control, and regulatory priorities with aggressive growth objectives and an overall mission to provide superior performance in the commercial cleaning industry.

    In addition to embracing the inherit complexity of projects that aim to enhance corporate efficiency, profitability, and competitive position, the right candidate will also be passionate about leveraging technical skill to create next level innovations as well as be a self-described “people person.” The new CSO should feel like they belong in a family-owned business that is committed to continuous improvement and are able to drive a culture of accountability and proactivity accordingly.

    “The world of cleaning and maintenance moves fast—we’re looking for a CSO who moves faster.”

    “The world of cleaning and maintenance moves fast—we’re looking for a CSO who moves faster,” said Brad Betz, President of Betco Corporation. “In the race to formula innovations and new technologies, we need a dynamic and experienced executive to develop an R&D roadmap, provide leadership, facilitate technical mastery, and drive quality outcomes—all while addressing emerging regulatory changes that could serve as potential roadblocks.”

    At every level, Betco offers team members rewarding and challenging career opportunities, a competitive benefits package with excellent medical costs, a 401k plan, and productivity incentives. Candidates interested in the CSO position can learn more and apply online at recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/986276.


  • NEW Heavy Hitter for Garbage Disposals

    Mar 3, 2022

    Garbage disposals are a frequently used piece of equipment in a kitchen and should be properly cleaned often to prevent and eliminate buildup, odor, and clogs. The NEW Green Earth® Garbage Disposal Cleaner is a powerful, foaming probiotic cleaner and freshener that is effective in both commercial and residential garbage disposals.

    As a probiotic cleaner and BioActive Solution™, Green Earth Garbage Disposal Cleaner is formulated with specially selected microbes that create enzymes to break down fats, oils, greases, and other food soils. The non-pathogenic microbes then digest the organic matter until their food source runs out, offering a continuous, long-lasting result. Thanks to the superior cleaning power of bacteria, caustics or acids aren’t needed, resulting in green formula that is safe for the user, the disposal and plumbing, and the environment.

    Reach tough-to-clean sidewalls, blades, and pipes and leave behind a pleasant fragrance that will last long after application. Other outstanding features include:

    • Water-soluble pouches for simple dosing and application
    • Eliminates food soils and odors that attract drain flies
    • Downstream backup prevention
    • Degrade buildup in restaurant disposals
    • Leave sinks clean and running smoothly

    Application is easy. Use 2 pouches for a large commercial disposal and 1 pouch for a residential disposal several times per week or when there is a buildup or strong odor. Run hot water from the sink and toss the appropriate number of enclosed pouches into the disposal. Turn on the garbage disposal for several seconds and turn it off. Blue probiotic cleaning foam will rise from the drain and can be simply rinsed away.

    For more information about the Garbage Disposal Cleaner, please click here. To speak with a Betco representative, please click here

  • Lisa Wojtkowiak Promoted to Director of People

    Feb 15, 2022

    Betco® is proud to announce the promotion of Lisa Wojtkowiak to Director of People.

    Lisa has been a part of the People Team and Betco for 8 years, most recently serving as Senior People Manager. During her time, she has been a great example of leadership and commitment and has really enjoyed helping fellow team members. In her new position, Lisa will be responsible for all people functions, including talent management, culture initiatives, compensation, payroll, benefits, and development.

    “I am very excited for the next adventure in my career, and I am honored to continue to be a part of the Betco family,” Lisa said. “I’m looking forward to encouraging consistent team member engagement and other development, supporting a strong company culture, and offering a safe and innovative workplace for all. Over the past nearly 8 years, I have had the opportunity to help Betco grow, and I’m looking forward to many more years.”

    Congratulations, Lisa!

  • The Innovation You MUST Try: BiCarbonX™

    Feb 3, 2022

    Patent-pending BiCarbonX™ Premium Industrial Hand Cleaner delivers performance for the toughest environments with a skin-conditioning experience the toughest workers deserve.

    • Increased degreasing, cleanliness, deodorization, and hand health – 40% more exfoliant removes solvent smells, grease, oils, and other industrial soils*
    • Eliminates need for lotions or barrier creams – Actually boosts skin moisture
    • The industry’s only clog-free guarantee – Naturally soluble grit formula eliminates costly plumbing repairs**
    • Dermatologist recommended – “Gentle formulation with exclusive abrasives allowing for deep cleansing without stripping the skin”
    • Available in Cherry Blast, Orange Crush, and Timber Jack, the new industry scent

    Application is easy with just 3 steps!

    1. Dispense onto dry hands
    2. Work into the grime
    3. Rub hands under water until clean

    For more information about BiCarbonX, please click here.

    *Based on total formula weight

    **If a clog occurs, BiCarbonX will not be the cause because it is completely water soluble. No agreement for compensation is expressed or implied.

  • New! Next-Level Floor Care Module

    Feb 1, 2022

    Take your floor care knowledge to the next level with our newest on-demand module! Floor Care – Wood Floor Maintenance will take you through products, equipment, and application methods for routine, interim, and restorative maintenance on a wood sport floor.

    Wood floors, specifically sports floors, are highly trafficked and need to withstand a great deal of abuse. Proper routine, interim, and restorative maintenance procedures will equip sports floors with the protection, durability, and beauty needed for peak performance. An intimate and thorough understanding for each procedure will allow for maximum efficiency and long-term preservation of wood sports floors.

    This module is FREE and available to anyone. The new, interactive format includes videos, checkpoints, and a certificate of achievement to assure learning and knowledge retention. Click here to take the module.

     

  • New Fragrance for GE Fight Bac™ Wipes and RTU

    Jan 20, 2022

    GE Fight Bac™ Wipes and GE Fight Bac RTU now have a new fragrance called Cool Fresh that signifies cleanliness when used. The new scent smells earthy and fresh, which is pleasing to the nose and not overpowering.

    GE Fight Bac Wipes and RTU kill over 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in a 3-to 5-minute contact time and are approved by the EPA as List N disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The formula includes citric acid as the active ingredient that is non-irritating and does not produce harsh fumes for the user.

    GE Fight Bac Wipes and RTU offer superior disinfection in a safe way, now with a brand-new fragrance. To learn more, click here for more information about GE Fight Bac Wipes. Click here to learn more about GE Fight Bac RTU. To get in contact with a Betco® representative, click here.

    Note: This is a rolling change and some stock for select SKUs may have the old fragrance. The new Cool Fresh fragrance will be implemented as stock is depleted. 

  • Breaking News: Important Disinfectant Updates

    Jan 20, 2022

    Betco® is always working hard to improve our disinfectants and strategize different ways to make them more effective and efficient for customers. We are pleased to announce the following updates, which are effective immediately.

    1. pH7Q Dual now has a 2-minute COVID-19 claim. As a List N disinfectant, it meets the EPA’s specific criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2 on hard, nonporous surfaces in only 2 minutes. pH7Q Dual is a multi-purpose, germicidal detergent and deodorant recommended for use in hospitals, schools, and commercial and industrial institutions.
    2. In Canada, Daily Disinfectant Dual has received a 2-minute COVID-19 claim from Health Canada for use against SARS-CoV-2 on hard, nonporous surfaces in 2 minutes. This versatile product also combats a broad spectrum of viruses including staphylococcus aureus, pseudomonas, salmonella, VRE, and MRSA.
    3. pH7Q is now available in FastDraw®, a convenient bottle size that fits every FastDraw chemical management system. Save on cost with accurate dilution control and a spill-proof design while also saving on inventory. pH7Q is a neutral, List N disinfectant that disinfects, cleans, and deodorizes in 1 labor-saving step on a variety of surfaces. It also kills SARS-CoV-2 on hard non-porous surfaces in 1 minute. When used on a floor, its neutral pH formula will not dull polishes or leave a film.

    For more information or to speak with a Betco representative, please click here

  • Betco® Hires New Chief Operations Officer

    Jan 17, 2022

    Betco® is proud to announce that Doug Sheldon has joined the Senior Management and Operations Teams as Chief Operations Officer. In his new role, he will work with President Brad Betz and other company executives to implement Betco’s strategic vision and values, as well as lead the Operations Team, consisting of sourcing, human resources, quality, customer service, inventory, safety, and plant operations.

    Doug joins Betco after over 30 years of experience at a chemical company and most recently leading a biotechnology manufacturing company. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Chemical Engineering and also completed a graduate degree in Business Administration and Management.

    “I look forward to leading the Operations Team and leveraging my past experiences to continue to push Betco in the right direction,” Doug said. “I have really enjoyed learning all aspects of how the organization functions as a whole, and meeting everyone who is responsible for keeping Betco safe, efficient, and profitable.”

    We are thrilled to have Doug share his wealth of expertise and experience at Betco. Welcome to Betco and Bowling Green, Doug!

  • Marketing Team Organizational Announcements

    Jan 10, 2022

    As we enter the new year, Betco® would like to announce several promotions and role changes within the Marketing Team.

    Barrett Betz, Vice President of Brand Marketing, will assume the leadership role for marketing as Vice President of Marketing. “I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to lead and strengthen such an important piece of the Betco organization fabric, and look forward to the continued success ahead for our team, and company as a whole.”

    Reporting to Barrett, Kyle Strait, Vice President of Product Management, will assume a new role as Vice President of Product Commercialization. He will be responsible for new product launches, product ideation, and market/competitive research strategies.

    Scott Brown, Vice President of Training and Category Development, will also report to Barrett and will lead the Product Management Team as Vice President of Product Management and Training. He will also continue to lead Betco’s training assets.

    Barry Rosenthal, Technical Services Representative, will report to Scott as Senior Product Manager for disinfectants and general cleaners.

    Congratulations to everyone on their continued growth into new roles and responsibilities.  

  • AF79 Concentrate Proven to Kill SARS-CoV-2 in Just 1 Minute!

    Dec 16, 2021

    As the Omicron variant spreads and reenergizes COVID-19 transmission prevention efforts, Betco® disinfectants continue to receive enhanced claims that promote public health and safety. The EPA recently approved a 1-minute kill claim against the virus that causes COVID-19 for AF79 Concentrate (primary registration). Betco is in the process of adding this to our label for the acid-free restroom disinfectant. 

    While many disinfectants are included on List N due to efficacy against a similar human coronavirus or harder-to-kill pathogen, the EPA has now added AF79 Concentrate due to its scientifically proven efficacy against the isolated SARS-CoV-2 virus in only 60 seconds. The rigorous testing supporting this claim was conducted in approved labs.

    In addition to killing SARS-CoV-2, AF79 Concentrate also:

    • Kills 27 other viruses, bacteria, and fungi, such as VRE, MRSA, staph, salmonella, pseudomonas, and HIV-1
    • Quickly removes soap scum on all hard, nonporous, water-washable surfaces
    • Disinfects, cleans, and deodorizes in 1 easy, labor-saving step
    • Leaves restrooms smelling fresh and clean

    To request more details, including information regarding how to order AF79 Concentrate, please click here.

  • Betco® Represented in Chile

    Nov 15, 2021

    Betco® Chile opened a year and a half ago in Valparaíso, Chile, as an international distributor that exclusively sells Betco products.

    Betco Chile owner and CEO Eduardo Santibañez Burrows first became interested in Betco when a friend showed him Betco floor care products and finish. Today, Eduardo leverages his 35 years of experience together with his team of collaborators at Betco Chile as they sell to clinics, stores, schools, and cleaning enterprises.

    Eduardo attended the New Distributor Sales Rep training on-site in Bowling Green, Ohio, with Commercial Executive Adolfo Soto and Monse Sañtibanez. They were grateful for the opportunity and enjoyed learning more about Betco products and programs, which will help the team with selling.

    We are proud to have Betco represented in South America and value our partnership together. For more information about Betco Chile, click here to visit their brand-new website.

    From left to right: Adolfo Soto, Eduardo Santibañez Burrows, Monse Santibañez

  • Betco® Awarded Growth Achievement Award

    Oct 11, 2021

    We are proud to be honored with the 2021 Growth Achievement Award from Network Distribution.

    Our ability to meet the demand of COVID-19 pandemic-related products during unprecedented and challenging times led to this supplier award. Our priority during this pandemic has been offering our customers proven and high-quality cleaning supplies in order to stay safe and healthy.

    As we reflect on the past year and a half, we would like to thank our team members for being diligent and hardworking in order to meet the demand and serve our customers. Thank you to our customers for supporting us for over 70 years.

    A huge thank you to Network Distribution for this distinguished honor. Previously, Betco won the 2020 Rising Star award from Network Distribution.

  • 3 New Opportunities for On-Demand Training

    Oct 5, 2021

    Betco® has 3 NEW on-demand training modules with a plethora of information and expertise to take your skillset to the next level. Floor Care – VCT, Basic Chemistry Knowledge, and Skin Care modules are now live and free for everyone to take.

    Floor Care – VCT

    • One of the first things people notice about a facility is the condition of the floors. Learn more about different floor finishes, strippers, maintenance processes, and the life cycle of floor care.

    Basic Chemistry Knowledge

    • Basic chemistry is important when it comes to effectively using cleaning products. Learn more about the pH scale, detergent components and properties, and types of cleaners.

    Skin Care

    • Hand hygiene is an extremely important part of creating a safe, healthy facility. Learn more about proper hand hygiene practices and Betco’s line of soaps, sanitizers, and dispensers.

    Our online training programs are a great way to stay informed and up-to-date with Betco products, best practices, and OSHA- and/or employer-mandated training. Head over to our digital course library to view our complete collection and contact us with any questions.

     

  • Betco® Hires New Chief Information Officer

    Oct 4, 2021

    Betco® is proud to announce that Dan Petrie has joined the Information Technology (IT) team as Chief Information Officer (CIO). He leads the IT team and is responsible for the overall IT strategy, functions, services, and digital transformation. Dan has a passion for building diverse technology teams with a focus of adding value to customers across multiple channels and leveraging technology to drive efficiency and scale.

    Dan comes to Betco after serving 16 years at a Standard and Poor’s 500 company, where he was vice president and responsible for all IT services. Dan led the Robotics Process Automation program and development of the company’s proprietary Asset Management system.

    As a Toledo native, Dan received his Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Toledo. He is a former varsity basketball referee who now enjoys watching his children cheer, dance, and play sports. Welcome to Betco, Dan!

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