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Brought to You By … Cleaning

By / Apr 20, 2020

In sometimes surprising ways, associations play direct and indirect roles in bringing the products, services, and activities of daily life to people around the world. Including cleaning.

American Cleaning Institute. You can’t get something clean without the right cleaning product. That’s where the American Cleaning Institute comes in. The group began in 1926 as the Association of American Soap and Glycerine Producers, later becoming the Soap and Detergent Association, and eventually evolving into ACI. The organization says it is committed to “promoting the use of scientific concepts and standards” in the cleaning industry. It supports members with education on standards and best practices.

American House Cleaners Association. When it’s time for spring cleaning—or anytime year round—members of the American House Cleaners Association are available to take charge. AHCA helps members grow and nurture their house-cleaning businesses and seeks to raise respect for the profession. AHCA wants the world to know its members are “skilled and vital” professionals who are “changing lives every single day.”

ISSA–The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. ISSA–The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, founded in 1923, wants “to change the way the world views cleaning,” so people see it “as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line.” The group, previously known as the International Sanitary Supply Association, shed the full name in favor of the acronym alone in 2005. ISSA takes pride in having a wide range of members, including distributors, manufacturers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, and residential cleaners.

Rasheeda Childress

Rasheeda Childress is an associate editor at Associations Now. She covers money and business. Email her with story ideas or news tips. More »

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