Believe it or not, 2017 is already coming to a close! From new innovations to celebrating our 30th anniversary, it’s been an exciting and busy year for us here at ProTeam. Here are 9 highlights from 2017:
1. Cordless Cleaning
We started the year off strong with the introduction of the enhanced GoFree Flex Pro cordless backpack. With a 75-minute runtime and a weight of only 18-pounds, there’s nowhere you can’t clean. The GoFree Flex Pro has improved cleaning and productivity at the University of Utah, Miller County Hospital, and the historic Oroville State Theatre.
2. The ProBlade Kit
Over in accessories, we saw the new ProBlade floor tools and straight telescoping wand arrive in early 2017. This kit allows for a new, ergonomic vacuuming motion that covers ground more quickly. The floor tool distributes suction evenly across its width for more efficient debris pickup. The ProBlade reduced time spent cleaning floors at Longhorn Steakhouse by 15-20 minutes. See it in action here.
3. 30 Years of Innovation
In April of 1987, ProTeam became a global phenomenon in the commercial cleaning world after introducing the original lightweight backpack vacuum. 30 years later, we’re still leading the industry in innovation. But it’s hardly the time to rest on our laurels. In honor of our 30th anniversary, we asked our core team members the question, “What does it mean to be ProTeam?” Their answers left us excited for what the next 30 years will bring.
4. World Asthma Day 2017
ProTeam is a proud National Partner of the American Lung Association. In honor of World Asthma Day on May 2nd, we created an educational campaign to help reduce asthma triggers and improve indoor air quality. According to the ALA, nearly 26 million Americans have asthma, including more than 7 million children. While there is no cure for asthma, it can be managed and treated so that asthma sufferers can live a normal, healthy life.
5. ProBlitz XP Airmover
In addition to creating new products, we’re constantly updating our existing ones. In July, we updated the ProBlitz XP AirMover with daisy chain capabilities. Ideal for drying floors and subfloors after strip-and-wax cycles or carpet cleaning, the ProBlitz XP AirMover will meet any air circulation need. With the daisy chain upgrade, users with limited access to power can still efficiently dry large areas.
6. Professionalism in Cleaning at ISSA
In September our team traveled to Las Vegas for the annual ISSA/INTERCLEAN Trade Show. We had the pleasure of meeting many industry professionals, and took the opportunity to ask them the question, “What does professionalism in the cleaning industry mean to you?” Read their answers here, and you’ll see that the industry is in good hands!
7. 30th Anniversary Party
Our time in Vegas wasn’t just spent at ISSA. The team also was able to unwind and celebrate ProTeam’s 30th Anniversary at Scarpetta in The Cosmopolitan. Everyone from sales managers to Emerson Tool Company president Craig Sumner attended this well-deserved party.
8. New Team Members
2017 also saw growth in the ProTeam family! We had the pleasure of welcoming 4 new team members. Marketing Coordinator, Lanie Datillo, Segment Manager Tim Parker, Digital Marketing Lead Marc Kirksey and Midwest/Mountain States Regional Sales Manager Jim Elliot. We look forward to what their experience, expertise, and professionalism will bring to the team in 2018.
9. High Dusting Tool Kits
Dust and dirt accumulate anywhere and everywhere, including surfaces high above the floor. That’s why we’ve developed the new High Dusting Tool Kits. With four kits to choose from, accessing ceilings, fans, air ducts, and lighting fixtures has never been easier. See it in action below.
Thanks to everyone who made 2017 so great, we look forward to what 2018 will bring. Have a safe and happy holiday season from all of us at ProTeam.