It appears that the large manufacturers are buying up everything that is not tied down. Tennant has made several recent acquisitions as has Nilfisk Advance, Rubbermaid and others. Some may be for international positioning in what are seen as growth markets outside the USA.
One of the most challenging problems we face in the cleaning industry is finding and keeping good help. If we could find a way to pay our workers according to a different formula that paid the person a percentage of the income based on their performance, would that help solve the turnover problem?