Vancouver, Wash. – One of the nation’s first natural cleaning supply companies, Biokleen is celebrating its 20th anniversary during Earth Month in April and throughout 2009 by contributing a total of $35,000 to environmental and youth athletic sponsorships in 9 U.S. states ranging from Oregon to Massachusetts.
“Our concern for the wellbeing of the environment and our friends, family and customers is what drives our business every day,” said Cindy Rimer, VP of Sales and Marketing for Biokleen and the second generation of Rimer to run the company. “This is a great opportunity for us to give back to some of our favorite causes, and further the values we have lived as a company for the past twenty years.”
Vancouver, Wash. - Keeping a fresh and tidy home can be both affordable and safe thanks to Biokleen’s new concentrated natural cleaning products. Free of harmful chemicals and artificial ingredients, the company’s new Bac-Out natural fabric refresher, bathroom cleaner and multi-surface floor cleaner offer an effective alternative to traditional cleaners.
“Our customers were so happy with the results our first Bac-Out products delivered, we had no choice but to extend the line,” said Cindy Rimer, VP of Sales and Marketing for Biokleen. “And in these tough economic times, we feel good about helping people save money by offering our longer-lasting 3x concentrated products.”
Using essential oils, fruit extracts and live enzyme-producing cultures, the new Bac-Out products attack build-up and odor until they are destroyed. The products permanently digest and eliminate build-up and odor safely and naturally, ensuring they will not return.
Portland, Ore. – Biokleen is proud to announce that Mel Lavamaki will head up its sales division as the new Director of Sales. He will pursue nationwide accounts, as well as oversee regional sales, continuing to grow the company’s presence in natural food stores and co-ops, as well as in conventional supermarkets.
Joining Biokleen in 2008 as Western Regional Sales Manager, Lavamaki has 25 years experience in natural and retail product sales. Previous to Biokleen, he held the position of National Sales Manager for Veggieland™, a Parsippany, N.J.-based processor of fine vegetarian foods. While at Veggieland, he managed a nationwide team of brokers and gourmet and retail chain accounts throughout the U.S. and Canada, working as a product introduction consultant on the side. His broad background also includes management of nationwide retail and foodservice accounts for Gardenburger®, The Stash Tea Company and Hain Pure Food Co.
OLYMPIA – Three Vancouver-based businesses will receive the 2007 Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Practices in a ceremony at the state capitol on Oct. 9. No other city in the state had as many companies receiving this honor. The winners are among 11 companies and agencies Washington is recognizing this year for their success in moving the state towards a more sustainable future.
“These winners represent the best of the best at protecting the environment while running profitable businesses,” said Jay Manning, Department of Ecology Director. “I never fail to be impressed by the creativity and vision displayed by these award winners. They show that in Washington you can protect the environment and succeed commercially at the same time.”
The Vancouver companies receiving awards are: