Leader Letter: Does success come from luck or hard work?

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team.Prompted by a popular podcast, Maintex president Linda Silverman examines what factors play a role in business success.

Living in Southern California, I spend a lot of time in my car. A great way to make the commute more bearable is listening to podcasts, and one of my favorites is an NPR show called “How I Built This” hosted by Guy Raz. The program features innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists who discuss the stories behind the businesses and movements they have created.

Leader Letter: Updating our business practices for a changing world

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team. This month, Maintex President Linda Silverman discusses how Maintex is adapting to COVID-19.

The world has changed drastically over the past few months. Each of us has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in different ways. Whether it is the closing of a business, a layoff or furlough, illness or personal tragedy, working in a hazardous front line situation, or the psychological effects of isolation, we are all being forced to live in new, and often difficult circumstances. When big changes happen in the world, they demand that we - and our companies - adapt and evolve to suit the new situation if we are going to survive.

Is my disinfectant effective against the novel coronavirus?

The novel coronavirus designated SARS-CoV-2 (also referred to as COVID-19, the name of the illness it causes) first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China.  As it spreads rapidly throughout the world, the novel coronavirus is testing the capacity of health systems in many countries.  Proper disinfection of shared spaces is an important aspect of containing the spread of the virus, along with social distancing measures.  But how can you ensure that the disinfectant you are using is effective against coronavirus?

Product Spotlight: Innovative, low maintenance hand hygiene dispensers

When it comes to hands free soap and hand sanitizer dispensers, the two most common service issues are empty dispensers and worn out batteries. The Purell® ES8 dispensing system has a revolutionary design that eliminates both of those issues at once.


FAQ: Choosing the right vacuum

Today, with the help of our partners at ProTeam, we're answering your biggest questions about how to select the perfect vacuum for your company's needs.

How can we protect ourselves from Coronavirus right now?

You've heard about the Coronavirus outbreak in China. What can you do today to protect yourself and others from this scary new viral outbreak?

Leader Letter: Good leadership is common sense

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team. This month, Maintex President Linda Silverman discusses common sense leadership strategies.

Over the years I have given a lot of thought to the subject of leadership and the impact it has on an organization. These are some of my common sense beliefs about personal responsibility in leadership.

Ask a Specialist: What's the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu?

Content adapted from Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Clinical Specialist at GOJO Industries.1

During the winter months, it seems that we all know someone who is sick. And although it is flu season, common cold viruses are also widely circulating right now. In fact, the average adult gets two to four colds per year, mostly between September and late April.2 Because these two types of viral respiratory illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be hard to distinguish between them based on symptoms alone.

Leader Letter: Now is the Perfect Time for Giving

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team. This month, Maintex President Linda Silverman discusses charitable giving.

December 3rd was “Giving Tuesday.” On that day, I received many email requests from a wide variety of charities. When I checked in on social media, I saw requests for support and donations from many worthy organizations.

I am personally drawn to a wide variety of causes and I choose to give with both finances and volunteer time. Maintex as a company also has many charitable initiatives. But all of this charitable activity centered around December 3rd prompted me to reflect on charitable giving and how this special December day came about.

Product Spotlight: Maintex Foaming Hand Soaps

We all know how important hand washing is for preventing illness and reducing absenteeism. That's why Maintex has relaunched our favorite line of foaming hand soaps in several popular scents!