Diversey and Kranz Partner with UW-Parkside
Thanks to Racine companies Diversey and Kranz Inc., the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has the opportunity to collaborate on a pilot project that will examine the university's custodial maintenance program.
The study has four objectives: operational efficiencies; sustainability; student, faculty and staff safety; and infection prevention. "We're very fortunate to have community business partners that are interested our well-being," said Mel Klinkner, UW-Parkside vice chancellor for administration and fiscal affairs.
Over the next few months, UW-Parkside will have two Diversey education performance partners (which includes a UW-Parkside intern) working on a collaborative analysis on and off campus to help develop a total education solution for the university.
"When Diversey and Kranz, two leaders in building maintenance, agreed to take a look at what we're doing -- and at no charge to the university -- we needed to take advantage of that oppportunity," Klinkner said. "The study is not taking place because we are in any way dissatisfied with the efforts of our facilities staff. Our staff does an amazing job with the available resources. This is about having the chance to improve on what is already a very efficient and effective process."
Diversey is a leading brand of sustainable cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions. As a part of Sealed Air, Diversey branded products are helping create a new global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection.
Kranz Inc. is a fourth-generation family owned business with headquarters in Racine. Founded in 1850, Kranz is the oldest cleaning supplies, paper products and packaging distributor in the U.S.