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Floor Care Professional
April 2008

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VDTA/SDTA honors 2008 scholarship recipients
A Clean Sweep: ROTHO TWIN TT wins Best in Category at the IHA Design Awards


  • VDTA/SDTA 2008: This year’s “ONE & ONLY” was one of the Best!
  • 2008 VDTA/BESF Tournament golfers brave elements for great cause
  • Perfect Products receives terrific reviews on PowerTeam canister!
  • HYLA recaps 2008 VDTA Las Vegas Show
  • JMM Software releases TRS 10 at 2008 VDTA/SDTA Show
  • Brick and mortar and eCommerce~ Tie it all together to maximize revenue!
  • Robert Thomas LP enjoys fantastic show at VDTA 2008
  • Huff Industries Inc. enjoys successful VDTA Show
  • It’s not a Trade Show—it’s a Family Reunion!
  • Don’t care for pet hair? Kirby’s new Brush Roll
  • Sneak peek at new products tantalize dealers at VDTA
  • Members learn how to save on shipping at VDTA Show
  • Green products (That work) really sell!
  • The Dyson Stowaway™ Vacuum: Designed for independents
  • Vacuum & sewing retailers embrace technology at the 2008 VDTA/SDTA Show
  • First Horizon Merchant Services/NOVA recaps Vegas
  • Fred’s Fine Cleaning Center debuts business opportunities at VDTA 2008
  • ESSCO shares highlights of 2008 VDTA Show
  • Star shares refreshing surprises with convention attendees!
  • Tacony WOWS dealers with new products—& some extra fun!
  • What’s with all the Simplicity & Riccar Belt Buckles at the VDTA Show?

Industry News
Robert Thomas welcomes new regional sales manager
Dealer wins tuition to Ultimate Profit Boot Camp
Tennant Company to acquire OEM: Applied Sweepers
LagasseSweet to market Crown Mats & Matting

New Products
Buckeye introduces three NEW models of its Evolution Upright Vacuum line

I’ve Been Thinking... by Alan Caras, The Vacuum Store in Los Gatos
Unfair Advantage Retail by Claude Whitacre, The Sweeper Store
Guest Editorial by Howard J. Anderson, Long View Retail Consulting
Have Fun Selling by Bill Dedich, Vacuum Express, Inc.
Clearing The Air by Frank Hammes, IQAir North America
The Firing Line by Art Butler, Best Vacuum & Janitorial Supply & Best Vacuum SUPERSTORE
Guest Editorial by Alex Giftos, Cadillac Vacuum Sales & Service
Vacuum World by David Parkes, Electrolux Home Care Products North America
Guest Editorial by Leslie Reichert, The Back Door
Guest Editorial by Sandy Berkshire, Stuart’s House of Vacuums