Manufacturers' Showcase - October 2008

Cleaning Products

Malco Products Inc.
Barberton, Ohio

For over 50 years, Malco Automotive has served the needs of automotive service and appearance restoration professionals by offering one of the broadest and most diverse lines of quality, high-performance automotive chemical products.

What’s New/Best Seller • Instant Out Spot Remover.

Advantages/Features • Instant Out is a specially formulated, non-foaming spot remover that is highly effective for removing both oil and water-based stains. Use it to quickly remove ink, grease, oil, tar, cola, coffee, wine, pet stains, shoe polish, lipstick, and many other hard-to-remove substances from carpet and fabric.

Customer/Operator Support • Malco’s knowledgeable distributors provide local support nationwide.

Contact • Malco Products Inc., 361 Fairview Ave., Barberton, OH 44203. (330) 753-0361. Toll Free: (800) 253-2526. Fax: (330) 753-2025. Email: Website:

Jobe Industries Inc.
Linden, New Jersey

Jobe’s chemicals have been meeting the needs of car wash operators since 1950. The family owned and operated company is known for high-quality products, excellent customer service, and fast, efficient delivery. JOBE manufactures chemicals for use in all kinds of car washes and for all types of equipment.

What’s New/Best Seller • Tackle.

Advantages/Features • Tackle is a versatile, concentrated, super emulsifying product that can be used to clean wheels and tires, degrease engines, and clean greasy road film from all kinds of vehicles. The cleanser is phosphate and acid free. Jobe offers a full line of high-foaming, readily biodegradable detergents that perform to the highest standards while helping a car wash “go green.”

Contact • Jobe Industries Inc., 1600 W. Elizabeth Ave., Linden, NJ 07036. (908) 862-0400. Toll free: (800) 222-JOBE. Fax: (908) 862-1039. E-mail: Website:

ERC Wiping Products Inc.
Lynn, Massachusetts

ERC Wiping Products Inc. supplies body, window, and detail towels to car wash and detail centers throughout the United States.

What’s New/Best Seller • The lint-free china body towel.

Advantages/Features • The lint-free china body towel was specially designed using high-grade cotton that is woven tighter than traditional car wash towels. The tightly woven fibers give the towel its “lint-free” quality. The towels feature a shorter break-in period than most car wash towels. The towels measure 16” x 27” and are available in more than 10 colors.

Customer/Operator Support • Customer service is available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Delivery/Installation • All products are shipped within 24 hours.

Contact • ERC Wiping Products Inc., 19 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905. (781) 593-4000. Toll free: (800) 225-9473. Fax: (781) 593-4020. E-mail: Website:

Stone Soap Company
Sylvan Lake, Michigan

Stone Soap Company Inc. is America’s oldest and most trusted manufacturer of professional auto wash detergents, waxes, and related chemicals.

What’s New/Best Seller • RESTORE™ All Surface Cleaner

Advantages/Features • RESTORE All Surface Cleaner is a fast acting, deep cleaning, acidic detergent that is designed to clean all car wash surfaces. It brightens both aluminum and stainless steel equipment without noxious fumes. The refreshing mint fragrance makes cleanup a pleasure. The cleaner also cleans car wash walls without scrubbing — removing built-up dirt, grease, mineral film, and wax from fiberglass reinforced panels, vinyl, ceramic tile, and block and brick walls leaving them like new. The cleanser is reclaim compatible, environmentally friendly, and biodegradable.

Customer/Operator Support • Stone Soap Company offers consistent product quality, fast shipping, and a free freight program. Knowledgeable customer service and technical personnel are available.

Contact • Stone Soap Company Inc., 2000 Pontiac Drive, Sylvan Lake, MI 48320. (248) 706-1000. Fax: (248) 706-1001. Toll free: (800) 952-SOAP. E-mail: Website:

Stevens Car Care Product Inc.
Eastlake, Ohio

Stevens Car Care Products Inc. manufacture a full line of “Advanced Formula” detailing chemicals and supplies.

What´s New/Best Seller • Extractor Factor.

Advantages/Features • The cleanser is formulated for extractor machines, and produces minimal suds. The product is gentle enough for wool carpets, yet strong enough for tough stains. It is pH neutral, phosphate and bleach free, allergen reducing, and biodegradable. The product features a fresh mint fragrance.

Customer/Operator Support • Stevens provides customers with technical support, toll free telephone ordering, e-mail, website information, and same-day shipping.

Delivery/Installation • Same day shipping and free local delivery.

Price • 1 gallon: $15.40; 5 gallons: $64.80; 55 gallons: $677.25.

Contact • Stevens Car Care Products Inc., 36542 Vine St., Eastlake, OH 44095. (440) 953-2900. Toll free: (800) 322-1556. Fax: (440) 953-4473. E-mail: Website:

Diamond Shine
Wickliffe, Ohio

Diamond Shine is a leading manufacturer of car wash solutions.

What’s New/Best Seller • Green & Clean™ Environmentally Friendly Wash Solutions

Advantages/Features • The Green & Clean program was designed to promote the importance of environmental accountability in the car wash industry. The program focuses not only on improved environmentally friendly chemical solutions, but also the many advantages professional car washes can offer to today’s environmentally concerned consumer. The program’s goal is to educate operators and their customers about environmental issues and concerns, and focuses on chemistry, packaging, and utility management as ways to increase environmental accountability.

Customer/Operator Support • Local direct sales representatives and a nationwide network of distributors available for customer support.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Diamond Shine Inc., 1340 East 289th, Wickliffe, OH 44092. (440) 585-1100. Toll free: (800) 843-7627. Fax: (440) 585-1195. Email:

Lustra Professional Car Care Products
De Pere, Wisconsin

CSI manufactures the quality line of Lustra professional car care products. Long recognized as the leader in the touchless arena, it offers a full array of cleaning and protection products for all types of washes.

What’s New/Best Seller • Earth Ready™ line of environmentally friendly carwash products:

Advantages/Features • Lustra’s Earth Ready program offers the products and marketing tools for a wash to become a better advocate for the environment. The products are safer than conventional carwash chemicals for vehicles, the environment, and the people who use them. The marketing tools communicate these benefits to the consumer, encouraging them to make the choice toward more environmentally friendly carwash solutions.

Customer and Marketing Support • Lustra’s nationwide group of knowledgeable distributors provides local support, product availability, and marketing materials to properly merchandise a wash for maximum effectiveness.

Contact • Lustra Professional Car Care Products, 1997 American Blvd., De Pere, WI 54115. (920) 337-2175. Toll free: (800) 225-2231. Fax: (920) 337-9410. E-mail: Website:

KC Chemicals Inc.
Travelers Rest, South Carolina


KC Chemicals Inc. manufactures a full line of chemicals for the car wash industry including presoaks, foamers, tire and wheel cleaners, tire dressings, dryer agents, and sealer waxes.

What’s New/Best Seller • Rain Guard and Online Shine.

Advantages/Features • Rain Guard is specifically formulated to protect the entire vehicle surface from Mother Nature’s wrath. It chemically bonds to the paint, chrome, and glass to protect and leave a superior shine. Online Shine is a petroleum-based tire dressing specially formulated for automatic tire dressing equipment. The product leaves a showroom finish to all tires and is available with a free pad program.

Contact • KC Chemicals Inc., 5500 State Park Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690. (864) 834-2562. Toll free: (877) 271-8419. Fax: (864) 834-2564. E-mail: Website:

Kaady Chemical Corp.
San Leandro, California

Since 1989, Kaady chemicals have performed under diverse conditions in car washes around the world, including a chain of Kaady automatic washes that act as a year-round “test lab.” Several top automakers use Kaady products in their pre-delivery facilities.

What’s New/Best Seller • Rapid Dry.

Advantages/Features • The ultra-concentrated formula speeds the drying process without streaking or smearing glass, fouling brushes, or causing ugly buildup on the washes’ walls and windows or adding hazardous stickiness on the floor. The product is non-acidic, non-caustic, and phosphate-free, and part of a group of chemically linked cleaners that interact in a way that is not only cost efficient, but safer for customers’ cars, employees’ health, and equipment longevity.

Customer/Operator Support • Kaady’s owners and managers have decades of experience in car wash operations, and are available for general car wash business operations questions as well as chemical issues.

Contact • Kaady Chemical Corp., 2118 Adams Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577. (510) 562-9788. Toll free: (800) 755-2239. Fax: (510) 562-9785. E-mail: Web site:

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