MECHANICSBURG, PA (September 16, 2022) – Bortek Industries, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based distributor of cleaning and environmental equipment solutions has been appointed as the exclusive dealer partner for Schwarze Street and Parking Sweepers in Central and Western PA. Effective immediately, Bortek will be providing Sales, Service, Warranty, and Parts support for all Schwarze products and customers.Read More
Bortek Industries, Inc. Acquires Operating Assets of Carolina Industrial Equipment, Inc.
MECHANICSBURG, PA (January 4, 2022) – We are pleased to share exciting news that Bortek Industries, Inc. (Bortek) recently finalized an agreement to purchase the operating assets of Carolina Industrial Equipment, Inc. (CIE). CIE will operate as an independent entity as Carolina Industrial Equipment, LLC. The acquisition of CIE is an important part of ourRead More
Bortek Industries, Inc. Joins Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as an Associate Sponsor
MECHANICSBURG, PA (January 4, 2022) – Bortek Industries, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based distributor of cleaning and environmental equipment solutions has joined Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) team as an associate sponsor in a multi-year deal beginning with the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. The company logo will be featured on the No. 30 entry and transporterRead More
Tennant Co. Discontinues Sentinel Street Sweepers. Here are better alternatives!
Citing operational support costs and declining customers and profit margins, Tennant Company announced the discontinuation of its Sentinel outdoor vacuum street sweeper and All-Terrain Outdoor Vacuum (ATLV) during its Q3 2019 Earnings Call on October 30th. This slimming of Tennant’s product lines follows a similar discontinuation from Q2 where it dropped the Green Machine sweepersRead More
Electrify Your Cleaning Program
Manufacturers have made substantial improvements to all models in recent years from diesel, propane, gasoline and especially electric sweepers and scrubbers. Cleaning equipment is a very specialized category and electric machines have definite advantages in the proper setting while considering other important application specific requirements to ensure an effective cleaning result. Safety, longevity, ease ofRead More
Why Having Wearable Parts On-Hand is an Absolute Must | Equipment Service
What exactly are “wearables?” Wearables on your machine include things like brooms, brushes, pads, squeegees, belts, filters, oil, casters, etc. Essentially, any part of the machine that contribute to the operation of your machine and tend to wear out over time. Hence the name! These parts wear down in an effort to protect the integrityRead More
What Does “Cleaning” Really Mean | Cleaning, Disinfecting, & Sanitizing
Cleaning vs. Disinfecting vs. Sanitizing At times, when some folks are looking for a cleaning product, terms like “cleaner,” “disinfectant,” and “sanitizer” are used interchangeably– which… well, can be problematic. To help clear up any potential confusion with these terms, we’re here to break things down when it comes to cleaning a surface and howRead More
Social Media for Business
In today’s business world, your website and social media presence has a major impact on consumers buying decisions. We believe it should also be a positive reflection of who you are as a company. At Bortek, we enjoy adding informative content along with our own personal flair!
American Made: In whole or in part?
Beware of foreign critical components hiding in “American” machines! The US has had a long tradition of dominance in the Cleaning Machine industry. Unfortunately, that has dramatically changed with cheap Chinese imitations of American designs, and machines imported from all over the world.
Planned Maintenance: A Routine Check-Up for Your Cleaning Equipment
You may very well be healthy as an ox, but the goal of these scheduled appointments isn’t always to check on a current ailment, but to get an overall examination to prevent any issues BEFORE they happen! Planned maintenance, sometimes called preventive maintenance, works the same way with your cleaning equipment!
Self-Driving Floor Scrubbers
Long-gone are the days of the broom and dust pan for cleaning warehouses, retail stores, schools, etc. The floor scrubber alleviated a significant amount of time and labor costs and shows significant improvement to the quality of all floors.
Importance of a Clean Workplace
Of the list of priorities a business owner has to consider, dusting the office desks or sweeping the warehouse floors may seem low on the totem pole. Busy schedules, heavy workloads, and day-to-day operations are at the forefront of what is considered important. However, the importance of a clean workplace cannot be overstated enough.
Rent vs Buy
Choosing whether to buy or rent your cleaning equipment is based on your company’s individual needs, as there are pros and cons to both renting and buying. It pays to evaluate your company’s current situation and capabilities, your future plans, and to carefully consider which method of acquiring cleaning equipment will be most advantageous to your business. Simply stated, which decision is going to make your life easier? Are you prepared to make this decision?