ISSA — the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association — and the National Cleaning Suppliers Association (NCSA) have announced that NCSA members have voted to merge with ISSA.
Sydney, Australia-based NCSA is a trade association providing support to manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of cleaning and associated products in the Australian market.
Under terms of the agreement, NCSA members will retain their NCSA memberships on a local level, but those memberships will expand to include global ISSA membership and benefits. Once the merger is finalized, NCSA members will have access to ISSA member benefits, including market exposure, networking opportunities, business tools and data and industry information.
“Following its annual general meeting on Aug. 4, the NCSA is proud to announce that it was unanimously agreed by all members present to merge the NCSA with ISSA,” said NCSA President Stuart Nicol. “This will allow NCSA members to truly become part of the global cleaning industry, and it will deliver real value to our members by providing them with access to ISSA’s education programs, trade shows, networking, certification guidelines, regulatory information, and much more. NCSA board members are committed to working closely with ISSA staff and see this as a great opportunity to contribute to a positive change in our industry.”
ISSA Executive Director John Barrett is equally excited about the partnership.
“The merger with NCSA represents an exciting development in fulfilling ISSA's mission to change the way the world views cleaning,” Barrett says. “We are delighted to partner with NCSA to serve the entire cleaning community of Oceania.”
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ISSA has more than 7,000 members including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers and associated service members. The association is headquartered in Northbrook, IL, with regional offices in Mainz, Germany and Shanghai, China.