Legend Brands acquires Prochem

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    MEDINA, Ohio, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RPM International Inc. (RPM) today announced that it has acquired two businesses, a manufacturer of commercial floor cleaning equipment and chemicals, and a manufacturer of specialty chemical raw materials. The companies have combined annual net sales of approximately $42 million. Terms of the transactions, which are expected to be accretive to earnings within one year, were not disclosed.

    RPM's Legend Brands business has acquired the Prochem business from the Kärcher North America Company, Inc. Prochem is a manufacturer of professional equipment and chemicals for cleaning and restoring carpet, upholstery and hard flooring surfaces. Based in Chandler, Arizona, Prochem has annual net sales of approximately $22 million.

    Prochem's equipment line includes truck-mounted and portable carpet, upholstery and hard surface cleaning machines, as well as a complete line of accessories. Prochem also manufactures professional-grade cleaning chemicals, including detergents, shampoos, spot and stain removers, and deodorizers. Its products are sold by distributors to professional cleaning contractors, primarily in North America.

    "We expect the addition of Prochem, which will be integrated into Legend Brands' current offering of professional cleaning products, to propel us into the leadership position in the professional cleaning market," stated Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and chief executive officer. "There are a number of efficiencies to be gained by the combined businesses that we can leverage to the bottom line. Plus, we will be able to better serve customers as we now have cleaning chemical blending facilities on both the east and west coasts of the U.S."


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    1. Cleanworks
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      Since nobody can answer my question, I'll do it for you. The machine with the 2-13.5 amp vacs in parallel. Even though it has less lift, it has a ton more airflow which makes the wand stick to the carpet. Most tm' are capable of the same lift. Those with larger blowers also give you more airflow, which will put the available lift where you need it. At the wand. Cranking up the lift on a small blower doesn't give you dryer carpets. It actually reduces your air flow. If you want to run longer hoses, you need more air flow (larger blower) not more lift. A #3 blower produces exactly the same lift as a #5 blower.
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      My first apartment today.

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      I'm not stopping to change it out at apartments. Someone's home yes I do keep it cleaner. I filled it up again on the last job just before I had a breakdown.
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      No one can, or everyone chose not to? :biggrin:
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      not right ron. if you use up most of the available lift for you tm then you will not have enought lift at the wand. example is 150 fet of 1.5 inch hose. if you vac relief is set at 13" and you use up 10" of lift because of hose and wand then you have exactly 3" of lift to use. yes cfm will be low also but lift is what gets the water into the vac hose.

      every machine is restricted in the vac system. most makers restrict it by using a small silencer and not running the blower fast enough. but other things can restrict it too
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      higher lift does lower cfm but not for cc machines. that limiter is the vac relief valve. if we have the same machine and the same setup but you set the relief 12" and i set mine at 16" then i will have more vac than you do. i will have more available lift at the capet than you can have just physics
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      Take your own test. Set up your hoses and test the lift both at the truck and then at the end of the hose with a vac gauge. You will find the lift is the same. It will just take longer to get there at the end of your hose.
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      This is why larger blower with appropriate power+larger hose diameter+large waste tank works so well.
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      Usually about two Dynachem TM's per month.

      They last too long . . .
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