Automotive fleet maintenance and production facilities should always be prepared for leaks and spills. If you are wondering how to choose between all the different products out there, here are some guidelines to help. There are two main categories: oil-only and general purpose. Oil-only absorbents repel water but also absorb oil-based fluids such as gasoline, diesel fuel, grease, hydraulic fluid and more. General purpose, or universal absorbents, absorb a variety of substances such as oils, grease, water,...

A brief history of wiping products may not be as exciting as reality television, but it is a story of resourceful people meeting the needs for industrial and Jan/San industries.

If you use wipes in your facility, you might enjoy learning more about the evolution of wiping materials.

With the start of the industrial revolution, people needed to clean and lubricate large manufacturing equipment. Factories needed a way to apply a light coating of oil to their leather belts which ran the knitting...

It has been 95 years since Bro-Tex was originally founded as the Minnesota Rag and Paper Stock Company, Inc. by Arnold Greenberg and Charles Brotsky.  Arnold, my father, handled the purchasing and office side, Charles managed the plant side.  Here we are in 2018 and the company is still going strong.
 
We started as a rag company in 1923 which recycled cloths into different grades of rags for local roofing mills. In 1932, we had a 50/50 partnership with Capitol City Woolen Mills of Des...

Roger Greenberg, CEO


When it comes to maintaining a clean office or work space environment, the right tools can make all the difference.  As someone who has been in the wiping business for 60 years, I often get asked, “how do we know what wipes to use out of the hundreds on a website.” 

People often make the mistake of using rolls and rolls of paper towels to clean the break room or elevators or electronics....

Are you still using rental shop towels?
When you rent shop towels you choose a supplier, have frequent deliveries of fresh “laundered” towels, and finally, a quick process of handing off the dirty towels for washing. The process seems logical. Unfortunately, Rental Shop Towels are actually less safe, less eco-friendly, more expensive, and are not as well suited for customized use.

 
Hidden Fees
There may be hidden fees with your rental towels....