Once the merger is finalized, NCSA members will have access to ISSA member benefits.

August 12, 2016—Northbrook, IL, USA—ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and the National Cleaning Suppliers Association (NCSA) are pleased to announce that NCSA members have voted to merge with ISSA.

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 August 4, 2016, the NCSA is proud to announce that it was unanimously agreed by all members present to merge the NCSA with ISSA,” says 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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About NCSA

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, the NCSA is the leading trade association providing support to manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers of cleaning and associated products in the Australian market. Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, the NCSA is proud to have been working hard to promote the cleaning industry and its members for more than four decades. For more information, visit www.ncsa.org.au.

About ISSA 

With more than 7,000 members including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, and associated service members, ISSA is the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide.

The association is committed to helping its members change the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line.

The association is headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, with regional offices in Mainz, Germany, and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit www.issa.com, follow ISSA on social media at www.facebook.com/issaworldwideand www.twitter.com/issaworldwide, or join the discussion in ISSA—The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association LinkedIn group at www.issa.com/linkedin. For more information on ISSA, visit www.issa.com or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.


Contact: ISSA Director of Media Communications & Publications Lisa Veeck lisav@issa.com; phone; 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.