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O-Cedar, the most recognized and prominent manufacturer of cleaning tools in the United States, was founded in 1906. The original founders started the company making waxes and cleaning polishes and later expanded to traditional brooms and mops. In 1962, the company was sold to the Drackett Corporation. In the 30 years Drackett owned the company, they invested heavily in new product development and advertising that helped grow the O-Cedar brand name in the marketplace. During this time, the Angler® Broom, Power Strip® Sponge Mop, and the Twist 'N Mop® Self-Wringing Mop — all O-Cedar innovations — became the top three items in the cleaning industry. “O-Cedar Makes Your Life Easier®” became a well known slogan that is still used today.
Todd Leventhal and Stan Koschnick — long-time industry experts with more than 60 years of combined experience in the cleaning industry — bought the Commercial Division of O-Cedar Brands in 2003. The new company, Nexstep Commercial Products, is the exclusive licensee of O-Cedar Commercial products for the commercial marketplace.
In seven years, Nexstep Commercial Products has achieved remarkable growth and has expanded its product line by 500%. It has acquired three third generation mop and broom companies (Clore Mop in Danville, Indiana, Bouras Mop in St. Louis, Missouri, and Cornelia Broom in Cornelia, Georgia) and now operates out of two facilities in Paxton, Illinois, and Springfield, Ohio. As of August, 2011, Nexstep Commercial Products acquired Hamburg Industries, Inc in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, sot to provide its customers with an even wider range of products.
Nexstep Commercial Products is totally dedicated to providing its customers with innovative, top quality products at very competitive prices and world class customer service and flexibility. It is the commitment of the associates of Nexstep Commercial Products to make cleaning quicker and easier for today's operators/end users.