ISSA Welcomes Cleanfax to Its Growing Media Family


NORTHBROOK, IL ― ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, announced its acquisition of the Cleanfax brand—including the flagship print publication Cleanfax magazine, the Cleanfax Insider, Restoration Insider, and all media assets—from Grand View Media Group.

For more than 30 years, Cleanfax has been the trusted source for cleaning and restoration professionals with information designed to help them manage and grow their businesses—which is in alignment with ISSA’s business philosophy and values. This acquisition helps to further ISSA’s vision to be the leading resource for information, education, networking, and commercial opportunities as well as the leading voice in government and the community for firms within the cleaning industry worldwide.

“The professionals involved in the carpet cleaning and disaster restoration industry are an extension of the cleaning industry, and as the leading cleaning industry association in the world, we felt the need to continue delivering the valuable resources Cleanfax has provided,” said John Barrett, executive director of ISSA. “It’s a natural fit as we continue to deliver on our brand promise of changing the way the world views cleaning and to unite the cleaning industry.”

ISSA plans to restore the magazine and digital offerings beginning in early 2017, and Cleanfax will continue as the leading information resource for the combined carpet cleaning and disaster restoration industries. Jeff Cross, the executive editor of Cleanfax, will continue to manage the editorial component of the Cleanfax brand, which will produce a quality mix of digital, print, online, and social media products under ISSA ownership.

About Grand View Media Group

Grand View Media Group specializes in consumer and business-to-business magazines as well as custom publishing. Grand View Media Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EBSCO Industries, a multibillion-dollar international conglomerate based in Birmingham, AL. EBSCO Industries, is number one in the world in many publishing services and is the leading distributor of magazines and publications to public and academic libraries in the U.S. and worldwide.

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, 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, follow ISSA on social media at and, or join the discussion in ISSA- The World Wide Cleaning Industry Association LinkedIn group at For more information on ISSA, visit or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.


Contact: ISSA Media Communications & Publications Director Lisa Veeck at [email protected]; phone, (800)225-4772 (North America) or (847)982-0800.

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