Jan/Feb 2022 Cleaning Industry Leader Profile: Heirloom Inc.
Heirloom® Inc. is a family-owned business that has been building rug washing equipment for over 25 years. Greg Turcotte and his family supply equipment and chemistry to companies all over North America, and he was the first to bring horizontal centrifuges to the USA and Canada.
Work on equipment development
We listen to our clients’ questions and comments about equipment and use that feedback to build machines that better suit your needs. This ultimately led Greg to invent the world’s first dual-port rug wringing centrifuge. Patents were put in place to protect the unique aspects of this machine. Production of the centrifuge began at a fabrication facility in Michigan before it later became the flagship of Centrum Force® when Greg and his partner formed that company in 2007.
Other pieces of equipment and ideas Greg brought to the table were moved from Heirloom Inc. to Centrum Force, as well, for ease of production: The Quick Rug Rack, improvements to the push-pull duster (such as a 180-degree flip handle), a trigger switch for safer operation, and rollers instead of wheels.
Work on chemistry development
One of the most important things a rug washer needs is great chemistry. Greg has worked with chemists on making several products for rug washing, including U-Turn and Knockout. He also worked with international company Magna over a period of about two years to create Fringe Plus, with a focus on removing unnecessary dyes and perfumes and getting the texture just right for ease of application. All of these were introduced to Centrum Force as items for the growing list of products for the rug-washing market.
Today, Heirloom Inc. offers these cleaning agents to rug washers again. The only difference is the price! These are the EXACT same products, but with a new name and a much better price—not just an initial offering, but a way for rug washers to keep the best rug washing products on their shelves without breaking the bank.
- Look for new names on the products you know and trust:
- Breakdown, formerly known to you as U-Turn
- Textile Wash, formerly known to you as Knockout
- Fringemaster Pro, formerly known to you as Fringe Plus
- Dye Manager, formerly known to you as Secret Sauce.
For an in-depth description of what these products can do for you, visit our website, or call today and talk to Greg directly! We look forward to, once again, serving your rug-washing product needs.
Contact: 866-652-8778 | rugwashingsolutions.com
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