September is Food Safety Month: Why Use Disposable Gloves?

The National Restaurant Association celebrates National Food Safety Month, every September as a way to increase awareness and education about proper food handling. The month-long event was established in 1994 and promotes food safety awareness through prevention and protection.  September is Food Safety Month:  Why Use Gloves?

Food Safety Month is an ideal time to highlight the benefits of disposable glove use in industrial applications such as food service, food processing and even home-use.  Restaurants and other food service venues all have a need to protect employees who need disposable gloves for safe food handling.  That equals

Did you know that the disposable glove revenue from the food service industry is an estimated $3.3 billion?

That number represents a lot of glove sales!  In fact, disposable glove revenue will continue to grow 29 percent to $4.3 billion in glove revenue opportunity by 2022. Throughout Food Safety Month this September, AMMEX will support NFSM and help to educate buyers regarding the uses of gloves.

Food Safety in Restaurants
The NRA comprises 970,000 restaurant and food service outlets in the U.S., covering a workforce of close to 13 million employees. The term food service also applies to any environment in which food is served, including sit-down restaurants, food trucks, college cafeterias, and more. If staff members handle or serve food, it is a food service establishment, which means they need to be aware of proper sanitation and hygiene guidelines.

Why Use Gloves In the Food Industry?
Everyone involved in the food service industry, all have one thing in common: the need to be proactive  about containing possible pathogens and protecting employees and consumers from illnesses. Disposable gloves are among the first line of defense against foodborne illnesses like norovirus and salmonella, as well as bacteria that may be transferred to food through contamination, such as E.coli or hepatitis A. That’s why the NRA’s NFSM events are so important: It helps food service organizations prevent foodborne pathogens. When it comes to food service workers and hygiene, another trusted authority on food safety and proper handling is the CDC. Consider the following statics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Did You Know?

Help-Prevent-Norovirus-Outbreaks-in-the-Food-Service-IndustryAbout 20 million people get sick from norovirus each year

Help-Prevent-Norovirus-Outbreaks-in-the-Food-Service-Industry#1 cause of outbreaks from contaminated food in the US.

Help-Prevent-Norovirus-Outbreaks-in-the-Food-Service-IndustryInfected food workers cause about 70% of reported outbreaks

Norovirus and other foodborne illnesses from contaminated food are common in the food service industry.  Unfortunately, food service workers often go to work when they are sick and may contaminate food.  Of outbreaks caused by infected food workers, 54% involve food workers touching ready-to-eat-foods with their bare hands. Ready-to-eat foods are foods that are ready to be served without additional preparation, such as washed raw fruits and vegetables for salads or sandwiches, baked goods, or items that have already been cooked.Observations of food service workers have shown that they practice proper hand washing only 1 in 4 times.

Observations of food service workers have shown that they practice proper hand washing only 1 in 4 times.

What Can be Done?

Prevention, protection and policies are some of the key actions to take in fighting food contamination and foodborne illness. Tools such as disposable gloves and personal protective equipment are essential in protecting consumers.

Food service industry can

  • Adhere to food safety laws and regulations.
  • Certify kitchen managers and train food service workers in food safety practices.
  • Establish policies that require workers to stay home while sick with vomiting and diarrhea for at least 48 hours after symptoms stop.
  • Foster a work environment that encourages workers to stay home when sick, by considering such measures such as paid sick leave and a staffing plan that includes on-call workers.

Food service workers can

  • Tell a manager when sick with symptoms of norovirus such as vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Wash hands carefully and often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom.
  • Use single-use disposable gloves to avoid touching ready-to-eat foods with bare hands.
  • Regularly clean and sanitize kitchen surfaces and frequently touched objects, using a chlorine based product or other sanitizer approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use against norovirus.
  • Immediately block off, clean, and disinfect areas where there has been a vomiting or diarrheal incident.
  • Carefully wash fruits and vegetables and avoid serving undercooked (below 140°F) oysters and other shellfish.
  • Visit www.FoodSafety.gov for the latest information.

The CDC strongly recommends food workers use disposable gloves to avoid touching food with bare hands.

September is Food Safety Month:  Why Use Disposable Gloves?

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Food service disposable gloves can help prevent food contamination and foodborne illness in the food service industry.  Protecting workers and consumers against foodborne illness is a major concern in the food service industry. Tarnished reputations and decreased profits are the consequences when restaurants have to close due to foodborne illness.

No matter what the application or the needs of your staff, AMMEX has a glove that fits.  Regardless of which disposable gloves food service workers use, poly, vinyl, and latex disposable gloves are a smart investment for the foodservice industry.
Thousands of distributors rely on AMMEX to supply their customers in the food service industry with high-quality AMMEX disposable gloves. Contact us today to become an AMMEX distributor and learn how we help our distributors grow their glove sales on average of 31%!  Be sure to follow along with us through the month of September and show your support for Food Safety Month by using the #FoodSafetyMonth and #FoodSafetyGloves
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How to Engage the Empowered Customer


In business, industry trends such as big data, social media for business, the influx of Millennials and the rise of the empowered buyer are all having a major impact on the sales industry and its leaders. As of 2016, in the United States, there are 4.5 million B2B sales professionals – How will you leverage the changes and stand out?

The empowered buyer is one of the key industry trends affecting B2B sales professionals. The dynamics between buyers and sellers have clearly changed. At one time, sellers were viewed as the source of information, however, the digital revolution has shifted the balance of power. Buyers are now equipped with much of the information they need to make purchase decisions and has essentially disrupted how and where sellers are able to add value to this process.

“Armed with their research and data, the empowered buyer expects sales professionals to match their expertise and knowledge and then raise it in ways that help them address or even anticipate business needs.”

With a wealth of information at their fingertips, buyers are more informed than ever. Consider these eye-opening statistics from an independent research report commissioned by SAP:

  • Over two-thirds or 68% of buyers wait longer to initiate contact with vendors than they did two years ago because they are doing more research themselves.
  • And when it comes to the actual purchase decision, 80% of buyers typically know exactly what they want before they make contact with a vendor. With so much control, it’s hard to know where today’s vendors fit into the equation.
  • Indeed, 68% of buyers admit they don’t need salespeople to make purchasing decisions as much as they once did, and 91% of buyers say they have higher expectations of vendors and their salespeople than they did two years ago.

Getting the attention of customers, who are constantly bombarded with news, emails, and offers is a major issue for every business. When companies do get a customer’s attention, their offer must be relevant and add value.  It’s clear that connected consumers are empowered consumers.  And for companies and brands that embrace this change -there’s a huge now powerful force that can work as partners to engage and magnify your message.

“It’s not enough to know your products and services, to remain relevant in today’s market, sales organizations need to provide higher-value engagements that meet and anticipate customers’ current and future business needs.”

What are the new benchmarks for sales success?

  • Personalization:  Businesses must provide more relevant and appropriate content that demonstrates a full understanding of customer needs while predicting their future needs. Develop expertise in customers’ challenges. Sales teams need to communicate the details of an offering in context with the customer’s goals and issues. What counts is the impact of the product or service on the customer’s profits, revenue goals, cost reduction efforts, and other critical objectives
  • Trust:  As with all solid relationships, a successful partnership is built on the solid foundation of trust, transparency and integrity. Sales representatives need to be known as the trusted counselors and advisors who can offer decision makers advice on solving important business problems and preparing for trends—counsel that often extends beyond the products or services they’re selling.  According to an independent research report commissioned by SAP: “Trust is rated as the single most important factor when purchasing products from vendors, ahead of experience and cost.  Demonstrating high levels of knowledge about products and services (74%) and about a buyer’s organization (52%) are the most important factors in creating trust.”
  • Experience:  Vendors must look to enhance the customer experience, focusing on a process speed, service consistency and seamlessness across channels.  This means aligning departments like sales and marketing. Leaders from sales and marketing need to collaborate on consistent ways to engage with customers across channels.
  • Insight:   Businesses are transitioning from the cookie-cutter sales process to tailored, actionable and insightful solutions to their business problems. Sales professionals must provide valuable insights to customers that are relevant at different phases of their buying process and—for large B2B purchases—tailoring content for specific accounts. Sharing your insight and best practices and bringing new ways to address business challenges. By knowing what customers care about, you’ll build the certainty they need to accelerate movement through each buying stage.

What can leaders do?

Build a culture of continuous improvement to help your sales reps and streamline the final steps of the close, delivering a buying experience that sets you apart from the competition. And make it easier for your reps to do their jobs.  Give them the tools they need – such as a digital marketing toolkit – so they can demonstrate value to customers.

Increasingly informed buyers can no longer afford to indulge in the outdated approaches from under-prepared, overenthusiastic salespeople. With a wealth of online information at their disposal, buyers have the resources available to them to research vendors and solutions. It is vital that leaders and sales reps recognize the implications of the “empowered” buyer.  If salespeople cannot add value to what buyers already know, deliver unparalleled customer experience, and be trusted advisors, they may soon find themselves left out in the cold.

In any business, staying ahead of the curve is critical if you want to beat your competitors.  The nature of sales is always evolving, and we at AMMEX understand what it takes to keep our distributors up to date on the latest industry trends. We don’t just give you gloves to sell – we help you sell more. Contact us to get started on becoming a distributor today.   If you are already a distributor, speak with your salesperson to discover more about teaming up with AMMEX and the advantages of our Partner Portal Digital Marketing Toolkit and our Sales Acceleration Solution® 

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Have You Seen Our New Black Nitrile Glove?


Demand More – More Grip – More Texture – More Performance  

Introducing Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile – Upgrade your black nitrile glove experience 

Our new black nitrile glove combines an aggressive diamond texture with 60% more surface area for maximum grip and enhanced dexterity for an unbeatable combination. Strong enough to take on the tough jobs, but nimble enough for everyday tasks. Power and control, in one glove. The diamond texture channels away greases and oils for optimum grip. Our newest addition to the Gloveworks nitrile brand is now available in black, a popular choice in the automotive industry. It hides dirt, grease and grime to help mechanics maintain a clean, professional look.

Tough protection for demanding industrial applications, Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile features excellent chemical resistance against common chemicals, like carburetor cleaner, and many other specialty chemicals, such as iodine and butane. These industrial grade black nitrile gloves are latex-free so those with latex allergies can work safely. Powder-free, Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile will not interfere with adhesives or coatings.

Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile’s distinctive diamond texture is ideal for a variety of industrial applications, including automotive, manufacturing, janitorial and sanitation, safety and chemical industries where a secure grip is important.

New Black Nitrile Glove

AMMEX Corporation is a premier importer and distributor of high-quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products. Established in 1988, AMMEX grew into a multinational corporation with offices in the United States, Philippines, China, and Malaysia. We support our AMMEX wholesale distributors with quality products, outstanding service, competitive prices, and proven marketing support to grow their glove sales. Today, AMMEX proudly supplies a wide selection of nitrile, latex, vinyl and poly disposable gloves and personal protection equipment to thousands of distributors in a variety of industries. AMMEX has the gloves you need for every industry and the support you want to grow your glove sales.

Contact us today to become a distributor and supply your customers with superior quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products. Take advantage of our new Partner Portal, an exclusive digital toolkit that offers resources to help you manage your business, content to engage and connect with your customers, and training materials for your team to sell more gloves and other PPE products.

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AMMEX New Glove! Take a Sneak Peak Now


Demand More – AMMEX Has Done it!
Introducing our latest innovation: Gloveworks HD Black Nitrile

Take a Sneak Peek Now – Offer Your Customers More Starting July 6.


 

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AMMEX Corporation is a premier importer and distributor of high-quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products. Established in 1988, AMMEX grew into a multinational corporation with offices in the United States, Philippines, China, and Malaysia. We support our AMMEX wholesale distributors with quality products, outstanding service, competitive prices, and proven marketing support to grow their glove sales. Today, AMMEX proudly supplies a wide selection of nitrile, latex, vinyl and poly disposable gloves and personal protection equipment to thousands of distributors in a variety of industries. AMMEX has the gloves you need for every industry and the support you want to grow your glove sales.

Contact us today to become a distributor and supply your customers with superior quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products.

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Demand More: New AMMEX Partner Portal


AMMEX Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of our new Partner Portal, a digital toolkit that offers resources to help you manage your business, content to engage and connect with your customers, and training materials for your team to sell more gloves and other PPE products.


Demand More: New AMMEX Partner Portal

Today’s consumers both B2B and B2C are more knowledgeable and discriminating than ever before—and constantly connected. With online access to product information, price comparisons, user reviews, and “friend” recommendations on social media, they make informed and rapid buying decisions in this new omnichannel marketplace. To compete successfully, distributors must demand more – more support, tools and resources from vendors to reach more customers, tap into more opportunities and grow more sales.  Demand More:  New AMMEX Partner Portal – More Reach – More Opportunities –  More Sales!

More Reach

The main goal of the AMMEX Partner Portal is to give our valued partners exclusive access to a convenient online toolkit of resources located in one convenient place.  The portal is easy to navigate and users will find valuable information such as, digital and print marketing resources, training tools, pricing and sales information, technical details/support, and exclusive previews of new promotions and product launches that are unavailable to end users.  The new AMMEX Partner Portal will give distributors the tools to reach more customers.

More Opportunities

Take advantage of exclusive resources that will help you tap into today’s business opportunities.  The new partner portal includes all the resources to help distributors compete in today’s omnichannel marketplace. For instance, our social media section has content that can be easily shared on your social media pages including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+. In this section, you can also find content for our monthly campaigns as well as individual product launches and campaigns. Tools include the new content calendar, an easy way to view the upcoming content and help you to plan yours.

More Growth

AMMEX supports our distributors with unique, industry-leading sales, marketing, and training tools that are proven to help you grow your glove sales. Log into the new AMMEX Partner Portal and see how you can grow your glove sales by leveraging valuable tools such as spec sheets, data sheets, logos, infographics, and  industry flyers.  We are here to help you sell more gloves!

New AMMEX Partner Portal

Not a distributor?  Contact us to become a distributor and gain access to the partner portal today!

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Top JanSan Industry Growth Opportunities


Safety continues to be a major concern in the JanSan industry. Whether it’s protection from harsh chemicals, avoiding cross-contamination, or preventing the spread of infection – gloves are an essential tool for safety in the JanSan industry. Consider these recent reports highlighting the top JanSan industry growth opportunities.

Many facilities across all sectors – Healthcare, industrial, education, government, commercial, domestic, hospitality, and food service – rely on the products and services that the JanSan industry provides. The JanSan industry in the U.S. is projected to have annual growth of 33% reaching $2.0 billion by 2022.  In fact, the JanSan industry has the second-highest revenue growth potential of all sectors, indicating the market is ripe for expansion. The forecasted growth for the JanSan industry is positive with two sectors fueling the demand – Real Estate, and Healthcare.

Top SanJan Industry Growth Opportunities


  1. Commercial Real Estate:  After years of sluggish growth, office space is being leased at the fastest clip since the great recession, according to a recent report by Reis Inc. Employers added 15.3 million square feet of office space in the fourth quarter, more than any other quarter since the third quarter of 2007, according to real-estate research service Reis Inc. This news should prove positive for the professional cleaning industry.  Higher occupancy translates to more building space that needs to be cleaned, and more cleaning tools, equipment, and chemicals will need to be purchased.

  2. Infection Prevention in Healthcare:  The growing demand for infection prevention products and services is forecasted to positively impact the JanSan sector. According to a new study, “Infection Prevention Products & Services,” by Market to Market, the demand for infection prevention products and services is forecasted to expand 6.7% percent annually to $16.7 billion in 2020. The study also reveals that increasing pressures on hospitals and other healthcare facilities to decrease rates of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) will boost revenues generated by infection prevention supplies, equipment, and services.

With the potential for vinyl, nitrile and latex glove sales, distributors do not want to miss out on the many sales opportunities in the JanSan industry. Workers use cleaning chemicals and other tools to perform their jobs, while the most important tool – personal protection equipment – is often ignored resulting in illness, injury, and fatalities.

How can you capitalize on the growth in SanJan?  Check out our next article 3 Smart Sales Tips for JanSan Safety

June is National Safety Month and Safety is Everyone’s Business. You may not think that you are in the safety business, but safety impacts everyone in every industry. No matter how much the JanSan industry changes, there is always a need to protect the health and safety of workers. Gloves are an essential tool for safety. The JanSan industry – manufacturers, distributors, and facility managers – that can offer quality products, understand what matters, and add value by promoting solutions will be positioned to capitalize on the forecasted market growth.

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6 Safety Tips for Every Industry


Safety is no accident. Safety affects everyone in every industry.  In fact, workplace injuries and illnesses significantly impact everyone whether it’s – employers profits, workers health or rising insurance costs for consumers.  However, accidents are preventable with safety protocols, proper training and safety products. Join AMMEX this June for National Safety Month, and learn about industry-specific safety topics, tips, and trends.

6 Safety Tips for Every Industry

The benefits of a workplace safety program can directly affect the company’s bottom line, reducing costs and improving productivity. Every workplace has hazards that endanger workers, but many of these issues are avoidable with the proper safety protocals, safety gear, and training.

1. De-clutter to prevent falls
Falls are one of the most common workplace injuries and resulted in 699 fatal injuries in 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even in cases with no fatalities, falling to a lower level may cause serious injuries. Unsafe practices and a low safety culture across many industries define steady fall injury rates year after year.   According to a CDC study, “Fall injuries constitute a considerable financial burden: workers’ compensation and medical costs associated with occupational fall incidents have been estimated at approximately $70 billion annually in the United Sates.”

Falls often occur in the workplace because of cluttered areas, slippery or uneven floor surfaces, floor holes, wall openings, unprotected edges and improperly positioned ladders. Although the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Association has regulations requiring specific fall protection measures for different industries, falls may still be common due to a lack of safety culture in an organization. To avoid falls, companies should ensure all working areas are free from clutter. In addition, shoe covers with rubberized grips give workers better traction.

2. A culture of safety starts with you
Understanding the unique risks at your company or in your industry helps managers create effective training. Emphasize the importance of safety so employees take it to heart. Workplace safety should be an early area of focus when new workers start at the company. Conduct regular inspections to identify anything that could become a hazard.

3.  Train workers on all tools and equipment
Tools and equipment help millions of workers get their jobs done in every industry every day.  Whether it’s heavy machinery in the industrial sector or surgeons tools in the medical and dental industry.  Tools and equipment are needed and so is the proper training.Anyone who works with specific machinery should receive training. In addition, equipment should be regularly checked to ensure it stays in working order. Improper use of tools and equipment  introduces risks into the workplace.  According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) –

“It has been estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs alone.”

4. Reduce workplace stress
Stressed out employees are more likely to be injured on the job. Long hours tire workers, making them less aware of their surroundings. Encourage workers to talk to their supervisors if they feel high levels of stress. Allow time for regular breaks so employees have a chance to recharge.

5. Lift correctly
Picking up heavy items improperly causes back injuries and chronic pain. Workers who need to lift heavy items should use proper form to avoid injury. Lift slowly and smoothly from the thighs, not the back. After picking up a heavy item, hold it close to the body. Use mechanical aids whenever possible to reduce the likelihood of back injuries.

6. Use the right PPE for the job
With risks in nearly every industry, some sectors must provide personal protective equipment for employees.  Whether it’s protection from harsh chemicals, avoiding cross-contamination, or preventing the spread of infection – PPE such as gloves are an essential tool for safety in every industry.  All employees need to be educated on how to use PPE, and all gear should fit well and be comfortable, which encourages employees to make use of it. Depending on the job, personal protective equipment like work gloves, disposable gloves or face masks greatly reduces the risk of workplace injury.  When it comes to disposable gloves for barrier protection, employers need to be mindful of

Depending on the job, personal protective equipment like work gloves, disposable gloves or face masks greatly reduces the risk of workplace injury.  When it comes to disposable gloves for barrier protection, employers need to be mindful of chemical and puncture resistance, fit and latex sensitivities. All PPE should be tested before implemented across an organization. In addition to gloves, companies may need face masks, sleeves, and other protective coverings.

Safety Matters to all industries – it affects employees health, employers profits, the public’s health costs and the global economy. Employers who invest in the safety of their employees see improved morale, increased productivity, lower costs and, most importantly, fewer injuries. Smart distributors understand their customer’s unique, industry-specific needs then customize solutions such as product assortment and product education to meet the ever-changing demands.

AMMEX supports wholesale distributors with quality products, outstanding service, competitive prices, and proven marketing support to grow their glove sales.  Contact us today to become a distributor and supply your customers with superior quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products.

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Surprising Tips for Using Disposable Gloves in the Kitchen


The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where countless good times are shared over family dinners and where important conversations often take place as meals are prepared.  We cook, eat, entertain, and just hang out in the kitchen.  The kitchen is not only the heart of the home it is also the mission control for a lot of home tasks.  Home tasks require the right tools to complete the job. In fact, disposable gloves are ideal for many home use tasks, especially in the kitchen. Beyond cleaning tasks, consider these surprising tips for using disposable gloves in the kitchen.

 

Stop the Burn

Surprising Tips for Using Disposable Gloves in the Kitchen

Disposable gloves in the kitchen are a smart way to protect your hands from burning when cutting Jalapeños or any hot peppers. Most people associate jalapeño peppers with the burning sensation in the mouth when eating the pepper. However, just as unpleasant is the jalapeño skin burn that you can get from simply touching the pepper during food preparation. The burn from jalapeño pepper is caused by the chemical capsaicin that is naturally found in the pepper.  Food-safe disposable gloves such as AMMEX GlovePlus Vinyl Powdered Gloves creates a barrier of protection, stopping the burn before it starts.  Vinyl is ideal for safety and hygiene for a variety of kitchen tasks. Featuring powder on the inside of the glove, and a beaded cuff at the base, this glove is easy to don, even if your hands are damp. The powder makes the glove more comfortable, and will absorb sweat when you’re working in the kitchen.

 

Separating the Yolk

Surprising Tips for Using Disposable Gloves in the Kitchen

Separating an egg yolk from the white is one of the most universally dreaded kitchen tasks out there. Most cooks prefer using their hands or the egg’s own shell to separate them. For those who don’t like getting messy, and want to practice safe food handling, wearing disposable gloves such as AMMEX GPX3 Vinyl is the perfect solution.  This single-use vinyl glove features a smooth polymer coating, so it is easy to switch gloves when you need a fresh pair.  Not only is vinyl cheaper than latex and nitrile, but it features a more generous fit because vinyl is less stretchy. The PVC vinyl material also features excellent tactile sensitivity and is ideal for food tasks in the kitchen. 

 

Toss the Salad

Surprising Tips for Using Disposable Gloves in the Kitchen

Another surprising tip for using disposable gloves in the kitchen is for salad tossing.  Most chefs will agree that the best tool you can use for mixing salad is your hands. Using disposable gloves such as AMMEX Stretch Poly in the kitchen makes food preparation less messy and safer for you and your family. Using your gloved hands to toss the salad allows air to get into the mix and incorporates the ingredients in a more distributed way. Drizzle your dressing along the walls of your bowl, then lightly toss your greens with your gloved hands, until the dressing is evenly distributed. This glove has enhanced elasticity. The stretch polyethylene material will give you excellent dexterity and also improved puncture resistance when compared to other poly gloves. There’s no powder inside the gloves so you don’t have to worry about messy powder residue and there’s no need to wash your hands after your food prep is done!

 

Guard Against Strong Food Odors

Surprising Tips for Using Disposable Gloves in the Kitchen

Onions, garlic and seafood are a few good reasons to don disposable gloves in the kitchen. Sometimes after handling these foods, even multiple hand washing will not remove lingering food odors from hands.  GlovePlus Blue Vinyl is an ideal disposable glove choice when handling food with strong odors. Vinyl gloves contain no latex proteins, so those allergic or sensitive to latex can work safely and comfortably. In work environments, they are commonly used for food service, janitorial, and plumbing applications – making these vinyl gloves a general purpose disposable glove at work and home.

 

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Disposable gloves are an essential tool in the kitchen, especially when it comes to opening tight lids on jars.  Nitrile gloves such as  AMMEX Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile Disposable Gloves feature, 60% more surface area than a standard nitrile glove and over 3000 raised diamonds per glove for incredible grip!  Lightly grab hold of the lid and twist, the disposable glove gives you more gripping power and will open the lid with ease.  This heavy duty nitrile glove also features excellent chemical resistance from common chemicals and is ideal for cleaning jobs in the kitchen when exposure to cleaning products is of concern.

Barrier Protection from Foodbourne Illness

Surprising Tips for Using Disposable Gloves in the Kitchen

These surprising tips for using disposable gloves in the kitchen, not only save time and minimize messy tasks they also provide a barrier of protection from foodbourne illness.  According to the CDC, there are more than 250 different foodborne illnesses. Each year, one in six Americans get sick from contaminated foods or beverages.  Foodborne illness is a common, yet preventable, health problem. Keep a 100 box count of disposable gloves in your kitchen drawer, such as AMMEX AntiMicrobial Vinyl Gloves which contains an antimicrobial agent to help inhibit the growth of microorganisms. It is powder-free so it leaves no residue, reducing the risk of contamination compared to a powdered glove. Disposable gloves help prevent foodbourne illness and help make clean up a snap.

Regardless of your tasks at home, having a box of disposable gloves on hand in the kitchen is sure to make food preparation safer, cleaner and quicker.  When choosing the right glove for the right job in the kitchen make sure that the gloves are deemed food safe.  If latex allergies are of concern then nitrile, vinyl or poly disposable gloves are alternative choices, since they contain no allergy causing natural rubber.  For all of your disposable glove needs in the kitchen and around the home, count on AMMEX disposable gloves and barrier protection products.

 

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Succession Tips from Inc. Interview with AMMEX Founder


We are proud to share some words of wisdom from our founder Fred Crosetto, Chief Energizing Officer of AMMEX Corporation and AMMEX iSupport, as featured in the recent inc.com article: 4 Ways to Develop Great Leaders. In the article, Fred discusses his succession planning strategies and how he successfully removed himself from daily operations by developing smart, effective leaders.

In business, preparation and planning are the main components of a successful company, but when it comes to succession planning, many senior executives struggle with being able to replace themselves. Finding the next great leader of your business is an important challenge that involves too many variables that busy leaders often struggle to find time to consider. The result is often a reactive process that can lead to a bad hiring decision.  With the right planning and approach, succession can be a seamless transition that benefits the company and its current and future leaders.

“At AMMEX, developing great leaders is a core part of what we do and is one of the ways we have been named to the Puget Sound Business Journal “Top 100 Fastest Growing, Privately Held Companies” a total of eight times.”

How do we do it?
The foundation of AMMEX’s success is built upon key principles that drive us to be better – we all strive to be better every day, and we hold one another accountable to this goal. Developing great leaders is a core part of that success.  In the recent Inc.com article, 4 Ways to Develop Great Leaders; Fred explains how he successfully removed himself from daily operations by developing smart, effective leaders. “These strategies have allowed him to successfully groom the new President of AMMEX, Keyo Gold, and complete the transition in less than two years.”

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Four Ways to Develop Great Leaders

1. Recruit a team of A-players.
2. Develop future leaders from the inside.
3. Let young leaders fail safely.
4. Introduce leaders to great thinkers.


How did he do it?
In the interview with Inc.com, our Founder discusses his approach to growing a successful commodities based disposable glove company over the last 28 years.  Succession planning and growing future leaders as the core driver of that success.  When it came time for our founder’s succession as CEO of AMMEX he met the challenge by developing team members from the inside through leadership, coaching and strategy.  Listen to this recent podcast episode from YPO 10 Minute Tips From the Top host Kevin Daum, who recently interviewed Crosetto, a fellow member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

“A-players are hard to find and hard to keep, It took me a little bit longer than most people to figure this out, but it’s better to get really great people to work and come in and take things on,” noted Crosetto.

How can you do it?  
Start by recruiting a team of A-players by looking for passion in people.  If you only surround yourself with passionate people driven to be better, then you’ll have a number of potential options to develop into the next strong leader. Turn to the young leadership internally to drive the future of the company, coach and train them by introducing them to great thinkers. Allow your young leaders to fail safely and…….continue reading the full article from Inc.com.

At AMMEX, we believe in our culture of developing employees and in working hard, it has helped us grow stronger together since 1988. Success is not just about disposable glove revenue growth; it is about developing great leaders that become the future leaders of the company.

AMMEX Corporation is a premier importer and distributor of high-quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products. Established in 1988, AMMEX grew into a multinational corporation with offices in the United States, Philippines, China, and Malaysia. Our focus is to support AMMEX’s wholesale distributors with quality products, outstanding service, competitive prices, and proven marketing support to grow their glove sales. Today, AMMEX proudly supplies a wide selection of nitrile, latex, vinyl and poly disposable gloves and personal protection equipment to thousands of distributors in a variety of industries. Whether your clients are in food service, janitorial, medical or automotive, AMMEX has the gloves you need.

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Tap into Disposable Glove Opportunities in Baseball


It’s Spring and America’s favorite pastime, baseball is in full swing!  For baseball fans everywhere the Major League Baseball season brings back the thrills of home runs on perfectly maintained turfs, tasty concession-stand foods and the fan camaraderie in the bleachers. But when the game ends and the last fans leave, another game starts – hundreds of workers labor overnight to clean up the stadium, restock the concession stands and meticulously groom the field – all before the next baseball game.  The baseball season means revenue opportunities for smart distributors of disposable gloves and barrier protection products. The Opening Day lineup is crucial for a fast start in baseball and in business. Are you ready for an early winning streak this quarter? Tap into disposable glove opportunities in baseball – Three ways you can grow your glove sales with AMMEX.

Concession Stand Food Service 

What is baseball without hot dogs, peanuts, and popcorn? Did you know that the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (NHDSC),estimates that baseball fans will consume more than 19.4 million hot dogs this year at stadiums across the country?  To avoid contamination, concession stand food service workers need disposable gloves to handle hot dogs and other foods at the concession stand.  Food service gloves such as loose-fitting poly gloves or polyethylene gloves are ideal since they easy to don and doff when switching between tasks or even between customers. Another popular choice for food service employees are vinyl gloves which are ideal in cases where greater dexterity is needed, closer-fitting vinyl gloves come in handy.  In the food service industry, workers on average use up to 20 pairs of disposable gloves per day.  But consider the food service velocity in a baseball stadium and imagine the possibilities for increased sales with poly and vinyl food service gloves.

An average baseball hot dog vendor sells about 150 hot dogs per game and 10,000 to 12,000 hot dogs per season. How many disposable gloves will an average baseball food vendor need?”

Groundskeepers

Most of the time, fans only see groundskeepers resetting the field during the seventh inning stretch, or scrambling to cover the field during a sudden rain storm. However, a great deal of work goes into maintaining that field when players and spectators are absent.  Most fields are still made of grass rather than AstroTurf, which means groundskeepers must maintain it on a day-to-day basis.   Did you know that you can earn a college degree in Turfgrass Management, a Master’s degree, and a Ph.D.?  There’s a lot of work involved in maintaining a sports field than most people would imagine. To keep a fresh green appearance, groundskeepers apply pesticides and other chemicals that could irritate or damage hands of workers.

Disposable nitrile gloves such as AMMEX Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile provide a protective barrier against chemicals and are still strong enough to protect from other irritants. In other situations, like removing thorny plants from the field, groundskeepers may need a more heavy-duty work glove like nitrile dipped or latex dipped work gloves. Tap into disposable glove opportunities in baseball – Opportunities are everywhere, from nitrile and latex disposable gloves for tasks on the turf to nitrile and latex dipped work gloves for tougher groundskeeping jobs.

JanSan Cleanup Crew

Once the crowds leave, another crowd descends on the stadium – janitorial and sanitation crews work overnight to clean up after thousands of fans. According to data from Business Insider, the average MLB ballpark is 2.49 acres, or more than 100,000 square feet, which provide endless opportunities for disposable nitrile, vinyl, and latex gloves.  All in all, cleaning up a stadium is hard work, and it is not only the seats that need attention. Janitorial staff also need to attend to bathrooms and hallways, while concession staff scrub and sanitize their areas for the night. All of these activities require disposable gloves of varying thicknesses. In the janitorial and sanitation industry employees use gloves for various reasons, including protection from harsh chemicals and pathogens. Additionally, they use an average of 15 pairs per day but consider the magnitude of the crowds and surface space in baseball stadiums.

“The average capacity of the top 20 baseball stadiums is 40,000 fans.”  How many disposable gloves are needed to clean up after that crowd?”

Janitorial staff commonly use strong cleaning chemicals in the line of duty. Glass and metal cleaners that include hydrofluoric acid, nitrilotriacetate, and phosphoric acid could cause burns or irritation if proper protective barrier such as heavy duty nitrile gloves is not worn. Bleach is one of the most common cleaning chemicals but it is also highly corrosive to the skin.  In the janitorial and sanitation industry vinyl disposable gloves, are another good option because they are economically priced but still generally provide enough chemical resistance. Vinyl gloves protect hands against hydrofluoric, phosphoric and 10 percent concentrated nitric acids. Nitrile gloves provide even greater chemical resistance and are less likely to tear.  With the potential for vinyl, nitrile and latex glove sales, distributors do not want to miss out on the many sales opportunities in the Jan-san industry.

Disposable glove sales opportunity is everywhere including baseball stadiums – from food service workers, janitorial and sanitation crews’ and groundskeepers – Tap into disposable glove opportunities in baseball and grow your glove sales with AMMEX.  Become an AMMEX Distributor today!  If you are already a distributor, speak with your dedicated sales representative to discover the advantages of our Sales Acceleration Solution®.  Stay informed on industry trends by following us on Facebook.

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