A Spooktacular Halloween with Disposable Gloves


Halloween is upon us, and disposable gloves should be as much of a staple as candy is in stores and households. Gloves have many applications on Allhallows Eve ranging from decorations to costumes.

Here are a few ways to use gloves for a fun and spooky Halloween:

Give homemade costumes more pizzazz
Whether for the sake of creativity or cost savings, many people like to make costumes for themselves or their children. Picking up a few items from a local thrift shop lends to the basic parts of many costumes, and disposable gloves serve as the icing on the cake.  For instance, no werewolf, witch or zombie costume is complete without creepy hands. Add claws by attaching glue-on false nails and apply paint or fake hair. To craft a costume inspired by the 1944 classic The Mummy’s Curse, use glue to wrap the glove in strips of white cloth.

For those who prefer to go heroic rather than frightening on Halloween, disposable gloves are perfect for a homemade superhero costume, especially AMMEX’s Gloveworks Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile gloves. The raised-diamond texture provides superior grip for grabbing candy, and the high-visibility color is perfect for maintaining safety while trick-or-treating after sundown.

Jazz up the party snacks
In addition to the door-to-door hunt for candy, many people will find themselves at parties this Halloween. If hosts want more creep factor for their drinks, they should grab a disposable glove. Simply fill the glove with water or flavored drink and freeze. Remove the glove once the liquid is frozen and add to the punch bowl for a chilling beverage.  Create an eerie snack for guests by putting one candy corn or Hershey kiss in each finger of a disposable glove. Fill the rest of the glove with popcorn and tie off the wrist opening for a monster hand treat.

“Disposable gloves are perfect formers for Halloween decorations.  Also, keep a few of the extra gloves handy for food prep and distribution. Poly gloves are great for this task if you need to switch gloves often.”

Create creeptacular decorations

What Halloween gathering is complete without decorations?

Disposable gloves are perfect formers for more than a way to chill drinks. For spine-tingling lighting, make a few hand-shaped candles. Simply fill the glove with hot beeswax, peel the glove away once the wax hardens and add wicks. If there are any extra gloves and cloth left over from the mummy costume, use these materials for decoration. Use cotton balls or another filler to make mummy hands to display around the house.

Play it safe while decorating

Costumes are not the only aspect of Halloween that people like to make by hand. Many consumers like to handcraft decorations for their homes or businesses. Whether wood cut outs or milk jug jack-o’-lanterns, decorators need to worry about safety as much as creativity.  Spray paint, for example, is useful for applying the iconic orange and black to decorations. With gloves, artists ensure the paint goes on their projects and not their hands. The same is true for wood stains, which contain chemicals that may be harmful to skin after prolonged use.

While ghosts, ghouls and goblins may present a fright this Halloween, harsh chemicals, bloodborne pathogens, foodborne illnesses and other risks are no match for the right barrier protection.

 

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AMMEX Corporation Launches New Website


AMMEX Corporation, a premier importer and distributor of high quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products, is pleased to announce the launch of our new website – https://ammex.com.  After 27 years in business, AMMEX Corporation is rebranding with a new logo and a new website that is designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience through improved navigation and functionality. The new site gives customers access to detailed product information and videos with the option to share information across all major social networking sites.

“We are focused on optimizing our company message across our website and digital marketing platforms to help our distributors grow their glove sales.” said Keyo Gold, President AMMEX Corporation.

Our new website is the result of a successful collaboration with Bearpaw Partners Digital Marketing Agency, who designed the site to include a clean and attractive layout, an engaging user experience with enhanced search and navigation, and the capability to provide a more comprehensive and interactive source of company information and services.

“AMMEX is strengthening our corporate brand to be as strong as our product brands” said Steven Ilg, VP of Marketing AMMEX. IIg continued, “Our new website further optimizes our innovative products, such as our AMMEX® Anti-Microbial Vinyl Gloves and Gloveworks® Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile Gloves which are becoming as successful as our core staples such as our Gloveworks® Heavy Duty Latex Gloves and GlovePlus® Black Nitrile Gloves

The site includes extensive product information to help customers understand AMMEX’s complete range of disposable glove and barrier protection solutions. Technical data, videos and applications by industry are all included in the new website to provide a detailed overview of AMMEX’s product line.

“Our brand images now boldly state AMMEX’s prominence in the market place with gorgeous headers opening each page. Our videos are more accessible than ever before. I am excited for the sites visitors to be able to see what we can do” said John Theroux, Visual Media Manager AMMEX.

Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the website has been designed using the latest technology so the site is both responsive and compatible with today’s browsers and mobile devices.  The new AMMEX website gives visitors a captivating experience when researching the latest products and industry trends in the disposable glove and barrier protection industry. AMMEX distributors can now benefit from richer online content that is easier to navigate and share with others across Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

“Our clients and online audiences will now benefit from a fully integrated digital marketing experience stemming from our website. Our rebranded social media platforms offer more opportunities to syndicate our content and strengthen our brand recognition as a premier distributor of disposable gloves.”  said Danielle Salomon, Digital Marketing Supervisor AMMEX.

The new AMMEX website’s refreshed and simplified look, combined with enhanced content, improved search functionality, and optimization for mobile devices allows our customers to better interact with AMMEX online.


About AMMEX

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 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 your customers need.

For more information, visit https://ammex.com

 

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The Selling Philosophy behind AMMEX


AMMEX is not only an industry leader in regard to its products, but it is also a front-runner when it comes to sales. The company’s leadership in this area stems from a solid philosophy that gets clients the products they need to maximize their own sales while also ensuring AMMEX sales teams close more deals and clients see the brand as an ongoing partnership rather than just a vendor.

The underpinning of this strategy comes from Brian Tracy’s “The Psychology of Selling.” Tracy is a world-class consultant who has written more than 45 books and given at least 5,000 talks across the world. With AMMEX’s dedication to remaining at the top of its industry, it only makes sense the company looks to such an accredited professional and one of his top-selling works for the groundwork of its selling philosophy.

Here are some facets of the AMMEX approach to sales as shown through “The Psychology of Selling:”

Remembering the winning edge theory
In a commodities market, many businesses believe they compete on price alone. However, AMMEX utilizes other methods to differentiate itself from the competition and stand out. This embodies what Tracy described as the winning edge theory, which says top performers make only a small change to get ahead of the competition.

One of the ways AMMEX does this is through its Sales Acceleration Solution®. This program provides distributors with the sales and marketing materials they need to sell more gloves. These items include unlimited glove samples, custom fliers and shareable digital marketing materials, such as blogs and infographics.

“Every AMMEX client receives a tailored approach.”

Conquering the inner game
AMMEX sales representatives confidently approach every interaction with current and potential clients. According to Tracy, this is a key component of closing sales.

“Selling is an inner game,” Tracy wrote. “That is, what is going on inside the mind of the salesperson makes all the difference in his sales performance and effectiveness.”

Every AMMEX rep is a glove expert and utilizes the company’s wealth of digital content to give clients the necessary information to purchase the right glove for the job. Additionally, reps know they may point leads to those resources, keeping them confident throughout the call that prospects will keep AMMEX in mind even after the interaction.

Overcoming objections
Confidence is also key when it comes to facing common objections in AMMEX’s industry. As Tracy noted, a rep’s fear of rejection and prospects’ fear of making the wrong purchase decision are two big obstacles in sales. AMMEX reps utilize strategies like the feel, felt, found approach to show prospects their faith in the company’s products and the unique value proposition for each potential client. Every AMMEX client receives a tailored approach, and this is why AMMEX confidently says, “We don’t just sell you gloves. We help you sell more.”

One of the other major points Tracy made was that a key to selling is being a friend to prospects. This is not a strategy that AMMEX uses only to close the deal; it continues that partnership for years to come. From the cold call to the first delivery to distributors, AMMEX is more than a glove vendor.

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What are Black Nitrile Gloves?


What are Black Nitrile Gloves?  


Black Nitrile Gloves
are premium, industrial-grade gloves that are used in a wide variety of industries. These gloves are 50 percent thicker than standard nitrile gloves, with three times the puncture resistance of latex. As a result, these gloves are tougher, which means each glove lasts longer and workers require fewer glove changes. GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves are powder-free, which means they will not leave any residue for workers that need to paint or finish a seal. They are also non-chlorinated to provide a longer shelf life. Here are some other benefits of this premium glove:

Chemical resistance: These products have high resistance to many chemicals, such as iodine and butane, making them ideal for automotive technicians and other workers who deal with chemicals on a daily basis. The glove will even stay true to form after being dipped in gasoline.

Strong grip: The textured surface of the glove gives it a sturdy grip in both wet and dry conditions, with micro-roughening on the palm as well as texture on the fingertips.

“These long-lasting premium gloves are durable and puncture-resistant.”

Professional appearance: The dark color of GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves adds additional benefits. These products hide dirt, grease and grime to help workers maintain a clean, professional look.

All the benefits of nitrile
GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves also have all the benefits of regular nitrile , including conforming closely to the hand when they reach body temperature for a more comfortable fit. The gloves are polymer coated to make them easier to don, and feature a beaded cuff. The gloves are latex-free, so workers don’t need to worry about developing an allergy.

GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves are sold in 100 count boxes, with 10 boxes per case with extended sizes to make sure every employee can find the right fit for them.

Contact an AMMEX representative today or contact us on our website to learn more about GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves.

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Glove Potential in Restaurants


The restaurant industry represents one of the greatest opportunities for glove sales. According to data from the National Restaurant Association, there are roughly 1 million restaurant locations in the U.S. and 14 million restaurant employees. On top of that, workers in food service use gloves more than employees in just about any other industry. With each individual worker using an average of 20 pairs of gloves every single day, the restaurant industry collectively goes through more than 200 million pairs of gloves on a daily basis.

“Each restaurant worker goes through 20 pairs of gloves every day.”

The reason those in the foodservice industry utilize gloves so heavily is because of the safety regulations that govern this environment. Foodservice employees must either wash their hands or wear gloves whenever they handle ingredients that customers will consume to prevent the spread of pathogens. Here are a few of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s guidelines for hand sanitation and glove usage:

  • Workers must minimize bare hand and arm contact with exposed food that is not ready to eat.
  • Gloves or utensils such as tongs and spatulas must be used for contact with exposed, ready-to-eat foods except when washing fruits and vegetables.
  • Gloves can be used for a single task and must be discarded when workers switch to a new task, the gloves become soiled or the task is interrupted.

Workers in foodservice tend to use poly or vinyl gloves because they are relatively inexpensive – an important consideration for companies that know employees will switch gloves frequently. These industries avoid latex gloves in case some of the proteins pass into the food and cause a customer to have an allergic reaction. Nitrile gloves are more durable but with a higher price point, making them less appealing for foodservice. However, for certain jobs where puncture resistance is needed or even for cleaning up at the end of a shift, nitrile gloves may come in handy at restaurants.

Contact us or your AMMEX representative to learn more about gloves suitable for the restaurant industry.

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Adult Care in Nursing Homes


Nursing homes are a vital resource for elderly people who are no longer able to take care of themselves. In the future, the demand for long-term care organizations will likely increase as baby boomers begin to require these services. According to data from Family Caregiver Alliance, the number of elderly people using long-term care services will reach 27 million by 2050, more than twice the number of individuals using these services in 2000. The organization also noted people older than 85 are among the fastest-growing segments of the population and are expected to reach 19 million by 2050.

Elderly care facilities are large operations that require a significant amount of disposable gloves and other materials for staff to provide service to residents, making their needs in many ways similar to day care centers. They are self-contained living facilities that require staff to accommodate every element of care, from bathing to feeding. These facilities have nurses, janitors, foodservice staff and even landscapers who require gloves. Ongoing measures to improve quality of care in these facilities could also lead to an increase in staffing requirements, leading to the need for even more gloves on hand.

Wipes
Staff that clean and bathe elderly patients also require the right materials. AmmexCare Adult Washcloths may be used to wipe patients clean. These wipes are alcohol-free with Vitamin E and aloe to make them safer for use on sensitive skin.

“Initiatives to improve quality of care could increase staffing needs.”

Exam gloves
It is also important for staff in nursing homes to wear disposable gloves for most tasks. There is risk of spreading or contracting bloodborne pathogens, so staff dealing with patient cuts or wounds should wear exam-grade gloves. Staff should avoid powdered gloves in this environment because the powder can interfere with wound closure. AMMEX Nitrile Exam Gloves are a good option for staff. These gloves also come in several different colors, which can be helpful for organizational purposes. Companies can color code gloves by size so all staff can quickly find the gloves they need.

Other glove needs
There are many moving parts in a nursing home facility. While nurses and physicians bathe and examine patients, the cafeteria workers are busy preparing meals, and janitors may be cleaning hallways, bathrooms or dining areas. All of these employees require disposable gloves as barrier protection. Cafeteria workers need to wear gloves to prevent the spread of foodborne illness, while janitorial workers need to protect themselves from cleaning chemicals and bloodborne pathogens. Landscapers also require a barrier to protect themselves from lawn and garden chemicals.

Nursing homes require disposable gloves on hand for many different applications. Contact us or your AMMEX representative to learn more about glove needs in elderly care facilities.

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Gloves in Cafeterias


Gloves are a necessity in cafeterias around the country to ensure food safety. When people think of food production environments, cafeterias don’t often come to mind, but there are many of these establishments around the country. According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 400,000 people employed in cafeterias across the U.S., in schools, hospitals, continuing care facilities and even office buildings. Schools are the most prominent of these environments, with more than 120,000 individuals in school cafeterias.

With foodservice overall set to to increase 29 percent to become a $4.3 billion market by 2022, this creates a great opportunity for distributors to sell more gloves! In the foodservice industry, employees are required to change gloves with every new task, meaning these institutions require a large number of gloves on hand to accommodate all the different tasks that need to be performed.

For those in the foodservice industry, vinyl and nitrile gloves are generally the smartest choices because they are durable and lack latex proteins which can contribute to sensitivity. Vinyl gloves provide great dexterity by conforming closely to the hand. Antimicrobial gloves can also be used to more effectively prevent the transfer of harmful bacteria.

​Meanwhile, nitrile reacts to body temperature, which makes it conform for a perfect fit. Nitrile gloves also feature three times the puncture resistance of latex, which is useful in an environment that requires the use of sharp objects. Nitrile is also a smart choice for cleaning tasks, as it is resistant to many cleaning chemicals.

Contact us or your AMMEX representative to learn more about nitrile and vinyl gloves in cafeteria environments.

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Business Automation and the Modern CIO


The chief information officer’s (CIO) role in business operations has evolved beyond managing only the information technology aspects of a company. Today, CIOs often spend more time collaborating with other members of the C-suite, looking at ways to improve efficiency and productivity, and this includes the implementation of automation throughout the business.

In fact, CIO Insight noted, “The modern CIO belongs at the fulcrum of all business matters,” lending expertise to various other departments. This ranges from chief financial officers to service desks. In regard to business process automation (BPA), CIOs likely usher in this process in their own departments, so why not utilize interdepartmental collaboration as a way to inject this time- and cost-saving practice throughout the business?

AMMEX understands the value of its CIO for the entire organization, with the role serving a crucial purpose in the company’s high standards for order accuracy and overall supply chain logistics. Through the insights of AMMEX’s CIO, the company was able to achieve the following benefits:

Improved accuracy
Human error is a natural part of any business practice. However, this does not mean human error will not have extensive consequences. One misplaced figure could mean improper accounts of inventory, which then impacts fill rates and accuracy for numerous orders.

“AMMEX’s foray into BPA is another way it remains at the top of the industry.”

At AMMEX, the CIO has a hand in preventing such issues through automated workflows and reporting. Software keeps track of all orders and other movement along the supply chain, ensuring figures are accurate across all places where the data is stored. Additionally, less information falls prey to accidental exclusion, ensuring complete data. All of these advantages lend to cost containment.

More precise monitoring
Automated data collection and analytics are huge parts of modern operations, and business intelligence (BI) overall is crucial for supply chain management. Through BPA and BI as a result of that process, AMMEX has a more granular view into the supply chain from procurement to distribution. As a result, the company is able to better forecast delays and pinpoint the possible sources of these and other issues.

Increased efficiency and productivity
The CIO​’s role in ushering in BPA for the purposes of efficiency is not unfounded. Harvey Nash’s 2015 CIO Survey found 61 percent of respondents reported increasing efficiencies was the top concern in 2015. AMMEX’s use of BPA is one way the company keeps this goal top of mind.

Improvements to productivity and efficiency result from enhanced accuracy and monitoring. Fewer errors means decreased redundancy, as workers along the supply chain spend less time backtracking to find errors and fix them. Automated monitoring tools alert AMMEX managers to only the reports they need to see, allowing employees to focus on only the business operations that require improvement.

Leveraging the CIO role to remain competitive
BPA is not the only way the CIO role is influential in other departments at AMMEX. This insight has the power to help the company remain an industry leader in various ways and should not be understated. The Harvey Nash survey found CIOs worry their companies’ inability to leverage technology will cause them to fall behind in the market. However, 75 percent of respondents did not have a plan to roll out digital processes across their organizations.

While the survey put the impetus on CIOs to press for more automation and other digital workflows, AMMEX understands this is a collaborative process that requires the empowerment of the CIO role to usher in positive change. Like AMMEX’s pioneering spirit when it comes to digital marketing, ecommerce and innovative technologies like Doc-link, Vidyo and QR codes, the company’s foray into BPA is another way it remains at the top of the industry.  Join AMMEX at the top, become a distributor today!

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AMMEX’s Innovative Mindset Promotes Growth


To stay competitive in the fast changing consumer world, companies need to have an innovative, growth-focused mentality. For AMMEX, that means integrating new technology to maintain a global presence and more effectively reach customers. Here are a few of the ways AMMEX has embraced new tools to improve business:

QR Codes
QR or Quick Response Codes are barcodes that store a wealth of information, such as URLs, text and other data. These digital codes are a smart way to connect physical products to the digital world. AMMEX products have begun featuring a QR code printed on the packaging that takes customers to product landing pages with informational videos. This feature provides a quick and seamless way for customers to learn more about AMMEX’s products. This solution supports AMMEX’s marketing efforts by providing information to help move customers down the sales funnel.
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AMMEX adopted video conferencing to keep in touch with partners across the globe.

Doc-link
The Internet has made cloud-based document storage solutions possible, which is crucial when you serve customers across the country. Doc-link is a product that enables AMMEX to seamlessly process orders from customers. The software captures documents to automate sales processes. Before implementing doc-link, AMMEX’s daily sales order process took twice as long and required twice as many staff members to complete. Implementing this tool has enabled AMMEX to continue to grow without becoming bogged down in manual workflows. Doc-link also makes the process more accurate, ensuring distributors get the shipments they ordered so they move inventory more quickly.

Vidyo
One of the ways AMMEX keeps up with its staff at numerous locations worldwide in Southeast Asia and across the U.S. is through frequent contact. Staying in close touch with all team members is one of AMMEX’s core strategies. The desire for consistent contact is why the company has a morning huddle in every department every morning. AMMEX was quick to realize that Internet-based video conferencing solutions would enable the brand to easily maintain relationships and do business overseas without as much need for travel. AMMEX partnered with Vidyo, the company that pioneered video​ conferences. Vidyo’s solutions allowed AMMEX to reduce travel and time expenses by 32 percent while still maintaining the close relationships that drive business.

Technology always evolves. The most successful companies understand how to take advantage of new advancements and use them to improve business. AMMEX is proud to remain innovative in a fast-changing business environment and will continue to look for the next best technology that makes internal processes more efficient and improves relationships with customers.

Contact us on our website or AMMEX Representative today.

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AMMEX In the News – Fortune Magazine


Words from our CEO, Fred Crosetto:
Entering a new market is probably the last thing anyone wants to hear, but I would argue it’s one of the best strategies if you are going in with a partner.  At AMMEX, the majority of our market entry strategies have had us in control both strategically and operationally.   However, some of our biggest partnership successes have come through relinquishing tactical decisions to our partners and letting them run with it. They know the local culture, customs, angles and they can simply operate more fluidly than a foreign company could hope to do.

This approach is not for the faint of heart and if one relishes micro managing things & people, avoid this at all costs.”

At AMMEX, our experience has been that if you elect to partner with a group overseas you need to let it go so they can show you what they can do!

AMMEX has expanded into an international company using these methods. AMMEX iSupport was created for the purpose of providing North American & Australian companies with a DEDICATED, FLEXIBLE & SCALABLE platform that they can customize to drive their global expansion.   Everyone wants access to a market entry strategy that is “low risk” & “high trust”.

 

Read full article from Fortune Magazine.

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