HOSPECO celebrates 100-year milestone


August 29, 2019

HOSPECO reached its 100th anniversary this year. Founded in 1919, the company provides a broad variety of product categories focused on providing personal care products, keeping facilities clean, and assuring workers and patrons remain safe.



When the company began, it offered personal care products in public restrooms and quickly emerged as a leader in vended menstrual care products. HOSPECO soon expanded its product offering in public restrooms with the addition of toilet seat covers and air-care products.

Today, the company has established core markets in janitorial/office supply, healthcare, hospitality and foodservice, providing personal care, cleaning and protective products.

“For 100 years, HOSPECO has been growing strategically, innovating and creating true end-user value in each of our core product categories. But our success has been a result of our distribution partners who have supported us all these years,” says Bill Hemann, HOSPECO’s VP of sales and marketing. “We personally and professionally value all of our distributors and, really, our world revolves around them. We thank each for our 100 years and we celebrate that loyalty. In addition, we couldn’t have continued to grow, maintain relevance, and innovate for over 100 years without the talent and dedication of our HOSPECO team, whose passion and dedication to our mission and our customers will continue for the next 100 years. We recognize and thank all the generations of HOSPECO employees.”

More than 1,200 independent distributors servicing the away-from-home customer in North America sell HOSPECO products. With headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, and facilities in Knoxville, Tenn.; Sparks, Nev.; and Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 450 employees.

HOSPECO is a charter member of the International Sanitary Supply Association, with which the company shares a common mission: to contribute thoughtfully to maintaining healthy, safe and clean away-from-home environments.


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