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Zep Commercial® Enters 3rd Year Sponsoring Cleaning For A Reason Foundation

By Business Wire News   


Zep Commercial®, a Zep Inc. brand (NYSE:ZEP), a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company that manufactures a wide variety of high-performance maintenance and cleaning chemicals, today announced it has extended its sponsorship of the Cleaning For A Reason Foundation, for a third year. Cleaning For A Reason Foundation is a grassroots, Dallas-based organization that provides free house cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment across North America.

“We are proud to extend our sponsorship for a third year as the professional cleaning sponsor for Cleaning For A Reason,” said John Callahan, Vice President of Retail Marketing at Zep Inc. “Some 810,000 women will learn they have cancer this year.(1) The diagnosis alone is scary enough, but facing everyday tasks, such as housecleaning, can often be a daunting task for people suffering from cancer. This is why we chose to sponsor an organization that helps make the lives of women battling cancer a little bit easier.”

Zep Commercial provides professional strength cleaning and maintenance solutions to small businesses and to homeowners who want to clean like a professional. Zep Commercial features the Cleaning For A Reason Foundation on its packaging multiple times each year in addition to providing cleaning products, training and monetary support to Cleaning For A Reason.

“The support of Zep Commercial will help us extend our reach and deliver even more free house cleaning services to women fighting all forms of cancer,” said Debbie Sardone, President and Founder of Cleaning For A Reason. “Without corporate sponsors like Zep Commercial, we could never have met the needs of so many women battling cancer. We thank them for their support and look forward to being good partners for many years to come.”

To learn more about the Zep Commercial sponsorship of Cleaning For A Reason and what it means to recipients of the program, please watch this video.

About Zep Inc.

Zep Inc., with fiscal year 2014 net sales of approximately $700 million, is a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company selling a wide variety of high-performance chemicals that help professionals and prosumers clean, maintain and protect their assets. We are focused on the attractive industry dynamics of the transportation market and the industrial maintenance and repair operation (“MRO”) market, which together now comprise approximately 63% of our revenue with the balance derived from sales into the facilities maintenance vertical. We market these products and services under well recognized and established brand names, such as Zep®, Zep Commercial®, Zep Professional®, Zep Automotive®, Enforcer®, Misty®, TimeMist®, TimeWick™, Country Vet®, Original Bike Spirits®, Blue Coral®, Black Magic®, Rain-X®, Niagara National™, FC Forward Chemicals®, Rexodan®, Mykal™, and a number of private label brands. Founded in 1937, some of Zep Inc.’s brands have been in existence since 1896. Zep Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit our website at

About Cleaning For A Reason

Cleaning For A Reason “brings meaning to cleaning” by collaborating with local cleaning companies in the United States and Canada to offer free housecleaning to women diagnosed with any type of cancer. The organization utilizes a network of over 1,200 professional cleaning companies, which have donated over $4.8 million worth of services. Partner cleaning companies have collectively provided the gift of free house cleaning to more than 17,000 women with cancer since 2006. To learn more about Cleaning For A Reason or to apply for the services, visit

1 National Cancer Institute, Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Fact Sheet: All Sites, (May 31, 2013).

Media Contacts:
Zep Inc.
John Callahan, 770-767-2162
Vice President of Retail Marketing
Cleaning For A Reason
Jeff Crilley, 214-226-3327
Investor Contact:
Zep Inc.
Don De Laria, 404-350-6266
VP, Investor Relations & Communications


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