Growing into a new site

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Invercargill's Clean-Biz manager Frank Thomas outside his new premises at 117 Ettrick St.

IT is a success story for Southland family-owned and operated business Clean-Biz.

What started as a one-man operation 25 years ago now employs a staff of 11 and has relocated to new, larger premises to accommodate the growing business.

“Clean-Biz is evolving and we have a brand-new showroom for customers to come and see us,” manager/owner Frank Thomas said.

The cleaning and hygiene supply store relocated from its Clyde St site last week into new premises at 117 Ettrick St, across the road from Ezi Clean Car Wash. The site’s former tenants include the Poultry Farmers Co-op, So Fresh, Southern Pride Bakery and a scrap metal yard.

Mr Thomas said Clean-Biz had been operating from three different sites, and it was “doing my head in”.

“With this move we are going to be able to consolidate on one site.”

The new 3000sqm site had a transitional facility enabling Clean-Biz to import 20 to 30 shipping containers every year from overseas suppliers right to the door, he said.

Mr Thomas thanked his long-standing staff and loyal customers for their support over many years who had helped make this expansion possible.

Clean-Biz offers an extensive range of cleaning and hygiene products for private and commercial use, from brooms and brushes, disinfectants, vacuum cleaners and truck washes to toilet paper, hotel cleaning supplies and industrial chemicals.

The store also supplies large hotels to the top of the North Island – all from nvercargill.

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