In 2019, HOSPECO is celebrating its first century of business. Founded in 1919, at the start of U.S. prohibition and in the aftermath of World War I, the past 100 years speak to the company’s diligence, reliability, and integrity. It has become a leader in a broad variety of product categories tied together by a common thread—providing personal care products, keeping facilities clean, and assuring workers and patrons remain safe.
The company began as a pioneer in personal care products in public restrooms and quickly emerged as the 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.
Here in a new century, HOSPECO has firmly established its expertise in core markets of janitorial/office supply, healthcare, hospitality, and foodservice, providing personal care, cleaning, and protective products. The company organizes its comprehensive product offering into a signature bundle of distinct categories, from which customers are assured quality, breadth of line, innovation, and category expertise.
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., HOSPECO is proudest of its more than 450 dedicated employees who contribute daily to the company’s success and keep HOSPECO growing and innovating.
HOSPECO is a charter member of the ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association), and together we share a common mission: to contribute thoughtfully to maintaining healthy, safe, and clean away-from-home environments.
“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 vice president 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.”