Welcome to Greenwood Mop & Broom

The ownership and management of Greenwood Mop & Broom is pleased to announce that recently, Mr. Benjamin Nelson, son of the owner, Ms. Jean Nelson, has accepted a position with the company. Benjamin will be initially tasked with the responsibility of reviewing and updating the company’s software, with particular emphasis on improving the sales analysis component. In the future, he will also conduct a similar review of the company’s web site and its electronic interface with reps and customers.

Join us in welcoming Benjamin to our team!

Greenwood Introduces New HACCP-Compliant Line of Products

The management of Greenwood Mop & Broom, Inc. is excited to announce the introduction of their new line of HACCP-compliant brushes and handles. This line of color-coded products is designed to address the evolving initiatives in the foodservice industry to prevent cross-contamination in the workplace as well as to insure a sanitary environment for preparing and processing. This extensive selection of brushes, brooms, and handles will provide foodservice accounts with the most appropriate and effective cleaning tools available in the industry.

We encourage you to review these new items on our web site and contact us or our representatives for any further information.

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Green Cleaning as an Option

There has been tremendous discussion around the topic of “green cleaning” in recent times. Green cleaning is a concerted effort to employ as much sustainable and recyclable raw material content in the manufacturing process as possible. In fact, the use of previously recycled materials, especially yarns and resins, to make cleaning products is the initial stage in guaranteeing that a product is more environmentally friendly. At Greenwood Mop & Broom, we use that premise as a guideline when sourcing raw materials. Our mop yarns are comprised of materials ranging from a low of 25% – to as much as 80% recycled content. With our resin-based materials, e.g., brush and broom fibers and blocks, we require our injection molders to use the highest available percentage of regrind materials to make these items, without compromising the structural integrity or performance of said item. We also use Bamwood, an environmentally friendlier alternative to hardwoods, in the manufacture of many of our handle items. While we cannot make a claim that we are 100% Green, we can validate that through our concerted efforts, we have increased our percentages of recycled materials in product content on major portions of our product line.

Greenwood Mop & Broom, Inc. also incorporates an in-house approach to sustainability by recycling as much of our manufacturing by-products as possible. We crush and bale all corrugation which is then reused by cardboard manufacturers in their own production, thus providing them with renewable content. In turn, we can verify that a minimum of 30% of the corrugation in our boxes is made of recycled fibers. We have also gone to “tab closure” cartons in many of our packaging applications. These type containers dramatically reduce the need for adhesive tapes or staples during the finished goods process. Whenever possible, we use recycled wooden pallets instead of new ones to further minimize our footprint in the forests of the world.

In terms of our own product lines, we have increased our selection of Microfiber products to further enhance our “green strategy”. It is widely known that Microfiber cleaning reduces the volume usage of water as well as cleaning chemicals while providing greater absorption and greater cleanliness. The very composition of Microfiber products also increases their environmental value due to the fact that they can be re-laundered and used multiple times.

I have listed a few of our green initiatives above, but, I have to point out that this is not a one-time strategy. In order for our company, or any other, to contribute to a greener environment, our efforts must be intensified and repeated in wider aspects of our respective enterprises. We are up to the challenge and hope that you are as well.

A Thank-You Message Upon our 90th Year in Business

90th Anniversary

Greenwood Mop & Broom, Inc. celebrates 90 years in business.
A Thank-You Message Upon our 90th Year in Business

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In recognition of our 90 continuous years in business in the Greenwood community, we would like to thank all of our former and current employees, suppliers, representatives and customers for their contributions that allowed us to achieve this noteworthy accomplishment. To not only survive, but to thrive for 90 years in challenging economic conditions is indeed rare and we owe many for contributing to this remarkable feat.

Greenwood Mop & Broom, Inc. was founded in 1924 by Mr. Floyd Bonds. He was later joined in business by his son, Henry Bonds. Shortly after that, Freida Bonds became Henry’s wife and business partner and they, together ran the business until Henry’s death in 2010. The longevity of the company is a testimony to their commitment to excellence.

Greenwood Mop & Broom, Inc.
Established in 1924

“Our Mission is to provide all customers with quality products at competitive prices, delivered in a timely manner.”