Made in Michigan: Pacific Floorcare

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Pacific Floorcare's bright blue powered floor cleaning machines can be found in hospitals, schools, churches, and stores. The 68-year-old company was once called California home, but since 1985 it's been growing in Muskegon.

25 employees design and build cleaning equipment for commercial environments. Pacific Floorcare is 10 years into an effort to source its parts supply chain in Michigan. "50 percent of the components are sourced right here in West Michigan," said Kyle Strait, VP of sales and marketing.

President Dave Nelson says the decision to use local products is making Pacific Floorcare a better company. "Not just so we can better supply our customers quickly, but building relationships with our next door neighbors." It will also allow the company to market its products in ways many competitor can not.

New technology allow a new scrubber to perform two different tasks. "It has the ability to do cleaning on a daily basis as well as do finish removal." An industry-first water flow design uses bromine tablets to clean dirty water and keep the tank and machine smelling fresh even when the contents aren't.

By focusing on new products and technology the company intends on being around for another 68 years. Pacific Floorcare's cleaning line starts at $200 and tops out just over $10,000 for the top-of-the-line automatic orbital cleaner. This year the company plans to move to a larger facility in Norton Shores so it can continue to grow.


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