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Harco Earns Maytag Inaugural Breaking Away Award

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From left: Craig Kirchner, global director of Maytag Commercial Laundry; Robert Stevens and Robert Jackson, co-owners of Harco Co. Ltd.; Steve Hietpas, national sales manager at Maytag Commercial Laundry; and Clay Jackson, Maytag Repairman. (Photo: Courtesy Maytag Commercial Laundry)

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — Mississauga, Ont.-based Harco Co. Ltd. recently earned the Maytag Commercial Laundry Breaking Away Award. The honor, presented during Maytag’s 53rd Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, Calif., recognizes Harco’s leadership and increased overall sales of Maytag Commercial Laundry products.

“This award recognizes a distributor who demonstrates an initiative to think and act differently, especially during tough economic times,” says Craig Kirchner, global director of Maytag Commercial Laundry. “Knowing that past results can always be improved upon, Harco ‘broke away’ from some of the more traditional marketing and sales tactics and undertook new initiatives.”

“When a number of companies were pulling back and cutting inventory levels, we made a conscious decision to do just the opposite,” says Robert Jackson, owner of Harco. “We grew our business in 2010, and the Maytag Commercial Laundry products were an integral part of our success.”

Founded in 1961, and with present ownership in place since 1981, Harco was appointed as a Maytag Commercial Laundry distributor in 1984.

In addition to this award, Harco has also won the Fred Maytag and Red Carpet Service Excellence Award three times.

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