HDi Advantage April 2018
Buy a Floor Brush, Get a FREE Handle!
HDi Floor brushes

When you purchase the brush heads below, your threaded wood handle is FREE!

  • 362018-03 Horsehair with propylene 18" brush head
  • 45054-03 Black tampico 24" brush head
  • YT601 Threaded wood handle 60" x 15/16"
  • Sale runs April 1 - May 31st, 2018.

    See These Brushes and Handle in our Online Catalog
    Two ladies were waiting at the veterinarian's office with their dogs.
    "What's your dog's name?" asked the first woman.
    "Well, we used to call her 'Pork Chop'", the second woman exclaimed. "But after all of the vet bills we've had to pay for her, we changed it to 'Filet Mignon'."


    Paula's Demo of Travabon® Classic Specialist Skin Defense Cream

    Specialist pre-work cream to protect against heavy oil-based substances and workplace dirt. Makes it easier to clean the skin after contact with heavy-duty contamination.
    Click the picture to see the video demonstration!

    Click Here to see more info on Travabon
    Riddle Me This
    Riddles

    When you need me, you throw me away. When you are done with me, you bring me back. What am I?

    The answer is at the end of April's newsletter!

    Two kids were talking to each other. One says, "I'm really worried. My dad works 12 hours a day to give my family a nice house and plenty of food to eat. My mom spends all day cooking and cleaning for me. I'm worried sick!"
    " Sounds like you have it made! What do you have to be worried about?" The other kid asks.
    "What if they try to escape?!"

    Spring Cleaning With The Scent of Pine
    HDi PSQ II Pine Cleaner

    Kick your Spring Cleaning into high gear with PSQ II. This one-step cleaner is designed for disinfecting hard, non-porous surfaces such as tables, showers, garbage receptacles, glazed tile and painted surfaces. It will also effectively stop odor and growth of mold and mildew. You only use 2-4 ounces per gallon of water, making it very economical.
    Love the pine scent but don’t need a disinfectant? Try Pine Cleaner. It’s a multi-purpose cleaner that uses pine oil for deodorization and odor control. Both are available in gallons (4/case) and 5 gallon pails.

    More Info on Pine Cleaners See Pine Cleaners in our Online Catalog

    My boss arrived at work in his new Lamborghini. I said, "WOW! That's an amazing car!"
    He replied, "If you work hard and strive for excellence, I'll get another one next year."

    Easter Candy Bark
    HDi Recipe Brown Sugar Smokies

    Up to your neck in Easter Candy? This should do the trick!

  • 26 ounces White Chocolate
  • 8 Peeps, chopped
  • 1 cup assorted pastel-colored Easter candies (such as M&Ms and Reese's Pieces)
  • 1. Line a baking sheet with foil, shiny-side up; smooth out the creases.
    2. Cut the Peeps with a knife or kitchen shears into eighths. Crush the candies by placing them in a resealable bag and gently rolling a mug or rolling pin over the bag. It's fine if some of the candies are left whole.
    3. Create a double boiler by putting a glass or metal bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn't touch the water. Add the chocolate and stir until melted and smooth. Do not overheat the chocolate or it will seize.
    4. Remove the bowl from the pan and wipe the condensation from the bottom. Pour the white chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet; use the rubber spatula to spread it into a 10-to-12-inch circle, about 1/4 inch thick.
    5. Press the chopped Peeps and crushed candies into the chocolate, arranging them so each bite has a mix of flavors, colors and textures. Refrigerate the chocolate for 1 hour to completely set before breaking it into large pieces. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks.

    Thank you Cooking Channel! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to April's Newsletter riddle: An anchor

    Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
    -Stephen Hawking

    Dates To Remember

    April 1 April Fool's Day

    April 1 Easter Sunday

    The answer to life's questions may not be at the beach, but shouldn't we at least check?

    How can we help?

    We are here to reduce your workload, so if you have a question...ASK IT!

    Order Online

    HDi Online Catalog

    It's EASY! You can choose from everything you currently order from HDi, plus thousands more great items! Give us a call to set up a username and password. You can also email your request to sales@2hdi.com.

    CLICK HERE to see our online catalog!
    Respect your parents!
    They made it through most of their life without Google!
    HDi Did You Know Fact
    Anti-Fatigue Mats
    HDi Hog Heaven Anti-Fatigue Matting

    Workers that must stand for prolonged periods of time are at a greater risk of lower back pain and injury. Muscle and joint stiffness, even swelling ankles and feet can be a problem.
    Hog Heaven Anti-Fatigue matting is available in styes that fit many different areas- from front desk/registration to assembly lines to shop floors- even welding safe!

    More Info on Hog Heaven Anti-Fatigue Mats


     

     


    HDi Advantage March 2018
    Buy Xpressnap Napkins, Get FREE Dispensers!
    HDi Xpressnap Dispensers

    Control Consumption & Capture Attention!

    One Napkin, Every Time™ dispensing system ensures patrons touch and take only the napkins they use. Improve hygiene and reduce napkin usage by 25%! That also means fewer refills and lower labor costs.

    AD-a-Glance® is a unique display-advertising feature that gives you the creative space to sell your specials and beef up your brand image.

    From now until April 30, when you buy your first case of Xpressnap napkins, you can receive 1 free stand dispenser or 2 free tabletop dispensers.

    More Info on Xpressnap See Xpressnap Napkins & Dispensers in our Online Catalog
    My wife was upset when I gave her a deck of playing cards for her birthday. I’m not sure why- she told me she didn’t care what I got her, as long as it had diamonds on it.

    NEW Countertop Multifold Towel Dispenser
    HDi Countertop Multifold towel dispenser

    Nothing drives our sales team mad like the sight of folded towels left out on the bathroom counter.
    Yuk! It can be wasteful and unsanitary.

    The compact, stylish design in of The Tork Xpress Countertop Multifold Hand Towel Dispenser will add an upscale touch to any washroom impressing your users. It's One-at-a-Time dispensing will reduce waste.

    Xpress Countertop Multifold Towel Dispensers come in black, white and stainless steel.

    See Countertop Dispensers in our Online Catalog

    Riddle Me This
    Riddles

    Why do ducks have feathers on their backsides?

    The answer is at the end of March's newsletter!

    Noticing one of her students was making faces at the other children in the playground, Ms. Johnson stopped to talk to the child.
    Smiling sweetly, the Sunday school teacher said, “Jimmy, when I was a child, I was told that if I made ugly faces that it would freeze and stay that way.”
    Jimmy looks at her and replies, “Well Ms. Johnson, you can’t say you weren’t warned.”

    SBS® 40 Medicated Skin Cream
    HDi SBS 40 skin Cream

    SBS® 40 Medicated Skin Cream is lightly perfumed, highly effective mild after-work conditioning cream. It provides effective skin care for dry, sore or chapped skin. SBS® 40 quickly absorbs into the skin to encourage appropriate usage without affecting dexterity with hand held tools.

    - Non-greasy
    - Compatible for use under gloves
    - Silicone-free
    - USDA BioPreferred designated

    SBS® 40 Medicated Skin Cream comes in 100ml tubes and 1 liter bottles for a dispenser.

    More Info on SBS® 40 See SBS® 40 in our Online Catalog

    I went to the bank the other day and asked the banker to check my balance, so she pushed me.
       
    Brown Sugar Smokies
    HDi Recipe Brown Sugar Smokies

    Be ready for March Madness with this simple yet yummy appetizer!

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 16oz pkg little smokie sausages
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    2. Cut bacon into thirds and wrap each strip around a little sausage. Place the wrapped sausages on wooden skewers, several to a skewer. Arrange the skewers on a baking sheet and sprinkle them liberally with brown sugar.
    3. Bake until bacon is crisp and the brown sugar melted.

    Thank you Allrecipes! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to March's Newsletter riddle: To cover their butt quacks!

     

    In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.
    -Mark Twain

    Dates To Remember

    March 11 Daylight Saving Time Begins

    March 17 St Patrick's Day

    March 20 Spring Begins

    March 30 Good Friday

    What do you do if you're attacked by a gang of carnies?
    Go for the juggler.

    How can we help?

    We are here to reduce your workload, so if you have a question...ASK IT!

    Order Online

    HDi Online Catalog

    It's EASY! You can choose from everything you currently order from HDi, plus thousands more great items! Give us a call to set up a username and password. You can also email your request to sales@2hdi.com.

    CLICK HERE to see our online catalog!
    When people ask me what my favorite Apple product is, they look at me strangely when I say “Apple pie”. HDi Did You Know Fact
    Flu Prevention
    HDi Flu Prevention

    We aren't out of the woods quite yet! Take steps to clean and disinfect properly to keep everyone safe and healthy throughout the flu season:

    Regular hand washing Germs thrive on your hands- You can have up to 50,000 bacteria per square inch of your hands! Let’s fix that. Post reminders in restrooms, cafeterias and kitchens about the importance of proper hand washing. You can download this one to use. When water is not available- use hand sanitizer!
    Disinfect high-touch surfaces and objects regularly The office telephones, door handles, keyboards, light switches. Viruses and bacteria can remain on hard surfaces for up to 18 hours.

     


    HDi Advantage February 2018
    Buy Smartstock Cutlery, Get A Free Dispenser!
    HDi Smartstock Dispensers

    Slow the spread of germs AND get a free dispenser!
    WIN-WIN!

    Employees and guests only touch what they use! The cutlery is held in an enclosed dispenser, cutting down on waste and contamination.

    When you buy a case of Smartstock Cutlery get a matching dispenser FREE!

    Call your Sales Rep or the HDi office today! 815-547-3737

    Dixie Smartstock Dispensers: SSFD120 (fork), SSKD120 (knife) and SSSD120 (spoon)

    Dixie Smartstock medium-weight black cutlery: SSF51 (fork), SSK51 (knife) and SSS51 (spoon)

    More Info on Smartstock See Smartstock Cutlery & Dispensers in our Online Catalog
    Did you hear the one about the man who opened a dry-cleaning business next door to the convent?
    He knocked on the door and asked the Mother Superior if she had any dirty habits.


    NEW Clean On The Go Multi-Surface Wipes
    HDi Clean By Peroxy wipes

    Clean by Peroxy® Multi Surface Wipes feature the cleaning power and great fragrance of Clean by Peroxy in a convenient, pre-moistened wipe.

    Clean by Peroxy Multi Surface Wipes quickly remove everyday soils on any surface, including fabrics and even carpet! Easily clean desks, walls, spills, stains, etc. and enjoy the streak-free shine!

    Need disinfecting power in a wipe? Try Hard Surface Disinfecting Wipes in fresh, lemon and NABC scent!

    Spartan Hard Surface Wipes

    More Info on Spartan Wipes See Spartan Wipes in our Online Catalog

    Riddle Me This
    Riddles

    What fastens two people yet touches only one?

    The answer is at the end of February's newsletter!

    I stopped at a fast food chain and was fascinated by a sign offering ‘Fat Free French Fries.’ I decided to give them a try but was disappointed when the employee scooped the fries out of the basket in the fryer, dripping with grease.
    “Wait a minute,” I said as he handed me the bag of fries. “Those fries aren’t fat free!”
    “Yes, they are.” The employee replied. “We only charge for the potatoes…the fat is free.”

    Chemical Label Reading 101

    The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) standard labels have been used on chemicals for about 2 years now. Every hazardous chemical label must contain 6 important items from their Safety Data Sheet (SDS). We are using our Break Up Floor Stripper as an example:
    HDi Label Reading

    1. Product Identifier: How the chemical is identified. We use the name.
    2. The Signal Word:strong> This warns the user of the severity of the hazard. There are only 2- "Warning" is bad, "Danger" is severe.
    3. Hazard Statements: This describes the nature of the hazard(s). These are specific to the hazard classification, so they will be the same no matter the chemical or who makes it.
    4. Pictogram(s): Symbols to show specific info about the hazard.
    5. Precautionary Statement(s): These are recommended measures that should be taken to minimize exposure to the chemical.
    6. Name, address and telephone of the supplier. See More Info on GHS Labels, Including the Various Pictograms

    A dog gave birth to puppies near the road. She was cited for littering.
       
    Skinny Cherry Poke Cake
    HDi Recipe Skinny Cherry Poke Cake
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 10 oz (of a 12 oz can) of diet lemon-lime soda - I used Sprite Zero
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 (3-oz) sugar-free cherry Jell-o
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 (1-oz) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding
  • 1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
  • Lite Cool Whip, to taste (I used about half a container)
  • 1. Preheat oven according to box directions. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
    2. Beat cake mix, diet soda and egg whites in a large bowl for 2 minutes. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
    3. Decrease cooking time by 5 minutes from what the box says. A toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake will come out clean when it is finished.
    4. Pull cake out from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Using a large fork, ice pick or toothpick poke large holes into cake about every ½ inch of the cake. (Don't worry about how it looks , we'll be covering it up with frosting!) 5. Mix together Jell-o and boiling water and stir for 2 minutes or until dissolved. Add in cold water. Pour over poked cake. Refrigerate until cooled completely. 6. Combine pudding and 1-1/2 cups cold milk. Beat together until thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Fold in desired amount of Cool Whip (I used about half a container). When it's the consistency and taste desired, spread over cooled cake. Slice up, serve and enjoy! Make sure to keep cake chilled in refrigerator!

    Thank you Yummy Healthy Easy! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to January's Newsletter riddle: A wedding ring

    Thank you... fantasy football draft, for letting me know that even in my fantasies, I am bad at sports.
    - Jimmy Fallon

    Dates To Remember

    Feb 2 Groundhog Day

    Feb 4 Super Bowl LII

    Feb 14 Valentine's Day

    Feb 19 Presidents' Day

    Deep thought of the day: When you clean out a vacuum cleaner, you become a vacuum cleaner.

    January Contests
    Oldest Mousepad

    The oldest mousepad submitted was from 2002!

    The close-up picture in January was the Trapper Dust Mop.
    dust mop closeup

    How can we help?

    We are here to reduce your workload, so if you have a question...ASK IT!

    Order Online

    HDi Online Catalog

    It's EASY! You can choose from everything you currently order from HDi, plus thousands more great items! Give us a call to set up a username and password. You can also email your request to sales@2hdi.com.

    CLICK HERE to see our online catalog!
    Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end. HDi Did You Know Fact
    Ice & Snow Melt
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    Winter is still here! Don't get caught without it! Contact your Sales Rep or call 815-547-3737 to order.



    HDi Advantage January 2018
    Buy Hand Sanitizer, Get A Free Dispenser!
    HDi Sanitizer

    Prevent the spread of sickness-causing germs AND get free dispensers! WIN-WIN!

    When you buy a case of Deb InstantFOAM (Alcohol or Non-Alcohol) get up to 6 dispensers FREE!

    Call your Sales Rep or the HDi office today! 815-547-3737

    Deb InstantFOAM #IFS1L & InstantFOAM Non-Alcohol Pure #55857 with manual dispenser #IFS1LDS

    Deb InstantFOAM #IFS1TF & InstantFOAM Non-Alcohol Pure #AFS120TF with hands-free dispenser #AUTOINFCON

    More Info on Deb Hand Sanitizers
    The little boy wasn't getting good grades at school. One day he surprised his teacher. He tapped her on the shoulder and said, "I don't want to scare you, but my daddy said if I don't get better grades, somebody is going to get a spanking."

    Name This Item, Have Lunch on Us!
    HDi Close up contest

    Do you know what this item is?

    Email your answer to amy@2hdi.com for your chance to win a $10 Subway gift card! 2 Winners will be drawn on January 26th! The answer will be in February's newsletter.

    December's item was a red floor pad. Thanks to everyone that submitted an answer!

    Riddle Me This
    Riddles

    It's so fragile even just saying its name can break it. What is it?

    The answer is at the end of January's newsletter!

    Bill was on vacation in Las Vegas, playing the slot machines. It was his 1st time in a casino so he asked a casino worker for help operating the machines.
    The worker showed him how to insert a bill, hit the spin button and operate the release handle.
    "And where does the money come out?" Bill asked.
    The worker replied, "Usually the ATM."

    HDi's Disinfectant & Sanitizer Wonderland!
    HDi Disinfectant Wonderland

    Keep those illness-causing germs far away from your facility with the right sanitizers and disinfectants. Call your Sales Rep or our office for help picking just the right one!
    See Our Stock Disinfectants & Sanitizers In Our Online Catalog

    What's the difference between roast beef and pea soup?
    Well, anyone can roast beef.
       
    Healthier Slow Cooker Beef Stew
    HDi Recipe Healthier Slow Cooker Beef Stew

    Comfort food that won't bust any New Year's resolution diets! Makes 4 servings

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium red potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 turnips, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 parsnip, cut into bite-sized into pieces
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1. Place the onions, carrots, celery, red potatoes, turnips, parsnip, tomato paste, beef broth, dried thyme, dried parsley, oregano, and dried bay leaves into a large slow cooker.
    2. Add the stew meat in a large bowl and season liberally with salt and pepper. Toss the meat until it is fully coated. Set the meat aside.
    3. Over medium heat, heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds or until fragrant is released.
    4. Add the meat and let the beef cook without stirring for a few minutes to allow the meat to brown on one side. Stir and repeat until all sides of the beef pieces are browned.
    5. Add the cooked beef to the slow cooker and stir to combine with the vegetables.
    6. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for five hours. After five hours, taste the stew and adjust the salt if needed. Garnish with fresh parsley.

    Thank you Primavera Kitchen! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to January's Newsletter riddle: Silence

    HDi Happy New Year When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
    - Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Horizon Calendar Mousepad Contest!
    Mousepad

    The 2018 mousepads are here! We have been giving these calendar mousepads out for awhile now and we've noticed some of our customers have been hanging on to them over the years.
    Now we want to know- who can say they have the oldest one? Take a picture of it and email to amy@2hdi.com. We will reveal the winner in February's newsletter!

    Dates To Remember

    Jan 1 Happy New Year!

    Jan 16 Martin Luther King Jr Day

    What did the janitor say when he jumped out of the closet?
    SUPPLIES!

    How can we help?

    We are here to reduce your workload, so if you have a question...ASK IT!

    Order Online

    HDi Online Catalog

    It's EASY! You can choose from everything you currently order from HDi, plus thousands more great items! Give us a call to set up a username and password. You can also email your request to sales@2hdi.com.

    CLICK HERE to see our online catalog!
    Bacon and eggs walk into a bar and order a beer, the bartender says sorry, we don’t serve breakfast. HDi Did You Know Fact
    Ice & Snow Melt
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    Winter is here! Time to stock up on Ice Melter! Contact your Sales Rep or call 815-547-3737 to order.