HDi Advantage March 2019
Renting Mats VS Buying Mats
HDi Renting Mats vs Buying Mats

Rental mats may seem like the way to go, but in the long run- it could cost you!

The ‘one size fits all’ mentality. Most rental programs offer only 1 type of mat in a few different sizes. This often requires more mats to be used which can cause safety issues and incur more rental charges. When purchasing mats, you can choose the correct mat for the application (scrapers, anti-fatigue, anti-slip, etc). You also get to choose the exact size and color to enhance your building’s décor.

Keeping mats clean and looking their best. Caring for your mat is easier than you think. Most mats only need regular vacuuming and maybe the occasional spot cleaning.

Stop dirt and moisture in their tracks. Up to 70% of dust and dirt in an office building is tracked in on people's shoes. In 5 days, just 1 square yard of carpet can accumulate 1 POUND of dirt- even more in bad weather! The nylon fibers of a rental mat can crush and allow dirt and water to be tracked into your building. High Performance matting has a permanent bi-level face to help eliminate crushing. They also have a water dam border to contain the moisture.

Ending never-ending charges. Mats rented long term are very expensive. A good, High Performance mat will last you 5-10 years with little attention. At an average of $.20 per square foot per week, a single 3x5 mat will cost you $780 over a 5-year period. Purchasing a 3x5 High Performance mat costs you around $100…and could very well last longer than 5 years!

When you purchase your matting, you can color coordinate to compliment your building- you can even have your logo on it! HDi will have the correct sizes and styles to best suit your traffic patterns. You’ll have improved safety and better performance… and no recurring rental costs! Call HDi for High Performance mats today!

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I tripped and fell on my face while walking to my car in a parking lot. As I was lying there, a woman stopped her car and called out, "Are you OK?"
"Yes, I'm fine," I said, touched by her concern.
"OK Good," she replied. "So will you be vacating your parking space now?"


Sherry's Favorite Product- Solopol GFX
HDi Solopol GFX

Solopol GFX is the only heavy-duty foam hand cleanser with grit! It is Petroleum solvent-free and uses natural cornmeal and olive pit scrubbing agents to provide deep cleaning with a fresh citrus scent.

Sherry loves the grit and foam combination. It has great cleaning power and the refill bottles last a loooong time!

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A van carrying a group of stuntmen to a film location in the mountains spun out of control on the icy road, crashed through a guard-rail, rolled down a 90 foot embankment and burst into flames.
There were no injuries.

How To Clean a Toilet

 

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I tried the Japanese method of decluttering where you hold every object and if it does not bring you joy, you throw it away.
So far I've thrown out the scale, my treadmill, the electric bill and a mirror.

Fluffy Key Lime Pie
HDi Recipe Fluffy Key Lime Pie

Serves 8

  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 pkg (0.3) sugar-free lime gelatin
  • 2 cartons (6 ounces each) Key Lime yogurt
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 reduced fat graham cracker crust (6 ounces)
  • 1. In a large bowl, add boiling water to gelatin; stir 2 minutes to completely dissolve. Whisk in yogurt. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into crust.
    2. Refrigerate, covered, until set, about 2 hours.

    Thank you Taste of Home! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!



    If Love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?
    -Lily Tomlin

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    I start with a 'V' and every woman has one. She can even use me to get what she wants.
    What am I?

    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of March's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    March 5 Mardi Gras
    March 10 Daylight Savings Time Begins
    March 17 St Patrick's Day

    I feel Mr. Rogers did not adequately prepare me for the people in my neighborhood.

    We Carry Batteries
    HDi Batteries

    Call your Sales Rep or call 815-547-3737 for availability!

    Did You Know?
    HDi Mardi Gras Float

    It is the law in New Orleans that everyone on a Mardi Gras float must wear a mask or painted face.
    Wearing a mask was originally started to help people talk to everyone, regardless of color or social status.

    Contact Us

    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!

    You know you've joined a cheap HMO when the tongue depressors at your Dr's office have the faint taste of Fudgesicle.



    Answer to March's Newsletter riddle: A Voice.

     


     




    HDi Advantage February 2019
    NEW PRODUCT! Airlift Xcelente Odor Eliminator
    HDi Urigard Urinal Mats

    The fresh lavender fragrance you love from Xcelente cleaner- now in an odor-eliminating aerosol spray!

    With odor encapsulating technology, Airlift Xcelente Odor Eliminator doesn't just cover up odors, it traps and removes these odors from the air.
    It neutralizes even the strongest odors, making it the perfect solution to address smoke, cannabis, urine and other complex malodors.

    See Airlift Xcelente in our Online Catalog

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    A wife passes away a few years after her husband had passed. When she got to heaven, she saw her husband and ran up to him with tears in her eyes.
    "Oh Darling! I have missed you!"
    The husband extends his arm, stopping her embrace and says, "Whoa! That contract was until death."


    Paula's Favorite Product- Smartstock & Xpressnap Dispensers!
    HDi Smartstock and Xpressnap Dispensers

    Smartstock fork, knife and spoon dispensers and Xpressnap napkin dispensers stop waste and promote cleanliness!

    Paula likes them because they offer the NCO impression- Neat, Clean & Organized! She also likes the fact that everyone's fingers haven't been touching the utensils and the napkins are dispensed 1 at a time. Both reduce waste!

    See Smartstock Dispensers in our Catalog See Xpressnap Dispensers in our Catalog

    I hired a handyman to do some odd jobs around my house. I gave him a list of 10 things to do. He only completed 1,3,5,7 and 9.

    How To Strip Floor Finish
    HDi Stripping Floors

    1. Start by dust mopping the floors, making overlapping passes.
    2. Tape off doorways and edges. Place wet floor signs at all entryways. Put on personal protective equipment, such as gloves, boots and safety glasses.
    3. Mix stripper solution properly with cool water.
    4. Spray the baseboards with baseboard stripper. Scrub with a white pad, rinse.
    5. Scrape finish from the corners/edges with a black pad when needed.
    6. Apply the stripper solution liberally to the floor. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
    7. Scrub the floor using a black or hi-pro pad. Flip or change the pads as needed.
    8. Use a wet vacuum to pick up stripper solution.
    9. Damp mop rinse with clean water. Change the water frequently. A neutral floor cleaner can also be used. Horizon's Double Duty works great!
    10. Clean and store equipment properly.

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    An art gallery owner called the artist with news about his paintings.
    "I have good news and bad news about your paintings," the owner said. "The good news is that a gentleman inquired about your work and wondered if they would appreciate in value after your death. When I told him they would, he bought all 10 paintings."
    "That's great!" the artist replied. "What is the bad news?"
    "The gentleman was your doctor."

    Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
    HDi Recipe Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

    Serves 16 (or just keep them for yourself)
    For the brownies:

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp red food coloring

  • For the topping:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray or by lining it with parchment paper.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, melted butter, oil, egg, and food coloring. The batter with be very thick. Reserve about 1/3 cup of the brownie batter/dough and press the remaining batter into the bottom of the prepared pan. Add 3 tablespoons of water to the reserved batter to thin it; set it aside.
    3. To make the cheesecake topping, combine the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla using a hand mixer or in a stand mixer. Beat until well combined. Pour on top of the brownie batter and spread evenly. Drop the reserved, thinned, brownie batter over the cheesecake layer and swirl the two layers together using a butter knife.
    4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the brownies are set. Cool completely before slicing.

    Thank you Southern Bite! Click Here to see more great recipes from his site!



    Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.
    -Don Shula

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    I have hundreds of legs but I can only lean, you make me feel dirty so you can feel clean.
    What am I?

    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of Febuary's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    Feb 2nd Groundhog Day
    Feb 3rd Super Bowl!
    Feb 14th Valentines Day
    Feb 18th President's Day

    I love Chinese food as much as the next guy, but you'll never convince me a chicken fried that rice!

    Don't Forget The Ice Melter!
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    Call your Sales Rep or call 815-547-3737 for ice melter pricing and delivery!

    Did You Know?
    HDi Valentine Candy

    The first heart shaped box of chocolates was created in 1868.
    More than 36 million heart shaped boxes of chocolates are sold each year. That's 58 million pounds of chocolate!

    Contact Us

    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.

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    I recently purchased a self-help tape called "How to Handle Disappointment". When I got it home and opened it, it was empty.



    Answer to Febuary's Newsletter riddle: A broom

     


     





    HDi Advantage January 2019
    Prevent Cross Contamination with Urigard Urinal Mats
    HDi Urigard Urinal Mats

    UriGard is a unique, one of a kind disposable floor mat designed to address the problems and reduce the costs associated with urine splash and drips in restrooms.

  • Protects flooring and grout
  • Helps reduce urine track off from the bottom of shoes
  • Improves safety by reducing wet floors
  • Features the popular NABC fresh scent fragrance


    See Urigards in our Online Catalog Read More on Urigards

  • A rich aunt was disappointed and said to her nephew, "I'm sorry you don't like your gift. I asked if you preferred a big check or a small check."
    "I know, Auntie," Her nephew replied smugly. "But I didn't know you were talking about neckties!"


    Mark's Favorite Product- Foamy Q & A
    HDi Foamy Q&A

    Foamy Q & A is a ready-to-use, acid-based disinfectant with special foaming action that makes quick work of cleaning showers, restrooms, locker rooms and other areas.

    Mark likes it because it practically does the work for you. Just spray the foam on & let it set for a bit. Minor scrubbing involved. Then spray it off with water.

    See Foamy Q&A in our Catalog See More Info on Foamy Q&A

    On the first day of school, the English professor announced to the class, "There are two words I do not allow in my class. One is gross and the other is cool."
    After a long pause, a voice from the back of the room called out, "So- what are the words?"

    How To Clean Spots on Carpet
    HDi Carpet Spotting

    1. Start by placing wet floor signs and putting on personal protective equipment, such as gloves and safety glasses.
    2. Remove any excess liquid and/or solids.


    3. Apply water, then the proper chemical to the spot.

    4. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.



    5. Using the blunt edge of a scraping tool, gently agitate moving towards the center of the spot.


    6. Ether blot with a clean white towel or extract with a hand extractor. Do not rub the spot! (Repeat steps 3-6 if necessary)


    7. It is always a good idea to rinse the area with clean water when complete. This will help stop re-staining from chemical residue.



    8. Use a hand extractor to pull remaining liquid from the carpet. You can also use a clean, dry white towel to blot as much liquid up from the carpet as possible.

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    An Army private was filling out a questionnaire for a correspondence course and was stymied by the question: 'How long has your current employer been in business?'
    He thought for a moment, then wrote: 'Since 1776'

    Creamy Crockpot White Chicken Chili
    HDi Recipe Slow cooker white chicken chili

    Serves 6

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 24 oz. chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 2 15oz cans great Northern beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 4oz cans diced green chiles (I do one hot, one mild)
  • 1 15oz can whole kernel corn drained
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • small handful fresh cilantro chopped
  • 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • Various toppings: Sliced jalapenos, sliced avocados, sour cream, tortilla strips, shredded monterey jack cheese

    1. Add chicken breasts to bottom of slow cooker, top with salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
    2. Top with diced onion, minced garlic, great Northern beans, green chiles, corn, chicken broth and cilantro. Stir.
    3. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
    4. Remove chicken to large mixing bowl, shred, then return to slow cooker.
    5. Add cream cheese and half and half, stir, then cover and cook on HIGH for 15 minutes, or until chili is creamy and slightly thickened.
    6. Stir well and serve with desired toppings.

    Thank you Chunky Chef! Click Here to see more great recipes from her site!



    Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
    -Benjamin Franklin

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    Tuesday, Sam and Peter went to a restaurant to eat lunch. After eating lunch, they paid the bill. But Sam and Peter did not pay the bill, so who did?

    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of January's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    Jan 1 Happy New Year!
    Jan 21 Martin Luther King Jr Day

    You never realize what you have until it's gone.
    Toilet paper is a great example.

    Don't Forget The Ice Melter!
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    Call your Sales Rep or call 815-547-3737 for ice melter pricing and delivery!

    Did You Know?
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    New Hampshire started using granular sodium chloride on an experimental basis to de-ice roads in 1938. By the winter of 1941- 1942, a total of 5,000 tons of salt was spread on highways nationwide. Today, it’s up to almost 20 million tons!

    Contact Us

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    Order Online

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    As you get older, you don't care as much where your spouse goes, just as long as you don't have to go with.



    Answer to January's Newsletter riddle: Their friend Tuesday paid.