HDi Advantage April 2020
Disinfecting for Viruses
HDi Coronavirus Disinfectants
Are You Disinfecting Correctly?

It takes time to kill all of those germs. Be sure to read your disinfectant for proper kill times.

  • Mix concentrated disinfectant per instructions. This could be used in a spray bottle or a bucket using a microfiber cloth.
  • Apply the mixed solution to the hard surface areas you intend to disinfect. Be sure to wet the entire area.
  • Leave the area wet for the instructed kill time. This must be done for 100% kill.
  • Go back and wipe the areas with a microfiber cloth to remove any leftover chemical/residue.
  • Click here to see these disinfectants in our online catalog


    HDi Coronavirus Disinfectant kit

    We also have Disinfecting Kits put together with everything you need to keep your facility safe and clean!

    Each kit comes contains:

    • 5 Gallon Bucket 
    • Gallon of Disinfectant
    • 5 Microfiber Cloths
    • Box of Gloves
    • Safety Glasses
    • Spray Bottle and Sprayer
    • Measuring Cup for Diluting
    • Instructions for Proper Diluting and Disinfecting
    • SDS 


    Please call 815-547-3737 for availability of the kits.


    HDi Coronavirus Disinfecting
    Don't want the stress of disinfecting properly? Let us take care of it!

    We can disinfect your facility per CDC guidelines at intervals of your choice- daily, twice daily or we can even have staff at your location all day.
    If you've had a sick employee on the premises and need a thorough cleaning/disinfecting of selected rooms, we can also help.
    Don’t leave the safety and well being of your staff to chance. Be sure your disinfecting is done quickly and correctly.

    Call our office today for more information! 815-547-3737


    Jenny: I can tell if someone is lying just by looking at him.
    Penny: Really?
    Jenny: Yep. I can tell if he is standing too.

    Clean Hands = Healthy Humans!
    HDi personal protection

    Proper Handwashing Techniques To Print & Post

    Don't see what you need? Give us a call! 815-547-3737

    A lawyer is driving a car down the street and instead of stopping at the stop sign, the lawyer slows down. A policeman sees this and pulls the car over and asks the man why he didn’t stop at the stop sign.
    “It’s the same thing,” the lawyer stated, “I don’t believe there is a difference between stop and slow down.”
    “Allow me to prove it to you,” the policeman said. He asks the lawyer to step out of his car and suddenly starts hitting him with his baton.
    After a lot of pain that the lawyer endured, the policeman asked him, “Now do you want me to stop, or slow down?”



    Loaded Strawberry Fields Salad
    HDi Strawberry Fields Salad

  • 4 Strips bacon
  • 1 Cup whole pecan halves
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 chicken breasts (14-16oz,) pounded to an even thickness
  • garlic salt and pepper
  • 9 - 10oz mixed greens
  • 1lb strawberries, trimmed then sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4oz bleu cheese (could use feta or chevre,) crumbled
  • 1. Line a baking sheet with foil then place a cooling rack on top and spray with nonstick spray. Lay bacon strips on top then place baking sheet in a cold oven and set oven to preheat to 400 degrees. Cook until bacon is crisped, which could take anywhere from 5-10 minutes after the oven is done preheating. Crumble when cool then set aside.
    2. Turn oven down to 350 degrees. Melt butter and honey in a bowl then add pecans and toss to coat. Spread out on a silpat or parchment paper-lined baking sheet then bake for 5-6 minutes, or until golden brown and fragrant (watch carefully so they don’t burn.) Sprinkle lightly with salt then set aside and let cool completely.
    3. Mist chicken breasts with extra virgin olive oil or nonstick spray then season on both sides with garlic salt and pepper. Grill or saute over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes a side then let rest for 5 minutes before choppng into hunks.
    4. Divide greens between four plates then top each with a quarter of the bacon, honey-roasted pecans, chicken, strawberries, red onion, and bleu cheese. Drizzle on your favorite dressing (I recommend a raspberry or balsamic vinaigrette, or strawberry balsamic vinegar if you have it!) then serve.

    Thank you 'Iowa Girl Eats'! Click Here to see more great recipes from her site!

    Answer to April's Newsletter riddle: An echo


    We Have Hand Sanitizer!

    Well, at the time I posted this newsletter, we did. This is Alcohol Antiseptic 78% we acquired from a distillery that is now making hand sanitizer. We have it in quart bottles and gallons. Ask your Sales Rep or give us a call to check stock today! 815-547-3737 or sales@2hdi.com

    HDi Antiseptic hand sanitizer
    Did You Get Your 2020 Mousepad?

    We still have some left- be sure to ask your Sales Rep or give us a call for one today! 815-547-3737 or sales@2hdi.com

    HDi 2020 Mousepad
    Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. -Oscar Wilde

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind.
    What am I?
    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of April's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    April 1 April Fool's Day
    April 10 Good Friday
    April 12 Easter

    What does a nosey chili pepper do?
    Gets jalapeño business!


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    Give us a call to set up a username and password.
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    Contact Us

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    Did You Know

    April Fool's Day can be traced back to the ancient roman times. Some think that it is tied to the Vernal Equinox, or first day of spring, because Mother Nature 'fools' us with ever-changing, unpredictable weather.

    HDi April Fool's Day

     


     



    HDi Advantage March 2020
    GS Neutral Disinfectant, Hard Surface Disinfecting Wipes & PSQ II
    HDi Coronavirus Disinfectants

    Your 'Dream-Team' against the Coronavirus and Flu!

    GS Neutral Disinfectant:A neutral pH, quaternary disinfectant cleaner formulated to kill a broad spectrum of microorganisms and disinfect hard surfaces. 10 Minute kill claim

    Hard Surface Disinfecting Wipes: Convenient, and ready to use, these wipes can be utilized in any environment where bacteria and disease spread. 5 Minute kill claim

    PSQ II: This product is a one-step pine scented cleaner designed for disinfecting on hard, non-porous surfaces and will effectively inhibit the odor and growth of mold and mildew. 10 Minute kill claim

    Click here to see in our online catalog


    My husband upset me today so I told him I couldn't wait to see what he planned for our special day tomorrow.
    There is nothing special about tomorrow, but there is something special about watching all the color drain from his face as panic sets in.

    In my teens: This radio station is playing my jam!
    In my 20's: This bar is playing my jam!
    In my 40's: This grocery store is playing my jam!

    Personal Protection
    HDi personal protection

    Did you know we carry personal protection products?
    *Bouffant Caps, Beard Covers and Hairnets            *Various Gloves
    *Sleeve Protectors and shoe covers                *Aprons                  *Safety Glasses

    Check out all personal protection in our online catalog

    Don't see what you need? Give us a call! 815-547-3737


    Irish Apple Cake with Custard Sauce
    HDi Irish Apple Cake with Custard Sauce

    For The Cake:

  • 3 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Cloves, ground
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg, ground
  • 6 oz Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 4 Large Granny Smith or Golden Delicious Apples
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Sugar (to sprinkle on top of cake)
  • For The Custard:

  • 6 large Egg Yolks
  • 6 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • For The Cake:
    1. Grease and flour an 8" or 9" round springform pan. Using an 8" pan will give you a taller cake.
    2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
    3. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, cloves and nutmeg into a large mixing bowl. Make sure the bowl is very large to allow room for the apples to be folded in.
    4. Cut the butter into the flour using your fingers or a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
    5. Add the ¾ C. sugar to the flour mixture and mix in.
    6. Peel the apples and slice them into uniform pieces. This cake works best and gets that 'chunky apple look' if the slices are about ¼" wide and then cut into 3 pieces.
    7. Toss the apples into the flour mixture and combine them thoroughly.
    8. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and milk together. Add to the apples and flour and mix in with a large spatula until just combined. Batter will be thick and dough-like.
    9. Transfer the dough into the prepared cake pan and flatten the top surface using the back of your spatula.
    10. Sprinkle the sugar over the top of the cake.
    11. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Test the center for doneness. The top of the cake should be golden brown. Serve slices with custard sauce.

    For The Custard:  (*note that this sauce is not a thick, pudding like sauce. It should have a pour-able, just thickened consistency when done):
    1. Place the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and whisk until pale yellow, 2-3 minutes. Place the milk in a medium saucepan and bring just to a boil. Slowly whisk the hot milk into the egg/sugar mixture. Transfer the mixture back to the saucepan and stir over medium heat until custard thickens, about 4 minutes. Custard should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Mix in the vanilla. Transfer to bowl or serving saucer.
    2. Serve warm or cold over apple cake.

    Thank you The Kitchen Mc Cabe!   Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

    Answer to March's Newsletter riddle: Their friend Tuesday


    Did You Get Your 2020 Mousepad?

    We still have some left- be sure to ask your Sales Rep or give us a call for one today! 815-547-3737 or sales@2hdi.com

    HDi 2020 Mousepad
    In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. -Mark Twain

    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 March's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    March 8 Daylight Savings Time Begins
    March 17 St Patrick's Day
    March 19 It's SPRING!

    snow and ice melt
    Two women started talking about their home lives while shopping. One said, "It seems like all we do is fight. I've been so upset that I've lost 10 pounds!"
    "Why don't you just leave him?" her friend replied.
    "OH NO! Not yet," the first woman exclaimed. "I need to lose at least another 15 pounds first."
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    Did You Know

    The first day of spring is a Vernal Equinox. It has equal hours of light and darkness (12).
    In spring, the Earth's axis is tilted toward the sun, increasing the number of daylight hours and bringing warmer weather- hooray!

    HDi Spring

     


     



    HDi Advantage February 2020
    NEW PRODUCT ALERT!
    HDi Flow Low Foam Neutral Cleaner
    Flow- Low Foam Neutral Cleaner

    Flow is a neutral pH cleaner designed for daily use on floors and other hard surfaces. It is perfect to use in automatic floor scrubbers because of it’s low-foaming properties.

    Flow is an essential part of any routine maintenance program. This concentrated formula is safe for any hard surface not harmed by water- even polished concrete.

    Click here to see the brochure


    A husband looking through the paper came upon a study that said women use more words than men. It read, "Men use about 15,000 words per day, but women use 30,000."
    Excited to prove to his wife that he had been right about accusing her of talking too much, he showed her the study results.
    The wife thought for a moment, then finally said to her husband, "It's because we have to repeat everything we say."
    The husband replied, "What?"


    FAQ
    HDi Flu Days
    Sickness is spreading in our office- how can I stop it?

    We feel your pain. Something you can easily use are Spartan's Hard Surface Disinfecting Wipes. Before leaving for the day (or after a sick person goes home early), try wiping down 'high touch' areas such as:
    *Doorknobs
    *Telephone Receivers
    *Keyboard and Mouse
    *Light Switches

    Wipes need only 5 minutes to disinfect and deodorize.

    See These Wipes and Other Disinfectants Effective Against Coronaviruses

    You haven't experienced true heartbreak until you've been thinking about leftovers all day and come home to find that someone had already ate them.

    Facial Tissue
    HDi Facial Tissue

    Good ol' facial tissue! Did you know it was first invented in 1924 to remove cold cream? It quickly caught on as a 'disposable handkerchief' and is now in high demand from flu season all the way through allergy season.

    You can get cases of Kleenex brand or other facial tissues delivered from us. You can finally give a box to that one co-worker. You know- the one that uses his sleeve/glove/coat to wipe his nose.

    See facial tissue in our online catalog

    Sign seen on a public transportation vehicle:
    When you exit the vehicle, please be sure to lower your head and watch your step. If you fail to do so, please lower your voice and watch your language.



    One Pot Stuffed Pepper Casserole
    HDi One Pot Stuffed Pepper Casserole
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup shredded Wisconsin cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef, onion and garlic. Cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat.
    2. Stir in bell peppers until tender, about 3-4 minutes
    3. Stir in tomatoes, green chiles, rice, beef broth, chili powder and cumin; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until rice is cooked through, about 20-25 minutes. Stir in cilantro.
    4. Remove from heat and top with cheeses. Cover until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes.
    5. Serve immediately.

    Thank you Damn Delicious! Click Here to see more great recipes from her site!

    Answer to February's Newsletter riddle: February- There are fewer nights to sleep



    We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. -Vince Lombardi

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    During which month do people sleep the least?
    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of February's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    Feb 2 Groundhog Day
    Feb 2 Super Bowl
    Feb 14 Valentine's Day
    Feb 17 Presidents Day
    Feb 25 Mardi Gras

    snow and ice melt
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    Did You Know

    The first heart shaped box of chocolates was created for Valentine's Day in 1861. Today, more than 36 million heart shaped boxes are sold each year.
    That's over 50 million pounds of chocolate!

    HDi Valentines

     





    HDi Advantage January 2020
    Express Yourself With A Logo Mat
    HDi Logo Mats

    These durable mats will help keep your facility clean while showcasing your business logo and/or motto!

    Choose from indoor carpeted wiper mats or indoor/outdoor bi-level scraper mats.

    Check Out The Logo Mat Brochure

    A pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel on his pants, a peg leg and a parrot on his shoulder. The bartender says, “Hey, you’ve got a steering wheel on your pants.”
    The pirate replies,"Arrr, I know. It's driving me nuts!"


    FoamyiQ Handwashes & Sanitizers
    HDi FoamyiQ Handwash
    Simply 'click' the foamyiQ dispensing cartridge in place and it's ready-to-go!

    With Spartan Chemical's foamyiQ, dispensing is done directly from the cartridge.
    Never install or repair another dispenser. Brilliantly simple.


    See More Info with Video HERE

    Our family was attending a wedding. I sat next to my mom, who had my younger sister on her lap. The groom was standing at the front as the bridesmaids started walking up the aisle one by one.
    Growing restless, my sister looked up at my mom and said, "Can't he just hurry up and pick one already?"

    Scensibles Hygenic Disposal System
    HDi Scensibles Disposal System

    Maintain clean restroom standards with the Scensibles® disposal system!

    *Reduce or eliminate offensive odors
    *Minimize exposure to blood-borne pathogens and germs
    *Save on costly plumbing repair costs by offering an alternative to flushing products

    Read More about Scensibles

    An old guy is driving home from work when his wife rings him on his cell phone.
    “Honey,” she says in a worried voice, “please be careful. There was a bit on the news just now, some lunatic is driving the wrong way down the highway.”
    “Oh it's worse than that,” he replies, “there are hundreds of them!”


    Start Ordering Online
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    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!

    Instant Pot Potato Soup
    HDi Potato Soup
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 6 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. milk, divided
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Shredded cheddar, for serving
  • Chopped cooked bacon, for serving
  • Freshly chopped chives, for serving
  • 1. Set Instant Pot to Sauté function and melt butter. Add onion and cook until soft, 5 minutes, then add garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more.
    2.Add potatoes and broth and place lid on Instant Pot. Set to Pressure Cook on High and set time for 8 minutes. Once finished, turn valve to quick release.
    3. In a small bowl whisk together 2 tablespoons milk and cornstarch to make a slurry.
    4. Remove lid from Instant Pot and set to Sauté function again. Pour in slurry, remaining 1 cup milk, and heavy cream and let boil about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    5. Garnish with cheddar, bacon, and chives before serving.

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

    Answer to January's Newsletter riddle: A candle.


    HDi Happy New Year 2020
    We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. -Martin Luther King Jr.
    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    I'm tall when I'm young, and I'm short when I'm old. What am I?
    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of January's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    Jan 1 New Year's Day
    Jan 20 Martin Luther King Jr

    snow and ice melt
    FAQ
    How can I be more consistent with restroom cleaning?

    HDi Restroom Maintenance

    If you are anything like me, if there isn't a 'to-do' list- nothing gets done.
    Restroom maintenance is too important to leave to chance! Lucky for you, we have a log for that.
    See the Restroom Maintenance Log in:
    EnglishSpanish

    Need extra help with other projects?
    Check out our videos and training charts!

    See Videos See Charts & Logs See Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Here

    Contact Us

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

    Did You Know

    January was named for Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, transitions and endings. Janus is usually depicted with faces looking backward and forward, fitting for the new year.

    HDi January is named for Janus