Marshalltown Community School District was saved by the bell upon a phone call from JBI Distributors during the pandemic disarray of the start of the 2020 school year. As a provider of safe and high quality disinfectants, hand sanitizers, and PPE supplies, JBI had the inventory and the customer service to deliver products immediately, and were able to assist faculty members with biosecurity best practices to protect their students and staff.
“JBI has been VERY helpful and responsive with anything we have needed.”Todd Goulding, Director of Maintenance for the Marshalltown Community School District
Marshalltown Community School District is located near the center of Iowa; nestled between the state capitol of Des Moines and the Waterloo metro. The district is made up of 11 schools, 5,000+ students, and over 350 faculty members.
2020 – The Pandemic School Year
The months before the start of the school year had never been more chaotic and shadowed with the unknown. School districts across the country were racing to put plans and protocols into place for how to operate during every scenario of the pandemic. Buildings and grounds directors, nurses, business managers, principals, and even superintendents were challenged to educate themselves and their board of directors on all things biosecurity. Districts needed additional supplies, and they needed them as soon as possible; disinfectants, hand sanitizers, PPE, and more. Sourcing these products had once been an easy task, come to find it became a logistical nightmare to do so in a short time frame in a cloudy marketplace. Traditional suppliers were on back-order for months; new manufacturers started selling dangerous products until government agencies stepped in; and the time it takes to learn the nuances of log kills, contact times, dilution rates, application safety, and effectiveness about the various disinfectants on the market… it all became quite overwhelming until receiving a phone call from JBI Distributors.
JBI – Biosecurity Experts for School Districts
JBI has become a strong partner with school districts and government agencies across the state of Iowa, and the surrounding states, when it comes to disinfectants, hand sanitizers, PPE and more. JBI understands all things biosecurity; from protecting the food-supply-chain from beginning to end, to protecting public safety officials from toxic substances encountered in the field, to now school districts to ensure that the products used to protect our children are safe and user friendly. That’s why JBI’s disinfectant of choice for school districts is a product called PURE Hard Surface.
PURE – A Safe, Easy, & Fast Disinfectant Solution
Marshalltown Community School District was shocked that they hadn’t heard of PURE before, and that they weren’t using it earlier. Four main factors stood out most to Todd Goulding, the district’s Director of Maintenance:
PURE meets the EPA’s requirements for their Category IV, the agency’s lowest toxicity rating, which requires no precautionary or first-aid statements on the product’s label. This gives teachers and staff members the peace-of-mind knowing they’re using a safe disinfectant solution around their students.
PURE rapidly eliminates bacteria, viruses, and fungi; including multiple drug resistant organisms (CRE, MRSA, VRE), Human Coronavirus, Norovirus, Hepatitis B and C, Listeria, E. coli and Salmonella with kill times as fast as 30 seconds. This makes PURE a great solution for school districts to use on the fly when students are in-between classrooms and learning stations.
On-top of the incredible kill times and the overall safety of PURE Hard Surface, when used as directed, PURE continues to kill common bacteria for up to 24-hours after application.
Switching to PURE allowed Marshalltown Community School District to cut their disinfectant costs in half, all while getting an overall better product and protection for their district.
Quick & Responsive Customer Service
JBI has been able to cut through the chaos for the Marshalltown Community School District during the 2020 school year. When the district’s traditional suppliers were on backorder, Marshalltown gave JBI an opportunity to provide their district with their company’s expertise and solutions. By showing very responsive customer service and high quality safe solutions for the district’s students and staff, this is how JBI became a strong partner for the Marshalltown Community School District.
“We are VERY impressed with your company. You are the ONLY company that has come through for us when you said you would.”Jennifer Gray, Secretary of Buildings and Grounds for the Marshalltown Community School District, in regards to her experience with JBI Distributors
If your district is looking for a supplier of safe disinfectants, sanitizers, PPE, and other high quality janitorial supplies, consider a partnership with JBI – the Solutions Provider.