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Grady Martin

Southeastern Equipment


Southeastern Equipment receives Achievement Award from Nilfisk-Advance

Sales Growth in 2007 results in Award –

Southeastern Equipment and Supply, Inc. awarded 2007 Advance Commercial Achievement Award

West Columbia, SC, June 1, 2008 – Nilfisk-Advance, one of the world's leading suppliers of professional floor cleaning equipment, announced today the awarding to Southeastern Equipment and Supply, Inc. its 2007 Advance Commercial Achievement Award. The award recognizes Southeastern Equipment’s accomplishments with the Advance brand of machines and is testament to its marketing and sales efforts throughout 2007.

“Our sales growth throughout 2007 was phenomenal and we recognize that our vendors play a significant role in our success,” said Southeastern Equipment President Lee Martin. “Advance has always offered solid equipment and we look forward to continue representing their line. We are honored to receive the award and will work hard to repeat next year.”

About Southeastern Equipment

What it does:

Sells, leases, and re-sells new and reconditioned floor scrubbers, street sweepers, auto scrubbers, and upright vacuum cleaners, shipping to businesses, warehouses and distribution centers in 25 countries. Though its service work is in North and South Carolina, it also has an Internet sales presence.

Why it's growing:

Offers 50 to 60 percent savings over new equipment; easy online market enhanced by placement in search engines; becoming dominant in reconditioned equipment.

What's noteworthy:

The company is a third-generation family operation.

About is the online presence of Southeastern Equipment and is one of the leading online resources for industrial cleaning equipment and supplies. Products range from vacuum cleaners to street sweepers. The company also offers a wide range of supplies and parts. With over 500,000 items in its online catalog the correct repair parts and equipment are just a mouse click away.

About Nilfisk Advance

Nilfisk-Advance is a global company with North American operations headquartered in Plymouth, MN. It manufactures and distributes professional floor cleaning equipment under the brand names Advance, American Lincoln, Clarke, Kent, Euroclean, American Sanders, CFM, U.S. Products, and Nilfisk.

About Nilfisk-Advance Group

Nilfisk-Advance Group is headquartered in Denmark. With the acquisition of the Danish company, ALTO, in spring 2004, Nilfisk-Advance became one of the world’s largest suppliers of professional floor cleaning equipment. Nilfisk-Advance Group has production facilities in the U.S., Europe, and China. With its extensive network of more than 36 wholly owned sales companies and agents, Nilfisk-Advance is represented in more than 100 countries around the world.