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Intex Breaks Ground on 100,000 Square Foot Addition

GroundBreaking_Nov2019Intex DIY, Inc., a leading supplier of wiping products to the retail consumer market in North America, has announced the addition of 100,000 square feet to their Villa Rica facility. A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the company’s annual Business Planning and Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, November 14 th.
The addition is expected to be completed in late second quarter of 2020 and will house expanded warehouse storage as well as thirteen additional dock high doors for shipping and receiving. The general contractor for the new building is Rainwater Construction Company of Atlanta, Georgia. After the construction is completed, the Intex Villa Rica facility will total over 275,000 square feet and employ over 175 people.

 

About Intex DIY, Inc.
As a primary vendor partner to home improvement and hardware retailers, automotive chains, paint retailers, and national MRO supply companies, Intex currently supplies a large majority of paint rags, terry towels, and microfiber cleaning accessories sold in the United States. Intex’s product lines also include floor sweeper cloths and mop pads, shop towels, canvas drop cloths, disposable non-woven wipers, and a variety of paint sundry and cleaning accessories.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
INTEX DIY, INC
100 Leggett Drive, Villa Rica, GA 30180
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Intex Named Lowe’s Vendor Partner of the Year

Intex DIY, Inc., a leading supplier of wiping products to the retail consumer market in North America, has been named 2019 Lowe’s Divisional Vendor Partner of the Year for Paint.thumbnail_Lowes_VPOY_Intex

The award was announced at the Annual Lowe’s Vendor Summit in Charlotte, NC on October 28, 2019. In the notification letter to Intex, Bill Boltz, Executive Vice President of Merchandising for Lowe’s, commented, “Each year we recognize those vendors who support our mission, by putting our customers first to meet their needs and those who think of new ways to add value and deliver on their commitments and promises.”

Intex supplies Lowe’s a variety of paint sundries and cleaning accessories including terry towels, canvas drop cloths, paint rags and microfiber towels.

“We are pleased that our sales and marketing team’s product innovation and merchandising expertise, our operation and logistics team’s commitment to customer service and support has been recognized by this award,” stated Robert Dailey III, CEO of Intex.  “Our partnership with Lowe’s is indicative of our company’s passion for continuing to develop and introduce new products that provide better solutions for our retail partners and their customers.”

About Intex DIY, Inc.

Intex is headquartered in Villa Rica, Georgia with over 220,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution operations around Atlanta. As a primary vendor partner to home improvement and hardware retailers, automotive chains, paint retailers, and national MRO supply companies, Intex currently supplies a large majority of paint rags, terry towels, and microfiber cleaning accessories sold in the United States.  Intex’s product lines also include floor sweeper cloths and mop pads, shop towels, canvas drop cloths, disposable non-woven wipers, and a variety of paint sundry and cleaning accessories. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

INTEX DIY, INC

100 Leggett Drive, Villa Rica, GA 30180

www.intexsupply.com – info@intexsupply.com

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Intex Wiping Cloth Innovation Awarded US Patent

Villa Rica, Georgia.  Intex DIY, Inc., a leading supplier of wiping products to the retail consumer market in North America, has been awarded a United States Patent (#US 10,350,649 B1) for its innovative cloth replacement product known as PFC® (Precision-Fiber® Cloth). PFC® paint and cleaning rags, introduced to the market in 2016, is a unique blend of natural fibers hydro-entangled with durable polymers and processed through a textile finishing process that creates cloth-like rags with soft hand feel, exceptional strength, low lint, and super-absorbency. PFC® wipers can also be machine washed for re-use.

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The spunlace non-woven technology combined with the patented finishing process eliminates the inconsistencies associated with cloth rags made from new t-shirt seconds or reclaimed used clothing, and offer additional user benefits including solvent resistance, lower cost per piece, and consistent size and shape. PFC® wipers are also more pliable for precision wiping performance on smooth surfaces and in tight corners.

“We are pleased that our product development and marketing teams’ passion for innovation has been recognized by the award of this patent,” stated Robert Dailey III, CEO of Intex.  “Our company is committed to continuing to develop and introduce new products that provide better solutions for our retail partners and their customers.”

About Intex DIY, Inc.

Intex is headquartered in Villa Rica, Georgia with over 220,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution operations around Atlanta. As a primary vendor partner to home improvement and hardware retailers, automotive chains, paint retailers, and national MRO supply companies, Intex currently supplies a large majority of paint rags, terry towels, and microfiber cleaning accessories sold in the United States.  Intex’s product lines also include floor sweeper cloths and mop pads, shop towels, canvas drop cloths, disposable non-woven wipers, and a variety of paint sundry and cleaning accessories. 

http://www.pfcrags.com

 

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Using the Best Rags = Fastest Cleanup

Precision-Fiber ClothWhy is it important to have the right cleaning supplies for the job, what are some disadvantages to being ill-prepared?
It’s important to have the proper cleaning tools for any job and to be prepared for many reasons. Accidents and spills happen, and it’s imperative to clean up any mess as quickly as possible to protect affected surfaces from damage or staining. It can also be very costly to repair or replace a surface that has been damaged from spilled paints, stains, or chemical cleaners. If you’re professional, that could be the difference between making a profit on your work or dipping into your margins.
 
What types of products do you think a painter has to have with them to ensure a quick cleanup and reduce callbacks?
Painter’s should always have a good supply of thick, consistent and absorbent wiping cloths or rags on hand at all times. A good wiping cloth, like our Precision-Fiber® Cloth Rags, will help you to clean up messes quickly and easily. Rags can help quickly wipe up spatter, spills and drips with ease, and when addressed immediately you lessen the chances that you’ll need to use a paint thinner or similar cleaner to help get rid of the mistake. Other good tools and supplies to keep on the job site would be things like sponges, commercial cleaners or paint thinners, or even just a little water.
 
How do different types of textiles handle different cleanup situations a painter finds themselves in?www
There are many different grades of wiping cloths and rags. Each come with their pros and cons for each job.
 
Traditional recycled rags are a good all-purpose cleaning rag and can be used for many dirty applications. The problem is they are made from recycled clothing and you never really know what you’re going to get when you open the box. Seams, cuffs, stains… even bodily fluids. Usually they are the cheapest option, but not the most professional.
 
New rags offer more consistent quality, color and performance. Within new rags you’ll have washed and unwashed options and made-to-spec wiping cloths. For professional painter’s, we highly recommend prewashed grades for their absorbency and low-lint performance. Typically, painter’s will stick with the all-white t-shirt knits, and the premium performance of Desert Storm tan knits. Made-to-spec options have come into existence over the past 15 years or so and are manufactured to be a rag. These are typically designed to be ideal for either general cleaning purposes, or specifically for tasks like staining.
 
You’ll also see painters using terry towels and white shop towels (painter’s towels) for really dirty or really tough jobs due to their strength and versatility. Typically, these are used in surface prep or cleaning prior to the job, and sometimes after a job is complete for a general wipe down of their work area. Terry towels and painter’s shop towels are not typically good for use when cleaning up paint or stain while working as they will lint and are bulkier than a typical knit rag.
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A game-changing new entry into the paint and cleaning rags category is Intex’s proprietary Precision-Fiber® Cloth, or PFC® for short. PFC® is a versatile powerhouse wiping cloth that is suitable for all painting, staining and cleaning needs. It’s made in the USA from 100% brand new material. Every piece is identical to the next, and each performs superior to traditional textile wiping cloths and rags. Each piece is super strong and cut to exacting spec, and they are even reusable if rinsed or washed out.
 
 
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About Intex DIY, Inc.

Intex, DIY Inc is a leading supplier of textile and microfiber cleaning accessories in the United States located in Villa Rica, GA.  Intex’s product lines include wiping rags, terry towels, shop towels, microfiber accessories, canvas drop cloths, disposable non-woven wipers, and paint sundry products.  We are a primary supplier to home improvement and hardware retailers, national automotive chains, national paint retailers, and national MRO supply companies.

Career Opportunities

First and Second Shift Forklift Drivers / Order Pullers

You will be responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets company standards for safety, security, and productivity while operating a forklift.

Responsibilities

  • Unload materials and merchandise from incoming vehicles and stack them to assigned places
  • Locate and move stock of products to pallets or crates for storage or shipment
  • Efficiently pick customer orders for shipment, ensuring that the correct number and type of product is loaded and shipped
  • Assemble various types of merchandise for shipment
  • Identify damages and report shortages or quality deficiencies
  • Transport raw materials to production workstations
  • Inspect machinery to determine the need for repairs and guarantee safety by performing regular maintenance
  • Comply with company policies and legal guidelines
  • Help maintain a safe and orderly environment of the facilities
  • Help other warehouse staff and management as needed

Requirements

  •  Minimum of one year of experience as a forklift operator
  • Experience in pulling orders with scanners
  • Attention to detail and familiarity with industrial equipment
  • Valid certification to operate forklifts

 

 Second Shift Shipping Clerk

You will be responsible for monitoring the shipment of merchandise leaving Intex’s warehouse.

Responsibilities 

  • Receive and process daily material orders, including accepting deliveries, labeling them, and distributing packages and letters internally
  • Coordinate deliveries to customers and clients, including boxing goods, addressing packages, and staying in contact with shipping companies
  • Keep records of goods that have been shipped and received, preparing regular shipping and receiving reports for supervisors
  • Schedule large shipments and assist in coordinating logistics to ensure that there is enough storage space for incoming items and personnel on hand to manage incoming shipments
  • Perform customer service duties as necessary, maintaining good relationships with shipping companies and clients who are receiving goods
  • Help other warehouse staff and management as needed

          Requirements

  • Experience with computers, specifically using Microsoft Excel
  • 2 to 3 years of shipping experience

 

Benefits

*Starting at $11.00/hour

*After 90 days, health benefits, 401K and more

*First Shift- Monday thru Friday, 6:00a.m. to 2:30p.m.

*Second Shift- Monday thru Friday, 2:00p.m. to 10:30p.m.

 

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Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Maintaining hardwood floors can be a daunting task, but the results can make any room shine with spotless gleam.

You’ll need a dry mop or vacuum, wet mop, some cloths (we recommend non-abrasive Pureclean ™ Multipurpose Cloths, a sponge, or terry towels), hardwood cleaner (optional depending on your type of floor finish), and a bucket.

Most people, when doing general maintenance on their floors, will clean around large furniture pieces or area rugs. However, for the best results, first clear the surface area of any movable furniture or personal items.  If you have a dry mop or vacuum, it is preferable to use these items to lift any debris, dirt or pet hair from the surface of the wood.  The purpose of removing the debris is to eliminate any particles that may be able to scratch the surface of the wood.   We recommend dusting, vacuuming, or dry mopping your floor weekly, but you can do so more/less often depending on the traffic of the area.  To get a deeper clean and make your floor shine, you will need to also incorporate a wet mop application.

Intex DIY - Mopping a hardwood floorDepending on what type of floor finish you have will determine how to prepare your wet cleaning solution. If you have a surface-sealed floor, or if your floors have polyurethane on them, you can simply wet a mop with some water and common dish detergent. The good news is that these types of floors are stain and water resistant.  However, if the floor finish is seal-treated or oil-treated, this type of floor finish needs a liquid or paste wax.

PRO TIP: Avoid using water if you have lacquered or shellacked hardwood. These types of floor finishes are not as resistant to water as surface-sealed finishes. Water on lacquered or shellacked hardwoods can actually buckle and stain the wood if it sits on it too long.  Instead, use a wood cleaner (liquid or paste wax) designated specifically for these types of floors.

BONUS TIP: Here’s a trick if you don’t know which kind of floor you have; simply rub your finger across the floor.  If you leave a residue behind, the floor is not sealed (you must use a wood cleaner liquid or paste).  If you do not leave a residue behind, then the floor is sealed, and it is safe to use plain soap and water.

Once you pour your cleaning solution into a bucket, dip in your mop, saturate it fully, and wring out the excess solution.  The mop should not be dripping wet, but damp.

PRO TIP: If you spill any solution while wringing out your mop, clean it up immediately, as standing water or detergent solution on a floor could damage the wood.

When you start to mop, keep in mind that it is important to mop with the grain of the wood to get the best results.  As you mop, once the liquid gets dirty, empty the contents of the bucket, mix a new cleaning solution, and continue to mop. If you do not have a mop available, you can also soak either a Pureclean ™ Multipurpose Cloth, a sponge, or a terry towel into your cleaning solution, and clean the floor with them.

Pureclean Multipurpose ClothsAfter applying soap or a detergent mixture to your floors, you are going to want to make sure all of the product put onto the floor is lifted off. Any residue left on the floor will leave a foggy appeal.  This next step is where you turn that dull floor into a floor with gloss and shine.  To do so, use a soft absorbent cloth; we recommend Pureclean ™ Multipurpose Cloths or terry towels to buff the floor.  Pureclean ™ Multipurpose Cloths are our top recommended cloth for this final step due to their soft bulk feel of a terry towel with the cleaning power of a microfiber cloth. To pick up soap and detergent residue, you will need to dry and lift in a circular motion.  The circular motion is essential to restore the shine to the floor. Once you have buffed the floor, it is time to sit back, relax and enjoy the shine.

 

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Draining and Cleaning Your Hot Tub

Soaking in your hot tub after a long day is not only enjoyable, but it’s a great way to wind down.  But when not maintained properly, hot tubs can become dirty, slimy and full of bateria.  So, let’s talk about the proper way to drain and clean your hot tub so that you can relax in it worry free.

What you will need:

Cleaning towels, Intex, Terry Towels, Hot Tub
Cleaning grade terry towels are perfect for cleaning hot tubs
  1. Line flush
  2. Hose (or hoses)
  3. Terry towels (lots of them)
  4. Hot tub cleaner or a basic bathroom cleaner
  5. A small cup, bucket or pitcher
  6. Optional: New filters
  7. Optional: Sump pump

PRO TIP: It could take 4-6 hours to drain, clean and refill your tub, so start early in the day to give yourself plenty of time to complete your task.

It’s recommended that you clean your hot tub every 3-4 months or more depending on usage.  Due to their high temperature, hot tubs can be a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, and other grime that settles in the water.

Draining and cleaning your tub is important, but often users forget to flush out all the bacteria settling in the interior lines when it is drained. Because of that, it is highly recommended to perform a line flush before draining your tub. Line flush can be purchased at any pool store and is simple to use.  Before draining, add the line flush to the water, and let it circulate for a minimum of 20 minutes, up to a few hours depending on the directions.  That’s it!

The next step is crucial: TURN OFF THE POWER TO THE HOT TUB.  Forgetting to turn off the power could result in the tub motor turning on while no water is in your tub, which could ruin the system.  To make sure the power is off, you can even turn off the circuit breaker feeding electric to your spa.

Now it is time to drain the tub. Follow the instructions with your hot tub, which typically includes using the drainage valve or the optional use of a sump pump.

The drainage valve is tricky to open if you have never used one before.

Releasing Hot Tub Drain Valve
Releasing the Hot Tub Drain Valve

A. Locate the valve.

B. Remove the top cover. You may need to unscrew the valve cap.

C. Attach a garden hose to the valve and run the other end of the hose to a safe place for the water to drain.

D. Pull the garden hose at the valve connection spot until the valve extends outward. You may hear a pop when the valve opens.  You should also hear the water starting to run out of the hose.

The water will continue to drain. It will take 1-3 hours to drain on its own.  You can speed up that process by using a sump pump or by adding additional hoses.

Clean versus Dirty Filter Cartridge
Clean versus Dirty Filter Cartridge

While the water is draining, you can remove the hot tub’s filter and filter cartridge to clean it.  It is highly recommended to replace these filters when draining the hot tub, but if you don’t, you can just rinse them out thoroughly.  Use the sprayer jet of a hose to remove dirt and other residue.  You can simply water rinse them with a hose, or you can additionally use a filter cleaner, following the directions on the label.

PRO TIP: Wear some old clothes that you don’t mind getting wet or possibly stained from chemicals. You are going to have to get in the tub to dry it and clean it. 

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Wringing Out Water with Terry Towels

Once the hot tub is drained, there will be a little bit of water left inside of the wells. For this next step, you will need a small cup or pitcher and some terry towels. Simply absorb the extra water at the bottom of the tub wells with your terry towels, wringing them out into your cup or pitcher, and then removing that water. Repeat until all water from inside the tub is gone.

Grab your hot tub cleaner (or you can use a common bathroom cleaner) and some terry towels, and start to clean the inside of the tub.  We recommend starting at the top of your tub, moving to the floor.  Once you clean it, we recommend rinsing it with water and wiping it down again with a terry towel.

PRO TIP: It is important to not leave any spray in the tub.  Left over spray could cause water to foam after you refill it and affect the balance of your chemical levels.

Now that your hot tub is drained and clean, you can remove any draining hoses, push in the connector valve and replace the valve cover.  Reinstall the filters and start to refill your hot tub.  It is important to start to refill your tub by running the water through your filter and water lines first, then you can let the water start to fill the base of the hot tub.  The refilling process can take up to 3 hours depending on the size of your hot tub and the pressure of your water.  While you are waiting for it to fill, you can clean the cover and exterior of your tub.

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Use Terry Towels to Your Clean Hot Tub Cover

Once the hot tub is filled to its recommended fill line, turn off the water, and turn the electric back on to the hot tub.

You can now add chemicals to the recommended levels:

  1. Adjust pH to levels between 7.4 and 7.6
  2. Adjust Total Alkalinity to 80ppm
  3. Adjust Calcium Hardness to 100ppm

Once that is completed, you can run the tub and shock it.  Adjust the temperature, replace the cover and allow the tub to run a full 24 hours before checking the balance of the chemicals again. Once the water becomes balanced, you can relax again in your spa.

Happy Tubbing!

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