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July 10, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Group Purchasing Renews Alco-Chem, Inc. Agreement for Paper and Janitorial Supply Distribution

Alco-ChemCLEVELAND - CHAMPS Group Purchasing recently renewed its agreement with Alco-Chem, Inc. for paper and janitorial supply distribution. This three-year agreement is available to CHAMPS’ members in Ohio, western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. Eligible members include: 
  • Hospitals 
  • Nursing Homes
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • HMO/Clinics
  • Surgery Centers
  • Home Health Facilities
  • Non-Health Facilities
  • Imaging Centers
  • Clinical Laboratories
  • Assisted Living Facilities  
“For nearly a decade, Alco-Chem has been part of CHAMPS’ portfolio of contracts,” said Jan Elder, director of contracting services, CHAMPS Group Purchasing. “We are extremely pleased with our ongoing business partnership that is reflective of our commitment to regional suppliers. As a result, CHAMPS’ members in the designated geographic area will continue to enjoy GPO pricing on Alco-Chem’s high-quality line of chemicals for laundry, warewashing and floor care through 2018.” 

Alco-Chem is one of CHAMPS many Ohio-based custom GPO contracts. 

“Alco-Chem is pleased to renew this contract through April 30, 2018,” said Grace Evans, operations manager, Alco-Chem. “We have been affiliated with CHAMPS Group Purchasing since 2006 and look forward to continued growth and opportunity one cleaning step at a time.” 

Effective May 1, 2015, Alco-Chem has implemented a price increase. The percentage varies based on the product.

About CHAMPS Group Purchasing 
CHAMPS Group Purchasing leverages the purchasing power of 7,000+ member locations across the United States allowing them access to significant savings in product categories, including medical supplies, foodservice, wireless, office supplies and facility maintenance. As an owner of Premier, one of the largest buying groups in the country, CHAMPS sponsors its members allowing them access to more than $40 billion in purchasing volume, 2,000+ agreements, GPO contract management and unparalleled customer service. It’s simple to start realizing significant savings - with zero fees and no cost to join - the sign-up process is seamless. CHAMPS is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014 and to ERC’s Northcoast99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012 and 2014. For more, visit 

About Alco-Chem, Inc.   
Alco-Chem Inc. is an Akron-based, locally owned and operated janitorial supply company. Alco-Chem manufactures the Mandala line of janitorial, warewash and laundry chemicals; along with offering nationally branded products. We are your one stop shop for matting, restroom supplies, general cleaning supplies, specialty cleaning chemicals, ice melt, dish machines, dish machine chemicals and sanitizers, commercial laundry products, carpet care products, gym finishes, paper, liners, floor machine equipment and much more. Alco-Chem has an in house machine repair and 24/7 dietary service department to install dish machines and dispensing equipment. No matter what kind of facility you have the outward appearance is the general public’s first impression. To enhance that first impression, the use of our broad range of products will cover all your needs for housekeeping, laundry, warewash and industrial cleaning. Our family owned business will provide you with the finest products available, backed by our uncompromising service. Ultimately, you will receive the best value for your cleaning dollar. For more information, call Alco-Chem at 1.800.589.2526 or visit