In this edition of Market Focus, we cover a carwash that becomes the official wash for the Cincinnati Bengals and other news.

Mike’s Carwash begins NFL team sponsorship

CINCINNATI — Mike’s Carwash, now the official carwash of the Cincinnati Bengals, announced it is kicking off its sponsorship by offering discounted carwashes for Bengals fans, according to a press release.

After the Bengals defensive line records two-plus sacks on the opposing quarterback in a game, the release continued, fans can get Mike’s Ultimate Wash for just $14 all day the following day — a savings of $6 per wash.

“We are excited to be the official carwash of the Cincinnati Bengals and even more pleased to be able to pair our promotion with the Marvin Lewis Community Fund. Giving back is part of the foundation of Mike’s Carwash, and we feel blessed to be a part of the great work that they are doing,” said Mike Dahm, president of Mike’s Carwash.

Mike’s will donate $1 for each Ultimate Wash purchased after two-plus sack game days to the Marvin Lewis Community Fund programs that empower youth education, the release added.

“We have no other sponsorship like this,” said Barbara Dundee, executive director of the Marvin Lewis Community Fund. “We’re really excited about it and think it’s going to be awesome. We are so passionate about kids and education and know that Mike’s is too, so pairing up should have a huge impact on the amount of money we are able to raise to fund our programs.”

The promotion begins at this Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, noted the release.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am that we are partnering with both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Marvin Lewis Community Fund. We look forward to having a great time with the promotion this season as well as contributing to a fantastic cause. WhoDey!” said Greg Ries, executive vice president of Mike’s Carwash.

For more information, visit mikescarwash.com.

SONNY’S launches new website with ground guarantee

TAMARAC, Fla. — SONNY’S The CarWash Factory has launched a new website, www.SonnysDirect.com, and included a money-saving feature for all online orders that will lower delivery costs for operators across the country, stated a press release.

“Two years ago, we were able to leverage our shipping volume to guarantee three-day ground shipping anywhere in the continental United States,” said company CFO David Shield. “Now, with the launch of our new website, we were able to negotiate an even better deal for our customers. We’re calling it our Ground Guarantee, which basically means that no matter how heavy your shipment is, or where it’s going, you’ll get it in three days or less, and the freight charge will be fixed not to exceed a set amount.”

The new Ground Guarantee rates and restrictions, the release continued, are published on the website, calculate automatically in the shopping cart, and are only available for online orders.

Existing Sonny’s online account holders can simply reset their password if they haven’t already done so to activate this new discount, the release added, and anyone who does not have an online account can simply request one online.

To learn more about SONNY’S The CarWash Factory, please visit www.SonnysDirect.com or call customer service at 1-800-327-8723, available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST to support its customers from coast to coast.

SCRUBBLADE giving proceeds of every blade sold to fight childhood cancer

TEMECULA, Calif. — In recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, SCRUBBLADE announced a long-term partnership with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) with a dedication to do its part in fighting childhood cancer, according to a company press release.

Including a new NPCF logo addition to its packaging, SCRUBBLADE is committing to team together with the nonprofit for the long haul, continued the release, donating a percentage of proceeds from every wiper blade sold.

In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year with a quarter of those children unable to overcome the disease, noted the release.

“A majority of cancer research focuses on adult treatments and is done within the walls of individual institutions. At NPCF, we fund clinical trials and collaborate with a network of cutting-edge hospitals across the nation to fast track less-toxic, more targeted treatments — all to increase the survival rate of children battling cancer,” said David Frazer, CEO of NPCF. “For 25 years and counting, our nonprofit has been the one shining light for children who are fighting cancer, and we couldn’t be more thankful that SCRUBBLADE has joined us in this fight. We have donated millions of dollars to research, and our clinical trials are yielding amazing discoveries that are saving many children’s lives. Now every person who buys a SCRUBBLADE wiper gets to play a part in this amazing journey.”

“As a father myself, my heart goes out to the children and families going through the process of fighting childhood cancer, and we want to do everything we can to find a solution to this devastating disease. Joining forces with NPCF is something our team has wanted to do for a while, and we are so thrilled it is finally coming to fruition,” said Billy Westbrook, founder of SCRUBBLADE. “This month and in the months ahead, we want to remember the young lives taken far too soon, stand with NPCF to fight with the families facing pediatric cancer today and dedicate our efforts in helping find a cure.”

Since its inception, SCRUBBLADE has been committed to innovating design to ensure the cleanest, clearest wipe and keeping its customers safe, stated the release; today, a new commitment has developed to fund critical research, support the families of those affected and eliminate childhood cancer altogether.

For more information about NPCF, go to www.NationalPCF.org.

Auto Glanz Solutions announces five new carwash distributors

CHELMSFORD, Mass. — Auto Glanz Solutions has announced the addition of five new carwash distributors who will be representing the company’s line of industrial vacuums for the express carwash market, stated a press release.

The new AGS representatives, according to the release, are Auto Wash Maintenance, located in Malden, Massachusetts; Car Wash Products, located in Middletown, New York; Complete Car Wash, located in Anniston, Alabama; Brilliant Wash Solutions, located in Corona, California; and Rittiner Equipment Co., located in Harvey, Louisiana.

Stuart Levy, president of Auto Glanz Solutions, said that each of these distributors represents many years of carwash industry experience, noted the release.

Levy also stated, “The express carwash market continues to grow and the need for stand-alone canister vacuums that provide greater reliability and help reduce operating costs is becoming more and more important to today’s professional carwash operator.”

For more information, contact Auto Glanz Solutions at 978-828-7712 or visit the company’s website at www.autoglanzsolutions.com.