Business View Magazine | Volume 8, Issue 9

96 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 9 T he American Cleaning Institute has been serving the U.S. cleaning products industry for 95 years. First named The Association of American Soap and Glycerin Producers, the institute was born out of a recognized need to provide science-based approaches to cleaning products. As it evolved into the 1960s, the name was changed to the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), reflecting the inclusion of synthetic surface-active ingredients. A few years later, membership in the association was opened to include not only product suppliers, but ingredient suppliers, creating a diverse group reflecting various aspects of the industry. As the cleaning products industry continued to evolve, it became time to rebrand again, beginning with a relocation from New York City to Washington D.C. in 2000, and eventually a change of name in 2010, to what is now the American Cleaning Institute (ACI). According to Melissa Hockstad, President & CEO of the American Cleaning Institute, “Today, ACI remains committed to serving growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry, by advancing health and quality of life of people AT A GLANCE AMERICAN CLEANING INSTITUTE (ACI) WHAT: A membership-based organization serving the cleaning products industry WHERE: Washington D.C. WEBSITE: ning institute (ACI) Promoting the science of clean