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Plus Warehouse Introduces New Antimicrobial Lockers

May 4, 2010  |  Comments

A Plus Warehouse, a leading business-to-business distributor of quality industrial equipment, is proud to announce they now carry antimicrobial lockers designed to minimize the spread of disease causing microbes.

“When people touch lockers, microbes of all sorts get attached to the locker paint coating and start reproducing,” said Ed Stairman, president of A Plus Warehouse. “Our antimicrobial health care lockers have a specially engineered finish that mitigates microbes, making them perfect for use in hospitals, doctors’ offices and other medical settings.”

The antimicrobial lockers, which feature a powder coat finish that protects against bacteria, mold, yeast and mildew for up to 20 years, are not just for medical settings, however. Last year the New York Yankees announced that the new Yankee stadium would be the first facility in Major League Baseball (MLB) to use antimicrobial lockers, and many sports teams are following suit.

In recent years, harmful microbial contaminants such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), staph, mold and other bacteria have been a contributing factor in professional and college athletes missing playing time due to infected wounds. Researchers found that eight MRSA infections occurred during the 2003 football season among five of the 58 St. Louis Rams players (9%); the infections were found to be likely spread among players on as well as off the field through rough play and shared equipment.

By using antimicrobial lockers sports teams and medical facilities alike can cut down on the amount of germs users come into contact with, and dramatically reduce the likelihood of contracting MRSA infection.

“Other suppliers of antimicrobial lockers can take up to ten weeks to ship lockers, but A Plus Warehouse is one of the few that ship from stock,” said Stairman. “We have antimicrobial lockers in stock in single and double tier, and you will get immediate delivery from A Plus Warehouse. Our antimicrobial lockers are provided fully assembled to save you time, but we can also ship them unassembled to save you money if you have the labor to put the lockers together.”

To learn more about the new antimicrobial lockers from A Plus Warehouse, call 800-209-8798 or visit www.APlusWhs.com.

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