Clean Source, a BFK Solutions LLC Newsletter


Volume XII, Issue 1

January 2015

New Year, New Challenges
Surprise! Manufacturing and cleaning challenges did not go away over the holidays. Ed and Barbara Kanegsberg, consultants at BFK Solutions, are proud to begin our 12th year of providing Clean Source as a resource for the manufacturing community. Keep sending us those questions and ideas; you help make Clean Source an even better resource.

Feature Article: The Value of Educated Employees

Knowledge is Power: Read about great resources and events.

"I love your site and your obvious independence, it is a breath of fresh air."

Graham N. Fraser
Managing Director
Fraser Technologies Ltd., U.K.


The value of educated employees

Ed Kanegsberg and Barbara Kanegsberg

Education is essential for your business. Training workers to follow instructions for the cleaning process is not enough. Employees from technicians to supervisors to middle and upper management all need to be educated about critical cleaning.  As far as we know, critical cleaning is not taught at the university level.  Given the constant restructuring of manufacturing, the knowledge and lore of experienced workers too often is not recorded or has become obsolete. New workers may have had some sort of “training” (or not); then, they are anointed the king (or queen) of the critical cleaning process. What do they do?

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In writing

Green, safe and sustainable
What will green, safe, and sustainable look like in 2020? How will regulatory efforts and corporate policies influence manufacturing, cleaning, and contamination control? For a glimpse into the near- future, read the trilogy of articles by Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg, featuring input from many professional in the cleaning, contamination control and surface quality industry. Part 1 of “Green, Safe, Sustainable” was the lead article in the October, 2014 issue of Controlled Environments Magazine. Part 2 is in the November/December issue and the third article was the feature article in the November, 2014 issue of Clean Source. 

Upcoming Events

Why Dirt Sticks
Barbara Kanegsberg will explain what makes contaminants adhere to surfaces and, even more important, how to avoid and fix the problem. Hear her at the February dinner meeting of the Surface Finishers Educational Association (SFEA). SFEA is a wonderful educational and networking group.  Join us on Thursday, February 12 at the Tartan Room, Orange, CA. For details and to RSVP, see the SFEA newsletter.

Avoid Cleaning Catastrophes; come to Parts Cleaning Expo (PCx), 2015
Hear Barbara Kanegsberg present “Cleaning Catastrophes and How You Can Avoid Them,” at PCx. The conference takes place April 21 – 23, 2015 in Columbus OH

How BFK Solutions Helps You

We’re independent. We don’t sell chemicals or cleaning equipment; and we don’t take commissions. Instead, we work for you. This saves you cold hard cash. We use our 30 years of experience to help you make good decisions about your cleaning processes, your manufacturing processes, your business. Check our website; send us an email; give us a call. We always like to hear from you.


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