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Sunnyside School District

Sunnyside School District selects best athletic wood floor program.

Revolutionized cleaning operations

Sunnyside School District is Tucson, Arizona’s second largest Public School District serving students in pre-K to grade 12 throughout the southern part of the City of Tucson and areas adjacent in Pima County, including the San Xavier Reservation. 


Sunnyside’s Custodial Supervisor, Manuel Portillo, and Assistant Director of Maintenance, Fernando Valencia, were exploring options for replacing the district’s wood floor care regimen with a less time consuming and labor intensive program. The pair worked with Darrell King, Diversey sales executive and Ron Lopez, Veritiv sales representative, on a Diversery building care product regimen for the district’s 33 schools but Portillo continued to use competitive products for the school’s wood floor care. Use of green certified products was important to adhere to the district’s initiative of using sustainable cleaning and maintenance practices throughout its facilities.


The district was pleased with the value of Diversey’s wood care process and the results that were left behind. Portillo, excited about the ability to bring the wood care program completely in-house for his staff to manage, invested in the new equipment and will host additional clinics at neighboring districts. 


The Wood Care by Diversey, powered by Bona® program provided a better quality floor finish in half the time of the incumbent program Sunnyside was using. Portillo’s overwhelming satisfaction came from not having to shut down the gym for six days as was previously done and his team did not have to wait to schedule the labor when it was convenient for the manufacturer’s availability. 

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