A True American Success Story
In 1945, World War II was finally coming to a close and a young Marine named William O’Dell returned to his family with a warm welcome. With the support of family and friends, he began to make brooms and mops on the family homestead. As he traveled the Southeast selling his cleaning products, customers began to realize that these weren’t just any mops or brooms; they were exceptional. Better yet, they came with the O’Dell promise: to offer the highest quality cleaning products with the best service possible, all at a fair price.
From these humble beginnings, The O’Dell Corporation has grown into a leading cleaning products company. We’ve maintained the same, relentless commitment to customer service and performance that’s helped us flourish for over 60 years. From a Fortune 500 healthcare corporation to a local family concern, we give each customer the same attention to detail on every order, regardless of size. If you don’t find the cleaning product in our line that meets your exact specifications, we’ll make it for you and put our label on it simply because integrity, innovation and performance is what we’re all about.
O’Dell’s Green Initiatives at Work
In a rapidly changing environment, The O’Dell Corporation constantly looks for opportunities to improve the current state of Earth’s ecosystem. We are taking bigger and better strides in green initiatives from an environmental and a manufacturing standpoint. O’Dell understands that the way to reduce a product’s impact on the environment is to look at the entire product life-cycle, from powering the factory, sourcing raw materials, and manufacturing, to using a product, and recycling the product once its useful life is spent. We improve our products and production process in ways that are sustainable, quantifiable, and smart.
Amid media attention and expansive claims, green cleaning can be simplified to one statement, ‘Clean to protect human health without harming the environment.’ It means making more durable products from recycled, reclaimed and renewable raw materials, that use less chemicals, energy and water to produce and operate. It means thinking about ordinary business activities like costing, sourcing, logistics, and inventory control in new terms — like fuel usage, carbon footprint, sustainability, land use, and local sourcing. It means to bring green philosophy ‘pie in the sky’ down to earth to benefit our customers — with green cleaning tools that are not just the right choice for your green cleaning program, but the smartest choice.