ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and IEHA will merge this summer. The merger was voted on and approved by IEHA members May 25 and will take effect July 1.
IEHA is a 3,500-plus professional member organization of management-level individuals who direct housekeeping programs in commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. These executive housekeepers supervise staffs ranging from a few to several hundred people and handle budgets from a few thousand dollars to millions.
“We couldn’t be more excited about this merger and the benefits, resources, and power it will bring to our membership,” says IEHA President Michael Patterson. “Drawing on ISSA’s resources, we will be able to grow our membership and provide wider options for educational programs.”
Under the terms of the agreement, IEHA memberships will have access to global ISSA membership and benefits, including expanded educational opportunities, market exposure, networking opportunities, business tools and data, and other industry information.
“ISSA’s mission is to change the way the world views cleaning in all sectors of the industry,” says ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “The merger of ISSA and IEHA is yet another move toward creating one strong, unified industry.”