New Merit Floor Pads For Pro Cleaning

WATERVLIET, N.Y., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world's largest abrasives manufacturer, has recently introduced Merit Floor Pads which are positioned in the "Good" tier of Norton Pro Clean products. The new Merit Floor Pads are designed with the Pro in mind for the institutional, government and commercial floor cleaning market. The new Merit brand complements the existing Norton premium floor pad line, providing the contractor with solutions in all tiers to meet today's job requirements. (

"The Merit floor maintenance products feature a full and defined line of stock products for the most common applications of stripping, cleaning, and high speed burnishing. This line is competitively priced and value engineered for great performance that will meet any end-user needs," says Darris Spruill, Sales Manager, Norton Pro Clean. "The Merit line is available in the industries standard sizes and colors for ease of selection and ordering."

About Saint-Gobain Abrasives

Saint-Gobain is the world leader in abrasives, and is the only international manufacturer to offer a full complement of abrasives products to customers worldwide. The company's abrasives business has more than 16,000 employees and approximately 100 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain's Abrasives business has 2,800 employees and 15 manufacturing sites. Saint-Gobain purchased Norton Company in 1990 with the Norton name as the leading brand of abrasive products throughout the world. See

About Saint-Gobain in North America

Saint-Gobain is the world's largest building materials company. The company has more than 265 locations in North America and approximately 19,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $7.7 billion in 2011. For information about Saint-Gobain in North America, visit

About Saint-Gobain Worldwide

Saint-Gobain, headquartered in Paris, is the world leader in habitat markets providing innovative solutions to meet today's challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2011 sales of $59 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and nearly 195,000 employees. For more information about Saint-Gobain, please visit


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