O-Cedar is the most recognized and prominent manufacturer of cleaning tools in the United States. Founded in 1906, the company originally made waxes and cleaning polishes, and later expanded to traditional brooms and mops. In 1962, the Drackett Corporation bought the company. Over the next 30 years, Drackett grew the O-Cedar brand name in the marketplace by investing heavily in new product development and advertising. As a result, The Angler® Broom, Power Strip® Sponge Mop, and the Twist ‘N Mop® Self-Wringing Mop – all O-Cedar innovations – became the top three items in the cleaning industry. And “O-Cedar Makes Your Life Easier®” became a well-known slogan still used today.
Todd Leventhal, an industry expert with more than 30 years of experience in the cleaning industry, bought the Commercial Division of O-Cedar Brands in 2003. Since then, Nexstep Commercial Products has achieved remarkable growth – we have expanded our product line and top line sales by 500%. We’ve acquired five mop and broom companies: Clore Mop, Danville, Indiana; Bouras Mop, St. Louis, Missouri; Cornelia Broom, Cornelia, Georgia; Hamburg Industries, Hamburg, Pennsylvania; and Southern Mop, Nashville, Tennessee. Today we operate from two facilities, one in Paxton, Illinois, and one in Springfield, Ohio.
Nexstep Commercial Products is totally dedicated to providing our customers with innovative, top-quality products at very competitive prices, with world class customer service and flexibility. Our primary objective is to make cleaning quicker and easier for today’s operators/end users.