O-Cedar USA Manufacturing facilities

About Us

Nexstep Commercial Products is the exclusive licensee of O-Cedar. O-Cedar has an 85% brand recognition and is the most prominent manufacturer of cleaning tools in the United States. Our entire line is commercial-grade, exclusive to Nexstep and includes many innovative and patented cleaning tools.

As a family-owned business, Nexstep is flexible and fast to respond. In addition, we are a reliable partner – with 99% complete Fill Rates and a lead time of only 72 hours. Proudly, Nexstep manufactures over 70% of our line in the USA. Including our wet mops, angle brooms, floor sweeps, hand-held brushes, Mopsticks, and many other key items such as our MaxiPlus® Lobby Dust Pan. In addition, we offer the most popular sizes and styles in a variety of product categories– making us the ideal partner to consolidate multiple suppliers. Today we operate in two manufacturing facilities located in Paxton, Illinois and Springfield, Ohio. Our Corporate Office is in Springfield, OH and our state-of-the-art distribution center and manufacturing plant is in Paxton, IL .

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Innovations Make Cleaning Easier

Our History

Founded in 1906, O-Cedar originally made waxes and cleaning polishes and later expanded to traditional brooms and mops. In 1962, The Drackett Corporation purchased the company, and 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, the Power Strip® Sponge Mop, and the Twist ‘N Mop® Self-wringing Mop became the top three items in the cleaning industry. And “O-Cedar Makes Your Life Easier®” became a well-known slogan still used today.

In 1993, a venture capital company simultaneously purchased O-Cedar and Vining Industries (an equally large private manufacturer of cleaning tools with 600 associates owned by the Leventhal family since 1939). The new combined company, O-Cedar/Vining, became America’s largest manufacturer of cleaning tools. In the same year, the new company entered the commercial marketplace.

Todd Leventhal, an industry expert with more than 35 years of experience in the cleaning industry, bought the Commercial Division of O-Cedar Brands (the new corporate name) in 2003. This new company, which was named Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, has achieved remarkable growth. We have expanded our product line and top line sales by 700%, and we have acquired seven mop and broom companies: Cedar Creek Cleaning Products (Winchester, VA), Greenwood Mop and Broom (Greenwood, SC), Clore Mop (Danville, IN), Bouras Mop (St. Louis, MO), Cornelia Broom (Cornelia, GA), Hamburg Industries (Hamburg, PA), and Southern Mop (Nashville, TN). The acquisitions have fueled our growth, making Nexstep Commercial Products the leading cleaning tool company in the commercial marketplace.

Is It Easy to Do Business With O-Cedar Commercial?

O-Cedar Commercial – known for innovation and flexibility – customizes programs to meet your needs. We provide product training, order acknowledgements, reduced prepaid freight minimums, etc.

We develop custom products that allow you to differentiate yourself from your competition and dramatically increase your sales and profits and we take pride in our customer service - shipping 98% of our orders complete within 72 hours!

O-Cedar Commercial truly “Makes Your Life Easier!”®

O-Cedar, Always Innovating

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Contact Us Today!

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Nexstep Commercial Products
625 Burt Street
Springfield, OH 45505

(937) 322-5163