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Calgary Herald
Parker: Calgary company eases flight for airline attendants


​To many, the life of airline attendants sounds glamorous. They meet and serve interesting people and get overnight stays in locales like Maui or London.

But most people don’t think about one of the worst parts of the job — in-flight cleaning of those tightly-squeezed washrooms.

However, Vaughan Payne pondered the limited time and lack of proper tools available for the task while taking many flights, thanks to his leadership roles in the transportation industry. He decided to do something about this problem.
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BY DAVID PARKER, CALGARY HERALD / ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: SEP 20, 2018

​What's the dirtiest surface on an airplane? The result may surprise you.


Marketplace's latest investigation reveals that the surfaces on a plane you're likely touching most often might not be as clean as you think, and some are contaminated with bacteria and other pathogens. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/flights-filthy-surfaces-airplane-marketplace-1.4873586

Source: CBC Marketplace analyzed over 100 samples on 18 flights, finding mould, staph and potentially harmful pathogens

Charlsie Agro, Jenny Cowley, Katie Pedersen, Nelisha Vellani · CBC News · Posted: Oct 27, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: October 27

Government support

​MOPPITT™ launched to global aviation industry at ​Aircraft Interior Show - April 4th-6th - Germany.

Vaughan Payne, President and CEO of Dakota Supplies, and Deborah Humphries, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer.

April 22, 2016​ - Dakota Supplies Takes Home Top Prizes at the 2016 TEC VenturePrize Awards


Dakota Supplies Inc. won the VenturePrize Fast Growth Award with its $80,000 cash and in-kind prizes. Dakota Supplies Inc. looks to become a leading provider of disposable and sanitizing cleaning products for the commercial transportation industry. Its patented cleaning product MOPPITT™ is an all-in-one cleaning unit specifically designed to meet the cleaning and sanitizing challenges of commercial transportation including airlines and buses.

DAKOTA SUPPLIES EXPANDS SALES & DISTRIBUTION IN CHINA WITH MOPPITT® CHINA PTY

December 2018


Dakota Supplies of Canada, in a partnership with its manufacturing supplier, Strong Holdings Group, has created a Chinese-based subsidiary for the distribution of moppitt® products to the hotel, rail, RV, medical and other relevant industries directly within the Republic of China.​    Read Full Press Release...

Industries:

Airline Interior Cleaning, Rail Interior Cleaning, Hotel Interior Cleaning

MEDIA AND PRESS RELEASES

Alberta Innovates provided Dakota vouchers and other forms of assistance in the development and commercialization of the moppitt™​ family of products.  Read Full Article​

 

NEWSWIRE.CA (MAY 24, 2017)  - DAKOTA RECEIVES FUNDING FROM Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative


Seven Calgary-based technology companies will receive over $2.5 million in federal government support to help market and supply their products to the global marketplace, while creating over 70 local jobs. Through the WINN program, Dakota was able to complete several critical milestones and now have our product coming off the assembly line and into the hands of potential customers around the world.

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MARKETWIRED (April 22, 2016)


Alberta Entrepreneurs Take Home Top Prizes at the 2016 TEC VenturePrize Awards (syndicated across other outlets including Yahoo! Finance, Dallas News and Edmonton.com


INNOVATION ANTHOLOGY (MAY 3, 2016)​​
Full Interview & Main Commentary

March 22, 2017 - CELESTE® PARTNERS WITH DAKOTA SUPPLIES FOR GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE MOPPITT™ TO THE AVIATION INDUSTRY


Dakota Supplies has teamed up with Celeste®, a global chemical company specializing in the development of value added cleaning and odor control products serving a range of diverse end markets including aviation, bus, rail, cruise, janitorial, and healthcare.
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NEW moppitt PRODUCTS LAUNCH


Introducing our three new revolutionary cleaning products, designed to be more compact than ever because every pound counts on an aircraft.

New Product Summary