HOSPECO Key Player in New NYC Law Guaranteeing FREE FemHy Products

Company supports women’s initiative

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#NYC–HOSPECO®, a leader in feminine hygiene dispensing and other
“away-from home” products, has played an integral part in legislation in
New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio last week signed a new bill
guaranteeing access to free feminine hygiene products for a wide-ranging
group who are generally unable to easily afford or obtain them,
including Department of Correction inmates, persons in city shelters,
and public school students. Approximately 800 public schools will be
required to install the free feminine hygiene dispensers in all girls’

The bill had passed with a unanimous vote by New York City Council in

The signing is part of continued efforts by officials including New York
City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland to make feminine hygiene
products free and readily available to this target audience. “I am proud
to lead the nation towards menstrual equity by guaranteeing access to
pads and tampons to hundreds of thousands of women and girls,” said

HOSPECO believes that woman’s health and hygiene products are
necessities like toilet paper, toilet seat covers, soap, and hand
dryers, and that access should be universal and, when possible, provided
for free.

Their dispenser features an easier-to-use, push-button dispensing
mechanism, is easy to restock, and accommodates different product
types—both super and regular tampons, for example. A light-up sensor
indicates when the machine is empty. The dispensers can be designated by
the facility to offer products on a complimentary or for-profit basis.


Founded in 1919, HOSPECO is a leading manufacturer of cleaning and
protection products serving the “away from home” marketplace made up of
Foodservice, Janitorial/Office Supply, Healthcare, and Hospitality. Our
complete bundle of products includes Taskbrand disposable wipers,
SaniWorks foodservice towels, ProWorks disposable gloves, MicroWorks
microfiber towels, and Sphergo flat surface mopping systems as well as
Washroom Essentials such as air care, feminine hygiene, and disposable
toilet seat covers, all of which are sold by more than 1,200 independent
distributors. HOSPECO is proud to be a charter member of the ISSA
(International Sanitary Supply Association) and a member of the National
Restaurant Association. For more information, contact HOSPECO at 26301
Curtiss Wright Parkway, Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44143. Phone:
800.321.9832. Fax: 800.362.0073. Web: www.hospeco.com.


Pete Zeller
216-579-6100 ext. 2