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About PSSI

No harm to table

We work tirelessly to ensure the safety of your products and the people who perfect them. That’s not just sanitation. It’s serious protection.

The PSSI Difference Leadership Packers Chemical

Our Vision

To be the leading food safety solutions company that owns the standard of health and safety for our PSSI family and brand protection for our partners

A Moment Perfected

You work hard to create moments of enjoyment.

Watch and learn how PSSI protects those moments you perfect.

Making Success Sustainable

Sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do. We drive success for our customers by providing them with effective, science-based solutions that maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impact. From water and energy conservation programs to food waste reduction, we’re committed to getting the most out of our resources by using as little as possible.

Preaching What We Practice

Our work may be behind the scenes, but it’s a vital part of our customers’ operations. It also plays an important role in overall consumer health. That’s why we put an emphasis on education. From trade shows to extensive universal training, we make sure everyone is equipped with the knowledge needed to succeed. After all, the better informed, the better protected.

Our History

What started as a small company in a nonexistent market has blossomed into a high-performing organization larger than all of our competitors combined. Yet through all the change, our entrepreneurial culture and commitment to serving our customers has always remained the same.


  1. 1973

    PSSI is founded in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa by Tom Turner, who had a vision of providing contract sanitation services using a non-unionized workforce. His first plant, Illini Beef in Joslin, IL (now part of Tyson Foods), is still one of our customers today.

  2. 1977

    PSSI merges with Chemidyne Corporation after Tom’s close friend, Warren Dusenbury, sees potential in the business and buys him out. Warren also brought Royal Chemical under the Chemidyne Corporation umbrella, and ran all three companies successfully until 1988.

  3. 1983

    The competitive advantage of combining PSSI’s services and Chemidyne’s chemical products was yielding strong results, cleaning 25 plants with over 1,000 employees.

  4. 1989

    PSSI is sold and is purchased by Dan Zelman and three other investors. Dan becomes CFO of PSSI, beginning a period of immense growth over the next decade, including the addition of accounts like Cargill, Hormel and American Food Group.

  5. 1997

    Current PSSI President Jeff Kaiser leaves PSSI to found Kaiser Contract Cleaning Specialists in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Both companies experience growth while competing against each other.

  6. 2007

    Blue Point Capital purchases PSSI.

  7. 2010

    Kaiser Contract Cleaning Specialists merges with PSSI, marking Jeff Kaiser’s return to the company, and the beginning of an active sales effort to grow non-protein business.

  8. 2012

    PSSI acquires Superior Contract Cleaners, adding $26 million in revenue. PSSI’s VAL Services business is also launched.

  9. 2013

    PSSI acquires DCS Sanitation Management, adding $58 million in revenue.

  10. 2014

    PSSI acquires CSL, Startkleen and Mossberg Sanitation, adding a combined $75 million in revenue. The same year, Leonard Green & Partners acquires PSSI.

  11. 2016

    PSSI acquires Packers Chemical, adding $25 million in revenue.

  12. 2017

    PSSI acquires sanitation provider S3, adding $17 million in revenue.

  13. 2018

    Blackstone purchases PSSI and becomes a partner.

“Every day brings new challenges and opportunities to enhance our business. It excites me to be a part of such a dynamic team of individuals whose ideas are not only heard, but made a reality. We get to play a leading role in that.”

Amanda Vaassen – PSSI Vice President Human Resources

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