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
We are committed to the health and safety of our team members and set the standard of food safety for the protection of our customers’ products and brands.
We speak with candor, act with transparency, follow through on our commitments and abide by our principles and values.
We respect and value our team members, embrace diversity, and invest in their development through coaching and training.
We strive to exceed our internal and external customers’ expectations through open communication, relationships, and continuous improvement.
We manage our business to provide opportunities and stability for our team members, and bring value to our customers, owners and the communities we serve.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blue Point Capital purchases PSSI.
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.
PSSI acquires Superior Contract Cleaners, adding $26 million in revenue. PSSI’s VAL Services business is also launched.
PSSI acquires DCS Sanitation Management, adding $58 million in revenue.
PSSI acquires CSL, Startkleen and Mossberg Sanitation, adding a combined $75 million in revenue. The same year, Leonard Green & Partners acquires PSSI.
PSSI acquires Packers Chemical, adding $25 million in revenue.
PSSI acquires sanitation provider S3, adding $17 million in revenue.
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