The State of Public Hand Washing in America... By the Numbers

Posted by Steve Thielke on Apr 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The results are in from Bradley Corp.’s latest annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey. Bradley looked at everything from American’s hand washing beliefs and behaviors to public restroom likes and dislikes… and everything in between. 

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Topics: healthy handwashing

Bradley's Bradvans Going the Distance

Posted by Steve Thielke on Apr 6, 2017 1:30:00 PM

They just keep on truckin’ along! Bradley Corp. has five mobile display vans that travel the country year round showcasing our latest product innovations. If you don’t have time to get to a tradeshow or visit us in person, let Bradley come to you. The Bradvan gives you the exclusive one on one opportunity to experience our products first hand. Inspect the quality. Take them apart. Get inspired. It’s all here, at your doorstep.

Each year, the vans travel a combined 75,000 miles and visit roughly 1,000 firms. That’s a lot of Red Bulls and Five Hour Energy Drinks!  They travel east to west, north to south, as far west as Hawaii and as far east as Newfoundland.
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Topics: bradvan mobile showroom, bradvans

Another 5 Reasons you need Verge with WashBar for your Restroom:

Posted by Steve Thielke on Mar 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Reason #1 – Finally a high tech hand washing experience for non-techies.

The all-in-one WashBar makes ordinary hand washing an extraordinary high-tech experience. Your clientele will be impressed with the WashBar’s features that make hand washing a breeze. LED lighting on the WashBar changes from blue to green – along with easy to read icons on top of the bar, which visually guides users through the hand washing process.

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Topics: Verge with WashBar Technology, Verge LVQ, WashBar

Interpreting the Secret Business Language of Restrooms

Posted by Steve Thielke on Mar 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Business owners know that the condition of public restrooms can make or break customer experiences. They can also become significant business detractors– or ringing business endorsements because the state of restrooms speaks volumes about rest of the establishment.

To better understand these customer perceptions, Bradley Corp. set out to pinpoint American’s biggest public restroom pain points in its latest Healthy Hand Washing Survey. An overwhelming majority named the following circumstances as “Extremely or Very Aggravating” in restrooms:

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Topics: healthy handwashing

Top 5 reasons you need Verge with WashBar for your restroom

Posted by Steve Thielke on Feb 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM


Reason #1 - You can finally get rid of all the clutter on top of your sink.

We’ve all seen washroom sinks with a hodgepodge of various faucet handles, soap dispensers, etc. These jumbled parts are not exactly easy on the eyes – nor easy to keep clean and maintained. The “all-in-one” Verge with WashBar is a sleek, attractive and intuitive fixture that singlehandedly replaces all of those varied components.


Reason #2 - You can finally tell your facility manager they no longer have to scrub the grout around the hand dryer on the wall.

You know those water splashes and drips that build up around hand dryers? After awhile, they inevitably collect dirt and grime. Yuck. The WashBar’s dryer keeps all the water in the sink where it belongs.


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Topics: Verge, LVQ, Verge with WashBar Technology

Surround Yourself with Great People

Posted by Steve Thielke on Jul 28, 2016 12:37:30 PM

Bryan Mullett is president and chief executive officer of Menomonee Falls-based Bradley Corp., a manufacturer of commercial washroom and safety products. Creating a family culture is as important as other benefits of investing in people, he says.

“As I reflect on Bradley Corp.’s 95 years as a family-owned business, there’s a common thread that tightly weaves all of our years together: our employees. Every employee is a family member.

“My philosophy on creating a family atmosphere stems from hiring good people and then trusting them to execute. It’s nearly impossible to successfully lead a company on your own, regardless of IQ or age. A company with the best products, services or technology will not thrive if its employees are disengaged from the mission, vision and values of the leadership. It’s essential to enlist smart, committed problem solvers who share the company’s vision and then trust them to do their jobs.

“The three key ingredients to look for in employees are: personality/character; strengths appropriate for the position; and culture fit. Nothing outweighs personality. While having the right skillset is important, the fact is skills can be acquired but personalities cannot.

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Topics: Bradley News

Out of the Archives: Hydrant Sprinklers, Circa 1930

Posted by kendallthompson922 on Aug 13, 2014 1:25:47 AM




Summer is not yet over and, as the heat turns up, people will be looking for relief. Most seek a pool or lake, but there is also an unconventional way to escape the heat.

Introducing the Bradley Fire Hydrant Sprinkler. This is a discontinued product for Bradley but Hydrant Sprinklers are actually still relevant today. Commonly thought to be illegal to open, there is a way to go about opening a fire hydrant and enjoying its cool water in a legal manner.

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Topics: History, Gallery, Products, fire hydrant, Bradley Fire Hydrant Sprinkler, old ads

How Was Your Restroom Experience?

Posted by kendallthompson922 on Jul 28, 2014 8:40:22 AM


Bathroom experiences can easily alter one's view on a restaurant, business or school. According to Bradley's 2013 Healthy Handwashing Survey, 64% of Americans say they’ll think twice about patronizing a business or will never visit again if the restrooms are less than satisfactory.

Since restroom cleanliness is proven to be a large factor in the perception of a business, how do businesses detect and overcome uncleanly restrooms? Point-of-Sale survey kiosks may be the answer.

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Topics: funny

Flashback Friday

Posted by kendallthompson922 on Jun 27, 2014 2:58:24 AM

Happy Friday! This weekend marks the first weekend of Summerfest here in Milwaukee and I am sure many of you are anxious to start the weekend with music and food down by the lake shore. However, before you take off for the weekend we want to show you a little bit of Bradley history.

Like Summerfest, Bradley has been a part of Milwaukee tradition for decades. Pictured below you can see an old advertisement illustrating the versatility of Bradley products between different commercial settings. From corporate buildings, factories, schools, hotels and even Summerfest, Bradley products can be found hard at work.

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Topics: History, Gallery, Products, Events, flashback friday

The Bradley Survivor

Posted by kendallthompson922 on Jun 23, 2014 1:39:39 AM

Back in April of 2002 on a block between St. James Street and Mit Stegall Drive in Winnipeg, Canada, you would have stumbled upon a demolition scene that gave the feeling that you were in a post-apocalyptic time. However, on a gray day in April, amongst the rubble, a passerby found something rather interesting. A Bradley Washfountain was the lone survivor of the demolition of the Canada Metal Complex.

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Topics: History, News, Products, International, Washfountains

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