Scot Young Research Celebrates 20 Years in St. Joseph

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Scot Young Research has been serving businesses in the Northwest for 20 years, offering innovative cleaning products that outpace the competition. With a focus on Green Cleaning and customized solutions, Scot Young Research has developed loyalty among key brands in the U.S.

There’s not very much excitement in mops and buckets, but there’s quite a bit in developing innovative products that help our clients improve the way they do business.

Scot Young Research (SYR) is celebrating 20 years of producing and distributing innovative cleaning tools and products in St. Joseph, MO. International companies including McDonalds Corporation, Hilton, and Pizza Hut mandate the use of SYR products for their branded locations because they have been proven to make establishments healthier and safer, while making cleaning easier. Global CEO, Nicola Rhodes-Young, now leads the team in St. Joseph, relying on experience gained with SYR facilities around the world.

In 1954, Scot Young started a window cleaning service company in Toronto, Canada. By the middle of the 1980s, Young’s experience in quality service inspired him to start quality manufacturing by creating cleaning products that rivaled the form and function of traditional cleaning products. Today, St. Joseph is lucky to be among one of three cities around the world in which SYR manufactures its superior products. Other SYR facilities are in West Midlands, Great Britain, and Ningbo, China.

Scot Young Research produces and distributes the full line of SYR green cleaning technology products. From mops, scrubbers, brushes, buckets, wringers, and safety signs, SYR products leave workplaces cleaner and safer. Interchangeable handles make storage and function of different tools easier. The design of mop buckets help protect employees from back strain and filter dirt away so that mops are dipped into clean, rather than dirty water.

The cleaning products also use a minimal amount of chemicals and water so that customers are protected from nasty slips or falls on business floors. The exact portion control component on mop buckets help reduce the amount of chemicals that custodians have to use on the floor, which saves money, helps the environment, and keeps people safe from inhaling or slipping on chemical residue.

“There’s not very much excitement in mops and buckets, but there’s quite a bit in developing innovative products that help our clients improve the way they do business,” said Steve Bradley, President of U.S. Sales for Scot Young Research. “We have led the industry for years in the production of green products, zero moisture mopping, color-coded equipment, and so much more. Yet our ability to anticipate client needs with customized solutions is what makes our products the only acceptable option when it comes to clean.”

Since 1994, Rhodes-Young and her team in St. Joseph have been assisted in creating products made in America. While she is a global leader in manufacturing, having lived and worked in Canada and Great Britain, Rhodes-Young is glad that she is helping to keep manufacturing in America. Her experienced leadership continues to guide her employees as they continue the excellent tradition of making innovative products for big and small businesses.

About Scot Young Research

Scot Young Research (SYR) is a company focused on innovation, safety, and quality when it comes to the tools necessary to keep a business clean. A multinational firm, SYR based in the U.S. produces innovative mops and buckets for leading brands such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and more. Promoting its Zero Moisture Mopping System, the SYR line of products is a premium source for setting a new standard in health and hygiene. Scot Young Research in St. Joseph, MO is the only company in the Americas that is licensed to manufacture and distribute the patented SYR Clean products. For more information about Scot Young Research and its products, call 816-232-4100 or visit or

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