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News Release:
Expansion of Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation System

S SAN FRANCISCO, CA - January 2, 2012 - Central Distribution System (CDS Advantage) has completed the expansion of its solar power generation system. The 36.3 kW rooftop system is one of the largest for a company of its kind. The South San Francisco, California based company now generates over 100 percent of its electricity from solar power.

Solar Power SystemDesigned and installed by Marin County-based REP Solar, the expanded solar power system now consists of 162 solar modules together with small inverter units. The inverter units connect directly to each solar module to convert DC power into grid-compliant AC power while transmitting valuable performance data on each module to provide more reliable power and the ability to monitor and respond quickly to performance issues.

Central Distribution System has a longstanding commitment to environmentally responsible business practices, the support of sustainable technologies and in the distribution of green products.  The 36.3 kW rooftop system is just one of many steps that Central Distribution takes every day to ensure it effectively manages and reduces its overall carbon footprint.

About Central Distribution System (CDS Advantage)

Established in 1982, Central Distribution System (also known as "CDS Advantage") is Northern and Central California's premier wholesale source of innovative cleaning solutions, maintenance products, paper supplies, personal protection equipment and disposable food service items – exclusively for resale by established professional distributors. Products distributed by CDS Advantage to its distribution customers include almost anything used in a business environment. Leading manufacturers represented include companies like Claire Aerosols, Colgate-Palmolive, Dial Corporation, Ettore, Impact Plastics, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Nilodor Incorporated, Procter & Gamble, RDA Advantage, Rochester-Midland, Rubbermaid and Stoko.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Mardi Inaudi
Central Distribution System
Telephone +1.650.873-0160 x 228

A Few Of The Product Lines We Offer

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  • ACS Industries Inc.

    Professional non-woven abrasive products, brooms, brushes and mops.

    Core Products
    Company, Inc.

    Professional specialty cleaning products.


    Battery power products.

  • Carlisle

    Food Service and Sanitary Maintenance Products.

    Dart Manufacturing

    Single-use products for the foodservice industry.


    Professional window cleaning and maintenance equipment.

  • Carroll Company

    Quality institutional cleaning and maintenance chemicals.


    Products for the foodservice and healthcare industries.

    First Aid Only

    First aid and emergency preparedness supplies.

  • Claire Manufacturing

    Top-quality aerosol products for the sanitary supply industry.

    Earth to Earth Pack

    Compostable and biodegradable foodservice packaging.


    Feminine hygiene products, air care systems & washroom accessories.

  • Impact Products

    Cleaning, maintenance and safety supplies.

    ITW Dymon

    Industrial specialty chemicals and marking products.

    Kutol Products

    Hand hygiene and skin care products as well as soap dispensing systems.

  • Procter & Gamble

    Personal care, professional cleaning and laundry detergent products.

    Jofel Industrial

    Dispensing systems for industrial hygiene products.

    Maintenance Pro

    Products for janitorial, industrial, food service and commercial use.

  • Republic Bag

    Polyethylene extruded film products.

    Kimberly-Clark Professional

    Commercial washroom products, industrial wiping products and safety products.


    Mops, handles, brooms, brushes and other maintenance equipment products.

  • Rochester Midland Corporation

    Restroom care programs and personal care products.

    Konie Cups International

    High quality conical paper cups.

    Nilodor, Inc.

    Professional odor neutralization products.

  • Stoko Skin Care

    Personal care, professional cleaning and laundry detergent products.


    Food service, sanitary maintenance, waste handling, material transport, washroom and safety equipment.


    Commercial vacuums and related vacuum products.

  • Technical Concepts

    Food service, sanitary maintenance, waste handling, material transport, washroom and safety equipment.