Advanage Diversified Products, Inc.
Founded in 1980, Nathan T. Edwards and his wife Ruth, invented ADVANAGE the Wonder Cleaner®. Then started the company to manufactures and market this extraordinary multipurpose cleaner.
To sell the products, they recruit young women and men from the underprivileged neighborhoods of America’s inner cities. They train them, give them a job, and an opportunity to build a career. Along with sales training, we help them prepare for a productive life by instilling in them the disciplines needed to cope with life and its uncertainties.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards. Their entrepreneurial and social contributions have earned numerous awards from all over the nation… including Proclamations from Governors, Congressmen and Mayors to Awards for Business Achievement and for being Black Role Models.
Today some 42 years later, over 40 Million customers have purchased our ADVANAGE products. We have also established our the Advanage Foundation, a non-profit, 501(C)(3) corporation. Its initiatives include Work Force Development, Entrepreneurial Education, and Recreational Programs for inner city Americans. In short, we help them get jobs, make money and have some fun.
Products. By a great cleaning product, we mean more than just a product that out performs the competition. ADVANAGE 20X is phosphate free and safe for the environment. Add to that affordable—one quart of ultra-concentrated ADVANAGE 20X makes 20 quarts of ready-to-use cleaner—and you can see why ADVANAGE 20X is such a best seller.
Social Contribution. Our social purpose has never wavered. We provide jobs for young Americans who come from the underprivileged neighborhoods of America. They have an opportunity to build a career. No college degree or high school diploma needed. Just a willingness to get off the streets, work hard and make some money.
Sales People. None, of this success however, would have ever been possible without the young ADVANAGE 20X sales people who, in rain or shine, go knocking and sell our products all over America. They are what our products are really all about—helping young people, from the inner cities of America, learn discipline, learn how to cope with life’s uncertainties, and learn how to make a living.
Finding Jobs for so-called “Unemployable” Young and Jobless Americans.