2XL developed the world’s first and which ended up being the most successful and widely distributed GymWipes® and CareWipes® in use throughout thousands of facilities and locations across the world. The original GymWipes®/CareWipes® were based on an 80 count container called “Quikee GymWipes”. Market awareness was mainly mailings and visits to fitness centers. 2XL’s earliest customers that signed on to trying “this new fangled idea” are still with us today.
GymWipes®/CareWipes® are being used throughout the USA on a small basis. The industry standard of no cleaning or spray bottles were in use and potential customers were learning of the idea, early adopters started trying the idea and realized the benefits of cleaning in this form versus current day practices.
Only the earliest customer’s GymWipes®/CareWipes® would recall that the product was available only in buckets! Refills were introduced during 2001.
2006 - 2012
Numerous additional formulas are added along with cutting edge accessories.
We All Start Somewhere
The History of 2XL Corp.
2XL Corporation is the inventor of GymWipes, CareWipes and Stage 2 Gel. The company was founded in 1997 in Naperville, Illinois and was related to an earlier firm, Aspect, Inc., founded in 1992 in Lombard, Illinois. These firms have been innovators in the creation, design and manufacturing of cleaning solutions with such proven products as Scrubex, Printex Plus, Quikee, F.A.S.T., a host of CD related products, agricultural products, GymWipes, CareWipes and Stage 2 Hand Gel.
A large container of GymWipes®/CareWipes® featuring 600 wet wipes was developed as an industry first in the fitness and healthcare industries. The products were introduced at industry trade shows at a large local hotel by Florida’s Celebration community, New York Javit’s Center and Chicago’s McCormick Place. 1999 - GymWipes®/CareWipes® are being used throughout the USA on a small basis. The industry standard of no cleaning or spray bottles were in use and potential customers were learning of the idea, early adopters started trying the idea and realized the benefits of cleaning in this form versus current day practices.
The first accessories were introduced by 2XL and the idea of mounting a wall mount dispenser upside down was invented by 2XL.
GymWipes®/CareWipes® start to become an industry standard and numerous fitness chains, large facilities and forward thinking users start to try 2XL’s different products to keep their locations clean. Low quality copycat products start to appear from overseas.
2XL formally introduces the Guardian wipes stand. An industry first that wins.