September 30, 2009 opens first retail factory store

Pacific Sands will open its factory outlet store,, on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 1509 Rapids Drive.

Launched in the fall of 2008, is Pacific Sands’ internet retail outlet where it sells its pool and spa products and cleaning, laundry and janitorial products direct to the consumer.

The factory outlet store is the brainchild of Pacific Sands’ employee Jolene Kent, a graduate of the REAL School and Gateway Technical College. Kent started at Pacific Sands last fall as a chemistry intern and worked her way into sales support. She took the initiative to plan and manage the opening of the store on her own in her spare time.

Kent took over a small space near the entrance to the Rapids Business Center where the company has its manufacturing facility, and set up a little storefront featuring the company’s products. She even designed and painted the signs that hang on the building and the store’s marketing and promotional materials. The store will be open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“I’m very impressed with Jolene’s initiative and dedication,” said Pacific Sands President and CEO, Michael L. Wynhoff. “This is exactly the type of ambitious pursuit that really makes an employee stand out among their peers.”

Pacific Sands specializes in the development, manufacture and marketing of nontoxic, earth, health, pet and kid-friendly alternatives for household, janitorial, laundry and pool and spa water management, under the brand names ecoone, Natural Choices and Oxy Bost. Pacific Sands is publicly traded under the stock ticker: PFSD.


  1. Michael L. Wynhoff rocks! He gets what Racine can be.

  2. The owner of Rapids Business Center is a swindler. He has a porno shop at his other location Douglas Business Center which should be condemned and torn down.

  3. Anon 4:08
    Who might that owner be? I know the gentleman who owned the building back in the 1990's and he was a fine man. He did and still does a lot for this community.
    Remember, no one is truly anonymous on the internet.

  4. John S is a good man who has helped foster and grow more businesses than pretty much any other source in the city of Racine. This is unfair, obnoxious and libelous. Grind your ax elsewhere.

  5. Someone obviously has an axe to grind. John is a super guy. The building is one of the best maintained in town for small businesses. He has helped us in getting our business going and is more than fair. We have a small business in his building on Rapids Drive and I have known him for nearly 27 years. Come visit Ecogeeks and see the place for yourself.

  6. The owner is a great guy. He always has Racine on his mind and what can be done to make it better.