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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Eugene entrepreneur Jim Hill invented a tool to speed up the chore of cleaning grout, called the Grout Gator.

It’s shaped like a squeegee and comes with adjustable brushes that can be positioned to clean different sizes of tile, up to 12 inches. An extension pole can be attached to scrub the grout in tile floors and in hard-to-reach areas.

Hill, 51, and his brother and business partner, Robert Hill, 53, a Pennsylvania real estate developer, already have sold several thousand Grout Gators and are hoping that a six-minute spot on the QVC channel later this month will result in even more sales — and visibility.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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