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July 02, 2012
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Facility Supply Group Merges with Preferred Building Services, Inc. And Eastern Janitorial Services to Form Preferred Service Group LLC


ATLANTA – Three janitorial services and supply companies have merged to create a new entity that will meet the needs of government, small business and Fortune 500 clients with a range of critical environment janitorial cleaning, sustainable MRO, green cleaning, and post-construction cleaning “final clean” services that help facilities comply with LEED requirements.

The new company, Preferred Service Group LLC (PSG), combines the supply chain and client management expertise of Facility Supply Group (FSG) with the grassroots, janitorial services operational expertise of Kearny, N.J.-based Preferred Building Services, Inc. and Kenilworth, N.J.-based Eastern Janitorial Services. While all three will continue to operate as stand-alone companies, virtually all FSG clients will now be serviced by PSG.

Like FSG (a Tier 1 and Tier 2 diversity supplier), PSG will allow its customers to comply with diversity purchasing goals and share in cost-saving best practices developed over two-plus decades. In addition, the new firm’s environmentally sustainable MRO products can help its governmental clients support Energy and Environmental Block Grant programs for energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emission reductions.

PSG is currently pursuing certification to ISSA’s CIMS-GB (Cleaning Industry Management Standard-Green Building) program, which ensures that cleaning organizations use environmentally preferable cleaning practices and products in line with the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) system. Preferred Building Services, Inc. currently holds the CIMS-GB certification with honors.

“From green janitorial services and MRO supplies to an array of other specialty services, PSG will offer everything businesses and institutional facilities need to keep their operations running smoothly, while simplifying and streamlining the procurement process and complying with environmental sustainability initiatives,” says John W. Fowler, CEO and President, PSG; and CEO and Chairman of FSG.

Joining Fowler on the PSG executive team are Frank Hernandez, President of Preferred Building Services, who will serve as PSG’s Chief Operating Officer, and Brad Weiner, President of Eastern Janitorial Services, who will serve as PSG’s Chief Financial Officer.

“By combining these three business entities and maintaining a hands-on approach to customer service, we strive to develop long-term customer relationships founded on integrity and quality products and services,” Hernandez says.

“The three companies share a mutual dedication to developing partnerships based on trust, and solutions based on value, cost controls and efficiencies,” adds Weiner.
For more information on Preferred Service Group LLC, call 770-475-4577.

About Preferred Building Services, Inc.
Preferred Building Services maintains more than 20,000,000 square feet of the nation’s top companies in the eastern United States, making it one of the largest privately held janitorial services in the United States. For more information visit http://preferredbuildingservice.com.

About Eastern Janitorial Services
Eastern Janitorial Services is one of America’s premier cleaning and janitorial services companies, serving customers from small companies to large corporate enterprises in the eastern United States. Every day, its 1,800+ employees are responsible for cleaning 70 million square feet of space. For more information visit www.easternjs.com.

About Facility Supply Group
Facility Supply Group is a nationally certified provider of maintenance, repair and operations supplies and services, offering maintenance and janitorial solutions for industrial, institutional and commercial clients in the U.S. and Canada. It is a Tier 1 and Tier 2 Diversity Supplier that helps its clients eliminate unnecessary costs from the supply chain. For more information visit www.facilitysupplygroup.com.

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