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November 22, 2010
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Cleaning Industry Association Recognizes The Budd Group
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, has awarded Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) certificates of achievement to The Budd Group. ISSA developed the CIMS and CIMS-GB programs as the highest and most recognized industry stamps-of-approval for cleaning service providers as companies of outstanding excellence and for being committed to the utmost in customer satisfaction.
“Building owners and occupants are demanding that the cleaning industry become both more professional and more environmentally friendly,” Dan Wagner, ISSA director of facility service programs, said. “ISSA has taken the lead in establishing the CIMS and CIMS-GB programs to help provide a competitive advantage for cleaning providers who have met a high level of distinction.”
Following a comprehensive assessment of management and operational execution, The Budd Group demonstrated compliance with the five core principles of CIMS and CIMS-GB:
• Quality systems
• Service delivery
• Human resources
• Health, safety, and environmental stewardship
• Management commitment
“Delivering exceptional quality and customer service has been a hallmark of The Budd Group since our company’s beginning in 1963,” Yasser Youssef, president of The Budd Group, said. “We are delighted to be included in an elite group of companies recognized as successful, quality cleaning organizations by ISSA, which is the cleaning industry’s most renowned and well-known worldwide trade association.”
The Green Building certification of CIMS (CIMS-GB) focuses on the delivery of an environmentally friendly, sustainable cleaning services. This certification complies with many criteria of LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) Green Building Rating System, and for maintaining overall green operations.
“The Budd Group is honored to receive the CIMS and CIMS-GB certifications. We believe industry certifications like these are one of the measurements that help demonstrate The Budd Group’s value to the clients we serve,” Youssef added. “As one of only 75 CIMS-certified organizations worldwide, we believe it sets us apart in our commitment to quality and service excellence, efficient and sustainable operations and cost effective solutions.”
About ISSA
The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 5,500 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and associated service members. ISSA offers the industry’s largest cleaning shows in conjunction with Amsterdam RAI under the brand name ISSA/INTERCLEAN®, online services, educational products, industry standards, periodicals, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry. For more information, visit
About The Budd Group
Family-owned and operated, The Budd Group has been a leading facilities services company for over 45 years, delivering janitorial, maintenance, security and landscaping services to clients throughout the Southeast. With regional offices in Raleigh-Durham, Winston-Salem (corporate headquarters), Greensboro, Wilson, and Charlotte, North Carolina; Greenville, Spartanburg, and Charleston, South Carolina; and Orlando, Lakeland, and Tampa, Florida, The Budd Group has more than 3,500 employees. The Budd Group is recognized as a company with strong commitments to its customers, its community, and its employees. For more information, visit
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