CHICAGO — More than half of the facility service providers (FSPs) who responded to a recent "social media" survey conducted by Tornado Industries Inc. reported that the current economy has had "no change whatsoever" on the demand for floor care maintenance services, according to a press release.
Invitations and links to the survey were posted on a variety of industry-related social media websites as well as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, the release stated.
Jolynn Kennedy, marketing manager for Tornado Industries, said: "We asked what their biggest challenge was to actually performing floorcare maintenance. Interestingly, almost 60 percent said it was dealing with obstructions in the work area. As a manufacturer, this tells us a lot about where we must focus our design efforts."
Of those who have purchased a floor machine in the past year, equipment features that are most appreciated include: Ease of use, 36 percent; great results, 32 percent; few maintenance problems, 21 percent, the release noted.
The survey found that 96 percent of the respondents own their own floor machines, the release added.
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