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January 9, 2013

AZTEC’S Houston Area Operations achieve CIMS & CIMS-GB Certification with honors.

HOUSTON, TX — ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, recently announced that the HOUSTON AREA OPERATIONS of AZTEC FACILITY SERVICES, INC., and AZTEC FACILITY MANAGEMENT, LP have certified to the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) criteria. CIMS applies to the management, operations, and performance systems of cleaning organizations. Compliance with “The Standard” demonstrates that a cleaning operation is structured to deliver consistent, quality services designed to meet customers’ needs and expectations. CIMS certification has become a requirement in many cleaning-service bid specifications as facility managers and procurement professionals look for an effective way to identify cleaning-service providers who are true companies of excellence and committed to customer satisfaction.

Compliance with the CIMS-GB criteria illustrates AZTEC’S commitment to delivering green and sustainable cleaning programs while maintaining the five core principles of “The Standard” - quality systems; service delivery; human resources; health, safety, and environmental stewardship; and management commitment. The CIMS-GB designation ensures that AZTEC provides customers with precisely what they need to secure points under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) Green Building Rating System, while greening operations overall.

“AZTEC has embraced the CIMS methodology of standardization and the utilization of best practices as a company-wide culture change,” said AZTEC’S President Ernest Jaffarian. “We are fully committed to a continuous improvement business practice and this program ensures our customers get validation of this commitment.”

AZTEC is a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive facility management solutions. Its operations serve Fortune 100 client sites in the education, corporate, petrochemical, manufacturing, and health care markets. AZTEC employs green technology in equipment, materials and processes and its services include janitorial, parking lot and garage maintenance, grounds, light duty maintenance, disaster clean-up response, construction site clean-up, meeting and conference room management.

AZTEC is privately owned and was founded in 1981 by Sherra Aguirre who presently serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. AZTEC is headquartered in Houston Texas with clients in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Louisiana, Indiana, Illinois, Montana and New Jersey.