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ABM Facility Services awarded September 11 memorial contract

August 10, 2011

NEW YORK — ABM Industries has announced that ABM Facility Services was awarded the contract to provide integrated facility services at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center, according to a press release.

The three-year contract began at the historic site on July 1, 2011, the release stated.

According to the release, ABM Facility Services will provide integrated facility services at the Memorial and Museum, including engineering and energy management, commercial cleaning and maintenance and project/subcontractor management of various site operations.

"We are greatly honored to have the opportunity to provide our services during this milestone in our nation''s history and for what will instantly become an American landmark and destination point for people from around the world," said Henrik Slipsager, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of ABM Industries.

"For ABM, the significance of serving the Memorial and Museum extends well beyond successfully winning another contract. At the time of the tragedy on September 11, more than 850 ABM employees provided a range of facility services at the World Trade Center properties, representing our largest client account at the time. Sadly, 17 members of the ABM family did not survive the terrorist attacks on a day that they, like so many others, simply came to work to do their jobs in service of others. We are privileged to once again serve this special place at this exciting time of its rebirth — and to have the opportunity to continue the legacy of exceptional service and personal commitment our colleagues brought to the World Trade Center each and every day," Slipsager added.

All facility services at the site are expected to meet or exceed the requirements of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB), as defined by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the release noted.

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