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FBG Services release 7.19

July 19, 2012

FBG Service Corporation Introduces Certified Cleaning Program for Hawkeye Community College

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — In an effort to boost indoor environmental quality for students and staff at Hawkeye Community College, FBG Service Corporation has recently certified all of their buildings with the GreenGuard Certified Cleaning Program.

“People are our first priority. That was our primary motivation behind upgrading our maintenance program,” said District Manager Tom Montgomery. “We have always been innovative when it comes to environmental quality in the facilities we maintain. Our mission is the health and safety of all occupants.”

The program, developed by industry pioneer Diversey, was designed specifically to address environmental concerns in commercial and educational facilities. The program involves everything from specialized equipment and procedures to specific training on cleaning methods. Employing chemicals like hydrogen peroxide and tools such as microfiber cloths and high-filtration vacuums, the system has proven effective in cleaning facilities more efficiently without harmful side effects to workers or the environment.

“Operational savings were a factor for Hawkeye,” Montgomery said. “But the truth is, adopting the GreenGuard Certified program is quite an easy decision when they realized the benefits. It just makes sense to invest in programs that will help keep students and employees healthy and productive.”
According to Montgomery, “Introducing the GreenGuard program brings us closer to our goal of achieving the highest possible environmental standards in all the facilities we service.” He added. “We’re grateful to have partners like Diversey help us take a larger role in environmental responsibility.”

About FBG Service Corporation
With over 1,200 employees operating in 38 states in the U.S. and Canada, FBG Service Corporation is one of America’s leading full-service commercial janitorial and facility maintenance companies, managing more than 60,000,000 sq. ft. of space for its customers every day. FBG is also among the largest employee-owned companies in the nation and a pioneer in responsible cleaning practices for more than 50 years. For more information, visit us online at www.fbgservices.com.

About the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI)
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, part of the UL Global Network, aims to protect human health and enhance quality of life by improving indoor air quality and reducing chemical exposure. As an ISO-IEC Guide 65:1996 accredited, third-party organization, the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions and serves as a resource for choosing healthier products and materials for indoor environments. All certified products must meet stringent chemical emissions standards based on established criteria from key public health agencies.

GREENGUARD Certification is broadly recognized and accepted by sustainable building programs and building codes worldwide. For more information and a complete listing of certified products, visit www.greenguard.org.