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March 2013 Let's Talk Shop

Knowledge Is Power

Without knowledge, we place control in others' hands and lose our power to influence situational outcomes.

There is a shift taking place in the industry; increasingly, building operators see clean facilities as an investment that both attracts and protects occupants and customers.


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March 2013 Feature 4

Profit As A Function Of Sustainable Operation

Using sound environmental principals and business strategies to bridge the gap between sustainability and profitability.

The truly successful business model is one which views sustainability as the bridge to profit, functioning to safeguard people and the planet in order to maximize earnings.


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March 2013 Clean Sweep

Enabling The Next Generation

When looking for the future of the facilities landscape, education will continue to play an important role.

Things are changing when it comes to chemicals, equipment and procedures and the facilitation of education surrounding these changes has become a mission of Staples Advantage, part of the business to business arm of Staples Inc.


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February 2013 Raising Standards

The Facilities Management Connection

Instead of being autonomous, facilities management departments have huge influences on entire organizations and companies.

Not only is cleaning the largest component of the facilities budget, but it is also the most visible piece of the management function — and, it has an impact on occupant health and hygiene.


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February 2013 Contractor Success

Tips For Going Mobile With CMMS

Smoothly and painlessly transitioning into the new age of tracking with computerized maintenance management software.

CMMS applications for netbooks, tablets and smartphones are increasingly essential for maintenance management professionals, allowing users to monitor equipment status, as well as file and update work orders, wherever and whenever.


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January 2013 Contractor Success

Building Loyalty Through Consulting

Becoming your customers' cleaning consultant is a surefire way to increase your worth.

Many contractors and distributors have become their customers’ “experts” when it comes to building maintenance — helping facilities managers lower overall operating costs, transfer to green cleaning strategies and become more sustainable.


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January 2013 Facility Focus

Avoid The Winter Blues And Bruises With Floor Mats

How to select the right floor mat program for your hotel to help prevent slips, trips and falls.

According to statistical data from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips and falls cause 15 percent of all accidental deaths — second only to automobile accidents in the number of fatalities. One solution often taken for granted is floor mats, which come in all styles, sizes and shapes.


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