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Articles by Phillip Lawless, Editor

August 2014 Cleanthoughts

No Winter Surprises

August 2014 Cover Feature

Attract The Best Employees

Steps for finding, hiring and keeping dependable employees.

No matter how smart, experienced or dedicated, a manager must depend on his or her team to successfully meet the needs of each facility.


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August 2014 A Clean Sweep

Keeping The McWane Science Center Clean

How environmental services keeps this unique facility safe for visitors, staff and aquatic animals.

The environmental services team regularly performs an array of cleaning activity: From cleaning up after special events and IMAX showings to vacuuming out the store and maintaining food court floors and trash cans.


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July 2014 Cleanthoughts

Making Tech A Theme

A popular TV character in the 1980s frequently quipped, “I love it when a plan comes together.” And, as this month’s issue of Cleaning & Maintenance Management was developed and finalized, it seemed this quote was fitting.


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July 2014 Cover Feature

Navigating New Technology

Charting the most beneficial turns in today’s cleaning market.

Even in the age of smart homes and high-tech office buildings, cleaning remains a stable, if somewhat traditional, industry.


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CM e-News Daily

CMI's Train the Trainer at The Ohio State University

Each cleaning professional will leave this event with a CMI trainer certification to begin administering the CMI Custodial Technician Certification course.


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Podcast: Talking Sustainability With Green Seal

Linda Chipperfield, vice president of marketing & communications, discusses steps for instituting a sustainability program as well as new green technologies.


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Floor Mats As A Prevention Strategy

A white paper explores multiple aspects of a floor mat program.

A white paper includes a number of hard floor care and matting use and upkeep tips.


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How To Get The Most Out Of Batteries

Selecting batteries that can withstand the rigors of floor cleaning machine operation.

The engineering behind battery designs and the manufacturing techniques employed by battery companies have advanced in recent years.


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Restroom Deep Cleaning And Repairs

Steps operations can follow during summer restroom projects.

Efficient completion of project cleaning is more important than ever before for cleaning professionals.


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