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May 10, 2019 Ron Segura

You've Lost the Bid; Is it Your Fault?

Business and Management

A cleaning contract will not always go to the lowest bidders. It will go to the contractors who convince the client of all the features and benefits their companies bring to the table.

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May 10, 2019 William Hoff

Reduce Reactive Maintenance Requests and System Downtime

Technology and Trends

Many companies are transitioning from a reactive maintenance approach to a more predictive and preventative method, resulting in a more efficiently run facility.

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Mold on a white ceiling
May 9, 2019 Doug Hoffman

Minimize Mold

Health and Safety

A tell-tale musty smell means you should check these four areas to find where mold may be lurking in your facility.

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May 7, 2019 Dan Ringo

Maintenance Projects to Schedule This Year

Facility Management

Scheduling preventative maintenance will save operating costs and increase your building systems' reliability. Here are some preventative maintenance practices to put on your checklist.

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Person disinfecting a doorknob with a microfiber cloth
May 6, 2019 Mark McInnes

Four Secrets of Successful Infection Prevention Programs

Infection Control

A proper disinfection process includes simple, time-honored steps, like pre-cleaning surfaces and following dwell times. Let’s examine a few of those closer to better understand how process impacts infection prevention.

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May 2, 2019 Bill Ruhr

Considerations for Workloading Complex Floor Plans

Hard Floors

Proper workloading calculations can help to guide equipment choices for various areas of a warehouse, manufacturing plant, or other types of complicated layouts

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April 26, 2019 Nan Hallock

The Art of Workforce Scheduling at the World’s Largest Casino Resort

Business and Management

Learn the formula for mobilizing an army of 1,500 housekeepers to make 17.9 million square feet of active space at The Venetian Las Vegas shine.

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A woman with two small children in an airport terminal
April 23, 2019 Robert Kravitz

Lactation Rooms: New Policies Coming to an Airport Near You

Health and Safety

A new law requires all large- and medium-sized airports in the United States to provide a private, hygienic space in each terminal for nursing or pumping mothers.

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Woman working on a computer with a dog on her lap
April 19, 2019 Katherine Picket

A Doggone Friendly Office

Health and Safety

Before you allow employees to bring their dogs to the workplace, set up some guidelines to keep humans and canines safe, and to protect your facility from damage.

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April 18, 2019 CMM Staff

Prove ROI on Sustainability Efforts

Facility Management

This Q & A with an industry consultant will help you track your facility's return on investment in implementing sustainability efforts.

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April 17, 2019 Stephen Ashkin

Invest in Sustainability for Growth and Stability

Technology and Trends

Businesses that take steps to protect their facilities against climate change can pour as much as US$26 billion into the world's economy and create as many as 65 million "low carbon" jobs by 2030.

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April 2, 2019 Brad Hoare

Vacuum Features and Settings for the Best Cleaning Results

Products

Follow these steps to determine which setting to use and how to properly set up the vacuum for your specific job.

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