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Amy W. Richardson

Amy W. Richardson

Managing Editor, Cleaning & Maintenance Management

Amy W. Richardson is managing editor of Cleaning & Maintenance Management. She has more than 15 years of experience editing and writing for trade and consumer publications, community newspapers, nonprofit associations and websites. Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies with an emphasis in journalism from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Articles by Amy W. Richardson

Automation
May 22, 2020 Amy W. Richardson

Robots to the Rescue

Technology and Trends

Makers of autonomous cleaning equipment like robots are seeing an uptick in demand as the need grows for more frequent and thorough cleaning and disinfection of public buildings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Facility Services
April 8, 2020 Amy W. Richardson

Facility Services Now

Facility Management

Use the insights from this survey of facility managers help you plan and prepare the best you can for future success.

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carpet care equipment
March 26, 2020 Amy W. Richardson

Trends in Carpet Care Equipment and Tools

Carpets

Carpet care equipment has benefited from innovations in batteries and automation, paving the way for the growing adoption of cordless vacuums and robotic vacuums.

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Staffing Challenges Continue for BSCs
November 25, 2019 Amy W. Richardson

Staffing Challenges Continue for BSCs

Business and Management

Recruiting and retaining staff continues to be a challenge for building service contractors.

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The Robots Are Coming … Are You Letting Them In?
October 2, 2019 Amy W. Richardson

The Robots Are Coming … Are You Letting Them In?

Technology and Trends

Most survey respondents are not implementing autonomous or robotic cleaning equipment in their operation.

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A New Season
September 11, 2019 Amy W. Richardson

A New Season

Business and Management

Amy W. Richardson is the new managing editor for Cleaning and Maintenance Management.

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Dupage County Jail Inmates
September 4, 2019 Amy W. Richardson

Jail Inmates Find Hope and Purpose in a Future Cleaning Career

Training

CMI partnered with DuPage County Jail to provide custodial training for inmates to prepare them for their release.

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