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Solving the Challenges of Facility Management

Security a top concern in 2018, but FMs still shoulder wide-ranging obligations

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Mark Warner

Concrete: the Floor of the Future

Hard Floors

One of the fastest growing segments of the flooring industry is concrete floors. They take a minimal amount of care to maintain, if you care for them and polish them correctly.

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David Collette

Get Agitated About Mopping

Hard Floors

Tile, grout, soil, and tools can all impact your mopping strategy and how you tackle that greasy floor.

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Departments

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Ron Segura

Pricing Bids for the Win

Business and Management

Cleaning contractors often believe that customers select janitorial services based on which contractor has the lowest bid. They are both right and wrong.

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Jess Baidwan

Managing Multiple Cleaning Environments

Technology and Trends

Managing multiple cleaning environments on a single campus can be stressful and overwhelming. This Facility Focus article presented by IEHA, a division of ISSA, can help your staff get ahead.

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Scoring Exterior Maintenance Plan Buy-in

Facility Management

Many clients don’t realize that neglecting regular exterior maintenance can hit them in the pocketbook later with expensive facility repairs and serious tenant injuries.

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Stephen Ashkin

Choose a Distributor That Values Sustainability

Facility Management

Asking your distributors leading questions about their environmental practices will give you a clue as to their sustainability policies.

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Kevin Keeler

Show Some Respect in BSC/In-House Relationships

Business and Management

If your BSCs and in-house staff are working against each other, follow these three tips to help them gain mutual respect.

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Products & Services

Paper towel dispenser with three settings
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Cascades Pro

Three Settings, One Dispenser

The Tandem Electronic Hybrid paper towel dispenser from Cascades Pro features three settings to dispense 1,050-foot rolls. The hidden towel setting is best for hygiene-focused settings as it dispenses towels through a no-touch sensor. The exposed towel setting is ideal for high-traffic settings where patrons need towels quickly. The motor-assist setting works for energy-efficient facilities as a towel is always in-sight to keep traffic moving.

Deb hand soap dispensers
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Deb Group

Personalize Your Handwashing

Deb’s Pick and Mix soap dispensers come in a vast palette of colors. Mix and match the colors of the dispenser’s backplate, cover, and even the button to complement your corporate or individual branding. Pair your color scheme with your company logo to create a one-of-a-kind dispenser. Logo designs are chemical- and fade-resistant and will last for the life of the dispenser.

Press for Perfect Proportioning
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Hydro Systems Co.

Press for Perfect Proportioning

The AccuMax™ line of chemical dispensers from Hydro Systems feature a fresh look with the company’s new logo. AccuMax 1-, 2-, and 3-button dispensers accommodate multiple chemicals and feature an expansive workspace to easily route tubes. The 4P all-in-one system houses up to four chemicals behind locked enclosures. The Quad Diverter Valve dispenser is designed for multiple products with varying flow rates.

Enviro-Solutions chemical dilution and dispenser system
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Charlotte Products Ltd.

Dispense Chemicals Without Contact

Enviro-Solutions® ES-HL6472-AIR / ES-HL64H72-EGAP dispensers offer multiple floor and auto scrub applications and provide high-flow and low-flow dispensing. Their color-coded labeling system and lockable cabinetry ensure safe chemical handling. The system works with both bottles and buckets and assures accurate dilution. No-touch caps allow users to change bottles without chemical contact.

Sofidel towel and toilet paper dispensers
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Sofidel America Corp.

Dispensing for Fashionistas

Hy Tech paper towel and toilet paper dispensers from Sofidel’s Papernet brand are made of highly resistant plastic and feature sleek designs from renowned Italian designer Stefano Giovannoni. They are resistant to physical impacts and corrosive chemicals. Dispensers in the antibacterial line are enriched with silver ions that eliminate germs in a few minutes. The line includes no-touch electronic, mechanical, and twin dispensers.

Kimberly-Clark touchless towel dispenser
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Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Wave for Touch-Free Drying

The Scott® MOD Slimroll towel dispenser combines touchless technology with the bacteria-reducing benefits of paper towels. This high-capacity, compact dispenser is perfect for small spaces. It dispenses rolled paper towels, which require 20 percent fewer refills than folded towels. The dispenser features a quick-load design, is available in key or keyless entry, and carries a lifetime warranty.

Vi-Jon compact dispenser
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Vi-Jon, Inc.

Flex Your Dispensing Options

Compact enough to fit just about anywhere, the OmniPod® Flex Manual 750-ml dispenser from Vi-Jon is suitable for a wide range of applications, including tight spaces. This versatile dispenser can be used for liquid, gel, and foam hand sanitizers and soaps. The quick-change refill bottle holds 750 milliliters of product, is fully exposed for easy monitoring of product level, and is ADA-compliant.

Spartan dilution and dispensing system
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Spartan Chemical Co., Inc.

Dispense and Go

Spartan’s Clean on the Go® VersaFill™ 3 dilution and dispensing system assures employee safety, accurate diluting, and cost control. The system features a simple dial control to fill quart bottles and buckets from the same product. A convenient, integrated, locking storage cabinet houses up to four 2-liter cartridges, gallon containers, or a combination of 2-liter and gallon containers.

Phoenix dual-head propane burnisher
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Phoenix Floor Care

Burnisher

The Titan Twin dual-head propane burnisher from Phoenix cleans and polishes floors in one pass, saving valuable labor time. The machine’s dispenser automatically disperses cleaner or polish, then the scrubber head rotates at 1,000 rpm with 55 pounds of pressure to capture dirt. Next, the burnishing head rotates at 1,800 rpm with 8 pounds of pressure to polish the floor to a sheen.

Tennant autonomous floor scrubber
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Tennant Co.

Floor Scrubber

Tennant’s T7 floor scrubber is an autonomous floor care machine capable of cleaning without direct operator control. The scrubber uses robotic technology software developed by Brain Corp., an artificial intelligence company, to safely navigate complex environments and effectively wash floors, maximizing worker productivity.

Filmop disposable dusting sheets
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Filmop USA

Dusting Sheets

Quik-Stik disposable dusting sheets from Filmop are made with glue-infusion technology, which picks up both fine dust and heavier debris without compromising glide. The 24-inch sheets fit security on Filmop’s LaMello Rubber Blade Duster to capture dirt, even on irregular surfaces. After use, there’s no need to shake out or launder the soiled dusting sheets. Simply discard and replace with a new sheet.

Aluf colored trash bags
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Aluf Plastics Division

Trash Bags

Colored trash bags from Aluf are ideal for buildings adhering to a color-coding system or facilities with identification or sorting needs. The bags come in red for hazardous/biohazard waste; blue for recycling; orange for clinical waste; and yellow for chemotherapy waste. Special orders are available in green, gray, brown, purple, silver, and even specific Pantone colors for special occasions or sporting events.

Unger floor cleaning system
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Unger Enterprises, LLC

Mop

The Unger Excella™ floor cleaning system cleans 4,878 square feet per hour. It combines dual-swivel handles and a height-adjustable, self-guiding S-curve pole to create a self-steering system. Suitable for all hard floor surfaces, the system is ideal for spot mopping, wet mopping, dusting, and floor-finishing applications. Choose a half-liter bottle, 1-liter bottle, or a 5-liter backpack to scale your floor cleaning to the environment.