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5 Fantastic Female Leaders in the Cleaning Industry

Female facility management professionals are breaking down barriers and creating their own paths; here's a snapshot of their secrets to success.

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Lucy Kalkman
Kathleen Misovic

Facilities VP Customizes Approach to Each Client

Facility Management

Sodexo's Lucy Kalkman discusses how a one-size-fits-all approach is not the way to go for optimum client satisfaction.

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Margaret Walker-Shaw
Kathleen Misovic

Hotel Operations Leader Spreads Housekeeping Knowledge Around the World

Training

A certified executive housekeeper with IEHA, Margaret Walker-Shaw shares the importance of leveraging standards to get ahead in the industry.

Article
​Nadine Palombo
Kathleen Misovic

Mentoring Is a Job Perk for PepsiCo Senior Manager

Facility Management

Nadine Palombo talks about how facility management is much more than cleaning. From fire codes to food service, she is leading in all areas of facility operations.

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A woman whose a leader in facility management
Jenean Merkel Perelstein

How Women Leaders in Facility Management Can Break Down Barriers

Facility Management

Female facility director Stephanie Poskin answers tough questions on perseverance and professional growth for women in the industry.

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Jill Frey
Kathleen Misovic

Jill Frey: Born to Be an FSP

Business and Management

Although Frey started off in the cleaning industry by working for her family's company, she had to prove her worth to her clients and employees. Here's how she did it.

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Museum Facility Manager Highlights Importance of Training in Field
Kathleen Misovic

Museum Facility Manager Highlights Importance of Training in Field

Facility Management

Training and certification opportunities have helped Judie Cooper get ahead during her time with the Smithsonian Institution; now she's offering the same to others.

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Communication bubbles showing communication and training among housekeeping professionals

How Communication and Training Builds Housekeeping Professionals

Training

For a team to be successful they must work well together, develop exceptional chemistry, and be led in an effective manner. All this is accomplished through communication and by finding a connection to those you are leading.

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chalkboard and apple in school setting
Brant Insero

Public School Cleaning: 5-Step Change Management Plan

Health and Safety

Among all the chaos and tragedy we’ve seen our children face this past year, it’s hard to draw focus to the more simple and easily preventable problems that also have an impact on our children’s health and safety.

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Graffiti on a bathroom stall; it can be hard to clean
J. Darrel Hicks

5 Steps to Keeping Bathroom Stalls Graffiti-Free

Restrooms

Graffiti on bathroom stalls can be very difficult to clean. Learn 5 steps you can take keep your bathroom stalls graffiti-free.

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Cleaner using power washer
Nate Abrahams

Which Power Washer is Best for you?

Products

Commercial pressure washers can be a significant investment; finding the best power washer for your operation is critical. Learn which power washer options are best for your building.

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Rolls of Toilet Paper
Fabio Vitali

On a Roll: The History of Toilet Paper and Restroom Paper Products

Restrooms

Quality, quantity, and choice of toilet paper used in your facility may be affecting user satisfaction and your bottom line. To pick the right product, examining the history of toilet paper will help.

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Columns

Women in the workplace
Kelly Zimmerman

On Behalf of Women in the Workplace

Business and Management

Managing Editor for CMM shares her inside opinion on being a woman in the workplace.

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Watering a plant representing how nurturing a cleaning industry business creates sustainability and savings
Stephen Ashkin

7 Steps to Sustainability and Savings in the Cleaning Industry

Business and Management

Creating a culture of sustainability can be difficult. Here are 7 steps to increasing your cleaning industry business' sustainability and savings.

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Biologic toilet paper
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Sofidel America Corp.

Break Through Clogs

Limit toilet clogs with Papernet’s Bio Tech Toilet Tissue from Sofidel. Enhanced with Biologic Active Tissue Paper (BATP) technology, this product produces enzymes that eat away buildup in pipes, reducing the opportunity for clogs as quickly as just one month of use. This tissue is ideal for facilities looking to reduce costs associated with plumbing emergencies.

Box of bathroom tissue
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Morcon Tissue

This Tissue Keeps on Rolling

Morcon Tissue’s new M99 Jumbo Roll contains 1,000 feet of 2-ply tissue. This 100 percent recycled product is soft yet durable and comes in a space-saving carton. Suitable for facilities looking to save labor costs by reducing the amount of tissue roll changes, M99 is the economical choice for any high-traffic restroom.

Toilet paper rolls
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Kimberly-Clark Professional

More Tissue, Less Cardboard

Each case of Scott® Small Core Bathroom Tissue from Kimberly-Clark has three more rolls and 10 percent more sheets per case compared to a case of standard restroom tissue. These high-capacity rolls are the longest single tissue rolls offered by Kimberly-Clark. They fit in Kimberly-Clark Professional® dispensers, as well as other high-capacity dispensers.

Towel roll
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Cascades Pro

The White Towel That’s Really Green

The Cascades PRO PerformTM Roll Towel for Tandem®, 1050' is an eco-responsible towel that reduces maintenance times due to its larger capacity. Designed to work exclusively with the Cascades PRO Tandem™ electronic and mechanical no-touch dispensers, this roll towel is made from 100% recycled fiber and features certifications from Green Seal, UL and Green-e.

Dust barrier system
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ZipWall

Dust Barrier Fastener

The ZipWall Dust Barrier System provides a quick and safe way to secure a dust barrier from a drop ceiling in facilities undergoing remodeling or renovation. The system features a MagStrip Fastener that magnetically attaches onto the steel grid of a drop ceiling using a ZipWall pole and a specially designed applicator, eliminating the need for a ladder and tape.

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Avmor Ltd.

Floor Finish

NF322 from Avmor is a durable and soil-resistant finish that leaves floors with a high-gloss shine. Up to four coats can be applied at a time; each coat dries in about 20 minutes. Simply apply the finish and forget about it, or burnish as often as you wish. The ammonia-free formula leaves a pleasant scent.

Lithium battery charger
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Delta-Q Technologies

Battery Chargers

ICL Series High Frequency Lithium Battery Chargers from Delta-Q Technologies are suitable for use on any electric machine. The ICL1200 and ICL1500 chargers are available in 85-volt and 120-volt models. They have a wide AC range, operating on any single-phase electrical grid worldwide. Each charger features a fully customizable, field-replaceable cable design, and the ability to act as both an on- or off-board charger.

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Diversey

Floor Stripper

EduCare™ Heavy Duty Stripper from Diversey is one item in a line of floor care products specifically designed for use in high-traffic education environments. Its professional-strength formula quickly penetrates and removes built-up layers of finish and sealers on vinyl composition tile, terrazzo, and concrete flooring. The stripper can be used with cool water and leaves a low-odor, mild scent.

Antimicrobial floor mats
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Hospeco

Floor Mats

Hospeco’s Health Gards® Antimicrobial Mats are self-drying and decrease the risk of slips and falls near urinals, toilets, sinks, and hand dryers. The top layer of the mats, a tufted, woven blend of antimicrobial polypropylene fiber and velour, disperses and dries fluid while eliminating odor-causing bacteria. The bottom layer, a natural rubber backing, keeps the mats firmly in place.