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The Hottest Topics for Facility Service Providers

These can't-miss education sessions will be front and center during ISSA Show North America 2018

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ISSA Show 2018 seminar presenter Mark Warner
Kathleen Misovic

True or False: Green Cleaning Efforts Can't Use Disinfectants

Infection Control

There are many misconceptions about green cleaning products and practices. ISSA Show presenters reveal the truth behind the myths here.

Article
Gene Woodard, building service director for University of Washington
Jack Brosnan

Participatory Ergonomics: A Leadership Style for Improving Employee Performance

Training

Participatory economics is a leadership model that will help your entire organization work smarter, not harder. Gene Woodard addresses this approach to leadership and training.

Article
Jeff Gardner, President of Maximum Performance Group, LLC
Kelly Zimmerman

How to Target Your Most Likely Contracts (and Close the Deal)

Business and Management

How much better would your bottom line look if you knew how to put all your eggs in the right baskets? Learn more on how to build your revenue quickly.

Article
Roy Boukidjian, Dignity Health, San Francisco, CA
Jack Brosnan

How Environmental Services and Infection Control Teams Can Work Together

Infection Control

Cleaning has and always will be one of the best methods for infection control. Yet, when it comes to health care facilities, EVS professionals are rarely involved in the discussion.

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John Bernhards, Associate Vice President for APPA
Kelly Zimmerman

Budget for the Lifespan of Your Facility

Facility Management

Oversight of a facility’s total cost of ownership can cause problems for owners who aren’t prepared to care for the property in the long term.

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Sergeant James Songer, Dallas Police Department
Kathleen Misovic

Run, Hide, Fight: How Facilities Can Prepare for an Active Shooter Situation

Health and Safety

Sergeant James Songer of the Dallas Police Department offers life-saving advice and an opportunity to learn more at October's ISSA Show.

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Departments

Coins inside an image of a battery
Kelly Zimmerman

Battery Tech and Your Bottom Line

Products

Batteries work hard behind the scenes to keep your cleaning equipment going strong. Keep these points in mind the next time you’re working with cleaning equipment that requires battery operation.

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A graphic of key performance indicators
Isaac Johnson

Keeping Tabs on EVS Performance

Health and Safety

Metrics can assist management with proper forecasting and hold team members accountable as well as allow them to celebrate success. Here are key metrics to consider for your EVS operation.

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Shiny new cars at a dealership
Tim Conn

Pricing High-End Retail Facilities: Car Dealerships

Business and Management

​Pricing a contract for a high-end retail facility can be tricky. Don't forget to prioritize these variables for your quote.

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group business people sales pitch
Tim Poskin

Pitching Company Policies

Business and Management

How do you empower your cleaning team to carry out company policies? If it’s in the employee handbook, certainly they’ll follow it, right? Well, not necessarily.

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new flooring technologies
Kathleen Misovic

Save Time and Money With New Flooring Technology

Hard Floors

The latest flooring technology, such as luxury vinyl tile, high-build systems, and dry stripping, will help keep a facility’s floors looking good with minimal care, expense, and fumes.

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Life raft full of money
Kelly Zimmerman

Planning for Budget Contingencies in Your Cleaning Operation

Business and Management

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A small chalk board with Plan A and Plan B written on it, and Plan B checked
Kelly Zimmerman

Getting Ahead of Our Setbacks

Facility service providers must plan for the unpredictable. You don’t want to be in a situation where you can’t pay your staff, contractors, or utilities because an emergency totally wiped out your cash flow. A back-up plan is key.

Article
A building with green plants growing on it
Stephen Ashkin

Technology Initiatives Deliver Sustainability to Older Buildings

Technology and Trends

Many of the new buildings under construction in this country are being built with sustainable systems that use less fuel, energy, water, etc. However, thousands of older commercial buildings are still in use. A pilot program in Chicago, IL, may provide solutions to the challenges of updating old buildings.

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Lance Witschen

Employee Engagement Involves More Than Buzzwords

Business and Management

Allowing workers to give feedback on job site challenges conveys your organization cares about their health and welfare.

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Sponsored by 3M

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Vote for 2-1 Daily Cleaning Pad
Sponsored by 3M

Vote for 2-1 Daily Cleaning Pad

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Interim carpet cleaning system
Sponsored by R.E. Whittaker

Whittaker Remains the Industry-Leader in Carpet Cleaning

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Hand hygiene system
Sponsored by Vi-Jon® Professional

Vi-Jon® Professional Offers a Complete Hand Hygiene Portfolio

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Sponsored by Unger Enterprises

Clean Floors Twice as Fast with Unger Excella

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Sponsored by Spartan Chemical Co., Inc.

Eliminate Headaches Associated with Quality Inspections

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Toilet paper
Sponsored by Sofidel

Reduce Toilet Clogs With Papernet’s Bio Tech

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Upright vacuum
Sponsored by Sanitaire

Meet the first certified asthma & allergy friendly® commercial vacuum.

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Cordless backpack vacuum
Sponsored by ProTeam

ProTeam Cordless Innovation at ISSA Booth #5717

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Multi-purpose hand wipes
Sponsored by Kutol Products Co.

Wipe Away Grime on Hands, Tools and Equipment

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No-touch cleaning system
Sponsored by Kaivac

Try Cord-Free No-Touch Cleaning® at ISSA Booth 6848

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Scrubbers
Sponsored by IPC Eagle

CT51 and CT71 Scrubbers: 2 Machines, 16 Models

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Water powered laundry dispenser
Sponsored by Hydro Systems

Low-Maintenance, Venturi-Based Laundry Dispenser

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Portable extractor pump
Sponsored by Cat Pumps

Get More Out of Your Portable Extractor

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Autonomous commercial scrubber
Sponsored by Brain Corp.

A Smarter Kind of Clean with Brain Corp

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Wood floor care system
Sponsored by Bona US

The New Standard in Wood Floor Recoating

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Products & Services

Low scratch scour pad and sponge
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3M Commercial Solutions Division

Scour pads

3M’s Scotch-Brite™ Low Scratch Scour Pad and Low Scratch Scour Sponge clean stainless steel, countertops, ceramic tile, and other surfaces where minimal scratching is desired. Each features a power dot side to scour away tough messes. The 2000HEX pad has a dark blue side that removes fine food particles. The 3000HEX sponge has a light blue side with antimicrobial technology to resist bacteria growth.

Continuous hand towel dispenser
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Essity Professional Hygiene North America LLC

Dispenser

The PeakServe dispensing system from Tork is designed for high-traffic washrooms. PeakServe dispenses a continuous hand towel by utilizing compressed towel bundles which latch onto each other when loaded, so they dispense without interruption. The dispenser holds more than 2,100 towels, which allows it to service 600 more guests than roll towel or folded towel dispensers before it needs to be refilled.

Hose reel
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Hannay Reels

Hose Reel

Hannay Reels’ VAC series reel provides a convenient method for storing and handling vacuum hoses. The heavy-duty reel stands up to traveling and features a variety of mounting configurations for different truck and tank constraints. The reel’s dual, sealed bearings provide smooth winding and unwinding. It comes standard with a manual rewind system but is available with electric or hydraulic rewind.

Ultra-thin nitrile gloves
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Hospeco

Gloves

ProWorks Ultra Thin Nitrile Gloves from Hospeco are ideal for wearers who need to feel their way through tasks. These powder-free gloves combine the strength and fit of nitrile with the thin-gauge barrier in loose-fitting vinyl gloves. They are resistant to punctures and to motor oils, grease, and many chemicals. Their beaded cuff makes them easy to pull on and their textured fingertips assist with grip.

Medical waste cart
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Toter, Inc.

Medical Waste Cart

Toter’s 32-gallon medical waste cart is biohazard compatible, making it suitable for hospitals, surgical centers, and other medical facilities. The cart holds up to 112 pounds and is available with two wheels or two wheels and two casters. It features a locking lid to eliminate leaks and is fully stackable, allowing for easy transport and storage. Its unique shape allows it to fit in tight spaces.

Soap and lotion dispenser
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Tolco Corp.

Dispenser

Prevent soap and lotion leaks by dispensing from the top, instead of the bottom, with Tolco’s Top PerFOAMer & Top Choice dispenser. This easy-to-install dispenser is ADA-compliant and features a locking system and replaceable pumps, which allow the units to convert from lotion to foam or vice versa. It can be imprinted with your company’s logo to personalize your restroom.

Water-based urethane floor finish
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Avmor Ltd.

Floor Finish

Avmor’s WF725 floor finish is an environmentally friendly water-based urethane floor covering suitable for hardwood gym floors. It’s ready-to-use formula is easy to apply and bonds with any existing floor coating that is in good condition. The low-odor, quick-dry formula allows the floor to be used the next day and provides a high-gloss protective finish that is resistant to scratches and scuffs.

Bottle of deodorizer
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Waterless Co., Inc.

Deodorizer

Signature™ deodorizer from Waterless is safe for most surfaces. Spray it on walls, garbage cans, and restroom fixtures for a long-lasting fragrance. It will mask odors around waterless urinal trap exchanges. The deodorizer can also be poured into carpet shampoo solutions and mopping solutions to add a fresh, clean scent to floors. Signature is available in single quarts or a case of 12 quarts.

Disposable dusting sheets
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Americo Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Dusting Sheets

Double-sided TrapEze disposable dusting sheets from Americo can be used with any dusting tool. They feature an adhesive coating that removes dust and dirt without leaving a sticky residue. The sheets also clean baseboards, ceiling fans, bookshelves, and other hard-to-reach areas. They are available in 5-inch and 8-inch widths and are perforated every six inches, allowing users to choose the length.

Self-adhesive mop pad
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Nexstep Commercial Products

Mop

The Disposable Dust Mop and Pad system from Nexstep uses electrostatic charge to quickly pick up dust, dirt, and hair—no water, oils, or chemicals are needed. The self-adhesive pad securely holds 2-inch by 4¾-inch mop sheets, which are disposable for a more sanitary facility. The mopping system attaches securely to any Velcro mop frame.

Container of carpet cleaner
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Charlotte Products

Carpet Cleaner

Enviro-Solutions® ES93+ Encapsulation Carpet Cleaner from Charlotte Products provides quick cleaning and drying of virtually all carpet types. No special equipment is required as it can be applied using a spin bonnet on a traditional floor machine. ES93+ converts soils into powder that can be vacuumed up without leaving any sticky residue that can cause resoiling. It’s also ideal for cleaning grout and rubber floors.

Container of odor neutralizer
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Bioesque Solutions

Odor Neutralizer

Botanical Odor Neutralizer from Bioesque eliminates odors and removes stains without harmful or toxic chemicals. It removes mold and mildew and is also effective against difficult stains including coffee, wine, blood, urine, and vomit. The neutralizer is ideal for hospitals and restrooms and safe to use on a variety of surfaces including walls, fabrics and carpets. It is available in 1-gallon containers and 55-gallon drums.