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

A Doggone Friendly Office

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

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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Discover A Smarter Way to Dust
February 13, 2019 Sponsored by 3M

Discover A Smarter Way to Dust

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Maintenance worker on ladder fixing ceiling
April 17, 2019 Dan Ringo

Prioritizing Building Investments and Facility Maintenance Tasks

Deferring maintenance and upgrades to another budget year can result in higher operational costs in the long run.

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The Value Of Benchmarking
June 9, 2011 Michael Jenkins

The Value Of Benchmarking

Merriam-Webster defines benchmarking as, “The study of a competitor''s product or business practices in order to improve the performance of one''s own company.”

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Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® Transforms Custodial Duties
June 9, 2011 Allen Rathey

Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® Transforms Custodial Duties

Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® successfully applies principles derived from W. Edwards Deming — the father of the modern quality movement — and the efficiencies of systems thinking for the K-12 school environment.

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Greenwashing: The False Advertising Of The Green Movement
May 5, 2011 Amanda Martini-Hughes

Greenwashing: The False Advertising Of The Green Movement

While the consumer puts their faith in words like “all-natural,” “eco-friendly” and “Earth friendly,” in a lot of cases, they''re the victims of the all-too-common practice of “greenwashing.”

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Striping Parking Lots
April 14, 2011 Dan Zurcher

Striping Parking Lots

I am asked two questions quite often: “How do you stripe straight?” and “How do you stop and start exactly where you want?”

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Corporate Recycling Programs
February 18, 2011

Corporate Recycling Programs

Care for the environment is a major goal for most large companies, but implementing recycling programs on a large scale can be a headache.

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A Future As Bright As The Stars
February 1, 2011 Rob Drapaue

A Future As Bright As The Stars

But, a funny thing happened on the way to the stars: He defied his own expectations and grew up to be the chief executive officer (CEO) of a facilities management company.

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What's Your Microfiber Program?
February 1, 2011 Gary Pagenkopf

What's Your Microfiber Program?

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Friday's Ask the Experts: Cleaning procedures
September 24, 2010

Friday's Ask the Experts: Cleaning procedures

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Crushing Fluorescent Bulbs
September 19, 2010

Crushing Fluorescent Bulbs

While compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are gradually finding their way into homes, fluorescent lighting has long been the choice of facilities that want to cut energy costs and reduce their impact on the environment.

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You've Removed The Graffiti But A Shadow Remains
September 19, 2010 Tim Winesburg

You've Removed The Graffiti But A Shadow Remains

The most frustrating part of cleaning graffiti happens when you labor over its removal, rinse the area and a shadow or ghost remains.

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Part Two: Team vs. Zone Cleaning
September 19, 2010 Vince Elliot

Part Two: Team vs. Zone Cleaning

In a previous article, we set up the criteria and goals for our study of Team vs. Zone Cleaning. Now, we will uncover the profile of the facilities we surveyed as well as the findings.

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The Xs and Os of cleaning strategies
September 19, 2010

The Xs and Os of cleaning strategies

In some end user circles, productivity is the leading industry buzzword of the day.

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