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November 29, 2018 Jean-François Leblanc

Color Coding Industrial Work Spaces for Safety

How green, yellow, and red safety zones can protect your workers from on-site accidents

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Men wearing protective vests in an industrial facility
November 27, 2018 Jean-François Leblanc

Keep it Clean, Keep it Safe in Industrial Facilities

Training is critical to keeping cleaning staff safe on a plant or warehouse floor. Review these safety tips before training staff to clean these risky environments.

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November 26, 2018 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility

Medical facilities vary in their specific needs. Consider training resources, cleaning products, and required equipment when making a bid.

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A person using equipment to care for a terrazzo floor
November 21, 2018 James Flieler

Protected Terrazzo Floors Last a Lifetime

While terrazzo is generally long lasting—and is still found in old palacios and palazzos in Italy—it can succumb to deterioration. Here’s how to prevent it.

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A dilution system diluting several cleaning products
August 22, 2018 Mike Watt

Save Money and the Environment With Auto Dilution Systems

Auto dilution systems not only help eliminate waste, they ensure the correct amount of chemical is used for the task at hand, improving cleaning effectiveness and safety.

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August 9, 2018 Amanda Hosey

Come Clean on Carpet Chemical Terms

Carpet cleaning is a complex process with many types of cleaners available; it can be hard to keep them all straight. Download our infographic to learn about the different types of carpet protectors and chemicals involved in carpet cleaning.

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a shiny, patterned concrete floor
August 7, 2018 James Flieler

Six Myths of Concrete Floor Maintenance

Although concrete floors typically require less maintenance than other floors, they still require a care plan. Learn how to maintain this versatile and durable flooring so your daily floor care is quick and effective.

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Lucy Kalkman
August 2, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Facilities VP Customizes Approach to Each Client

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
July 31, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Hotel Operations Leader Spreads Housekeeping Knowledge Around the World

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

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​Nadine Palombo
July 31, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Mentoring Is a Job Perk for PepsiCo Senior Manager

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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chalkboard and apple in school setting
July 31, 2018 Brant Insero

Public School Cleaning: 5-Step Change Management Plan

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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A woman whose a leader in facility management
July 30, 2018 Jenean Merkel Perelstein

How Women Leaders in Facility Management Can Break Down Barriers

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

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Jill Frey
July 25, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Jill Frey: Born to Be an FSP

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
July 25, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Museum Facility Manager Highlights Importance of Training in Field

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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Graffiti on a bathroom stall; it can be hard to clean
July 25, 2018 J. Darrel Hicks

5 Steps to Keeping Bathroom Stalls Graffiti-Free

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
July 23, 2018 Nate Abrahams

Which Power Washer is Best for you?

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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