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October 2, 2019 Amy W. Richardson

The Robots Are Coming … Are You Letting Them In?

Most survey respondents are not implementing autonomous or robotic cleaning equipment in their operation.

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September 9, 2019 Stephen Ashkin

Change for Good, Change for Growth

Major segments of the professional cleaning industry have become stronger and more successful by addressing climate change and adjusting their business operations to focus more on sustainability.

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September 8, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Big Data

Many facility service providers are relying on data provided by sensor and software technology to help them run more efficiently. It is important to invest in the IoT solution that can best support one’s unique business challenges.

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​The Right Answer to Restaurants' Food Labeling Needs
October 11, 2019 Sponsored by DayMark

​The Right Answer to Restaurants' Food Labeling Needs

Imagine, for a moment, a back-of-house automation solution that addresses everything from labeling to training and that can be accessed most anywhere in the world.

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May 29, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

West Coast Takes the Lead on Sustainable Buildings

Since the 1960s, California has been the trendsetter in the environmental arena. Today, it's taking steps to become the world's first major economy to abandon the use of fossil fuels as a primary source of energy for buildings.

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May 29, 2018 Nicole Bowman

Innovation in Building Infrastructure

Advancements in building architecture and design may impact your facility maintenance and cleaning operations. Learn how the Built industry is impacting how we clean.

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May 9, 2018 Jess Baidwan

Managing Multiple Cleaning Environments

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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May 8, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Choose a Distributor That Values Sustainability

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

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May 7, 2018 Mark Warner

Concrete: the Floor of the Future

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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April 12, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Taking Training Online

Setting clear expectations and creating standards is one way to ensure employees are delivering quality results and not just running down a checklist of items.

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A human-like robot watching a woman mop a floor
April 12, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

The Custodian-Robotic Relationship

Although today's robotic cleaners are highly advanced, they still need a human touch to operate efficiently. Both humans and their equipment must work together to produce the best result. Here's how.

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April 10, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Full Speed Ahead for the Sustainability Movement

Even though the federal government has taken environmental and sustainability issues off its priority list, the movement is still going strong.

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April 6, 2018 Caden Hutchens

Design a Mobile Cleaning Inspection

Inspections can be a timely and tedious process, but software developments can help supervisors save time and create new efficiencies in how they grade employee work.

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LMS in use on laptop
April 6, 2018 Nicole Bowman

Success Stories in Online Training

How does your organization go about tracking its employees’ training success? Read success stories from three different organizations.

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March 7, 2018 Eric Gaudet

Cleaning With Colors

Nearly all industries benefit from using colors to clean, including medical centers, hotels, restaurants, schools, daycares, and nursing homes.

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Hannah Kennedy from ISSA and Mark Sisson
March 5, 2018

Supplementing With Self-Cleaning Surfaces

A look back at a forward-thinking technology: Lean more about self-cleaning surfaces and how they can help supplement cleaning efforts in our facilities.

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