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Maintenance & Operations

The Maintenance & Operations landing page for Facility Professionals.

Topics related to Maintenance & Operations

maintenance planning, preventive maintenance, budget, staffing, bonds, capital projects, employee training, life-cycle analysis, networking, roi
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PPG Reaches Agreement with Vitro for Sale of Flat Glass Operations

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Dude Solutions Introduces Mobile Device Management, Part of Technology Management Suite

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Drone Directives: New FAA Rules Govern UAV Use

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Sunburst Chemicals Introduces Conserv SG55 Color Safe Bleach : Safe for Colored Fabrics and the Environment

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Safety First: App Targets Workplace Chemical Hazards

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN Adds Sessions to Promote Greener Educational Facilities

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Vital from Sunburst Chemicals Cleans and Deodorizes Hard Surfaces and Keeps Drains Flowing in Restrooms

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On World FM Day, RICS Highlights Collaboration with IFMA, Work on Public Sector Asset Management and International Property Measurement Standards

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SETECH Partners with Azima DLI to Enhance Its Services Division

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Study: Facility Operations Mean Billions for Economy

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In Or Out? K-12 District Wrestles with Outsourcing

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EPA Authorizes Bluon Energy TdX 20 Refrigerant under SNAP

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Destroy Problem Mold and Mildew with SUNBURST NO-BAC from Sunburst Chemicals

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Study: Internet of Things Impacts Building Maintenance Strategies

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Cutting Costs: Four Tips For Facility Managers

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Report Offers Tough Lessons in K-12 Maintenance

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NIOSH App Targets Ladder Safety

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Lift Simulator Aims To Improve User Safety

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F.W. Webb: Company Continues Expansion into New Jersey

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Parksmart Recognizes Green Parking Structures

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GSA: Federal Employees Eligible for BOC Courses

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NFPA 70B: Preventive Maintenance for Electrical Equipment

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OSHA Resources Target Heat-Illness Prevention

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JLG: Company Adds New Hagerstown, Md., Service Branch

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OSHA: Protecting Outdoor Workers from Lightning

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Cintas: Heading Off Unpleasant Summer Smells in Facilities

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Dan Hounsell Editorial: Facility Safety, With a Focus on Facades

  


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Maintenance Profession’s Impact on Sports Facilities, Industry

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Avmor: Cleaner Disinfectants Need 2-Step Process

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ASHRAE Certifications Recognized for U.S Building Personnel

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OSHA Issues New Rule on Injury Data Collection

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Worker Safety: Group Urges Lift Safety with Banners

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National Service Alliance: Tips on Eye Safety for Custodial Workers

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Procurement: New-Generation Strategies and Tactics for Maintenance StaffsPart one of a four-part article on procurementpart 2: Rethinking Roles: Procurement Process Involving more Participantspart 3: Procurement Priorities Change with Increased Product Knowledgepart 4: Changes and Challenges Ahead for Procurement Process

  


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Maintenance Planning: From Concept to RealityPart one of columnist Michael Cowley's three-part article on maintenance planningpart 2: Decide What Constitutes a Good or Acceptable Maintenance Planpart 3: Fine-Tune Maintenance Planning Process with Measuring and Meetings

  


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Bobcat: Company Completes Improvements to Gwinner, N.D., Engineering Facility

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Safety Spotlight: May Is Building Safety Month

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Facilities Director Happy He Ignored Mentor’s Advice

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WernerCo: Company to Host Safety Training Events During OSHA's Annual 'Stand Down To Safety' Initiative

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JLG: Company Sells Tallest Articulating Boom Lift to Riwal

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Building a 21st Century Power Tools ArsenalPart 1 of a 4-part article on power toolspart 2: Ergonomics Emerges as Important Power Tool Considerationpart 3: New-Generation Power Tools Improve Efficiency, Lower Cost of Operationpart 4: SIDEBAR: Tool Check — Inspection and Maintenance Tips

  


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OSHA Alert: New Rule Targets Exposure to Silica Dust

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The Oscars of Maintenance: The 2016 FMD Achievement AwardsProgram shines spotlight on value of maintenance and engineering departments

  


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BOMA: Preventive Maintenance Guidebook Helps Avoid Unplanned System Failures and Repairs

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K-12 Crisis: Report Finds Maintenance Funding Woes

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Social Media and Maintenance — A Slowly Emerging Marriage

  


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Trojan Battery: Company Joins SmartEquip Network, Simplifying Battery Procurement for Equipment Companies

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SURVEY: Mobile Technology — Exploring the OpportunitiesPart 1 of a 4-part article on mobile technologypart 2: Tablets Lag Behind Laptops for Maintenance Technicianspart 3: Survey: Funding Ranks as Toughest Roadblock to Adopting Mobile Technologypart 4: What Does Future Hold for Mobile Technology?

  


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OSHA Updates Eye, Face Protection Standards

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Dan Hounsell: In-House Intelligence a Valuable Asset

  


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Life Cycle Institute: Group Partners with Clemson University to Offer Maintenance Management Certification

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OSHA Rule Targets Exposure to Silica Dust

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Hilti: Tool Services Warranty Redefined

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Kardex Remstar: Company Improves Worker Ergonomics For Order Picking Success

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Xylem: New Online Course on Waterside Economization Offered

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Sealed Air: Diversey Care Division's Solutions Help University of South Carolina Achieve Sustainability Goals

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Consolidated Chemical Works: Company Hosting Half-Day of Training in Cleaning Management

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OSHA and Industrial Truck Association: Alliance Renewed to Reduce Hazards of Powered Industrial Trucks

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OHSA: 10,000 Severe Worker Injuries Reported in First Year of Government Requirement

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Extech: Company Adds Full Line of Restoration Products from Cathedral Stone

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Milwaukee Tool: Company Launches Integrated Tool Tracking Through One-Key

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Georgia-Pacific: Company Recognized as Outstanding Supplier by Grainger

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Cintas: Time to Cast a Vote for 2016 Janitor of the Year

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Veritiv: Company to Present High-Performance Building Service Offerings at NFMT Baltimore

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Watts: Company Employs High-Performance Sediment-Reduction Media

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Videojet: Improve Tracking with Variable Case Coding

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IKECA: Organization Introduces New Standard for Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems

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WaterSense: March into Water Savings

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Trash Compactor Features Automatic Maintenance SchedulingWastequip

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Video: 2015 FMD Recipients — What Lies Ahead?

  


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Procter & Gamble: More Cleaning Industry Managers Report Pressure to Reduce Labor, Other Operating Costs

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ALL Family of Companies: New Branch Opened in Indianapolis; Branch Expanded in Mobile, Ala.

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Daylight Savings: Time to Synchronize Time

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milliCare: Ways to Keep Office Germs Out of the Home

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Polaris: Company Acquires Taylor-Dunn, a Provider of Industrial Vehicles

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Impact Products: Company Offers Workplace Eye Protection Tips

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OSHA Updates Resources for Aerial Lift Safety

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Video: Looking Back at 2015 — The FMD Achievement Awards

  


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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Workshop Offered at NFMT

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Ozone Alert: Effective Refrigerant Management

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Risk Assessment Workshop offered at NFMT

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Building Robotics: Comfy App Named in Global Cleantech 100

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Time for Managers to Realize Benefits of Social Media

  


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Drones and Data: The Facilities Challenge

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Safety App Now Targets Step Ladders

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Zello: PTT App Makes Instant Voice Communications Even More Effective

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Betco: Tips for Cleaning and Disinfection in Hotels

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Trojan Battery: Company Now Operates Factory Sales Locations Throughout Southeast U.S.

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Cintas: Company Kicks Off Nationwide Janitor of the Year Contest

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FAA Creating Rules to Ensure Safe Drone Operation

  


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Commercial Drones Give Managers Eyes in the SkyPart one of a three-part article on commercial dronespart 2: Managers Strive to Learn Benefits of Drone Technologypart 3: Challenges and Costs Associated with Drone Technology

  


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Maximizing Maintenance: Assessing Non-Value Added ActivitiesPart one of a two-part article on maximizing maintenancepart 2: Reassessing of Preventive Maintenance Responsibilities Produces Huge Savings

  


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Liberty Building Forensics Group: The Incredible Predictability of Building Moisture and Mold Problems

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Kemper System: Waterproofing System for Concrete on View at Las Vegas Conference

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National Service Alliance: Group Lists 7 Business Trends and Predictions for Contract Cleaners in 2016

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Viega: Company Showcases Industry's First Press Fitting Technology for Black Iron Pipe at AHR

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Green Seal: Certifier Celebrating 15 Years of GS-37 Contributions

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WaterSignal: Best Winter Practices for Preventing Burst Pipes

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Roundtable: Managers Discuss Technician Training Strategies

  


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ASTM: New Standards Aim to Help with Building Facade Inspections, Including Drone Use

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New Standard Aims To Streamline Asset Management

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Lightower: Company Expands All-Fiber Network in Baltimore

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CleanCore: 7 Tips for Introducing Aqueous Ozone Cleaning Systems to Cleaning Workers

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Dan Hounsell: Finding Balance a Challenge for Maintenance Managers

  


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Crown Matting Technologies: Do's and Don'ts of Cleaning Commercial Kitchen Mats

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OSHA: Standards, Systems and Safety

  


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OSHA Update: Workplace Safety Changes for 2016Part one of a three-part article on OSHA updatespart 2: OSHA Revises Labeling and Signage Requirementspart 3: OSHA Revisions to Improve Regulatory Compliance

  


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Managing Plusses, Minuses of Portable TechnologyPart one of a two-part article on managing portable technologypart 2: Consider Process When Utilizing Mobile Devices

  


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Talking Points: Communications Key for Project Support

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Cintas Corporation: Eight Things to Clean Right Now to Prevent a Norovirus Outbreak

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5 Minutes With Podcast: Social Media Mavens in Maryland School District

  


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Federal Funds: U.S. Buildings Get Bottom-Line Boost

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National Service Alliance: Why GPOs Benefit the Entire Professional Cleaning Industry

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Inteplast: Trash Can Liner Audits Help Businesses Save Money, Improve Sustainability Practices

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Social Media Mavens in Maryland School District

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HC Info: Webcast to Discuss Configuring Water Plan to Comply with ASHRAE 188

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Safety Spotlight: Data Stress Risks Related to Maintenance

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PathoSans: Electrolyzed Water Cleaning Solution Certified Under Green Seal's GS-37 Standard

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Carel: Company's HEOS Sistema Wins Prestigious Innovation Award for Refrigeration

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National Service Alliance: Rules of Etiquette for Cleaning Open-Office Spaces

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Western Specialty Contractors: Company Completes Complex Parking Garage Project at Peoria, Ill., Hospital

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Apollo Safety: Company Launches Correctional Facility Division

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OSHA Updating Safety and Health Management Guidelines

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Eckel Noise Control Technologies: Test Chamber Helps Bobcat Accelerate Design and Engineering

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William Faulkner - Famed Author and Most-Famous Physical Plant Manager Ever?

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Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association: Organization Announces Premier National Conference Sponsor

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BOMA: Organization's 360 Performance Program Continues to Offer Significant Return on Investment

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Substratum Group: White Paper Discusses Variables for Clean, Safe Floors

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Pure Air Control Services: Deferred Maintenance Can Raise Risk of Legionnaire's Disease

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American Rental Association: 5-Year Forecast Calls for Even Growth in Rental Industry

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ISSA: Association Earns ASAE Honors for 'Value of Clean' Program

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Managers Must Stress Importance of Maintenance and Engineering Departments

  


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EnviroGard: Company Announces Major Product Expansion

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MODRoto: New Recycling Products Website Showcases Collection Carts, Bulk Containers

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Brady: Company Releases New Videos on its SPC Business

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Hoffmann Architects: Firm Advises on Preparing Buildings for Winter

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KWIPPED.com: New Equipment Rental Marketplace Reports Supplier Network Growth of 36%

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Seattle Gum Wall Getting Deep Cleaning

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OSHA Updates Hazard Communication Resources

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Eye on Energy: Lighting Upgrades Help Retail Facility Takes Control

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Clorox: Company's Disinfecting Wipes Win Industry Award

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New Standard Coming for Total Cost of Ownership

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Polaris: Company Introduces New GEM Electric Vehicles

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Dave Lubach: Training and Retaining Employees Leads to Department Success

  


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New Guideline To Enhance Effectiveness of BIM

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HC Info: Webcast to Address Keys to Success for Water Management Programs

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New Resource Targets Evaluation of Concrete Buildings

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Graybar: Company Presents Hubbell Inc. with Supplier Excellence Award

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Bell & Gossett: Last of This Year's Free Seminars Approaching in Little Red Schoolhouse Schedule

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Tips on Making the Case for Maintenance InvestmentsPart one of a 2-part article by Andrew Gager on maintenance investments part 2: Making the Case for Equipment Requests

  


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Data Center Upgrade Spotlights In-House Expertise

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Toshiba: Company Wins Trifecta at Stevie Awards

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Kaivac: Cleaning Company Asks, 'But What Does It Cost to Own It?'

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Veolia and Covanta: Companies Team Up To Help Consumers, Businesses Recycle Universal Waste

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Kardex Remstar: Company Picks the Perfect Order

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ThyssenKrupp: Company Presents ACCEL Transit Solution for Cities and Airports

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Waterless Co.: Drawbacks of Using Less Water

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Change Management's Perception of MaintenancePart 1 of a 2-part article on proving your department's worth part 2: Converting Vision of Maintenance Plan into Reality

  


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SIMA: Group Releases Snow and Ice Management Standard Glossary of Terms

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Maintenance Staffs Incur ‘Back to School’ Costs Too

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Impact Products: Company Acquires Malt Industries

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ParkHub.com and Blue Star Payment Solutions: Companies Team Up to Handle Mobile Point-of-Sale Payments for Parking Attendants

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Dan Hounsell: Communication With IT Department Critical to Success

  


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Dow: Company Posts Infographic on Cooling Tower Water Treatment

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Diversey Care: TASKI Intellibot Solution Wins AHE Innovation Award

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OSHA: Government Extends Comment Period on Proposed Rule for Injury and Illness Record-Keeping

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Percoa USA and Royal Environmental Systems: Companies Team Up to Manufacture and Distribute Percoa Pre-Cast Pervious Concrete Pavement Products

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Planning Problem: Meeting a Roof Challenge

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Milwaukee Tool: Company Unveils the ONE-KEY to Unlocking the Digital Jobsite

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Solidia Technologies: Company Receives U.S. Patents for CO2 Sequestration Process that Speeds Concrete Curing

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Dave Lubach: FMDAA Recipients Stand Out in a Crowd

  


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Banyan Water: Data-Driven Water Management Solutions Save Businesses and Organizations 1.75 Billion Gallons of Water

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Regulations and codes constantly evolve. Consultants offer strategies on how to keep up

  


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RIDGID: Emerson Unit Awards 4 PHCC Scholarships

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DWM Facilities Maintenance: Company Ranked on Inc. 5000 for Second Consecutive Year

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Pure Air Control Services: Preventing and Detecting Legionnaires' Disease

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Western Waterproofing: Company Changes Its Name

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5 Minutes With Podcast: Centralized Maintenance Team Boosts Efficiency, Productivity at Florida College

  


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Centralized Maintenance Team Boosts Efficiency, Productivity at Florida College

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U.S. Products: In Cleaning, What Is a 'Test in an Inconspicuous Area' Anyway?

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Dave Lubach: Dig Out of Deferred Maintenance Hole

  


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PRSM: Group Releases New White Paper on Evolution of Cleaning in Retail

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Dan Hounsell: Bridging the Gap on Maintenance Misconceptions

  


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Response Team 1: Restoration Company Climbs to 352 in Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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Crown Matting Technologies: Classifying Slip-and-Fall Accidents in Facilities

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Weighty Issue: Project Planners Wrestle with Roof's Load

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ASHRAE: Part of Society's Legionella Standard Adopted in New York City Following Outbreak

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Bobcat and Doosan: Expansion Begins on West Fargo Headquarters

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Arkion Life Sciences: Protecting Commercial Facilities from Canada Geese

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Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association: New Retail Benchmarking Report Released

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ServiceChannel: Company Mobilizes Service Automation with New, ‘On-the-Go’ Capabilities

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No 'Easy' Button for Managers When Gathering, Analyzing DataPart 1 of a 2-part article on gathering and analyzing datapart 2: Turning Data Concepts Into Practice Often Challenging

  


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Sharing Successful Deferred Maintenance Strategies

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HC Info: 5 Steps New York City Building Owners Can Take to Reduce the Risk of Legionnaires’ Disease

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FMD Tech Center

  


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Tornado Industries: The Anatomy of an Automatic Scrubber

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FacilityDude: Beat the Heat with Company's Summer Facility Maintenance Best Practices

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Porous Pave: Company Adds 3 New Distributors for its Pour-in-Place Permeable Paving Material