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Acquisition Complete, Wastequip Gets New Board Chair
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Wastequip, a manufacturer of waste handling equipment, has announced the close of its acquisition by an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a global private equity investment firm, and the appointment of Andreas Y. Gruson as chairman of its board of directors. Read More...

Diversey Brings Internet of Clean to Laundry Process
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Diversey has introduced its IntelliLinen laundry dispenser system for commercial and industrial users, offering real-time and remote transparency of energy and water consumption, chemical accuracy, machine downtime and day-to-day operational costs. Read More...

ServiceChannel Integrates New Refrigerant, Inventory Capabilities
NEW YORK -- ServiceChannel, an online marketplace and SaaS platform for facilities managers, contractors, and technicians, has announced two new, fully integrated extensions to its Service Automation platform for facilities professionals. Read More...

Many Say They Would Pay to Use a Public Toilet
MENOMONEE FALLS, WI – Though uncommon in the United States, 56 percent of Americans say they’d consider paying to use a public toilet, as long as its guaranteed to be a clean, well-stocked public restroom. Read More...

Brilliant! Tesla Awards BGM New Three-Year Contract
SAN JOSE, CA – Tesla, a developer of electric vehicles and sustainable energy products, has renewed a three-year contract with Brilliant General Maintenance (BGM) for continued janitorial services across the company’s Bay Area offices and facilities. Read More...

IICRC Seeks Volunteers for Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Standards
LAS VEGAS -- The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification is looking for volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for the development of three new fire and smoke damage restoration standards. Read More...

Cintas IDs Top 10 Finalists in Janitor of the Year Contest
CINCINNATI -- From super heroes to fairy godmothers, this year’s top 10 finalists for Cintas Corporation’s 2018 Janitor of the Year Contest are extraordinary individuals. Read More...

Jelmar Names National Sales Manager for Commercial Lines
CHICAGO, IL -- Jelmar, a manufacturer of cleaning products, has announced the hiring of Mark Gabrielli as national sales manager for its industrial and commercial lines. Read More...

EMSL Offers Free, One-Day Water Damage Workshop
CINNAMINSON, NJ -- EMSL Analytical, Inc., a testing laboratory for mold and other pathogens, is offering a free, one-day training session for professionals involved with building science, water damage, mold remediation and indoor air quality issues. Read More...

WAXIE Sanitary Supply Names Three New Vice Presidents
SAN DIEGO, CA -- WAXIE Sanitary Supply recently announced the promotion of three key employees: Rick Jones, Steve Thomas, and Eric Frei. With combined experience of over 60 years in sales, management, and operations, the three of them have played a pivotal role in shaping WAXIE’s impressive growth over the past couple decades. Read More...

FIU Campus Open Day After Catastrophic Bridge Collapse
MIAMI – The campus of Florida International University is open today, a day after the catastrophic collapse of a 950-ton foot bridge that killed six people. Read More...

Industry News
Keep Great Cleaners
How Technology Can Improve Employee Retention

It’s no secret that employee retention is one of the biggest challenges facing the janitorial industry. For many if not most BSCs, recruiting and retaining staff remains their number one challenge. Average cleaner turnover rates can be between 75 and 375 percent annually.

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