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BSM December 19

Inside the February 2020 Issue

Today's News

Ecolab Pricing, Efficiencies Lead to Eight Percent Earnings Growth
ST. PAUL, MN -- Better pricing, new business gains, product innovation and cost efficiencies offset investments in the business and a healthcare product recall to yield an 8 percent increase in fourth quarter 2019 earnings per share. Read More...

Trane Helps Introduce 250 Students to Engineering Careers
DAVIDSON, NC -- Trane, a provider of indoor comfort solutions and services, collaborated this week with ASHRAE and the Coulee Subsection of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to encourage La Crosse, WI, students to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Read More...

IFS Acquires Cole Supply Company
BELL, CA -- Individual FoodService, a distributor of foodservice disposables and janitorial and sanitation products, has acquired Cole Supply Company (“Cole”), a distributor of janitorial, cleaning and facility supplies based in Benicia, California. Read More...

International Roofing Expo Posts Records for Attendance, Exhibits
DALLAS -- The 2020 International Roofing Expo (IRE), sponsored by the National Roofing Contractors Association and held earlier this month, saw record-breaking attendance and the largest exposition in its history. Read More...

CIRI Symposium Offers ‘Science-Based Solutions’
ALBANY, NY -- The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI), in association with The Experience Conference and Exhibition, has announced that the 2020 CIRI Science Symposium will be held on March 31 in Cincinnati. Read More...

CSC to Focus on Three Intertwined Sectors of Sustainability
TORONTO -- The Canadian Sustainability Conference (CSC) 2020, to be held April 7-8 in Toronto, will offer educational sessions led by the foremost authorities in the following three closely intertwined sectors: Sustainability and Social Responsibility, Leadership and Next Gen Strategies, and Cleaning and Infection Prevention & Control. Read More...

NFSI Board of Directors Terminates Relationship with ANSI
SOUTHLAKE, Texas -- On January 31, 2020, the NFSI Board of Directors voted to terminate its relationship with ANSI and will no longer publish standards under the ANSI designation. Read More...

Afflink Hits the Links to Raise $100,000 for City of Hope
TUSCALOOSA, AL -- AFFLINK, a sales and marketing organization in the professional cleaning, healthcare, packaging, food service, and office supply industries, has announced the results of its annual charity golf classic benefitting the City of Hope. Read More...

Industry on Display: 2020 AHR Expo Delivers Innovation, Education
WESTPORT, CT – More than 50,000 professionals from across the HVACR industry descended upon the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, February 3-5 for the 2020 AHR Expo, which featured 1900 exhibitors, to engage learning and an exciting look into the future of HVACR. Read More...

Three of Four Plan to Increase Smart Building Investments
MILWAUKEE -- Seventy-five percent of organizations plan to increase their investment in energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart building technology, a 16 percent increase over 2018, according to Johnson Controls 2019 Global Energy Efficiency Indicator survey. Read More...

Industry News
Emergency Evacuation Strategies
Facilitate and Organize Employer, Employee Actions

Building evacuation strategies are a critical element in high rise building fire safety.
Building codes such as the International Building Code establish the minimum requirements for the safe design of a high-rise building.
Nevertheless, additional life safety measures are often necessary to mitigate the risks that arise from the complexity of these types of buildings and the possible difficulties in fire-fighting and rescue operations.

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