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Today's News

Prevent Prolonged Downtime: Electrical Safety for Disaster Prep
ANDOVER, MA -- As today’s business and consumer economy becomes more driven by access to data, businesses can’t afford the cost of downtime, which can amount to millions in decreased productivity, reduced efficiency, lost data and reputational damage. Read More...

Waxie Nears 1,000 Total Employees with Sac-Val Acquisition
SACRAMENTO, CA -- WAXIE Sanitary Supply has announced its recent acquisition of Sac-Val Janitorial Sales and Service, Inc., a distributor in Sacramento, CA and the San Francisco Bay Area, bring its total number of employees to near 1,000. Read More...

Western Specialty Contractors Mourn Former COO Jim Rechtin
ST. LOUIS, MO -- It is with heavy hearts that Western Specialty Contractors announces the passing of former Chief Operating Officer Jim Rechtin, Sr. on Sept. 17, following a battle with cancer. Read More...

EPA Endorses Buying Green Products from Sustainable Distributors
BLOOMINGTON, IN -- One of the most effective ways to create a healthy school environment is to improve everyday maintenance to keep school facilities clean and running smoothly and safely. To do so, "whenever possible, purchase certified green cleaning products from sustainable suppliers," says the EPA. Read More...

Still Time to Vote for Innovations of 2018
NORTHBROOK, IL -- Voting continues for contenders—including several last-minute entries—in the 2018 ISSA Innovation Award program, which recognizes the cleaning industry’s most pioneering products and services based on voting by cleaning-industry professionals. Read More...

JLL CFO Departs; Maxson Named Interim CFO
CHICAGO -- Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., a real estate, investment and integrated facilities management firm, has announced that Chief Financial Officer Christie Kelly has resigned in order to pursue other opportunities. Read More...

Vixxo Names Bonin Chief Human Resources Officer
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – To support its growth initiatives, Vixxo, a facilities management services provider focused on a seamless, intuitive experience for a vast portfolio of brands across North America, has named René Bonin as senior vice president, chief human resources officer. Read More...

ACI Questions Study Linking Cleaning Products to Overweight Children
WASHINGTON -- The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is questioning the conclusion of a study and related analysis that claims common household cleaners and disinfectants may be contributing to the risk of children being overweight. Read More...

WIU Mourns Loss of FM Team Architect
MACOMB, IL -- Michael Hott, architectural superintendent with the Western Illinois University Facilities Management, was killed in a motorcycle accident September 12 in rural Macomb. Read More...

Coalition Looks to Cool Roofs to Reduce Heat, Prevent Flooding
WASHINGTON – To help cities rapidly adopt cost-effective solutions to cut excess heat radiation from buildings and surfaces, 22 sustainability and urban organizations, including the USGBC, have announced the formation of the Smart Surfaces Coalition. Read More...

Industry News
Leaf Drops Preventing Slip & Falls Caused by Natural Landscaping

Trees, shrubs and other landscaping
features help to create attractive
entrances, courtyards and
common areas. At some hospitality and
retail establishments, clients and guests
have even come to expect elaborate displays
to be a definitive part of their
overall experience.

However, without a robust maintenance
plan, landscaping elements can
contribute to slip, trip and fall hazards.

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