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CREATING A SUPERIOR SERVICE CULTURE - cp - April 2017
Book Club: How BSCs Can Develop A Customer Service Culture
AffinEco's Paul Senecal reviews '212 Degree Service'

- news - 3/30/2017
Winners Of The 2017 Distributor Choice Award Announced
Sanitary Maintenance recognizes best industry products

- cp - November 2016
Building Service Contractors Honor Service To The Industry


- cp - November 2016
Building Service Contractors Must First Get Their House In Order


- sm - October 2016
Target Customers Looking For High-end Napkins With A Lower Cost


DO YOU CARRY THESE AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTS? - sm - September 2016
Top Commercial Cleaning Products Win Distributor Choice Awards


ACHIEVE EVEN GREATER POTENTIAL - cp - September 2016
Chicago Is Set To Draw Building Service Contractors For ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2016


FLOOR CARE FOR ALL SEASONS - hs - September 2016
Protecting Floors From Snow, Ice And Sand


BEST PRACTICES FOR SUSTAINABLE SALT USE - hs - September 2016
Purchasing, Storing Salt In Preparation For Winter
Tips to purchasing inventory, storage and application for winter management operations

BEST PRACTICES FOR SUSTAINABLE SALT USE - hs - September 2016
Tips To Applying Ice Melt


BEST PRACTICES FOR SUSTAINABLE SALT USE - hs - September 2016
Documenting Ice Melt Applications


- sm - September 2016
Solutex Embraces EPA’s Safer Choice Program


PREDICTING ICE MELT SALES AFTER A MILD WINTER - sm - August 2016
Distributors Need Long Memories When Ordering Ice Melt


- sm - August 2016
Consider Hidden Costs Of Cheap Ice Melt Products


- sm - August 2016
Don’t Get Caught No Ice Melt For Sale


SMART RESTROOMS IMPROVE CLEANING EFFICIENCY - cp - June 2016
Internet Of Things Devices In The Restroom


- sm - May 2016
Scanner Guns, Voice Picking, Pick-to-light


FROM THE EDITOR - sm - May 2016
Distributor Choice Awards Reveal Jan/san Industry Trends


2016 REPORT ON THE BSC MARKET - cp - April 2016
Building Service Contractors Maintains Optimism In Market - Member Content


EARN AND LEARN - hs - April 2016
Details Of A Custodial Apprenticeship Program


SKI BUM WITH A CAUSE - sm - November 2015
Freetime: Ed Meltzer, Basic Marketing Services, teaches mono skiing


- sm - September 2015
Quat Binding A Bigger Issue In Foodservice Industry


- sm - September 2015
How To Properly Use Quaternary Ammonium Products


- cp - September 2015
More Than A Building Service Contractor


ISSA/INTERCLEAN RETURNS TO SIN CITY - cp - September 2015
Las Vegas Welcomes Building Service Contractors for ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2015


- cp - September 2015
Building Service Contractors Welcome Bill Rancic, Eric Chester As Keynote Speakers


50 YEARS OF HISTORY - cp - August 2015
1960s: National Association Of Building Service Contractors Gets Its Start


INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION - cp - August 2015
BSCs Are Finding New Customers By Offering Industrial Cleaning Services


- cp - August 2015
Hiring Practices May Differ For Industrial Cleaning


DON'T LEAVE CUSTOMERS OUT IN THE COLD - sm - August 2015
Tips For Avoiding An Ice Melt Shortage


- sm - August 2015
Plan Ahead To Meet Ice Melt Product Demand


- sm - August 2015
Handling Orders For Calcium-based And Green Ice Melt


THERE AND BACK AGAIN - cp - June 2015
Jordan Tong Returns Home To Lead Frantz Building Services


- sm - June 2015
How Buying Groups Handle Distributor Service Areas


WHEN CHEMICALS ARE NO LONGER EFFECTIVE - hs - June 2015
The Dangers Of Quat Binding In Foodservice


A BRAND UNLIKE ANY OTHER - sm - May 2015
Avoid Competing On Price By Offering Private Brands


- cp - February 2015
Customers Want Specialty Cleaning Services from BSCs


- cp - February 2015
New FSSI Could Affect 2,500 Building Service Contractors


- cp - February 2015
ISSA And The Opposition To BMO Services FSSI


- cp - November 2014
Use Steam For Specialty Cleaning, Tricky Surfaces


- sm - November 2014
Think Twice Before Accepting Special Orders


PEST PREVENTION TIPS - hs - November 2014
How Integrated Pest Management Prevents Infestations


PEST PREVENTION TIPS - hs - November 2014
Why Pest Management Matters


PEST PREVENTION TIPS - hs - November 2014
Pest-Proofing Tips From Professionals


ICE MELT BEST PRACTICES - hs - November 2014
Effectiveness of Ice Melt


ICE MELT BEST PRACTICES - hs - November 2014
Tips To Using Blended Salt Products For Ice Melt


ICE MELT BEST PRACTICES - hs - November 2014
Environmental Impact Of Ice Melt Products


- cp - October 2014
Enzymatic Cleaners Work Well In Foodservice, Locker Rooms


- cp - October 2014
Train Employees To Work With Enzymes


FOCUSING ON CUSTOMER SATISFACTION - hs - October 2014
How Customer Service Plays Into Custodial Operations


BSCAI ORLANDO - cp - October 2014
BSCAI Annual Convention Co-locates With ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2014


BSCAI ORLANDO - cp - October 2014
Education At Building Service Contractors Association International Convention


- sm - September 2014
Distributors Can Diversify With Cleaning Supply Wholesalers


STUDYING THE SCHOOL MARKET - cp - August 2014
BSCs Want To Provide School Cleaning Services


- cp - August 2014
School Cleaning Presents Unique Challenges


GETTING INSIDE YOUR CUSTOMER'S HEAD - cp - August 2014
From Facility Manager To Building Service Contractor


- cp - August 2014
What Facilities Managers Want From Their Cleaning Providers


- cp - August 2014
Facility Managers Rank Value Over A Low Price For Cleaning


- cp - August 2014
Customers More Likely To Hire A BSC With A Cleaning Certification


SAVE MARGINS WITH SMARTER PRICES - sm - August 2014
Value-Add Services Or Low Prices: What Kind Of A Distributor Are You?


- sm - August 2014
Developing A Better Product Pricing Strategy


- sm - August 2014
How Salespeople Should Communicate Price Increases


FORECASTING AFTER AN EXTREME WINTER - sm - August 2014
Distributors Kept Up With Ice Melt Demand Despite Polar Vortex


- sm - August 2014
Forecasting Ice Melt Pre-Orders After A Harsh Winter


- sm - August 2014
Storing Excess Ice Melt In Summer


DAY CLEANING CALLS FOR QUIETER VACUUMS - cp - June 2014
Cleaning Without Disturbing Building Occupants


DAY CLEANING CALLS FOR QUIETER VACUUMS - cp - June 2014
Janitronics Makes The Switch To Low-decibel Vacuums


DAY CLEANING CALLS FOR QUIETER VACUUMS - cp - June 2014
Tips for Maintaining Vacuum Peformance


DAY CLEANING CALLS FOR QUIETER VACUUMS - cp - June 2014
Reducing The Risk of Hearing Damage From Vacuuming


HEALTHCARE CLEANING - cp - June 2014
Healthcare Markets Provide Opportunities for BSCs


HEALTHCARE CLEANING - cp - June 2014
Environmenal Services Departments Turn To Project Outsourcing


HEALTHCARE CLEANING - cp - June 2014
BSCs Fill In Medical Cleaning Staff Gaps


HEALTHCARE CLEANING - cp - June 2014
Documenting Hospital Cleaning and Hygiene Outcomes


HEALTHCARE CLEANING - cp - June 2014
Infection Control Training Is Key To Success


FLOOR EQUIPMENT PURCHASING - cp - June 2014
BSCs Weigh In On One of Their Biggest Investments — Floor Equipment


FLOOR EQUIPMENT PURCHASING - cp - April 2014
Buying Floor Machines From Distributors Vs. Direct


FLOOR EQUIPMENT PURCHASING - cp - April 2014
Should BSCs Rent or Lease Floor Care Machines?


- news - 6/9/2014
Sanitary Maintenance Announces Distributor Choice Award Winners


CALCULATE THE RIGHT PRICE - cp - April 2014
Workload Analysis Starts With Measuring Cleanable Space


CALCULATE THE RIGHT PRICE - cp - April 2014
BSCs Invest In Workloading Software, Education


CAPITOL GAINS, DISTRIBUTOR LOSSES - sm - May 2014
GSA Proposes Changes To JanSan Requisition Channels


CAPITOL GAINS, DISTRIBUTOR LOSSES - sm - May 2014
What Is The Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative?


CAPITOL GAINS, DISTRIBUTOR LOSSES - sm - May 2014
JanSan Vendors Face Tough Blanket Purchase Agreement Eligibility Requirements


CAPITOL GAINS, DISTRIBUTOR LOSSES - sm - May 2014
Critics Question JanSan FSSI's Benefits


PROVIDING VALUE: THE PROOF IS IN THE NUMBERS - sm - April 2014
What's The Value of Cleaning Expertise?


PROVIDING VALUE: THE PROOF IS IN THE NUMBERS - sm - April 2014
Positive Customer Experiences Can Trump Price Tags


PROVIDING VALUE: THE PROOF IS IN THE NUMBERS - sm - April 2014
Quantifying and Documenting Value-added Services


PROVIDING VALUE: THE PROOF IS IN THE NUMBERS - sm - April 2014
Drilling Down Cleaning Customer Needs


CALL HIM 'MR. FRANCO' - hs - April 2014
Eusebio Franco Has A Personalized Approach To Management


CALL HIM 'MR. FRANCO' - hs - April 2014
Techniques To Developing Leaders


CALL HIM 'MR. FRANCO' - hs - April 2014
Prioritizing Employee Training Programs


CALL HIM 'MR. FRANCO' - hs - April 2014
Customizing Cleaning Techniques To Building Occupant Needs


CALL HIM 'MR. FRANCO' - hs - April 2014
Cleanology: The Science Of Cleaning


IN THE FIELD: WINDOW CARE - cp - February 2014
Reduce Worker Injuries With Water-fed Cleaning Poles


IN THE FIELD: WINDOW CARE - cp - February 2014
Purified Water Leaves Windows Streak-free


IN THE FIELD: WINDOW CARE - cp - February 2014
Automatic Window Cleaning Systems Save Time and Money


IN THE FIELD: WINDOW CARE - cp - February 2014
Clean Glass Faster With Self-climbing Window Washer Tools


COVER STORY: ARE FACILITY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TAKING OVER THE WORLD? - cp - February 2014
More Buildings Are Outsourcing Facility Operations


COVER STORY: ARE FACILITY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TAKING OVER THE WORLD? - cp - February 2014
Avoiding Third-party Cleaning Contracts


COVER STORY: ARE FACILITY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TAKING OVER THE WORLD? - cp - February 2014
BSCs Join Forces With Facility Management Firms


COVER STORY: ARE FACILITY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TAKING OVER THE WORLD? - cp - February 2014
Branding BSCs As Valuable Cleaning Experts


COVER STORY: ARE FACILITY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TAKING OVER THE WORLD? - cp - February 2014
Make Cleaning Professional


CUSTOMER SERVICE: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT - sm - February 2014
Your Delivery Drivers See Customers More Than Salespeople


CUSTOMER SERVICE: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT - sm - February 2014
Drivers Are Brand Ambassadors


CUSTOMER SERVICE: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT - sm - February 2014
Use Product Deliveries As Sales Opportunities


CUSTOMER SERVICE: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT - sm - February 2014
Getting Drivers On Board With Customer Service Training


CLEANING UP THE CONFUSION - hs - February 2014
When Is It Important To Sanitize


WINTER WEATHER CARE - hs - February 2014
Snow, Salt and Storms: Winter Challenges and Lessons Learned


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT - cp - February 2014
Avoid Cleaning Downtime With Regular Battery Maintenance


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT - cp - February 2014
Flooded Batteries Top AGM, Gel Types


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT - cp - February 2014
Cleaning Battery Terminals


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT - cp - February 2014
Don't Forget To Water Your Batteries


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT - cp - February 2014
Charging Lead Acid Batteries


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT - cp - February 2014
Additional Battery Maintenance Tips


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON - cp - November 2013
Nonprofit Gives Free Housecleanings To Cancer Patients


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON - cp - November 2013
Maid Business Owner Debbie Sardone Makes Generosity A Company Policy


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON - cp - November 2013
Cleaning For A Reason Launches As Nationwide Nonprofit


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON - cp - November 2013
Give A Little Bit: JanSan Professionals Join Forces With Cleaning For A Reason


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON - cp - November 2013
Cleaning Close To The Heart


IN THE FIELD: WINTERTIME PRESENTS FLOOR CLEANING CHALLENGES - cp - November 2013
Developing A Winter Floor Care Program


IN THE FIELD: WINTERTIME PRESENTS FLOOR CLEANING CHALLENGES - cp - November 2013
The Key To Protecting Floors Is Proper Matting


IN THE FIELD: WINTERTIME PRESENTS FLOOR CLEANING CHALLENGES - cp - November 2013
Maintain Floors By Increasing Cleaning Frequency


IN THE FIELD: WINTERTIME PRESENTS FLOOR CLEANING CHALLENGES - cp - November 2013
Scrubbing And Stripping: Sprucing Up Floors For Spring


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE - cp - November 2013
Paul Greenland Leads Aetna Building Maintenance Into A New Era


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE - cp - November 2013
From Washing Floors To Aetna Company President


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE - cp - November 2013
'Think Green, Think Aetna'


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE - cp - November 2013
Aetna Reinvents Itself As A Facility Maintenance Organization


IN THE FIELD: BEST PRACTICES FOR GROUT CLEANING - cp - November 2013
Prevent Grout Cleaning Mistakes


IN THE FIELD: BEST PRACTICES FOR GROUT CLEANING - cp - November 2013
Grout Cleaning Tips


IN THE FIELD: BEST PRACTICES FOR GROUT CLEANING - cp - November 2013
Removing Odor From Floor Grout


IN THE FIELD: BEST PRACTICES FOR GROUT CLEANING - cp - November 2013
Grout Cleaning Tools


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 - cp - November 2013
LEED Gets A Makeover


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 - cp - November 2013
Green Cleaning Loses LEED EBOM Credit


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 - cp - November 2013
LEED EBOM v4 Expands Green Cleaning Prerequisite


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 - cp - November 2013
75 Percent of LEED Cleaning Product Purchases Must Be Green


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 - cp - November 2013
Additional LEED EBOM v4 Updates


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS - cp - November 2013
Must-have Vacuum Attachments


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS - cp - November 2013
Increase Cleaning Efficiency With Backpack Vacuums


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS - cp - November 2013
Foot Traffic, Floor Surface Dictate Vacuum Cleaning Frequencies


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS - cp - November 2013
Are Extra Vacuum Features Worth The Cost?


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS - cp - November 2013
Reap The Benefits of Ergonomic Vacuums


LEFT OUT IN THE COLD - hs - October 2013
Ice Melt's Place In A Green Cleaning Program


LEFT OUT IN THE COLD - hs - October 2013
Green Certified Ice Melt And It's Effectiveness


IN THE FIELD: UPHOLSTERY CARE - cp - October 2013
BSCs Add Lucrative Upholstery Cleaning Services


IN THE FIELD: UPHOLSTERY CARE - cp - October 2013
Know Your Fibers Before Launching Commercial Upholstery Business


IN THE FIELD: UPHOLSTERY CARE - cp - October 2013
Hot-water Extraction Popular Method For Upholstery Cleaning


IN THE FIELD: UPHOLSTERY CARE - cp - October 2013
Upholstery Care Includes Cubicles, Office Furniture


- sm - October 2013
Drain Odor? Try Digesters


IN THE FIELD: FLOOR CARE - cp - October 2013
Concrete Flooring Regains Popularity


UPCLOSE: HEAVY METAL - sm - October 2013
Opposing Outook: Organization Rebuffs Launderable Shop Towels Study


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: ODOR CONTROL - cp - October 2013
Odor Control Tips For Smelly Kitchen Drains and Waste Receptacles


BUYING GROUPS: MEMBER BENEFITS - sm - October 2013
Taking Advantage Of Buying Group Services: Networking And Tech 


SHOPPING FOR A SUSTAINABLE VACUUM - hs - August 2013
Cost vs. Value Of Sustainable Vacuums


IN THE FIELD: PAMPER TENANTS WITH LUXURY FOAM HAND SOAPS - cp - August 2013
Feel The Difference With High Quality Foam Hand Soap


IN THE FIELD: PAMPER TENANTS WITH LUXURY FOAM HAND SOAPS - cp - August 2013
Boost Hygiene — And Your Business — With Luxurious Hand Soaps


UPCLOSE: CLEANING IS NOT THE SAME AS DISINFECTING - cp - August 2013
Disinfecting For Health


UPCLOSE: CLEANING IS NOT THE SAME AS DISINFECTING - cp - August 2013
Establishing Cleaning and Disinfecting Frequencies In Contracts


UPCLOSE: CLEANING IS NOT THE SAME AS DISINFECTING - cp - August 2013
Getting Building Occupants Involved In Office Cleanliness


SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT - cp - August 2013
Creating Sustainable Cleaning Bids


SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT - cp - August 2013
Embracing Sustainable Practices In Business


- cp - August 2013
Quantify Sustainability Solutions


SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT - cp - August 2013
Seal The Deal With Cleaning Case Studies


- news - 9/4/2013
Guardian Service Industries Mourns the Death of Chairman Emeritus


SUPPLY & COMMAND - sm - August 2013
Latest Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative To Target Jan/San Distributors


SUPPLY & COMMAND - sm - August 2013
GSA Strategic Sourcing Centers On Price — And Little Else


SUPPLY & COMMAND - sm - August 2013
FSSI JanSan Could Devastate Small Suppliers


SUPPLY & COMMAND - sm - August 2013
Defining Small Business In FSSI Purchasing Programs


SUPPLY & COMMAND - sm - August 2013
Distributors Search For Strategic Sourcing Solutions


ONE MAN VS. THE UNION - cp - August 2013
Indianapolis BSC Becomes Target Of SEIU Corporate Campaign


ONE MAN VS. THE UNION - cp - August 2013
Bego Begins His Career In The Building Service Industry


LEFT OUT IN THE COLD - sm - August 2013
Standards For Green Ice Melt Are Lacking


UPCLOSE: ICE MELT - sm - August 2013
Low Consumer Demand For Green Ice Melt Products


UPCLOSE: ICE MELT - sm - August 2013
EPA Only Third-Party To Offer Green Ice Melt Certification


UPCLOSE: ICE MELT - sm - August 2013
Selling Points: Green Ice Melt Is Better For The Environment — And Effective, too


IN THE FIELD: ERGONOMIC MOPPING EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUE - cp - June 2013
Reduce Injuries With Ergonomic Mops


- news - 7/11/2013
Veteran Flooring Professional Joins SCS Global


HEALTHCARE CLEANING: HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS - cp - June 2013
Cleaning For Hospital-Acquired Infections
With the right products and procedures, BSCs can prevent the spread of Norovirus, C. diff, MRSA and CRE

HEALTHCARE CLEANING - cp - June 2013
Challenges Of Infection Control Cleaning


HEALTHCARE CLEANING - cp - June 2013
Building Healthcare Cleaning Services


HEALTHCARE CLEANING - cp - June 2013
Monitoring Infection Control Cleaning Results


- news - 6/20/2013
ITW Foodservice Wiper Named Finalist for 2013 WOW Innovation Award


- news - 6/19/2013
Dade Paper Acquires Janitorial Supplies Business


CLEANING TAKES CENTER STAGE - cp - June 2013
Cleaning ‘Nowville’ — Stewart Secures Tennessee's Sacred Institutions And Up-And-Coming Spaces


CLEANING TAKES CENTER STAGE - cp - June 2013
Back To The Music Business — Sort Of


CLEANING TAKES CENTER STAGE - cp - June 2013
After A Sour Note, A Second Chance At Success


- cp - June 2013
Passing It On: Major Commercial Cleaning Offers Employees A Path To Success


- news - 6/18/2013
Snow Strategies Forum Targets Growing Snow Management ROI


- news - 6/11/2013
Coverall Honors Ronnie Harris


- news - 6/6/2013
Bornstein & Song Launch Website on JanSan FSSI Initiative


- news - 6/5/2013
Network Receives Award For Operational Excellence


- news - 5/31/2013
AFFLINK Welcomes Triad Service Solutions


- news - 5/31/2013
Americo Promotes Tom Owens to Director of Technical Services


HOSPITAL-GRADE CLEANING PAYS OFF IN ANY MARKET - cp - April 2013
Tailoring Infection Control Programs to the Market


INSIDEHR - cp - April 2013
Asking Behavioral Questions Leads To Better Hires


TAKE A SHORTCUT TO SUCCESS - cp - April 2013
BSC Book Review: Shortcut To Prosperity


- news - 5/13/2013
ServiceMaster Announces New Franchise Agreements


- news - 5/7/2013
Network Services Company Recognizes Top Suppliers


COMMERCIAL HAND DRYERS IN HIGH DEMAND - sm - April 2013
With Improved Technology Hand Dryers Capture New Markets


THE SOCIAL NETWORK - cp - April 2013
BSCs Tap Into Social Media to Attract Talent


THE SOCIAL NETWORK - cp - April 2013
Hire Cleaning Professionals Faster with Social Recruiting


THE SOCIAL NETWORK - cp - April 2013
Privacy Paradox: Understanding Social Media Law


- news - 4/23/2013
NISSCO Expands ISSA CIMS I.C.E. Workshop


PREVENT SLIPS AND FALLS AS A VALUE-ADDED SERVICE - sm - April 2013
Revised OSHA Walkway Requirements on the Horizon


PREVENT SLIPS AND FALLS AS A VALUE-ADDED SERVICE - sm - April 2013
Certified Distributors Can Provide Walkway Audits


- news - 4/16/2013
Network Services Company Recognized by MedAssets as Top Supplier


- cp - February 2013
Changing Spaces: The Rise of the Collaborative Office
What began in Silicon Valley has changed office spaces across the country

- cp - February 2013
Embracing Service Tracking Software Takes Time
Employees must be trained and comfortable with the technology

- news - 3/19/2013
Best Practices Checklist for Managing Snow And Ice


- cp - February 2013
Janitorial Inspection Software Gives Held’s Janitorial an Edge
BSCs use janitorial inspection software to streamline business and improve customer relations

- cp - February 2013
BSCs Improve Business with Cleaning Inspection Software Programs
Provides owners, customers with valuable data and solutions

- news - 12/28/2012
BRAVO! Group Services Achieves Day Cleaning Certified Contractor Status


- news - 12/20/2012
Hill & Markes Named Network Services Distributor Of The Year


- news - 12/14/2012
Steps to Safely Remove Ice Melt Haze from Hard-Surface Floors


- news - 12/3/2012
BRAVO! Group Services Adds New CFO


- hs - November 2012
Understand Disinfecting and Sanitizing
There are big differences between disinfecting and sanitizing in foodservice facilities

- hs - November 2012
Foodservice Sanitation and Infection Control
Disinfecting and sanitizing procedures in foodservice facilities are crucial for killing bacteria

- sm - October 2012
Help Sales Reps Embrace Mobile Devices And Software
Not all employees are tech-savvy. How distributors are getting buy-in for mobile devices and software

- sm - October 2012
Mobile Sales Tools and Software Support The Selling Process
Technology can help salespeople save time and close more deals

- hs - September 2012
Clearing Snow
Develop a plan for clearing snow throughout the winter and look for help when times get tough

- news - 10/19/2012
Network Services Training Program Earns AHE Recognition


- hs - September 2012
Snow And Ice Removal: Planning Ahead
Managers discuss their strategies for removing ice and snow

- news - 10/8/2012
Network Services Company Recognizes Top Performers


- news - 10/3/2012
Network Services Company Supports Racine Habitat for Humanity


- news - 9/26/2012
Network Services Co. Launches Packaging Division


- sm - September 2012
Green Foodservice Supplies: Targeting The Right Customer
Sustainable and compostable foodservice supplies have a growing, but specific customer base

- sm - September 2012
Foodservice Disposables Going Green
From cups to containers, environmentally friendly foodservice disposables can be recycled or composted once used

- sm - September 2012
Three Warehouse Inventory Management Tools
Voice picking, pick to light and RFID can help create more accurate and productive warehouses

- news - 8/23/2012
Carlisle FoodService Products Names New President


- sm - August 2012
Ice Melt Storage Concerns
With a surplus of stock, distributors need to make sure they don't damage the ice melt they already have on hand

- sm - August 2012
Buy Ice Melt Early, Even After A Mild Winter
With a surplus already sitting in the warehouse, how much ice melt should distributors order in advance?

- news - 7/30/2012
Guardian Service Industries Partners with 55 Water Street


- news - 7/25/2012
Bravo Regional Vice President Recognized As Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional


- news - 7/3/2012
Three Janitorial Companies Merge To Form Preferred Service Group


COVER STORY - cp - April 2012
Rite Way Service: Getting It Rite
Communication. Respect. Quality relationships. Alabama-based Rite Way Service has used its focus on bonds with both employees and customers to expand into a regional presence.

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE - cp - April 2012
Disinfecting In Commercial Offices
How often high-touch surfaces should be disinfected and which kind of disinfectant should be used

- cp - March 2012
Aslett Opens Museum Of Clean
Varsity Facility Services founder showcases the past, present and future of cleaning in his Idaho museum

COVER STORY - cp - March 2012
Customer Feedback: Facility Managers Weigh In
What facility managers are saying about pricing, green, sustainability, cleaning priorities and janitor wages

- news - 3/22/2012
Aspen Building Services Introduces Aspen Nano Division


- sm - March 2012
Correlating Products and Procedures For Food Preparation Areas
Understandable and regular training must take center stage in proper foodservice sanitation and infection control

- sm - March 2012
Disinfecting and Sanitizing in Foodservice Facilities
Disinfecting and sanitizing procedures are crucial for killing bacteria that is present and could transfer to food

- sm - March 2012
Dissecting Data With Analytics
Analytics: Computer-based insight into inventory management, customer profitability and price optimization

- news - 3/9/2012
Crockett Facilities Services Honored As Minority Business Leader


BSC PROFILE - cp - February 2012
Varsity Facility Services: Like Father, Like Son
New CEO Eric Luke hopes to build on the foundation of success his father helped establish

- cp - February 2012
Varsity Facility Services: From One Generation To The Next
Eric Luke is the new CEO, but his father, Arlo, held down the fort for nearly three decades

- news - 2/29/2012
Executive Management Services Earns CIMS


- news - 2/7/2012
Network Services Co. Announces New VP of Supplier Relations


- news - 1/24/2012
Gator Janitorial Services is Now Gator Cleaning Solutions


- news - 1/18/2012
Network Services Co. Names New Chief Sales and Marketing Officer


- sm - November 2011
Should Salespeople Collect Late Payments?


- news - 12/9/2011
Network Services Launches New Corporate Brand


COVER STORY - cp - November 2011
United Services of America: Two Men, One Vision
Paul Senecal and Michael Diamond use a unique, 50/50 business partnership to lead their companies to nationally recognized growth

- news - 11/25/2011
GCA Services Group Now Exceeds 30,000 Employees


- news - 11/9/2011
Protecting Building Occupants and Flooring in Winter Conditions


- sm - October 2011
Free Vs. Fee-based Services
Are your "Value-adds" costing you more than anticipated? It may be time to start charging for services

- news - 10/7/2011
New Distributor Joins Enviro-Solutions Team


- sm - September 2011
Tablet Technology Expected To Change Distribution's Future


- sm - September 2011
New To Distributors' Arsenal: Tablets
From product demonstrations to capturing delivery signatures, tablet devices are helping distributors simplify business operations

- cp - August 2011
3rd Generation BSC: My Cleaning Service
Third-generation companies are rare in the cleaning industry. But the father-daughter-granddaughter team at Baltimore-based My Cleaning Service is positioning the company to continue its success for decades to come

- sm - July 2011
Ice Melt Ingredient Disclosure


- news - 8/17/2011
SMG Services Earns CIMS and CIMS-GB


- news - 8/17/2011
Immigration Audits Drive Illegal Workers Underground


- news - 7/27/2011
GCA Services Group Named to DiversityBusiness.com’s Top 100


- news - 6/29/2011
Hotels Automate Guest Services Using Tablet Computers


TECHNOLOGY - sm - May 2011
Burn Less Fuel With Better Routes
Routing software can help ease the pain at the gas pump

IN THE NEWS - sm - March 2011
Long-term Solutions To Offset Rising Gas Prices


FEATURES - hs - February 2011
Focus On Food Service
Quality food without quality cleaning fails to keep food service areas free from disease and rodents

UP CLOSE: FLOOR CARE - sm - February 2011
Floor Care After Winter
Winter wreaks havoc on floors. Simple maintenance and restoration at the onset of spring is critical in keeping floor care costs low

TECHNOLOGY - sm - February 2011
Voice Picking: Loud And Clear
Voice directed order-picking software decreases warehousing errors and increases customer service

TECHNOLOGY - sm - February 2011
Voice Resonates Beyond Picking


COVER STORY - sm - January 2011
Fixed Income
With the right pieces in place, equipment repair can be a great profit generator

UP CLOSE: CLEANERS & DISINFECTANTS - sm - October 2010
Cleaning Around Sensitive Populations
Schools, healthcare facilities and even office buildings house vulnerable occupants that can be adversely affected by harsh chemicals

TECHNOLOGY - sm - October 2010
Sales? There's An App For That
Distributor salespeople are tapping into mobile applications to help do their jobs

UP CLOSE: ICE MELT - sm - August 2010
Ice Melt: Melting Points
Chlorides, acetates and blends — when winter comes, help end users choose the appropriate ice melter

WHOLESALERS - sm - June 2010
Wholesalers: Multiple Markets, One Partner
Many distributors are thinking diversification after the recession. Partnering with a wholesaler can help ease the transition

COVER STORY - sm - June 2010
Get Your Price!
Every distributor can offer cheap products and so-called "value-adds." Know what your customers truly need and GET PAID top dollar for it

TECHNOLOGY - sm - May 2010
Paperless Office: Save a Tree, Save Some Green
A paperless office eliminates tedious filing of invoices and receipts, saving distributors time and money

ISSAREPORTS - cp - May 2010
Updates from the Leading Association for the Cleaning Industry Worldwide


COVER STORY - cp - March 2010
Overdue Diligence
How BSCs can avoid hiring undocumented workers

TECHNOLOGY - sm - March 2010
Defending Data On-The-Go
Mobile devices can contain valuable company and customer data. Take appropriate measures to ensure it stays in the right hands

COVER STORY - sm - January 2010
Recovery (at what cost?)
Even economic upturns come with a price tag. How distributors are prepping for higher product prices in 2010

COVER STORY - sm - November 2009
The Right 'Stuff'
Are jan/san distributors meeting end user needs? How you match up

FREETIME - sm - October 2009
Surf's Up


FEATURES - hs - September 2009
Ice Melt: Clearing The Way
Identifying the proper products and methods to successfully remove ice and snow

SOFTWARE - cp - September 2009
Inspection Software: Mobile Devices Provide Instant Results


NEWS TICKER - cp - August 2009
Price Indexing Can Fight Future Inflationary Hits


TECHNOLOGY - sm - July 2009
Software Simplifying Customer Pricing
Customer pricing software allows today's distributors to set and modify product prices with ease

UP CLOSE: ICE MELT - sm - July 2009
Ice Melt: Remember ‘Mother Earth’ When Fighting ‘Mother Nature’
Environmentally friendly ice melt is available, but distributors need to avoid greenwashing

UP CLOSE: CHEMICAL PROPORTIONING - sm - May 2009
Warewashing: A Labor-intensive Sale
Customer service is key when offering foodservice and laundry chemical dispensing systems

FROM THE EDITOR - sm - March 2009
How Much Are Your Services Worth?


COVER STORY - cp - March 2009
Cleaning Science
With concern for occupant health growing, BSCs turn to data to validate sanitation claims

IN THE NEWS - sm - January 2009
Distributors Learn From Last Winter


UP CLOSE: FLOOR CARE - sm - December 2008
Putting Together A Winter Floor-care Program
Proper matting and daily maintenance plays a sizeable role in prevention against winter elements

FROM THE EDITOR - sm - November 2008
Will Product Prices Drop Along With Gas?


FEATURE - cp - November 2008
Manufacturer Reps Work Closely With BSCs


FROM THE EDITOR - sm - September 2008
Pass On Price Increases With Care


UP CLOSE - sm - August 2008
Foodservice: Promoting Bundled Products
Grouped kitchen cleaning products offer benefits for distributors and customers

- news - 7/31/2008
Union Launches "Justice For Janitors" In Canadian Capital


FEATURE - sm - July 2008
The Talk Of The Warehouse
Voice picking software boosts accuracy and productivity

FROM THE EDITOR - sm - July 2008
Wicked Weather


UP CLOSE - sm - July 2008
Ice Melt: Left Out In The Cold
Record snowfalls led to ice melt shortages last winter. Is the pipeline prepared for the upcoming winter?

OPERATIONSLOG: FLOOR CARE - cp - July 2008
Chemical-Free Floor Care Methods Growing
There’s been definitely a move toward reducing chemical usage and reducing water usage

NEWSWORTHY - sm - May 2008
Distributors Cope With Rising Gas Prices


CUSTOMER SERVICE - cp - May 2008
Customer Complaints: Fixing Partnerships, Improving Quality
Continued success depends on how well BSCs can handle their clients’ problems

TECHTALK - cp - April 2008
Mobile Device Policy Varies


TECH CENTRAL - sm - March 2008
Training Sales Reps On Mobile Devices


CONTRACTINGINSIGHTS - cp - March 2008
Organizational Framework: Businesses Need A Solid Foundation
To ensure a promising future businesses need to follow an organizational framework

COVER STORY - sm - January 2008
Price Hike
What to do in an era of unprecedented price increases: Absorb them? Pass them on?

EDITORIAL - cp - November 2007
Self-Promotion: Are You An Informational Resource For Your Customer?


NEWSBRIEFS - cp - November 2007
ABM Industries Inc. Acquires OneSource Services


COVER STORY - sm - November 2007
Anatomy Of A Purchase
How sophisticated is the purchasing process? A look at how end users buy

TECH CENTRAL - sm - October 2007
Streamlining Sales With Mobile Devices


CLEANING OPERATIONNS: ICE MELT - hs - September 2007
Ice Melt: Avoiding the Slippery Slope
Three ice melt mistakes and how to avoid them

BUSINESSCENTER - cp - September 2007
Raising Prices Without Losing Customers


FEATURE - sm - September 2007
One-Stop Suppliers
Jan/san distributors are finding new opportunities by adding foodservice items to their products offerings

TECH CENTRAL - sm - August 2007
Tools That Help Businesses Prosper


FEATURE - sm - July 2007
Ice Melt: Sea Of Opportunity
As winters trend toward milder temperatures, ice melt manufacturers say there is still plenty of demand for product

EDITORIAL - cp - June 2007
Satisfied With Your Distributor?


COVER STORY - hs - April 2007
The Whole Package
End-users rate their distributor relationship on more than products — it’s all about the value-adds

EDITOR’S NOTE - hs - April 2007
Getting More for Your Money


- news - 3/26/2007
FMI Keeps $1.4 Million Contract Using CleanTelligent


- news - 3/20/2007
Buyout Firm To Pay $4.7 Billion For ServiceMaster


EDITORIAL - cp - March 2007
Save The Grease And Lose The Squeaky Wheel Instead


- news - 1/24/2007
Office Cleaning: Eliminating Workplace Bacteria


CONTRACTINGINSIGHTS - cp - January 2007
Price Per Square Foot: One Price Does Not Fit All Accounts
There is no universal standard for cost per square foot because too many variables are involved

TECH CENTRAL - sm - December 2006
Sizing Up Downsized Gadgets


COVERSTORY - cp - November 2006
Value-added Services: More Bang for Your Buck
Value-addeds define the supplier relationship. It may be time to ask some key questions about service

CLEANING OPERATIONNS: WINTER CARE - hs - September 2006
Ice Melt Do's and Don'ts
Manufacturers outline the five most common mistakes end-users make and give advice on how to do it right

CONTRACTINGINSIGHTS - cp - August 2006
Customer Service: A BSC's 'X Factor'


COVER STORY - sm - August 2006
Pricing: Point … Counterpoint
Countering customer price objections: protect your price, and preserve your margins

COVER STORY - sm - July 2006
Product Pricing: Price Check
Are you too high? Too low? Tips for setting the ideal product price

ICE MELT - sm - July 2006
Ice Melt: A Scientific Primer On Deicers
Choosing the most effective deicer is dependent upon finding the right formula. The chemicals — and the customers’ needs — must be accounted for

MARKET PULSE: FLOOR CARE - sm - June 2006
Concrete Floor Choices: Trends Affecting Cleaners
Who will your customers turn to when they’re faced with new flooring to clean and maintain?

NEWSWORTHY - sm - May 2006
Surveys Reveal Jan/San Distribution Trends


EDITOR'S NOTE - sm - March 2006
Price Increases: How To Cope


COVER STORY - sm - March 2006
Rising Costs In Trickle-Down Times
Cost increases are being passed along the supply line. How distributors are coping

OPERATIONSLOG - cp - March 2006
Speciality Services Offer Profits, Pitfalls
When we diversify into fire or water restoration, we make it a completely different division of the company

NEWSWORTHY - sm - January 2006
Ice Melt Shortage Possible


BIZ101 - cp - January 2006
Customer Service: Cancelled! Exiting An Account With Grace


BIZ101 - cp - October 2005
Speak Positive: Eliminate Trash Talk For Greater Success


OPERATIONSLOG - cp - September 2005
Winter Cleaning: When Snow And Ice Attack, Fight Back On Multiple Fronts


TECH TALK - cp - August 2005
The Paperless Office: What Can We Do?


BIZ 101 - cp - February 2005
Employees, Customers: Want The Right Fit? Ask The Right Questions


COVER STORY - cp - November 2004
Customer Service: Building Service Consulting
Today's BSC is expected to perform as a quasi-consultant without ever collecting a consultant's fee

OPERATIONS LOG - cp - November 2004
Carpet Care: Snow And Salt Aren't Welcome Indoors
Carpet Care

MANAGEMENT - cp - October 2004
Searching For Advice
CEOs and presidents don't always have the answers. But, who can they turn to?

COVER STORY - cp - September 2004
Cross-Contamination
Commercial facilities can be overlooked breeding grounds for disease. How BSCs can create a healthier environment

ICE MELT - sm - July 2004
Ice Melt Options Based On Weather Forecast
As sophisticated as weather-predicting tools are, they still can’t read Mother Nature’s mind

FACILITY ISSUES: MANAGEMENT EDGE - hs - July 2004
Management: Preventive Steps for Customer Complaints
Reduce the time you spend addressing customers’ cleaning-related complaints by fine-tuning your customer-service program

BIZ 101 - cp - March 2004
Serving Your Best Customers