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DECODING THE BATTERY MARKET – May 2017
What To Know About Sealed Lead Acid Batteries






THE CHANGING LAW FOR CHANGING TABLES – February 2017
New Baby Changing Table Law Presents Sales Opportunities
A new federal law requiring baby changing stations presents a sales opportunity





THE HIDDEN COSTS BEHIND CONTROLLING SOAP USAGE – August 2016
Determining Soap Quantities For Proper Handwashing


THE HIDDEN COSTS BEHIND CONTROLLING SOAP USAGE – August 2016
Promoting Proper Handwashing Techniques



THERE’S A CART FOR THAT – June 2016
Customizing A Cleaning Cart


THERE’S A CART FOR THAT – June 2016
Maximizing Space On Custodial Carts




THE STRATEGIC SELL: TRAINING IS A NECESSITY – October 2015
Providing The Janitorial Industry With Professional Development Opportunities



BATTERY BACKPACK VACUUMS SAVE TIME, LABOR COSTS – April 2015
New Batteries Make Backpack Vacuums Lighter, Longer Lasting



DEVELOPING AN A+ HAND HYGIENE PROGRAM – April 2015
Techniques To Improve Hand Washing In Schools


DEVELOPING AN A+ HAND HYGIENE PROGRAM – April 2015
Steps To Boost Hand Hygiene


CLEAN UP PRODUCTIVITY PROBLEMS – February 2015
Carpet Equipment Accessories That Make Sense


CLEARING THE AIR ON HAND DRYERS – February 2015
Are Your Hand Dryers ADA Compliant?



PEST PREVENTION TIPS – November 2014
How Integrated Pest Management Prevents Infestations


PEST PREVENTION TIPS – November 2014
Why Pest Management Matters


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










IS CLEANING A 'MISERABLE' JOB? – June 2014
Recommended Reading: The Three Signs Of A Miserable Job


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS? – June 2014
Customer Segmentation Offers A Snapshot of Your Business


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS? – June 2014
Avoiding ‘Service-drain’: Measuring Customer Profitability


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS? – June 2014
Discover The Power of Market Data Analysis


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS? – June 2014
Targeting Key Sales Accounts


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER – April 2014
Understanding The Science Behind Activated Water


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER – April 2014
Selecting The Right Electrolyzed Water Product


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER – April 2014
Independent Tests Back Activated Water Claims


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER – April 2014
Weighing The Cleaning Efficiency of E-water Solutions


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER – April 2014
Common Uses For Activated Water Products


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER – April 2014
Use E-water With Standard Cleaning Tools and Processes



WET, DRIPPING HANDS CREATE UNSANITARY RESTROOMS – May 2014
Hand Dryer Manufacturers Address the 'Water Issue'


WET, DRIPPING HANDS CREATE UNSANITARY RESTROOMS – May 2014
New Hand Dryer Accessories Divert Water From Restroom Walls and Floors


WET, DRIPPING HANDS CREATE UNSANITARY RESTROOMS – May 2014
Hand Dryer Water Collection Includes Reservoirs and Absorbent Ceramic


WET, DRIPPING HANDS CREATE UNSANITARY RESTROOMS – May 2014
Prevent Germs With Hand Dryer Mats


MAKING THE SWITCH TO GHS – May 2014
OSHA Compliance Stalled By Chemical Manufacturers



MAKING THE SWITCH TO GHS – May 2014
Distributors Begin The Private Label Redesign Process




BOOST HAND WASHING COMPLIANCE – May 2014
Hand Hygiene Monitoring and Surveillance Systems


BOOST HAND WASHING COMPLIANCE – May 2014
Engage Staff To Increase Handwashing Compliance Rates



PROTECTING PASSENGERS – April 2014
Preventing Infection In Transportation Centers


PROTECTING PASSENGERS – April 2014
Create A Cleaning Schedule For High-traffic Facilities


PROTECTING PASSENGERS – April 2014
Using Teams To Clean Busy Transit Hubs


PROTECTING PASSENGERS – April 2014
Transit Restrooms Need 'Round-the-clock Disinfection


PROTECTING PASSENGERS – April 2014
Deep Cleaning After Hours In Transportation Terminals


COVER STORY: ROOKIE SUCCESS – April 2014
Meet Coastal Chemical & Paper's Young Owner


COVER STORY: ROOKIE SUCCESS – April 2014
From Field Dreams To Jan/San Supply


COVER STORY: ROOKIE SUCCESS – April 2014
Coastal Chemical Outgrows Garage


COVER STORY: ROOKIE SUCCESS – April 2014
Turning Employees Into Family


COVER STORY: ROOKIE SUCCESS – April 2014
Capturing The Break Room Business


COVER STORY: ROOKIE SUCCESS – April 2014
Making Coastal Chemical A Homerun


VACUUMS: FINDING A PERFECT MATCH – April 2014
Backpack Vacuums That Improve Productivity


VACUUMS: FINDING A PERFECT MATCH – April 2014
Upright Vacuums Boost Indoor Air Quality


VACUUMS: FINDING A PERFECT MATCH – April 2014
Choosing Between Battery Or Corded Vacuums


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


EMPLOYEE RETENTION STARTS WITH THESE FIVE FIRSTS – February 2014
Employee Retention Strategies Should Start On A Worker's First Day


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


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


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


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


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


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


WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE PURCHASING – February 2014
Choosing Vacuums Based On Size And Accessories


BOOK CLUB: BOUNDARIES FOR LEADERS – November 2013
Learn To Be A Great Business Leader


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


UPCLOSE: DECODING DUST MOPS – October 2013
Looped-end Vs. Cut-trim Mop Heads


UPCLOSE: DECODING DUST MOPS – October 2013
Industry Moves Toward Microfiber Dust Mops


UPCLOSE: DECODING DUST MOPS – October 2013
Synthetic Dust Mops Last Longer and Are More Durable


UPCLOSE: DECODING DUST MOPS – October 2013
Velcro Mop Backings Expected To Stick Around


GHS COUNTDOWN – September 2013
Global Commerce Drives GHS Chemical Labeling


GHS COUNTDOWN – September 2013
HazCom History: The “Right To Know” Act


GHS COUNTDOWN – September 2013
Learning The GHS Glossary



GHS COUNTDOWN – September 2013
Help Employers Meet The GHS Training Deadline


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


UPCLOSE: A HEALTHIER APPROACH TO DISINFECTING SCHOOLS – August 2013
Aligning Cleaning And Disinfecting Procedures In Schools


UPCLOSE: A HEALTHIER APPROACH TO DISINFECTING SCHOOLS – August 2013
Disinfecting Schools' High Touch Surfaces


UPCLOSE: A HEALTHIER APPROACH TO DISINFECTING SCHOOLS – August 2013
Green Disinfectant Options


SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT – August 2013
Creating Sustainable Cleaning Bids


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



UPCLOSE: MATTING FOR THE ENTIRE FACILITY – August 2013
Reduce Injuries and Labor Costs With Building Floor Mats



LABOR AND THE LAW – August 2013
What Not To Ask During A Job Interview


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: FLOOR EQUIPMENT CONCERNS – August 2013
How To Spot Green Floor Maintenance Equipment


STRENGTH IN NUMBERS – August 2013
The Role of CPS Director of Asset Management




HEALTHCARE CLEANING – June 2013
Challenges Of Infection Control Cleaning





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








SHOWERED IN SAVINGS – April 2013
Shower Amenities Result In Big Savings


SHOWERED IN SAVINGS – April 2013
Financial Savings To Wall-Mounted Amenities


WARNING SIGNS – April 2013
Learning the GHS language



















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














– April 2012
Reduced Vacuuming Impacts IAQ
Cutting vacuuming frequencies will adversely affect the health of building occupants



– April 2012
Freetime: OJ Howell, ProSTAR Industries
This jan/san distributor lives off the land with a self-sustaining lifestyle, which includes raising 40 chickens

– April 2012
Reducing Vacuuming Ruins Carpets
When vacuuming frequencies are cut, carpet appearance and lifespan are severely diminished



– April 2012
The Brady Bundle: Jan/San and Laundry
By adding a commercial laundry division to its already-extensive jan/san business, Brady Industries has truly become a one-stop shop in Nevada































– September 2011
Choosing The Right Disinfectant Against C. diff In Healthcare Facilities
A closer look at products and processes that prevent cross-contamination












MARKET PROFILE: EDUCATION – June 2011
In Schools, Cleaning For Health Prioritizes Children's Wellness
As outsourcing of educational accounts continues to rise, BSCs are developing partnerships by providing green expertise


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



COVER STORY – April 2011
Uniform Companies: Jan/San Wannabes?
Uniform companies are a new threat to distributors' traditional customer base

AROUND THE INDUSTRY – March 2011
New Institute Promotes Healthy Indoor Environments



FREETIME – February 2011
The Search For Clean Water


FROM THE EDITOR – February 2011
Back To Basics


OBITUARIES – November 2010
SM Loses Colleague And Good Friend


FREETIME – October 2010
Still Shredding


FREETIME – September 2010
Ready For Takeoff


TECHNOLOGY – September 2010
Help With Deliveries
Distributors are utilizing third-parties — and ERP software — to ship small orders

OBITUARIES – August 2010
Industry Mourns Loss Of Three Veterans


EDITORIAL – August 2010
Schools Targeted For Growth



FROM THE EDITOR – August 2010
Put Cleaning At The Head Of The Class


IN THE NEWS – October 2009
Studies Predict Demand For Jan/San Supplies


MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS – July 2009
VVF Amenities Acquires Soap Factory, Licenses Dial Brand



NEWSBRIEFS – November 2008
BSC First To Earn Hiring Certification


OPERATIONSLOG: FLOOR CARE – October 2008
Batteries: Determining The Best Power Source For Equipment
The gelled battery also offers more stability. It can withstand extreme temperatures, shock and vibration

COVER STORY – September 2008
Running On Empty
As fuel costs escalate, distributors' margins erode

ONE-ON-ONE – July 2008
From The NFL To Jan/San Distribution
After playing four years in the NFL, Brian Carpenter, CEO of Aries Supply Inc., has sucessfully tackled the jan/san industry

OPERATIONSLOG: VACUUMS – May 2008
Reduce Operator Injuries With Safety Tips


MARKET PULSE – January 2008
Carpet Gets High Marks In Educational Facilities
More schools are switching to carpet for improved health and safety of building occupants

CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
Green Cleaning In Educational Facilities



FREETIME – August 2007
The Long Road Ahead


OPERATIONSLOG: FLOOR & CARPET CARE – August 2007
Flooring Trends Are Changing Across All Markets
Schools are switching to carpet to make floors last longer, but kids track in a lot of dirt — that means daily vacuuming

ASHKINONGREEN – June 2007
Green Cleaning: Overcoming Early Challenges
Moving your company toward green cleaning can be daunting, but the rewards are significant



CLEANER'S CORNER – April 2007
Cleaning For Man's Best Friend


– February 2007
LEED And Porter Industries: Setting the Standard
Porter Industries challenges the cleaning marketplace by earning LEED-EB certification

THECPINTERVIEW – October 2006
CP interview: Alan Bigger, APPA
BSCs have a role to play with educational facilities, even when cleaned in-house

MARKET PULSE: CARPET CARE – April 2006
Vacuum Accessories: The Top 10 Selling Factors
From cost and durability to noise and repairs, in-house cleaning specialists share their preferences for vacuum cleaner features and accessories


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

COVER STORY – August 2004
The Education Market: Learning Curves
Business opportunities abound in the school market — How to move to the head of your class

OPERATIONS LOG – July 2004
Restroom Care: Supply Shortage Is A Sin No BSC Wants To Commit
Restroom Care

CUSTOMER CORNER – January 2004
Cleaning Class A Facilities: The Cream Of The Crop
How can BSCs clean to meet the public’s perception of prestige?