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– February 2019
Understanding Generation Z


THE INNOVATION IMPASSE – November 2018
Jan/San Distributors Must Change With The Times




PREPARING FOR A DIGITAL AGE – September 2018
Digital Tools To Have Large Impact On Distribution Business


ENCAPSULATION SAVES TIME, MONEY AND THE ENVIRONMENT – August 2018
Take Your Carpet Care Further


CLEARING THE AIR – August 2018
Hand Dryer Manufacturers Discuss Industry Trends



HOW VALUABLE ARE YOUR VALUE-ADDED SERVICES? – July 2018
Increase Business Revenue By Charging For Assistance




CERTIFIED SUCCESS – June 2018
Cleaning Accreditation Boosts Professional Growth





SEASONAL STRATEGIES FOR PEST MANAGEMENT – April 2018
Overcoming Seasonal Pest Challenges In Facilities


SEASONAL STRATEGIES FOR PEST MANAGEMENT – April 2018
Prevent Pests With Regular Inspections


PROGRESS IN GREEN CLEANING – April 2018
Future Of Cleaning Green


VACANCY DUE TO IMMIGRATION – April 2018
DACA Dilemma Could Cause Janitorial Staffing Issues


VACANCY DUE TO IMMIGRATION – April 2018
Immigration Debate To Continue Through The Fall



UNPLUGGING FOR GREATER EFFICIENCY AND COST SAVINGS – February 2018
Battery Upright Vacuums Lead To Improved Productivity




PUTTING ODOR CONTROL IN ITS PLACE – November 2017
Getting Strategic With Air Freshener Placement


EXPLAINING ON-SITE GENERATION – November 2017
What Is On-site Generation Of Cleaning Products?


EXPLAINING ON-SITE GENERATION – November 2017
Understanding Aqueous Ozone Cleaning Technology


EXPLAINING ON-SITE GENERATION – November 2017
Disinfecting With On-Site Generation Technologies





THE TOP THREE FUNCTIONS OF ERP SOFTWARE – September 2017
Integrate ERP Software With Other Platforms



CUSTOMERS ARE NOT OWNED. THEY ARE EARNED – July 2017
The Strategic Sell: Don’t Take Customer Relationships For Granted
Relationships are earned, but they are not earned for a lifetime

– February 2017
Case Study: On-Site Generation At PPG Paints Arena
On-site generation helps the arena meet high-performance goals.



PLANNING AHEAD – September 2016
Preparing For The Next Generation Of Cleaning Professionals
What it’s going to take to attract younger workers to the cleaning industry


PRIORITIZE PEST CONTROL – August 2016
Integrated Pest Management Tips That Work
Understanding frequent offenders and how to keep them out of facilities

PRIORITIZE PEST CONTROL – August 2016
Common Pests And How They Get Into Facilities
What To Look Out For

PRIORITIZE PEST CONTROL – August 2016
Pest Risks Based On Facility Type



SHEDDING LIGHT ON UV TECHNOLOGY – May 2016
Augmenting Cleaning With Disinfecting Technology


GUIDELINES TO DRYING CARPETS – April 2016
Recommendations For Cleaning And Drying Carpets


GUIDELINES TO DRYING CARPETS – April 2016
Beyond Routine Cleaning: Caring For Over-Saturated Carpets


STRAPPING ON SAVINGS – February 2016
Benefits Of Vacuum Filters


CLEANING COMPLAINTS YOU JUST CAN’T BELIEVE – February 2016
Survey Reveals Top Cleaning Complaints


REPLACING THE 10-MINUTE DWELL TIME – November 2015
The New Standard In Dwell Times


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING – October 2015
Greening Pest Control Processes






SHIELDING FACILITIES FROM INFECTION – April 2015
Infection Prevention That Fights Pandemics


MAJOR CHANGE COMING TO FEDERAL MARKET – February 2015
Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative Targets Government Contractors



CLEARING THE AIR ON HAND DRYERS – February 2015
Benefits Of Quicker Dry Times And Heated Hand Drying


MANAGING THE GENERATIONAL GAP – February 2015
Tips To Managing A Multigenerational Workforce


MANAGING THE GENERATIONAL GAP – February 2015
Getting The Most Out of Workers Of All Ages


MANAGING THE GENERATIONAL GAP – February 2015
Succession Planning: Preparing Future Leaders


SALES SHIFT – October 2014
Making Room For The Millennial Generation


– October 2014
Bridging The Generation Gap


COMBINING CARPET CARE AND EFFICIENCIES – October 2014
Carpet Equipment That Streamlines Frequencies


COMBINING CARPET CARE AND EFFICIENCIES – October 2014
Simplifies Cleaning Processes Using Carpet Equipment


HOW TECH-SAVVY IS YOUR SALES TEAM? – September 2014
If Leadership Embraces Sales Technology, Reps Will Follow





GETTING TO THE ANSWERS – August 2014
How To Overcome Generational Struggles





BATTLE SUPERBUGS WITH SHORTER DWELL TIMES – June 2014
Disinfecting Against Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria


HEALTHCARE CLEANING – June 2014
Infection Control Training Is Key To Success


TEACHING GERM WARFARE – June 2014
Breaking Down How Germs Are Spread


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



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



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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


WEIGHING THE OPTIONS – October 2013
Tips To Selecting Soaps And Sanitizers


WEIGHING THE OPTIONS – October 2013
Choosing Between Foam, Green And Antibacterial Soaps



THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS – September 2013
America Has A Hand Hygiene Problem


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS – September 2013
Study: Mayo Clinic Compares Paper Towels, Other Hand Drying Methods


WAKE-UP CALL – September 2013
Lead Generation In A Bad Economy


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


BOOK CLUB: STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0 – August 2013
Discover Your Five Strengths With StrengthsFinder 2.0


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: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE – August 2013
U.S. Green Building Council Updates LEED Cleaning Requirements


SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE – August 2013
New LEED v4 Green Cleaning Points and Requirements


SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE – August 2013
Stricter Requirements for LEED Credits


SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE – August 2013
LEED Eligible Equipment And More


SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE – August 2013
Distributors Important Role in LEED v4 Certification




SUPPLY & COMMAND – August 2013
FSSI JanSan Could Devastate Small Suppliers




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


ONE MAN VS. THE UNION – August 2013
Dave Bego Urges SEIU To 'Fish Or Cut Bait'


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



CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH – June 2013
Infection Prevention Techniques That Work




HEALTHCARE CLEANING – June 2013
Challenges Of Infection Control Cleaning


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: PREPORTIONED CHEMICALS – June 2013
Diluting With Preportioned Packets Over Wall-Mounted Chemical Dispensing Systems
In this article, industry manufacturers answer common questions asked by building service contractors.

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: PREPORTIONED CHEMICALS – June 2013
High Concentration Chemical Packs


SOAP SELLING POINTS – June 2013
End-Users Prefer Foam Hand Soap




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


EASY RESTAURANT CLEANING – May 2013
Ward Off Foodborne Illnesses With Sanitizing Wipes


EASY RESTAURANT CLEANING – May 2013
Choosing The Right Sanitizer Wipe







WARNING SIGNS – April 2013
OSHA HazCom Rules are Changing


WARNING SIGNS – April 2013
Looking Back at OSHA Workplace Safety Laws



PREVENT SLIPS AND FALLS AS A VALUE-ADDED SERVICE – April 2013
New Tests Measure Floor Traction




– February 2013
Spec’ing the Collaborative Workplace
The colloaborative workplace demands a new bidding process for BSCs


– February 2013
Cleaning the Collaborative Workspace
As commercial offices create a more collaborative workspace, BSCs must rethink cleaning specs

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

– February 2013
Alternatives to Lawsuits: Mediation and Arbitration
Understand to the difference between mediation and arbitration and avoid the cost of defending a lawsuit

– February 2013
Immigration Reform 2013 Update
Four possibilities for immigration reform. Each would impact the commercial cleaning industry

– February 2013
Minimizing Cross-Contamination While Cleaning
Tips to reduce cross-contamination when using cleaning cloths or mops












– September 2012
Managing Generation Y Salespeople
Generation Y wants it all now. Here are tips when hiring and managing current Millennial sales reps




– April 2012
Adding Pest Control To Janitorial Operations
Integrated Pest Management allows BSCs to diversify into pest control services





PORTION CONTROL – March 2012
Preportioned Chemicals: Why BSCs Prefer Them
Three BSCs talk about why they use preportioned chemicals

– 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

– February 2012
Know The Law: Immigration Legislation By State
What BSCs need to know about the immigration laws passed by Arizona, Alabama and other states








– September 2011
Book Excerpt: Customer Stratification
Learn how to determine which client relationships are valuable

MANUFACTURER FORUM – September 2011
Vacuums Role In Improving Indoor Air Quality
In this article, industry manufacturers answer common questions asked by building service contractors

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


– 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







FROM THE EDITOR – April 2011
Attracting A Younger Workforce



UP CLOSE: FLOOR CARE – 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

FREETIME – February 2011
The Search For Clean Water


GREEN CLEANING – September 2010
Questions BSCs Should Ask Sustainable Manufacturers





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

COVER STORY – February 2010
Generation Next
Contracting Profits takes a look at some up-and-coming industry leaders


EDITORIAL – February 2010
Talkin' 'Bout My Generation


DILUTION CONTROL – August 2009
Chemical Packets Control More Than Just Portion


ASSOCIATION UPDATE – July 2009
SEWSSA Operation Clean Sweep A Success





UP CLOSE: AUTOMATIC SCRUBBERS – May 2009
Safety First
Tips for teaching proper operator use and maintenance of automatic scrubbers

FREETIME – March 2009
Life Through The Lens


OPERATIONSLOG: WASTE MANAGEMENT – March 2009
Cooperative Cleaning Gets Occupants To Pitch In


CONTRACTINGINSIGHTS – January 2009
Are You Following Immigration Laws?


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2009 – January 2009
Appropriate Upright Vacuum Use


NEWSBRIEFS – November 2008
BSC First To Earn Hiring Certification


EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – November 2008
Executive Interview: Lonnie J. Williams
Award-winning minority BSC specializes in federal contracts




NEWS – April 2008
Industry News



CONTRACTINGINSIGHTS – January 2008
Financial Ratios: Power In Numbers
Financial analysis using ratios is the most effective method for assessing strengths and weaknesses

CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
Improving IAQ With Vacuum Filters


NEWS – November 2007
Industry Buzz


COVER STORY – November 2007
The Road Ahead
A CP survey reveals contractors' expectations for 2008



– 10/4/2007
Seasonal Jobs Threatened




NEWS – September 2007
Industry Buzz


CONTRACTINGINSIGHTS – September 2007
Attracting And Retaining Generation Y
Gen Yers expect feedback often. Show them how their work contributes to the bottom line



CONTRACTINGINSIGHTS – August 2007
Who Is Generation Y?
Outnumbering baby boomers by 1.3 million, Gen Y will have a social impact on the business world

COVER STORY – August 2007
Staying Current on Immigration
With reform laws failing in Congress, BSCs are back to square one. How to ensure your workers are legal

NEWSBRIEFS – July 2007
Senate Defeats Immigration Reform For A Second Time
Plus: Newt Gingrich To Speak At ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America



















EDITORIAL – February 2007
Immigration Debate Rages On








FREETIME – September 2006
Taking It All In Stride



















– June 2006
Editor's Note


NEWSWORTHY – June 2006
Corporate Express Acquires Coastwide


OPERATIONSLOG – 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

MARKET PULSE: CARPET CARE – January 2006
Carpet Restoration Tips After Disaster Strikes
Acting as an information resource for customers when they’re faced with big problems pays off for distributors

REGULATORY UPDATE – November 2005
Immigration Law, Revisited
New bills propose to create work visas for illegal immigrants

EVERY ISSUE – September 2004
News Briefs


COVER STORY – July 2004
Youth Movement?
The (De)aging of the jan/san industry. Why it's necessary; what it will take.

BIZ 101 – July 2004
Strategic Planning One More Time