New member gets helping hand

ABM, a provider of facility solutions, announced in a press release that it has six other organizations in the contract cleaning sector to establish the Cleaning Coalition of America.

The coalition represents the needs of an industry playing a vital role to keep essential services operating during the coronavirus crisis (COVID-19). As the United States works to recover from this pandemic.

“Now, more than ever, America needs the support of the cleaning industry, which has become an essential workforce due to the impact from COVID-19,” says Scott Salmirs, president and chief executive officer of ABM Industries. “We are proud to be a founding member of the Cleaning Coalition of America and seek to give a voice to millions of frontline workers within the cleaning sector.”

The contract cleaning service industry employs more than 1 million workers across all 50 states in the country, and it has been hard hit by the economic impact of COVID-19 . Accordingly, the Coalition is asking Congress and the Administration to support targeted measures that will help ensure the continuity of business operations and the employment of its essential workforce.

ABM's Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Josh Feinberg, has been elected president of the Coalition.

“When people go back to work, they need to know that professional cleaners are deployed throughout their facility and using the proper cleaning techniques to make their shared environments safe,” say Feinberg. “Professional cleaners are one of the most critical assets in the fight against COVID-19.”