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Will You Be Ready? Natural Catastrophe Clean-Up

Flood, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes can strike at any time, often with little warning.

Going Green, Even in Hard Economic Times

Whether we call it an economic downturn, adjustment or recession and blame it on the government, housing slump, high cost of petroleum or other reasons, reports of hard economic times are filling the media. And, frankly what’s more important—it is impacting our customers.

GE Leads Pursuit of LEED Gold CI Certification at Connecticut Property

General Electric recently signed a 15-year lease of the property at 800 Long Ridge Road in Stamford, CT, to house the headquarters of its Energy and Financial Services divisions. This past December marked the completion of the total renovation of the four-story building, which consisted of 275,000 square feet of class A office space.

How Green Seal Certification Fights Greenwashing

With the recent surge in environmentally sensitive policies, many product manufacturers and service providers are taking stock of their own practices and taking a greener approach to their market. And for many, this means seeking third-party certification.

Healthy Cost-Efficient Solutions for Commercial Hardwood Floors

Hardwood is the floor covering of choice for warmth, upscale image and an enhanced environment in commercial settings. In addition to the wide choice of colors, grain patterns and widths of available wood species, hardwood flooring is one of the most environmentally responsible and cost-efficient flooring choices you can make.

A New Approach to Chemical-Free Stripping

One of the most innovative changes to occur in hard floor maintenance over the past few years is the concept of chemical-free stripping. The concept is not really new, as it uses technology that has been around for years.

How Green Do You Want To Be?

I have been in this business for over 30 years and have seen a lot of things come and go. Being an old timer, I thought the green movement was going to be a passing fad.