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Indirect spend items, such as paper products and ink cartridges, are rarely budgeted for as line items. It is long overdue for contractors to take a much closer look at these indirect spend items. They may be costing you far more than you realize.

Back in 1923, Alfred Richter, who founded what was then known as the National Sanitary Supply Association, said the reason he formed the organization was to provide a meeting place of successful distributors, drawn from various metropolitan cities, [which allows them to] exchange ideas that would be beneficial to all. Now known as ISSA, the International Sanitary and Supply Association continues to provide an annual gathering place for JanSan distributors.

Floodwater fills the news reports and the headlines say that Louisiana is experiencing the worst flooding since Hurricane Sandy. This has left some of us wondering: what will happen once the water abates? The cleaning process for extreme water damage is exhaustive and being prepared to deal with the aftermath of water damage is a crucial part of providing comprehensive services that allow your organization to keep growing.

The federal government has banned a litany of chemicals used in antibacterial products, claiming that manufacturers have failed to show that they are safe and effective. The two main ingredients targeted are triclosan and triclocarban, according to newstation KHON 2.

A Whole New (Pig) Way to Keep Floors Safe

Building Service Contractors are no strangers to slips, trips, and falls. After all, they're the #2 cause of injuries in the U.S. and account for 40% of workers-comp and liability claims to the tune of $70 billion per year. Wet, slippery floors can be a big, expensive problem.

Managing Mold

Floodwater fills the news reports and the headlines say that Louisiana is experiencing the worst flooding since Hurricane Sandy. This has left some of us wondering: what will happen once the water abates? The cleaning process for extreme water damage is exhaustive and being prepared to deal with the aftermath of water damage is a crucial part of providing comprehensive services that allow your organization to keep growing.

Getting To Know the ISSA Tradeshow

1. Plan before you go: Discuss with your team what products are needed to complement the arsenal of items that you have to combat dirt. 2. Prioritize the list of items before you go: This will help you stay focused during the show. You may wish to develop a top ten list of the most important products that you wish to see.