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Playing Against the A-Team:
How you can help alleviate seasonal allergies for your clients
Tradeshow Triumphs

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.

Reliable, Resourceful

When Colin Mason was coming of age in the late 1940s, the United Kingdom was in post war ruin. He was recruited by the British Army and traveled to Singapore. Upon his return to Barry, Wales, 20-year-old Colin trained to be a welder, but saw little opportunity to grow his career and build a life for his family.

The Value of Clean

Who defines clean? You or your tenants? Building services cost. But how much should a facility manager pay to have a "clean" building? And who defines clean? Would you buy a Honda and expect it to drive like a Porsche? Why then do we have a similar mindset with our cleaning contract?

A Checkmate in Marketing

No strategy = no plan. No plan = burning precious marketing dollars. So what is missing in the equation? You guessed it: a marketing strategy. Think of a marketing strategy like a game of chess. Sure, you could just move the pieces randomly, but in order to be competitive you need to be thinking two or three steps ahead, if not more. In other words, you need a plan of attack.

Q & A : Michael Doherty on access control

Since 1986, New York City based, Building Maintenance Services (BMS) has provided attention to detail service to a plethora of Fortune 500 companies. Serving the diverse needs of luxury hotels, trophy office properties, colleges and universities, private schools, and corporate facilities BMS offers integrated, sustainable and creative solutions to their clients.

University of Florida: Cleaning for a New Millennial Workforce

The University Of Florida’s student center, the Reitz Union is named after Dr. J. Wayne Reitz who was the fifth president of the university, serving from 1955 – 1967. Dr. Reitz presided over a period of unprecedented growth and change at the University of Florida. Hundreds of new facilities were constructed in those twelve years and the UF student population grew from nine-thousand to nearly twentythousand.

Mirroring an Affinity for Clean

In 2002 a partnership began between Paul Senecal, owner of United Services of America, Inc. (USA) and Michael Diamond of Premier Maintenance Inc. The two successful businessmen formed United Services and entered into an equal partnership in profit and decision-making. Both companies continued to grow within their markets as Senecal and Diamond expanded their reach serving customers in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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