Monday, July 16, 2018

Allied Universal Expands Security Offerings With $1 Billion Deal

Allied Universal has acquired U.S. Security Associates from Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division for US$1 billion. The transaction includes U.S. Security’s international division, Andrews... Read more

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Spartan Wins SMA Navigator Award

Spartan Wins SMA Navigator AwardSpartan Chemical Co. has been named a recipient of Strategic Market Alliance’s (SMA) 2018 Navigator Award. Spartan received the SMA Navigator Award for Supplier Achievement in Field Sales... Read more

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Friday, July 13, 2018

The Importance of Clean Air to Prevent Mold

Clean Air Day 2018 came and went last week, but it got us thinking:  If mold thrives off elements present in the air we breathe, surely there must be a connection pertinent to our cause. And we were right.

One of the largest factors in mold survival is the amount of moisture in the air, as it can – and will – grow anywhere and on any substance that dampness is present.

But did you know that, as well as causing mold, excess moisture in the home can also contaminate the actual air, too? Just think of the cold, musty smell often accompanying it. And according to Global Action Plan – the organizers behind Clean Air Day – mold in the home is a source of air pollution itself. Yet the relationship is actually more complex, as if mold is present, toxic particles will emanate from it and infiltrate the air you breathe – not to mention the fact that damp itself causes water vapor, which in turn encourages microbial growth, leading to yet more mold in an ongoing vicious cycle. Thus, this two-way relationship emphasises how important – both for the cleanliness of the air and the actual, tangible things surrounding it – controlling the level of moisture is.

Monitoring the levels of humidity in the home, therefore, is extremely important, and most experts believe that erring on the lower side of the 40-60% recommended bracket will help to prevent the build-up of mold – thus keeping the air clean, too.

But there are many other things you can – and should – do to reduce the growth of mold and – by extension – keep the air around you clean. You can breathe a (toxin-free!) sigh of relief, as we’ve done the hard work for you:

Ventilation

Quick, easy and – most importantly – free, keeping your windows open wherever and whenever possible will ensure a healthy dose of air circulation – vital in keeping things clean. Don’t overlook where your clothes dryer is exhausting moisture –  either – if it uses a recirculating fan, i.e. not taking the moisture outside, this is a problem.

Extractor Fans

Gas stoves and cooking pollutants in the kitchen as well as aerosol sprays and fragranced products in the bathroom are responsible for these rooms being high-toxin areas, so use extractor fans to ensure the air is regularly cleared.

Clean

Ensuring all surfaces are regularly cleaned and dusted – especially on walls in bathrooms and kitchens, which are prime spots that mold thrives off, is also a must. Using a non-toxic method, such as steam, is environmentally friendly, too. Vacuuming regularly is also important as this helps to reduce small airborne particles that can otherwise get in your lungs. It should go without saying, but ensuring you clean up any spills immediately is a must, while removing stains from your carpet swiftly and efficiently is also important. Just make sure you don’t use too much water while doing so.

Dehumidifiers

Every indoor space should have one of these as it is the perfect weapon against excess moisture, which could lead to black ceilings and paint and wallpaper peeling off – not to mention the fact that it will help protect your personal belongings and keep your food fresher for longer, too. Most air purifiers work by trapping mold spores in a filter, but you can even go one step further than this and choose a unit that actually kills the mold completely – completely eliminating the risk of any more growing on the filter. Not all dehumidifiers are as good as each other, so choose your model carefully before you invest and ensure it is always kept clean and in good condition. Empty any water collectors regularly so as to prevent any excess vapor contributing to the moisture problem.

Plants

Other than just looking pretty, indoor plants – especially leafy greens – are vital in helping to eliminate airborne pollutants, thus purifying the air. According to indoor air experts, studies have even shown them to boost productivity and increase job satisfaction, so definitely something to consider while kitting out your office!

According to the people behind Clean Air Day, we spend 90% of our time indoors. Isn’t it time we ensured we’re breathing in the right stuff (and fighting off mold at the same time)?



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Sodexo Honored by Vizient

Sodexo Honored by VizientSodexo has been named Vizient, Inc.’s Purchased Services Supplier of the Year. Sodexo was recognized for providing Vizient members with food and nutrition management, environmental service,... Read more

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Colgate-Palmolive Names Noel Wallace President

Colgate-Palmolive Names Noel Wallace PresidentColgate-Palmolive Co. has appointed Noel Wallace president and chief operating officer (COO). Wallace joined Colgate-Palmolive in 1987 and most recently served as COO of the company’s global... Read more

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Striking Speakers at ISSA Show North America 2018

Striking Speakers at ISSA Show North America 2018ISSA is thrilled to announce the intriguing speakers that will help us make the ISSA Show North America 2018, Dallas, TX, something special.   Every year, ISSA brings in leading authorities... Read more

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Weekly Product Showcase July 13, 2018

Weekly Product Showcase July 13, 2018Stay up to date on the industry's newest products and services from these ISSA members. Gloves Fit for a Pro ProWorks® Ultra Thin Nitrile Gloves from HOSPECO® combine the strength of... Read more

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nyco Recognized for Supporting Local Charity

Nyco Recognized for Supporting Local CharityNyco Products Co. has been named Shady Oaks Camp’s Business of the Month for July. Shady Oaks is a Homer Glen, IL, summer camp for disabled individuals. Nyco has provided the camp with... Read more

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Brame Honored by SMA

Brame Specialty Co., Inc. has been named a recipient of Strategic Market Alliance’s (SMA) 2018 Navigator Award. Brame received the SMA Navigator Award for the Largest Percent Increase in... Read more

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Pritchard Industries Awarded Contract With NJ School District

Pritchard Industries, Inc. has been awarded a US$2.1 million contract with the Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education in Marlboro, NJ. The one-year deal calls for Pritchard Industries to... Read more

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

ISSA Announces Expanded ISSA Show Mexico 2019

ISSA Announces Expanded ISSA Show Mexico 2019ISSA announces that the ISSA Show Mexico 2019 will deliver significantly greater value to participants by way of co-located events and an additional curriculum geared specifically to cleaning and... Read more

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Clean All Services Joins NSA

Clean All Services is the latest member of National Service Alliance (NSA). NSA is a group-purchasing organization serving building service contractors and facility managers. As an NSA... Read more

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P&G Announces Quarterly Dividend

Procter & Gamble (P&G), parent company of Procter & Gamble Professional, has declared a quarterly dividend of US$0.72 per share on the company’s common stock. The... Read more

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Survey Finds Increased Commitment to Lowering Greenhouse Gases

Offering sustainable products and services within the next decade is a priority among green companies from 37 countries, according to new YouGov survey. The survey questioned 185 CEOs and... Read more

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Georgia School District Looks to ABM to Reduce Energy Costs

Georgia School District Looks to ABM to Reduce Energy CostsABM Facility Services has secured a contract with Lowndes County Schools in Valdosta, GA, to implement energy and facility improvement projects in several school buildings and facilities. The... Read more

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Georgia-Pacific Partners With Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls, Inc. has been named a technology and systems integration partner of Georgia-Pacific, LLC, parent company of Georgia-Pacific Professional. The deal calls for Johnson Controls to... Read more

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Monday, July 9, 2018

IFMA Foundation Names New Executive Director

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Foundation has appointed Diane Coles executive director. Coles has more than 25 years of facility management experience. She previously... Read more

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ISSA Members Heralded for Disability Hiring Initiatives

Several ISSA-member companies have been listed among “Best Places to Work,” according to the 2018 Disability Equality Index (DEI). In compiling the annual list, the American... Read more

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Friday, July 6, 2018

ISS Extends Deal With Heathrow Airport

ISS Extends Deal With Heathrow AirportISS has been awarded an extension on its facilities management services contract with Heathrow Airport in London, England. The four-year extension calls for ISS to provide cleaning,... Read more

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Brain Corp Invests in Robotics Firm

Brain Corp. has invested US$13.4 million in Savioke, a San Jose, CA-based developer of robotics for the hospitality, health care, and food service industries. Per the terms of the agreement,... Read more

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The United Group Teams With TriMega

The United Group (TUG) has entered into a strategic partnership with TriMega Purchasing Association. The 10-year agreement calls for all TriMega members to become TUG associates. TriMega dealers... Read more

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Weekly Product Showcase July 6, 2018

Weekly Product Showcase July 6, 2018 Stay up to date on the industry's newest products and services from these ISSA members. Roll With the Changes The enMotion® Flex Paper Towel System from Georgia-Pacific Professional... Read more

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Mitie Secures Contract With Norwegian Retailer

Mitie Secures Contract With Norwegian RetailerMitie Group Plc has secured a contract with Ahlsell AB. The five-year deal calls for Mitie to provide cleaning, waste management, security, catering, and snow-clearing service to 47 Ahlsell retail... Read more

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SC Johnson Among India's Top Workplaces

SC Johnson, parent company of SC Johnson Professional, was named one of the best workplaces in India for 2018 by the Great Place to Work® Institute. SC Johnson placed 36th in the... Read more

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Brady Donates to 5 Youth Organizations

Brady Donates to 5 Youth OrganizationsBrady announced the most recent beneficiaries of its 2018 Brady Shines charitable giving campaign. Established last year, the campaign provides a total of US$20,000 per cycle to benefit education-... Read more

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

IFMA Announces 2018-19 Executive Committee and Board

IFMA Announces 2018-19 Executive Committee and BoardThe International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has announced its 2018-19 board of directors and executive committee. The directors for the 2018-19 IFMA board are: Keith A.... Read more

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Amazon Implements New Long-Term Storage Policy

Amazon.com, Inc. has updated its company policy for supplying warehouse storage space to third-party sellers. As of July 1, sellers and distributors using Amazon storage facilities will track how... Read more

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ISSA Shifts Certification Strategy in Middle East

ISSA Shifts Certification Strategy in Middle EastISSA has ended its affiliation with the Middle East Consultancy Association (MECA) and will no longer utilize the organization as an education and training partner in the Middle East. ISSA will... Read more

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ABM Among Top Health Care Employers

ABM Among Top Health Care EmployersABM has been named one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare 2018.  The publication’s annual list recognizes the top health care employers in the United States based... Read more

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Eastman Chemical Adds to Board

Eastman Chemical Adds to BoardEastman Chemical Co. has appointed Kim Ann Mink to the company’s board of directors. Mink is the president, chairman, and CEO of Innophos Holdings, Inc. Prior to joining Innophos, she... Read more

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Afflink Announces Annual Award Winners

Afflink Announces Annual Award WinnersAfflink honored its preferred suppliers and top distributor members at an awards ceremony hosted during its annual summit event last month in San Diego, CA. Afflink awarded its independent... Read more

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3M Honored by Health Care Alliance Supplier

3M Honored by Health Care Alliance Supplier3M’s commercial solutions division has been named a recipient of Premier, Inc.’s Supplier Legacy Award. The health care facilities alliance’s annual award recognizes suppliers... Read more

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Imperial Dade to Host Innovations Expo

Imperial Dade to Host Innovations ExpoImperial Dade will host its 12th-annual Innovations Expo, September 27, at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL. The focus of this year’s expo is the future of... Read more

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