FACILITY MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
Generating around 12.75 million jobs, and producing 18.2 per cent of the world’s goods, US manufacturing is colossal. What’s more, according to the National Association of Manufacturers, every dollar spent in manufacturing adds $1.89 in business growth in other supporting sectors, such as retailing, transportation and business. Yet, 89 per cent of manufacturers currently have unfilled vacancies. Why?
For municipal water authorities, pre-filtration of water is critical to protect and extend the life of membrane systems, as well as increase intervals between backwashing or necessary maintenance. A growing number of municipalities are ensuring superior water quality, as well as membrane longevity and reliable production, by utilizing low maintenance, multi-element, self-cleaning, pre-treatment filters.
Repair. Replace. Repair. Replace. Facing this unrelenting cycle with your facility’s plumbing fixtures can be exhausting. Reducing the constant churn of faucet repair and replacement starts at the beginning, with selecting the right fixtures for the job, and continues through proper installation to ongoing maintenance. This quick guide helps you get the most life from faucets.
When staff at Festus School District in Festus, MO face stoppages in smaller 1-1/4” to 3” lines, they grab the Model DRZ-PH™ power drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners. Maintenance pros there routinely use it to clear drains for urinals, water coolers, hand sinks, pot sinks, and disposal lines.
The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare provider dedicated to improving community health services in Bel Air, Maryland. It’s common for hospitals to expand over time, and facility managers are finding that existing backup generators can no longer support power needs during outage situations.
For developers and architects, maximizing income-generating space for mixed use commercial projects is critical, particularly when land is limited or expensive. In many cases, the project cannot advance unless the architect can somehow “create space” to achieve the building design and parking density required. Robotic Parking Systems, Inc. provides the solution.
In 2013 Auto Trader went from a publishing company to a fully online digital business. The online migration resulted in significant growth and a new work environment was needed that reflected their flexible working style. The company was operating through several regional offices all over the country, which it wanted to consolidate to make a more unified business model. Condeco helped provide a soltuion.
When the owner-operators of The Goddard School in Skokie, IL decided to open their school in 2016, they knew they’d be heavily involved in the management of the 14,000-square-foot facility. While a high-quality cleaning service was in place, it wasn’t until the UMF Corporation Regional Manager of National Accounts visited the school that they fully realized how important training and the right products were for ensuring a safe environment.
Fast-pace and high-stakes, the St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, California experiences a steady flow of patients and busy employees every day. Identifying cost and time-saving opportunities is essential for the facility to run smoothly, safely and efficiently.
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STI’s Clock/Bell Damage Stopper® wire cages help ensure clocks, bells, and more are protected against vandalism and damage. Constructed of 9-gauge tough steel wire, the guard can withstand intentional or accidental damage from basketballs, hockey pucks and more.
Reformulated Snake Oil Plus™ from General Pipe Cleaners offers enhanced protection of drain cleaning cables and machines – and can extend the life of your other equipment, as well! It features the same rust-inhibiting properties and pleasant lemon scent of original Snake-Oil but its improved non-toxic, eco-friendly, biodegradable formula also creates virtually non-stick surfaces, significantly extending your drain cleaning equipment life.
To provide design professionals with greater flexibility in achieving their vision, AD Systems has pioneered fire-rated wood sliding doors. FireSlide™ surface-mounted, top-hung single-leaf doors offer the clean, modern aesthetic of sliding flush wood doors, while achieving a 45-minute UL 10B fire rating. The doors include self-closing mechanisms and self-latching hardware.
Enhance the performance and cleaning power of our popular, portable JM-1000 Mini-Jet™ and JM-1450™ water jet drain cleaners with the new high performance stainless steel braid jet hose from General Pipe Cleaners.
Now available from Sanitaire®, an industry leader in portable commercial cleaning machines, is the QUICKBOOST™ cordless upright vacuum. The QUICKBOOST’s cordless technology combines portable cleaning with powerful suction and innovative features, increasing productivity by conquering tricky and demanding last-minute jobs.
The Ruskin BTR-250 heavy-duty isolation damper is ideally suited for system containment or decontamination applications commonly found in laboratories, medical facilities, clean rooms and federal buildings. Designed to provide bubble-tight airflow leakage performance in systems with up to 10 in. wg pressure, the BTR-250 meets the requirements of the bubble test as described in AMCA Standard 500-D.