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Safe & Secure With Fire-Rated Glazing

When architects use systems that incorporate compatible components, they know the multiple protective qualities of the glazing assemblies will function as intended in the field. Taking this approach can help any project that needs fire, forced entry and bullet resistance sideline potential complications during design and after installation.



Maintaining Evaporative Condenser Integrity

Evaporative condensers are an efficient and cost-effective heat rejection solution for various applications – food refrigeration, industrial machinery cooling, and HVAC. A comprehensive program of routine preventive maintenance will keep refrigeration systems performing at peak efficiency, maximize system operating life, and reduce unplanned downtime due to equipment failure.


Emergency Lighting

Tips for Choosing the Right Emergency Lighting

Imagine evacuating a facility in an emergency, only to find yourself surrounded by darkness and commotion. In such a situation, being in a familiar facility can still be dangerous. Having emergency lighting is essential for every commercial facility. It helps the staff calmly manage such situations and guides the people and emergency services to ensure safe evacuation.


Plant Maintenance

Plant Maintenance: Things You Should Not Avoid

No matter what size company you have or what industry you are in, maintenance is one of the most important tasks that needs to be done to keep your business operating at peak performance. Avoiding or putting off maintenance tasks eventually leads to production problems, expensive repairs, and extensive disruption to business operations.



How Technology Can Help Save Businesses $

The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting a frigid winter for 2022/2023. When these extremes occur, they are often a challenge for facilities. In this post covid world, however, the somewhat expected tribulations of inclement weather become even more complicated with the staffing shortages that businesses are struggling to overcome.



Keep Cold Winds at Bay

In facilities with high volumes of foot traffic, the constant opening and closing of doors not only lets in chilly air but can cause heating problems for the entire building. Vestibules, lobbies, entrance ways and hallways are frequently populated, so it’s imperative that facilities counteract the cold drafts left behind by those entering and leaving buildings.



What Flexible Office Space Means for Facility Management

Flexible office spaces are contemporary workspaces designed to accommodate the dynamic business needs of different companies while availing a mix of communal and private work areas. The demand for flexible office spaces is rising as companies find ways to reduce operational costs, increase employee productivity, and mitigate skilled labor shortages.



Sustainability: If You’re Still Using Spreadsheets, You’re Not Ready

Sustainability-focused investing has exploded in the past decade. The “sustainable investment universe” describes when portfolio investment decisions are based on companies’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. This approach weighs investment opportunities on how businesses contribute to positive social change rather than short-term financial gains.



Meet Peak Demand With Pallet Flow Rack

A pallet flow rack system is exceptional and can be a key tool in helping logistics professionals quickly and reliably meet peak demand whenever first-in, first-out (FIFO) product retrieval is required, while minimizing labor and forklift travel. On top of this, the racking can store up to 100 percent more product than selective racking and reduce aisle space by 75 percent.



Why FMs Should Consider Lemons & Limes

When it comes to citric acid cleaners, the takeaway is that they are effective, safe, and promote sustainability. They are also proving to be high-performing and cost-effective. If the buzzword of the 21st century is sustainability, then the time has come for facility managers – and cleaning contractors – to consider citric acid cleaning solutions.