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    MEET… Bob Robinson, Sr., CEO, Kaivac

    My career started as a mechanical engineer working in heavy manufacturing. My wife’s family business was Valley Janitor Supply Co. in Hamilton, Ohio, a distributorship selling janitorial supplies business to business. She encouraged me to join the family business, and, at the age of 28, I became a distributor sales rep selling cleaning supplies…

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    The California Hotel & Lodging Association Promotes Best Practices

    Cleanliness is one of the top searched terms when guests are choosing a hotel to stay in for business or leisure. Keeping rooms spotless and safe builds customer loyalty, generates new business and drives hotel profits.

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    Best Practices In Hospitality Laundry Services

    The hospitality industry has many choices when it comes to laundry services at properties. For this reason, it is more important than ever to stay on top of best practices available when providing laundry services in the hospitality industry.

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    Mentoring Women Matters

    Mentoring can open doors to new opportunities, meaningful growth and career success, especially for women who have historically struggled to break through the glass ceiling. In fact, 67% of women rate mentorship as highly important in career advancement, yet 63% report…

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    EREF Looks To The Future At WasteExpo 2019

    At WasteExpo this year, American Cleaning & Hygiene had the opportunity to meet with the waste industry’s leaders and innovators. One standout meeting was with Bryan Staley, President of Environmental Research and Education Foundation.

Technology & Practices

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    The Battle Between Paper Towels And Hand Dryers

    We’ve used soap and warm water, we’ve sung “Happy Birthday” twice while scrubbing our palms, the backs of our hands and in between our fingers. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, some bacteria remain on our hands after washing. These bacteria are more easily spread on wet hands than dry ones…

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    The Ins And Outs Of Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning

    Every facility wants its carpet to look its best and impress visitors, building occupants and employees. Proper carpet maintenance is not only crucial for upholding brand image, it extends…

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    Creative Equipment Financing

    The reality hit about 10 years ago as a fledgling facility manager. Our hand-me-down ride-on auto-scrubber from a different custodial account had finally decided it was going to retire without notice.

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    Managing Your Team Through Tech

    Operating a commercial cleaning company consists of various departments, teams of differing sizes at multiple locations, and tasks that need to be completed in a timely manner to keep clients happy.

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    Effective Cleaning Software

    Trying something new or implementing a change can be scary. A new hobby, a new puppy, a new exercise routine—what if you’re not good at it? What if you fail? New endeavors can be extra intimidating to try in your workplace…



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