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How Universities Can Make More Sustainable Choices

May 9, 2023 / by Tork - An Essity Brand posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Higher Education, Cooperative Purchasing

Students, staff and university officials all have an important part to play when it comes to implementing sustainable practices across campus. As the science points to an increasingly clear consensus and a more urgent case for action, we examine what universities can do to make study more sustainable. From using the right cleaning products, to saving water and being transparent about carbon footprints, Tork and OMNIA Partners offer best practices for educational institutions to start their journey toward becoming economically sustainable.

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7 Ways Procurement Teams Can Impact Workplace Safety All Year Long

May 2, 2023 / by Lawson Products posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, First Aid & Safety Solutions, Safety Supplies, Local & State Government, MRO

June is National Safety Month and it's a special time for organizations to raise awareness of the importance of safety in the workplace and their communities. According to the National Safety Council, a worker in the U.S. is injured on the job every seven seconds. Of course, providing safe environments for workers and the public is all of our jobs all year long, but procurement teams can significantly influence safety-related issues and initiatives. In this blog, Lawson Products and OMNIA Partners offer 7 proactive tips procurement officials can take to keep employees safe year-round.

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How Specialty Equipment Can Increase Efficiency & Reduce Costs for Facility Managers

May 1, 2023 / by Network Distribution posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Janitorial & Sanitation

As a facility manager or purchasing director, having the right equipment can make a big difference in the efficiency and effectiveness of your facilities cleaning regime.Network Distribution and OMNIA Partners provide insight on specialty equipment that can increase efficiency and reduce long-term costs so you can properly allocate important resources and employees' time effectively.

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3 Best Practices to Maintain Your Facility Floors

April 4, 2023 / by 3M posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Flooring, Janitorial & Sanitation

Facility managers have always been concerned about “clean.” Customers and employees can tell when a space has been carefully cleaned and a less-than-clean facility can translate into lost revenue. Learn how 3M, available on your favorite distributor’s contract through OMNIA Partners, can help achieve a deeper, longer-lasting, clean from the surface to the subfloor. 

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7 Tips for Wastewater Maintenance Amidst Labor Shortages and External Factors

March 1, 2023 / by Lawson Products posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Local & State Government, MRO

Keeping wastewater treatment plants up and running, and delivering clean water to communities, while keeping pollutants out of the environment is a 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year job. Aging infrastructure, climate challenges and labor shortages make it especially challenging for municipal water treatment plants to ensure the integrity and maintain the reliability of their facilities. Lawson Products, available through OMNIA Partners, shares 7 preventative maintenance tips that municipalities can benefit from to make sure treatment plants are operating smoothly and efficiently.

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Six Winter Maintenance Tips For Your Facility

February 28, 2023 / by Network Distribution posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Janitorial & Sanitation

It is important to take steps to ensure that your building is properly cleaned and maintained, especially during the winter season. Not only will this help to create a pleasant and welcoming environment for employees, customers, and visitors, but it can also help to prevent accidents and the spread of illness. Here are six tips for cleaning and maintaining your facility for the winter season.

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Achieve an A+ Clean at Your School Efficiently & Effectively

November 15, 2022 / by 3M posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, K-12 Education

Facility teams know the stakes have never been higher to keep schools clean for students and staff. With increased cleaning and disinfection efforts, facility management teams must find ways to do more with less and make the products and tools they use work harder.

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Fire Safety 101: Steps to Protect Your School or Agency

October 31, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Procurement, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Cooperative Purchasing

No one wants to think about their organization experiencing a fire, but we can’t stress enough the importance of being prepared and going the extra mile to ensure your fire safety equipment is running smoothly. From routine fire drills to training employees on preventative habits, each step is key to protecting your stakeholders should an emergency occur.  

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Supply Chain Management: Tips to Eliminate Fastener Failure

September 19, 2022 / by Lawson Products posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Supply Chain Management, Local & State Government

From anchoring stadium seats to fleet vehicle maintenance, holding up drywall and completing physical plant repairs and thousands more applications, fasteners are relied upon to keep things functioning. More than 300 billion fasteners are used in the U.S. annually in maintenance and assembly. But like a chain, a fastening system is only as strong as its weakest link. With the ongoing supply chain disruptions, we have compiled a list of tips to help your facility get the most out of its equipment and eliminate fastener failure. 

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Decrease Deferred Maintenance with Access to Cooperative Solutions

August 19, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Procurement, Cooperative Purchasing

Between limited resources, lack of time, staff, and funds, a lot of agencies are having to put off certain repairs and maintenance work. These types of situations are often referred to as deferred maintenance. Putting off repairs can result in serious downtime and delays for your facilities, which is why it is imperative to have access to solutions when you need them the most. 

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