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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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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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Create Safe & Clean Learning Spaces with Cooperative Purchasing

July 18, 2022 / by Sanitaire posted in Procurement, Janitorial & Sanitation, Cooperative Purchasing

Sanitation and cleanliness are key to ensuring the health and safety of your students during the school year. As you purchase for the upcoming year, consider all of the surfaces and areas that your district or campus’ facilities managers need to keep clean. Everything from the air students breathe in lecture halls to the floors your elementarystudents sit on during story timeneeds to be on your building maintenance teams radar. 

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School System Improves Procurement Process While Minimizing Costs

June 29, 2022 / by Network Distribution posted in Procurement, K-12 Education, Janitorial & Sanitation

Being a small school system comes with challenges but purchasing large quantities of materials and products doesn’t have to be one of them. A public school district in the Mid-Atlantic region was responsible for the procurement process of multiple items to maintain the health and wellness of their facilities. With four schools in the system consisting of 600 students, the district's staff discovered that purchasing quantities of essential janitorial and sanitation materials was a lengthy, expensive, and resource-intensive process. 

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Top 2 Benefits of Using Microfiber in Your School's Cleaning Routine

May 25, 2022 / by Rubbermaid Commercial Products posted in Procurement, K-12 Education, Janitorial & Sanitation

Every year as summer draws to an end, families across the country start crossing items off their back-to-school checklists. Along with backpacks and school supplies, planning for the beginning of the school year includes ensuring immunizations are up-to-date and physicals are complete.  As the start of the school year usually brings a wave of ‘bugs’ or infections, it’s essential to recognize the critical need to enhance cleaning and hygiene efforts in classrooms and school facilities. 

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Three Common Floor Care Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

March 16, 2022 / by Spartan Chemical posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Janitorial & Sanitation

Health, safety and proper maintenance of facilities are top priorities for organizations in every industry. Procurement leaders are working to align with facility managers and identify necessary products and services to keep floors in the best shape possible. There’s often a disconnect about the correct floor care products needed for diverse locations or environments. Mistakes in sourcing the right floor care products can cost millions, especially, in cases like a university campus (UCLA with 45,000+ students) or in airports like Atlanta International with more than 100 million passengers flying annually.

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