4M Named One Of Top 150 Privately Held Companies

4M Building Solutions, along with Tim M. March, CEO, was featured in this year’s issue of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “Top 150+ Privately Held Companies”. To be included in this issue is a hard-earned honor as there is steep competition with many other well-respected companies in the St. Louis Region.

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Imperial Dade Announces Acquisition

Imperial Dade has acquired Gulf Coast Paper Co., Inc. The transaction represents the sixteenth acquisition for Imperial Dade, a leading national distributor of disposable food service and janitorial supplies, under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, CEO and President of Imperial Dade, respectively.

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Vonachen Group Acquires Kentucky BSC

In May 2018, Vonachen Group, Peoria, Illinois, acquired Kenway Janitor Service, Louisville, Kentucky.
Established in 1968, Vonachen Group has grown to be one of the largest privately owned janitorial service companies in the Midwest and Southern United States.
“Kenway Janitor Service is a solid company that epitomizes the type of business that Vonachen Group is looking to acquire,” says Matt Vonachen, president of Vonachen Group. “Ken Crutcher, James Crutcher and Rowland Crutcher have spent the last 57 years building a stable, value added, building service contractor business supported by a capable team of industry professionals. It is a testament to Ken Crutcher that he wanted to see this legacy continue into the future as a part of the Vonachen Group Family.

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LCS Facility Group Owners Named Family Of The Year

Joe and Maria Lepore, owners of LCS Facility Group, an experienced provider of facilities solutions, were selected as the recipients of Family Service’s Good Neighbor Award. The couple was honored at an awards dinner on April 26, 2018 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie.
 

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Steve Harvey Book Helps Business Leaders, BSCs "Jump" Toward Success By: Jason Lee

“Jump” by Steve Harvey is a book about how Harvey tapped into his entrepreneurial mindset and God-given talent to take him from humble beginnings to stardom. 

Success doesn’t happen overnight. Whether you are a famous TV personality like Harvey or a profitable building service contractor, the road to success starts with a “jump” or leap of faith.   

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Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services Honored with Military Times Best: Franchise 2018 List Recognition

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services announced today that it has been named to Military Times Best: Franchise 2018 list, as part of the rollout of Rebootcamp, the Military Times new website for transitioning service members, veterans and their families. Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Service has been rated number 35 overall. This is the second year in a row that Office Pride has been named to the list.

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LCS Facility Group Names Client Service Manager

Brian Bundy of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., has been named Client Service Manager at LCS Facility Group, the region’s largest provider of facilities solutions.  

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Diversey President and CEO Receives 2017 Golden Bridge Award (Oct 2017)

Diversey announced that president and CEO, Dr. Ilham Kadri, is the recipient of a Golden Bridge Award , an annual recognition program honoring the achievements of companies around the world and the people who are integral to their success. Dr. Kadri’s dedication to women’s advancement within the company and the cleaning industry earned her the Gold “Women Helping Women” award.

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Kaivac Opens New Corporate Campus To Support Sales Growth (Sept 2017)

Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning and OmniFlex cleaning systems, marks a milestone in its corporate history. The company is moving October 9, 2017, to a new, multi-building corporate campus. Read More

CleanTelligent Software Wins Fifth Innovation Award (Sept 2017)

CleanTelligent Software, which provides comprehensive quality control and management software solutions to building service contractors and facility managers, won this year’s ISSA Innovation Award in the Services and Technology category for their recently launched Business Intelligence (BI) dashboard. The Innovation Award — CleanTelligent’s fifth overall — was presented at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2017 in Las Vegas Read More

ProTeam Celebrates 30 Years Of Innovation At ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2017 (Sept 2017)

Three decades ago, ProTeam introduced the first lightweight backpack vacuum to the commercial cleaning world. Wearing a vacuum was a novel approach, and many people were skeptical at first. They wondered if a backpack vacuum would be tiring to use, but it wasn’t. It actually took less than half the energy and effort to clean the same area. Read More

Essity and Microsoft Partner on Internet of Things (Sept 2017)

Essity, a leading global hygiene and health company, and Microsoft will partner to leverage the power of big data and cloud computing to further enhance Essity's market-leading hygiene and health products and solutions around the world. Read More

Spartan Chemical Announces Certification For Use In Organic Food Processing Facilities (Sept 2017)

Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., formulator and manufacturer of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market, announced PAA Sanitizer FP, Eggs-So-Clean pH Booster, and SparCHLOR are now certified for use in organic food processing facilities under the OMRI listing. Read More

Nilfisk Welcomes New CEO (August 2017)

Nilfisk, a global manufacturer of professional cleaning equipment, recently announced that Hans Henrik Lund has officially taken up his new position as CEO. Read More

Harry Babb Retires From WAXIE Sanitary Supply (Aug 2017)

On March 16, 2017 WAXIE San Diego held a retirement party to honor long time employee, Harry Babb. After over 40 years of service, Harry retired from his role as Vice President of Operations/MIS. In 1976 he was hired by Morris Wax to be a Data Processing Manager when the burgeoning company consisted of 70 employees. His role expanded as technology progressed, and in 1986 he was promoted to Vice President of Data Processing and Operations, which eventually morphed into the position of VP of Operations and MIS. Read More

Office Pride Shines And Sets Stage For 2017 Growth (August 2017)

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning has reached a tipping point in 2017. America’s most admired commercial cleaning franchise has already expanded into key markets this year within Alabama, Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Kansas, Tennessee, Michigan and Colorado. Read More

Office Pride announces contest for fee waiver for up to three U.S. Military Veterans (Aug 2017)

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Office Pride Commercial Cleaning has announced a heartfelt “thank you” to veterans in the form of contest, with up to three qualified U.S. military veterans winning a waiver of the initial franchise fee, a $35,000 value. Potential winners will be announced on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017. The contest is open to all active duty service members and Honorably Discharged veterans from any branch of the U.S. armed forces. Read More

AFFLINK Wins Distributor Excellence Award (July 2017)

AFFLINK, an industry leader in supply chain management for independent distributors serving the Facilities Maintenance and Packaging Industries, has just been awarded Georgia-Pacific (GP) Professional’s Distributor Excellence Award. Read More

How to be a Wonder Woman Leader (Aug 2017)

By Yasser Youssef

I didn’t grow up with super heroes. My childhood was a little more serious than that. So now that I’m a grownup, I am captivated by the superhero movies that come out every summer. Naturally, I went to see Wonder Woman in the theater this month. I often leave these movies daydreaming about good versus evil, super powers I’d like to have, and feats of incredible strength.

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Diversey Care Solutions Nominated for Innovation Awards (July 2017)

Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division announced that its TASKI Intellibot SWINGOBOT 2000 and MoonBeam3 disinfection system have been nominated for ISSA 2017 Innovation Awards. These solutions will be showcased at Diversey Care booth 2813 and ISSA booth 709 during the ISSA/INTERCLEAN show, Sept. 11-14 in Las Vegas. Read More

4M Building Solutions Names Divisional Vice President (July 2017)

4M Building Solutions, St. Louis, added Michael L. Fitts to its Executive Leadership Team as a Division Vice President, taking over responsibility for the Gateway Division. Josh Hendricks will transition this responsibility to Michael as he assumes the responsibility for the newly created Central Division and additional training and development responsibilities. Read More

Kaivac Names 2016 International Distributor of the Year Award (July 2017)

Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning and OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning Systems, is honoring one of its newest European dealers, TENROM, for having the best one-year sales record of any foreign distributor marketing Kaivac products in 2016. Read More

BSCAI Rechristens Its Annual Convention (July 2017)

The Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) Annual Convention has been renamed the Contracting Success Conference, a name change designed to underscore that organization’s year-round commitment to giving building service contractors, whether owners of a small BSC company or those with larger firms, the tools and support needed to achieve their business objectives. Read More

Don't Fear Change, Anticipate It By Yasser Youssef

It’s 3 am, and the clock is ever so slowly moving to Jim’s wake-up time of 5:15. It seems that he has checked the time every five minutes for the past, well, three hours or so. Jim has gone through a mental inventory of everything currently in his life that could be possibly be keeping him up and he has not come up with anything meaningful. Read More

Diversey Donates Nearly $400,000 In Resources To Underserved Schools

To provide underserved schools with essential cleaning products, Diversey recently partnered with Charlotte-based nonprofit Classroom Central, which supports teachers in Mecklenburg County and the surrounding areas. Diversey donated nearly $400,000 worth of products to encourage quick and effective cleaning and disinfection of high-touch classroom surfaces.

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Georgia-Pacific Continues Donations To Local Fire Departments

Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade recently came to the rescue of 40 different fire departments in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. District 1, for example, was the recipient of $5,000 to help fund a hydraulic combination rescue tool. The goal of the program is to help provide firefighters with the equipment necessary to keep "citizens in our communities safe."

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Diversey Highlights Food Safety Technology At Tokyo Conference

Diversey Consulting is showcasing its food safety and quality management solutions at the (GFSI) Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, Japan, March 5 – March 8, at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba, booth 201-202. This year’s Global Food Safety Conference is co-sponsored by Diversey and CxS.

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Office Pride Names Franchise Business Consultant

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services announced today the addition of Maria Haan as Franchise Business Consultant, a move that is anticipated to revolutionize the way new franchisees integrate into the brand’s training program and grow their business during the first year.
 

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