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  • 05 Jan 2011 8:30 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    The town's library and day care will have to foot the bill for their own janitorial services after council approved a plan to charge the two organizations for cleaning work.

    Council trimmed $7,000 from this year's janitorial budget for the two facilities, and that number will go up to $21,500 next year, and $36,500 in 2013.

    Both buildings are owned by the town, which has provided cleaning services in the past, but this phase-out of the service came from the $79,000 council vowed to cut from the budget before passing it.

    Mayor Karen Sorensen said they looked for savings in this area "because of public pressure to look again at items that we are not required to provide."

    More at the source:BCC

  • 04 Jan 2011 11:59 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Our members provide the green cleaning services for your commercial or industrial office needs.  Our members also provide green cleaning for the home.

    To find a certified green cleaning service, please click here.

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  • 04 Jan 2011 11:58 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    Winn Dixie is being sued for allegedly failing to properly clean its floors after a customer slipped and fell while an employee was mopping the floor.

    Peggy Jarrell filed suit against Winn Dixie Montgomery Inc., Southern Cleaning Services Inc., Mildred Caldwell d/b/a KAP Cleaning Service and Max Specialty Insurance Co. on Sept. 14 in Tangipahoa Parish District Court. The defendant removed the case to federal court in New Orleans on Dec. 17.

    Read More:Lousianna Record
  • 03 Jan 2011 12:13 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    SERIAN: A woman janitor found the body of a baby girl in a flush tank in a ladies toilet of the Serian Hospital yesterday.

    Masitah Laden told police that she discovered the body of the 1kg baby at 5.10pm with the umbilical cord still attached.

    Serian police chief DSP Jemali Umi said the body had been sent to Sarawak General Hospital for a post-mortem.

    Police, yet to detain a suspect, appeal to members of the public with information on the case to contact them. – Bernama

    More at Source:Borneo Post

  • 03 Jan 2011 12:12 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    London, United Kingdom - Valley Industrial Products ( is promoting its own range of eco friendly cleaning products in a bid to enable its customers to clean their industrial or commercial premises without impacting on the planet. The new range of eco friendly products supplied by Valley is called "Green Valley" and has been based completely on the already successful cleaning products that the company has been supplying for years.

    "We know that our customers put a lot of stock in the efficiency and power of our own brand cleaning products," said a spokes person for Valley Industrial Products. "That's why we have created out Green Valley range. The Green Valley products deliver the exact same cleaning power as before: they've just had harsh, corrosive or otherwise environmentally unsound chemicals replaced by new formulas.
    The environmental friendly cleaning products produced by Valley Industrial Products are enabling all UK industries and commercial enterprises to look after their premises and equipment in line with new initiatives and regulations concerning environmental impact. Even the heaviest industrial environment can be cleaned with products from the Green Valley range, and the earth benefits with every spray.

    Read More At Source:Pr-USA

  • 30 Dec 2010 8:51 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    It started with $1,000, a tiny office space, a few ads in the Pennysaver and half a dozen housekeepers, but Maureen Gray, president and founder of what would become KBM Facility Solutions, wasn't about to let odds get in her way.

    Gray, just 20 years old at the company’s founding in 1981, now has a multimillion-dollar, multi-faceted company with about 500 employees and 450 vendor partners.

    Along with janitorial, the firm has a tenant improvement division, a maintenance division and an array of other functions, and Gray continues to grow her company with additions and acquisitions.

    The company, originally known as KBM Building Services, posted $28.8 million in sales last year and is projecting more than $30 million in sales in 2010.

    "Despite the weak economy and an overall increase in competition, KBM has seen tremendous growth during the past two years, primarily as a result of the focus of our dedicated management team," Gray said. "While our pricing remains highly competitive, we have expanded our list of value-added services to ensure that our clients are receiving the best possible value for their dollar."

    More at source:San Diego Source

  • 30 Dec 2010 8:43 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Now, just in time for the holidays, emerges a Boston Terrier who doesn't just wheel around a pushcart, but s/he apparently takes out (and puts back) cleaning supplies piled up inside the four-wheeler.

    More at Source: Urlesque

  • 27 Dec 2010 6:50 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    UPTON undefined  With nearly 1,200 students, many of whom spend class time in auto body shop, a professional kitchen or manufacturing setting, Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School has a lot of heavy cleaning to do.

    But 18 months ago, the school embarked on an effort to replace its cleaning supplies and processes with environmentally friendly, nontoxic products. It's now one of the few schools in the state to be totally “green.”

    “The school's always strived to be ahead of the curve,” said James Brochu, director of construction and facilities. “With efforts the staff has made in green cleaning, we're maintaining that positive drive forward.”

    School officials knew that switching to green cleaning would be good for the environment and the health of students and staff, but they were skeptical whether green products would clean as well as those with strong chemicals

    More At Source: The Telegram

  • 27 Dec 2010 6:48 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - December 27, 2010) -  When the Metrodome in Minneapolis succumbed to the forces of Mother Nature, the NFL was left with a dilemma, where do they stage the matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants? Most people don't realize there was a second dilemma that came with that decision; this became clear once the NFL decided their solution was to hold the game at Ford Field in Detroit just 24 hours after the Detroit Lions finished up their own home game. Now came the interesting part. It took nearly 1,000 tons of snow to make the Metrodome stadium inadequate to play in. Nearly 240 Jani-King Commercial Cleaning crew members assembled to get another stadium ready to take its place.

    More At Source:Market Wire 

  • 21 Dec 2010 7:54 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    When searching for cleaning services in South Florida, you better be very specific or else you might find yourself getting taken to the cleaners.

    A Miami woman hired to tidy up a house has been arrested after the homeowner claims the woman made herself right at home and stole $200,000 worth of jewelry, electronics and other items.

    Jesenia Lopez-Gavilan, 22, was in court Tuesday and charged with grand theft for her phony maid scam, reports.

    Lopez-Gavilan was advertising her services on and that's how she pulled in her victims, police said.

    The woman allegedly cased the joint and then came back with an accomplice, Ray Valdez, who was also arrested.

    Chances are this isn't the only time the duo have pulled off such a house cleaning, police said.

    Source: NBC Miami

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