Routine Roof Maintenance

— By Michelle Grojean — Did you know the Number 1 cause of premature roof failure is lack of regular roof inspections?   Let’s talk about the necessary protection of one of the largest assets of your commercial building: your…

AllPoints Hires Senior Vice President of Sales

Mt. Prospect, Ill. — AllPoints, a global foodservice parts and supplies provider, recently hired Jim Nelson as senior vice president of sales. In his new role, Nelson will be responsible for leading the AllPoints sales team in driving new market…

Betco Corporation Sets Sights on Expansion via Acquisition

Bowling Green, Ohio — Family-owned specialty chemical and equipment manufacturer Betco® Corporation is actively seeking opportunities to diversify and acquire culturally aligned businesses. As a part of its growth strategy, its core objective will help it expand its existing products…

Active Airflow

— By Del Williams —   How UVC light inactivates viruses and other airborne pathogens, thus improving indoor safety.   With commercial facilities taking precautions against viruses as never before, an effective new tool in their arsenal is a new…

U.S. Pave Expands Services to Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas — The newest addition to U.S. Pave’s network is in Austin, Texas, providing area businesses with commercial asphalt and paving services. U.S. paves offers asphalt installation and repairs, parking lot repair and striping, seal coating and sidewalk repair.…

Commercial Cleaning Post-COVID

— By Adam Povlitz — Best practices and applying lessons learned during COVID-19 to commercial cleaning.   For a time, the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in an era of remorseless uncertainty, and every industry across the nation grappled with how to…

Kaivac Hires New Vice President of Marketing

Hamilton, Ohio — Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system and other smart cleaning machines, has appointed Keith Hartman to be the company’s vice president of marketing. He will be replacing long-time vice president of marketing, Tom Morrison, who is…

Slippery Slope

— By Marian Nolletti — The dangers of rooftop grease.   Any type of grease from animal fats or vegetable fats on a rooftop can reduce the roof system’s resistance to UV rays and heat. Plus, it can cause premature…

Paytronix Order & Delivery Powers KC Hopps to Open Takeout-Only Sites

Newton, Mass. — Paytronix Systems, Inc., an advanced digital guest experience platform, has partnered with Kansas City restaurant management group KC Hopps to leverage its Paytronix Order & Delivery to open two takeout-only establishments bearing the name Stroud’s Express. The…

Wendy’s and REEF to Develop 700 Delivery Kitchens by 2025

Dublin, Ohio and Miami — The Wendy’s Company and REEF, the largest operator of mobility, logistics hubs and kitchens, have formed a new development commitment to open and operate 700 delivery kitchens over the next 5 years across the U.S.,…

Hy-Brid Lifts Debuts Online Ordering for Parts & Used Equipment

Richfield, Wis. — Hy-Brid Lifts, an industry leader in high-quality, low-level access equipment, has introduced an online Parts Service Center and used equipment offering on the company’s website. The added online tools enhance the customer experience by making it easy…

Taco John’s Taps SMG for Customer Experience Management Program

Kansas City, Mo. — Service Management Group (SMG), a global customer, patient and employee experience management partner to more than 500 brands, has partnered with quick-service restaurant franchise Taco John’s. The Mexican QSR brand chose SMG for its differentiated software…

Waste Harmonics Acquires Contelligent, Expands Global Footprint

Rochester, N.Y. — Waste Harmonics, a national managed waste service provider, has acquired Contelligent, a global leader in intelligent container monitoring solutions and analytics. With the acquisition, Waste Harmonics will expand the breadth of its service offerings, integrating Contelligent’s innovative…

Help Wanted

— By Megan Varano — The benefits to outsourcing your facilities maintenance program and what to look for when choosing a provider.   If you’re considering outsourcing any part of your company’s facilities maintenance services, you’re not alone. There is…

Excel Dryer Welcomes New Director of Marketing

East Longmeadow, Mass. — Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the XLERATOR® Hand Dryer, has added a new director of marketing to the team. A seasoned professional with 24 years of experience, Tony Ieraci will be responsible for helping Excel Dryer…

86 Repairs Secures $7.3 Million in Additional Funding

Chicago — Chicago-based restaurant tech company 86 Repairs has closed an additional $5.3 million from investors including TDF Ventures, Gordon Food Service (GFS), MATH Venture Partners, Revolution and Cleveland Avenue. The new financing brings the company’s funding in this round…

Free & Fair Air

— By Ramez Naguib, P.E. — Effect of air filter rating on energy consumption in restaurants during COVID-19.   This we know: COVID-19 is primarily transmitted from person to person through respiratory droplets, which are then released when someone with…

Data-Driven Decisions

— By Alexandria Pegnato and Tom Coble — Roof management enters the digital age.   Historically, when it came to managing a multi-site roof portfolio, a difficult choice had to be made. Does one commit a sizeable budget to being…

Terminix Adds New General Counsel and New CIO to Leadership Team

Memphis, Tenn. — Terminix Global Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of residential and commercial pest control, has hired Deidre Richardson as senior vice president and general counsel, as well as Joy Wald as senior vice president and chief information officer.…

Parking Lot Safety

— By Bob Lester — Tips to ensure outdoor spaces are structurally safe for al fresco dining and more.   Enjoying a delicious meal in the sunshine and warm breeze is one of the most pleasant experiences to come out…