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

Remember Your Roof

— By Steve Smith — Managing shopping center roofing issues with a post-pandemic budget.   As the retail industry begins to fully reopen and emerge from the pandemic, shopping center owners are busy getting their operations back in full gear.

ENTOUCH Introduces New EMS Platform for Convenience Stores

Richardson, Texas — ENTOUCH, an IoT-based Energy Management Solutions (EMS) leader, has released its most comprehensive suite of convenience store solutions to date. The Octane series offers convenience stores a preconfigured yet fully customizable suite of EMS tools designed to

Get With the Program

— By Chris Murphy — Planning your successful painting program.   As we begin the next season of reimage, repainting and rebranding, many facility managers will be using all their creativity to find the “magic” to maximizing budgets and facilities’

Yum! Brands to Acquire Technology Company Dragontail Systems

Louisville, Ky., and Perth, Australia — Yum! Brands, Inc. and Dragontail Systems Limited, an innovative provider of technology solutions for the food industry, have entered into a binding agreement under which Yum! Brands would acquire Dragontail for A$93.5 million in

Powerhouse Acquires Exterior Services Management Company DENTCO

Crowley, Texas — Powerhouse, a national construction, facilities maintenance and rollout service provider, has acquired DENTCO®, a national exterior services provider headquartered in DeWitt, Mich. The 44-year-old company offers a complete suite of all-season property management solutions addressing exterior services

Tango Extends Partnership with Big Lots for Post-Pandemic Needs

Dallas — Tango, the leader in Store Lifecycle Management (SLM) and Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) software solutions, has extended its partnership with Big Lots for 3 additional years. Big Lots, a national neighborhood discount retailer with 1,414 stores, is

86 Repairs Names New Head of Revenue

Chicago — 86 Repairs, an innovative platform that automates equipment repair and maintenance for restaurants, has named Sean Ramsey as its new head of revenue. Previously, Ramsey served as vice president of revenue at document drafting lifecycle tech company Litera.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Partners With Fellowes Air Purifiers

Itasca, Ill. — Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a dine-in cinema with movies, beer, food and events, has partnered with Fellowes and its air purifiers with patented technology. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alamo asked Fellowes to assess its facilities in

What Does the Lot Say?

— By Carol E. Carey — Does your parking lot and exterior say your company is clean and inviting — or stark, dark and unsafe?     Deciding not to keep your parking lot and building exteriors clean and fresh

Toast Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Boston — Toast, the cloud-based, end-to-end technology platform purpose-built for the entire restaurant community, has appointed Elena Gomez as chief financial officer, effective immediately. As CFO, Gomez will lead Toast’s finance organization and will be responsible for accounting, treasury, financial

Leading the Charge

— By Conner McGill — Why retailers and restaurants are investing in EV charging stations.   If electric vehicle (EV) charging has sparked your interest recently, you’re not alone. Retailers and restaurants across the country are giving more consideration to

SMG Partners with QDOBA to Manage Customer Experiences

Kansas City, Mo. — Service Management Group (SMG), a global customer, patient and employee experience management partner to more than 500 brands, has launched a new customer experience management program with QDOBA Mexican Eats. The Mexican fast-casual chain is working

New Air Purification Company, Boston Air Solutions, is Formed

Boston — The founder of EarthSafe Chemical Alternatives® and its EvaClean® system, RJ Valentine, is now launching a new company: Boston Air Solutions (BAS). Valentine recognized the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) improvement, particularly as a strategic weapon against