Weberstown Mall in California Completes Solar Panel Installation

Columbus, Ohio — As part of its sustainability efforts, Washington Prime Group Inc. has completed the solar panel system at Weberstown Mall in Stockton, Calif. The system is comprised of 3,456 photovoltaic (PV) modules, spanning more than 76,645 square feet,

Park Assist Promotes Ron Votto to Vice President

Cheshire, Conn. — Park Assist® has promoted Ron Votto to vice president. With over 30 years of experience in the parking technology sector, Votto brings a depth of industry knowledge and leadership skills that make him an optimal addition to

Telgian Fire Safety Names New President

Phoenix — Telgian Fire Safety (TFS) has appointed Larry L. Lacefield as president. In this position, Lacefield will maintain strategic and operational responsibility for all TFS business operations. Lacefield is a dynamic and proven business leader with more than 20

BrandPoint Services Named an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Company

Philadelphia — BrandPoint Services, a leading provider of facility services and solutions to multi-site commercial clients across North America, has been included in the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. “Our tremendous growth has been the direct

Inspecting Disinfectants

— By Marc Ferguson — A closer look at electrostatic sprayers. Of all industries, COVID-19 has impacted the hospitality industry just about the hardest. Now, as restaurants around the country begin to reopen, most are taking several steps to ensure

Roark Capital Invests in Divisions Maintenance Group

Newport, Ky., and Atlanta — An affiliate of Roark Capital, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, has closed on an investment in Divisions Maintenance Group. Divisions Maintenance Group is a tech-based provider of integrated facilities maintenance services for prominent retail chains,

Before the Snow

— By Trent Limban —   Snow season will sneak up on you! Now is the time to prepare.   Although it’s summertime and blazing hot in most of the country, now is the time when multi-site facility managers should

Beware the Pandemic Profiteer

— By Thomas Holland —   When you need disinfection and you need it fast, you have to be careful.   As restaurants, retailers and other businesses reopen across the country, they are doing everything in their power to help

Supply Chain Leader Imperial Dade Opens New Facility

Franklin, Mass. — Imperial Dade, a leading national distributor of foodservice packaging and janitorial supplies, has opened a new warehouse facility in Franklin, Mass. The more than 300,000-square-foot warehouse offers direct access to the greater New England area. The facility

Refrigerated Solutions Group Makes Executive Changes

Hudson, Wis. — Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG), an industry leader in refrigerated equipment, has made several executive changes. Kevin Fink will be transitioning out of his CEO role effective July 31st, as part of a planned transition following the sale

ServiceMaster Launches New Anti-Microbial Service

Memphis, Tenn. — ServiceMaster Brands, a leading provider of essential cleaning and disinfecting services to homes and businesses, has entered into an exclusive agreement with Goldshield Technologies, maker of proprietary antiseptic and anti-microbial products that actively kill microorganisms on surfaces

Uber to Acquire Postmates for $2.65 Billion

San Francisco — Uber Technologies, Inc. and Postmates Inc. have reached a definitive agreement under which Uber will acquire Postmates for approximately $2.65 billion in an all-stock transaction. This transaction brings together Uber’s global Rides and Eats platform with Postmates’

Restaurant Technologies Taps Subway Veteran to Support Next Growth Stage

Minneapolis — Leading casual and quick-serve restaurant brand veteran Aric Nissen has joined Restaurant Technologies as chief marketing officer. Previously, Nissen served as vice president of revenue management for Subway, helping build out revenue strategies for the global chain. His

Sevan Refreshes 21,000th Retail Space

Downers Grove, Ill. — Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc., a global leader in innovative design, program management, construction services and data analytics, has reached a major milestone and completed refreshing its 21,000th retail space. For 9 years, Sevan has provided solutions

How to Reconnect

— By Matt Brown — Considerations for a successful return to growth for restaurants and retailers. When the COVID-19 pandemic sent everyone into their homes in March, businesses had to make fundamental changes to their operations. The restaurant industry “doubled-down”

Workable Response

— By Deb Millette — Advice for facilities management teams in the midst of COVID-19.   [EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared in the May 2020 issue of Retail & Restaurant Facility Business magazine.] In the face of the worldwide

DWM Promotes Joe Mercado to Director, Facilities Maintenance

Orlando, Fla. — DWM has promoted Joe Mercado to director, facilities maintenance, from his previous position as operations manager. In his new role, Mercado will provide a more consistent and equitable process across the Facilities Maintenance division while allowing DWM’s

CAP Hires National Sales Executive

Salt Lake City — Commercial Asset Preservation, LLC (CAP), a nationwide provider of maintenance, repair and inspection services for operating and vacant retail, restaurant, medical, office and industrial real estate, has hired Samuel Cerminaro, Jr. as a national sales executive.

TouchBistro Names New Chief Financial Officer

Toronto — TouchBistro, an all-in-one POS platform for restaurants, has hired John Doolittle to join its executive leadership team as chief financial officer. As CFO, Doolittle will guide the transformation of TouchBistro’s financial structure to prepare for its future growth,

Presto Offers Free Contactless Dining Kits to Restaurants

Redwood City, Calif. — Presto, known for its in-house ordering tablets, has pivoted its business to help out the restaurant industry and is now offering a free Contactless Dining kit. The new kit enables restaurants to provide an end-to-end contactless