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Facility fights bedbugs with creative invention
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Bedbugs are becoming a huge concern in North America, spreading throughout hotels, stores, offices, apartment buildings, on transit (buses and subways) and even in healthcare facilities. As a result, some facilities in Canada are finding creative ways to not let the bedbugs bite. Once a building becomes infested, it can be very difficult and costly to remove these pests. 
Public restroom users prefer paper towels to air dryers
A new Canadian survey has found that 75 per cent of people prefer to use paper towels to dry their hands rather than air dryers when both methods are available in public restrooms. 
Global cleaning chemicals market on the rise  
Growth is expected for the global industrial and institutional cleaning chemical market, due to various factors, such as increasing applications, technological advancements and growing demand in developing countries, such as China and India. 
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Building a Pavement Maintenance Plan
Last year, a large sinkhole formed on Ness Avenue in Winnipeg following a heavy thunderstorm that struck the city. The sinkhole was formed due to a collapsed large diameter land drainage sewer. Although the damage to city property was dramatic and required weeks of repair, it was lucky that there were no citizens in the vicinity to make the situation even worse.
 
Seasonal preventative maintenance tips
Pre-winter prep techniques for underground garages, heating pumps and exterior areas.
How to restore, prolong steam-generating humidifier performance
Keeping humidification systems clean and operating at peak performance is essential for maintaining optimal air quality for indoor environments. Here are some maintenance tips, and a look at recent innovations.  

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Study finds nurse scrubs contain dangerous bacteria
New findings via Duke University reveal that intensive care nurse scrubs are covered in dangerous bacteria that can be transferred between patients or lead to infection of the nurses themselves.
Michael Hsu new Kimberly-Clark president and COO
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (K-C) has named Michael D. Hsu the new president and chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2017. 
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FirstOnSite Restoration made three senior leadership appointments within their Canadian operations earlier this month. Al Sutherland joined FirstOnSite as senior vice-president and chief administrative officer, Kevin Clarke has moved into the newly created role of executive vice-president of branch operations and Jodi Getson is now senior vice-president of Atlantic Canada.
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FMs quarterback retail transformation
Facilities managers in today’s retail sector have moved away from a traditional focus on operations and maintenance of physical space toward an expanded menu of strategic services for the shopping environment. The newly released 2017 Trends Report from the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) highlights the roles retail facilities managers increasingly play.
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