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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH, 2016
Canada Night
5:30 to 7:30
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place,
Regency Ballroom
Chicago, Illinois
2233 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Technological advances in cleaning audits
FACILITY CLEANING & MAINTENANCE

Every year in Canada, more than 200,000 patients acquire infections when receiving healthcare, and 8,000 die as a result, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. These statistics show the importance of quality cleaning audits, as 80 per cent of common infections are spread by healthcare workers, patients and visitors.

Living green outside of jan/san
CLEAN LINK

Part of the industry trend toward green cleaning is about meeting customer demand. But that isn’t the only reason. After all, Moody still has customers who hold a negative perception of green cleaning. 

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Hygiene compliance: how to reduce the occurrence of hospital-acquired infections?
EUROPEAN CLEANING JOURNAL

In healthcare environments such as hospitals, patients are placed at an acute risk of infection. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the US, 700,000 hospital patients suffer from at least one Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI), and 75,000 die as a result.

How Charles Moody came to believe in green cleaning products
CLEAN LINK

Charles Moody put a lot of thought into the name Solutex, Inc., the janitorial supply distributorship he created in 1995. When brainstorming ideas, he knew he didn’t want to include the word “chemical.”“The word ‘chemicals’ was such a dirty word,” he says.

Molly Maid tests app in effort to retain, reward employees
CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS

Customers are only one potential audience for a company's mobile app. Meg Roberts, president of Ann Arbor-based home cleaning franchise Molly Maid Inc., approached her franchise advisory council last year about using a mobile app to help decrease employee turnover.

Tennant is exploring unmanned cleaning robots, CEO says
BUSINESS JOURNAL

Tennant Co. CEO and President Chris Killingstad says the Golden Valley-based manufacturer of floor scrubbers, sweepers and vacuums is "exploring autonomous navigation technology" to cut labor costs for customers.

Night cleaning is the best kind of cleaning
MY TOBA

You and your friends throw an amazing back to school party as one last hurrah before your studies begin in earnest. There’s foam, a piñata, a dropped bag of chips, and a couple of exploded glasses. It was a great time, but it was also a huge mess. By the time you exit the venue, it’s the wee hours of the morning and you don’t feel like cleaning. Good thing you planned ahead. 

Antibiotic resistance will change the way we live
TREE HUGGER

When writing about bathrooms in an earlier post, I suggested that Le Corbusier put a sink in the front hall of the Villa Savoye as an historical allusion. In fact, there is a much simpler and more straightforward reason: His client, like the clients for the Maison de Verre and the Lovell Health House, was a doctor and was obsessed about germs. 

Unilever is buying green cleaning products company Seventh Generation
THE DRUM

Unilever has announced that it is buying Seventh Generation, a Vermont-based cleaning products and personal care company that bills itself as an environmentally-friendly alternative to its CPG rivals.While terms of the deal were not disclosed, Unilever stated that Seventh Generation brought in more than $200m in revenue last year.

Travel smart: Planning a bedbug-free return trip
THE STAR

You can be bitten by the travel bug but don’t let hotel bedbugs make the return trip home with you.The nocturnal, rash inducing parasites have bugged us for thousands of years and they almost disappeared with the use of killer pesticides in the latter half of the 20th century. But they’ve staged a comeback in recent years.

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