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Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Bargain chains lead list of fastest-growing retailers – Transblue

By |September 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Bargain chains lead list of fastest-growing retailers At Transblue we thought this was a great article about economic trends in the retail space and wanted to share it with you! As many retailers cut back, here’s a list of retailers adding the most new store space. The data, provided by CoStar, is based on retailers’ [...]

SIMA Think Tank 2016. Transblue

By |September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Transblue a leader in snow and ice removal best practices was in Chicago participating in the 2016 SIMA Snow and Ice Think Tank. This was a great time to meet and collaborate with partners, peers, clients, and other industry leaders. Being apart of the Think Tank allows Transblue to be on the cutting edge of [...]

Snow Season location assignments, time is running out! – Transblue

By |September 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Snow season Procurement - the time is NOW - Transblue. It is now September and the snow season is right around the corner. The Snow and Ice Management Association just released a tool to assist with snow procurement throughout the year. This tool is great for you as a business leader to identify the best [...]

Great Article on Cost per FTE by CBRE – Transblue

By |September 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

We thought this was a great article wriiten by CBRE. Please review. Estimating the Size and Composition of the Hospital Maintenance Staff Peter Lufkin Abstract: This note des​cribes an approach to estimating the size and composition of the maintenance staff for hospitals. Using data from a recent survey published by the New England Healthcare Engineering [...]

RETAILERS FILE SUIT TO BLOCK CAREER-KILLING NEW OVERTIME RULE

By |September 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Robin Roberts WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation filed suit in U.S. District Court today on behalf of the millions of employers and employees who will be drastically affected if the Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules go into effect on December 1. “The Labor Department’s extreme and reckless changes to the overtime [...]

Transblue Weekly Volume 28

By |September 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

A contribution to the continued education of Facility Management Professionals As a leader in the facility management industry for over 20 years one thing we have heard from practically every new client is; "How do we successfully provide on time snow service and reduce year after year spend?" In our mind the answer is simple; [...]

How does Snow Removal improve profits – By Transblue

By |September 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

How does Snow Removal improve profits, By having strategic snow removal plans in place you can increase your brands profits! If you look at the money lost from unaccessible store fronts or parking lots the dollar amounts can be staggering. If you calculate the number of store shoppers per hour, and the average spend of [...]

Blizzard Management – Transblue

By |September 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Blizzards can be very costly to your brands bottom line, having strong plans in place to deal with blizzard events is vital to your brands bottom line. Keeping you doors open and stores profitable during blizzards take best in class planning with a best in class snow program! A blizzard is a severe snowstorm characterized [...]

Ready To Learn? – Transblue

By |September 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Road sign to education and future At Transblue we believe in Education. As an industry leader with over 20 years of experience in the facility management industry, we care committed to learning, contributing, and growing relationships that better the facility management industry as a whole. Learning takes place when both clients and partners [...]

Staking best practices – Snow Removal Musts – Transblue

By |September 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

This is a Great Best Practice from SIMA - Please read below! Staking properties in the preseason makes it easier and safer for operations teams once winter hits. Staking can identify hidden obstructions, mark pavement boundaries, and flag important structures like fire hydrants, utility markers, drainage basins, etc. How can you get the most out [...]