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Monthly Archives: October 2016


TransBlue FM Best Practices: Selecting HVAC

By |October 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

When selecting HVAC for a light-commercial application, such as a hotel, motel or health and wellness facility, owners and contractors are presented with several options. There are many manufacturers offering traditional options as well as new advancements in HVAC technology, but mini-split heat pumps (mini-splits) are gaining momentum and popularity many projects, and are joined [...]

Flash mobs, the latest threat this holiday season – CSO

By |October 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Read this week's Insights article, shared from www.csoonline.com By: Maria Korolov Featured Image Credit:REUTERS/Thomas Peter The holiday season rings in more than just higher sales for retailers. There's also more shoplifting and lower profit margins than the rest of the year, according to a report released today. Plus, this year, there's an extra surprise -- [...]

7 Benefits of Lot Sweeping

By |October 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

You're on top of making sure your facilities looks great, but you know they could look better. Are you including lot sweeping as one of the crucial components of your facility management plan? Here are the top seven reasons your businesses should have scheduled lot sweeping service in place. Your parking lot can impact how [...]

Landscape Best Practices – Closing – Part 9 – Transblue

By |October 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

CLOSING A successful best-in class project will consist of the following components. Detailed RFP. Properly vetted and awarded partner vendor. Proper project planning and scheduling. Proper field management Weather monitoring Adapting to scheduling changes due to weather constraints. Project communication Proper project close outs and finalizations. Weekly service updates are important to a large landscape [...]

Landscape Best Practices – Part 8 – Transblue

By |October 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

SCHEDULE: A schedule to store managers should also be developed and should include customer and employee parking areas as well as any scheduled delivery dates. Store lighting times should be adjusted and scheduled for early morning services if required. In some cases store light are turned off after a certain time, and those lights may [...]

Discount Grocery Aldi Heads Into Wealthier Areas

By |October 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Are suburban consumers ready to give up the familiar grocery experience for bare-bones stores where they have to do their own bagging and leave a quarter deposit for a shopping cart? That’s what Aldi and other deep-discount chains are betting as they make a big expansion push across the U.S. Up until now, the German [...]

Deciphering insurance – SIMA – Transblue

By |October 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Here is a great article we wanted to share on insurance from SIMA. Deciphering insurance By: SIMA - Posted: September 27, 2016 By Bill Buonauito and Bernadette Exley A company’s insurance program is a key component of a sound business plan. It is meant to protect the business, the owner and both business and personal [...]

Landscape Best Practices – Part 7 Water Management

By |October 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

WATER MANAGEMENT – IRRIGATION The largest expense with your landscape service will be irrigation. It is vital to have water control plans in place. Ensuring you have plans in place to repair broken pipes, and heads is key to the initiative. Having water management and conservation plans in place to protect water consumption during summer [...]

Wal-Mart ups entry-level manager salaries ahead of overtime rule – Transblue

By |October 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Source: Walmart Wal-Mart Stores has raised salaries for entry-level managers before a rule change that extends mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million U.S. workers, in an attempt to shield itself from unpredictable additional costs for salaried employees. Wal-Mart raised salaries from $47,476 to $48,500 annually for employees including store management, spokesman Randy Hargrove [...]

Mall operator to close 73 shopping centers on Thanksgiving – Transblue

By |October 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Here is a story of another Mall closing its doors on Thanksgiving! We wanted to share this story with you! One major mall operator is giving back Thanksgiving to thousands of employees at 73 of its properties. Chattanooga, Tennessee–based CBL & Associates, which owns or has a hand in 89 regional malls and open-air shopping [...]