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By Maria Knapp April 25, 2017
Are You Prepared for Flooding?

No one wants to think about a flood, but they are a very real part of the phenomenon that is nature. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, flooding is the nation’s most common natural disaster. During the early weeks of spring, as the temperatures start to warm up and the snow starts to melt, […]

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By Maria Knapp April 24, 2017
Give Your Janitor A Break This Summer – Install Duralife Lockers®

Lets talk about janitors, you know, those guys and gals, who are always there, on the ready with a sponge, broom or mop, just when you need them. They are in our schools all year long, available for any size clean up, taking care of the spills our kids make in the lunchroom, classroom and […]

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By Maria Knapp April 17, 2017
What Is a Sustainable School?

You may have heard the word “sustainability” a lot recently, and as a facility manager of a school, you may be wondering how you can make your school more sustainable. Many educational facilities across the country have been implementing sustainability and green plans to make their schools more eco-friendly and energy efficient. But what makes […]

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By Maria Knapp April 17, 2017
School Facility Safety Checklist: Assessing the Safety & Security of School Buildings

As a school facility manager, it’s important to perform a check of your school to make sure it’s a safe and secure environment for students and faculty. Performing a check of your facility is beneficial in that it will show you the strengths and weaknesses of the building, which if left unchecked, could compromise the […]

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By Maria Knapp April 17, 2017
Determining the Lifecycle Cost of Lockers: Metal vs HDPE

When you’re choosing the lockers for your school or facility, there are a variety of factors at play that you need to consider, not just for the immediate future, but for the long term. Choosing the right material for your lockers is crucial if you want to have functional storage compartments, but you’ll also want […]

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By Maria Knapp April 17, 2017
Maintenance Tips for Commercial Restrooms

Almost all facility managers know that their commercial restroom requires a lot of care, attention, and upkeep. But when tackling the restroom, it’s important to be sure of the necessary steps to guarantee that your bathroom is completely clean. Here are a few important steps to take for a cleaner restroom. Cleaning Your Restroom The […]

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By Maria Knapp April 17, 2017
Reducing Theft in Your School & Locker Rooms

Thievery is a problem that occurs in every school, regardless of location. If you’re managing an educational facility, you’re surely aware of the reports of theft from lockers and locker rooms in your school. There are various ways that you can reduce theft in your school and locker rooms, but choosing the most effective route […]

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By Maria Knapp April 14, 2017
Choosing the Most Secure Lock for Your School Lockers

Lockers are meant to store valuable and extra materials, but whenever the actual lock isn’t functioning properly, these materials are left undefended against thievery. As a facility manager, you need to take the necessary steps to ensure that the lockers in your school can perform their function. It all depends on choosing the right lock […]

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By Maria Knapp March 21, 2017
Tufftec Lockers® Strong and Fit For The Work Hard – Play Harder Lifestyle

Today’s consumers have extremely stressful busy lifestyles, and work hard to make a living. It certainly stands to reason that with all that hard-work they put out on a daily basis, they need an effective outlet to destress. Many find that outlet at the local gym or sports arena, where they can play just as […]

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By Maria Knapp February 20, 2017
Types of Green Building Materials

Whether you’re designing a new facility or looking to do some renovations on your current facility, utilizing green building materials is a smart route to take. Sustainability is important when picking your building materials because you want them to last a long time. Luckily, there’s a variety of green building materials and sustainable products that […]

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By Maria Knapp February 17, 2017
Creating a Safe Learning Environment Through Facility Maintenance & Management

One of the most important components of a person’s ability to learn is their environment. Whether it’s a young child or an adult college student, the facility in which they’re being educated directly affects their ability to learn. As a facility manager, it’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure that you’re creating a […]

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By Maria Knapp February 16, 2017
How Is HDPE Made?

HDPE (high-density polyethylene) is one of the most durable and versatile thermoplastics in today’s market. It’s used for a variety of different materials like bottles, automotive parts, furniture, and different construction products. HDPE is even recyclable. But despite HDPE’s versatile and efficient nature, how is it made? The Process of Making HDPE HDPE is made […]

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By Maria Knapp February 15, 2017
Daily Facility Maintenance Checklist: Keep Your Facility in Tip-Top Shape

Your facility is a representation of your business, so why wouldn’t you want it to speak volumes? Future employees, visitors, and clients will walk through the doors and immediately take notice of issues that could sway their opinions. Staying on top of daily facility maintenance is crucial in keeping your facility in tip-top shape. We’ve […]

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By Maria Knapp February 14, 2017
How to Conduct an Effective Facility Audit for Your School

As a school facility manager, it’s important to perform routine facility and safety audits so the students, faculty, and staff can enjoy a comfortable environment while you ensure that everything is up to code. Learning how you can improve your facility or update your systems is crucial. Here are a few helpful tips to show […]

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By Maria Knapp November 18, 2016
Important Architectural Considerations When Designing a Gender-Neutral Bathroom

Potty politics have made their way into the national spotlight once again, and this time, they’re focusing on gender neutrality. As the debate heats up on both sides, architects and contractors are starting to weigh in on how gender-neutral bathrooms might affect the overall design of a facility. Two primary concerns when it comes to […]

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