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Why Managed Maintenance Is Becoming the New Norm in Retail

Posted by Menno Enters on 11/8/17 5:13 PM

Many national retailers started small and grew their store’s footprint over time. However, as portfolios grow and locations age, the need for maintenance becomes exponential. Over time, this growth and aging exceeds a retailer’s ability to keep up, so they add a head count and consolidate vendors. In this situation, we see that the growth pace outruns the ability to hire, which creates new problems. 

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How to Mitigate Facility Maintenance Risks During Snow and Ice Season

Posted by Shannon Kenny on 9/20/17 9:56 AM

We’re all familiar with the harsh reality of the liabilities associated with the slushy and icy conditions of the winter. From a snow plow hitting an employee’s car in a parking lot, to a customer sliding on ice right into a drive-through menu, winter brings plenty of risks that are inevitable. However, you can lessen the blow of these facility maintenance hazards with the right preparation. 

Here are 3 ways to mitigate the risks of the upcoming winter, regardless of the claims you encounter:

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