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Celebrating Native, Indigenous and Aboriginal Cultures

With November designated as National Native American Heritage Month, Aramark employees are recognising the historical and cultural diversity of Indigenous and Aboriginal communities around the world. To help build and leverage a vibrant workplace inclusive of Indigenous people and to create impactful change throughout the organization and beyond, company employees launched the RISING SUN employee…

Americas

Denver Appointments Enhance Cushman & Wakefield Valuation Capabilities

Mark Lodmill, MAI has joined Cushman & Wakefield’s Valuation and Advisory (V&A) Living Sectors practice in Denver as an Executive Director. With more than 25 years’ real estate appraisal and consulting experience, Lodmill focuses on multifamily valuations throughout Colorado’s front range, western slope and high-country regions including Denver, Boulder, Greeley, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Durango,…

News

Supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF)

Aramark employees joined events across the United States in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The efforts were led by the group’s Community Relations team and Aramark’s EMPOWER employee resource group (ERG) which works to drive leadership and development opportunities through the connection and engagement of women. “We planned activities through the month…

News

New Level Transmitter for Powdery Industrial Applications from Krohne

KROHNE has unveiled OPTIWAVE 6500C, a radar transmitter for the accurate continuous level measurement of fine powders in dusty bulk storage, mining, and food and chemical process applications. Developed for use in silos, hoppers, and containers, the new transmitter delivers continuous level measurement by utilising 80 GHz (FMCW) band width radar and a 2 ¾”…

industry

Russelectric Appoints Washington Metropolitan Area Representative

Siemens power control systems business Russelectric have appointed Robert W. Chapman & Co (Chapman & Company) as official manufacturer representatives for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Chapman & Company was founded in 1959 on the principle that quality salespeople attract quality manufacturers, a philosophy that has made the power specialist one of…

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Celebrating Hispanic Culture

Aramark’s entire U.S. workforce joined Hispanic colleagues in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) in the United States from 15th September to 15th October. Leading festivities was the company’s Impacto employee resource group (ERG), which hosted events to educate fellow team members about the valued contribution of the Hispanic community to the country’s development. Founded…

Automation & AI

Improving the Airport Experience with AI

Soul Machines is making significant progress in implementing and integrating its AI-powered Digital Iris “Digital Person” solution with IBM Watson Assistant at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Digital Iris is the newest member of the DFW team and the world’s first example of the “Digital Person” product for assisting airport visitors at information kiosks. Inspired…

Foodservice & Catering

Delaware North Adds New Menu Items for 2022-23 NHL Season

With the Buffalo Sabres’ 2022-23 season about to get underway, KeyBank Center foodservice partner Delaware North has announced new food and beverage choices across general concessions, clubs and suites. Buffalo-based Rachel’s Mediterranean Grill will have an outpost on the 100 level near Aisle 11 and a portable cart on the 300 level near Aisle 6.…

Energy Management

Ecolab-Siemens Partnership to Tackle Industrial Greenhouse Gases

A new strategic partnership involving Ecolab and Siemens will help customers of both companies accelerate their progress toward sustainability and productivity goals. Together, the companies are launching Climate Intelligence, powered by ECOLAB3D™ and Siemens gPROMS – a new solution that allows customers to virtually model different scenarios across their water and energy systems to identify…

Case Studies

Designing Flood Defences to Stand the Test of Time

Kasper Fredriksen, sales engineer with Sulzer, explains how the company’s design expertise is ensuring the protection of a Danish town from flood damage until (according to company estimates) 2110. Looking ahead at rising sea levels, water utilities in low-lying areas need to be planning how to handle increased risks of flooding. In Denmark, defenses in…

Construction

ViaWest Breaks Ground on Salt Lake City Industrial Project

Arizona-based real estate development and investment company ViaWest Group has broken ground on a new 172,845-square-foot Class-A speculative warehouse building in Salt Lake City, Utah. The new 5 South Commerce Center development is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of next year. Cushman & Wakefield director Phillip Eilers and colleagues, Jon Schreck and Rick…

FM

Why “Whole-Person” Wellbeing is Important in the Workplace

Following World Mental Health on 10th October, Shauna McQueen, Global Wellbeing Lead at ISS, explains why a holistic approach to employee wellness and wellbeing benefits staff as well as businesses. “Overall, mental health has suffered tremendously in the last few years,” says Shauna McQueen, Global Wellbeing Lead at ISS. “We’re still in an uncertain situation,…

Foodservice & Catering

Aramark Increases Plant-Based Menu Offering on College Campuses

Aramark has announced 44 per cent of the available options on dine-in menus in more than 250 universities and colleges across the United States will be plant-based by 2025. Aramark and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have collaborated on plant-based initiatives for almost fifteen years, working together to benefit animals, people and…

FM

Sodexo Live! Introduces Robot Busser at Dulles International Airport

The Lufthansa lounge at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. has welcomed a futuristic new employee. Named LUFTH-I, this beta-stage robotic busser from Bear Robotics is helping employees by quickly collecting dirty dishes and glassware as it roams the lounge. LUFTH-I is then able to autonomously go to the cleaning area to drop off dishes…

News

Terminix Shareholders Approve Rentokil Initial Merger

Terminix shareholders have voted in favour of the company’s long-announced merger with Rentokil Initial which was subject to requirements from European regulators at an EGM. Commenting on the outcome of the vote, Brett T. Ponton, Chief Executive Officer of Terminix, said: “We are pleased that our shareholders overwhelmingly supported the recommendation of our Board and…

News

Moxion Power Leases 130,000 SF at Iconic San Francisco East Bay Project

Ford Point, a landmark 478,761-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing and R&D industrial waterfront property in Richmond, California has leased 130,000 square feet to Moxion Power, a Y Combinator backed, vertically integrated manufacturer of mobile energy storage systems. The lease represents a sizable expansion at the property for the Richmond-based company.   Abutting the San Francisco Bay, the landmark…

Hybrid Working

Thoma Bravo and JMI Equity Merge and Rebrand Condeco, iOffice and + SpaceIQ

Tech private equity firm Thoma Bravo and Baltimore-based JMI Equity have launched Eptura™, a provider of workplace technology solutions with a reach of 16,000 customers and combined user base of 16.3 million established by the merger and rebrand of Condeco, iOffice and + SpaceIQ. The move follows previous announcements by the private equity companies who…

design

University of Arizona Revitalizes Campus with Addition of Student Success District

An interconnected ‘Student Success District’ designed by The Miller Hull Partnership in association with Poster Mirto McDonald has recently been completed at the University of Arizona’s Tucson Campus. The complex project redefines the Main Library and the Bear Down Gymnasium, reorients the entry to the Albert B. Weaver Science-Engineering Library, and merges them with a…

News

Innovative Industrial Safety Manifesto to be Unveiled at GMIS America

Launched as a partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), in collaboration with Cambridge University’s Cambridge Industrial Innovation Policy (CIIP), Global Initiative for Industrial Safety (GIFIS) has brought together industry leaders from across the world to develop the first-ever Industrial Safety Manifesto,…

Argentina

Aramark Employees Volunteer for Annual Day of Service

Thousands of Aramark team members around the world have participated in Aramark Building Community (ABC) Day, the hospitality, facilities, and uniform services company’s annual day of service which took place on 22nd September. Volunteers from 14 countries, including the U.S., U.S Virgin Islands, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Mexico,…

Appointments

Bennett Hay Appoints Culinary Director

Candice Webber has joined Bennett Hay to lead the boutique UK hospitality operator’s focus on food and drink and to head its culinary team. As Culinary Director, Candice will take on a senior role in the operator’s leadership team which already has a notable female headcount. Candice will be responsible for developing Bennett Hay’s company-wide…

Net Zero

Why Now’s the Time for Meaningful Action on Global Emissions

With world leaders gathering in New York for Climate Week, Zero Emissions Day was a critical reminder of the need to take action to keep our planet and people healthy, says Adam Savitz, Sustainability Director EMEALA at Johnson Controls. Surging energy prices and gas shortages are crippling business worldwide, but it should serve as a…

France

Ticktin Law Group Partner Selected for Oral Argument Before Florida Second District Court of Appeal

Michael Vater, a Partner with The Ticktin Law Group, has been Selected for Oral Argument in a case before the Florida Second District Court involving a mortgage foreclosure action against a homeowner in which the primary defense is based on the Plaintiff’s failure to prove its standing and comply with conditions precedent. The appellate court…

Appointments

Cushman & Wakefield and Greystone Poach Veteran Capital Markets Team from CBRE

Cushman & Wakefield and commercial real estate finance company Greystone Servicing Company LLC have recruited a team led by former CBRE Capital Markets Executive Vice President, Craig Branton, to their multifamily equity, debt and structured financing (EDSF) operation in Denver, Colorado. Branton, who joins Cushman & wakefield as Vice Chairman, brings his extensive background in…

Canada

Siemens Energy Selects EMCOR to Deliver Multi-country FM Contract

EMCOR Facilities Services, Inc. (EFS), a division of EMCOR Building Services, and EMCOR Group (UK) plc (EMCOR UK) have been awarded a five-year contract with Siemens Energy.The contract spans 49 sites across the United States and Canada in North America and 30 sites across 10 countries in Europe, including 15 sites in the UK. In…

Kuwait

Start Living Chooses MRI Residential Property Management Solution

Start Living, a single-family build-to-rent joint venture between TPG Real Estate Partners and Gatehouse Bank PLC, is implementing the MRI Living suite of solutions to drive operational efficiencies for their property management portfolio. Start Living offers two-, three- and four-bedroom homes in areas that provide family-focused amenities such as schools and leisure facilities, typically as…

Government

Philips Professional Displays Certified for Use in US Governmental Projects

PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays, has achieved TAA compliance status for an evolving line of advanced military-grade secure 4K UHD digital signage and videowall displays. Part of a continued investment, expansion and ambitious global growth strategy, TAA (Trade Act Agreement) compliance now permits the procurement of Philips professional displays for Federal,…

FM

ABM Supporting Conference on Suicide in the Security Industry

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September), ABM will be joining other founding member of the Security Consortium for Suicide Prevention (SCSP) at a conference in London to consider strategies for preventing unnecessary loss of life within the security industry. Launched earlier this year with ABM’s support, the SCSP is a network of security…

Foodservice & Catering

Aramark Treats College Sports Fans to Not-So-New Food Concepts

College sports fans will be cheering on Aramark Sports + Entertainment this season following the introduction of a range of new menu concepts modelled on established favorites including burgers, pizza, chicken, nachos, and tacos. “As a first step in the development process, we identified the categories fans are looking for and explored how to best…

News

Pittsburgh to Host Inaugural Edition of GMIS America

The UAE-sponsored Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) has selected Pittsburgh to host the inaugural edition of GMIS America from September 28–30, 2022. Scheduled to be opened by The Hon Thomas Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, GMIS America will convene experts from governments and the private sector in Pittsburgh to spearhead discussions that…

FM

IFMA White Paper on Navigating Transformation in FM

With facilities management currently navigating new inflection points which call for new working methods, IFMA Director of Research Jeffrey Saunders Mark Mobach, Ph.D., and IFMA Fellow Nancy Sanquist have authored a new white paper that discusses some of the most critical issues facing the industry. seeking_higher_ground_wp.61bf69baacc2

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