Managing a Successful Cleaning Organization Is No Easy Task

ISSA’s (International Sanitary Supply Association) Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-GB (Green Building) criteria describe the procedures and principles to be considered when designing and implementing quality management/environmentally preferable programs for cleaning organizations or departments.  CIMS was developed through a consensus-based process and provides the framework to assist cleaning organizations develop a customer-centric, quality [Read More…]

Why Do We Do It?

Nichols has just completed our review from our first year being involved in the ISSA DEAL Pilot program.  ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association) the worldwide cleaning industry association, encouraged participation in their Distributor Efficiency Analytics & Learning (DEAL) program and Nichols was selected as one of just 20 companies to participate in the pilot. The [Read More…]

Are YOU Ensuring Employee Success with Training Opportunities?

According to Best Selling Business Author Don Peppers, “…your employees aren’t really “resources” for your company. Your employees are your company”.  His recent LinkedIn article, “Harness the Power of Diverse Ideas by Relying on Engaged Employees” is a great reminder to keep hourly employees engaged in your mission and involved in problem solving. “So what have [Read More…]

Rochester Hills Open House & Equipment Show

Bring your equipment challenges, leave with expert solutions! 10:00am – 2:00pm Nichols – Rochester Hills 1685 Northfield Drive Rochester Hills, MI 48309 FREE REGISTRATION – Includes Lunch from Mac Shack Food Truck Register at Healthcare Seminar – 10:30am – 11:00am Education Seminar – 11:30am – 12:00pm LUNCH – 12:00pm RAFFLE DRAWING – 12:15PM Manufacturing [Read More…]

Selecting Proper Packaging – – – Are you up for the Challenge?

Selecting Proper Packaging – – – Are you up for the Challenge? With the fast pace of escalating ecommerce, many manufacturers are faced with emerging packaging challenges. Now not only do your packaging materials need to keep products safe during the rigors of transportation and distribution, but you have to explore and test various packaging [Read More…]

Big News Coming Out of Michigan for Earth Day

This week we are celebrating with several of our customers who have made a major positive impact on the environment and their bottom line!  On Wednesday we celebrated the winners of the 3rd annual Michigan Battle of the Buildings which is a program of our local U.S. Green Building Council Chapter.  Collectively 475 buildings across [Read More…]

Sustainable Floor Care, what program is right for you?

Sustainable Floor Care begins with product selection.  If the goal of the floor care system is to protect the substrate and pedestrians utilizing the floor, within the aesthetic expectations and labor constraints of the facility owner, then product selection is pivotal. The floor finish selection process begins with a thorough understanding of the amount of [Read More…]

How Lean Are Your Closets?

We have visited custodial closets for years, in fact we can’t even keep track of how many we have visited over the years.  A recent article published by ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association) titled “Whats in Your Custodial Closet” inspired us to write about our experience with touring custodial closets. Awhile back one of our [Read More…]

Fun for Friday: Donuts to CHIPS… Finding YOUR Solution

Fun for Friday: Donuts to CHIPS Every day when your alarm goes off, does the retro commercial “Time to Make the Donuts” pop into your head? Whether you are “making the donuts” in a high-rise office building, an elementary school, a retirement village or a manufacturing plant… every facility seems to have its own unique [Read More…]

Employee Wellness in the Open Office: How Layout Trends Affect the Spread of Germs

Long gone are the Mad Men days when you could retire to a spacious, private office between meetings. The open office trend is here to stay, and for good reason: the layout can foster collaboration, a livelier interchange of ideas and a greater sense of belonging to the team. Surrounded by coworkers, even Don Draper [Read More…]