ICS Magazine

2010 Team Cleaning Seminars Announced

February 20, 2010

(BOISE, ID) Large-scale cleaning requires a systematic approach to achieve optimal productivity, quality and environmental health. Concepts4, in partnership with ProTeam®, will offer several two-day High Performance Team Cleaning® seminars in 2010. The comprehensive courses cover the need-to-know details that make a Team Cleaning program run smoothly. Custodial supervisors, facility and operations managers, sales executives, CEOs and other attendees will benefit from hands-on training and exercises with floor plans and a complete facility set-up.

  The 2010 High Performance Team Cleaning seminars will be held on: April 22-23 (Thursday-Friday) in Las Vegas, NV at Paris Las Vegas; May 19-20 (Wednesday-Thursday) in Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare; and Oct. 12-13 (Tuesday-Wednesday) in Las Vegas, NV at Paris Las Vegas.

  “I have spoken to, taught and worked with over 4,600 organizations over the past 18 years about the application of the Team Cleaning system into their operations,” says Jim Harris, Sr., seminar leader and CEO of Concepts4. “I, as many others, have come to the conclusion that this is the best cleaning system to absorb the most stringent demands for high performance cleaning that face our industry today.”

  Team Cleaning is a system designed to address the productivity and consistency problems of zone cleaning. In Team Cleaning, workers become specialists in four well-defined tasks, including light duty and trash, vacuuming, restrooms, and utility work. The specialist is then routed through a building on a set time-schedule with specific work assigned.

  “Ultimately, workers are motivated,” says Harris. “They know what they’re supposed to do. They know how long it’s going to take. They have the right tools. Then, they can create greater efficiency by modifying the system to work better for their environment.”

  Team Cleaning came onto the commercial cleaning scene in the late 1980s, after the innovation of the lightweight backpack vacuum by ProTeam dramatically improved the efficiency and productivity of cleaning. The invention shortened the time it took to clean both carpet and hard floors. A backpack vacuum in a cleaning system can cover an average of 10,000 sq. ft. an hour compared with the average 2,857 sq. ft. a traditional upright covers.

  Attendees can save on both the seminar and the stay with a package special, which include one Team Cleaning seminar registration, a two-night stay at participating hotel, and breakfast, lunch and a snack on both days. Packages save attendees an average of $100 on accommodations. Early bird registration, 30 days prior to each seminar, offers an additional $100 savings off the standard price. Multiple discount savings yield a bonus $100 discount for each additional registrant from the same organization.

  To register, or for more information, call (888) 494-3687 or visit www.teamcleaning.com and click on 2010 Executive Seminar Dates Announced. Additional Team Cleaning sponsors include Cleaning Management Institute, Kaivac and Unger.