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BSCAI Recognizes Seven CIMS and CIMS-GB Certified Companies

October 19, 2010
ISSA announces that seven members who are Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) or CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) certified have been recognized by the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) as leaders among the industry.  

October 15, 2010, Lincolnwood, IL, USA–ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is pleased to announce that seven members who are Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) or CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) certified have been recognized by the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) as leaders among the industry.  These seven certified companies are among the 11 total ISSA member companies recognized in these awards.

“Building owners and occupants are demanding that the cleaning industry become both more professional and more environmentally friendly,” says ISSA Director of Facility Service Programs Dan Wagner.  “ISSA has taken the lead in establishing the CIMS and CIMS-GB programs to help give those members a competitive advantage. These seven companies have taken the extra step to become certified, and we are pleased that they are being recognized as industry leaders for their efforts.”

The seven CIMS or CIMS-GB certified companies who were 2010 BSCAI Awards and Recognition Program winners are:
  • Bravo! Group Services – 2010 Safety Award, Category C
  • Mitch Murch’s Maintenance Management – 2010 Safety Award, Category D
  • IH Services, Inc. – Best Company Newsletter, Large Company
  • Varsity Contractors, Inc. – Best Company Uniform, Large Company
  • Bee Line, Inc. – Best Company Website, Mid-Size Company
  • The Budd Group – Best Company Website, Mid-Size Company
  • Vonachen Services Inc. – Best Company Website, Large Company
  CIMS applies to management, operations, and performance systems. Compliance demonstrates that an organization is structured to deliver consistent, quality services designed to meet the customer’s needs and expectations. It sets forth processes, procedures, and supporting documentation proven to be characteristic of customer-driven organizations. Given that CIMS is non-prescriptive, each organization has the flexibility to choose the most effective ways in which to meet its requirements. For more information about CIMS or CIMS-GB, visit www.issa.com/standard.

The CIMS-GB dimension focuses on the delivery of environmentally preferable cleaning service and offers organizations a certification that is closely tailored to provide customers with precisely what they need to secure points under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance-i.e., LEED-EB: O&M-rating system while greening operations overall.

BSCAI Annual Convention
BSCAI represents more than 2,000 building service contractor (BSC) member companies. The 2010 BSCAI Annual Convention, being held November 11-13 in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2010 offers first-class educational and networking opportunities. For details or to register, visit www.bscai.org or register at www.issa.com/show.