Bill Luallen breaks out the math to show that low-cost products don’t always equal big profits. In this XLN white paper, learn how investing in better chemistry and equipment can actually make money for your commercial floor care business.
This month marks one year of not seeing our customers in person and, frankly, without that interaction, it’s been miserable. However, we’ve made great use of that time by focusing on XL Academy. First, we’ve been working alongside true industry leaders and subject matter experts to revamp two certification courses for the IICRC. The RFMT […]
For commercial flooring service providers, this past spring brought a lot of uncertainty when many businesses were either fully or partially closed down for an unprecedented period of time. “What do we do now?” is a question I heard on multiple occasions from our customers. Many of you either started or stepped up your disinfection/sanitization […]
As businesses across the country begin to reopen in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, undoubtedly new disinfection, cleaning, and sanitization procedures will need to be put in place to assure the health and safety of customers and employees. We asked three industry leaders – architect Timothy Hawk, commercial flooring services provider Thomas Holland, and […]
Members of the XL North Tactical Group helped us compile this comprehensive list of recommended and must-have tools, accessories, and equipment to have aboard commercial floor care vans and trucks. Learn what you need to be fully prepared on carpet, resilient, and tile & grout jobs.
Job site evaluations are crucial before beginning any floor care project. By getting answers to as many questions as possible, your team’s effectiveness and efficiency will improve, positively impacting overall job performance. The answers can determine the chemicals used, the cleaning procedures, and/or how many technicians are needed for the job. Do not ever assume […]
In the commercial floor care industry, we are seeing the effects of COVID-19 in a couple of ways. First, our customers are sending non-essential personal to work remotely from home, if possible. Second, we are being asked to assist our customers with disinfection and sanitization procedures. What do these two things mean for us? Our […]
At the recent FCICA Annual Convention in Tucson, we spoke with members about their experiences in the association. They offered their takeaways from the event and explained the benefits of an FCICA membership. What are some of your takeaways from the recent convention? Larry Chandler, Director of Commercial Sales and Bird Pro Supplies, William M […]
Jim Curtice, Vice President of Specialty Services with Interfinish, isn’t your typical floor care expert. He started with the company 8 years ago as the Operations Manager for their commercial flooring maintenance division, but he didn’t come with any industry experience. Instead, Jim has coached high school football for over 30 years, and before working […]
With new generations coming into the workforce, it’s often asked how these twenty somethings are impacting their fields, and the flooring industry is no exception. Consider these stats about Millennials (born between 1980 and 1994) and Gen Z (born between 1995 and 2010): Millennials are expected to make up at least 44% of the workforce […]