FM Solutions 2012

Discovering new products and services to improve operations is a boon to a facility manager. TFM’s December 2011 issue featured a number of product and service solutions recently introduced by industry suppliers, and Anne Cosgrove, TFM’s Managing Editor, spoke with some of these vendors about how their offerings are designed to help facility managers further their goals in 2012.

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Anixter (Cabling & Cable Management)

Doug Deputy, vice president of solutions marketing, outlines the company’s Data Center HealthCheck service, which helps facility managers achieve the reliability, efficiency, and security they need to ensure for their organization’s data center.


Chicago Faucets (Plumbing & Restrooms)

Leonard Garron, commercial central regional sales manager, discusses one of the the company’s latest additions —- the Commander Handheld Programming Unit, which enables facility management staff to control the programmability of its electronic faucet line with ease.

Duro-Last Roofing

Duro-Last Roofing, Inc. (Roofing)

Steve Ruth, vice president of sales & marketing, discusses how in the past 12 months the company has introduced new membrane lines to help meet specific facility needs: fleece backed, new colors, and, most recently, a full line of insulation products for not only edge-to-edge roof systems but also a deck to sky assembly.


Hygienic Solutions US (Cleaning & Maintenance)

Alfonzo Hestle, vice president of sales and marketing, explains how the company’s Sanosil and Halo Fogger, an EPA registered disinfectant system, can disinfect an area without the need for spraying or wiping, which helps treat hard to reach areas.


LiftMaster (Access Control)

Dan Dombkowski, marketing manager, explains how the company’s door operator products are manufactured to comply with September 2010 code changes made by Underwriters Laboratories. To heighten safety measures, the change requires door operators to have a monitored entrapment protection device attached to it.


RAB Lighting (Lighting Products & Controls)

Ross Barna, CEO of RAB Lighting, shares that during 2012 the company will launch new LED products for outdoor lighting each month. The company’s LPACK family of wallpacks is an LED offering designed to replace HID wattages from 25 to 400 watts.


Sherwin-Williams (Paint & Wall Coverings)

Joe Kujawski, director, wholesale marketing, outlines the attributes of several products in the company’s Pro Industrial line—-which provides durability in the form of stain resistance, moisture resistance, abrasion resistance, and more.


Staples Facility Solutions (Cleaning & Maintenance)

Mark Fortney, area vice president, talks about three additions for 2012, which reflect the company’s focus on partnerships that serve facility customers — upgrade of chemical and equipment line, expanded offerings for the breakroom, and added resources to ensure new partnerships feature smooth transition and implementation.


Tridium, Inc. (Building Automation Systems)

Marc Petock, vice president of global marketing & communications, discusses Niagara Framework, specifically Release Niagara AX which is the company’s latest software release that integrates the different systems and devices within a building environment as one unified platform.