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Facilitator: The energy savings treasure hunt
Todd Bell
If there's one thing veteran facilities managers know, it's this: Never leave a stone unturned, rooftop unscaled, mechanical closet unopened or evaporator coil uninspected. There is a treasure trove of energy and water waste in out-of-sight, out-of-mind places like mechanical rooms, roofs, basements, the hidden crevices of the dishroom and the spaces underneath countertops.
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INSIDE THE INDUSTRY


Domino's: Tech to table clearly working
CNBC
Domino's Pizza President and CEO J. Patrick Doyle discusses the love for pizza in America and the success stores seen around the world. Getting technology right has had a big influence, he says, and "tech to table is working."
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KFC rolls out edible cookie coffee cup
Eater
KFC has unveiled a completely novel concept that could impact coffee consumers and chicken bucket enthusiasts everywhere: Edible coffee cups.
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Seeing the light: The role of illumination in crime prevention
Pamela Tresp
With everything we hear in the news these days in regard to crime, terrorism, workplace violence and homeland security, the role of a facility manager can get more complex with more at stake all the time. We all need to be more cognizant of our surroundings and have a plan to look out for our properties, facilities and people.
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To justify large HVAC upgrades, consider deferred capital renewal
FacilitiesNet.com
Facility managers should determine if deferred capital renewal (the cost to replace a unit in kind if the unit is beyond its useful life) should be part of the analysis to help justify large capital projects involving HVAC and other systems.
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Wages rise at restaurants as labor market tightens
The Wall Street Journal
Wage growth is breaking out in an unexpected corner of the U.S. economy: the nation's restaurants and bars. Foodservice employment has surged since the recession ended nearly six years ago, growing twice as fast as overall payrolls.
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Signs talk — and people are listening
MX Services
Your signs aren't just something you arbitrarily install in front of your business. They are constant and continual reminders to the consumer who your company is and what your product/service is about. People notice signs. They are the face of your business; the first thing visitors see when they arrive at your door. Do you really have a good idea — across all of your locations — what your signs are saying about you? If not, you need to.
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How 1 restaurant was dragged into the measles outbreak
Restaurant Business
A person infected with measles dined at La Mediterranee restaurant in Berkeley, Califorina, at the end of February, exposing hundreds of fellow diners to the infectious virus, a city health spokeswoman said.
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A legion of trouble
Premises & Facilities Management
Legionella remains a source of serious concern for many FMs. Fortunately, there's plenty of advice for those who need it.
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Change my own gaskets?!#!?
[Total Refrigeration Gaskets]
“Change my own gaskets?” you say? “I don’t know how!” Does it seem like your gasket is made into the door? You can’t see any screws or rivets that hold it in place, can’t even figure out how to get it off, much less put on a new gasket?
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Navigating corporate succession
QSR
The chief executive officer is often the face of a brand. And when the time comes for a new leader to assume the role, experts say, an efficient succession plan can help establish a smooth transition and reassure employees that all is well with the brand.
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Old school: Teaching young bosses to manage seasoned workers
Kay Corriere
You want employees who are honest, responsible, dependable, loyal, focused, organized and mature. What company could ask for more? These traits are already found in older workers, even though the demographic is often overlooked as a valuable resource.
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Women's Foodservice Forum CEO discusses developing future leaders
Nation's Restaurant News
Hattie Hill, president and CEO of the Women's Foodservice Forum, has the unique leadership opportunity to both celebrate the history of a powerful organization and to set the pace for the group's future.
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Restaurateur Larry Griggers is a believer in mid-career changes
Indianapolis Star
Larry Griggers was enjoying a successful career as a financial officer with several different companies, primarily in the oil and gas industries. Then he met "Miss Ruth." After helping to restructure financing for Ruth's Chris Steak Houses, Griggers found himself so enamored with the company that he asked late owner Ruth Fertel if he could become a franchisee.
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Should managers organize fun at work?
Inc.
Fundamentally, employees are there to get things done. You've got to think about what the mission of the company is, and how using their time for management-directed "fun" contributes to that.
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When multitasking makes you happy — and when it doesn't
Harvard Business Review
Would you be happier if you spent an hour juggling emails, meetings and data analysis, or if you spent that hour focused only on data analysis? How does variety among one's activities influence happiness? New research tackles this fundamental question.
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Amy's Kitchen seeks to shake up fast food industry
The Press Democrat
Get ready to see if Amy's Kitchen can shake up the nation's fast food industry with a single word: organic. This spring the Petaluma natural foods maker will open its first Amy's Drive Thru restaurant, offering an organic, all-vegetarian menu.
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How next-gen facility managers will help save the planet
REMI Network
As smart building technologies advance, training people to understand them becomes crucial.
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7 websites facilities managers need to bookmark
OfficeSpace Software
When you're a facilities manager, there are many different ways to learn and continue your professional education. For everyday learning, it's helpful to have a list of informative websites to skim.
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