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What to Do When Disaster Hits

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Friday, September 4, 2015


What to Do When Disaster Hits

Natural disasters are out of our control, but we can control how we recover from those disasters. This article by Gordon Bruner, the owner of Volunteer Maintenance, takes us through a variety of disasters and how to approach repairs. Because these scenarios are unpredictable, it is important to know the process behind repairs just in case. 

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Click here to view Bruner's article from our October/November 2011 Facilitator issue online

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Sustainability Wins!

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Friday, August 28, 2015

Sustainability Wins!

Being a sustainable organization optimizes your facility. By striving for zero waste, money is saved and energy is conserved. Read this article by Susan Daywitt, Founder, President, and CEO of SLM Facility Solutions Nationwide, to learn environmentally friendly tips such as sending scraps to farmers, or donating food to soup kitchens and food banks. Many items in the kitchen can be re-used in ways you wouldn’t imagine. Organize a system with your team on how to become environmentally friendly.   

Click here to view Daywitt's article on our online Dec 2014/Jan 2015 Facilitator magazine

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Caution: Slippery Floor

Posted By Sidney Sikes, RFMA, Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    Caution: Slippery Floor

The last thing a restaurant wants is an injury caused by a slippery floor. Did you know that most slips come from a floor that hasn’t been properly cleaned? Take all the proper precautions to avoid an accident. Russell J. Kendzior, President and CEO of Traction Experts Inc. and Founder of National Floor Safety Institute, discusses the steps to having a safe work environment. Check out this article to learn proper floor maintenance steps.

 

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The Art of Flawless Windows

Posted By Sidney Sikes, RFMA, Wednesday, August 12, 2015

 The Art of Flawless Windows

Having flawless windows is more complex than we think. Windows are expensive and are an investment. Learn everything you need to about maintaining clean, effective windows such as when and how often to clean them. This article by Christina North, President and Founder of ASAP Glass & Door, LLC and Amber Terry, Vice President of Sales of Superclean teaches us the proper way to care for our windows.

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Follow Their Lead on LED

Posted By Sidney Sikes, RFMA, Thursday, August 6, 2015

Follow Their Lead on LED

Darden took on an amazing project to install LED lights in 477 of their corporate restaurants. Because of the massive LED installation, Darden was predicted to save over $2 million on energy costs alone. Not only did the LED lights save immense amounts of money, but also improved the quality of the light within the restaurants. Bob Graham, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Facility Solutions Group, explains Darden’s energy saving project. Follow Darden’s lead and take on a similar project to be green and save money! 

 

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Re-Sharpen Your Skills

Posted By Sidney Sikes, RFMA, Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Re-Sharpen Your Skills

It is hard to say “no” to co-workers and peers. Many of us find ourselves overwhelmed and stressed with a long list of things to do because we felt like we had to say “yes”. It may be time to re-fresh our skills on how to communicate with our co-workers. Marilyn Sherman, professional speaker, advises us on how to maintain a harmonious work environment, while keeping a balanced work schedule in RFMA’s Facilitator Aug/Sept. 2012 issue.

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The Search for Energy Savings

Posted By Sidney Sikes, RFMA, Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Search For Energy Savings

Energy is expensive. Senior Analyst, Todd Bell from Food Service Technology Center advises us with money saving tips and guidance on how to maintain and upgrade your machines. Check out his article in RFMA’s Facilitator Feb/March 2015 edition to learn more about energy efficiency and sustainability.

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Discovering the Power of Paint

Posted By Sidney Sikes, RFMA, Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Power of Paint

Appearance makes an impact on your restaurant, so make sure you have the right color and type of paint. This article by Brian Foster, Sales/Operations Manager at The Paint Folks, helps break down the process of picking the right color and sheen of paint while keeping a budgeted mindset.

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#FlashbackFriday

Posted By Sidney Sikes, RFMA, Friday, June 19, 2015

Concrete or Asphalt?

When choosing the road less traveled, do you wonder if it is paved with concrete or with asphalt? There are pros and cons when it comes to deciding how to pave an area, and picking the right material is up to you. Flash back to Director of Marketing, Business Process and Lead Generation for Acre Asphalt, Jon Bagget's article in the June/July 2013 edition of Facilitator Magazine to learn about the competition between concrete and asphalt.

If you are interested in contributing to the August/September 2015 Facilitator Magazine, submit an article to me at sidney@rfmaonline.com. The submission deadline is Monday, June 22nd!

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Be Cool This Summer

Posted By Sidney Sikes, RFMA, Thursday, June 11, 2015

Be Cool this Summer
As the summer heats up, more and more people are headed indoors and the last thing you want is for your A/C to fail. Make sure your restaurant facility is prepared and that you have followed the recommended steps by Sal Brunetto with Rheem Manufacturing in our April/May 2015 edition of Facilitator Magazine to avoid an A/C catastrophe!


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