Last month, key members of the Stathakis team attended an intensive Spartan Cleaning Seminar in Toledo, Ohio. For more than 55 years, Spartan has provided cleaning products of all kinds backed by the exceptional services and training to help Building Services Contractors meet and exceed industry standards and stay up to date with best practices. The two-day event was geared toward managers of janitorial companies. In attendance were Farmington Hills Branch Manager Bob Abraham, Assistant Branch Manager Pam Davis, Assistant Branch Manager Julia Bartnicki and Operations Manager Dale Saylor.
The group attended a number of workshops on topics including work loading buildings, effective training for front line cleaners, how to properly clean a restroom and additional training and Spartan certifications. Janitorial companies from all over the United States attended in order to get the newest training available from Spartan and get the most from the benefits of Spartan products. Many attendees had the opportunity to obtain additional certification at this Spartan training.
Branch Manager Bob Abraham said the highlight for him was the training resources Spartan makes available to its customers. As Bob tells us, “they have a complete training room made up of all different types of flooring and carpets. They have a mock restroom, mock conference room all set up to help you develop the best methods to effectively train your people.”
Bob Abraham also touched on CIMS, the Cleaning Industry Management Standard, and its role within the janitorial industry. “The CIMS process was a big topic and of course, they really encourage companies that aren’t already certified to get on board. Obviously for both janitorial companies and their customers, the advantages of CIMS certification are tangible.”
Assistant Branch Manager Pam Davis told us she attended a session where she had an opportunity to see the Spartan facilities and how products were made and distributed. As Pam tells us, “we got to see the lab area for ourselves, how they create and mix products and all of the steps that happen before distribution. It was pretty incredible.”
As for what she took away from the Spartan training, Pam tells us, “I really soaked up the Spartan approach to training front line cleaners. They presented some really innovative new approaches to getting the most from your teams. I have been doing this a long time and I am always excited when I get new ideas I can really incorporate into what we do day in and day out at Stathakis.”
The Stathakis team was excited to participate in this latest training because Spartan understands that with increasing economic pressures from all directions, janitorial companies must stay competitive and their training reflects that understanding. Spartan continually offers strategic solutions, training and certifications to help Building Services Contractors grow their businesses.
Spartan Chemical partners with commercial cleaning companies with a complete line of institutional and industrial cleaning products. Their emphasis is on green cleaning and environmentally preferable products, correct use and how their products can help Building Services companies and their customers support sustainability initiatives. Stathakis works closely with Spartan on areas including green cleaning, industrial cleaning, office cleaning, health care cleaning, school cleaning and more.