Terminix Commercial Launches New Pest Perceptions Report

Memphis, Tenn. — Terminix Commercial, a division of ServiceMaster, has released its first-ever Pest Perceptions Report, an in-depth study of the pest problems businesses such as hotels, restaurants, retailers and apartments face, as well as their confidence in taking them on. The report reveals surprising truths about pests in commercial settings, and commemorates Terminix Commercial’s new brand launch.

Daikin Completes First R-22 Conversion to R-407H of a U.S. Supermarket

Orangeburg, N.Y. — Daikin America has partnered with TOPS Friendly Markets LLC to complete the first refrigeration conversion of a U.S. supermarket from R-22 to Creard R-407H. At the TOPS store in Alden, N.Y., 1,200 lbs. of Creard R-407H has been used to provide more than 25 cooling tons in medium-temperature refrigerated cases and displays. It has replaced R-22.

Tyco Retail Solutions Recognized for RFID Solution Development

Neuhausen, Switzerland — Tyco Retail Solutions has been recognized for its innovation and technology leadership in developing and delivering a portfolio of RFID-enabled solutions, providing retailers with real-time in-store visibility and predictive analytics to help drive sales, improve operations and deliver a differentiated brand experience. The company is the recipient of the 2018 Case Study Competition from AIM, the trusted worldwide industry association for the automatic identification industry for nearly half a century.

Diversey CEO to Resign

Charlotte, N.C. — Diversey, a customer-centric global leader in the hygiene and cleaning industry, plans a transition of executive responsibilities. Dr. Ilham Kadri will resign from her position as Diversey’s chief executive officer, effective December 31, 2018, to take another executive role, which will be separately announced. In the interim, Dr. Kadri will concentrate on strategic areas needed to ensure a smooth transition.

Diebold Nixdorf Names Interim CFO

North Canton, Ohio — Diebold Nixdorf has appointed Jeffrey Rutherford as interim chief financial officer, effective immediately. He replaces Chris Chapman, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

Restoration Management Company Opens New Location Near Denver

Denver — Restoration Management Company, a California-based restoration services company, has opened its 13th location in Littleton, Colo. The expansion is a direct result of the tremendous growth Restoration Management Company (RMC) has experienced. RMC provides 24-hour emergency and restoration services for customers when they experience a catastrophe at their commercial or residential property.

Taco Bell Realizes Significant Savings Using Delaget Software

Saint Louis Park, Minn. — To demonstrate the effectiveness of its loss prevention and labor efficiency solution in Taco Bell franchises, Delaget analyzed key operational metrics of high-adoption users of the software as compared to Taco Bell franchisees not using the software. The results indicate a significant improvement in key metrics tied to loss, as well as substantial soft-cost savings.

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Energy Control Consultants Teams Up with ServiceChannel

Davie, Fla. — Energy Control Consultants, Inc., a leading provider of building management systems to the retail industry, has joined ServiceChannel's solution partner ecosystem to provide building control system integration and monitoring services. The collaboration and technical integration with ServiceChannel, the leading facilities management platform, simplifies and automates the identification of energy wasting activity and equipment-related problems, thereby reducing energy spend, eliminating unnecessary service calls and improving customer comfort and satisfaction.

Ice-O-Matic Names New President

Chicago and Denver — Filippo Berti, CEO of the Ali Group, has named Gary Mick as president of Ice-O-Matic, an Ali Group Company, as of September 10, 2018. In this new role, he is responsible for the day-to-day management of Ice-O-Matic.

KONE Acquires Maine Elevator Specialists Inc.

Windham, Me. — KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has acquired the service and repair business of Maine Elevator Specialists Inc. in Windham, Me., including its operations throughout the greater Portland metropolitan area.

SMS Assist Opens Second Office

Chicago — SMS Assist, one of Chicago’s fastest-growing technology companies, has opened a second area office in suburban Naperville, Ill. The expansion will allow SMS Assist, based in downtown Chicago, to accelerate investments in its industry-leading workforce and business solutions, which bring efficiency to multisite property management.

Pizza Inn Adds Thrive Point-of-Sale System to Operations

Dallas — Pizza Inn has chosen Thrive for its first company-approved POS system. Thrive is a state-of-the-art system that has the capability to handle the complexity and numerous business models that exist in the Pizza Inn brand, including buffet, carryout, delivery, online ordering, drive-thru and catering, as well as being adaptable to handle Delivery-Carry Out, Express and PIE concepts.

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