Building Owners and Managers Across U.S. Get Broad-Based Help From xpedx

Full-service distributor provides detailed expertise, training and tools that improve facility cleaning and maintenance operations, reduce resource usage and waste — and conserve working capital

Jun 23, 2010, 07:00 ET from xpedx

CINCINNATI, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As building owners and managers today push hard to increase the total value of their facilities, they're looking for new ways to save money, cut resource consumption, improve building health and enhance competitiveness.

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A fast-growing number of property companies and managers across the U.S. are turning to xpedx®, one of the nation's largest distributors of cleaning and maintenance supplies and equipment, for customized assistance and support across many fronts.

xpedx will discuss new approaches to cleaning and maintenance practices, building operations, sustainability and financial management at the BOMA 2010 Convention, Long Beach, June 28-29, at Booth 1108. xpedx will also demonstrate proven new resource-saving technologies at the show.

The company serves buildings in the office, industrial, healthcare, sports/entertainment, education, hospitality, retail and government sectors from more than 100 locations nationwide.  

"We can point to facilities across the U.S. — from commercial portfolios with millions of square feet to single office buildings — where we have helped owners, managers and staff make big strides improving cleaning and maintenance effectiveness and meeting sustainability goals within flat or reduced budgets," explained Michael Feenan, vice president of marketing for xpedx.

"As a result, they're seeing improvements in tenant loyalty and new competitive advantage despite continued tough economic headwinds," he said. "New thinking and approaches to improving cleaning and maintenance, procurement and supply chain efficiencies that we deliver are often warmly welcomed by owners and managers."

xpedx professionals help facility leaders improve operational controls, financial management and cleaning product/process standardization with programs and services customized to individual facilities.

To help meet sustainability objectives, xpedx provides assistance achieving certification and/or meeting guidelines of organizations including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Green Building Council, Green Seal® EcoLogo®, DfE (Design for the Environment), GreenGuard®, Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) and others.  

xpedx also offers many environmentally preferable products detailed in its Environmental Solutions portfolio and specialized green cleaning training.

"Two of our purchasing managers recently attended xpedx seminars—and each of them said it changed their entire view of green cleaning," explained Jennifer Regan, manager of sustainability programs for Los Angeles-based AEG Worldwide, one of the world's largest owners and operators of sports and entertainment facilities.

She said xpedx helps AEG cost-effectively expand the use of green cleaning products and technologies at its venues.  "It's great to be able to rely on a key vendor for that kind of support."

xpedx delivers easy-to-use, streamlined online ordering via xpedx.com and personalized support from xpedx sales, customer service and technical professionals locally and nationwide.

On request, xpedx will audit a property owner or manager's total cleaning operation and identify ways to improve effectiveness, improve risk management, reduce waste and increase effectiveness of facility cleaning staff.  xpedx.com solutions include budget controls, spending and usage reports and streamlined procurement.

BOMA attendees and others can register for a chance to win free registration and up to $1,250 in travel to attend BOMA's 2011 Every Building Show in Washington D.C.  For more information, click the Healthy Buildings Healthy People Sweepstakes icon at healthybuildings.xpedx.com.

About xpedx

xpedx is one of the largest distributors of cleaning and maintenance supplies in the U.S.  The company serves building owners, managers and building service contractors from its national network of distribution centers, retail stores and xpedx.com.

xpedx supplies top brand names of cleaning chemicals, towel, tissue and hygiene systems, general cleaning products and equipment, disposal systems, hand care products, floor care supplies and equipment, as well as its own national brands.  Brands include 3M, GOJO, Georgia-Pacific, Heritage Bag, Diversey, Kimberly-Clark, Rubbermaid, SCA Tissue, Pro-Team, The Anderson Company, Regency, Reliable and more.

The company also offers LEED-certified and ISSA certified experts on staff, assistance with LEED-EB certification and LEED reporting.  A business of International Paper (NYSE: IP), xpedx is one of the largest business-to-business distribution companies in North America.  For more information visit xpedx.com or http://healthybuildings.xpedx.com.

Note:  xpedx is a registered trademark of International Paper Company.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts:  Lisa Jonas, xpedx business communications, 513-965-2938

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