GREEN LANE, Pa., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SLM announced today that its business model for reducing facility maintenance costs is having a major impact on its customers. During 2010 a nationwide clothing retailer saved $1.3MM and a leading national fast food company saved almost $1.2MM. SLM's unique approach delivers tangible savings while its outstanding customer service team provides immediate solutions every hour of each day.
Almost 20 years ago, SLM pioneered this unique approach to facility maintenance. One of the first of its kind, SLM revolutionized the way facility maintenance is handled by managing all waste-related commodities under one roof, including trash/recycling, grease trap pumping/jetting, plumbing, cooking oil pick-up, hood cleaning and janitorial services. To no surprise, SLM was one of Inc. Magazine's top growth companies in 2010 with a 48% growth spurt.
SLM has more than 12,000 partners in its nationwide preferred vendor program. This coast-to-coast penetration enables the company to serve more than 15,000 clients with unmatched responsiveness, and, at the same time, realize substantial savings on facility maintenance costs. It's no wonder more than 95% of SLM's customers renew their contracts.
"It is not uncommon that SLM customers save 20 to 40% on their maintenance costs the very first year," says SLM's CEO Susan Daywitt. "Our business model combines strong negotiating skills on behalf of our customers with the utmost individualized attention. The SLM staff shares our passion and it shows in their commitment to do whatever it takes to service our customers."
Many customers comment on the outstanding customer service and the personal relationships they have with the SLM team. Every employee is accountable for the success of its clients' facility management programs, and work tirelessly to ensure a smooth operation. SLM negotiates, analyzes, customizes reports, pays vendor bills monthly and guarantees the professionalism, dedication and accountability of its staff for all SLM customers. This national company generates over $51 million in annual revenue while helping clients achieve sustainability within a green environmental platform.
"We have helped many national companies in a variety of industries with a sustainability program that not only helps the environment but saves them money in the process. We are proud that so many companies are taking an interest in our going green initiative," Daywitt explained.
Daywitt is a highly regarded business leader who has been recognized for her keen, analytical business sense. With 25 years of business experience within the facilities' arena, this University of Colorado multi-degree recipient is a sought-after contributor to many industry journals and broadcast media. Daywitt also sits on the board of RFMA (Restaurant Facility Management Professionals). Visit http://www.slmwaste.com for more information on Daywitt and SLM.
Hal Levin – CMM Direct, LLC
SOURCE SLM Facility Solutions Nationwide