Ottawa (PRWEB) September 29, 2010
UGL Unicco, a subsidiary of UGL Limited, today announced the renewal of its contract with Carleton University. The new five-year agreement expands the previous facilities services management contract to include custodial services, residence housekeeping services, subcontractor management, as well as operations and maintenance.
UGL Unicco's 150 employees clean and maintain 4,000,000 sq. ft. in all 45 buildings on the Rideau River campus supporting 23,000 full-time students and a faculty/staff of 2,300. Under the contract, UGL Unicco is also responsible for full maintenance at the Ice House, the cornerstone of the Carleton Athletics Recreation Centre, as well as ice resurfacing for the double pad arena. The company has also been contracted to service two new buildings currently under construction that are due for completion in 2011.
"The expanded contract is testimony to the services that UGL Unicco has provided in the past and the expectation of the service levels that they will deliver in the future," said Carleton University Assistant Director of Maintenance Services Kevin Gallinger. "They are providing a comprehensive set of services that is responsive to the day-to-day needs of our students and staff while keeping our facilities in good repair for the long term."
Campus-wide sustainability is at the center of UGL Unicco's approach. The company is applying advanced cleaning and maintenance technologies and practices through its award-winning UGL Unicco GreenClean® facilities services program. This approach is important on college campuses, especially for residences, athletic and dining facilities, where achieving the highest levels of cleanliness while improving indoor air quality is paramount. UGL Unicco GreenClean® includes employee training, the use of sustainable cleaning chemicals and techniques, and special communication and sustainability programs with students, faculty and staff.
"We're pleased to extend and expand our relationship with Carleton University, one of Canada's preeminent universities," said UGL Unicco Vice President Canada Operations Earl Bannister. "We have built a considerable portfolio and reputation in higher education, and we will use our expertise to apply innovative and sustainable practices under the new contract."
About UGL Unicco
UGL Unicco, a premier provider of outsourced facilities services, is a subsidiary of UGL Limited. Based in Boston, UGL Unicco offers facilities maintenance, operations, cleaning, energy and administrative/office services, as well as plant services in support of industrial operations. The company counts one quarter of the Fortune 100 companies among its portfolio of North American customers and maintains an industry-leading 95% customer retention rate. Its more than 17,000 employees support corporate, multi-tenant, education, retail, government and public venue facilities. The company also offers single-source mobile maintenance and cleaning services for geographically dispersed branch offices. It is committed to green services through its UGL Unicco Sustainability Services suite that supports sustainability across its service offerings. UGL Unicco's advanced facilities initiatives include the myunicco.com portal, UNI-Q® handheld inspection system, USafe® health and safety program, eProcurement systems, and a 24x7 National Operations Centre.
UGL Unicco, along with UGL Equis, a commercial real estate firm based in Chicago, is part of UGL Services, a division of UGL Limited that provides Corporate Real Estate and Facility Solutions around the world. For further information about UGL Unicco, call 888-751-9100 or visit http://www.ugl-unicco.com.
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