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Devon Facility Management becomes Michigan’s First Minority-Owned CIMS Certified Facility Services Provider

11 March, 2010

Devon Facility Management, a Detroit-based manufacturing facility services provider, received Cleaning Industry Management Standard certification by ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association on January 25.  

DFM becomes the first minority-owned business and only the third facility services provider in the state of Michigan to become CIMS compliant.

Designed to help cleaning organizations create customer-centered, quality organizations and to guide them in efficiently managing their businesses, CIMS is the first consensus-based management standard for the cleaning industry. In becoming CIMS compliant, DFM met strict ISSA standards for quality, delivery, personnel and training, health, safety and environmental stewardship, and management commitment – all of which were evaluated on site by an independent third-party assessor.

“By implementing the CIMS, Devon Facility Management is positioned to better serve our customers and become more operationally efficient,” said DFM President David Burnley, “The result is cost savings for us and, more importantly, the people we serve.”

DFM established a central web-accessible database for compiling and organizing all processes and procedures in accordance with CIMS requirements. The consistency and organization of information helped the audit process to proceed faster than usual.

"I think we saw how strong our processes really are. CIMS certification has helped us further organize, improve and understand how our janitorial procedures interrelate," said DFM Program Manager Randy Martin.

During the audit process, facility management team members realized the company already met many of the qualifications to apply for additional certifications. DFM is now in preparation to meet ISSA CIMS Green Building certification. The Green Building component is used to implement a framework for delivery of environmentally preferable cleaning services. The Green Building assessment is set to take place mid-summer 2010.

About Devon Facility Management

Established in 2007, Devon Facility Management, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Devon Industrial Group – a minority owned enterprise that was formed as a partnership between Devon Contracting and Walbridge. DFM provides and consolidates facility management and janitorial services to help manufacturing companies cut costs and improve efficiency. Services also include production equipment support; fleet management; predictive / preventative maintenance planning and optimization; and maintenance staff support and supervision. DFM is a chosen supplier for facility management and janitorial services for automotive manufacturers to support their ongoing outsourcing strategy for non-core work.

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Manufacturing, Technical, Infrastructural, Commercial, Facility Management, Janitorial, Facility Maintenance, Supplemental Labor, Mechanical HVAC, and Plant Operations