Utica University Partners with ABM for Facilities Management

Utica University in Utica, N.Y., recently announced a ten-year partnership with facilities services, infrastructure solutions, and parking management solutions provider ABM, according to a news release. The ABM Performance Solutions model offers a unified approach to the higher-education campus’ wide variety of required facilities services. ABM will take over duties like janitorial work, maintenance management and repair, landscaping, snow removal, and more, the news release reports.

“We’re thrilled to partner with an innovative and future-focused organization like ABM to join our university community,” said Shad Crowe, Utica University’s Vice President for Facilities & Emergency Management. “With unmatched experience in providing solutions to higher education institutions, ABM also brings a focus on emerging technology and data-enabled solutions, which is well-aligned with our vision for our campus growth.”

Utica University covers almost 900,000 square feet and serves as an independent, private educational institution. The ultimate goal of the project is to match the university’s personal approach to evolving educational and communal offerings with a transformed facilities management operation that creates engaging and sustainable spaces for the community, according to the news release. The partnership will also create employment opportunities for campus residents and other students.

“We’re excited to begin this decade-long partnership with Utica University as we further expand ABM’s reach into higher education institutions in the Northeast,” said ABM President of Education Scott Camp. “ABM has a long history of delivering innovation and efficiency to educational facilities since we became America’s first janitorial contractor to clean a major college campus over a century ago. We’re looking forward to continuing and building upon that legacy of excellence and experience with Utica University through our proprietary ABM Performance Solutions model.”

The Performance Solutions model consolidates facility services into a single-source operating model across the whole built environment. The single, streamlined ABM team delivers the full array of services while generating cost and operating efficiencies through a single contract, invoice, and source of accountability, according to the news release.

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