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Healthy Facilities Institute Supports Launch of Leadership Book for Custodians

Meridian, Idaho ─ The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) is pleased to support the formal cleaning sector launch of the groundbreaking leadership book, Who Swings Your Mop, by Michael B. Ward.

According to Allen Rathey, principal of HFI: “Mike’s book springs from his vast experience leading the cleaning at four school districts in Ohio and Colorado, coupled with his burning passion to dignify a profession that gets little respect.”

“HFI has found a kindred spirit in Mr. Ward, and we want to help him disseminate his message of power and hope to janitors seeking and deserving upward mobility,” notes Rathey.

The book, available on both CreateSpace and Amazon, is not mainly about cleaning methods or tools, but rather, personal growth and achievement.

Topics Include:

  • Conducting yourself as a professional
  • Mission statements that work
  • How to be a winner, not a whiner
  • Networking
  • And much more.

About HFI

The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) is focused on making facilities physically and fiscally healthier. Visit The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) at for more information.

About the Author

Mike Ward serves on the Field Advisory Board for the Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) Healthy School Award program.  He has worked in and served the custodial field for nearly 30 years as a janitor, assistant head custodian, head custodian, union president, area manager and department head in four school districts in two states.