How To Reduce School Absenteeism This Cold & Flu Season

Studies have shown that students who miss just two days of school each month are more likely to fail at math and reading, and that chronic absenteeism decreases the likelihood of graduation. While many factors contribute to students missing school, the school environment does not have to be one of them. Nearly 22 million school days are missed each year due […]

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FBG Mourns Passing of Founder Wayne Simmonds

FBG Service Corporation Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Wayne Simmonds passed away on June 17, 2019, at 80 years of age.  Following active duty in the U.S. Navy in Hawaii, Simmonds moved his family to Omaha and began selling dust mop services for Dust-Tex. In 1968, he became the sole proprietor of the janitorial company Floor Brite, Inc., and pursued a […]

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FBG Program Manager Does it All

We’d love to share a tidbit about The Facilithon-WI program and Program Manager JR Roethke’s involvement as its state champion. JR Roethke, former IFMA-Madison chapter president, currently serves as Facilithon-Wisconsin’s state champion.  JR coordinates volunteers and professional chapters’ engagement and scholarship funding of The Facilithon program within the state. JR works alongside Kendall McWilliams, past Facilithon-Wisconsin state director and Amy […]

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Flood Assistance

When the Missouri River and its tributaries started to rise in March, the news began the flood warnings. But there was no way to know how bad it would get. It was the perfect storm of weather events. Following a winter of record snowfall, another three feet fell in early March onto frozen ground. Then the temperatures rose and quickly […]

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Nebraska School Show

FBG’s Market Manager in Lincoln, Bryce Roemer and Sales Director Diane Pesek attended the Nebraska Association of School Business Officers. Attendees from across the state come to this event to stay informed on topics such as state legislation and federal laws, hot topics in human resources, contracting and cost savings. According to Pesek, “We attend this conference to connect with […]

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