ABM Franchising Group, LLC, a subsidiary of ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM)
, a leading provider of integrated facility solutions, recently held its annual Continuing Education Conference at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, February 4 – 6, 2016. The 2016 conference honored more than 300 mechanical and electrical contractors from over 150 franchises within ABM Franchising Group for their achievements in 2015.
ABM Franchising Group delivers mechanical and electrical service and preventive maintenance solutions to commercial and industrial buildings. The 2016 Continuing Education Conference brought together the commercial contractors from the company’s two franchise brands, Linc Service and TEGG, encouraging collaboration and a sharing of best practices.
Designed around the tagline, Striving for Excellence, this year’s conference drew an estimated attendance of over 1,000 from 200 locations across the country and around the world. Awards were presented to the top contractors and employees who exceeded expectations and demonstrated unparalleled excellence, as well as the top sales professionals who showcased exemplary talents through their noted sales successes.
Taking place in conjunction with the conference was the 2016 Vendor Showcase, providing attendees the opportunity to interact with a variety of leading vendors in their industry. This year’s Vendor Showcase featured 68 vendors, with companies ranging from mission critical service providers and equipment rental companies to HVAC control and electrical testing providers and fleet vehicle dealers, including signature sponsor Sunbelt Rentals.
In addition to honoring many individuals and franchise locations with well-deserved awards and recognition, the conference also provided attendees with the opportunity to participate in a number of educational and informative sessions including roundtables geared towards their specific roles. The sessions concluded on Saturday with a keynote presentation from the President of Afterburner, Inc., Joel “Thor” Neeb, who is a former F-15 Mission Commander, USAF.
“Our annual Continuing Education Conference provides contractors within our network the opportunity to come together and discover ways to grow their businesses and collaborate with one another,” said Bert Kendall, Chief Operating Officer of ABM Franchising Group. “The leaders within Linc Service, TEGG and ABM are Striving for Excellence.”