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Cofely to provide facilities management at Hartsfield-Jackson

The world’s busiest hub Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will have facilities management services run at its consolidated rental car facility (CONRAC) through a joint venture between Cofely and MiJoy Industrial Services (MIS).

The contract encompasses janitorial and custodial services, exterior landscaping services, call centre operators, HVAC systems such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and building automation systems.

Others include elevators and escalator maintenance, architectural maintenance, electrical services, exterior pavement and structural maintenance and repairs, greeters at the train to and from the airport, and operational and financial reporting.

Cofely vice president, Pierre Loyer, explains: “Cofely is under contract for 1.5 billion square feet around the world. Cofely guarantees the availability of technical installations and their energy performance, makes buildings both smart and eco-friendly, and ensures users’ security and comfort, while simultaneously cutting costs and providing innovative and quality services.

“With our global portfolio, providing our services to the world’s busiest airport in the North American market is a great fit for us.”

During the first year, the Cofely–MiJoy joint venture expects to hire 13 full-time and 5 part- time employees and utilize several sub-contractors the service, which Cofely believes will allow them to showcase their reporting capabilities as they work hand in hand with the airport on a daily basis.

The contract requires rigorous documentation for complete transparency with the airport and the city council.

Michele Hixon, CEO of MIS, adds: “Our main goal is to make sure that both the vendors and the travellers coming through the CONRAC facility are comfortable and feel that they have a superb team.

“They can trust that they will have a clean environment that is always opening-day fresh, and their needs are considered and met.”

The contract will begin a ramp-up period starting January 1, 2015, and will take over the contract in full on February 1, 2015.

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