Crew partners with Jani-King and EPM

The Columbus Crew announced today that it has signed a pair of new corporate partners that will enhance the club’s facilities maintenance and operations. Jani-King International has been inked to a five-year deal that makes them the “Official Cleaning Provider of the Columbus Crew, ” while Environmental Pest Management will provide monthly services throughout Crew Stadium, including the administrative offices, and at the Crew Training Center in Obetz under the terms of a one-year pact.

“We are thrilled to welcome these two strong brands to our roster of corporate partners,” said Crew President & General Manager Mark McCullers. “They are both highly respected and will bring tremendous expertise and accomplishment to our facilities.”

Jani-King International, a leader in stadium and large venue cleaning services which also recently became the “Official Cleaning Provider of Major League Soccer,” will receive signage and company identification within each Crew Stadium Suite. The Crew becomes the first MLS club reach agreement on a local partnership with Jani-King.

Already a major player in the stadium services market, Jani-King provides cleaning services at the Louisiana Superdome, Qualcomm Stadium, Ford Field, Comerica Park, Great American Ballpark, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, New Orleans Arena, Time Warner Cable Center and more including Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, host to the 2011 Super Bowl.

“We are extremely proud of our partnership with The Columbus Crew,” said Jani-King regional director John Rae. “We are equally pleased to sponsor such a great team while providing the highest level of cleanliness at Crew Stadium for all events.  It is truly a win-win agreement for two award-winning brands."

The top priority of Environmental Pest Management, a full-service pest control company, is to ensure that its clients property is protected with environmentally safe products. It identifies target points of entry, then customizes an environmentally friendly treatment.

“We are thrilled to join the Columbus Crew as an Official Team Partner and Crew Stadium’s provider of pest control services,” said Environmental Pest Control Management President Jason Carpenter. “We are proud of the partnership we have developed and look forward to a winning season.”

About Jani-King
Jani-King is the world's largest commercial cleaning franchise company with over 13,000 franchise owners worldwide. Founded in 1969, the company has over 120 regional offices in 17 countries. Through a network of regional support offices, Jani-King contracts commercial cleaning services for many different facilities including healthcare, office, hotel/resort, manufacturing, restaurant, and sporting venues. The company has consistently ranked as the top performer among commercial cleaning franchise businesses.

About Environmental Pest Management
Environmental Pest Management L.L.C. is a full service pest control company specializing in termite treatments, residential, commercial, and animal removal. It has been serving the pest control industry since 1993.

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