Illinois BSC Optimizes Labor With T7AMR Robotic Floor Scrubbers

Illinois BSC Optimizes Labor With T7AMR Robotic Floor Scrubbers

GSF USA is a building services contractor with several locations across the Midwest. Along with green cleaning, GSF is committed to bringing innovative cleaning solutions to its clients. The company also offers daytime cleaning, which promotes energy efficiency and better overall cleaning. In Illinois, GSF contracts with the Valley View School District 365U to clean Bolingbrook High School. Located about 30 miles west of Chicago, the suburban school has about 3,500 students.


Bolingbrook is one of the largest high schools in the United States. With 470,000 square feet of space to clean, the school posed a gargantuan challenge for GSF. The cleaning staff consists
of twenty-four workers. Given the focus on in-depth cleaning since the pandemic, GSF knew it would be difficult for its employees to perform day-to-day cleaning as well as additional tasks
to enhance facility hygiene like electrostatic disinfection. However, the school’s administration expected a higher-level of clean. “How can we clean a building and make a noticeable difference
in what the standard is? Anyone can run a floor scrubber, but can we improve on other aspects of the building?” asked Grant Mackall, GSF’s operational asset manager.


To clean Bolingbrook High School effectively, GSF purchased a T7AMR Robotic Floor Scrubber from Tennant. The T7AMR is a robotic solution designed to work safely and efficiently alongside employees.

GSF routinely uses Tennant equipment and appreciates the company’s dedication to innovative cleaning solutions. By using the T7AMR at the high school, GSF can work more efficiently. Employees’ time can be reallocated to perform tasks only humans can perform. “At GSF, we are all about pursuing new ideas that help advance the cleaning process,” said Mackall. “We conducted some research and quickly saw that other schools using these machines were achieving the expected benefits.”

After the purchase, GSF took steps to garner student buy-in. The T7AMR was outfitted with a mascot-themed mannequin in the school’s distinctive red and black colors and Buccaneer hat. This helped students see the machine as a visible part of their campus community. “GSF is always looking for the next thing to support the fact that we care about clean. The T7AMR allows our staff
to free up time and improve the level of clean we are providing our customers,” said Kurt Kuempel, general manager for GSF Illinois and Wisconsin.


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