ABM Announces Expanded Partnership at O’Hare International Airport

ABM, a provider of integrated facility services, today announced its latest partnership with the City of Chicago: a new five-year, $25 million annual custodial contract at O’Hare International Airport.

The city recently informed ABM of its winning bid to provide comprehensive janitorial, window cleaning and related sanitation and disposal services on the secure side of Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The contract represents a significant expansion of the work current ABM to O’Hare. The company is proud to be a partner of the Terminal 5 renovation project since March 2019, while providing other airport and air services.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with O’Hare and work alongside the Chicago Department of Aviation to bring our industry-leading cleaning, safety and efficiency protocols into one most beautiful and busiest airports in the world,” said Sean Bromfield, president of aviation at ABM. “Through our existing partnership at Terminal 5, we are familiar with O’Hare’s standards of care for airlines and travelers, who expect and deserve a clean and healthy experience. We’ve proven our ability to meet and exceed O’Hare’s rigorous standards and look forward to showing the rest of this iconic airport how we care for the people, spaces and places that matter most.

Like Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who this spring unveiled the “What We’re Made Of” welcome campaign at Chicago’s two major airports, ABM recognizes the stature of Chicago’s airports as gateways to the city. and the surrounding region. Since its founding more than a century ago, and through 50 years of experience serving the aviation industry, ABM has proven its role as a reliable and trustworthy partner in meeting the specialized needs of airports.

ABM’s people-first culture determines the scope of the company’s impact far beyond the services it provides. This includes the company’s workplace anti-harassment policies, which help provide a safe environment for team members and customers. ABM is also making a difference by building harmonious relationships with local unions, supporting and exceeding airport sustainability goals, and actively working with local MBE/WBE partners to encourage their growth and development.

In O’Hare alone, ABM will partner with seven Chicago-based minority and women-owned contractors. Additionally, through its Supplier Diversity Program, the company has increased its commitments to diverse suppliers by 164% over the past four years.

“At ABM, we know that a diverse workforce is critical to our success,” said Paul Shira, vice president of operations for ABM. “It is extremely important that our team reflects the diversity and pride of Chicagoans and Chicago-area residents. At our facilities across the country, we remain committed to equal opportunity and fostering inclusive environments where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard.

ABM is also a key service provider at Midway International Airport, where the company partners with a consortium to handle all janitorial and engineering functions across the property. As one of the nation’s largest providers of specialist facilities services to the aviation industry, ABM provides best practice solutions ranging from airport cleaning to sustainable energy solutions.

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