I’m excited because Powerlink has just earned a tremendous opportunity to grow and learn, as we have been chosen as a key subcontractor in Detroit Public Schools’ plan to outsource school facilities cleaning and maintenance.
As emergency fiscal manager, Robert Bobb said during the public announcement, this change will let the school district focus its efforts on students, and let experts such as Powerlink manage facilities.
Here is the link to the DPS news release: http://detroitk12.org/news/article/2182/.
I agree that this move is first and foremost about students, and we are here to support their highest achievements – by providing them clean, well-maintained buildings in which to learn. We know we can deliver because Powerlink, and our other minority partners are well-established Detroit companies, with deep roots in the city, and solid records of performance.
Our company has grown because we use continuous quality improvement processes to deliver outstanding service to its customers. We expect the students, teachers and other staff of Detroit Public Schools will notice the difference and benefit from it.
Powerlink is proud to be part of this consortium, led by Sodexo, which brings tremendous resources to the table as a global company. We have had other successful affiliations with Sodexo, we know their work well, and we are very comfortable with their management team.
This is a tremendous opportunity for all of us up here, for every Detroit Public School student, every teacher and every employee we work with. It’s a chance for all of us to grow.