2014
BSCAI Executive Insights

There are two things that managing partner of AffinEco Michael Diamond believes have given his company the ability to sustain 47 years — putting clients first and empowering his staff. Providing great value and recognizing clients’ needs have positioned AffinEco as an ideal partner for its clients, but the focus on its team members has taken the company to the next level. Read more…

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UCONN CEO Event

To successfully manage a growing company through a recession and changes in technology requires a strategic vision and strong leadership.

Often CEOs get caught up in the day-today functions of their companies, but what drives growth is when they cultivate a strong workforce and think strategically. Read more…

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The Modern Clean Sweep FBJ Article

Paul Senecal did not realize he’d stumbled onto his future career path at age 10 when he started to spend his Saturdays at his father’s department store hanging out with the maintenance crew.

Fast-forward 40 years and he’s at the forefront of a $35 million cleaning and maintenance company, AffinEco LLC., with his partner Michael Diamond. Read more…

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The Challenges of Recycling

By Matt Ellis Every night, cleaners from AffinEco – as well as people around the U.S. – dump recyclable waste into bins for haulers to cart away. Since recycling began in earnest in the late 1990s, Americans have enthusiastically filled bins with paper, cardboard, plastic, and glass. At first, they...

Pre-Employment Drug Testing for Marijuana

By Glenn A. Duhl, Esq. The prevalence of medical marijuana has made the legal landscape complicated for employers seeking to use pre-employment drug tests as a screening tool for applicants. New York City’s recent ban on pre-employment marijuana testing, along with recent decisions in Connecticut and New Jersey, may affect...

Strauss Paper Co. Expands through Acquisition, Retains Staff

By Sue Minichiello AffinEco and Strauss Paper Company are kindred spirits, as much as that’s possible in the business world. Both are family-owned companies that grew out of humble one-man, back-of-the-car beginnings into thriving multi-state operations. Strauss Paper President and CEO Stewart “Stu” Strauss says the company’s relationship with AffinEco...

Employee Spotlight: Eddie Lema

By Marshall Hook Eddie Lema works as the director of operations for AffinEco’s Red Team. In that role, he currently oversees around 200 employees in more than 50 properties. He works primarily in Connecticut and Westchester, New York, and is in charge of operations and customer satisfaction for multiple buildings....

HR Minute: Workplace Violence & Safety Considerations

By Claudia St. John According to the National Safety Council (NSC), millions of workers report being victims of workplace violence in their lifetime. This can range from minor physical confrontations to serious injuries or even death. Unfortunately, workplace homicide rates are on the rise. Events such as the shooting at...