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August 31, 2020 | Blog

Many Of Chicago’s Biggest Buildings Sit Virtually Empty; What Will Life Look Like When Remote Working Is Over?

O’Hare International Airport, Navy Pier, Willis Tower; some of Chicago’s biggest sites are essentially empty these days. CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory takes us inside one industry that hopes to safely get the masses back into the massive buildings in the Windy City.

Jose Quintana jokes he’s not the famous Cubs pitcher. He’s gearing up for a different game in Chicago: germ killer.  The electrostatic sprayer has become a popular pandemic sight, but the tool is nothing new for Quintana’s giant janitorial company, ABM Industries.  Even before the pandemic, the sprayers were commonly used by janitorial firms.

“We used them primarily in our education business. Education is focused on disinfection more because of the flu, and MRSA, and norovirus,” said Tom Gallo, ABM senior vice president of strategy and transformation.