DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Oct. 30, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Coverall North America, Inc., a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning businesses, was recently selected to USA Today's 50 Top Franchises for Minorities in 2014. This is the eighth consecutive year Coverall has been named to this list, presented by The World Franchising Network. The results were featured in the October 24, 2014 issue of USA Today in the Franchising Today section.
Compiled by the World Franchising Network, the 8th annual list of the "50 Top Franchises for Minorities" selected 50 franchisors from hundreds of companies requesting evaluation for inclusion in the article. Only franchisors in excess of 40 operating units were considered for the list, which also noted the number of operating units owned or managed by minorities, as well as the number of minorities in senior management that earned more than $60,000 per year. Coverall reports 89% minority participation rate, up 3% from 2013.
"The steady increase in minority representation in franchising, especially among Hispanics, Asian-Americans, and South Asians, over the last several years is very encouraging," stated Rob Bond, founder and president of the World Franchising Network. "It certainly is evidence of minorities' intrinsic values and work ethic. Additionally, franchisors continue to make a concerted effort to reach out to minorities, which is ultimately highly beneficial in the long run to all parties involved."
Coverall is in its 29th year of operation and has a network of more than 8,000 Franchised Business Owners serving more than 35,000 customers across 90 markets in the United States and Internationally. In addition to being recognized as a top franchise for minorities, Coverall has also been recognized for being a popular franchise for Veterans.
"It is always an honor to be recognized as a leading franchisor for minorities," said Jim Congrove, Chief Operating Officer with Coverall. "We are proud to offer our support to a diverse group of Franchised Business Owners who share our commitment to education and training so they can provide excellent service while reaching their business goals."
Go here [http://www.worldfranchising.com/articles/top-50-franchises-for-minorities-2014] for a copy of the article with the list of the Top 50 franchises.
Founded in 1985, Coverall North America, Inc., licenses its Franchised Business Owners to operate as independent business owners in the commercial cleaning industry. In 2008, the company launched its Coverall® Program with an emphasis on helping improve the cleanliness, health and wellness of facilities. This unique, eco-conscious Program combines innovative cleaning technologies and tools, hospital-grade disinfectants, professional training programs, customer support and communication, and a passion for healthy cleaning to do one thing: remove the maximum amount of dirt and germs as efficiently as possible. Today, the Coverall® System supports more than 8,000 Franchised Businesses that provide the Coverall® Program to more than 35,000 customers across 90 markets across the United States and Internationally. For more information, visit www.coverall.com.
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