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ABM Industries

Company nameABM Industries Incorporated
Company typePublic
IndustryFacility services
Founder(s)Morris Rosenberg
HeadquartersFred F. French Building,
New York, NY
Area servedUnited States
Key peopleMaryellen C. Herringer (Chairman)
Henrik C. Slipsager (CEO, President, & Director)
Revenue(-) US$ 3.482 billion (2009)
Operating income(-) US$ 92.11 million (2009)
Net income(+) US$ 54.29 million (2009)
Total assets(-) US$ 1.521 billion (2009)
Total equity(+) US$ 687.05 million (2009)
Employees91,000 (2009)
SubsidiaryABM Janitorial
Ampco System Parking
ABM Engineering
ABM Security Services
Security Services of America (SSA)
Amtech Lighting
ABM Facility Services

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ABM Industries Incorporated is an American corporation involved in outsourced, building maintenance. Wholly owned subsidiaries include ABM Janitorial, Ampco System Parking, ABM Engineering, ABM Security Services (known formerly as American Commercial Security Services), Security Services of America (SSA), Amtech Lighting, and ABM Facility Services.

Founded in 1909 by Morris Rosenberg as a one-man window washing business, they took the name American Building Maintenance in 1913. In 1927, they acquired Easterday Janitorial Supply Company. His sons took over after his death.

They were listed in 1945 on the American Stock Exchange. In 1967, Ampco Auto Parks, which became Ampco System Parking in 1993, became the newest Division of the Company. In 1972 they were listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, ABM had revenues above $2 billion as of 2001. The company and its CEO Henrik Slipsager were featured in the second season of the CBS reality show Undercover Boss.

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