Excessive Tech Industrial Cleansing expands operations to Duluth

The new space will support the company’s contract commercial cleaning sales, customer support, franchisee sales, franchisee support and franchisee training.

“For over 20 years, we have retained 98% of our contract customers annually in the State of Florida and are considered the market leader in Jacksonville. Our awards and reviews speak for themselves. We are extremely excited to offer this same proven cleaning franchise model to the entrepreneurs of Gwinnett County and the Atlanta metropolitan area,” said Managing Partner at High Tech Commercial Cleaning, Tony Vogel. “Through this growth and our Health Focused Cleaning processes, we will not only elevate the level of cleanliness in our service area but help protect the health of people that utilize these facilities.”

Bear Sighting in Norcross near the intersection of S. Peachtree and JCB (Jimmy Carter Blvd) this afternoon. Call 911 or...

Posted by Norcross Police Department on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Lilburn tickets from RedSpeed cameras

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About 2,500 tickets were written from September 2020 to April 2021 by Lilburn police, resulting in approximately $129,000 in revenue for the city. The most recent data shows violations peaked in March, with repeat violators accounting for less than 10% of tickets

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SOURCE: City of Lilburn

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Lilburn's revenue from RedSpeed camera tickets

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Gwinnett cities keep about 65% of all ticket revenue from the cameras while RedSpeed, which installs the cameras at no cost to local government, pockets the rest. This chart shows that breakdown in Lilburn during the most recent months for which data is available.

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SOURCE: City of Lilburn

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