September Meeting

Help Plan the 2015 FMANM Programs

Executive Director Corner

Last Meeting Summery

Copper Theft Situation

FMANM Healthcare Committee

September Newsletter PDF

Upcoming Events Calendar

October 24
FAB O&M Show
November 19
Lady’s Choice
December 17
Holiday Social



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Board of Directors


George Jimenez
New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union

Vice President

Tom Plummer
Sr. Project / Program Manager at US Army Corps of Engineers


Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company
W 505 883 3000 
C 505 252 2707
F 505 883 1719

Dave Jensen
R.E. Michel Co.
505-239-5721 cell


Kevin Givens
The Johnston Co.


Joseph Rodriguez
Superintendent of Facilites
Sandia Resort & Casino
Gary M Stevens, BSIE, Mcc
Corporate Director of Engineering
Heritage Hotels and Resorts
P 505.212.9170
C 505.321.6295
F 505.314.5155
Mary Beth Hames
ARMA SW Region Director
Mike Chavez
Account Manager
Ace Asphalt
Selby Lucero
Facility Manager
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union
Jessica Leyva
Account Manager
SMI Facility Services

Executive Director

Carolee Griffin
Kone Elevator and Escalator
505-975-6753 cell


Web master

Roy Evans
505 577 4145




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NEW THIS YEAR!  Shine in the Supplier Spotlight!  Do you have a dynamite product demonstration or speaker who would like a 30 minute featured presentation?  Email Carolee NOW with your idea! Only three slots are available!

NEW THIS YEAR!  Win YOUR booth for FREE!  An independent panel of judges will rebate the cost of your trade show booth to the supplier whose booth is deemed Best in Show!  Step up, step out, get noticed and win!

NEW THIS YEAR! Out of town folks coming in for the show? Special rates have been arranged to stay at the Sandia Resort Hotel.  Availability is limited; email Carolee at NOW to guarantee a room.



Professional Development AND Energy Savings?

New Mexico EnergySmart Academy Provides Both

Energy efficiency and saving money go hand in hand, just like free tuition and well trained employees.  Find out how to attain both of these goals at the Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 breakfast meeting at 7 am at Garduno’s Uptown Restaurant in Albuquerque, NM, as the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico explores these possibilities with the staff from the Santa Fe Community College’s Center of Excellence for Green Building and Energy Efficiency .

EnergySmart staffThe mission of the New Mexico Energy$mart Academy at SFCC is to offer students high-quality, consistent energy efficiency and green jobs professional training throughout New Mexico; reduce energy and water use, and greenhouse gas emissions; and engage with our local community and the greater professional industry. All four of their core weatherization programs are IREC accredited. With a state-of-the-art lab, mobile field rig and network of nationally recognized trainers, the training they provide benefits industry professionals, residents and business owners in the state. They train energy auditors, installers, inspectors, infrared thermographers, architects, contractors, and more.

Do you or your employees qualify for the tuition scholarships provided by PNM?  With the next Building Operator Certification Class starting on Thursday, September 18th in Albuquerque, plan now to attend this meeting.  Want to get ahead of the curve?  Contact for immediate information. 

As always, please RSVP to attend the breakfast meeting by emailing (preferred) or by calling 505-975-6753.  FIRST TIME FACILITY MANAGERS are always FREE but you must RSVP by Monday, Sept.15th to be included.  Cost is $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members.  

Help Plan the 2015 FMANM Programs
Submit YOUR Important Ideas via Email TODAY

Are you a facility manager who is seeking specific information on solar technologies, energy management, or some other new building service?  Or, are you a supplier who would to take the stage to get your innovative product or service in front of New Mexico’s facility managers? 

In an effort to make the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico’s programs relevant to both its facility manager and supplier members, we will be inviting YOU to submit ideas to the FMANM program planning committee in October, 2014.

Decide now what you would like to hear about, or what product or service you would like to have considered.  Write a few lines but please help us.  Let us know what you want to hear about and why it is important in your life in facilities.

Your ideas will count.  Make them known. Contact Carolee at

Boilers 101 Hot Topic for August

      Facility managers, their staff, and their suppliers were educated on the basics of boiler science at the August meeting of the Facility Managers Association of New Mexico.  Keith Welch from Welch Boiler explained the different types of equipment available, how it functions, how it can malfunction, and how to implement a maintenance program to keep it from malfunctioning.

Because boilers are essentially a vessel that are constantly under pressure and are being heated, routine and thorough maintenance is required by well-trained staffers who know who to call for additional assistance if and when it becomes necessary.  “Safety and efficiency go hand in hand,” Keith commented.  Of particular importance is that your maintenance folks know where the gas, electrical, and water shut off valves are, and that these are actually operating properly.

Routine maintenance and annual inspection is essential.

For more detailed information, Click here for Power-point presentation or here for PDF version.


Sept 14 Executive Director

      Throughout my 14 years as Executive Director for various re-inventions of an organization dedicated to providing resources and information to facility managers ,  a common thread has always been the recruitment of folks who are willing to help guide the group by devoting a small amount of time by serving on the Board of Directors.   The bigger picture is that we are proud of having contributed thousands and thousands of dollars to scholarship funds at UNM and CNM for students entering into the trades which train the technicians we all want to hire today, and who become the facility managers of the future.  Each person who has served us on our Board can take credit for this major accomplishment.  AND you get to work with some of the TOP facility managers in the state!

There is room for YOU in this organization to serve as member on our Board of Directors.  The requirements are relatively minimalistic and your guidance and opinions are respected, valued, and necessary for the health and sustainability of this organization.   Facility managers are essentially needed but so too are motivated supplier members who want to make a difference.  Please contact me and I will be happy to discuss with you how you can contribute to an important effort. 

PS-- it’s a VERY nice line for your resume, too!



2014 Fourth Annual Golf Tournament Raises Scholarship Money and Provides Networking for Facility Professionals

Platinum Level Sponsors


Gold Level Sponsors


Silver Level Sponsors

Hole-In-One Sponsor

Door Prize Donors

National Distributing
Sherwin Williams
ServPro of Rio Rancho/Sandoval County
National Roofing
All American Moving
Thunderbird Harley Davidson
Duke City Harley Davidson
Travers Mechanical
Advantage Security
Amerind Risk Management
Matheson TriGas
Williamson Restoration
Sandia Resort and Casino
Bob’s Painting
Wilson Mohr
Dave’s Ground Maintenance
Industrial Water Engineering
KONE Elevator and Escalator
The Johnston Company

Outta Control
Yearout Mechanical
Staffing Solutions
Ace Asphalt
Bob’s Painting
RE Michel Co.
Ferguson Plumbing Supply
Innovative Moving
Zia Rising Management
TP Pump
Johnson Controls
SMI Facility Services
Moving Solutions
Heel Pharmaceuticals
Upland Corp.
Essential Safety Products
D&H Supply
Dave Chalan, Cochiti Artist


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The ONLY Trade-show for Facility Folks is Back!

Bigger, Better and Beautiful at Sandia Resort & Casino

Facility Managers:  Mark your calendar today to take off on Friday afternoon, October 24th, 2014, from noon to 4, and head over to the Sandia Resort & Casino to attend the 2014 FAB O&M Show, a professional trade-show designed ONLY for you!  See the latest and greatest in products and services that make running your building easier and more efficient, presented by suppliers who want to EARN your business.  Free $50 gift certificates just for attending, free food and beverages, free parking, and a cash bar complete the Halloween-themed kick- off to your weekend.  Reward your whole staff and leave work early.  Questions? Call Carolee at 505-975-6753 or email  Can’t wait to see YOU at 2014 FAB O&M Show!

Suppliers:  Get your name in front of facility decision makers who are members of the very high profile Facility Manager Association of New Mexico (FMANM), and the FMANM Healthcare Committee.    click the FAB O&M Exhibitors Registration tab.  Last year ALL booths sold out so register on line TODAY to part of the 2014 FAB O&M Show.

NEW THIS YEAR! Corporate Sponsorships are available.  Join KONE Elevator and Escalator in making a statement at the TOP by purchasing YOUR place in preferred advertising for only $400.00.  Contact Carolee at 505-975-6753 for all the details. 

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PNM Copper Theft Legislation Update

March 10, 2014

During the 30-day legislative session that just concluded in Santa Fe, we saw good progress in our efforts to address copper theft, a crime that has hurt many of our customers. Governor Susana Martinez signed a new law that criminalize metal theft. Additionally, $200,000 has been appropriated for enforcement of the Recycled Metals Act as part of the state government budget. Customers who contacted their legislators to share their first-hand experience with copper theft on their church, business or service organization made a big difference.

SB 21, Disruption of Communications and Utilities, sponsored by Sen. Steve Neville, makes it a criminal act with penalties to create a public safety hazard or disrupt communications and utility services by theft or intentional damage to customer or utility‐owned equipment.

The law, which had support from the metal recycling industry, law enforcement and the business community, makes copper theft a misdemeanor for the first and second offenses, punishable by up to one year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine, and a fourth degree felony for the third and any subsequent offense, punishable by up to 18 months in jail and up to a $5,000 fine. The statue is one of the first to recognize copper theft as a safety hazard to innocent people, including children, who could come into contact with energized equipment left exposed by thieves, as well as to our employees who work on energized equipment. The law takes effect on May 21.

In 2012, PNM supported an amendment to the Sale of Recycled Metals Act that created a recycled metals reporting data base, but at the time no money was appropriated for enforcement activities. This year, bills sponsored by Rep. Patti Lundstrom in the House and Sen. Steve Neville in the Senate provided a $200,000 appropriation to the N.M. Regulation and Licensing Department (NMRLD) that will fund that department’s investigation and prosecution of those who deal in stolen metal plus training and support for other law enforcement entities.

At PNM, we will continue to work with law enforcement, legislators, the recycling industry, other utilities - and you - to stop copper theft. As a reminder, through our partnership with Crime Stoppers, a $500 reward will be paid to anyone whose tip leads to the arrest and conviction of a copper thief. Please share that information with friends, family and co-workers.

To ask a question or provide input, contact Manuel Quintana, PNM account manager, at (505) 241-4716 or

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  • Manuel Quintana
    PNM Account Manager

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