Time to get ready for the Facility and Building Operations and Maintenance Show, held again this year at The Hotel Cascada. This event brings funds to the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico’s treasury for our scholarships at UNM and CNM. The show augments our very popular annual July golf tournament for raising money to give to the folks entering the mechanical trades which support our buildings, train our technicians, and produce the facility managers of the future.
The FAB O&M Show’s Halloween theme makes it fun and different from other trade shows and it provides a relaxed atmosphere which gives facility folks and property managers a chance to see the latest and greatest in facility services and products which help make running a building easier and more efficient.
How do we get more facility personnel to the show? Where do we find new folks who need to be encouraged to attend, win a great door prize, and meet great motivated suppliers and other facility and property managers for their effort?
The answer resides in the idea that each person who is involved in the event must make a personal efforttowards inviting every facility person whom they encounter to add our FAB O&M Show to their calendar. Like every great network, the efforts of many people are multiplied more than the efforts of only a few. Make a copy of the FAB SHOW flyer and leave it behind every time you make a contact.
Start now to invite your prospects and customers to join you on an enjoyable afternoon, dedicated to facilitymanagers and management services. See you all on October 28th at The Hotel Cascada, from noon to four!
Road Runner Food Bank Cuts Operating Costs,
Maximizes Efficiency, Feeds New Mexico
Teresa Johansen grew up on a farm in Valley City, North Dakota. Family farming fostered a foundation in efficiency while providing food and she has brought her inherited experience to the non-profit corporate world as the Chief Operating Officer for the state of New Mexico’s largest food bank, the Road Runner Food Bank. She shared her passion and her formula for saving money at the August meeting of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico.
“I have tapped into as many grant and rebate programs that I can effectively utilize,” she commented. Some of these included reduction of water costs by xeriscaping, decreasing heating oil costs by purchasing fuel through a gas reseller, cutting trash and recycling costs by tapping into a grant specific to this endeavor, lowering electricity costs by taking advantage of PNM rebates and installing motion sensor activated LED lighting, saving more electrical costs by performing test-and-balance of the HVAC system, installing a solar array to generate power, and getting on board with the new technology with demand reduction battery systems.
The food from the organization feeds the entire state of New Mexico, not just the Albuquerque metropolitan area, so Ms. Johansen is also a fleet manager. “I have an understanding of low-profile vehicles for maximum efficiency and we use routing software for the optimization of our runs which include travelling as far away as Hobbs to deliver and pick up food.” She has tapped in to Central New Mexico Community College’s truck driver training school to recruit and retain her driver team.
With 50 to 75 volunteers working in the organization, “home grown” is a true description of the mission of the Road Runner Food Bank.
Sixth Annual Golf Scholarship Fundraiser
Featured Happy Crowd, Door Prizes for All!
With 124 golfers and 11 helpers, the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico 2016 Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Tournament will guarantee a record donation this December to the scholarship funds at Central New Mexico Community College and The University of New Mexico. Enjoying a picture perfect day at the Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course, golfers and golf helpers alike left the event with a door prize in hand.
Loyalty from the membership and its many supporters (both members and non-member companies alike) who believe in and support our educational initiative is the one constant factor in the annual event’s continued success. Distinct contributions, both large and small, from countless companies and outstanding individuals personalized the gathering.
Again the trend to companies fielding multiple teams of golfers continued as they competed in the Championship Division to win the esteemed silver trophy.
Tables full of valuable door prizes mitigated even a bad day on the greens. Power tools, a bicycle, restaurant gift certificates, camping gear, and loads of golf equipment and much much more left with the athletes after the post-game buffet.
“Christmas in July!” exclaimed Phill Jester with IntraWorks. “Once again this tournament is the best in town!”
2016 Door prize sponsors
Amerind Risk Management
Overhead Door Co.
Thyssen Krupp Elevator
Pumps and Service
Thunderbird Harley Davidson
Duke City Harley Davidson
SMI Facility Services
RE Michael Co.
Institute of American Indian Arts
Brian McPartlon Roofing
Platinum Level Tournament Sponsor
Gold Level Tournament Sponsors
Silver Level Tournament Sponsors
Industrial Water Engineering
SMI Facility Services
THE JOHNSTON COMPANY underwrote the exciting HOLE-IN-ONE $10,000.00 prize on the course.
Help Plan the 2017 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 are inviting YOU to submit ideas to the FMANM program planning committee.
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.
Real Life, Big Plans, Tight Budgets:
How Road Runner Food Bank Made Their Facility Upgrades
Sound familiar? Need energy efficient equipment, infrastructural upgrades, better operating costs, all on a shoestring budget with limited man-power? Talk to Teresa Johansen, Chief Operating Officer for the RoadRunner Food Bank. She and her team have made these dreams a reality and it is an on-going work in progress.
From their website:
“ Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico has been serving New Mexico’s hungry since 1980 thanks to a vision by founder Reverend Titus Scholl. Reverend Scholl started the organization by distributing food to the hungry out of the trunk of a car. From those humble beginnings much has changed in Roadrunner’s 35+ year history. The Food Bank has had three different homes: a building on Edith Boulevard, an old potato chip factory on Baylor, and currently a renovated food distribution facility on Office Boulevard.”
“But the one thing that hasn’t changed in our 35 year history is our service to the hungry people in our community. Thirty-five years later we and our partners are leaders in creating solutions to end hunger in New Mexico. As the largest Food Bank in the state, we distribute more than 30 million pounds every year to a network of hundreds of partner agencies and four regional food banks. In turn, these agencies provide food directly to the hungry in our communities across the state. Agencies we serve include food pantries, shelters, group homes, soup kitchens, low-income senior housing sites, and regional food banks.”
Add into the mix the idea that this organization provides food grade warehousing and must consider concerns for food safety and the picture becomes complex.
Join with members and guests of the the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico on Wednesday morning, August 17th, 2016, at 7 am, at Garduno’s Uptown Restaurant for this great program. Click here to Register and pay online to be included. Members pay $30.00; guests pay $35.00. First time facility managers are always free!
Attention Healthcare Facility Managers
Or Any FM who Needs Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource
The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Hazardous Waste Bureau conducts hazardous waste inspections at hospitals, pharmacies, as well as other types of facilities. They offer their services to conduct free training concerning managing hazardous waste at hospitals and pharmacies. Having recently conducted inspections at several hospitals, they have found the majority of them to be out of compliance. Their aim to provide this training to large audiences spreads the information more quickly than individually inspecting each hospital/pharmacy.
But beyond healthcare, NMED believes they might be able to target some training for other diverse and various types of facilities. Compliance assistance is a key component in their program and keeping facilities in compliance makes the job a lot easier.
Need more information to start this discussion? Contact Janine Kraemer, CHMM, Hazardous Waste Supervisor for the New Mexico Environment Department, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1,Santa Fe NM 87505 office 505-476-4372, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with Facility Manager Association’s vice president, Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Services at email@example.com