April Meeting

Golf Flyer

Last Meeting

Executive Dir. Column

Copper Theft Situation

April Newsletter PDF


FMANM Healthcare Committee Meeting

(formerly NMSHE) .  Will meet on May 2 at Business Environments. The theme of this year’s training meeting is “Life Safety.” 

Please RSVP so our presenter, SimplexGrinnell, will know how many binders to bring and refreshments to order

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Upcoming Events Calendar

April 16
Pest Management: The New Frontier
May 21
Water Treatment Options for Facilities
June 12
Isotopes Baseball
July 25
Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at Isleta
August 20
Steamed Up? Boiler Maintenance Basics
September 17
Breaking Bad? Building Assessments
October 24
FAB O&M Show
November 19
Lady’s Choice
December 17
Holiday Social


Educational Opportunities

BOC training in Santa Fe

We have scheduled another round of BOC training in Santa Fe starting in January 2014. I’d love it if you might help get the word out.  The dates are as follows:

May 7
June 5

I’m also in the process of scheduling one round in Las Cruces starting in January also and will let you know about that once it is all confirmed.
Thanks so much!

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Due to popular demand we are now offering a Journeyman Boiler Operations and Component Exam Prep and Review class.

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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 Inc.

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


Kevin Givens
The Johnston Co.


Joseph Rodriguez
Superintendent of Facilites
Sandia Resort & Casino
Gary Stevens
Facility Manager

Mary Beth Hames
ARMA SW Region Director
Mike Chavez
Account Manager
Ace Asphalt
Selby Lucero
Facility Manager
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union

Executive Director

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



Roy Evans
505 577 4145



Hard Water?
Solutions Flow in May


     According to Wikipedia , ”Reverse osmosis”  (RO) is a water purification technology that uses a semipermeable membrane. This membrane technology is not properly a filtration method.  In reverse osmosis, an applied pressure is used to overcome osmotic pressure, a colligative property,  that is driven by chemical potential, a thermodynamic parameter.  Reverse osmosis can remove many types of molecules and ions from solutions, and is used in both industrial processes and the production of potable water. The result is that the solute is retained on the pressurized side of the membrane and the pure solvent is allowed to pass to the other side. To be "selective", this membrane should not allow large molecules or ions through the pores (holes), but should allow smaller components of the solution (such as the solvent) to pass freely.

     How does ion exchange works in softeners and deionized water?  What are common water quality problems?  How do you identify water contaminants and how do you treat them? What is water hardness, what causes hardness, and how does scaling occur in boilers and humidification systems?  Facility managers will find this helpful because they will learn how pre-treating the water in their building will save them money, energy, and man hours.

     RSVP today to join the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico on Wednesday, May 21st, at 7 am at Garduno’s Uptown Restaurant in Albuquerque, NM to gather this important information from the expert folks at Pure Water Solutions.   RSVP’s are always necessary so email carolee@fmanm.com (preferred) or call 505-975-6753 to be included.  FIRST TIME FACILITY MANAGERS are FREE but need an RSVP to attend.  Members pay $30.00 and non-members $35.00. 


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KONE Elevator & Escalator and Ace Asphalt
Top the Leaderboard for the 2014 Golf Classic

KONE Elevator and Escalator leads the pack with a Platinum Level Sponsorship, followed by Ace Asphalt at the Gold Level, setting the bar early and high for the 2014 Facility Managers Scholarship Golf Tournament, held this year on July 25th at the Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course.  These two premiere companies know that money from the event endows scholarships at UNM and CNM, supporting the facility managers of the future.
Last year, 142 facility managers gathered for this storied event.  Ask anyone:  massive door prize give a-ways,  smooth play as we commandeer all 3 nine’s at Isleta, and the best camaraderie and networking ever make this THE event to participate in, if you are a supplier or a facility manager.  

Where is YOUR company?  Preferred advertising in front of 500+ FMA member and non-member facility managers is afforded your company for supporting this event at the Platinum, Gold, or Silver Level.  Registration and details are online at www.fmanm.com  Don’t be left in the divots!  Invest wisely TODAY and be in the trophy hunt on July 25th and enjoy the great publicity before the first club swings! 


Player Registration Form Hole Sponsorship Form Tournament Sponsorship Form

Fourth Annual Golf Tournament & Scholarship Fundraiser

Friday, July 25, 2014
at Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course

Player Registration Form
Tournament Sponsorship Form
Hole Sponsorship Form




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Carolee Griffin

May 14 Executive Director Column

     This month you will receive a phone call or an email from a member of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico’s Golf Gang asking you to pledge your support for our 4th Annual Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament, held again this year at the beautiful Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course on Friday, July 25th, 2014, with an 9 am tee time.

Because we know times are tough and everyone has only so much “fun money” to allocate, MARK JULY 25TH on your calendar today.  Ask anyone who has attended this event:  it is one of the most smoothly run, door prize-laden tournaments you will ever play in.  Last year, 142 golfers were not wrong!  We hope to meet or exceed that number this year.  It is the party of the summer for facility managers and their supporters.

Remember that this fundraiser is our primary means of funding for the scholarships which FMANM supports at the University of New Mexico and at the Central New Mexico Community College.  CNM has been underscored in recent years because the tradesmen and women which it trains are the very people who are the facility managers of the future, the technicians we need to hire right now, and in general, the people who will manage our infrastructure into the coming years.

With money tight, it is more important than EVER that these ambitious students, both young and old, receive the monetary help they need to finish their educations and enter our work force with the qualifications that we desperately need.

YOU can help.  Please visit www.fmanm.com  and register your intention to play a foursome, sponsor the event at the Gold, Silver, or Platinum level, purchase the Hole in One, buy a hole sponsorship, or just donate a nice door prize.  Now is the time to help the people who help us!            

Player Registration Form
Tournament Sponsorship Form
Hole Sponsorship Form

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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 criminalizes 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 manuel.quintana@pnm.com.

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  • Manuel Quintana
    PNM Account Manager


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