LAST CALL FOR GOLF! Friday October 7th at Isleta We are back! 

Register to sponsor or play TODAY! 

7 am warm-up! 8 am shotgun start! Door prizes! Goodie bags! Fun, food, friends! Register NOW! 


Join these forward thinking companies and register NOW to sponsor THE golf tournament of the season for facility managers, property managers, building owners and their esteemed critical infrastructural services and products suppliers.  Best price in town and best media exposure EVER!

 

Join these forward thinking companies and register NOW to sponsor THE golf tournament of the season for facility managers, property managers, building owners and their esteemed critical infrastructural services and products suppliers.  Best price in town and best media exposure EVER!

See YOU on Friday, October 7, 2022 at the Isleta Championship Golf Course.

 

 

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CNM Brewing Laboratory Site Tour in September: Support and Explore this Burgeoning NM Industry

The members and guests of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico love an on-site tour of any new facility. Join us at 4pm on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 for a guided tour of the most up-to-the-minute brewing laboratory where training is provided for Central New Mexico Community College students who endeavor to enter this vibrant and emergent industry as brew masters or technical support personnel.

Victoria Sanchez-Martinez is CNM's Associate Dean of the Culinary, Beverage, and Hospitality Arts department. She will guide attendees on the tour, accompanied by CNM's Marvin Martinez, Physical Plant Executive Director. Because there are rooms where construction is still underway, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN HARDHAT to access these areas.

Gather promptly at 4pm on the north side of the building located 723 University NE 87106 in Albuquerque, NM where we will meet our guides and enter the world of microbrewing. Want more networking? Plan to gather with us at Two Fools Tavern on Central Avenue in Albuquerque post-event for more interaction. Cost is $30.00 for FMANM members and non-members pay $35.00; register Here

You must get a parking E-permit ahead of time, Click here

Parking and entering the building:

Please note that the construction is no longer an issue and folks can park on the north side of the building and enter through the front.

 


Did You Miss the World-Class August Presentation on Responding to an Active Shooter?

On Wednesday morning, August 24, 2022 Jimmy Graham, a nationally recognized expert on community safety and readiness with an emphasis on shootings and violent encounters, made a presented at the FMANM Zoom meeting.  Jimmy Graham is the CEO of Able Shepherd Training.  He is a veteran US Navy Seal, former CIA Protective Officer, and Fellow on Community Safety at the Centennial Institute.  

As the founder of an emergency readiness training center based in Denver, Colorado, Jimmy and his professionally trained staff provide consulting and personalized training for schools, churches, businesses, as well as responsible citizens.  He also co-founded Able Nation, a 501c(3) that provides financial assistance to underfunded organizations in order to better provide for those in their care.

Highly sought-after as an expert contributor, his recent appearances include the Mike Huckabee Show, The Mandy Connell Show, the Outdoor Chanel, NBC, Fox 31, and Fox News.

 Watch the Presentation Below

 



September

Executive Director Column

 HELP!

  With already over 80 golfers signed in for the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser, please email me today.  Let me know you will be on hand bright and early (7 am) on Friday morning, October 7th, at the Isleta Eagle Golf Course to help me register players, log door prizes, and perform other easy duties so that this event will sail smoothly through.  Even if you do not play, your help is appreciated and necessary.

I still need door prize donations that make the event special.  You and your company will receive notice in the newsletter and online for your generosity.  If you have something to throw into the mix—golf-related sporting equipment, dinners for two, small tools, gift certificates, company logo-ed promotional products, etc.—please bring them with you to the golf course on the 7th (plastered with your business cards), or call me and I will arrange pick up.

The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico needs its supporters to be generous and help make this event one for the record books.  If you have not signed up to participate, it is not too late.  Email me at carolee@fmanm.com (preferred) or call me at 505-377-5309 and let me know you are supporting us again this year!

Carolee Griffin
Executive Director
Facility Manager Association of New Mexico

 

September 2022 Reggie’s Rant

Well, the kids are back in school going strong by now. We must all be aware of more children on the street. Please drive safely. Recently,  I saw someone run a red light at least 20 mph over the limit while a bunch of runners (high schoolers) were ready to step off the curb. That could have been a disaster, those are things people must live with the rest of their lives if they make a mistake. With that said, the good news the weather has broken, and we are starting our NM fall which is spectacular. Not Spooktacular, that's next month. All of us in the service and construction field are glad that long heat wave is over and the monsoon season produced above average results. However, our hearts are still with the folks in the burn areas who have now seen floods.

Depending on when this is published you have already missed or already had a heck of a time at our annual golf outing. Keep any eye out for all the Facility Managers Association informative and fun monthly events. We try to offer interesting topics that the Facility Managers are interested in. We are always open to ideas and suggestions. Contact Carolee and she will take it all under advisement.

The world has changed but it seems to be going back to normal. A lot of people quit their jobs, some got new ones and still found themselves unfulfilled. People are coming back to the workforce. It seems for a recession the roads are full, the grocery stores are full, the restaurants are full and sporting events are full.  The woke culture seems to have been slowed dramatically. Prices have stopped rising , it seems, and the pandemic though fast spreading isn't really changing lives much. Maybe a blip? We'll see. The main thing is to teach, support and love your kids so they can lead us into the future. There's only a couple of ways out of this, work and protect our families. Oh yes get registered, get your adult kids registered now and vote in November. Your vote really matters.

Reggie Roberson-Division Manager
Eaton Sales & Service LLC New Mexico
505-345-4577 Office
505-270-2426 Cell
reggier@eatonmetal.com
www.eatonsalesservice.com
6717 Academy Parkway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

 


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Fast-Forward to the Future: RRPS Career Technical Education
Sets Foot into Tomorrow with Hands-On Education for the Trades

The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico’s members and guests gathered bright and early for a breakfast burrito and some coffee followed by an interactive networking event and site visit to the rapidly evolving Rio Rancho Public Schools facility supporting the trades.  Aiming to train the tradesmen and facility managers of the future, the institution’s hands-on approach will offer accredited opportunities for high school students to learn project and construction management and the techniques needed by electricians, plumbers, HVAC specialists, carpenters, and property managers.

The site visit lined up directly with FMANM’s mission to support scholarships and encourage technical education.  The crowd of participants included the commercial real estate manager who brokered the deal to lease the building, the facility manager for the previous tenant, suppliers who understand and can support the infrastructural needs of the new endeavor, and staff from the RRPS team including Lawrence Davis, the CTE Director.  

Past-President of FMANM Tom Plummer commented, “This is the right educational level to get our young students thinking about the opportunities for a solid and well-paid career inthese technical fields.  I am happy to hear that the classes for 2023 are already filling up!  I look forward to revisiting this facility when it opens in the near future.”

 


What is Your IAQ? 
Zoom in June to See 

Most people spend 90% of their time indoors. Are you living in a clean, comfortable, healthy and safe environment?

The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico, on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 had a Zoom meeting on indoor air quality. This short seminar ikicked off to an educational series focusing on “The 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building” and will be facilitated by the region’s preeminent facility managers and experts from Honeywell Building Solutions.

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Is your building a dummy or a doctoral candidate? How do you control the way your building responds to these critical questions? What can you do to improve? Take a deep breath and see you on Zoom in June.


Top Golf Tops the Charts!
Thanks Again to Our Sponsors

    Our 2nd annual Top Golf Tournament was a hole-in-one success because of our wonderful sponsors.  Heartfelt thank you to Alan Peter with Outta Control (controls troubleshooting and process analysis), Scott Hollingsworth from Lift Works (an elevator company), Bernadette Combs of Industrial Water Engineering (the name says it all), and Clint Green and crew from DVL Group (services for mission critical environments—power, cooling, and infrastructure).  And, to all the players—seems you had a good time, too!

Consider this event your practice warm-up for the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico’s Lucky 13th Annual Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser at the Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course scheduled for Friday, October 7th, 2022.  Mark your calendar today; you don’t want to miss out!

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Know-It-All, or Know Nothing?
Risk Management Explored in April

The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico brought you virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 20th to hear an industry expert detail how you can analyze or improve your company’s critical risk management programs.  Larry Vigil, CSP, Senior Risk Manager for Risk Services with Poms & Associates Insurance Brokers, LLC lead a detailed discussion and answered questions to help you understand and potentially mitigate the risk that your business faces every day.

Facility manager or supplier, this is ground that all must cover in the course of doing business.   Loss Control Auditing Services, Regulatory Safety Compliance and Safety Program Development are among the topics Vigil touch upon in his presentation.  Share this invite with your staff.  The presentation will also be recorded and archived on the www.fmanm.com for later viewing and further review.


Brews, Views, Industry News
Highlighted at Industrial Tour  

To say that Nick Jones, an instructor in the Brewing and Beverage Management program at Central New Mexico Community College, is an enthusiastic cheerleader for the craft brewing business in New Mexico would be an understatement.  Leading the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico’s crew of three dozen denizens of drink through the inner sanctum of the Bosque Brewing Company in Bernalillo, his passion for the industry bubbled over like the thick foam on a finely crafted and correctly poured porter.     
A state-of-the-art brewing laboratory to teach CNM students the art and craft of fermenting fine beers, ales, and seltzers is currently under construction, slated for completion in the fall of 2022.  Here students will master the basics to enter the growing field of microbrewing.  FMANM’s scholarship contributions to the trades—plumbing, electrical, building controls, and HVAC—provide assistance for the technicians in this program as they attend the state’s largest two-year college.

Special thanks to Pluma Construction (who brought their whole team to the event) and to Tim Woodward, Bosque’s head Brewmeister, for their support and spirit.  And thanks to Mother Nature who provided a temperate open-air backdrop, the perfect late spring in New Mexico, drinks-on the-patio weather.  Cheers!   

 


 

FMANM Tool Backpack Drive 2022

FMA and ABC’s Young Tradesmen
Rewarded with Specialized Tool Backpacks

Students who completed their first-year studies in the trades were incentivized with essential professional gear at an energetic event in January.  The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico joined forces with the Associated Builders and Contractors of New Mexico to donate high-grade Milwaukee-brand tool backpacks to each apprentice. These tradesmen and women of the future networked with their future employers--contractors and facility services providers--who had graciously funded the free event.

The demand for skilled trades is at an all-time high as retirements from the workforce and the effects of the pandemic has decreased the number of candidates in the work pool.   High-paying jobs are immediately available for those who possess these essential vocational skills.  The event was directly inline with the missions of both FMANM and ABCNM to support and resupply the building services and construction trades with qualified candidates.

With a food truck and libations available, the students, businessmen and women, and representatives from FMA and ABC enjoyed an interactive atmosphere.  Students who are remote-learning or were otherwise unable to attend will also receive their valuable tool via alternative distribution.  

A heartfelt THANK YOU to our sponsors who include:

SPONSOR A 24 PACK OF BACKPACKS

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SPONSOR A 4 PACK OF BACKPACKS

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Longhorn Construction Services, Inc

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SPONSOR A SINGLE BACKPACK

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For more information about this event please contact the Backpack Give Away lead Jessica Leyva at Jessica.Leyva@honeywell.com. 


 

Lively “End-of-Year Meeting” and Social Hour 
For Members 
November 18th at Tomasita’s  

Sponsored By

Thank yoy for joing the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico for some important business followed by some serious networking as we conduct our “End of Year Meeting”. 

Following the meeting we adjourned to the Cantina for some informal social networking.   The event was available live-stream on Facebook at

Details on the tool drive to our benefit tradesmen at CNM was shared.  Thanks to our gracious sponsors at Eaton Sales & Service, SMI Facility Services Paul Davis Restoration for underwriting this event. 

 

 


 

CNM Site Tour a Success:
FMANM Contribution Recognized

Twenty-eight knowledge seekers joined ranks in August as the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico toured the Digital Building Controls Laboratory at the Central New Mexico Community College to witness and investigate the updated equipment the association supported in installing.  The partnership among FMANM, CNM and private industry's Epic Controls is a first of its kind.

Maintenance and operations facility managers and engineers have complained for years that no local training is available for internet connected building controls.  With the addition of the new equipment in this laboratory, that educational deficit has been filled.

New member and facility manager Tuffy Von Tellrop with Meowwolf commented, "It is great to support an organization that has this kind of direct impact on the facilities community."  Alan Peter with Outta Control added, "It is almost impossible to find tradesmen with the right skills to perform this work.  This is a huge step in the right direction."    Another new member Dianna Cordova with Enterprise Bank added, "I love tours like these!  You get to see firsthand how the equipment in your facility is impacted by these critical technological advances."    

 

Maintenance and operations facility managers and engineers in New Mexico have complained for years that no local training is available for internet connected building controls. This is a critical infrastructural process which coordinates and directs all essential building functions including heating and air conditioning, ventilation, boilers, fire protection, security and observation, lighting, electric power, plumbing and water monitoring, and even elevators.  Thanks to the educational partnership forged by the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College, that lack of specific educational opportunity is about to change.

FMANM treasurer Dave Jensen has logged 40 plus years in the HVAC industry. He works for Epic Controls in Albuquerque which provides commercial integrated control systems and maintenance in an effort to maximize energy efficiency. In addition, Dave has taught at CNM for 12 years and is passionate about providing quality education. In a "first of its kind" partnership with the college, details were finalized late January this year, and installation to modernize and upgrade the building controls laboratory at CNM began early April. Dave is uniquely positioned in the partnership, being deeply invested both as the appointed dealer, as the college instructor teaching the HVAC course, and as the treasurer for FMANM which provided funding assistance to install the project.

"There's a high demand for technicians but few companies that step up to help," says Dave. He's thrilled that Reliable Controls—a manufacturer of direct digital control equipment--did.  Reliable Controls donated the hardware and software, and Epic Controls will perform the installation and subsequent maintenance.

Where does FMANM fit into the scenario?  Thanks to the support of our member companies, this organization can point directly to a project we helped fund which will provide an up-to-date working lab for teaching CNM students digital operations systems and trouble shooting.  Stay tuned for an upcoming date for an on-site tour of the installation as the return to post-pandemic normalcy evolves.  

 

September Newsletter

Golf Tournament

Next Meeting

RRPS Tour

CNM Tour

Executive Director Column

Reggie’s Rant

Upcoming Events Calendar

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Board of Directors

President
Patrick Dyer
General Services Director
Presbyterian Medical Services
505-820-3471
patrick.dyer@pmsnm.org

Vice President
John Dufay
Executive Director, Maintenance & Operations,
Albuquerque Public Schools
505-765-5950
dufay@aps.edu

Treasurers

Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company
505-252-2707
lori@nationalroofing.com

Dave Jensen
ABC and CNM
505-239-5721
dave52djj@aol.com

Secretary
Reggie Roberson
Division Manager
Eaton Sales & Service LLC.
Office 505- 345-4577
reggier@eatonmetal.com

 

Directors

Deborah Chavez
Mooring Construction and Restoration
505-573-8390
dchavez@mooringusa.com

Leslie Yardman
AVP, Facilities Manager
Bank of Albuquerque
505-855-0810
lyardman@bokf.com

Jessica Leyva
Account Manager
Honeywell Building Solutions
New Mexico and West Texas
505-263-6085
jessica.leyva@honeywell.com

Auri Vigil
Marketing Manager
RoofCare
Office 505-252-0375
auri@roofcare.us

Diana Cordova, CFM, SFP
Property Manager
Enterprise Bank & Trust.
Mobile 505-238-7334
djcordova@enterprisebank.com


Executive Director
Carolee Griffin
505-377-5309
carolee@fmanm.com