Golf is back!
No more restrictions!
Facility Manager Association of New Mexico
Friday, October 7th, 2022
Isleta Eagle Golf Course
Golf includes: greens fees, cart and lunch. Best deal in town: $175.00 per player. Form your own team (preferred) or ask us.
7am registration and range balls; 8am shotgun start; best-ball format. Championship trophy and door prizes awarded at buffet lunch following the tournament.
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.
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.
Presintation will be posted here shortly.
Executive Director Column
We Want YOU!
Join the FMANM Team Now
The mission of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico is to raise money to further endow our functional scholarships at the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College. The secondary mission is to HAVE FUN while doing this and to provide an enjoyable forum for facility managers and their esteemed suppliers of critical infrastructural services and products to network and get to know their peers. Together we work for the important goal of helping educate the next class of technical students who often go on to become the facility managers of the future.
The Board of Directors is always looking for new recruits who would like to join us on this mission. Your commitment is about two hours a month—one for the monthly board meeting and one to sit in on the monthly general membership meeting or event if your time permits. This is a great way to give back to your community and makes a great line on your resume too.
Interested? Contact Carolee at 505-377-5309 and I can provide more details.
Thank you to all those who came out to support our second annual Top Golf tournament! The event was a HUGE success! We are looking forward to our upcoming golf tournament in October. We are actively seeking members to join the association. We have some exciting upcoming events for June, July, and August and would like to see our members in attendance. We are always open for suggestions and recommendations so please feel free to share them with me at any time. Again, thank you for your continued support!
General Services Director
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!
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
SPONSOR A 4 PACK OF BACKPACKS
SPONSOR A SINGLE BACKPACK
For more information about this event please contact the Backpack Give Away lead Jessica Leyva at Jessica.Leyva@honeywell.com.
Welcome Reggie Roberson to FMA’s Board of Directors
Eaton Sales and Service’s Division Manager Reggie Roberson was unanimously voted onto the Board of Directors for the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico at the General Membership Meeting in November.
Reggie started his career in Rockford IL managing one gas station at 19 years old. At 23 he was promoted to a district manager’s role, responsible for more than 25 gas stations and convenience stores. After being “laid off” at 30 (due to lack of a college degree), Reggie started his own enterprise, a petroleum service company which recognized that companies he had hired in the past had performed poorly and that he could fill that niche. Starting with two partners, Precision Petroleum Inc. was formed: no customers, just a vision. PPI eventually bought a petroleum construction company and started building new gas stations as well as performing service. The company was gained $8 million annual revenues and was sold. Reggie worked for the buyer for three years before moving on. In his own words: “Bored, I bought a bar and was the worst bar owner in the world.” He then started a health insurance company among other ventures. Reggie decided to get back into the petroleum services industry he loved but due to a non-compete agreement in the Illinois/Wisconsin market, he headed west. After a brief stint in Salt Lake City, UT, he found Eaton Sales & Service LLC in Albuquerque and has been here almost 9 years with the company.
Reggie has one daughter, Brittany, who lives in in Rockford, Il, and a grandson, Carter. Carter has recently become a shareholder in the Green Bay Packers! Welcome our new entrepreneurial businessman who will help guide the continued success of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico.
Lively “End-of-Year Meeting” and Social Hour
November 18th at Tomasita’s
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.
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