2011 Suppliers Showcase is
Scheduled for October 21, 2011

     Make plans today to attend or exhibit at the 2011 Suppliers Showcase scheduled for Friday, October 21st, 2011, from noon to 4 pm, at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Ball Room “A” in the West Complex.   Here is an opportunity for one-stop-shopping where facility professionals will see the latest and greatest in services and products which enable them to make informed choices towards running their buildings more efficiently.2008 suppliers show
four pre-eminent organizations for facility managers, owners, and engineers will sponsor this event: Facility Manager Association of New Mexico (FMANM, the New Mexico Society for Healthcare Engineering (NMSHE), the International Facility Managers Association (IFMA)and, new this year, the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

Here are the details:

Facility Personnel:  Attend the show with a pocket full of business cards. Your business card is your admission ticket.  Each exhibitor will contribute a door prize worth at least $50.00.  Only facility management and their direct reports are eligible to win.
Walk in and win! Free food and soft drinks as well as a cash bar (and suppliers with drink tickets) complete the experience.

Exhibitors:  Your cost for an 8’x10’ display space is $250.00 ($350 for suppliers who are not members of FMANM, IFMA, IREM, or NMSHE), plus a $50.00 gift certificate.  Electricity is available and contracted through the Albuquerque Convention Center/ SMG Management.  You may purchase more than one display space and the exhibit hall is open from 7 am until midnight the day of the event.  You may bring two “workers” per booth purchased. 
Website registration for your space and reservations for electrical service is available by logging onto the www.fmanm.com website and clicking on the 2011 Suppliers Showcase tab.
Exhibitors MUST register for their space by Monday, October 3rd, 2011.   Supplier event sponsorships are available; contact carolee@fmanm.com for details.

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Too Much Stuff?
Learn How to Manage It
At September's Seminar


The modern day workspace faces many unique challenges. Smart storage solutions can help address and overcome many of these challenges.

What do you know about modern storage solutions typically used in work environments within the commercial, industrial and business/office markets?  In each environment of these environments, storage solutions are unique they relate to: aesthetics, capacity, growth, security, and speed of access. In addition, storage solutions that address the overarching challenges of budget constraints and sustainable design must also be considered.

Plan now to attend an informative seminar at 7:15 am on Wednesday, September 21st, at Garduno's Uptown to hear industry experts fromThe Improve Group help you become familiar with modern storage solutions where you will also obtain a clear understanding of the LEED certification categories where storage has contributions.

You must RSVP to be included in the informational meeting complete with a breakfast buffet.
Email carolee@fmanm.com (preferred) or call 505-377-5309 to be included before the Monday, September 19th deadline.  Inprove group




Office Moving Challenges and Solutions
Exposed at August Seminar

Moving Solutions is an industry leader providing "turnkey" services for customers who desire a single-face solution covering multiple relocation-oriented tasks. Because moving often requires teaming and contractor/subcontractor relationships between multiple vendors and the customer, choosing a one-stop provider can relieve the burden traditionally
placed on customers.

Wayne MossQuoting statisics from the International Facility Managers Association, "On average, two thirds of employees who are given the task of managing an office move either quit or get fired within six months of that office move," said Wayne Moss Moving Solution's Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Office and industrial moving is a complex task. Unique characteristics include very equipment intensive needs, distinct vehicle needs, customer impact considerations including downtime and disruption, and the fact that large numbers of people are affected. Both internal moves ("churn") and moving into new offices share similar challenges.

Chase Moss, Moving Solution's Project Manager and Sales Representative, laid out a typical scenario for a move for a full service project. "Considerations must be made for budget, restrictions, move timeline, and customer-assumed responsibilities. Moving will probably include artwork, files, and computers. Then you must relocate furniture and its contents, and re-install if necessary, plus store surplus items."

Facility managers were urged to choose a company with an installation division to install new furniture products in customer buildings, considering free standing as well as systems/modular furniture. Experience in moving and/or reconfiguring existing products and providing space planning for new offices is desirable.

Some suggestions for reducing move related stress? "Get the mover involved early in the move process. Make sure schedules are realistic, not just what you hope can be done. Engage end users early and often, and ask the moving company to do the same. Reserve specific move dates as early as possible," Wayne Moss added.

Next, what are the latest industry trends? "Green Moving is the buzz," said Chase Moss. "More emphasis on sustainable methods and materials which benefit both customers and vendors. Many traditional shortfalls have been met with new solutions, with emphasis on the old industry shortfall, cardboard waste."

"Cardboard is a classic industry material and is closely associated with movers. It is Used for its versatility, protection, familiarity, and ease of use. But the problem is: 1/3 of all landfills are made up of cardboard packaging materials. Movers are not the only cause, but can contribute a significant amount."

The industry solution? "E-Bins. They replace the standard cardboard box. Their more rigid material allow for larger size while maintaining integrity of container. No tape is required. The industry trend is to Work towards the ideal of a'boxless move'."

The advantages of using plastic E-bins include removing all heavy lifting requirements from the customer since they have their own specially designed dolly, thus reducing risk of injury. The more rigid plastic provides better protection of customer's items. Less elevator and truck loads makes for a faster, more efficient, and less expensive move, while also cutting down on negative environmental effects.

The Mosses also explored other industry shortfalls and solutions including challenges associated with diesel moving trucks and and explained why utilizing crew cab straight trucks may be a better option. "Instead of tractor trailers (except in a long distance move), the smaller trucks are able to transport up to 5 crew members (less vehicles required), they are easier to maneuver, and reduce total missions."

Another industry shortfall is the choice of protective materials for electronic equipment. Traditionally,
bubble wrap is used to protect computer screens. Bubble wrap can be expensive and is often it is thrown away after one use and it becomes less protective after several uses. Moving Solutions has developed "Monitor Mittens" which replace bubble wrap for the protection of computer screens.

"By utilizing environmentally friendly materials and methods, relocation practices can contribute towards LEED points for the ongoing operation and maintenance of existing buildings. Energy costs money, therefore energy savings usually equate to cost savings. Reusable items are often more cost effective in the long run. The use of green methods and materials can result in real cost savings. By integrating more and more reusable materials into the move processes, moves can become more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and more cost effective, " Wayne Moss said in closing.

Moving Solutions


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

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Even in the toughest of economic times, 126 golfers showed their support for the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico in its effort to raise money for scholarships at Central New Mexico Community College by golfing first under overcast skies and finishing in 90 degree heat at the beautiful Isleta Eagle at Hard Rock Championship Golf Course on July 29th, 2011.

Their personal reward for their participation was a great day of camaraderie, spirited competition, food and beverages, and avalanches of door prizes walking out the door with players and the 20+ golf-helpers alike.

Spirit and loyalty from the new organization’s members and constituents was the deciding factor for success. Distinct contributions, both large and small, from countless companies and outstanding individuals personalized the gathering.

Most companies fielded a team or multiple teams of golfers as they competed in the Championship Division to win an esteemed travelling gold trophy.  But the golfers in the ABCD Scramble Division enjoyed the outing too. Travers Mechanical had an amazing four 4-man teams on the course.
Three 10-foot tables loaded with valuable door prizes cheered up even the worst golfers as the spoils were handed out during the post-golf buffet. Power tools, hand tools, golf gear, tickets to special events and concerts, and restaurant gift certificates were among the many items donated by the supporters of FMANM. No one left empty-handed.

First-timer Tom Cannon with Overhead Door quipped:  “WOW! Friendly folks, beautiful greens, delicious food and drinks and door prizes for all…….great event!”




Photos By Art Singer

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golfSpecial thanks to Travers Mechanical Services, LLC for sponsoring the entire event at the Platinum Level ($1,500.00) and for fielding four entire teams of golfers.  Travers Mechanical Services, LLC has positioned itself as one of the core HVAC service suppliers and installers for a multitude of companies in New Mexico.  Their support of the event aids the FMANM organization in building scholarship money at Central New Mexico Community College for students entering into the much-needed building controls, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing and heating trades.  Money from the golf tournament supports this greater good and goal of the educational organization.

    Gold Level sponsors ($1,000.00) include Ace AsphaltWestern States Fire Protection and Contreras ConstructionMoving in at the Silver Level ($500.00) is All-American Moving Services and Records Storage.  Rounding out the team of heavy hitters is the tournament's Hole-In-One contest sponsor, Kone Elevators and Escalators.

Whole hole ($350.00) sponsors include Advantage Security, Hannah Plumbing & Heating, Klinger Constructors LLC, Service Master Performance, Armour Pavement, Insight Construction, Sealant Specialists, ABM Janitorial Services.


Door Prize List:

ABM Janitorial          
Ace Asphalt   
Alvarado Management
Armour Pavement
Baptist Convention of New Mexico
Black Mesa Coffee    
Bob's Painting
Chaparral Materials
Commercial Property Maintenance
Conveyors Equipment         
Crenshaw Consultants         
Eddy Mindlin Flooring
Essential Safety Products
Gary Stevens LLC
General Mills 
Goodman Manufacturing    
Greer Enterprises    
Heel USA
Johnson Controls     
Johnstone Supply
Klinger Constructors
Kone Elevator and Escalator
La Vida Vista 

Matheson TriGas      
Mesa Equipment      
Molzen Corbin          
National Roofing      
NUSENDA Credit Union 
REMAX Masters        
Route 66 Casino       
Sandia Resort and Casino   
Service Master Performance          
Sprint PCS     
Staffing Solutions/Resource MFG
Stone Face Tavern
Sunland Asphalt       
The Improve Group
The Johnston Company       
Thunderbird Harley Davidson       
Thyssen Krupp Elevator     
Travers Mechanical
Upland Corporation
US Army Corp of Engineers
Voss Lighting
Western States Fire Protection      
Windsor Door

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Carolee Griffin


Plan the 2012 FMANM Programs
September 14th at the Albuquerque Sunport

     Facility Managers: Are you seeking specific information on solar technologies, energy management, or some other operations and maintenance service?
Suppliers:  Would like the stage to get your product or service in front of New Mexico's facility managers? 
We invite you to attend the FMANM Program Planning meeting from one to four pm on September 14th, 2011 in the Sandia Vista Room at the Albuquerque Sunport.  Come for ten minutes, or stay the course.  Decide now what you would like to hear about, or what product or service you would like to have considered.  (Suppliers: have 10 minutes of your best informational material ready to present.)
Can't make the meeting in person?  Detailed emailed submissions are also considered.  Your ideas will count.  Make them known.
Your MUST rsvp to attend and cut-off to register is Friday, September 9, 2011.  Contact Carolee at carolee@fmanm.com or call 505-377-5309 to be included.


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