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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Storage Wars: Winning Strategies 
Studied at September Symposium 


                            The Improve Group, a company whose expertise is helping businesses to navigate modern storage solutions, took center stage in September at the monthly meeting of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico.   Matt Proctor, a storage and access expert, reviewed storage solutions available for specific work environments and addressed different industry challenges for unique storage applications.  He helped the information-seeking audience discover how modernized storage systems can help address budget and sustainable design challenges, and reviewed architectural planning “tricks of the trade” for the group.
“Modern storage applications can help us free valuable space for something else.  Easy access to stored materials saves money, and can improve LEED certification.  It improves working conditions for employees,” he said.  

Each industry has specific challenges with diverse needs and changing challenges.  Citing the healthcare industry, modern storage applications free more time for direct patient care.  “With the aging ‘Baby Boomer’ population, this industry faces huge challenges.  To save valuable space, storage applications here can feature reconfigurable rail systems which improve and streamline operations.  In one application, supply availability on patient floors increased from 7,298 items to 11,896 items.  This minimized the time nurses spent searching for supplies.  Better patient care translates into better direct care and shorter hospitalization stays,” he said.

          Law enforcement agencies rely on protecting the chain of custody of evidence to effectively fulfill their mandated obligations.  “Pallet racking and open shelving protect long-term evidence and supplies.  The installation of modern locker components can allow for future reconfigurations.  This flexibility fortifies evidence handling throughout the chain of custody.”
What about athletic organizations’ supplies storage needs?  “Cantilever or case-type shelving can be configured to fit any athletic program,” Proctor continued.

        Next, Proctor explored the nuances of the academic community as relating to their storage needs.  “Technology has altered information formats and student expectations.  Work spaces must be considered as well as the implementation of cantilever or case-type shelving.”
Museums obviously face their own unique challenges.  Cabinets, hanging racks, pallet racking and open shelving solutions are evolving.  The challenges here?  “Collections continue to grow and museums prefer not to weed collections.  Preservation techniques are advancing. Storage applications must be designed to protect collections, maximize space, and accommodate growth.”
Warehousing storage trends leverage vertical lifts and mezzanines.  Here the challenges include increasing numbers of SKUs while necessarily reducing costs.  Storage applications must consider time savings and improvements in efficiency.

Office storage trends include the move towards improved vertical and lateral files, and rotary (lazy-Susan type) cabinets.  This industry sector faces the challenges of utilizing fewer people and less space to work in while demanding more productivity and collaboration.  “Smaller footprints and more open space demands small, innovative storage solutions,” he said.

      The trend in this storage application is towards high-density mobile storage which creates more space for collaboration and hoteling.  “What the heck is high-density mobile? You can store anything! Store specimens, store tapes, store files, store guns.  It saves significant space but allows for twice the storage on the same footprint, and helps to centralize materials.”
Proctor advised the facility managers to work with companies who know the “tricks of the trade” which include knowledge of access (ADA) issues, floor load, seismic considerations, fire protection, special lighting, and safety considerations.
In summary, Protor urged the audience to discover how storage can help address budget and sustainable design challenges, to learn to address today’s industry challenges through unique storage applications, and to explore storage solutions available for different work environments.


Inprove group


Carolee Griffin

2012 Programs Announced

      The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico is dedicated to providing information and resources to facility managers and engineers, helping them to efficiently operate and maintain their buildings.  We also raise funds for scholarships at UNM and CNM.  With these goals in mind, the Board of Directors, with guidance and input from the facility management community, is pleased to announce the schedule of programs for the 2012 year.

January 18th. 2012:  Fire Protection Systems: The Basics and The Trends
February 15th, 2012: Fire, Water, Smoke, Mold: Disaster Planning and Restoration
March 21st, 2012:  Flooring 101: New Products and Applications
April 18th, 2012:  Protect Your Facility: Security Doors and Windows
May 16th, 2012:  The Value Proposition of Proper Air Filtration
June 2012:  Isotopes Baseball
July 2012:  Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Tournament
August 15th, 2012:  How is the Economy Treating YOUR Business?
September 19th, 2012:  TBA
October 2012:  Annual Suppliers Showcase/FAB O&M Show
November 21st, 2012:  TBA
December 19th, 2012: TBA


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

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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.

golfFirst-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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