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Facilities Focus - November 2019 - Volume 7

Volume seven of the Facilities Focus e-newsletter

Get to know IPF: Alex Bolin

When Landscape Architecture student Alex Bolin joined IPF Landscape Services close to two years ago, he knew he’d be learning a lot from his fellow staff members, but he had no idea just how much insight he’d gain from one of his closest coworkers, a 1500-pound workaholic named Mow-bot.

Natural Science partnership magnifies IPF's importance to research

MSU’s latest state-of-the-art research equipment acquisition, the cryogenic electron microscope (cryo-EM) would not have been possible if not for the diligent work of Natural Science Senior Associate Dean David DeWitt, assistant professor Kristin Parent and various members of Team IPF.

IPF provides a strong footing for student rowing club

In the wee hours of Oct. 11, as the MSU Men’s Crew Club rowing team practiced in the Grand River under the watchful eye of the triple smokestacks of the downtown power station, IPF Landscape Services crew members busily prepared to install new gravel walkways from the club’s boathouse to the dock.

Get to know your IPF crews: Set Up

Imagine an MSU without men’s basketball, football, wrestling or commencement. That’s what the university would be like without the IPF Set Up crew.  

Peddling life-saving ideas

Tim Potter saw a problem and wanted to be part of a solution. From 2013 to 2017, 3,958 cyclists died in the US alone; 98% of these the result of collisions with motor vehicles.

Get to know IPF: Carolyn Miller

For some, the phrase ‘tree hugger’ has derogatory connotations; Carolyn Miller wears it as a badge of honor.

New substation provides grounds for improved service

On Sept. 4, several dozen IPF Landscape Services staff members descended on the site of the former River Water Research Center to prepare it for use as a regional substation for snow removal, grounds maintenance and post-event trash collection. 

Innovative building delivery method saves business college $800,000

MSU IPF and its Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion construction partners used an innovative project planning and delivery method that not only helped the building open on schedule but also come in under budget.

Facilities Focus - October 2019 - Volume 6

Volume six of the Facilities Focus e-newsletter