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Get to know IPF: Ken Londos

“I love that fact that I’m able to support the employees that make this campus run,” Londos said. “I know that by putting in my best effort and doing a good job, I’m contributing to the success of current and future Spartans.”

Facilities Focus - September 2019 - Volume 5

Volume five of the Facilities Focus e-newsletter

Streamlining processes cuts construction planning time

The MSU Board of Trustees recently revised the university's Capital Project Planning and Approval Policy. The revision, initiated by Infrastructure Planning and Facilities’ Planning, Design and Construction department staff increases the threshold for Board of Trustees’ approval of construction projects from $1 million to $5 million and effectively shortens the planning time for many projects. 

Get to know your IPF crews: Steam, Distribution and Outside Weld

This 20-man team, headed by supervisor Sam Fortino, is composed of three individual crews with almost 400 years of combined experience.

“What is…a way to make training fun?”…You are correct! 

Throughout childhood, IPF Human Resources administrator Michelle Rutkowski regularly tuned into the televised Jeopardy gameshow, often playing it at home with friends and family. In fact, 25 years ago her dad was a contestant on the TV show. These fond memories were the seed that grew into the creation of the new training tool. 

Electrical commodity contracts result in powerful savings

Last summer, IPF Materials and Logistics, working in close collaboration with University Services – Purchasing, established the first commodity purchasing contracts in IPF history. To date, these contracts have saved the university over $26,000; and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Get to know IPF: Anita Eberhard

In her 25-year career at IPF, Building Services administrative assistant Anita Eberhard has experienced a lot of change;, but one thing that hasn’t changed is her positive attitude

Spartan "Warriors" fight to reduce waste

Let’s face it, MSU is all about being green. From our beloved school colors to the beautiful landscape of campus, it’s our color. But there are some Spartans who take being green to the next level, the Waste Warriors.

Turbine refurbin' keeps energy surgin'

Every year, Power and Water staff members perform an overhaul of one of the five steam turbine/generators at the T.B. Simon Power Plant. This preventative maintenance work is crucial to ensuring the university, its students, staff and research activities are supplied with reliable electric service.

Facilities Focus - August 2019 - Volume 4

Volume four of the Facilities Focus e-newsletter