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Get to know IPF: Stacy Nurenberg

Stacy Nurenberg’s connection to IPF has been a long and rewarding one. From an early 1990s “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” when a young farm girl learned firsthand what her dad’s job at the MSU Physical Plant was all about, through four years as a student employee while earning her Engineering degree, up to present day where Nurenberg has received the IPF Employee of the Quarter Award.

IPF student employee carries a surplus of responsibilities

It’s the day of the Shop Everything MSU event at the MSU Surplus Store, and the event coordinator is moving across the sales floor faster than a discounted iMac. She’s darting from vendor to vendor making sure everyone has what they need, maintaining communication with dozens of store staff to ensure that the event runs as smoothly as possible.

Facilities Focus - December 2019 - Volume 8

Volume eight of the Facilities Focus e-newsletter

Get to know your IPF crews: Stockroom

What do you get when you combine a hardware store, a car buyer, personal shoppers and a rent-all store? You get the IPF Materials and Logistics Stockroom. Its staff handles everything from van purchasing to jackhammer loans, with a whole lot in between.

IPF helps Engineering students gain real-world experience

Imagine a fleet of robots, mowing their way across acres of campus fields, freeing up skilled staff so they may tackle the hundreds of other essential landscaping duties that keep our campus looking beautiful.

From cutting grass to “cutting-edge” 

IPF Landscape Services manager Matt Bailey and his staff are employing new green industry technologies that have the potential to save money and more efficiently deploy staffing, all while continuing to keep the campus landscape beautiful and safe.

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.