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.

Leadership Assessment Tool helps build IPF's future

In 2016, the Executive Leadership Team identified succession planning an essential long-term strategy for IPF. With large numbers of employees nearing retirement eligibility, planning for future leadership development is critical. However, there were very few clearly identified paths for career development available.

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

Get to know IPF: Justin Mullins

Lights on…lights off, heat on…heat off, air on…air off; it’s the rhythm of the campus. Justin Mullins knows how to keep the beat and adjust the tempo to ensure efficient building operations.

Helping others help others

IPF is a massive and complex beast; being a greenhorn here can be intimidating. Enter the Buddy Program.

IPF receives funding to restore Red Cedar riverbanks

A living lab and place of relaxation to students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities, the Red Cedar River runs for three miles through campus and its beauty is easily seen by all passersby. But less obvious is how threatened the river is by erosion, something that IPF is working to change.