IPF carpenters turn old desks into big savings

Through the ingenuity of IPF carpenters, and the generosity of the Surplus Store, the university realized a savings of over $25,000 from the salvage of old desk components.

Safety’s no “bull” at the MSU Safety Rodeo

Almost 140 attendees enjoyed demonstrations of various safety equipment, displays by several vendors of safety gear and educational sessions regarding personal and occupational safety.

Get to know IPF: Trhile Brown

As a coach both on and off the field, Trhile Brown knows what it’s like to be an effective leader.

IPF helps MSU host another successful Odyssey of the Mind

Over 900 teams flooded the campus to participate, which required advance preparation and maintenance work from various IPF departments. The event brought about 16,000 people to East Lansing, with 8,000 staying on campus.

Facilities Focus - July 2019 - Volume 3

Volume three of the Facilities Focus e-newsletter

Red Cedar River Clean-up July 13

The grass is growin'...and Mow-bot's mowin'

This is the first summer that Landscape Services is testing their autonomous lawn-mowing robot. So far, Munn, Cherry Lane, Veterinary Medicine, Spartan Village and I.M. Sports – East fields have all been cut using this new technology.

PDC helps staff chart out their futures

Over the last year, PDC staff have collaborated on the creation of an eye-catching wall graphic that promotes career development in each of the department’s unique disciplines.

Send in the drones!

Staff at the T.B. Simon Power Plant have been employing drone technology to visually inspect the inside of the seven-story-tall boilers, a job that normally requires many staff hours and extensive scaffolding deployment.

Get to know IPF: Eric Doolittle

Doolittle, an 11-year veteran in Maintenance and Repair, is called all over campus as part of his job. His skills and craftsmanship ensure that university assets are maintained in good working condition.