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IPF employees complete electrical safety training

More than 100 IPF employees completed the Electrical Safety Work Practices class in early December, allowing IPF employees to learn about arc flash and other electrical hazards while earning a certificate. John Nurenberg, manager of Maintenance Services – electrical, Andy Smith, compliance officer with Occupational Safety, and Mary Clark, supervisor with Safety, coordinated the training. 

Get to know IPF: Jeremy Palus

When a customer is too hot, too cold, hearing strange noises or is noticing odd smells, Jeremy Palus is oftentimes the first person to show up.

Landscape Services finds Project SEARCH

When Landscape Services manager Matt Bailey learned about an internship program that helped young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities prepare for the workplace, he didn’t hesitate to bring it to IPF.

Applications now accepted for the Mary Jane and Theodore B. Simon Endowed Scholarship

To qualify for the Mary Jane and Theodore B. Simon Endowed Scholarship Fund you must be a business or engineering major, have a 3.0 GPA or higher while being a full time student, have documented financial need (determined by the financial aid office), have a recommendation from a full time IPF employee where you work and you must be a student employee at IPF for over a year. These requirements must be met each semester for up to three years.

Committees within IPF

Infrastructure Planning and Facilities has many committees including the Diversity and Inclusion Committee as well as several subcommittees that focus on everything from customer experiences, IT strategy, organizational performance and workforce engagement.

Get to know IPF: Aubrey Hoermann

As service manager at MSU Bikes, Aubrey Hoermann’s job covers both bike maintenance and helping other mechanics troubleshoot repairs as necessary. Working with customers, answering questions and offering advice also make up a big part of his duties. 

Landscape Services plants hope for the holidays

The giving spirit was in full swing at IPF’s Landscape Services this year, with over $1,000 raised in a single week to support a local family in need.

Get to Know: Kelsey Oosterhoff

Kelsey Oosterhoff loves to travel and even bungee jump whenever she gets the opportunity. Oosterhoff, who has worked at MSU for six years with the last two at IPF as a facilities stewardship coordinator, also loves to help create the best outcomes for the university. 

CATA and MSU partner together to explore sustainability opportunities

Meridian Township, the cities of Lansing and East Lansing, CATA and MSU have joined together to explore the possibility of a bike-share system for the entire region.

Painting Department and Carpentry Shop go rustic, create beautiful furniture

The painting department and carpentry shop were faced with a new challenge this year when a customer acquired a rustic taste for office furniture. IPF employees accepted the challenge, resulting in unique, beautiful pieces of Spartan teamwork and creativity.