The Maintenance Round

Maintenance Management Round-Up

The Maintenance Round-Up: a one-stop source for facility and maintenance news. This time we cover Energy Efficiency Rebates, Americans with Disabilities, CMMS: Maintenance Mobility

Earning Energy Efficiency Rebates: Tips for Facility Managers – FacilitiesNet

From FacilitiesNet comes some practical advice on obtaining energy efficiency rebates. Getting applications in on time is key, and this is one area where procrastination can be rather costly. As author Maryellen Lo Bosco notes, “On individual projects, rebates may cover 15 to 20 percent of capital costs.”

Hiring Americans with Disabilities in Facility Management Roles – Software Advice

Facility employers take note: Ashley Halligan says, if you’re on the lookout for Facility Managers, Americans with disabilities are an excellent and uniquely untapped workforce. The article quotes Vic Wursten, VP of Operations at PRIDE Industries, who makes a compelling case: “In reality, people with disabilities don’t cost more to employ, are proven to meet or exceed challenges, have lower turnover and relate well to customers and co-workers.”

Maximum CMMS: Maintenance Mobility – FacilitiesNet

Maintenance professionals often tout the advantages of a mobile CMMS solution, but this article really gets into specific applications of the technology, including readings, work orders, and inventory. It’s a good read if you’re considering the move to mobile.

Leaders Under 40: The Future is Now! – Plant Engineering

Does your plant employ a manufacturing leader under 40? It’s not too late to enter them into Plant Engineering’s 2012 Leaders Under 40 program. Click the link for complete instructions.

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