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Congratulations, Faculty and Staff.  We salute you and your creativity, your endurance, your sense of humor, and your ability to just plain get it done.  And we hope you’re all going to blow off a little steam this weekend.  You have...
Stadium Heights Drive will be closed until May 20ish.  Flaggers will help you detour. It’s been a while since your ole buddies in Facilities have “piped up.”  We’re still here.  And since you’re not here, we’re stealing this chance to...
David Barnhill, Facilities Operations Lock Shop
If you've ever met David Barnhill while he's installing or changing locks on campus, then you've seen his broad smile.  He's a person who is constantly in motion, whether on the job site or back in the shop, but he will always pause to answer a...

Strategic Energy Plan

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 3:23pm
Facilities Operations is deeply involved in fulfilling the University’s sustainability mission, including by working to reduce energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and water usage. Patrick Richardson, Energy Analyst for Facilities...

SNOW REMOVAL ON CAMPUS - CLICK FOR DETAILS

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 12:58pm
Happy Winter, Mountaineers! Now's the time to break out the insulated gloves, boots and yak tracks, throw your scraper and an extra shovel in your car and get ready to enjoy all the challenges and the benefits of living in the High Country. Best...
Our new Georgia Pacific paper towel dispensers are saving trees because they don't leave any residual, wasted paper on the rolls. But they do have one unfortunate quirk that may leave you dripping with frustration.  Here's a trick to receiving...
Nothing's more frustrating than reaching for a paper towel and finding the dispenser empty.  That drippy, customer-frustration is what every custodian strives to prevent, so Appalachian State University's Environmental Services staff were...

Nathan Perry Is Saving Our Streams

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4:58pm
And when we say Nathan Perry is saving streams, we mean trout streams AND revenue streams.   Prior to 2015 Motor Pool purchased 5w30 full synthetic motor oil by the case.  It was delivered on giant shrink wrapped pallets that cluttered up...

Motor Fleet Tracks Vehicles to Improve Safety

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:48am
Motor Fleet is taking a lesson from private industry by installing tracking devices in automobiles to help improve driver behavior.  Many insurance companies use vehicle monitoring to reward safe drivers.   Tracking devices will alert...
Compost Collection Carts
REI, the student-led "Renewable Energy Initiative" group at Appalachian State University donated $7,150 toward the purchase of two hydraulically-equipped, waste-collection carts.  The carts will make it possible for the Physical Plant to...

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