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WMU named one of nation's best in facility management

March 3, 2011

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KALAMAZOO--The Facilities Management department at Western Michigan University has been selected as one of the nation's best facility management organizations for 2010.

The department received an FMXcellence award in a national competition for public and private facility management organizations that was judged by the editors of Building Operating Management.

The 2010 honorees will be recognized during the National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Exposition Tuesday through Thursday, March 15-17, in Baltimore. In addition, representatives from the award-winning organizations will make presentations at a special best practices summit during the conference and the organizations will be highlighted in an article in Building Operating Management.

The magazine created the FMXcellence Recognition Program to honor facilities management teams that embrace and respond to their organization's initiatives. It acknowledges that facilities management efforts in areas such as sustainability, construction and cost cutting play an important role in achieving organizational results.

This year's conference will open at 8 a.m. March 15 with the FMXcellence session. Peter Strazdas, WMU associate vice president for Facilities Management, will be presenting for the University during the session.

"The use of technology, staying ahead of the curve with best facility practices and sharing them with our peers has energized our team and provided WMU customers and taxpayers with good service and value," Strazdas says. "Our Facilities Management team will stay on this course as we continue on our journey to excellence."

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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