Community note of thanks to Facilities Management first responders

Dear UMaine and UMaine Machias communities,

University of Maine Facilities Management (FM) teams were exceptionally busy last weekend as they addressed a number of issues related to the subzero temperatures in the state.

Beginning Friday afternoon, FM first responders led emergency repairs, primarily to remedy water pipes that froze due to the extreme cold. More than two dozen emergency work orders were issued this past weekend, with a similar number logged early this week as more UMaine community members returned to offices, labs and classes on campus. Two weather-related facilities emergencies were addressed at the University of Maine at Machias.

Weather-related repairs are prioritized and will be ongoing this week. The university communities are asked to be patient when submitting non-emergency FM work orders in the coming days.

The university is grateful for the dedicated, talented FM team members who maintain our work, learning and living environments on campus year-round. This past weekend and this week, we extend a special note of gratitude to the HVAC and Plumbing shops that were called on numerous times.

Thank you.

Joan Ferrini-Mundy