At Age 93, AFE Member Retires--But Still Not Out of Steam
For the past 40 years, Williard Moore, 93, has cleaned, greased and kept equipment operating at the Denton FarmPark in Denton, North Carolina. For 33 of those years, he operated the 22-ton 1916 Erie Steam Shovel at the Threshers Reunion.
Willard retired from his position at Denton Farm Park last week, claiming Mother Nature and Father Time urged him to turn the controls over to someone else. But retirement isn't likely to take the steam out of Williard's passion for machinery. Read more...
Registration Exceeds Expectations For Facilities America Conference in Las Vegas
AFE has announced that registration for the Facilities America Conference, to be co-located with the Facility Decisions Conference & Expo, is far ahead of expectations. The event will be held October 5-6, 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Attendees at the free event will enjoy a choice of 70 education sessions, a facility tour of the Las Vegas Hilton, and an invitation to the AFE Awards Ceremony. Read more...
Facilities Professionals: Employers are Looking for You!
Whether you are a jobseeker looking for a position in a facilities-related field, or an employer looking to fill a position, the AFE Career Center can help. Read more...
Have a Facilities Maintenance or Operations Question?
If you have a question related to facilities maintenance or operations, the discussion section of AFE's new LinkedIn group site is the place to go. All facilities professionals--not just AFE members--can go there to post or give replies to questions, such as: What are the best CFL light bulbs? What mechanical contractor would you recommend? What are the most energy efficient HVAC systems? For more information, please click here.
AFE Certification Price Freeze Extended to August 1
New certification and renewals surged in June after an announcement that prices would go up at the end of the month. But due to the popularity of the freeze, AFE has extended it freeze through August 1, 2010, giving facilities professionals one last opportunity to take advantage of the lower prices. "It is becoming more important than ever for facilities professionals to keep up with the today's more complex building technology by becoming AFE Certified," said Wayne Carley, PhD, Director of Professional Development for AFE. "The price freeze will make it a little easier for them to take advantage of our Certification programs." For more information, please click here.