Welcome to AFE Twin Cities Chapter 13
The Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) is the premier organization for facilities engineers and operations professionals. We provide our members with the resources they need to achieve career success by uniting a large community of like-minded professionals who desire to learn and share the most efficient methods for operating and maintaining complex building and facility systems. And we help our members grow professionally through nationally accredited certification programs, local & national networking, continuing education events, primary and secondary level student activities & scholarship programs, and other resources for career advancement. Twin Cities Chapter 13 represents Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Western Wisconsin. Click here to learn more about the benefits of Membership. Click here to Join!
Please join us on Monday, July 16th, 2018 for the 30th AFE Lucky 13 Golf Tournament. It will be a wonderful day of golfing, visiting with facility friends and colleagues while raising funds for Facility Engineering Scholarships. The day begins with 10:30am registration; lunch at 11am; followed by a 12:30pm shotgun team scramble at beautiful and challenging Oak Glen Golf Club in Stillwater. After golf, folks will gather in the Royal Oak Room for the Tournament Dinner & Awards Banquet. Complete details and registration and registration are located at Lucky 13 Golf Tournament Website.
May Social at Lakes & Legends Brewing
May 22nd 5pm at Lakes and Legends Brewing Company A chance for AFE members and vendor members to share a drink, share a laugh, and share stories. A fun networking opportunity in a comfortable home-away-from-home environment, try new beers and food, and enjoy colleagues over community tables, in "the yard" or even over a game of hammerschlagen. Raise a glass and cheers to the beer of the North! Celebrate tasty food from around the world...crammed into a tortilla from Flagsmash - And don't forget to bring a mate! The more the merrier! Click here for complete details and registration. See you there!
Members Event at Horwitz New Facility!
This event has been rescheduled for October 22nd. Please mark your calendars. Full details and registration will be posted later this summer. Thank you.
Medtronic Job Opportunity
Medtronic has an opening for a Plant Maintenance Mechanic at their Fridley, MN campus. If interested or know of anyone who may be interested, please click on the link below. Thanks.
Community Involvement: AFE Gets an Up Close Look at Minnesota's Future City Competition
Future City is a nationwide project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. The Future City Competition engages more than 40,000 middle school students each year throughout the United States and abroad. Students repeatedly report that the program increases their motivation and excitement about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
On Saturday, January 20th, 2018 the AFE, represented by President Jesse Weber, was fortunate enough to get a front row seat to the Minnesota Future City Competition. Jesse was asked to reward the Best Industrial and Commercial Layout as a Special Award Judge. Along with judging the competition, the AFE was also asked to submit their top 5 cities. (results listed below)
1. Lanikai City
4. Irreplaceable City
5. Tomorrow Special
“It was an exciting opportunity to see the bright ideas of creative 7th and 8th graders, and the amount of time and dedication they put into engineering the cities of the future. Thank you to Colleen Feller and The Future City Organization for hosting this event!”
~ Jesse Weber
In summary, the AFE is very grateful to have had the opporuntity to be apart of this amazing organization and at the event we also donated $500.00 in support.
You can learn more about Future City here: Future City (Minnesota)
We are very excited to announce that AFE Twin Cities Chapter 13 is transitioning to a web based Vendor Member Directory. The new directory replaces our 100 page paper based directory, which had been published for about 60 years. It was a good tool for listing Twin Cities Chapter 13 Vendor Members and Chapter 13 organizational information. However it was difficult to take with you and time consuming to look up Facility Suppliers. The new Vendor Member Directory will provide an excellent resource to quickly find Facility Suppliers that support AFE Twin Cities Chapter 13. Vendor Member listings will include a complete list of capabilities, contact information, photos, videos, and social media links. Additionally, Vendor Members can track browse and click information to better understand visitor effectiveness. The new site also automates annual membership renewals. Please click on the link below for complete details and enrollment options. If you have any questions or want more information, please contact us at email@example.com.