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.
17th Vendor Fair & Awards Banquet Recap
The 17th Vendor Fair & Awards Banquet was held on November 14, 2016 at Jax Cafe'. A total of 110 Facility Professionals, Family, and Friends atteended the gathering in what has become the hallmark event of the year at AFE Twin Cities Chapter 13. Our terrific Vendor Members set up exhibits displaying the latest facility technologies, products, and services available today. Members made their rounds and visited with exhibitors about how to manage their facilities more effectively.
Following the exhibits, a wonderful dinner was served with Filet Mignon, fresh Broiled Canadian Walleye Pike, and flame Grilled Chicken Tortellini a Chef's sauce. During dinner, we recognized members and sponsors for their exceptional contributions during 2016. This ceremony has become an honored tradition and affords recipients to be recognized with their peers and a chance to share their reflections of the facilities industry. Several members took a few minutes to remember one of our long time members Jack Ross, PE who passed away in September 2016. Lastly, we concluded the evening with the official Installation of Officers.
A special thank you goes out to Daniel Rotty, CPMM with Medtronic for his meaningful contributions to the organization. During his six years of service, AFE Twin Cities Chapter 13 successfully transitioned nearly all of its operations and communications to web based platforms. Dan's foresight and implementation efforts will improve the chapter's opportunities for many years to come.
Also a very warm thank you goes out to our Vendor Members. They did an excellent job of demonstrating the latest facility products and services for our members to benefit from. A task made more difficult by having to lug their exhibits up the long and steep set of stairs to the second floor. Your hard work is very much appreciated. Our plant managers greatly benefit from the immersion of facility based goods. And a warm smile and handshake is a very worthwhile way to show gratitudes. Listed below are all of the terrific Vendor Members who and 2016 Award Winners who participated at this years' Vendor Fair & Awards Banquet.
ASSA ABLOYBelimo AmericasCulligan Water ConditioningEnvirobateFiltration Systems, Inc.Hallberg Engineering, Inc.Harris Mechanical ServiceHorizon Roofing, Inc.Horwitz, Inc.INSPECJohn A. Dalsin & Son, Inc.Johnson ControlsK.R. Kline & Associates, Inc.Larson EngineeringLegacy Services CorporationLow Voltage Contractors, Inc.Master Electric Co., Inc.MAVO SystemsMichaud Cooley EricksonMidwest Mechanical SolutionsMulcahy Company, Inc.Nyco Inc.RM CottonRoof Spec, Inc.SchwickertsSVLTMI Coatings, Inc.University of Wisconsin - StoutZiegler Power SystemsSponsoring Company of the Year: Mulcahy CompaniesMember of the Year: Howard BernyMonthly Meeting Award
February 15 Culligan/Minnetonka
Jay McNabb, Jim Ruckheim, and Mark DeleboFacility Tour & Technical Water and Chemical Presentation March 23 INSPEC Fred King, Cliff Buhman, and Mike RemingtonInspec’s 10th Annual Half-Day Seminar “Building Envelope Design for Colder Climates”April 18 Parallel Technologies
Mark Bonde and Madison OlsonPhysical Security Technology for Building Threats September 19 Mulcahy Company
Paul Frank, Mike Comstock, Rob Grady, Joe Mozeika, and Jim BurnsFacility Tour & Boiler/Condenser PresentationJuly 18 Lucky 13 Golf Tournament CommitteeMike Remington - ChairDan Rotty – Board LiaisonKaren NordenstromJulie LiefermanDana KrakowskiJoe Ryan - Registrar