The next time you walk by a tree, and a dead branch does not come crashing down, knocking you off your feet, you can thank the College’s Facilities Services Maintenance and Operations.
Tammy Iffland, first cook in Atwater Dining Hall, is perhaps one of the happiest people I’ve ever met. “My job is fun,” she told me.[...]
Robert Stowe, Head Baker, will retire this spring after a long career in the basement kitchen of Proctor. “According to human resources, it’s 49 years.[...]
How do you make an ice rink out of nothing but a stretch of grass on a quad? As difficult as it might sound, every[...]
After just a few minutes aboard the white maintenance truck, Clinton Snyder, the landscape supervisor at the College, noticed that I had forgotten gloves.
For the heating and cooling team within Facilities Services, December through January is their Super Bowl. With huge swings in temperature, Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning[...]
It is 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night. The campus is illuminated by a full moon, and the faraway thumping bass of music can be heard[...]
13 miles of sidewalk. Over 300 acres. Even for a 14-year Landscape Services veteran like John Quelch, these numbers are daunting. Nevertheless, Quelch has an eye for detail.
Instead of the steady hum of steam and woodchips moving through pipes, on Monday, Oct. 14, the biomass plant was a hive of activity.
Wes Doner climbs into the driver’s seat of the truck and pulls on a pair of plastic gloves. “Are you guys ready?” he asks with a grin.
While some students claim to have filled out a work order, the work of the Facilities Services staff that keeps Middlebury running smoothly often happens[...]