2005 OPFMA Annual Conference and Trade Show
31 & November 1
Columbus Marriott North
Ohio we're 3-4 years deep into one of the worst fiscal crises in memory.
As public facility maintenance administrators and employees know far too
well, reduced funding and staffing cuts haven't reduced expectations.
Everyone is expected to do more with less all the time.
If it weren't challenging enough to handle the basics - keep roofs from
leaking, HVAC systems humming along, restrooms clean, and so forth - now
you're expected to help prevent terrorist attacks, improve "indoor
environmental quality," and learn about dozens of new building systems
and products that might save money but could bust the budget if you're
That's where OPFMA and our 2005 Annual Conference and Trade Show will
help you. Whether you're working within a small school district, large
university, a mid-sized municipality, a non-profit, or any other public
facility maintenance department, and whether you're an administrator,
building operator, custodian or grounds keeper, the conference will help
you navigate the tough challenges - providing a path to the future.
As usual, the workshop sessions will be strong and will include many
topics we've never offered before. We will offer 6 sessions in 4 tracks
over two days - 24 in all to choose from. Tracks, titles and most of the
speakers are listed below. Session descriptions and speaker bios will
be available soon. Watch this page for additional updates.
Like last year, we also expect a strong collection of exhibitors on
Monday, Oct. 31. Exhibitors tell us that they come because attendees are "knowledgeable"
and "seriously interested in learning" about products and services
that can help them solve problems at their facilities. This year every
exhibitor will be given the opportunity to offer at least one 25 minute
table talk session during exhibition periods. Check this page periodically
for the updated list of registered exhibitors.
While the focus is certainly education, attendees will have time for
networking over good meals and during breaks in the wide concourses of
the Columbus Marriott North. Monday evening will feature a dinner/awards
banquet at the hotel. On Tuesday, following a business meeting over breakfast
and three more workshops, we'll wrap up with lunch and our annual raffle
with over twenty prizes!
may register by email, fax or regular mail:
PO Box 835
Cleveland, OH 44070
Fax: (440) 716-8519
Please call (440)
716-8518 or (866) 570-7880 (toll free). Sorry but we can’t
accept registrations over the phone.
Early and by Email for Special Gifts and Raffle Entry
will give the first 100 people who register before September 16 a special
gift. Also, if you register by September 16 you will be eligible for a special
drawing at the conference open only to early registrants. Plus all of
those who register by email will be entered in another special drawing
for email registrants only. We’ll send special vouchers that qualified
people may redeem for the gift and raffle tickets at the conference.
Note: Please don’t wait for your purchase order. Register today
then send the PO number when you receive it. This will ensure that your
registration arrives in time.
Deadlines (for registration forms and P0s or checks):
Deadline – September 26 (includes thank you gift)
Final Deadline – October
(Institutional Members Only Eligible for Multiple Attendee
Fee: $250 each
Non-Member: $295 each (includes 2003 individual member dues)
3-4 Attendees from Same Facility: $225 each
5-9 Attendees from Same Facility: $215 each
10+ Attendees from Same Facility: $200 each
your facility is an institutional member in good standing, you may send
multiple people at these discounted rates. Call the OPFMA office at (614)
262-8620 if you have any questions.
We're pleased to be at Columbus Marriott North – our gracious host of
last year Conference. We've negotiated a block of rooms at a conference
rate of only $92/night plus applicable taxes. Available rooms at
this rate are limited so please call Marriott North hotel at (614)
885-1885 soon to make a reservation. Be sure to mention that you are
attending the OPFMA conference.
north: take I-71 south to Exit 117 (Rte 161, E. Dublin-Granville Rd.),
one exit south of the I-270 outer belt. (You also may take I-271 to I-71
south then take the above exit.) Turn right on Rte 161 and go west about
half a mile. Then turn right on Busch Blvd. and go north for a little
less than a mile. Turn right on Kingsmill Parkway and go east for less
than half a mile until you run into the hotel.
traveling from any other direction: take I-71 north to Exit 117, turn
left on Rte 161 and follow the directions above.
web site, www.marriott.com/CMHNO,
has maps and driving directions along with more information about the
and Session Titles
October 31 (Click
Here for Workshop Descriptions)
||Welcome; Keynote Address: Gene Rugala, former FBI Agent, “Protecting Our Public Buildings – My Job and Your Job”
Pat Reid, EDD
Behavior Pattern Recognition – what it is and how it’s
Effective Lighting Solutions
Dealing With the Project in
Bricker & Eckler Attorneys
Pat Reid, EDD
Access Controls & Surveillance
Tony Smith Simplex-Grinnell
Successfully Managing Your Construction project
Grange Insurance Co.
- EXHIBITION / TABLE TALKS
Pat Reid, EDD
Why Your Staff Needs to know CPR
Franklin County PFM
Beachwood City Schools
Reception and Networking
(Raffle Drawing Before)
||AWARDS AND ENTERTAINMENT (Raffle Drawing After)
November 1 (Click
Here for Workshop Descriptions)
and Business Meeting
Benner Mechanical & Elec. Co.
Safety teams – Do’s &
Franklin County PFM
HVAC Systems &
Making Your Old Building Green
Fuller & Assoc. Engineers
Green Clean, Inc.
OSHA – The Top 10 List of Citings to
Ohio Bureau of WC
Ohio School Facilities Commission
The ABC’s of Floor Care
Legacy Commercial Flooring
Disaster Planning & Recovery
Hamilton Co. Facilities
Energy Conservation Techniques
Lima City Schools
Keep Your Building Dry
Feinknopf, Macioce, & Schappa Architects
||RAFFLE AND CLOSING
of Exhibitors for the 2005 Annual Conference
Crespy: (614) 473-3500 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Building Comfort Solutions
"Trane provides indoor comfort systems and comprehensive
facility solutions for residential, commercial and industrial
Ed Sustersic: (440) 526-0603 / email@example.com
Variable Speed Drives and Firetrol Pump Controllers -
"Specialists in Electrical-Mechanical Motion Control"
Dick Farnsworth: (800)
628-7501 / firstname.lastname@example.org
For over 75 years, Tremco Incorporated has
been the leading innovator and provider of roofing and
Michael Gottron: (800) 836-7663
Engineered Systems represents a full line of quality roofing, roofing accessory, acoustical, insulation and waterproofing products. Many of our products Energy Star products or qualify for the LEED program.
Alan Sutton: (440) 735-1505 / email@example.com
Duct System and Kitchen Hood Exhaust System Cleaning
"When it comes to fighting dirty indoor air, Service-Tech
Cleaning has what it takes to help everyone breathe easier and feel
better in the workplace"
John Lawrence: (800) 735-5132 / john@InstitutionalDiversified.com
- MARKS-A-LOT Whiteboard Dry Erase Resurfacing Film
Distributor of extensive school and institutional replacement
Rich Greenwald: (216) 401-1845 /
provide all essential lubricating products, including soy-based fuel
additives, oil analysis, and in-house seminars. We don't just sell
products, but go in partnership with our customers to provide TPM
(Total Preventive Maintenance).
Mark Gresham: (614) 751-4118 / Mark.A.Gresham@JCI.COM
and Facility Management
"The Controls Group of Johnson Controls invites you to "Unstructure
Your Thinking" about your facilities"
Control Solutions, Inc.
Jim Duckworth: 330-273-9504 /
Commercial Flooring, LTD.
Roy Leahy: (614) 473-8444 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Assessment · Products
and Installation · Continuous Care · Reclamation
Secrist: (614) 329-5644 / email@example.com
Facility Maintenance Product Specialists since 1921, Sexauer is a
major distributor of plumbing and maintenance products - the single
source of supply for most of your maintenance needs."
Frank Pinciotti: (614) 781-8550 / firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVINGS, PRODUCT SELECTION, COST SAVINGS…Turner Logistics
provides proven and successful solutions into the equipment/material
procurement process – allowing your team to make more informed
equipment and material purchasing decisions. Turner Logistics is
your dedicated equipment and material procurement resource.
Tony Smith: (614) 602-2000 / email@example.com
and Life Security Systems
Sean A. Curran:
Corry Gallaugher: (614) 410-1760 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Ted Howell: (800) 686-6869 / email@example.com