Jun 04, 2019

UpKeep Launches Campaign to Recognize Maintenance & Facility Managers

Campaign pays tribute to the “heroes in maintenance”

Campaign pays tribute to the “heroes in maintenance”

UpKeep launched an appreciation campaign to pay tribute to “the heroes in maintenance.” The Unsung Heroes Campaign highlights a group that deserves acknowledgement for all the hard work they do.

“At UpKeep, we know maintenance and facility managers are typically only thought of when something at a facility is broken so badly that it’s out of commission like that air conditioning unit that breaks down in the summer heat,” said Ryan Chan, CEO of UpKeep. “The truth is, though, that maintenance and facility workers are the people responsible for sustaining every building we step foot into. They’re in every industry, and are in every country in the world. They make a huge impact on everyone’s lives, every single day, whether we’re aware of it or not. Today, and everyday, our commitment is to recognize the amazing work these maintenance workers do.”

The campaign will feature teams from different industries including wastewater treatment, manufacturing, consumables production, restaurants, asset management, property management and more. According to UpKeep, six features have been posted that discuss the difference that is being made in communities because of these hard workers.

“There’s a misconception that owners live in skyscrapers hundreds of miles away from the locations they operate, when the reality is that we are independent franchisees living in the communities we do business in,” said David Hadley, franchise owner at McDonald’s. “We truly care about our employees and our customers and are invested in making their lives better.”

“We fill bottles and I’ve never felt closer to the community than I do now, because the bottles that I support and help make end up at stores right next door to me,” said Thom Knudsen, maintenance coordinator at American Blending and Filling. “I can go into almost any store and find the products that have been made on the machines that I worked on. It’s like making something and giving it to your friends and then they pay you for it–except now I have a lot of friends. I consider them people who trust my work as a mechanic to make the machines make the things they use.”

For more information on the campaign and to read the stories currently spotlighted on the NASDAQ Tower in Times Square and in the LA Times visit here.