Executive Director's Welcome:
Welcome to the Plant Operations web site. We are currently making modifications to the contents of our site to help you, the campus community, obtain our services. For those of you not familiar with Plant Operations, we are a division within the Business and Finance sector of the University of Michigan's administration. Plant Operations provides the services of building and grounds maintenance, construction, waste management, utilities, building custodial and operations for the 13 million square feet of general fund space on the Ann Arbor campuses. We also provide the above services on a fee or reimbursable basis for the University's Hospitals and Health Centers, Housing, University Athletics, Student Services, and a variety of auxiliary units in and around the Ann Arbor vicinity. In all, we provide the above services for more than 26 million square feet. Arguably -- one of the largest single campuses in North America.
Now that you know what we do, let me tell you who we are. Plant Operations is a diverse group of individuals that reflect the demographics of our campus community and our region. We are more than 1300 in number. Our credentials vary widely. We are comprised of skilled trades persons, mechanics, custodians, construction managers, maintenance professionals, clerical assistants, IT professionals, engineers, grounds keepers, truck drivers and movers, boiler operators, accountants and more. I could go on. We all have two things in common -- we pride ourselves in our ability to support the facility and operations needs of this world class educational, research and public service institution and We Make Blue Go!!!
We welcome your questions, concerns, and compliments via email, at Plant Operations Web (get address), or telephone, at (734) 764-3400.
Richard W. Robben, Executive Director of Plant Operations
Plant Operations Resources:
The C.A.R.E. Employee Recognition Program
Content modified: May 2, 2013