Earlier this week, CleanLink reported on the one facility management issue that couldn't have gone unnoticed, the blackout at the Super Bowl. I applaud IFMA for coming out with the following statement. I couldn't have said it better myself.

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International Facility Management Association President and CEO Tony Keane, CAE released the following statement after a facility failure at the Superdome in New Orleans resulted in a delay in the middle of the third quarter of the 2013 Super Bowl. Facility management is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology. This includes the maintenance and repair of electrical systems and lighting.

“The power outage at the Super Bowl is a high profile example of the importance of facility back up planning and risk management. Organizations around the world are seeking out and hiring skilled facility managers to build and maintain their facilities. While the stakes are high at the Super Bowl, a well-functioning facility is also important in less visible circumstances. Whether it’s computer servers supporting online sales, automated animal feeding at a zoo or even just a functioning heater during a cold spell, a well-trained facility manager is a critical part of any organizational team.”