The maintenance support unit’s main goal is to provide all personnel with a comfortable and safe working environment. Regular inspection and maintenance of all buildings and equipment is performed to assure continuous, efficient operation and comfort. All safety equipment is routinely checked to assure proper operation in the event of an emergency. This unit also is responsible for the receiving, recording and delivering of all incoming supplies and equipment delivered to the Institute. Also occasional minor laboratory and office rearrangement is done to maximize efficient use of space. This unit has regular contact with University building and safety officials to be certain that various building alterations, repairs and functions are completed according to required code and safety regulations. Local professional tradesmen are also contacted for minor repairs or alterations necessary to keep operations running safely, smoothly and efficiently within the facility. The Building Operations and Maintenance department is very proud of our new addition and remodeled facility.