Today, UpKeep has launched an appreciation campaign to pay tribute to all of the heroes in maintenance and facility management. The Unsung Heroes Campaign shines a spotlight on workers that deserve gratitude and acknowledgement for the hard work they do every day. UpKeep works alongside and wants to thank the maintenance teams and facility managers that support and sustain our world.
“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 CEO of UpKeep, Ryan Chan. “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 Unsung Heroes Campaign will feature teams and individuals from all different industries including Wastewater Treatment, Manufacturing, Consumables Production, Restaurants, Asset Management, Property Management, and more. Six features have been posted today that talk about the difference that’s being made in communities because of these hard workers; and moving forward UpKeep will continue to interview and tell the stories on its website each month. There are also shout-outs to these heroes from Ne-Yo and others.
“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 friend 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.”
From electricians and welders to custodians and maintenance technicians, UpKeep is committed to spreading awareness about the tough and necessary jobs that make society able to function. Click here for more information on the Unsung Heroes Campaign and to read the stories being spotlighted today on the NASDAQ Tower in New York City’s Times Square and in the LA Times. UpKeep is also accepting submissions for Unsung Heroes to be featured on the page.