All of the materials needed for Facilities Management to support the campus are inventoried by the stockroom. The 23,000 square feet of new warehouse helps organize and contain items like nuts and bolts or 6 foot diameter reels of cable, rows of new mattresses or recycling bins waiting for dispersal, the total value of the inventory exceeds $700,000. Gary Laverdiere is supervisor of the stockroom and has 3 people reporting directly to him, these folks receive most of the goods that come in by truck and either put it away or load it into their trucks for delivery to the right place on campus.
The stockroom staff of three skilled laborers and one supervisor are also responsible for: all lamp changing, trucking; material handling; event setups; recycling of metal, glass and plastic; furniture moving; administering and delivering hazardous waste; and support of summer conferences.
In addition, the stockroom folks are the front line crew to respond to most minor disasters. They crew the water-vacs and hurry emergency supplies to sites as needed.