“Apartment owners, managers and residents rely greatly on maintenance professionals to keep properties running smoothly,” said Nicole Sinclair, multi-family target market manager, Moen.
North Olmsted, Ohio (PRWEB) October 16, 2014
They’re the unsung heroes of the multi-family industry. And they can do it all – from installing virtually any type of product to daily apartment upkeep and repairs, property maintenance technicians are the true jacks of all trades. To recognize these hard working professionals, Cleveland Faucet Group® (CFG), Moen’s brand of faucets designed exclusively for the multi-family industry, is proud to serve as a returning sponsor of the Maintenance Mania® competition.
The 2014-2015 Maintenance Mania season kicked off in September and will continue through April 30, 2015, with an estimated 70 local events scheduled across the country. Maintenance Mania, which is managed by the National Apartment Association (NAA) and presenting sponsor HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, a leading supplier of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products to the multi-family industry, allows technicians to compete head-to-head in eight maintenance-focused challenges. The events are built on common apartment maintenance issues, like plumbing upkeep, fire and carbon monoxide safety installation and lamp and ballast retrofit. In each case, technicians’ skills are tested as they compete for the best time.
“Apartment owners, managers and residents rely greatly on maintenance professionals to keep properties running smoothly,” said Nicole Sinclair, multi-family target market manager, Moen. “Maintenance Mania is the only program in the industry that recognizes these hard working professionals, and Moen and CFG are proud to acknowledge their commitment to their properties – and test their skills with a friendly competition.”
Each year at Maintenance Mania, the top maintenance professionals from each of NAA’s 10 regions, plus the top 10 “wild card” overall high-scoring professionals, compete for the title of Maintenance Mania National Champion, a Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians scholarship, as well as their share of $20,000 in prizes. The championship event will take place June 2015 in Las Vegas in front of nearly 1,000 spectators.
CFG created an original game for Maintenance Mania, which made its debut in the 2012-2013 season. The game highlights CFG’s ease of installation, and challenges professionals to remove the ceramic disc cartridge from a single-handle CFG bathroom faucet and use that same cartridge to complete the installation of a CFG kitchen faucet – all within 30 seconds or less. CFG has one standard cartridge to fit all its single-handle kitchen and bath faucets, helping reduce overall installation time, eliminating the need for extra supplies and diminishing the risk of installation errors.
In addition to a common faucet cartridge, CFG products offer a number of maintenance technician-friendly designs to make installation simple and fast, like Quick-Connect Flexible Supply Lines, which snap hoses together with an audible “click” to ensure a fast, secure, tool-free installation. These benefits contribute to CFG’s lower total cost of ownership, reducing maintenance time, operational costs and the need for replacement parts – keeping technicians and residents satisfied.
“Maintenance professionals are essential to the success and viability of the multi-family housing industry,” said Donna Motley, senior manager of membership and affiliate relations, NAA. “NAA is extremely proud to shine a light on such an outstanding group of individuals through the Maintenance Mania program – and it could not possibly happen without the support of national sponsors like CFG.”
CFG delivers real value in kitchen and bathroom faucets, showerheads and in-wall valves, with a strong foundation in design, distribution and service. CFG offers customers the confidence of working with a solid business partner committed to providing the best return on investment. For more information, visit CFGonline.com, or call 1-888-450-5522.
As the #1 faucet brand in North America, Moen offers a diverse selection of thoughtfully designed kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, accessories, bath safety products and kitchen sinks for residential applications – each delivering the best possible combination of meaningful innovation, useful features, on-trend styling and lasting value. In addition, Moen® Commercial offers superior-performing products that deliver lower lifetime costs for today's facilities.
Moen is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), which creates products and services that help fulfill the dreams of homeowners and help people feel more secure. The Company's trusted brands include Moen® faucets, Master Lock® and Sentry® Safe security products, MasterBrand® cabinets and Therma-Tru® entry door systems. Fortune Brands holds market leadership positions in all of its segments. Fortune Brands is part of the S&P MidCap 400 Index. For more information, please visit http://www.FBHS.com.
The National Apartment Association (NAA), currently celebrating its 75th anniversary, is America’s leading advocate for quality rental housing. NAA’s mission is to serve the interests of multifamily housing owners, managers, developers and suppliers and maintain a high level of professionalism in the multifamily housing industry to better serve the rental housing needs of the public. As a federation of more than 170 state and local affiliates, NAA is comprised of over 63,000 members representing more than 7 million apartment homes throughout the United States and Canada.
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