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UpKeep’s Unsung Heroes Campaign to Recognize Maintenance Teams

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LOS ANGELES -- UpKeep, a modern, intuitive, and mobile-first CMMS that is proven to streamline the work order process, has launched an appreciation campaign to pay tribute to heroes in the maintenance industry.

The Unsung Heroes Campaign will shine a spotlight on a group that deserves gratitude and acknowledgement for all of 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, though, is 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 every day, 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 that talk about the difference that’s being made in communities because of these hard workers; and moving forward we will continue to interview and tell the stories on our landing page each month. There are also shout-outs to these heroes from Ne-Yo and others live now.

“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, a franchise owner at McDonald’s. “We truly care about our employees and our customers and are invested in making their lives better.”

Thom Knudsen, Maintenance Coordinator at American Blending and Filling, said, “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. 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 our society able to function.

UpKeep was founded in 2014 by CEO, Ryan Chan. The CMMS he used while working as a process development engineer in a manufacturing plant was clunky and inefficient, so he learned how to code and created the first version of UpKeep, an innovative CMMS solution that streamlines workflows and provides the data and insights needed for maintenance teams to become heroes.

Today, UpKeep is a team of 100+ people from around the world who are dedicated to empowering maintenance teams to revolutionize their businesses by making a maintenance software that is easier to use and adopt.

For more information, go to www.onupkeep.com/maintenancehero/.








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