New Festivities Enliven Sixth Annual NAA Maintenance Mania
At this year’s NAA Maintenance Mania competition hosted by AOBA on April 13, a NEW dance competition engaged the crowd, and a new tee shirt contest showed off company spirit and creativity!
Established by NAA to honor maintenance professionals, the 2017 competition drew nearly 125 local maintenance staff from 12 AOBA member firms. In addition, approximately 135 “Spectators” provided enthusiastic support for their company teams.
Each year, a highlight of the program is the race car competition, in which competitors build a model car - using at least one maintenance product or part, and race it down a derby-style track. Congratulates to Lina Marquez, Southern Management Corporation for designing the “best looking” car again this year, and kudos to Mark Brick, Southern Management Corporation, for building the fastest car.
Once again this year, Kettler Management’s intrepid Jorge Blanco (2016 NAA National Champion) won the top prize at the competition and announced that he is retiring from his winning role. Other 2017 winners included Rachid Chabraoui and Pedro Martinez Arevalo, also with Kettler.
Also staff from Southern Management Corp. and Gates Hudson & Associates scored highly in key games. For the second consecutive year, the “Spirit Award was presented to Gates Hudson.
The competition, offered by NAA and presenting sponsor HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, was held at Martins Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD. .
Many thanks to all participants and to our generous sponsors and awesome volunteers – expertly led by 2017 Maintenance Mania Committee Chair Carrie Ehart, Raine & Son, LLC, Plumbing & Heating.