The annual Facility Fusion Conference & Expo is right around the corner and Academy Inc., the leading manufacturer and designer of commercial awnings and canopies,
Los Angeles, California, March 05, 2013: Academy Inc., a leader in the design, distribution and installation of best-in-class awnings, canopies and commercial shade structures today announced their attendance at the annual Facility Fusion Conference & Expo where they plan to help educate facility managers on the importance of exterior aesthetics, specifically commercial shade structures and awnings. Academy also intends to work with facility managers, from planning and development to the implementation of their sought-after designs.
The event, which runs from April 2-4, 2013 at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles and sponsored by the International Facility Management Association markets itself as smaller, more focused gathering (as compared to the IFMA's World Workplace conference) where the best and brightest minds in the industry can return to their respective places of business with actionable insights and innovative ways to upgrade and improve their facility management structure.
œWhether we're talking about space utilization, presentation, or how people, process and technology come together, too often awnings, canopies and other commercial shade structures are kept off the list and that's unfortunate to say the least, said James Richman, Academy Inc. CEO. œAwnings and shade structures are a cost-effective and branding gold mine. Done right, they can fundamentally alter a space's layout while expanding usefulness.
The Science of Space Utilization
Academy's dedicated team of specialists is ready to work with facility managers, deciding when and if a canopy, awning or other commercial shade structure should be placed. Costs vary depending on the material used, its weight and size requirements. But a combination of Academy Inc. experts and the latest computer assisted design technology, ensure that the job will be done to best-in-class standards and excellence.
Whether made from canvas, metal, mesh, or combinations thereof, retractable or fixed, awnings help extend a business's outdoor footprint, while improving either an indoor or outdoor space. What's more, awnings are ideal branding tools that further entice passersby to stop in and see what's being offered. And once they step inside, awnings can be used to partition sections of large spaces like convention centers or stadiums, or create the illusion of an outdoor environment inside. Think about a patio and furniture store promoting their spring barbecues, grills and outdoor lawn furniture. Often these items are paired together to create the feel of a real backyard. Awnings and canopies are frequent companions to the setting, enhancing the customer experience as they walk through, touch, sit in and physically examine the elements that make up the store's mock backyard scene.
Facility Management Industry Faces Talent Challenge
That was the title of an article in property management magazine last summer that raised a pressing issue “ one that's no less urgent in 2013. According to a Jones Lang LaSalle survey at the World Workplace Asia 2012 conference, 73% of respondents believed that a skills shortage was the most important factor inhibiting the delivery of facility management in Singapore, where the event was held. It also found:
* Turnover remains the second biggest challenge
* 57% believe Facility Management is undervalued and not well understood
If these are the results coming out of a major conference like World Workplace, it's likely Facility Managers in other regions are feeling this way too. That's why it's essential for companies and brands to attend this spring's event. It's also why Academy Inc.'s presence is so vital. Tasked with helping facility managers envision space utilization, marketing and customer satisfaction, Academy Inc. stands ready to assist at all levels required.
œAs Southern California leaves the rainy season behind, April is a great time of year for restaurants, convention centers and nearly all industry verticals to re-think their space utilization and processes, added James Richman, Academy Inc.'s CEO. œIt is also our strong belief that part of that re-think must include awnings, canopies and other forms of commercial shade structures.
œStand out from the crowd and get noticed, James Richman continued. œOur team of experts is ready to get to work on day one to help your business realize its facility management dreams while improving internal efficiency and drive ROI.
To sign up for Facility Fusion Conference & Expo 2013 please visit: http://facilityfusion.ifma.org/conference/about-facility-fusion to learn more or visit Academy Inc. to find out how awnings and canopies can help your company maximize their business.
About the Company
Academy Inc provides custom manufacturing and installation of commercial shade structures throughout Los Angeles and other parts of America. The company has a state of the art facility and employs professionals, who cherish the pride of workmanship and provide matchless customer service.
2510 Malt Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90050