Material Services

The Material Service Unit is a support service to the Maintenance, Construction and Utilities work groups within Facilities & Operations. The Material Service Unit's inventory consists of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) materials commonly used on a daily basis. Customers shop freely; completing and turning in requisitions at the counter upon exiting the area. These requisitions are processed daily and the charges are service unit billed by the contracted supplier monthly. Over 15,000 items are stocked and available for pick up. Staff can source special ordered or non-stock materials for pick up. Special ordered or non-stock materials can be delivered to the job site as these materials will ship from the selected supplier's distribution center.


In addition to the following contacts, Material Services maintains a materials order form (PDF) and an inventory request form. To request a material purchase, complete a purchase request in AiM (FMS). Requests are generally started in the Work Order Phase in which the material is needed.


Contact Phone Number
Scott Babut - Manager (734) 615-9875
Karen Rothfuss - Admin Specialist (734) 764-8101
Barb Fritsch - Senior Supervisor
    Inventory Management
    Kitters and Expediters
(734) 763-3093
Fax number (734) 763-1584


Contact Phone Number
Jim O'Sullivan - South Region/Central Shops/Utilities/Construction Services (734) 764-8090
Kevin Warnimont - North Region (734) 647-2155
Tracey Niswender - East and Health Science Region (734) 764-7965
Chris Eckel - West Region/Construction Services (734) 615-8919


Contact Phone Number
Central Campus East Region (734) 763-8643
Central Campus West Region (734) 764-8904
Construction Services (734) 764-2467
Health Science Region (734) 764-6977
Key Office (734) 647-0837
North Campus Region (734) 763-7951
South Region/Central Shops (Kipke Location) (734) 764-2467


Contact Phone
Receiving (734) 764-0319


The Expediters are utilized by Material Services to move inventory parts to and from suppliers, between campus warehouses and to job sites for use. Much of their work is in support of other departments, moving their people, tools, equipment and materials to various job sites on campus. Requests for expediting services can be made through the Expediter Service Request form, via telephone (see below), or on radio channel 13C.

Contact Method
Dispatch Desk (734) 936-2076
Radio 13C

Address and Office Hours

1201 Kipke Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.