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.


Scott Babut - Manager(734) 615-9875
Karen Rothfuss - Admin Specialist(734) 764-8101
Barb Fritsch - Supply Chain Manager(734) 763-3093
Fax number(734) 763-1584
Jim O'Sullivan - Central Shops/Utilities/Construction Services(734) 764-8090
Kevin Warnimont - North Region(734) 647-2155
Tracey Niswender - East and West Regions(734) 764-7965
Chris Eckel - South and Health Science Regions/Construction Services(734) 615-8919
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
NCRC(734) 763-4833
South Region/Central Shops (Kipke Location)(734) 764-2467
Utilities - CPP(734) 647-9977
Utilities - Boilers, Water & Sewer(734) 936-8259
Utilities - Tunnels(734) 647-3780
Utilities - Outside Lighting(734) 647-9179/radio 10C
Utilities - High Voltage(734) 764-8115
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.

Dispatch Desk(734) 936-2076