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MaintenX Celebrates 2019 Halloween Costume Contest Winners

MaintenX team members form the “X”-People

“MaintenX employees are incredibly creative and we love providing them a chance to show off their personalities and have fun together,” said Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s VP of Business Development. “We’re always looking for interesting ways to create a positive culture for the MaintenX team.”

TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) November 05, 2019
MaintenX International announced the winners of their 2019 Halloween Costume Contest. While the top winners received hundreds of dollars in cash prizes and office bragging rights for the year, each participant earned a $25 prize for their participation and festive spirit.
Taking home the first place prize of $200 was Angela Bartoli (Most Creative) for her hilarious take on MaintenX’s own IT Manager. Destiny Reyes and Sueng Hee Brown (Scariest) both earned $100 for their terrifying costumes. California team members earned the honor of best Group Costume – and $50 each – for dressing like the MaintenX Super Service Team.
“MaintenX employees are incredibly creative and we love providing them a chance to show off their personalities and have fun together,” said Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s VP of Business Development. “We’re always looking for interesting ways to create a positive culture for the MaintenX team. From painting contests and t-shirt design competitions to team lunches and volunteer opportunities, there’s a way for everyone to get involved and have fun.”
In addition to fun opportunities costume contests, employees at MaintenX enjoy ‘scary-good’ benefits all year. Benefits for MaintenX employees include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacations and holidays, 401(k) options with a 5 percent match and immediate vesting. Unique onsite benefits like bi-weekly sponsored lunches, a gym and weekly on-site carwashes also set MaintenX apart from their competitors.
MaintenX takes pride in the positive, engaging workplace they’ve created for their team. For more than 40 years, MaintenX has provided a superior commitment to safety and customer satisfaction, made possible by their incredible team of employees.
There are currently a number of available opportunities to join the MaintenX team from coast to coast. Visit https://maintenx.com/job-opportunities/ to learn more.
ABOUT MAINTENX INTERNATIONAL:MaintenX International is a fully-licensed, facilities repair company. They are one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S. MaintenX has created a network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in the area, the company has fostered a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country to provide superior service for their clients. For more than 35 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains, and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

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OH MY GOURD – Leftover Halloween Pumpkins Find New Purpose with Zoo Animals

Oakland Zoo Animal Care Staff unloading pumpkin donations

The pumpkins are a wonderful and healthy resource for all of our animals here at the zoo. It’s kind of like an early Thanksgiving feast and because we can gather so many, we end up feeding them out until January

OAKLAND, Calif. (PRWEB) November 04, 2019
Spooky season festivities continue at the Oakland Zoo with hundreds of leftover pumpkins donated to the Zoo to serve as treats and enrichment for the animals
Carving of the gourds has been a tradition in North America for decades. But what happens to them after the season ends? Instead of ending up as waste in compost or the trash bin, the Oakland Zoo works with local pumpkin patches to donate leftovers to the Zoo for the animals to enjoy. This annual tradition has become quite a treat for many animals at Oakland Zoo, due to the generous donations from donors such as Moore’s Pumpkins and Fuji Melon Pumpkin Patch.
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“Making smart and sustainable choices is important to us. Most Halloween pumpkins – 1.3 billion pounds, in fact – end up in the landfill where they generate greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. Pumpkins can be made into yummy seeds, soup or bread and eaten, composted at home, or donated to Oakland Zoo for a fun and healthy food source for our animal family!”, said Amy Gotliffe, Director of Conservation at Oakland Zoo.
The pumpkin craze that sweeps the nation does not only affect the human variety.
“The pumpkins are a wonderful and healthy resource for all of our animals here at the zoo. It’s kind of like an early Thanksgiving feast and because we can gather so many, we end up feeding them out until January,” said Gina Kinzley, Lead Elephant Keeper at Oakland Zoo.
Not only are these orange vegetables added to everyday animal diets, but zookeepers have creatively crafted the orange vegetables into enrichment items such as pumpkin kabobs, gourd bowls filled with meat treats, puzzle feeders, and even frozen delicacies. Zoo visitors can see animals feasting on the sweet goodies daily now through the end of December.
Contact:
Isabella LinaresOakland Zooilinares@oaklandzoo.orgOffice: 510-632-9525 ext. 239Cell: 650 – 776 -9589
Erin HarrisonOakland Zooeharrison@oaklandzoo.orgOffice: 510-632-9525 ext. 120Cell: 415-601-1619
ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO AND THE CONSERVATION SOCIETY OF CALIFORNIA:Oakland Zoo, home to more than 750 native and exotic animals, is managed by the Conservation Society of California (CSC); a non-profit organization leading an informed and inspired community to take action for wildlife locally and globally. With over 25 conservation partners and projects worldwide, the CSC is committed to conservation-based education and saving species and their habitats in the wild. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the national organization that sets the highest standards for animal welfare for zoos and aquariums.

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