The General Services group was established at Laboratory in 1946 to provide vital services necessary for the operation of the research and administration groups within the Laboratory. The General Services group assembles and moves office furniture, experimental equipment that is being shipped to off-campus sites.
During conferences, seminars and meetings, the General Services group provides transportation and assists with logistics. On a daily basis the group makes pickups and deliveries on campus and at local vendors. The group also provides a shuttle service to the Bates Linear Accelerator Center in Middleton, MA on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the mornings. (The Bates facility is located twenty-five miles north of campus). This group is also responsible for the maintenance and assignment of ten lab vehicles (provided by MIT) and one forklift.
The General Services Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the group, prepares and coordinates all of the Laboratory's space changes, and is responsible for maintaining records on 245,000 square feet of laboratory space. The manager acts both as the Laboratory safety coordinator and interacts with Laboratory safety officers and safety officials from DOE, MIT and OSHA.
LNS personnel requiring a vehicle must make a reservation by contacting the General Services Office at 253-4125.
Smoking is prohibited in all LNS vehicles. The cooperation of all LNS vehicle users is expected. Violators of this policy will be banned from using all LNS vehicles.