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Finlandia Plant and Facilities Department Welcomes Assistant Manager

Rory BaakkoHANCOCK, MI - The Finlandia University Plant and Facilities Department is pleased to welcome Rory Baakko as assistant director. He began his position March 5, 2012.

Baakko will work closely with Plant and Facilities director Curt Hahka to coordinate and complete regular and long-term campus maintenance activities. In particular, Baakko will oversee maintenance of the Paavo Nurmi Center.

Prior to his employment at Finlandia, for four years Baakko worked as a bus driver, custodian, and maintenance person for Calumet schools.

Baakko, a Hancock native, graduated from Hancock High School in 1983. His wife, Lori Baakko, works as a payroll specialist at Finlandia. Rory and Lori have one son, Alex, who is attending Finlandia this academic year. The family lives in Houghton.

In his spare time, Baakko enjoys fishing, snowmobiling, and four-wheeling.

Contact Rory Baakko at 906-487-7267 or The Plant and Facilities office is on the lower level of Mannerheim Hall, across from the Mail Room.


Photo cutline: Rory Baakko, Assistant Director, Finlandia University Plant and Facilities Department