All efactory members will get an MSU access card. These cards are used to access your workspace, conference rooms, phone rooms, and the business suite. We will request your access card after your new member form is submitted.
Members will receive an email when their access card is ready for pick up.
You will receive an invitation to join Teem after completing the new member form, and then you can begin making reservations for yourself.
Members can reserve conference and phone rooms at the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center through Teem using a web browser or the iPad display outside each conference room. At Brick City, only the Blue Conference Room can be reserved via Teem.
The Orange and Green Conference Rooms at Brick are available (but not on Teem), You may reserve them by:
Members are expected to utilize meeting rooms for work related to their member company. Please do not reserve rooms for community groups, boards, or nonprofits you are associated with.
The larger meeting spaces (FORVIS, CoxHealth Innovation Room and Jay Wasson IDEA Loft) can be reserved through efactory staff. These rooms do include a charge. Contact us to discuss pricing and availability.
No reservations are required for the phone booths or the conference tables in Coworking – they’re open if they aren’t occupied!
Our exterior doors are unlocked Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. except for MSU Holidays. Private office and dedicated desk coworking clients can access the building 24/7 via access cards.
No cannabis or related products are allowed to be present on university property, including the efactory inside Plaster Free Enterprise Center or Brick City. This includes growing, manufacturing, using and/or selling cannabis. Violation can result in immediate termination.
Please encourage your visitors to check in on the iPad inside the business suite. They will select your name (as their host) and you will receive an email/text/Slack message that they are here. Coming to the front and meeting your guest is much easier than them wandering the building looking for you!
Trash cans will be emptied daily by MSU custodial services. We have a broom, dustpan and vacuum available for check out at the front desk. You are responsible for any other cleaning supplies.
We provide coffee (The Coffee Ethic!) free of charge for all members of the efactory. Coffee is located in airpots in The Perch.
Our efactory team does our best to keep the airpots full, but should you need coffee and there isn’t any out, you are more than welcome to make it. The coffee maker (and instructions) are in the kitchen inside the business suite. Please don’t make a full pot of coffee after 4 p.m. – it tends to end up just sitting overnight and being thrown out.
We’re partnering with the Springfield Compost Collective to reduce our environmental impact. There is now a composting bin in the vending area next to our other recycling options. This is where you can put your food waste from your meals. It is picked up every Wednesday afternoon.
Each conference room and phone room has a conference phone, TV, HDMI and USB cables, and a whiteboard. Clients are expected to bring their own device to connect via the HDMI and USB cables. If you need an adapter, clicker or other presentation technology, please visit the front desk.
In case of emergency: Call 911 or 417-836-5509.
The MSU Emergency Response Plan can be found here. Designated shelter areas are internal hallways, bathrooms and Coworking. For fire, exit building via north, east or west doors and proceed to lot 47 or 48, depending on exit.
In addition to Wi-Fi, each private office includes a VLAN port for a secure connection when plugged in.
There is a kitchen and self-service vending area in the atrium. Please help us keep this counter, sink and microwave clean. Any items left at the end of the day will be thrown away.
There is a refrigerator in the business suite kitchen and another in Coworking. Please label any/all items you place in a refrigerator. Any unlabeled items are considered fair game for anyone to have!
Receiving Mail: Members can have mail and packages sent to efactory. Please review labels and be careful to take only your personal mail or packages from the mail area.
We also encourage you to sign up for Informed Delivery through each carrier.
Sending Mail: Stamped and addressed USPS mail can be left in the Outgoing Mail basket at the front desk inside the business suite.
All new employees will need to complete the New Member Form. After completing the form we’ll request their access card, provide access to Teem, Slack, etc.
Members in private offices may paint the interior office walls, if desired. There is a one-time Facilities Fee that may be refunded upon tenant departure if the office is returned to previous approved paint colors. Please let the Community Coordinator know so we can coordinate paint colors.
Private office clients and dedicated desk coworking members can get a parking pass after completing a Parking Form. Free guest parking is available in the front parking lot and along the street.
Check out our parking map.
Note – If you have a parking pass and park in the front guest lot you will be ticketed.
There are several different ways for efactory members to print in Plaster Center and Brick City. Find information about connecting to printers here.
Aluminum Cans & Plastic Bottles: You can recycle your cans and bottles in the bin in the vending area, by the back exit or in the business suite kitchen.
Cardboard: Flatten your box and bring it to the cardboard recycling station by the loading dock/north exit. Look for the sign and drop it off!
Glass: Bring any washed glass to the bin in the business suite kitchen.
Paper: Collect paper from your office and empty it into the maroon bin by the loading dock/north exit. Small bins can also be found in the vending area and by the back exit.
We have an awesome Slack channel for the efactory. Members are added automatically after submitting a new member form. Check your spam folders or contact us if you need to be added again.
Keypad-controlled filing cabinets are available to rent by private office and coworking members. Rolling cabinets are an additional $15 per month. Please contact us if you’re interested in renting a rolling filing cabinet.
We change our WiFi password regularly. Signage and cards with password information are dispersed throughout the building and inside all conference rooms.