The Fall Plant Tours 2016 program will take place in Oregon from Madras to Corvallis. This year's Fall Plant Tours is balanced with peer learning and peer networking. The event will kick off at the Brasada Ranch located in Powell Butte with a Fly Casting Tournament and Golf Outing on Sunday, September 11, 2016. After the plant tours and educational events during the day, attendees will have the opportunity to network while playing in a friendly game of Foosball, Hoops Shoot or sit around one of the Brasada Ranch's fire pits. The evening prior to departing for Corvallis, Oregon to tour Oregon State University, there will be a microbrewery tasting under the stars.
On Monday, tours of Warm Springs Composite Products, Keith Manufacturing and Bright Wood Corp. will keep attendees on the go from 7am until 4pm.
Tuesday will bring a full day of education and peer engagement. The morning leads off with the Productivity Information Exchange (PIE) followed by a luncheon program featuring keynote Laurie Schimleck of Oregon State University (OSU). The afternoon is highlighted by Kellye Wise of Roseburg Forest Products, Tom Wix of National Accreditation & Management Institute (NAMI) and a Trends in Technology panel.
Wednesday takes the the group to Corvallis, Oregon to visit Oregon State University. After a lunch and tour through the OSU forest, the group will assemble in the OSU stadium for a general overview and tour. The afternoon will be spent visiting the OSU Wood Sciences and Engineering departments on campus. The OSU tour will conclude with a stop in the OSU Bookstore for those interested in souvenirs, etc.
Logistics: Attendees fly into Redmond, OR and will fly out of Portland, OR. Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org regarding airports and shuttle transfers.
Sierra Pacific Open House: The SPI Annual Open House takes place at 4:00pm on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at their headquarters in Anderson, CA . All MMPA members are invited.
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