Tours - Inspection Division Conference - ASQ

Tours

Thursday, September 14

Harmony Brewery

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Advance registration is required – limit 20 people

2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Advance registration is required – limit 20 people

Harmony Brewing Company, LLC, is a highly successful and friendly neighborhood brew pub.  It was founded 2012 in Eastown, Grand Rapids; a second brewery, Harmony Hall, located in Stockbridge, Grand Rapids, was opened in 2015.  The breweries produce an average of 75 barrels of beer per month between both locations.  They brew small batches of well-balanced craft beer believing that brewing this way allows them to react seasonally and respond the tastes of their Beer Lovin’ community.  Both locations are also thriving restaurants.

Visitors of this elite tour will get a private look at the inner workings of Harmony Hall's proprietary brewing and quality control processes.  The tour will cover the brewing process from the very start all the way through to kegging.  Detailed information on in-process inspections, quality control check points, and chemical analysis of the product will be shared.

Round trip transportation from the GRCC/FSU Applied Technical Center to Harmony Brewery will be provided by a deluxe bus.  An additional $10 registration fee will be applied to help offset transportation costs.
 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Applied Technology Center – Brewery & Cooking

Advance registration is required – limit 20 people

This session will begin with a brief tour of Fountain Hill Brewery, owned and operated by GRCC, and proceed to Pete's Pub.  Afterward the tours, attendees will observe a student-led cooking demo, with a chance to sample student crafted beer and freshly cooked food in one of GRCC’s laboratory kitchens.


Friday, September 15

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Intertek

Advance registration is required – limit 40 people

Intertek is a global Nationally Recognized Test lab with over one thousand labs and offices in over one hundred countries across the globe.  Their two Michigan labs in Kentwood and Plymouth represent the Transportation Technologies division.  That division focuses on; Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Marine, Rail and Space product testing.  Intertek provides the transportation industry with the confidence that its products and services meet required safety and quality standards.

Visitors to the Kentwood testing lab have the opportunity to see a very diverse service offering. Intertek’s Kentwood lab tends to be a global catch all for services that do not fit neatly into the other Intertek labs.  We will walk you through the many different services we offer; Accelerated Stress, Certification, Durability, Electro Magnetic Compatibility, Thermal, Vibration, Weathering, and much more… Intertek’s Business Assurance team that handles ISO, AS, TS auditing and other services is also based out of Kentwood and will be available for questions and discussion.

All visitors looking to tour the lab need to have close toed shoes and long pants.  We will provide safety glasses for the group.

Round trip transportation from the GRCC/FSU Applied Technical Center to Harmony Brewery will be provided by a deluxe bus.  An additional $10 registration fee will be applied to help offset transportation costs.
 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Applied Technology Center – GRCC Laboratories

The Applied Technology Center houses several occupational programs that are offered at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).  The first stop of this tour will provide you the inside look at our large CNC machining lab.  Students are learning in a modern manufacturing lab that utilizes HAAS CNC mills, lathes and a laser.  GRCC utilizes this lab to train high school, apprentices, 2 and 4 year degreed students.  The second stop of the tour will be the Mechatronic lab that will allow you to get a close up view of our 2 seven-station Amatrol Trainers with Allen Bradley PLC's and Fanuc robots integrated into the curriculum.  And the last stop will be the newest lab at GRCC, the Maker's Lab.  This lab is cross functional in that students are exposed to 3D printing, Laser Cutting, Occulus Rift, 3D Scanning and Live Streaming capabilities.

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2017 Inspection Division Conference | September 14 – 15, 2017 | Grand Rapids, MI