2004 National Plant Engineering and Facilities Management Show

The 2004 National Plant Engineering & Facilities Management Show is one of six events taking place during National Manufacturing Week.

By Staff February 10, 2004
Buildings & grounds pavilion
Fluid handling pavilion
Maintenance software pavilion
Materials handling pavilion
Reliability pavilion
Safety/health/environmental pavilion
Tools pavilion
Capital markets pavilion
Keynote speakers
Conference highlights
Monday, February 23
Tuesday, February 24
Wednesday, February 25
Thursday, February 26
NMW at-a-glance

The 2004 National Plant Engineering & Facilities Management Show is one of six events taking place during National Manufacturing Week, which also includes the National Design Engineering, National Industrial Automation, National Enterprise IT, Technology Transfer, and CleanTech shows. National Plant Engineering & Facilities Management Show and Conference provides education, networking, and product sourcing for those responsible for operating and maintaining plants/facilities cheaper, safer, and more efficiently.

Eight pavilions are contained within the show.

Buildings & grounds pavilion

Your physical plant needs constant attention, inside and out. See the very latest technology and solutions designed to make this critical maintenance task easier, faster, and more efficient.

Fluid handling pavilion

Whether you’re routing drinking water or dangerous chemicals, you’ll find all the latest technology in this pavilion. Includes the newest measurement and control systems and state-of-the-art equipment and containment products for leak-proof, corrosion-resistant fluid transport and waste removal.

Maintenance software pavilion

Here you’ll discover sophisticated workflow solutions to synchronize your entire operation and streamline your paperwork.

Materials handling pavilion

From storage and retrieval systems to shipping, tracking, and handling solutions, this pavilion holds the key to warehousing and distribution solutions in the 21st century.

Reliability pavilion

A wide variety of world-class industrial maintenance and reliability products, services, software, and training is offered in one convenient location. The pavilion includes the Reliability Theater where leading-edge presentations will take place every 30 min.

Safety/health/environmental pavilion

If your job involves keeping your coworkers safe and healthy, here’s where you’ll find the latest products, services, and technologies needed to do so.

Tools pavilion

Every maintenance person’s favorite pavilion just got even better. This is where you will find the greatest hand tools, power tools, tool chests, and accessories.

Capital markets pavilion

Learn how to raise capital to grow your company. A new, exclusive area on the tradeshow floor allows capital providers to meet with CEOs, CFOs, and company owners to discuss financing alternatives.

Keynote speakers

There are several keynote events scheduled throughout the show.

Monday’s address features Congressman Don Manzullo (R-IL), who chairs both the Small Business Committee as well as the House Manufacturing Caucus. He will discuss the problems facing U.S. manufacturers and offer solutions to help restore manufacturing jobs in America.

On Tuesday morning, Dr. Jeffrey L Bleustein, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Harley-Davidson, Inc., will chronicle the first 100 yr of the great American motorcycle company, from its humble beginnings in Milwaukee, WI, in l903 to becoming the world leader in the manufacture of large-displacement motorcycles.

On Tuesday afternoon, Atsushi (Art) Niimi, President and CEO, Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc., will give an overview of Toyota’s overall corporate philosophy, called “The Toyota Way,” and detail how these core beliefs guide the company through the ever-challenging climate of today’s automotive manufacturing sector.

Dr. J. Victor Lebacqz, Associate Administrator for Aerospace Technology, NASA, is the featured speaker on Wednesday. Dr. Lebacqz will speak on the R&D issues confronting the nation in aeronautics and space in the 21st century.

The keynote events conclude on Thursday with David Nelson, President, Global Supply Management, Delphi Corporation. The Manufacturing ISM Report On Business and the PMI have earned immense recognition over the years because of the report’s early and accurate reflection of the manufacturing sector of the economy and the PMI’s close correlation with the entire economy. Mr. Nelson, a past president of ISM, will discuss the latest edition of the report and the repercussions for the manufacturing sectors.

Conference highlights

The 2004 program includes general sessions, free sessions, half-day workshops, and more than 180 individual sessions covering six tracks: Plant Engineering & Facilities Management, Design Engineering, Industrial Automation, Enterprise IT, Technology Transfer, and Executive Management.

Here are brief descriptions of the sessions scheduled for the Plant Engineering & Facilities Management track.

Monday, February 23

10-11 a.m.

Title: Trends in Plant Engineering and Maintenance

Speaker: Rick Dunn, Editor, PLANT ENGINEERING

Abstract: Join Plant Engineering’s chief editor to explore what’s happening in the plant engineering and maintenance function and how these trends may affect your work and career in the years ahead. Based on solid research and personal insights, these forecasts will reveal the path ahead for you and your coworkers.

11-11:50 a.m.

Title: Security/Threat Assessments and Remedial Implementation

Speaker: Donn Chown, Director of Operations, Unicco Government Services

Abstract: In light of terrorist activity around the world, what steps can be taken to ensure that operations are kept running or at least brought back on stream quickly?

Title: How to Select Proper Filtration to Prolong Coolant and Tool Life

Speaker: Ken Doenges, Filtration Consultant

Abstract: Presentation of data and forms to determine what filtration selection is proper for application, material, manufacturing conditions, and labor involved. Presentation stresses that many filtration variables make proper selection of filtration systems extremely difficult.

1-1:50 p.m.

Title: Outsourcing Production Maintenance

Speaker: Dave Case, Director of Relibility Centered Maintenance, Unicco

Abstract: This presentation will address successful case histories where outsourcing expectations were met and asset reliability was enhanced at a time when the pool of qualified skilled craft personnel remains static, at best.

Title: Biometric Access: A Secure and Convenient Solution

Speaker: Marjorie Hamelin, Managing Director of Sales, Americas, BIOSCRYPT

Abstract: Fingerprint authentication is the most popular biometric technology in use today. Fingerprint readers appear everywhere to protect facilities. This presentation will focus on actual case studies and look at the solution provided.

Title: Real World Lean Approaches

Speakers: Michael Henderson, Partner, FlowVision; Brad Redman, VP, FlowVision

Abstract: Answers will be provided on “Where do I begin?” and “How do I customize the tools to achieve results in my environment?”

2-2:50 p.m.

Title: Reliability-Centered Risk Management

Speaker: John Wright, Manager, Professional Services Organization, eXegeSys

Abstract: In today’s competitive environments, maintenance organizations can’t afford not to implement a reliability-centered risk management program.

Title: Mass Notification and Personal Alerting Systems — A Functional Comparison of Available Technologies

Abstract: The speaker will compare and contrast available technologies and concepts for PAS, and how the system can interact with NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) sensors and existing security systems.

3-3:50 p.m.

Title: Managing Suppliers for Optimal Performance

Speaker: Kathy Hebb, Vice President, Merchandising, Grainger

Abstract: This case study will share some of the methods Grainger uses to evaluate and manage its supplier base so that it can provide customers the products they need when they need them.

Title: Key Elements of an Effective Maintenance Program

Speaker: James Nielsen, Director, OpWare

Abstract: This interactive session will cover the key elements in assuring an ongoing, successful system. Topics

covered will include organizational culture, maintenance administration, performance tracking, and technical considerations.

Tuesday, February 24

11-11:50 a.m.

Title: How Common Sense Benefits in

Facilities Management

Speaker: Anne Lucietto, FESS Operations/Engineering, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Abstract: Problems arise in facilities management on a regular basis. A few problems will be shared, as well as the innovative solutions that addressed the root cause resulting in the ultimate elimination of the issue.

11-11:50 a.m.

Title: CMMS Best Practices

Speaker: Terrence O’Hanlon, CMRP, Publisher, Reliabilityweb.com

Abstract: This session delivers the information required to implement and operate a successful and productive computerized maintenance management system. Results of CMMS best practices benchmarking survey will be presented.

11-11:50 a.m.

Title: Cause Mapping

Speaker: Mark Galley, Certified Reliability Engineer, ThinkReliability

Abstract: This session includes coverage of the following topics: Cause mapping: Outline, analysis, and solutions; and cause mapping (applications): practical applications of cause mapping; and facilitating groups using the cause mapping process.

1-1:50 a.m.

Title: Practices that Lead to Maintenance Excellence, Part 1

Speaker: Marco Plante, Substation Supervisor, Alcoa – Aluminerie de Deschambault

Abstract: Maintenance excellence is more than compiling superior benchmarking metrics. By participating in this seminar, you’ll discover the proven and effective principles essential to continuous maintenance.

Title: How to Benchmark Best Practices in Maintenance Management

Speaker: Terry Wireman, Senior Industry Analyst, GenesisSolutions

Abstract: Benchmarking. Best practices. Performance indicators – all terms that are utilized in business today. This presentation will clearly define the benchmarking process and highlight the traps to avoid when performing benchmarking activities.

2-2:50 p.m.

Title: Practices that Lead to Maintenance Excellence, Part 2

Speaker: Marco Plante, Substation Supervisor, Alcoa – Aluminerie de Deschambault

Abstract: See Part 1 listing above.

Title: Utilities: An Overlooked Source of Operating Cost Savings

Speaker: John Studebaker, President, Studebaker Energy Consulting

Abstract: By attending this session, you will learn how to assess your organization’s potential for immediate cost savings and, just as important, lower your vulnerability to future price hikes.

3-3:50 p.m.

Title: Improve Maintenance Effectiveness Through the Implementation of an Enhanced Equipment Reliability Program

Speaker: Ed Mayer, Director of Plant Engineering, Syngenta Crop Protection

Abstract: In 2002, the Syngenta, St. Gabriel Plant Engineering Dept. implemented an enhanced equipment reliability program. This case study will describe the equipment reliability process. Utilization of the CMMS to provide reliability data, indices used, methodology, and the existing program structure will be discussed.

Title: Benefits and Applications of Electric Submeters for Cost Effectively Increasing Energy Savings

Speaker: Don Millstein, President, E-MON, L.P.

Abstract: This session surveys the technical features, advantages and benefits of electric submetering as a tool for facility owners, operators, and engineers to achieve significant, measurable cost savings, and lower, more effective energy usage levels.

Title: Achieving Best in Class Through Enterprise Asset Performance Management

Speaker: Richard Beck, Director, APM Consulting Group, Meridium

Abstract: This session addresses the rapidly growing trend toward asset performance management, as well as the impact that this new proactive analysis can have on process industries.

Wednesday, February 25

11-11:50 a.m.

Title: Increasing Cash Flow Through Depreciation Reclassification

Speaker: Donald Archer, Engineering Manager, Carpenter, Mountjoy & Bressler, P.S.C.

Abstract: The session will discuss the types of assets that will qualify for accelerated depreciation treatment and a procedure to identify the assets and increase cash flow.

Title: Three Phase Motor Starting Techniques – Full and Reduced Voltage Motor Starting Characteristics and Applications

Speaker: James Nasby, Director of Engineering, Master Control Systems, Inc.

Abstract: This presentation will review starting characteristics of: full voltage (direct-on-line) across-the-line; part winding; primary resistor; primary reactor; wye-delta (star-delta) open; closed transition; soft-start; and autotransformer starting.

Title: Enabling Strategic Knowledge Transfer With


Speaker: Lloyd Elder, President, TTG Systems Incorporated

Abstract: In this session, you will learn what strategic knowledge transfer is, how to align training and re-skilling with organizational strategy, how to leverage technology to better enable the learning process/system, and how a real-life application affects its operations.

Title: Selection of Electric Motors for Increased Reliability and Energy Efficiency

Speaker: John Malinowski, Marketing , AC and DC Motors, Baldor Electric Company

Abstract: Session provides a brief tutorial on the selection of ac induction motors based on the application and environment to provide optimum life and reliability. A discussion of enclosure and option selections will be included.

1-3:50 p.m.

Title: Lean Manufacturing Business Simulation

Speakers: Robert Burke, Executive Director, Value Innovation Partners, Ltd.; Patrick Lucansky, Executive Director, Value Innovation Partners, Ltd.

Abstract: This course is an interactive workshop where participants learn the reason for change, the methods of change, and the tools and techniques of change. They actually run a business, which requires them to identify the issues, select the appropriate Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma tools or techniques to apply, and see the results of their efforts.

Title: Envision Maintenance Excellence

Speaker: Lee Peters, P.E., Project Management and Engineering, Inc.

Abstract: Achieve what you can see and describe. You will immediately see ways to move, to evolve, and to achieve the level of excellence you want for your people and your organization. Learn to make excellence the only standard for maintenance.

2-2:50 p.m.

Title: Lean/Flow Manufacturing in Complex Environments

Speakers: Michael Henderson, Partner, FlowVision, LLC; Brad Redman, Vice President, FlowVision

Abstract: This presentation will cover some of the advanced tools, techniques, and calculations you can use to optimize the flow in your organization in more complex environments.

Title: The Successful Implementation of Total Productive Maintenance in a Large Automotive Organization

Speakers: Pat Mullen, Senior TPM Specialist, Management Technologies, Inc.; Paul Prosser, Senior Consultant, Management Technologies, Inc.

Abstract: This presentation will explore many of the key preparation activities required to successfully implement an effective improvement effort such as total productive maintenance (TPM).

3-3:50 p.m.

Title: Affordable and Effective Security

Speakers: Declan Boland, Solutions Executive, IBM BCS; Milan Bhalala, Sr. Manager of Product Marketing, Datasweep, Inc.

Abstract: This session will address new and emerging dynamic databases that use information collected at customers touch points, biometric tools that that can be linked to discrete areas of law enforcement databases, how to integrate into current technology systems to enable real-time notification of security breaches, and how these tools can save on labor, reduce human error, and increase speed.

Title: Optimizing Compressed Air Systems: Five Steps For Reducing Energy Costs by 20%

Speaker: Marc Dufour, President, Industrial Systems, Ingersoll-Rand Company

Abstract: Mr. Dufour will discuss common flaws of compressed air systems and identify five critical steps plant managers can take to improve existing systems.

Thursday, February 26

10-11 a.m.

Title: Zero Breakdown Strategies — The Key to Achieving Asset Reliability

Speaker: Terry Wireman, Senior Industry Analyst, GenesisSolutions

Abstract: With competitiveness at an all-time high, companies are striving for any advantage in their respective markets. One area that is either neglected or only lightly scrutinized is optimum utilization of the company’s asset base. This presentation focuses on the concept of zero breakdowns and how such a strategy can be developed to optimize asset utilization.

11-11:50 a.m.

Title: Maintenance Management and Regulatory Compliance

Speaker: Terry Wireman, Senior Industry Analyst, GenesisSolutions

Abstract: Maintenance Management and Regulatory Compliance strategies is a presentation designed to create an awareness of how a maintenance management function for a company can contribute or detract from a company’s compliance with regulatory requirements. The presentation provides an overview of a maintenance strategy and how it will impact each of the four major compliance agencies (OSHA, EPA, FDA, and ISO).

Title: Thermal Imaging: Solutions for Industrial Control, Monitoring, and Maintenance

Speaker: Stan Kummer, Market Manager, Public Safety and Industrial Division, Raytheon Commercial Infrared

Abstract: This session will provide an overview of the capabilities of thermal imaging cameras in manufacturing, including discussions of current applications, emerging solutions, and strategies for integrating these tools into company operations.

1-1:50 p.m.

Title: OSHA 101 — An Introduction to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Speaker: William Coulehan, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA, Calumet City Area Office

Abstract: This presentation is an overview of OSHA, including inspection procedures, frequently violated standards, safety and health resources available to employers, and the OSHA website.

Title: Reliability and Maintenance: The Business of Manufacturing

Speakers: Dennis McCormick, Lincoln Technology Corporation; Michael Robin, Lincoln Technology Corporation

Abstract: In order to successfully implement a manufacturing strategy, everyone in the organization needs to be focused on the same set of goals. Having reliability/maintenance personnel reporting to functional organizations rather than to the manufacturing organizations usually sets up competing goals and priorities.

2-2:50 p.m.

Title: OSHA’s Strategic Management Plan 2003-2008

Speaker: William Coulehan, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA, Calumet City Area Office

Abstract: The presentation is an update of OSHA’s goals and strategies, including new and proposed regulations, the comprehensive plan to address ergonomics, and an overview of the OSHA website.

Title: How Lighting Can Positively Contribute To “Sustainable” Design

Speaker: Paul Walitsky, Environmental Affairs Manager, Philips Lighting

Abstract: The session provides an overview of the U.S. Green Building Council’s leadership role in energy and environmental design for green buildings, and the leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) rating system. It includes a discussion of lighting efficiency; and how low-mercury, energy-efficient, long-life lighting products can assist buildings in achieving LEED certification for green buildings.

NMW at-a-glance

Exhibition Date& Location

February 23-26, 2004, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Exhibition hours

February 23: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

February 24: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

February 25: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

February 26: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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