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John Deere Agriculture & Turf Equipment
10/23/2014
11:30 am
John Deere Agriculture & Turf Equipment
Fuquay-Varina, NC, USA Detailed Info

6501 Highway 55 East, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Deere's Agriculture & Turf Equipment segment manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf equipment and related service parts. It offers tractors, harvesters, balers, mowers, forage, tillage equipment, sprayers and seeding equipment under its agriculture product portfolio and utility vehicles, mowers, snow and debris handling equipment, golf and turf care under its turf equipment portfolio. The segment also offers agricultural management systems technology and solutions that help farmers control costs and improve yields.

Cost: Lunch will be kindly provided at no charge to event attendees courtesy of John Deere.

Registration is on-line only, no registrations at the door.

Read the event flyer for all the details, directions, and John Deere, Fuquay-Varina NC site Visitor Guidelines Requirements/Restrictions.

Restrictions:

John Deere has requested no team members from other agriculture & turf equipment companies (competitors of John Deere) to be included in the SAE group. A SAE International member must accompany all non-SAE member guests. The John Deere, Fuquay-Varina NC site Visitor Guidelines Requirements/Restrictions are included in attached event flyer and must be fully observed at all times. All participants must have long pants, closed toe shoes, short or long sleeve shirts.

No cameras or video equipment allowed.

Questions or issues Contact: Martin Eglajs SAE Carolina Activities, mzeglajs.sae@gmail.com

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You must preregister by  10/18/2014 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   35



****EVENT POSTPONED**** PROTERRA - Technical Presentation and Facility Tour
10/02/2014
2:00 pm
Proterra Plant, 25 Whitlee Court
Greenville, SC, USA Detailed Info

25 Whitlee Court, Greenville, SC 29607

EVENT POSTPONED - Check back for reschedule Date

Proterra is a world leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission vehicles that enable bus fleet operators to reduce operating costs and deliver clean, quiet transportation to the community. Proterra's second-generation bus is the world's most fuel-efficient battery electric bus and features advanced on-route, fast-charge technology that enables infinite range. With unmatched durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous testing at Altoona, the Proterra product is proudly made in America and based in Greenville, SC USA.

Registration is on-line only, no registrations at the door.

Read the event flyer for all the details, directions,

Proterra has requested no team members from other bus manufacturing companies (competitors of Proterra) to be included in the SAE group.

No Cameras or cell phone camera pictures will be allowed. Please bring safety glasses, if possible. (A limited supply will be available at the plant.)

Questions or issues Contact: Martin Eglajs SAE Carolina Activities, mzeglajs.sae@gmail.com

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You must preregister by  09/27/2014 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   35



NASCAR Research & Development Center, Facility Tour and Technical Presentation
06/26/2014
9:30 am
NASCAR Research & Development Center
Concord, NC, USA Detailed Info

7010 West Winds Boulevard, Concord, NC 28027

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc .(NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada,Mexico and Europe. For more information, visit www.nascar.com and follow NASCAR at www.facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.

Registration is on-line only, no registrations at the door.

Read the event flyer for all the details, directions,

NASCAR has requested no team members from competitors of NASCAR to be included.

No Cameras or cell phone camera pictures will be allowed.

Questions or issues Contact: Dan Hamby, SAE Carolina Activities, dhamby@dahecoengines.com

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You must preregister by  06/23/2014 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   30



Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Facility Tour and Technical Presentation
06/12/2014
3:00 pm
Lockheed Martin 244 Terminal Rd., Greenville, SC 29605
Greenville, SC, USA Detailed Info

Lockheed Martin is a global leader in the design, manufacture and support of military aircraft. The goal: To provide a full spectrum of aeronautical resources to allow the U.S. and its allies to conduct air operations anywhere, any time.

The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics site in Greenville, S.C.provides aircraft expertise in the following areas:

Full Service Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul C130 aircraft - Aircraft Inspections Mid-Life Management and Logistics Services, and Warehouse Services.

MANY RESTRICTIONS for this SAE MEMBERS ONLY EVENT. A summary is listed below with more details in the attached pdf for more details and directions:

Registration is on-line only, no registrations at the door.

members must supply their employer affiliation in advance of the visit.

For all NON US national guests, Lockheed Martin will need the following information in advance of the visit: Name, DOB, Citizenship(s). Passport Number, Issuing country, Place of Birth (city/state, country)

Lockheed Martin has requested no team members from other aircraft final assembly companies (competitors of Lockheed Martin) to be included in the SAE tour group.

Read the event flyer for all the details, directions,

Questions or issues Contact: Martin Eglajs, SAE Carolina Activities, mzeglajs.sae@gmail.com

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You must preregister by  06/09/2014 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   25



Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant Tour and Technical Presentation
05/20/2014
3:00 pm
Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant
Whitakers, NC, USA Detailed Info

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Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant Tour and Technical Presentation,

9377 North U.S. Highway 301, Whitakers, NC 27891

Cummins Inc. is a global leader that designs, sells and services diesel engines, power generation systems and related products and technologies. Cummins Inc. is the largest independent maker of diesel engines and related products in the world. It has operations in more than 190 countries and territories worldwide. Major products are diesel and natural gas engines for on- and off-highway applications; power generation systems and standby generators; engine filters, advanced exhaust aftertreatment products; turbochargers; fuel systems. The Rocky Mount plant builds diesel and natural gas engines ranging from 90 to 600 horsepower.

Restrictions: Only SAE members and their guests can attend. The Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant Visitor Advisory Requirements/Restrictions are attached with this meeting notice and must be fully observed at all times.

Registration is on-line only, no registrations at the door.

Read the event flyer for all the details, directions, and Plant Visitor Advisory Requirements/Restrictions.

Questions or issues Contact: Gene Miller, SAE Carolina Activities, g.miller@te.com telephone 336-665-3761

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You must preregister by  05/18/2014 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   30



Professional Development Meeting with UNC-Charlotte Student Chapter
04/24/2014
5:45 pm
UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, NC, USA Detailed Info

Event Cancelled, to be rescheduled later in 2014

Professional Development (Presentation Skills)- "Just because you are an EXPERT doesn't make you INTERESTING" by Dr. Paul Homoly

Motorsports Research Bldg (Social) and Duke Centennial Hall, Rm 345 (Presentation), UNC-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

If you're a professional / leader who wants your clients, team members, juries, investors, patients, employees, or customers to act on your recommendations, then you'll love "Just Because You're an Expert... Doesn't Make You Interesting". This seminar is all about making you an Interesting Expert; one who is more likely to influence people than typical experts who can overwhelm, confuse, or bore listeners.

A social opportunity before the presentation in the Motorsports Research Bldg. Come meet the SAE Student Chapter Members and see the Motorsports Research Bldg

Costs: $15 SAE Member, $20 Non-Member, $0 SAE Student Members (parking in gated lot CRI 3 next to Motorsports Bldg included)

Registration is on-line only, please no registrations at the door. Read the event flyer for all the details and directions.

Contact: Jeff Poland, SAE Carolina, jpoland.sae@gmail.com

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You must preregister by  04/13/2014 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   40



BRP US Inc., Presentation and Facility Tour
04/17/2014
12:01 pm
BRP US Inc.
Spruce Pine, NC, USA Detailed Info

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BRP US Inc., Lost Foam Castings Manufacturing Facility Tour and Technical Presentation,

1211 Greenwood Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Founded in 1942, BRP US, also known as Bombardier Recreational Products US, provides a range of products for recreational vehicles. The firm offers watercraft and sport boats, snowmobiles, outboard engines, and karts and engines. It provides products from various brands, such as Ski-Doo, Lynx, Can-Am, and Evinrude. The facility in Spruce Pine, NC provides complex lost foam castings for BRP products and for external customers in the marine, automotive, trucking, rail, and construction industries. This facility is one of the only plants worldwide to manufacture lost foam products with cast in inserts and to manufacture V-Block engines using the lost foam process.

Lunch will be kindly provided the courtesy of BRP Inc.

BRP has requested no team members from competitors.

Registration is on-line only, no registrations at the door.

Read the event flyer for all the details and directions.

Questions or issues Contact: Dan Hamby, SAE Carolina Activities, dhamby@dahecoengines.com

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You must preregister by  04/14/2014 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   40



28th Annual Carolina Section Golf Outing
04/10/2014
9:00 am
Bryan Park 6275 Bryan Park Road
Greensboro, NC, USA Detailed Info

The 28th Annual Carolina Section Golf Outing/Fundraiser at Bryan Park

ATTENTION GOLFERS: THIS IS IT!!!

Open the link and return your reservations ASAP!

Don't get shut out of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Carolina Section golf outing; space is limited but your prompt reply to this once a year offer will improve your chances of being included. Come out, enjoy a round of golf, engage one of what is sure to be several stimulating 'applied statistics' seminars, enjoy some of the best camaraderie within the SAE, and/or simply enjoy a fine meal and beverage with friends.

Official registration form link.

NOTE: You must register with form and not on-line here.

You must preregister by  03/31/2014 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   300



Energy Systems Research and Test Facility
03/28/2014
12:01 pm
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY RESTORATION INSTITUTE
North Charleston, SC, USA Detailed Info

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Energy Systems Research and Test Facility Facility Tour and Technical Presentation,

1250 Supply Street, North Charleston, SC, 29405-2045

Just officially dedicated in November 2013, the Clemson University facility in North Charleston, SC will be capable of full-scale advanced testing of wind turbine drivetrain systems, full nacelles, and simulation of blade forces. The facility contains two test beds, a 7.5 megawatt and 15 megawatt, with dynamic non-torque loading. Capable of 50Hz or 60Hz testing, the facility can test for any unit bound for anywhere in the world.

This is a joint meeting with the ASME Charleston Section.

Read the event flyer for all the details and directions.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to see a World Class, true State-of-the-art Facility

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You must preregister by  03/20/2014 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   35



Carolina Section Student Night
02/27/2014
4:00 pm
Volvo Trucks North America
Greensboro, NC, USA Detailed Info
2014 Carolina Collegiate Student Chapters Presentation Night

Hosted by

Volvo Trucks North America

at the

Volvo Trucks Communications Center

7900 National Service Road, Greensboro, NC 27409

The Carolina Section's Student SAE Chapters (Clemson, USC, UNC-Charlotte, NC A&T, Duke, and NC State) will hold their annual meeting on February 27th. They will present and exhibit their 2013/2014 SAE Baja and Formula SAE projects plus other 'motive engineering' projects.

Please come out and see their Baja and FSAE vehicles on display, challenge the students 'one- on-one' with questions about the design, analysis, material selections, fabrication techniques and then hear the teams give formal presentations with time for more questions.

Volvo Trucks North America has kindly fully sponsored the event and provided the venue.

Read the event flyer for detailed information and directions.

Come out and see what our Carolina colleges are designing and building. Hope to see you there!

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You must preregister by  02/21/2014 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   200



CATERPILLAR Axle Manufacturing Plant Tour

11/19/2013
3:45 pm
Caterpillar Axle Manufacturing Plant
Winston-Salem, NC, USA Detailed Info
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SAE Members Only Event

Note: Early Start Time 4:00 PM

The Caterpillar Axle Manufacturing facility, 2950 Temple School Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27330 is a 1,000,000 ft2 facility with 850,000 ft2 dedicated to Machining, Assembly and Logistics for Large Mining Truck axles. The facility opened in October 2011.

The facility produces axle assemblies for large mining Trucks, which includes: - Front & Rear Spindles - Axle Housing & Axle Shafts - Wheel group - Planetary & Differential Carriers

The axles are shipped to ports for on-site customer assembly, with approximately 90% being exported overseas. The Winston-Salem facility is state-of-the-art and includes numerous "green" technologies that improve our sustainability and efficiency, Silver LEED certified in the spring of 2013.

Restrictions:

1. Only members from non-competitve companies can attend and 2. all Caterpillar Inc. Safety Requirements/Restrictions must be fully observed, see page 2 of flyer

Read the event flyer for more information and safety requirements.

This is a no-cost event but you must register On-line by November 15!

Further questions; please contact SAE Carolina Section Activities, Gene Miller at g.miller@te.com or 336-665-3761

You must preregister by  11/15/2013 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   35



BMW X5 '3rd Generation' Product Introduction & Drive Experience - On-Road Option

10/16/2013
5:00 pm
BMW Performance Center
Greer, SC, USA Detailed Info

X5 "3rd Generation" Sports Activity Vehicle Presentation - By setting new benchmarks for design, versatility and efficiency, the third-generation BMW X5 once again defines what it means to be a global market leader in its class. The latest iteration of the world's first Sports Activity Vehicle combines updated X5 styling cues with cutting-edge performance and premium luxury at every turn.

The new BMW X5 represents the latest evolution of design within the X family of vehicles, with a powerful front-end look and aerodynamic elements like Air Curtains and Aero Blades integrated throughout the body.

The presentations will be by BMW Module Leaders on their area of the vehicle including Engine/Powertrain, Suspension, Interior, Exterior, and Electronics.

On-Road Drive Experience Option - Drive the 2014 X5 on a "follow the leader" autocross course (see Detailed Info).

Register here for the on-road option.

IMPORTANT NOTICES: After registering on-line, for assigned drive time you must contact Jeff Poland at 864 580-0066 after 4pm weekdays, or wknds. For Drive Experience you must be >18 years old, present valid driver license, and sign BMW and SAE waivers. Registration closes and no refunds after October 11, 2013

Read the event flyer for more information.

Social sponsored by LMS International and PCB Piezotronics

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You must preregister by  10/13/2013 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   40



BMW X5 '3rd Generation' Product Introduction and Drive Experience - Off-Road Option - SOLD OUT!

10/16/2013
5:00 pm
BMW Performance Center
Greer, SC, USA Detailed Info

X5 "3rd Generation" Sports Activity Vehicle Presentation - By setting new benchmarks for design, versatility and efficiency, the third-generation BMW X5 once again defines what it means to be a global market leader in its class. The latest iteration of the world's first Sports Activity Vehicle combines updated X5 styling cues with cutting-edge performance and premium luxury at every turn.

The new BMW X5 represents the latest evolution of design within the X family of vehicles, with a powerful front-end look and aerodynamic elements like Air Curtains and Aero Blades integrated throughout the body.

The presentations will be by BMW Module Leaders on their area of the vehicle including Engine/Powertrain, Suspension, Interior, Exterior, and Electronics.

Off-Road Drive Experience Option - Drive the 2014 X5 on the "other roads" course including water trough, twists, and "spiral mountain" (see Detailed Info).

Registration Closed for this Option - Consider registering for the 'On-Road' Course.

IMPORTANT NOTICES: After registering on-line, for assigned drive time you must contact Jeff Poland at 864 580-0066 after 4pm weekdays, or wknds. For Drive Experience you must be >18 years old, present valid driver license, and sign BMW and SAE waivers. Registration closes and no refunds after October 11, 2013

Read the event flyer for more information.

Social sponsored by PCB Piezotronics and LMS International

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You must preregister by  10/03/2013 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   18



BMW X5 '3rd Generation' Product Introduction - Presentation and Social Only

10/16/2013
5:30 pm
BMW Performance Center
Greer, SC, USA Detailed Info

X5 "3rd Generation" Sports Activity Vehicle Presentation - By setting new benchmarks for design, versatility and efficiency, the third-generation BMW X5 once again defines what it means to be a global market leader in its class. The latest iteration of the world's first Sports Activity Vehicle combines updated X5 styling cues with cutting-edge performance and premium luxury at every turn.

The new BMW X5 represents the latest evolution of design within the X family of vehicles, with a powerful front-end look and aerodynamic elements like Air Curtains and Aero Blades integrated throughout the body.

The presentations will be by BMW Module Leaders on their area of the vehicle including Engine/Powertrain, Suspension, Interior, Exterior, and Electronics.

Register here for Presentation/Social Only

Read the event flyer for more information.

Social sponsored by LMS International and PCB Piezotronics

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You must preregister by  10/13/2013 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   50



Michelin Tweel Presentation - Development of a Non-Pneumatic wheel Replacing the Tire/Wheel Assembly

09/24/2013
5:15 pm
Michelin Conference Center
Greenville, SC, USA Detailed Info
517 Michelin Rd., Bldg 18, Greenville, SC 29605

The Tweel tire (the name is a contraction of "tire" and "wheel") is an airless one-piece wheel-and-tire combination with a rubber tread bonded to a wheel hub with polyurethane spokes. The Tweel tire aims at performance levels beyond those possible with conventional pneumatic technology because of its shear band design, added suspension, and decreased rolling resistance. It delivers pneumatic-like load-carrying capacity, ride comfort, and as it has no pressurized air cavity, it cannot fail by loss of air pressure.

Dr. Tim Rhyne will present and discuss the Michelin Tweel engineering technology and application issues.

Read the event flyer for more information.

Further questions contact SAE Carolina Section Martin Eglajs, mzeglajs.SAE@gmail.com

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You must preregister by  09/20/2013 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   85



27th Annual SAE Carolina Section Golf Outing

04/11/2013
9:00 am
6275 Bryan Park Road
Greensboro, NC 27214, NC, USA Detailed Info

Similar to usual*...good food, golf, camaraderie, applied statistics seminars, prizes. Join us for golf or dinner only ($35). To view flyer and registration form please click here

Don't miss this event!

You must preregister by  03/31/2013 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   432



SAE Carolina Section 2013 Student Night Sponsorship
02/20/2013
6:00 pm
SAE Carolina Section Sponsorship
Research Triangle , NC, USA
Sponsorship of 2013 SAE Carolina Section Student Night.

Credit Card payment only.

"Registration" will charge $500.00 to your credit card. Do not "register" unless you want to sponsor the Student Night.

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You must preregister by  02/20/2013 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.



Presentation and Tour of the MultiAir System Production at Schaeffler Group USA

02/19/2013
5:15 pm
Schaeffler Group USA Inc.
Cheraw, SC, USA Detailed Info

With its INA, LuK, and FAG brands, Schaeffler develops and manufactures precision components and systems for engines, transmissions, and chassis applications. The wide range of products includes components and systems for vehicles with internal combustion engine drivetrains.

MultiAir is an electro-hydraulic variable valve actuation technology controlling air intake (without a throttle valve) in gasoline or diesel engines. It is compatible with both naturally aspirated and forced-induction engines.

Following the tour there will be an opportunity to network, and Schaeffler Group USA will kindly provide refreshments and Hors D'oeuvers.

To conclude the visit to the Schaeffler Cheraw MultiAir plant, Philip George, Director Advanced Development, will present and discuss the MultiAir system engineering technology.

Note: Schaeffler has requested no team members from competitor companies (competitors of Schaeffler Group USA Inc.) to be included in the SAE Group.

Read the event flyer for more information.

You must preregister by  02/14/2013 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   20



SAE Carolina Section Student Night hosted by Duke University

02/12/2013
4:00 pm
Research Triangle High School
Durham, NC, USA Detailed Info

Duke University, Duke University Motorsports, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

is our host for the 2013 Student Night. The Carolina Section's Student SAE Chapters (Clemson, USC, UNC-Charlotte, NC A&T, Western Carolina, Eastern Carolina, Duke, and NC State) will hold their annual meeting on February 12th.

They will present and exhibit their 2012/2013 SAE Baja and Formula SAE projects plus other motive engineering projects.

Please come out and see their Baja and FSAE vehicles on display, challenge the students 1 on 1 with questions about design, analysis, material selections, fabrication techniques and then hear the teams formal presentations with time for more questions.

Please plan to join us and support the students!

Can your company be a sponsor? Contact Jeff Poland at jpoland.sae@gmail.com, 864 580-0066

Cost: $10 SAE Members and Guests, $0 Students . NOTE: SAE Student Team Member? Please register on-line for free. At the door you must pay $5.

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You must preregister by  02/10/2013 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   100



Technology Migration from Desktop to Mobile Devices

01/22/2013
6:00 pm
6000 Monroe Road #100
Charlotte, NC, USA Detailed Info

Where: Hendrick Automotive Training Center

Presenter: Bermon Painter - web designer/web developer at Hendrick Automotive Group will share his experience in the transition from desktop to mobile devices.

Mobile devices today are as powerful and connected as any PC or laptop. If you have ever considered which device is best for you then you will not want to miss this event.

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You must preregister by  01/22/2013 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   50



Stabilus Presentation and Plant Tour
12/18/2012
5:30 pm
Stabilus
Gastonia, NC, USA Detailed Info
Stabilus is a world market leader in the design and manufacture of gas struts and hydraulic vibration dampers. In the automobile and furniture industries, in housing and building technology and even in medical products as well as rehabilitation technology. Stabilus gas struts, dampers, and electric drives allow OEMs to optimize opening, closing, lifting, lowering, damping, and adjusting actions.

Stabilus Inc., 1201 Tulip Drive, Gastonia NC 28052 Click here for meeting flyer

You must preregister by  12/15/2012 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   25



Boeing Tour and Presentation
11/02/2012
2:30 pm
5265 International Blvd
North Charleston, SC, USA Detailed Info
MEMBER ONLY MEETING
Tour of Boeing Charleston facility which fabricates, assembles and installs systems for aft fuselage sections of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and joins and integrates midbody fuselage sections from other structural partners.
Tech Presentation by Dr Ash presenting "Uncovering the Secrets of the Wright Brothers" to discuss the pioneering accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright in designing the world's first powered and controlled flying machine.
You must preregister by  10/28/2012 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   29



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