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Chairman’s Message

Happy November! This month’s meeting will be at Emerson Fisher Controls in Marshalltown. Last spring, we toured the Additive R&D part of the
business. This month, we will tour the factory. The Marshalltown factory is the largest control valve production facility in the world. It has a variety of
machines, assembly areas, and a vary capable weld shop that handle made-to-order, custom valves.

Last month SME held a joint meeting with APICS and toured the Fareway Distribution Center. Seeing the massive picking and packing system was  impressive.
We were able to walk through the system and get an in-depth explanation of how it works. We also got to experience the -20°F ice cream freeze; a great way to acclimate for the winter. It was a treat to see the heart of another  Iowa based and founded company!

This will be our last tour of the year as it is tradition for the December meeting to be the handoff to the new officers. If anyone is interested in an officer position, please reach out to Joe or me, and plan to attend the December meeting tentatively scheduled for December 19th.
Here is a safety moment for this month. The picture speaks for itself: Wear your safety glasses and PPE. 
Don’t forget to like SME Chapter 80 on Facebook!
The Des Moines Chapters has also started a LinkedIn page. Don’t forget to connect!

Mike Butler
Chapter 80 Chair


News letter Click here to view our November 2019 Newsletter  


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