IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2015
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Facility Tours

Facility tours offer an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at continuous improvement in action at various facilities in a variety of industries. An additional fee is required for each tour to participate.

Monday, June 2

Hydro-Québec Beauharnois Generating Station
Beauharnois, Québec
Noon  3 p.m.  

Exceptional since 1932, Beauharnois generating station is one of the world's largest hydropower facilities. Discover the exceptional design of this facility, whose construction began by pick and shovel more than 80 years ago. You will be charmed by the award-winning architecture of this Art Deco structure, which ranks among the country's national historic sites.

Note: The electromagnetic fields in power plants may disrupt pacemaker operation. As a precaution, pacemaker users will not be allowed on the part of the guided tour that takes place inside the power plant.

Closed-toed shoes must be worn. No cameras allowed.

Molson-Coors Distribution Center SOLD OUT
Montreal, Québec
3 – 5 p.m.

Molson Coors Brewing Company is a leading global brewer delivering extraordinary brands that delight the world's beer drinkers. It brews, markets and sells a portfolio of leading premium brands such as Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Carling, Blue Moon, and Keystone Light across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Montreal Distribution Center is covering a 225,000 feet square area and has a warehouse capacity of 900,000 beer cases. Molson-Coors has invested upwards of $14 million in a fully automated order picking system.

At the end of the visit, you will have the occasion to taste one of many products distributed by Molson Coors in Quebec.

Available to attendees 21 years of age and older.

Closed-toed safety shoes must be worn. No cameras allowed. No competitors allowed.

Tuesday, June 3

Port of Montreal
Montreal, Québec
9 – 11 a.m.

Situated 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) inland from the Atlantic, the Port of Montreal provides access to some 100 million Canadian and American consumers. Of all the ports along the North American East Coast, the Port of Montreal is the one that offers the fastest, most direct and most economical access to major markets in Central Canada, the U.S. Midwest and the U.S. Northeast. Ships need only stop at one port — the Port of Montreal — to access these vast markets.

The Port of Montreal has modern facilities to handle all types of cargo. It moves more than 1 million TEU (20-foot equivalent unit) containers, representing more than 12 million tons of containerized goods annually. The Port of Montreal also handles non-containerized general cargo, liquid bulk, dry bulk and grain.