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3M Transportation Summit Kicks off Tomorrow

September 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Transportation Manufacturers Summit hosted by 3M is slated to get under way tomorrow (Sept. 14) at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind.

According to a news release, the summit will feature technical seminars, product demonstrations and an Innovation Fair to connect transportation engineers with solutions to challenges in aspects including weight reduction, aesthetics, productivity, passenger comfort, safety, sustainability and water intrusion.

The day will begin with a keynote speech from Joe Thompson, president of Roush CleanTech. Thompson is a nationally recognized expert in the fleet vehicle and propane fuel industries. John Waters, president of Waters & Associates, will also present a keynote speech during the summit. Waters is currently consulting on several sustainability initiatives throughout the country and most recently led a $2 billion sustainability business plan for the energy supply and transportation sectors.

Four “Tech Talks” will also be presented over the course of the day, highlighting solutions for engineers, designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles. Topics will include “Replacing Mechanical Fasteners in Transportation Applications,” “Advances in Composite Materials,” “Advancements in Lighting Technologies,” and “Paint Shop Productivity Improvements.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the 3M Innovation Fair at several points during the day to speak with 3M representatives and enjoy exclusive access to new 3M products and technologies. Recent acquisitions will also be showcased, including Nida-Core Structural Honeycomb materials, which provide weight reduction options and acoustical and vibration dampening.

To secure reservations or for more information visit www.3M.com/SpecialtyVehicle.

 

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3M Hosting Transportation Manufacturers Summit

August 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s transportation engineers need solutions for a broad range of challenges. In response to these needs, 3M will host a Transportation Manufacturers Summit on Sept. 14 in Elkhart, Ind., at the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

According to a news release, the summit will feature technical seminars, product demonstrations and an Innovation Fair to connect transportation engineers with solutions to challenges in aspects including weight reduction, aesthetics, productivity, passenger comfort, safety, sustainability and water intrusion.

The day will begin with a keynote speech from Joe Thompson, president of Roush CleanTech. Thompson is a nationally recognized expert in the fleet vehicle and propane fuel industries. John Waters, president of Waters & Associates, will also present a keynote speech during the summit. Waters is currently consulting on several sustainability initiatives throughout the country and most recently led a $2 billion sustainability business plan for the energy supply and transportation sectors.

Four “Tech Talks” will also be presented over the course of the day, highlighting solutions for engineers, designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles. Topics will include “Replacing Mechanical Fasteners in Transportation Applications,” “Advances in Composite Materials,” “Advancements in Lighting Technologies,” and “Paint Shop Productivity Improvements.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the 3M Innovation Fair at several points during the day to speak with 3M representatives and enjoy exclusive access to new 3M products and technologies. Recent acquisitions will also be showcased, including Nida-Core Structural Honeycomb materials, which provide weight reduction options and acoustical and vibration dampening.

“This summit was designed specifically in response to the needs of our customers,” said Steve Stark, transportation market specialist. “We asked transportation engineers and manufacturers to tell us their pain points, and then we looked for solutions to those problems. The technologies we’ll be presenting represent the best of our 45 core technology platforms, with solutions from 14 3M product divisions and laboratories.”

Advance reservations are required to attend. To secure reservations, visit www.3M.com/SpecialtyVehicle.

 

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Schedule Set for 3M Transportation Summit

August 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s transportation engineers need solutions for a broad range of challenges. In response to these needs, 3M will host a Transportation Manufacturers Summit on Sept. 14 in Elkhart, Ind., at the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

According to a news release, the summit will feature technical seminars, product demonstrations and an Innovation Fair to connect transportation engineers with solutions to challenges in aspects including weight reduction, aesthetics, productivity, passenger comfort, safety, sustainability and water intrusion.

The day will begin with a keynote speech from Joe Thompson, president of Roush CleanTech. Thompson is a nationally recognized expert in the fleet vehicle and propane fuel industries. John Waters, president of Waters & Associates, will also present a keynote speech during the summit. Waters is currently consulting on several sustainability initiatives throughout the country and most recently led a $2 billion sustainability business plan for the energy supply and transportation sectors.

Four “Tech Talks” will also be presented over the course of the day, highlighting solutions for engineers, designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles. Topics will include “Replacing Mechanical Fasteners in Transportation Applications,” “Advances in Composite Materials,” “Advancements in Lighting Technologies,” and “Paint Shop Productivity Improvements.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the 3M Innovation Fair at several points during the day to speak with 3M representatives and enjoy exclusive access to new 3M products and technologies. Recent acquisitions will also be showcased, including Nida-Core Structural Honeycomb materials, which provide weight reduction options and acoustical and vibration dampening.

“This summit was designed specifically in response to the needs of our customers,” said Steve Stark, transportation market specialist. “We asked transportation engineers and manufacturers to tell us their pain points, and then we looked for solutions to those problems. The technologies we’ll be presenting represent the best of our 45 core technology platforms, with solutions from 14 3M product divisions and laboratories.”

Advance reservations are required to attend. To secure reservations, visit www.3M.com/SpecialtyVehicle.

 

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3M Set to Host Manufacturers Summit in Elkhart

July 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Minnesota-based RV industry supplier 3M is hosting a “3M Transportation Manufacturers Summit” in September at the RV/MH Heritage Foundation Inc.’s RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind.

“Today, the bright spark of innovation that helped build this country is being rekindled in countless ways across the American industrial heartland, fueling the confidence needed to go head-to-head with the best the world has to offer,” says Mark D. Gehlsen, U.S. Technology Solutions manager for the 3M Industrial Adhesives & Tapes Division in St. Paul, Minn. “In line with these efforts, 3M is pleased to announce the 3M Transportation Manufacturers Summit that is scheduled for Sept. 14, at the RV Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana.

“The 3M Transportation Manufacturers Summit is a one-day summit featuring keynote speakers, 3M technical seminars, product demonstrations and an ‘Innovation Fair,’ added Gehlsen. “The 3M Transportation Manufacturers Summit will provide a unique opportunity to have exclusive access to new 3M solutions, future 3M technology and 3M’s Existing Product Portfolios.

“A few of the selected topics include ‘Green’ transportation of the future, new composites material technology, improved paint shop productivity and advances in 3M LED lighting technology to name a few,” added Gehlsen. “This event is open to transportation manufacturers personnel who are actively engineering, building, fabricating, designing, and repairing all varieties of transportation vehicles including recreational vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, and emergency vehicles. The 3M Transportation Manufacturers Summit will enable the transportation market to leverage 3M technologies to design and build new-to-the-world vehicles.”

The registration deadline for the free day-long series of technical seminars and product demonstrations featuring a variety of advanced 3M technologies is August 15, and the first 50 registrants are to receive special 3M gifts: www.3M.com/SpecialtyVehicle.

 

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3M to Host Manufacturers Summit in Elkhart

July 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Minnesota-based RV industry supplier 3M is hosting a “3M Transportation Manufacturers Summit” in September at the RV/MH Heritage Foundation Inc.’s RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind.

“Today, the bright spark of innovation that helped build this country is being rekindled in countless ways across the American industrial heartland, fueling the confidence needed to go head-to-head with the best the world has to offer,” says Mark D. Gehlsen, U.S. Technology Solutions Manager for the 3M Industrial Adhesives & Tapes Division in St. Paul, Minn. “In line with these efforts, 3M is pleased to announce the 3M Transportation Manufacturers Summit that is scheduled for Wed., Sept. 14, at the RV Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana.

“The 3M Transportation Manufacturers Summit is a one-day summit featuring keynote speakers, 3M technical seminars, product demonstrations and an ‘Innovation Fair,’ added Gehlsen. “The 3M Transportation Manufacturers Summit will provide a unique opportunity to have exclusive access to new 3M solutions, future 3M technology and 3M’s Existing Product Portfolios.

“A few of the selected topics include ‘Green’ transportation of the future, new composites material technology, improved paint shop productivity and advances in 3M LED lighting technology to name a few,” added Gehlsen. “This event is open to transportation manufacturers personnel who are actively engineering, building, fabricating, designing, and repairing all varieties of transportation vehicles including recreational vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, and emergency vehicles. The 3M Transportation Manufacturers Summit will enable the transportation market to leverage 3M technologies to design and build new-to-the-world vehicles.”

The registration deadline for the free day-long series of technical seminars and product demonstrations featuring a variety of advanced 3M technologies is August 15, and the first 50 registrants are to receive special 3M gifts: www.3M.com/SpecialtyVehicle.

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