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    • 09/14/2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Hutchinson: 460 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    • 11



    Join West Michigan World Trade Association for our Fall 2017 Production Tours

    This series will provide an opportunity for participants to:
    *engage in the import/export community at large 
    *tour exciting local facilities that are actively participating in the production/distribution cycle
    *view industry best practices at work 
    *network with industry peers

    September 14, 2017:  7:30-9:00 AM
    Production Tour 1 - Hutchinson
    Coffee and pastries included

    October 12, 2017:  7:30-9:00 AM
    Production Tour 2 - Notions Marketing
    Coffee and pastries included

    November 17, 2017: 5:00-7:00 PM
    Production Tour 3 - Founders Brewing Co.

    Beer and appetizers included

    COST:
    $30 Single Event Ticket- WMWTA Member 
    $40 Singe Event Ticket- NON WMWTA Member
    $85 Entire Event Series Registration- WMWTA Member
    $110 Entire Event Series Registration- NON WMWTA Member

    Student Scholarships are available upon request. Email: manager@wmwta.org


    Date: September 14, 2017 Hutchinson Plant Tour
    Time:
    7:30-9:00 AM
    Location: Hutchinson 
    460 Fuller Ave NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Join West Michigan World Trade Association members and guests as we received a behind the scenes tour of this exciting company. Operating in 25 countries to date, Hutchinson designs and manufactures smart solutions for a world on the move and contributes to future mobility on land, in the air and at sea. You won't want to miss this opportunity to see this high-tech facility in operation. 

    Agenda for Event 1: 
    7:30-8:00 AM Registration and Pastries
    8:00-8:45 AM Introduction and Tour of Hutchinson
    8:45-9:00 AM Questions and Wrap up

    About Hutchinson


    For more than 160 years, Hutchinson has been serving customers around the world through its international footprint and involvement in all steps of the production process. Our Group continuously develops new innovations that enable mobility to advance. Through its multiple areas of expertise, Hutchinson can meet even the most complicated requirements of its customers. Products such as its anti-vibration mounts, seals, hoses, elbow connections, and cast and molded rubber parts improve comfort and safety in a variety of markets. Today, these solutions are found throughout the world, in automobiles, planes, high-speed railcars, rockets and submarines. The new materials and processes that we constantly develop enable mobility to advance.

    Not a member? Click here to join!

    • 10/12/2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Notions Marketing: 540 Crofton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
    • 26



    Join West Michigan World Trade Association for our Fall 2017 Production Tours

    This series will provide an opportunity for participants to:
    *engage in the import/export community at large 
    *tour exciting local facilities that are actively participating in the production/distribution cycle
    *view industry best practices at work 
    *network with industry peers

    September 14, 2017:  7:30-9:00 AM
    Production Tour 1 - Hutchinson
    Coffee and pastries included

    October 12, 2017:  7:30-9:00 AM
    Production Tour 2 - Notions Marketing
    Coffee and pastries included

    November 17, 2017: 5:00-7:00 PM
    Production Tour 3 - Founders Brewing Co.

    Beer and appetizers included

    COST:
    $30 Single Event Ticket- WMWTA Member 
    $40 Singe Event Ticket- NON WMWTA Member
    $85 Entire Event Series Registration- WMWTA Member
    $110 Entire Event Series Registration- NON WMWTA Member

    Student Scholarships are available upon request. Email: manager@wmwta.org


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    Date: October 12, 2017 Notions Marketing
    Time: 7:30-9:00 AM
    Location: Notions Marketing
    540 Crofton SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507

    Join West Michigan World Trade Association Members and guests as we received a behind the scenes tour of Notions Marketing. See the warehouse and the new fulfillment center that distributes around the world. A proud family owned local employer, the details of this facility are sure to wow! 

    Agenda for Event 2: 
    7:30-8:00 AM Registration, Networking, Coffee and Pastries
    8:00-8:45 AM Introduction and Tour of Notions Marketing
    8:45-9:00 AM Questions and Wrap up

    About Notions Marketing
    Notions Marketing is the world’s largest creative arts distributor, helping retailers grow sales, free up cash and increase profits. With 165,000+ items in stock and more than 3,000 new items are added to our inventory every month, Notions focuses on having every relevant product in the market. With simple product replenishment and more than 1,500+ brands, we are the most comprehensive source for creative arts products on the market.

    Our family contains more than 600 employees ready to serve you. Committed to independent retailers, we focus on strength, simplicity and savings.

    Not a member? Click here to join!

    • 11/09/2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Founders Brewing: 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    • 16



    Join West Michigan World Trade Association for our Fall 2017 Production Tours

    This series will provide an opportunity for participants to:
    *engage in the import/export community at large 
    *tour exciting local facilities that are actively participating in the production/distribution cycle
    *view industry best practices at work 
    *network with industry peers

    September 14, 2017:  7:30-9:00 AM
    Production Tour 1 - Hutchinson
    Coffee and pastries included

    October 12, 2017:  7:30-9:00 AM
    Production Tour 2 - Notions Marketing
    Coffee and pastries included

    November 9, 2017: 5:00-7:00 PM
    Production Tour 3 - Founders Brewing Co.

    Beer and appetizers included

    COST:
    $30 Single Event Ticket- WMWTA Member 
    $40 Singe Event Ticket- NON WMWTA Member
    $85 Entire Event Series Registration- WMWTA Member
    $110 Entire Event Series Registration- NON WMWTA Member

    Student Scholarships are available upon request. Email: manager@wmwta.org


    Date: November 9, 2017
    Founders Brewing Co.
    Time: 5:00-7:00 PM
    Location: Founders Brewing Co.
    235 Grandville Ave SW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Join West Michigan World Trade Association Members and guests as we received a behind the scenes tour of the brewing facility that landed Grand Rapids on the international beer scene! Discuss the expansion of international distribution, beer making, company culture, storage and governmental compliance within this exciting industry. See the retail location and enjoy beer and appetizers as you network following the tour. You won't want to miss this tour of the 2017 World Trader of the Year Award Recipient. 

    Agenda for Event 3: 
    5:00-5:15 PM Registration
    5:15-6:00 PM Introduction and Tour of Founders Brewing Co. 
    6:00-6:15 PM Questions and Wrap up
    6:15-7:00 PM Beer and Appetizers

    About Founders Brewing Co.
    Founders Brewing Co. was established in 1997 by two craft beer/home brewing enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens. Specializing in “complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics, bigger body, and tons of flavor”, Founders “doesn’t brew beer for the masses.” Today, Founders ranks among the top 30 largest craft breweries in the U.S. They have received awards from numerous sources, including: World Beer Cup, European Beer Star, Great American Beer Festival, RateBeer and BeerAdvocates.

    100% family owned and founded in 1890, Mahou San Miguel, has been Spain’s leading brewing company for 125 years. With eight centers, spanning across the globe, Mahou San Miguel purchased a minority stake in Founders Brewing Co. in 2015. Together they are focused on long-term strategic growth, with a commitment to brand longevity and product quality. 

    Not a member? Click here to join!

West Michigan World Trade Association is a 501(c)6  non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the region's competitive edge in the global marketplace, while providing a forum for executives interested in sharing their experiences and honing their skills in international trade.

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