Facility Tours

Attendees at the 2019 Phoenix Symposium will have the opportunity to tour one of three local facilities, including the Central Arizona Project (CAP) - Waddell Dam and Power Plant, Frito-Lay Manufacturing Plant and Sysco Arizona. Tours will be held on Thursday, June 27 and are $75. 

Central Arizona Project (CAP) – Waddell Dam and Power Plant

9:00 am – 2:00 pm
*Lunch will be provided at facility

Waddell Pump/Generating Plant is an 80 MW hydroelectric generating and pumping plant facility including an earthen dam and a 10,000 surface acre reservoir (Lake Pleasant). CAP implemented a Maintenance Excellence Program in 2003 and has operated and maintained the facility utilizing the practices, procedures and metrics included in the SMRP Body of Knowledge.


 

Frito-Lay Manufacturing Plant 

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
*Lunch will be provided

The plant is located on a 300-acre plot on the West side of Casa Grande, AZ. The manufacturing plant has six production lines that produce the following products:  Lay’s, Ruffles, Wavy Lay’s, Doritos, Tostitos, Cheetos, Fritos, Baked Cheetos and Hot Fries. The site also has a warehouse and traffic center, and provides the bulk of its product to a six state area in the southwest United States.The plant is also a near net zero site that utilizes photovoltaic solar panels, a biomass boil and a MBR water recovery system to reduce its environmental impact.


 

Sysco Arizona

9:30 am – 1:30 pm
*Lunch will be provided at facility

Sysco Arizona is part of a Multi-National Corporation involved in marketing and distribution of food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas. In 2017, Sysco Arizona implemented a Maintenance Reliability Program and has maintained the facility utilizing the practices, procedures and metrics that are included in the SMRP Body of Knowledge. Although Sysco Arizona has just recently implemented a maintenance program, there has already been a positive impact in process, documentation and accountability. The campus encompasses over 500,000 square feet, which includes automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) technology in the dry and ammonia-refrigerated warehouse, Raymond material handling equipment and a transportation maintenance department with a large fleet of tractors, refrigerated trailers and box trucks that deliver food product throughout the entire state of Arizona.

 

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