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 Date: August 24-25, 2017
Location: The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway
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The Carolinas Chapter of SMRP is excited to announce the dates and location of our annual meeting.  This year, we’ll be meeting at The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway located at 5555 Concord Parkway South Concord, NC 28027

Featured Presentation by Doc Palmer

“Leaping Forward Using Deming Principles in Asset Management”

Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s 14 principles revolutionized the world of business “inspiring and guiding the spectacular rise of Japanese industry after World War II.” Dr. Deming was “the father of the third phase of the Industrial Revolution” and he “changed the way we think about quality, management and leadership.” Doc will show how the 14 Deming principles apply to maintenance and reliability. Palmer reviews each principle and shows how maintenance should take advantage of it for superior asset management.

Doc Palmer is the Managing Partner of Richard Palmer & Associates.  With over three decades of industrial experience as a practitioner primarily within the maintenance department of the Jacksonville Electric Authority, a major United States electric utility.  Palmer was responsible for overhauling the existing maintenance planning organization.  The resulting success played a role in expanding planning to all crafts and stations owned and operated by the utility.  In 1999, Palmer published Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook which is now in its third edition (2013).  Doc Palmer is a registered professional engineer with a master’s degree in business administration.  He is also a CMRP. 

Other presentations will be given by both practitioners and industry partners.  There will also be a sponsor expo area were attendees can visit with and learn from some of the best in the industry.  There will also be ample time for networking and continued learning from those in attendance. 

*Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon break on Thursday, August 24th.

Want to bring your entire Maintenance & Reliability team…a group discount is available for those coming from the same facility.

For questions, please contact Adrian Messer, Chairman Carolinas Chapter SMRP at


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Previous Chapter Events


The 2016 Carolinas Chapter Annual Meeting was a huge success.  There were plenty of discussions, thought provoking presentations, and laughs at the evening reception.  Thank you for attending, and we look forward to seeing you at future events.  If you’re going to the SMRP Annual Conference be sure to look for us. 

Plans are already being made for 2017.  We’re always in need of locations for a plant tour and suggestions for presentations.  If you have an interesting idea or case study that you’d like to present, feel free to contact our Chapter Leadership. 

When renewing your SMRP membership, it is important that you specify that you’d like to be a member of the Carolinas Chapter.  This will keep you up to date on information and emails related to the Carolinas Chapter. 
If you have any questions, please reach out to us!

On Thursday, March 30, 2017 the Carolinas Chapter of SMRP was welcomed by Boeing’s North Charleston aircraft assembly facility for a presentation and plant tour.  With 37 people in attendance from maintenance & reliability professionals from South and North Carolina, all those in attendance were impressed with the aircraft assembly process and the final product that Boeing produces at this site, The Boeing 787.  After the tour, an excellent lunch was enjoyed at Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ. 


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