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.

Please note that this facility is not ADA compliant.


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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