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Facility Tours

Facility tours offer an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at continuous improvement in action at various facilities in a variety of industries. An additional fee is required for each tour to participate.

GE Center for Additive Technology Advancement
Monday May 22
8:30 a.m. - Noon

The Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA) is the flagship center for additive manufacturing (AM) at GE. We develop industrial applications for the benefit of all GE businesses, and drive innovation in design and applications for AM. We focus on industrialization of six AM modalities and are poised to be GE’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence.

Tour Restrictions:  

  • U.S. Citizens only
  • No competitors
  • No cameras
  • Closed toe shoes required
  • Safety glasses will be provided

 

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Monday May 22
12:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Changing lives for the better is what our new hospital campus is all about. Designed with our Children's family – patients, families and staff – in mind, our new hospital inspires positive transformation for all who pass through our doors.

For our patients and their families, we promise comfort and a healing touch by offering spacious, private rooms (with overnight accommodation for parents) designed with kids in mind, and one of the largest family resource centers of any pediatric hospital in the world.

For our staff, we promise a state-of-the-art facility utilizing breakthrough technology, enhanced research facilities and an intelligent design to maximize efficiency in patient care.

Located in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood, our facility is situated on 10 acres - 1.5 million square feet of usable space. Its design is based on input from physicians, nurses and families – to ensure it meets the unique requirements of pediatric health care providers and the patients they serve.

Tour Restrictions:

  • Comfortable shoes recommended

 

FedEx Ground – North Pitt
Tuesday, May 23
6:10 – 9:30 a.m.

FedEx Ground is a leading small package delivery company headquartered right here in Pittsburgh. Their North Pitt station – located in sunny Zelienople – is one of their newest, high-tech, automated sortation facilities, with the ability to sort 15,000 packages per hour. Come take a tour of the station during a live inbound sort as they load thousands of packages onto vans for delivery throughout western PA and eastern OH.

Tour Restrictions: 

  • You will be asked to go through a metal detector upon arrival and departure at the facility
  • No weapons allowed
  • No competitors
  • No cameras
  • No high heels, no open-toed shoes, no ties, no loose-hanging jewelry

 

Westinghouse Waltz Mill
Tuesday, May 23
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Westinghouse Operations and Control Center (WOCC) and Training areas – The WOCC tracks and oversee the service portfolio offered by Westinghouse at each of their customer sites. A tour of the WOCC will give the participants a glimpse of the logistics involved, the metrics utilized, and a look at real time video of maintenance operations at a nuclear power plant. The training and equipment high bay areas have a series of mockups that mimic plant equipment and components including robotic tooling.

Tour Restrictions: 

  • All participants must be reviewed and approved in advance
  • No competitors
  • No cameras
  • Closed toe shoes required
  • Safety glasses provided


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