Facility tours offer an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at ergonomics in action at various facilities in a variety of industries. An additional fee is required for each tour to participate.
Monday, June 2
Hydro-Québec Beauharnois Generating Station
Noon – 3 p.m.
Exceptional since 1932, Beauharnois generating station is one of the world's largest hydropower facilities. Discover the exceptional design of this facility, whose construction began by pick and shovel more than 80 years ago. You will be charmed by the award-winning architecture of this Art Deco structure, which ranks among the country's national historic sites.
Note: The electromagnetic fields in power plants may disrupt pacemaker operation. As a precaution, pacemaker users will not be allowed on the part of the guided tour that takes place inside the power plant.
Closed toed shoes must be worn. No cameras allowed.
Tuesday, June 3
Port of Montreal
Situated 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) inland from the Atlantic, the Port of Montreal provides access to some 100 million Canadian and American consumers. Of all the ports along the North American East Coast, the Port of Montreal is the one that offers the fastest, most direct and most economical access to major markets in Central Canada, the U.S. Midwest and the U.S. Northeast. Ships need only stop at one port — the Port of Montreal — to access these vast markets.
The Port of Montreal has modern facilities to handle all types of cargo. It moves more than 1 million TEU (20-foot equivalent unit) containers, representing more than 12 million tons of containerized goods annually. The Port of Montreal also handles non-containerized general cargo, liquid bulk, dry bulk and grain.