PRISM Magazine Online - May-June 2000 - Special Conference Issue
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Make your plans now, tour space is limited! Reservations will be accepted in the order that they are received. June 1 is the deadline for advance registration. Tour prices include round-trip transportation, with the exception of the Laclede Gas Building tour, which is within walking distance of the America's Center. Tickets purchased after June 1 are subject to space availability. A $5 surcharge will be added to each ticket purchased on site.

Requests to cancel tour reservations must be made in writing to Galaxy Registration and received by June 1 to receive a refund. No refunds or changes will be made after that date.

All tours leave from the Washington Avenue entrance of the America's Center unless otherwise noted.

8101-Laclede Gas Building

8101-Laclede Gas Building
Monday, June 19
720 Olive Street
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$15 per person
Limited to 30 participants
Attendees meet at 720 Olive Street, 10:20 a.m.

    Tour a total energy plant located in the heart of downtown St. Louis. The Laclede Gas Building is a stand-alone power plant capable of producing up to 4,300 kW of electric power. The engine-generator sets are equipped with heat-recovery steam generators, which supply low-pressure steam for heating, domestic hot water, and for chilled water. The plant includes both absorption and engine-driven chillers and houses the main offices of Laclede Gas Company, the largest gas distribution utility in Missouri. Included in the tour will be an update by Sterling Properties and Laclede Gas on the latest in on-site power generation and distributed generation. 

8201-Tour of Boeing's Composites Center

8201-Tour of Boeing's Composites Center
Tuesday, June 20
8:30 a.m-11:30 a.m.
$15 per person
Limited to 25 participants

    The Composites Center opened in 1982 and has more than 300,000 square feet of shop space and more than 100,000 square feet of clean room floor space. Various operations are conducted within the Composites Center, including ply cutting, hand lay-up, autoclave cure, and automated fiber placement. The center produces more than 50,000 pounds of composites annually.

    Only U.S. citizens will be allowed to participate in this tour. Attendees must pre-register for the tour along with their pre-registration for the conference. Also, they must provide their Social Security Number for their visitor's badge

8202-Tour of Ford Motor's St. Louis Assembly Plant

8202-Tour of Ford Motor's St. Louis Assembly Plant
Tuesday, June 20
8:30-11:30 a.m.
$15 per person
Limited to 47 participants

    Take a walking tour of the Ford Motor Assembly Plant, which produces tens of thousands of units per year of one of the most popular sport utility vehicles on the market, the Ford Explorer.

    No sandals, shorts, or skirts allowed. Children under 13 will not be allowed.

8203-Tour of the Melvin Price Locks and Dam

8203-Tour of the Melvin Price Locks and Dam
Tuesday, June 20
8:30-11:30 a.m.
$15 per person
Limited to 47 participants.

    Explore the Melvin Price Locks and Dam, which provide convenient river transportation along the Mississippi River for farm products, coal, and other goods. The new structure weighs more than 1.7 million tons and has almost 30 times more concrete and 10 times more steel than the Gateway Arch.