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Program - Technical Tours


Monday, June 26, 2017 - Universal Technical Institute/NASCAR Technical Institute - Tour FULL

Universal Technical Institute/ NASCAR Technical Institute

Registration for the Nascar Technical Institute Tour is FULL.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm (lunch available for purchase)
Depart Charlotte Convention Center at 9:15 am, Marin Luther King Jr. exit

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 190,000 graduates in its 50-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree and diploma programs at 11 campuses across the United States, as well as manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers. Through its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech).  The Mooresville, NC NASCAR Technical Institute campus is the exclusive education provider of NASCAR technician training.

During the tour, participants will have the opportunity to tour the classrooms and labs at the facility, and participate in two workshops: pit crew and chassis dyno demonstrations. Tour participants must wear closed-toed shoes and safety glasses, NASCAR Tech will provide safety glasses.  Photography and video are permitted on campus.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - LIBURDI Turbine Services - Tour FULL

2:00 – 5:30 pm

Advanced Registration will be required

The Liburdi Group of Companies are considered Global Leaders in Advanced Processes and Services and have been serving the Power Generation, Aerospace, Oil and Gas Exploration, Production and Transmission, Petrochemical and Medical/Pharmaceutical industries for over 30 years.

Liburdi has pioneered in the development of advanced metallurgical processes and technologies to solve the challenges faced by these industries through innovation and dedication to quality. Liburdi has become the recognized leader in Gas Turbine repair and life extension technologies — as well as a leading supplier of welding systems that have become the first choice for these industries.


International qualifications are important for the high-tech regulated industries we serve. Liburdi is a certified supplier under: AS9100 (Aerospace), ISO9000, Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organization (FAA), Nadcap, and International Controlled Goods Program.We are prequalified and an authorized supplier for major corporations including commercial airlines, gas turbine engine manufacturers, international and national oil companies, power generation operators and contractors for both nuclear power and conventional energy.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - SIEMENS - Tour FULL


Registration for the Siemens Technical Tour is FULL.

8:00am- 12:00pm
Bus departs at 8:00am (arrive for loading at 7:45am)

Siemens in Charlotte is one of the lead facilities in the company's global manufacturing network and serves as the worldwide hub for Siemens 60 Hz large power generating equipment. Opened in 1969, the facility has manufactured and serviced generators and steam turbines for the power generation market for decades. In November 2011, the facility celebrated the opening of a new expansion, adding gas turbine production and service capabilities. The new Gas Turbine facility was designed based on LEAN manufacturing principles and is certified to U.S. LEED Gold green building standards. With its current workforce of 1,600 and more than one million square feet of space under roof, Siemens Energy in Charlotte has become one of the largest manufacturers in the city and also one of the largest among the 250+ Energy companies based in Charlotte. Tour participants will see the manufacturing and servicing of large gas turbines, large steam turbines, and generators. The tour will also cover various aspects of the Siemens Charlotte operation, including its focus on lean manufacturing concepts, workforce development, and more.

Tour participants must wear flat, hard soled, closed shoes. Business flats, running shoes, or hiking shoes with a hard sole are fine. Steel- or composite-toed safety shoes are also fine. Siemens will provide safety glasses. All tour participants must be fully mobile in the event of an emergency.

Tour participation is subject to review by Siemens Energy, Inc.

Advance registration will be required.  This tour caps at 55 attendees.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - EPRI & UNCC EPIC - Tour FULL

Electrical Power Research Institute UNC Charlotte

8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Advance registration will be required.

EPRI is providing a tour of its material and NDE test labs located in its Charlotte, North Carolina office complex. These facilities are utilized by our researchers and members in R&D to solve current and future challenges in the gas turbine power generation industry. The tour will also visit the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's (UNCC) Energy Production & Infrastructure Center, which features state-of-the-art test labs focusing on smart grid integration, manufacturing of large parts, production of photovoltaics, and flexible voltage energy systems. Both campuses are approximately 20 minutes from the convention center. Transportation: Bus transportation provided Lunch: Lunch provided

08:00 Depart Charlotte Convention Center
08:30 Arrive at UNCC EPIC
09:45 Depart UNCC
10:00 Arrive at EPRI
11:30 Lunch at EPRI
12:30 Depart EPRI
13:00 Arrive at Charlotte Convention Center

Tour participation is subject to review by EPRI & UNCC
This tour caps at 40 attendees.