June 13 Program Meeting - Company Tour

Company Tour


SPEAKER: Steven Jacob, General Manager, Empire-CAT CRC

TOPIC:  Introduction and tour of the Empire Caterpillar engine and lower power train Components Rebuild Center (CRC).

ABSTRACT:  The Components Rebuild Center (CRC) Is Empire’s state of the art facility where we rebuild engines and powertrains in support of our mining clients.  We will begin the tour at the Sponge Jet cleaning area and discuss the advantages of this process, and why we chose this. We will then move to the Tear Down areas and discuss the inspection process during tear down, for the rebuild scope and reuse decision. We will move to the Cleaning area to illustrate the quality of our cleaning process and how important this area is to the rebuild. Next we will move to the Assembly Area, and discuss our parts kits, contamination control and assembly procedures. Last stop will be at the dyno area where we discuss the criteria for our first past yield metrics and expectation of test results before paint and shipping.

BIO:  Empire Southwest is a family owned business founded in 1950 as Empire Machinery, an Eastern Oregon Caterpillar and John Deere dealership.  The company moved to Mesa, Arizona in 1959 and is the exclusive Caterpillar dealership for Arizona.  Empire now ranks among the top Caterpillar dealers in the world. The company has more than 2,000 employees in a territory that includes Arizona and southeastern California. Third-generation Chairman and CEO Jeffrey S. Whiteman took the company reins in early 2002. He led the company through the economic uncertainties following 9/11, instituted the 6 Sigma process improvement model, and looked for new ways to support client businesses. He formed an alliance with Trimble technology dealer Sitech Southwest, expanded the company’s agriculture focus, launched a truck and trailer division, and directed the creation of a renewable energy group.

Empire-CAT Core Values:  Safety, Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, Stewardship, Astonishment

LOCATION:  Empire Caterpillar, 1725 S. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85210

ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required: https://asq.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1UkEXtjp9R4Jpid

Attendance limited to the first 50 registrants. Registration closes June 10, 2019.

SAFETY requirements:

  1. SAFETY is Empire’s #1 Value. Everyone must wear closed toed shoes.  Steel toed shoes are not required since we won’t be walking into any of the service bays.
  2. No high heels.  We will be walking on concrete and it can be slippery.
  3. Empire CAT will provide protective eye-wear for everyone on the tour.

COST: All meetings are free to the public, but due to limited space you must register to attend.

** Food & Beverage:  Due to the nature of the June 13 event, no food or hors d’ oeuvres will be served.

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** No remote viewing (Facebook Live or FreeConferenceCall webinar) will be offered for the June 13 Program.

Posted by Robert Mitchell on May 11, 2019 12:59 PM America/Chicago