September 8th, 2004


Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Greenstreets Restaurant at Cedar Falls Holiday Inn

Program: John Deere Transmissions Manufacturing Tour

Program Chair: Dick Michael

Tour Guide: Thom Didelot - Operations Manager at John Deere Drive Train Division

Information: Thom Didelot has been intimately involved with the John Deere Westfield Avenue Site redevelopment activities and has a vast amount of information to share. John Deere manufactures manual, powershift and the recently introduced infinitely variable hydromechanical transmissions at the Westfield Avenue Site.


6:00 – 7:15 pm: Social time and dinner at cedar Falls Holiday Inn, Greenstreets Restaurant

7:30 pm: Arrive at John Deere Westfield Avenue Site (WAS). A1 Lobby.

Tour guide Don Melcher will check in guests and provide visitor passes.

Welcome - WAS Auditorium, JD Host Thom Didelot,

Manager Operations Drive Train

7:45 pm: Begin walking tour including: Heat Treatment and Buildings H, Z, & T10

9:00 pm: Tour concludes - group departs

Price: $11.00 per person (dinner)

Time: Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M. at Greenstreets Restaurant,

5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls

Reservations: Telephone Bob Tujetsch (319) 234-1273 or email, by noon on Monday, September 6th, 2004. Leave name and message on answering machine or on email. Guests welcome with reservation. State if special dinner preparations are necessary.

Dues: 2004-2005 dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer Verlyn Knief at 2529 Killdeer Ave., Denver, IA 50622 or paid at the meeting.

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