May 13th, 2015


Wednesday 13th, May 2015

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” Against the Grain Restaurant

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

Challenges of Technology in the Small Workplace

Topic: Glenn will give a brief history of the “Wood Components & Technologies” manufacturing facility located in the Cedar Falls Industrial Park. He will talk about the transition from an old machine style manufacturing process to the multi-operational machining centers of today and how a small manufacturing company is balancing competitiveness with technology affordability. He will share his insights and experiences at both a large corporation and at a small business.

Speaker: Mr. Glenn Davison is President & CEO of “Wood Components & Technologies”. He has been an owner for nearly 24 years and majority owner for the last ten years. Prior to that he was employed with Carnation Company/Nestle for 16-1/2 years at three different manufacturing locations working up from Production Supervisor to eventual Plant Manager at two locations. He is also a U.S. Navy veteran and officer serving during the Vietnam era.

Program Chair: Gary Dorhout

Meal: Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast with a Basil Cream Sauce. Price: $15.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)

Price: $15.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)


Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Location: “Against The Grain” Restaurant, Cedar Falls Clarion Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations can be made 2 ways:

1. : (preferred)

2. Cell Phone number (319-240-1218)

Please indicate if you are NOT having dinner with us when making a reservation. Please also provide the names of any guests so that nametags can be ready for them.

Please make reservations by 4:00 PM, Monday 11 May 2015. Guests are always welcome.

Note: Checks to purchase meals from the Clarion Inn should be made out to “Clarion Inn.”

Dues: Member dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail:

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.