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Southeastern, Niagara, Ohio Valley and Wolverine Districts’ Joint Meeting

September 27, 2023 - September 29, 2023

Four Districts to Meet in Tampa, Florida

The Southeastern District invites you to join us for the IAOM Southeastern, Niagara,  Ohio Valley, and Wolverine Joint District Fall Meeting, September 27-29. This year’s event will be held at the Westshore Grand in Tampa, FL. We will begin with a golf outing on Wednesday, September 27 followed by a welcome reception at the hotel. The technical sessions will be held on the Thursday, September 28. That evening, attendees can choose to participate in a dinner cruise around the Tampa Bay. The meeting will end on Friday, September 29 with an optional tour of the new Ardent Mills Facility in Port Redwing, FL.

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Registration fees will include the Welcome Reception, Technical Session lunch and breaks, and transportation to Friday tour. (The golf event and dinner cruise will have optional fees. All other meals are on your own.)

There is a golf tournament scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at Rocky Point Golf Course. Play will begin at 3 p.m. Registration fee includes cart and greens fee. If you need to rent clubs, please contact the golf course directly.

Thursday Evening Dinner Cruise
Our social event this evening will feature the ultimate dining cruise and cocktail adventure. Spectacular views of Tampa on America’s first 3-Diamond-rated dining yacht, dancing on the top deck, and an open bar that’s free at sea! We will have shuttle buses from Newman Coach (generously sponsored by Buhler, Inc.) leaving from the Occident Street side of the hotel (where Publix is located – not from the hotel entrance). The first bus departs at 5:20 and the second (and last) bus leaves at 6:10. The boat will leave the dock at 6:30pm. If you are driving yourself, there are two lots near the Yacht Starship dock located at 603 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602.

Allied Trades Table Tops and Sponsorships
We will have a limited number of tables available for vendors to setup exhibits in the foyer/refreshment area. There is a $300 fee to secure one of the tables. Vendors will also be required to choose at least one additional sponsorship opportunities. Table Top Registration and Payment Information can be found on the Sponsorship Form

Mill Tour
On Friday morning, there will be a tour of the Ardent Mills facility in Port Redwing, FL (6041 Diana Toledo Almeida Rd, Gibsonton, FL 33534). Everyone registered is invited to attend and transportation will be provided. Please indicate if you plan to attend when registering for the conference. The tour will begin at 9:00 a.m. The shuttle bus will be leaving the Westshore Grand at 8:00 a.m. If you would prefer to drive on your own, there is ample parking at the mill. Everyone attending the tour must show a valid driver’s license

Spouses and guests are welcome!  Please register them as a guest if they will be joining for golf or the dinner cruise.

Wednesday, September 27
3:00 p.m.Scramble Golf, Rocky Point Golf Course

6:00 p.m.Registration Open, Westshore Grand, Suncoast Room
6:00-8:00 p.m.Opening Reception, Suncoast Room
Sponsored by: Schwend Logistics

Dinner on Your Own

Thursday, September 28
7:30 a.m.Breakfast, Bayshore Room

Technical Sessions – Bayshore Room

8:15 a.m.Welcome, Chris Craft, Southeastern Director
8:25 a.m. IAOM Update, Annette Peterson, IAOM
Jennifer Harnish, PHM Brands, IAOM Treasurer
8:45 a.m.Metal Detection in Milling, Carlos Camorro, Bunting-Newton
9:10 a.m. – IMAS North American Update, Diwaker Mokadam
9:20 a.m. – American Fabric Filter Update, Timothy Robinson
9:30 a.m. – Modern Food Safety Pest Management System, Jeff Waggoner, FSS Inc
10:00 a.m. – CETEC Update, Mike Richardson
10:10 a.m. – Bratney Update, Dillon Phillips
10:20 a.m. – EMB Manufacturing Update, Scott Sanne
10:30 a.m. – Morning Break, Sponsored by: Kice Industries
10:45 a.m. – Kice Industries Update, Kurt Meyers
10:55 a.m. – Rail Safe Training, Andrew Johnstone
11:25 a.m. – Industrial Magnet Update, Chris Stephens
11:35 a.m. – Grip Fix Update, Clayton Beaver
11:45 a.m. – REPCO Update, Scott Jensen
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.Lunch, Atrium, Sponsored by: REPCO
1:00p.m. – Specialty Industries, Buck Burgdolf/Kurt Mossner
1:10 p.m.Capacity, Jeff Seeger, Great Western
1:35 p.m. – Laidig Systems Update, Sean DeBroka
1:45 p.m. – Blower Engineering Update, Tom Byrnes Jr.
1:55 p.m. – Flour Milling Applications of the Alveograph, M. Hikmet Boyacioglu, KPM Analytics
2:20 p.m. – Cintas Update, Mike D’urso
2:30 p.m. – Brabender Update, Sal Laquez
2:40 p.m. – Ardent Mills Tour, Steve Neely
2:45 p.m.Afternoon Break, Sponsored by: Corbion – Caravan Ingredients
3:00 p.m. Expo Break, District Meetings
4:00 p.m.Meeting adjourned

5:20 p.m. – 1st Bus Boards to Cruise
6:10 p.m. – Last Bus Boards for Cruise
Bus returns to hotel following the Cruise.

Friday, September 29
8:15 a.m.
Bus departs for Ardent Mill Tour

Leaves from The Westshore Grand
Bus sponsored by: Buhler
11:45 a.m. Bus returns to hotel

360 Roll Works

American Fabric Filter Co. Inc
Blower Engineering
Bratney Companies
Buhler, Inc.
Bulk Conveyors Inc.
EBM Manufacturing
Gemeli Scientific
Grain Journal
Great Western Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Grip Fix America
IMAS North America
Industrial Magnetics, Inc.
Kice Industries
Laidig Systems Inc
Premier Tech
Sosland Publishing Company
Specialty Industries Inc
Schwend Logistics



September 27, 2023
September 29, 2023
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The Westshore Grand
4860 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, 33609 United States
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September 27, 2023
September 29, 2023
Event Categories:
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The Westshore Grand
4860 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, 33609 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website