September - Tour of "In Tolerance"

Tour of “In Tolerance”

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7:15 – 7:30 pm – Travel to Metro Buffet

7:30 – 8:15 pm – Dinner

8:15 – 8:30 pm – Chapter Business

8:30 – 9:45 pm – Waterloo Car Pool Travel to Waterloo

Click on the below link or paste it into a web browser for directions to the meeting and dinner locations:,+Cedar+Rapids,+IA,+52403+(In+Tolerance)&daddr=2745+Blairs+Ferry+Road,+Cedar+Rapids,+IA+(Metro+Buffet)&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=41.983803,-91.629925&sspn=0.044214,0.084715&ie=UTF8&ll=42.020478,-91.658335&spn=0.044188,0.084715&t=h&z=14

Dinner Costs

Members – $20

Students – $10

Non-Members – $25

(Attending only the tour is free.)

We encourage Spouses, Friends, and Significant Others to attend.

4:00 – 4:10 pm – Gathering time for Waterloo Car Pool

4:15 – 5:30 pm – Waterloo Car Pool Travel to Cedar Rapids

5:45 – 7:15 pm – Tour of “In Tolerance”

SME-186’s monthly meeting will be a plant tour at “In Tolerance” facility.

Founded in 1947 as the Norman Scott Company, Inc. In Tolerance is a unique growing business. Its specialty is delivering precision-machined parts. The company, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was founded after numerous requests (dating back in the mid 1930's) of Arthur Collins (founder of Collins Radio). He (Arthur) needed to fulfill orders for radios that required special screws, knobs and connectors. The Norman Scott Company itself was incorporated in 1947.

In 1986 Robert D. Becker purchased the company from John Scott (Norman's son). The company began an active marketing culture and grew several-fold. During this time the company also expanded its manufacturing area and moved into its third location. Jack Hardin, the General Manager was hired in March of 1992 and brought professional management to the company. The company utilizes its own process control software (Automated Quote Inventory Scheduling System - AQUISS).

In Tolerance has been recognized as one of Iowa's outstanding precision contract manufacturers, and has received numerous awards and recognitions from organizations such as the Small Business Administration (SBA) , Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce , Rockwell Collins , Carleton Life Support Systems, Trans Technology Electronics, and second tier Boeing Aircraft suppliers.

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Please mark your calendar and register to attend this event.

Date – Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Tour Location – In Tolerance, 126 29th Street Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

Dinner Location – Metro Buffet, 2745 Blairs Ferry Road, Cedar Rapids, IA

Waterloo Car Pool Location – Hobby Lobby Parking Lot, 2711 Crossroads Blvd., Waterloo, IA