Thursday, Nov. 10 | Crow and Pitcher

7 pm
Pre-event Networking
In town early? Stop by the Crow and Pitcher and spend some time getting to know your fellow attendees.
Crow and Pitcher – 4883 S State St, Murray, UT, 84107
*Food and Drinks for this pre-event gathering are not provided. All aspects are on your own.*

Friday, Nov. 11 | SewLong Custom Covers LLC

7:30 am
Registration Open
Pick up your badge and schedule.

8 – 9 am
Continental breakfast

9 – 9:40 am

Lean and Clean: The Culture Machine
Four short, rapid-fire presentations on aspects of lean culture. We will go over the ideas of Kaizen and a culture of continuous improvement, our morning meeting agenda focused on being more “lean,” the 3 S’s (Sweep, Sort, and Standardize), and the 8 wastes.

9:40 – 10:40 am
Shop tour

10:45 – 11:30 am
Pedal to the Medal: Getting the Most Out of Your Sewing Machines (Juki and Consew)

Crystal Burgdorf, SewLong Custom Covers LLC
The importance of sewing machine maintenance in a smooth-running machine and tips to avoid pitfalls of a machine breakdown. Additionally, how to better utilize your machine’s features including automation (on Juki and Consew models).

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

12:30 – 1:10 pm
Standard Boards: Why Standards Matter

Nelson Molina, SewLong Custom Covers LLC
Standard Board Basics: what they are, how they are used, why we have them, and how they can help your processes.

1:15 – 4 pm
Practical Application of the Standard Board

Nelson Molina, SewLong Custom Covers LLC
Bring your thinking cap and sewing skills as all participants will leave with a sample for their own standard board.

4:15 – 4:45 pm
Transforming Ideals into Consistency: SOPs and OneNote

Bekah Hartshorn
How does all this apply to you? Taking ideas like lean culture, maintenance, and standard boards, and recording them in a way that will enable more long-term consistency.

4:45 – 5:30 pm
Meet & Greet / Tabletop Exhibits 
Get social! Grow your network and meet the exhibitors.

Saturday, Nov. 12 | SugarHouse Industries

8 – 9 am
Breakfast and Exhibitor Giveaways
Start your morning with a continental breakfast with friends and a shot at some fabulous prizes.

9 – 10 am
Shop tour

10 – 11:15 am
Standardizing Custom Products

Learn what SugarHouse does to offer custom products to customers, without compromising efficiency in sales and production.

11:25 am – 12:15 pm
Process Improvement / Implementing Changes

A quick look into using controls, and data to help make informed changes to drive efficiency in your shop.
12:15 – 1:15 pm
Lunch / Tabletop Exhibits
Enjoy lunch with your colleagues and peruse the exhibits. 

1:15 – 2:45 pm
Traditional and Digital Bimini Pattering Technics

Learn how SugarHouse has patterned bimini tops for 30+ years and how towers and the recent use of technology have
changed what they do.

3 – 4:30 pm
Patterning and Designing Storage Covers

Learn how we use symmetry in building any storage cover from Boats, Trailers, UTV’s and automobiles.

*Schedule subject to change.