2016 Convention - Manufacturing
August is just around the corner and plans for the 2016
Convention are shaping up nicely. We just returned from the
Spring Planning Meeting in La Porte and are pleased to report
that our manufacturing site will again be located in the Sheep
Barn. The permanent stalls that were in the rear of the barn have
been removed, so there should be enough space to get everyone
under the same roof. Stalls in the adjacent barn will be used for
There is no Manufacturing fee this year, but we will continue
to utilize pre-registration and assignment of stations based on
activities performed. You can begin registering on
May 15th. Keep in mind that we have only 50 stations, so please
plan to register in advance. La Porte is a well-attended
Convention, and we anticipate spaces will be full prior to August
1st. You'll need to provide at least two choices for a volunteer
shift. We need everyone's participation to keep manufacturing
open twelve hours each day!
Last year, Manufacturing T-shirts were available for the first
time. These shirts were ordered based on interest expressed by
the manufacturers. If you plan to be in Manufacturing this year
and are interested in a T-shirt, please email
with the number and size of T-shirts you
will need. Cost and availability is based solely on the responses
We strive to maintain the level of safety and organization that
you have come to expect in Manufacturing. Dianne Hauschild and
Gregg Lane will be Manufacturing Co-Chairs and your primary
points of contact once you arrive in Manufacturing.
Some things to remember about PGI Manufacturing:
Looking forward to seeing you in La Porte!
- There is a limit of 50 manufacturing stations.
- Stations will be assigned based on a first come, first served
- Presses will be assigned to perimeter spaces only.
- Each station is required to provide a volunteer for at least
one 4 hour shift in Manufacturing. Preferences should be noted
on the Manufacturing registration form. Every effort will be
made to accommodate day/time requests.
- Manufacturers may drop off equipment on Friday and receive
- Manufacturing activities begin Saturday at 8am.
- Manufacturing is "open" from 8am until 8pm Saturday through
Friday and "closed" during the banquet.
- All items must be moved from the Manufacturing day box to the
magazine by 8pm each evening. Any items left in the day box
after 8pm will be removed for destruction.
- Manufacturers must clean up their station before leaving.
This includes disassembling the table, stacking table materials
in the designated area, sweeping, and returning station