November 28-30, 2017
The Hilton Atlanta
Atlanta, GA USA

Facility Tour Hosts

NOTE: Should a new tour be announced after you have registered, you will have the ability to change your selection. Transportation to and from The Hilton Atlanta and the plant will be provided. All attendees must utilize this transportation.

PRECLUSION STATEMENT: EHS Today may be required to preclude attendees from attending a tour. This step will be taken solely by EHS Today at the request of our host facility based upon the proprietary nature of information that is to be presented. The host facility's decisions are final and will be communicated to attendees in advance. Some participants on the tour may be asked to complete a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

Club Car/Ingersoll Rand & Co.

Club Car/Ingersoll Rand

Club Car has been one of the most respected names in the golf industry for more than half a century. The Club Car product portfolio initially focused on golf cars and has grown to include commercial utility vehicles and personal-use transportation for consumer and commercial markets.

Every detail of design, fabrication and assembly at Club Car is executed with an uncompromised desire for superior performance.

Manufacturing quality products is paramount to our employees, and has been the driving force behind our company for over 50 years. It's also why we were named one of EHS Today's America's Safest Companies.

  • Approx. 1000 employees
  • 300000 sf production space
  • 20,000 Square feet R&D space
  • 300,000 square feet of warehouse space
  • One of EHS Today’s Safest Companies
  • 92,483 total cars manufactured/year

Tuesday, November 28
7:00 AM: depart Hilton Atlanta
1:00 PM: estimated return time
2 hour ride
Holding Room Number: 205

Caterpillar & Co.


For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2016 sales and revenues of $38.537 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

Caterpillar Athens is located 60 miles northeast of Atlanta, GA. The 250-acre campus consists of three main building, totaling 850,000 square feet. These three buildings are where the employees are producing the world-class machines for our customers. Several sizes of the Mini Hydraulic Excavators and the Small Track-Type Tractors are in production at Athens. The MHE machines include 303.5E2, 304E2, 304.5E2, 305E2, 305.5E2 and the 308E2. The D3K2, D4K2 and the D5K2 are the STTTs produced here. Almost 1500 people are now employed at the facility.

Tuesday, November 28
8:30 AM: depart Hilton Atlanta
2:00 PM: estimated return time
1 hour 30 minute bus ride
Holding Room Number: 206

Sponsored by:

Juneau Construction


Juneau Construction Company is one of the most respected general contractors and at-risk management firms in the Southeast. Since our founding in 1997, Juneau has built a reputation of working with clients and employees like members of the same family and part of the same team. Together with clients and partners, Juneau has mastered challenges of all shapes and sizes, always doing the right thing for our clients.

Today, Juneau Construction Company builds some of the most significant and high-profile projects across the Southeast. Juneau is proud that the services they provide and the buildings they construct improve the lives of thousands and have a positive impact on the surrounding environments.

Attendees will tour Juneau Construction's Palisades Apartments project, a mixed use retail space with 425 apartment units and one parking deck.

What you will see and learn:

Construction activities: foundations, wood framing, parking deck construction, ongoing safety practices.

Tuesday, November 28
8:30 AM: depart Hilton Atlanta
11:30 AM: estimated return time
15 minute bus ride
Holding Room Number: 204

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Upon its completion in August 2017, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be a world-class sports and entertainment facility and home to the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer's Atlanta United. The multi-purpose stadium will host major sports and entertainment events, including the 2018 College Football Playoff Championship, the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the SEC Championship, the NFL Super Bowl in 2019, and the NCAA Men's Final Four in 2020. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is "raising the bar" in design and fan experience, becoming the first professional sports stadium in the world to be LEED-Platinum certified, housing a "halo" video board three times bigger than any other video board in the NFL, and having a first-of-its-kind retractable roof system inspired by the Pantheon in Rome.

Tours will be lead by Brian Wright, CMMS & Safety Compliance Coordinator and Michael Finley, Roof & Controls Technician for Mercedes-Benz Stadium

What you will see and learn:

The tour will highlight the safety considerations and challenges involved in the complex construction of the stadium, which includes 27,000 tons of steel that makes up the roof, and had as many as 2,000 workers on site daily. In addition, attendees will be guided through the process taken to identify both potential workplace and fan safety issues and programs developed to prepare for opening and operating the building. Lastly, the tour will give you a taste of the many amenities that Mercedes-Benz Stadium has to offer!

Dress Code/Safety Requirements:

  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • Casual to Business Casual

Tuesday, November 28

First Tour: TOUR FULL
9:45 AM: depart Hilton Atlanta
12:15 PM: estimated return time
15 minute bus ride

Second Tour: TOUR FULL
12:45 PM: depart Hilton Atlanta
3:15 PM: estimated return time
15 minute bus ride

Holding Room Number: 207

Sponsored by:

Milliken & Co.


Gain an insider's view of ‘The Milliken Safety Way', Milliken's Safety processes, when you tour this 116-year-old plant in Gainesville, GA. During the tour, you will discover that while this 550,000 square foot plant operates a highly diversified product platform on six floor levels, it does so safely and efficiently. Discover how Milliken's Performance System allows New Holland and all Milliken plants to operate Lean with Safety as its foundation. New Holland has a recordable rate of 0.38. You will hear firsthand, from the plant associates how the Safety Process works and that New Holland's safety process and strong performance is made possible through its 235 highly engaged associates, 8 safety committees, and associate lead teams.

About Milliken:
By combining science with design and insights, Milliken tackles the issues and concerns of today. Every day, our community of innovators is invigorated by the challenge of finding creative ways to enhance people's lives and make the world around us easier, safer, more sustainable and more beautiful.

Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents - and more than 5,000 patents worldwide - since our founding in 1865.

With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.

Learn about Milliken's heritage, purpose, products and more at our Innovation Gallery

Dress is business casual. No high heels. No open-toed shoes. No sandals.

Tuesday, November 28
12:15 PM: depart Hilton Atlanta
4:15 PM: estimated return time
1 hour and 15 minute bus ride
Holding Room Number: 205