Facility Tours

Always one of the most popular elements of the conference, facility tours give you an inside look at a local supply chain in action. Facility tours typically are led by company employees and located close to the conference. All tours are $79 for conference attendees and include transportation.

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Three Square Food Bank
Tuesday 9/17 12:15 p.m.

Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites across Southern Nevada. Founded by Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, nonprofits, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, and thousands of volunteers. Three Square currently provides approximately 39 million meals – the equivalent of more than 47 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of 1,400 community partners. Tour participants will see the food bank warehouses, community kitchen, volunteer room, loading docks and administrative areas. Your guide will explain how Three Square effectively manages its child meal programs, weekend food bags for kids, bagged produce, food rescue and hot food rescue, food pantry distribution, mobile pantries, and agency pick ups.

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Carpenters International Training Center 
Tuesday 9/17 12:15 p.m.

Situated on a 27-acre residential campus near McCarran airport, the Carpenters International Training Center is the largest and most comprehensive training facility of its kind in the world. More than 15,000 program participants come to the center each year for hands-on skill training, train the trainer programs and leadership development classes. Equipment there includes large overhead cranes, an underwater diving tank, scaffolding, concrete forms, gas and steam turbines, conveyor belts, metal stud framing, exterior systems, and more. The campus has 300 dorm rooms, large ballrooms and smaller classrooms, a cafeteria, offices and three large shop spaces totaling more than 1 million square feet. Founded in 1881, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America is the largest building trades union in North America with more than 500,000 members in the U.S. and Canada. 

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Zappos
Tuesday 9/17 12:15 p.m. 
 
Zappos is known as one of the best when it comes to workplace culture, and this tour will give you an insider's look at some of the ways the company ensures happy, inspired people. The Zappos Tour Experience is a 90-minute guided tour that tells the story of Zappos.com and its unique corporate culture. Learn about the history, workplace and campus. Though you won't see any slot machines on this tour, you may encounter a ball pit, an interactive history wall, and a giant fish tank nap room. You'll see some of the everyday work life on the Zappos campus, and can say hello to some of Zappos' culture-filled departments like merchandising, HR and the customer loyalty team. If you're looking to see what all the talk of the Zappos culture is all about, this is the tour for you.

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Firetrucks Unlimited
Wednesday 9/18 7:15 a.m.

The only company in the world that provides complete refurbishment services on all makes, models and types of fire apparatus, Firetrucks Unlimited was founded in 2007 in Henderson, Nevada. In the dozen years since, it has grown from three to 70 employees and performs approximately 50 refurbishment projects annually for clients worldwide. On this tour, you'll walk through the fire truck refurbishment floor and the paint shop production floor, and learn about the industry and refurbishment process. Fire apparatus refurbishment saves time and money for taxpayers, municipalities and first responders, saving on average 60% versus replacing with new equipment. The refurbishment performed here extends the life of the apparatus for approximately 10 years.

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Zappos
Wednesday 9/18 8:15 a.m. 
 
Zappos is known as one of the best when it comes to workplace culture, and this tour will give you an insider's look at some of the ways the company ensures happy, inspired people. The Zappos Tour Experience is a 90-minute guided tour that tells the story of Zappos.com and its unique corporate culture. Learn about the history, workplace and campus. Though you won't see any slot machines on this tour, you may encounter a ball pit, an interactive history wall, and a giant fish tank nap room. You'll see some of the everyday work life on the Zappos campus, and can say hello to some of Zappos' culture-filled departments like merchandising, HR and the customer loyalty team. If you're looking to see what all the talk of the Zappos culture is all about, this is the tour for you.

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Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat 
Wednesday 9/18 9:15 a.m.

Tour Siegfried & Roy 's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the iconic Mirage resort on the Vegas Strip to walk amongst the animals and learn some of the secrets of this wildlife habitat. During this one-hour guided tour, you will be escorted through the facility by an educational expert who will provide an exclusive look at the wonders found within. Gain a better understanding of the work and dedication that goes into the training and care of the dolphins, learn how they are kept safe and happy, and discover the majestic white lions and white tigers of Siegfried and Roy.

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Berry Global
Wednesday 9/18 12:15 p.m.

Berry Global Group is one of the world's largest plastics packaging companies with net sales of $6.5 billion in fiscal 2016 and 24,000 employees around the world. Berry’s headquarters are in Evansville, Indiana and there are 140 different plants on every continent. This plant has operated in Henderson, Nev., for over 30 years and manufactures containers for major food service customers for the West Coast (think salsa, ice cream, butter and more). Attendees will see injection molding of plastic, dry offset printing, and pressure sensitive labeling, among other manufacturing processes. Berry Global Group products include engineered materials, nonwoven specialty materials, and consumer packaging. 

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Vegas Valley Winery
Wednesday 9/18 12:15 p.m.


No gaming here: this is the Booze District in Henderson, Nevada where a growing number of artisan distillers, craft brewers and vintners have opened up shop amid an unassuming industrial neighborhood 15 minutes from the Strip. One of the pioneers in the Booze District was the Grape Expectations School of Winemaking, which has trained thousands of amateur or hobbyist winemakers since opening a decade ago. When changes to the law paved the way for retail wineries, the Vegas Valley Winery became the first and only winery to operate in Clark County, opening in December 2017. Tour attendees and their guide will walk through the winery floor and production area, receiving, and cellar storage, and wine tasting room and retail customer area. If the time of year is right, you might see the winery in the midst of the early stages of winemaking where grapes are staged and crushed, or the wine is pressed and barreled. 21+ with a valid government-issued ID