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Manufacturers' Appreciation Week

Celebrate Manufacturers' Appreciation Week May 7-11

Manufacturers' Appreciation Week is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. From May 7-11, 2018, the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce encourages the community to help us celebrate and appreciate local manufacturers. It is important to recognize our manufacturers, for the products they produce, the jobs they create, the revenue they generate, and their employees who help to generate and boost our local economy.

You are able to tour select facilities on Tuesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 10th. These tours make this week a very popular one with our members. You may have viewed their products, now get a behind the scenes tour of how it all comes together. Sign-up to get a glimpse at these products, and the impact these manufacturers’ investment has on our community.

Manufacturing Tours

Please arrive at the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce (Conference Room) at 300 Main Street by 8:00 AM for coffee and donuts.The shuttle will depart shortly after 8:00 AM and will return to the Chamber after the last tour at 4:45 PM.

Click the date to register.

May 8th

  • 8:00 AM: Meet at Chamber boardroom, 300 Main St.
  • 8:30-9:30 AM: Verena Street Coffee Co.
  • 9:45-11:15 AM: Flexsteel Industries, Inc.
  • 11:30-12:15 PM (Lunch): Trackside Bar & Grill
  • 12:30-2:00 PM: Mi-T-M Corporation
  • 2:15-3:45 PM: Bodine Electric
  • 4:00-4:45 PM: Tri-State Industries, Inc.

May 10th

  • 8:00 AM: Meet at Chamber boardroom, 300 Main St.
  • 8:30-9:30 AM: Alliant Energy "Port of Dubuque Solar Garden"
  • 9:50-10:25 AM: Morrison Brothers Co.
  • 10:50-11:30 AM: Berry Plastics, Inc.
  • 12:00-1:30 PM (Lunch): 7 Hills Brewing Company
  • 2:00-2:45 PM: Higley Industries, Inc.
  • 3:10-3:50 PM: Giese Manufacturing Co., Inc.
  • 4:00-4:45 PM: Envision Sports Design

*Please note, locations and times are subject to change.

Wear closed-toe shoes and long sleeves. Please have your ID with you as some businesses must have that to allow entry. Lunch is provided both days.

A big thank you to Fidelity Bank & Trust, our Trolley sponsor for the event.

Fee Description

$30 for one tour day
$50 for both tour days

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