2017 Schedule

 
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Opening Comments

Nat Egosi will set the stage for this year’s program and sessions.

 
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Running a Retrofit

How can plant managers and operators effectively oversee retrofitting new equipment and full-scale processes? Two speakers explain how they successfully handled these installations.

 
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Separating Do’s and Don’ts: Fiber
Ensuring optimal performance of separation equipment is essential for throughput and quality assurance. These back-to-back panels, one focused on fiber and the other on containers, dig into the best practices for three key equipment classes for operators: screens, ballistic separators and optical sorters.
 
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Separating Do’s and Don’ts: Containers

Ensuring optimal performance of separation equipment is essential for throughput and quality assurance. These back-to-back panels, one focused on fiber and the other on containers, dig into the best practices for three key equipment classes for operators: screens, ballistic separators and optical sorters.

 
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
War Stories

An open forum for operators to share the challenges encountered in running a plant.

 
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Figuring Out the Floor

Effectively managing a tipping floor when it comes to residential versus commercial streams is crucial. We’ll examine how plant managers can prevent mixing separate loads.

 
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Straightening Out Safety

Two industry safety managers, one from an independent company and one from a large corporation, review ideal practices, from getting employee “buy-in” to fostering worker retention through a safe plant environment.

 
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Digging into Data

This operations-focused session covers practical methodologies plant managers use to determine which materials are worth sorting - and how it can be achieved on the fly.

 
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Examining Employees’ Efficiencies

We’ll take a look at getting the most from your plant team and developing formulas that deliver the greatest ROI and stability.