Every year, IISE Concordia organizes two plant tours; one per semester. The goal of these plant tours is to introduce students to the different opportunities that are available in the Industrial Engineering field. Our goal is to expose students to the types of environments in which they can expect to work in once they graduate. We’re also passionate about showing students how theoretical engineering concepts are applied in real word company settings.
Next plant tour will be held through the fall semester and will be announced very soon!
PAST PLANT TOURS
In the Fall of 2013, students had the opportunity to visit the Bombardier Challenger Plant.
Students LOVED IT! It was a great experience; one that will surely be remembered.
In the Fall of 2014, Concordia students had the opportunity to visit the Canada Post Léo-Blanchette Plant.
There’s a lot going on at Canada Post. If you haven’t thought of them as a place to gain real, valuable engineering experience, think again! This multi-billion dollar Crown Corporation is working hard to modernize its postal systems and play a larger and more valuable role in the lives of Canadians.
For the first time ever, students from Concordia University had the opportunity to visit this Class A plant (there are only three like it in the country!).
This tour gave students the opportunity to see how theoretical engineering concepts, such a lean manufacturing, are applied in a real world company setting. The tour was lead by industrial engineers, experts in their field, currently working in the process engineering department.
In the Winter of 2015, students visited the MEGA Brands Plant!
MEGA Brands provides stimulating, creative experiences for children and families through innovative, well-designed, affordable and high-quality products that are marketed worldwide under leading brands such as MEGA BLOKS®, RoseArt®, MEGA Puzzles®, MEGA Games® and BOARD DUDES®. Mattel, who’s portfolio of best-selling brands includes Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, recently acquired MEGA.
MEGA Brands has an outstanding product development team that invests 3-4% of their yearly sales to drive innovation. They’re a global organization who’s sales reach over 100 countries worldwide!
This tour was an enriching experience for all those who attended!
IIE is VERY excited to announce that its Fall Plant Tour will be held at the Labatt Brewery!
Labatt Breweries of Canada has committed itself to excellence ever since it opened its doors in 1847. The company’s first brewery produced close to 1,000 bottles of beer a year. Fast forward 168 years, and Labatt brews a total of about 10 million hectoliters annually – the equivalent of more than 350 million bottles of beer! In 1956, Labatt opened its LaSalle brewery near Montréal.
We’ll be visiting this LaSalle brewery, which is the largest facility of its kind in Canada with 5 production lines!
WHEN? November 20th 2015, at around 2:30pm. The exact time of the tour will be confirmed shortly.
HOW MUCH? FREE! PLEASE NOTE a $10 deposit, payable at the ECA Office on H838, will be required to secure your spot for the tour. The $10 will be returned to you after the tour.
HOW DO I SIGN UP? Visit the ECA Office on H838, Monday-Friday between 10AM-4PM. Leave them with your information and the $10 deposit.
REGISTRATION CLOSES on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. You have until then to reserve your spot, or cancel if you decide you can no longer attend.
Students can either meet at the plant, or leave from Concordia with IIE executives who will be going there by Metro.
JSBA, we’ve also got you covered! This tour is reserved exclusively for IIE and JSBA students, but places are LIMITED. Sign up fast!