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Zochem - ARPM Plant Tour

Event Date: Thursday March 29th 2018
Time: 8:00am
Price:$179.00 for Members
$249.00 for Non-Members

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Event Details:

Highlighted as the newest zinc oxide production facility on earth, rubber industry executives will have an opportunity to tour the newest, state-of-the-art zinc oxide manufacturer on the planet, Zochem. Recently, Zinc Oxide LLC acquired the Canadian company, Zochem, American Zinc Recycling Corp., and together will now be collectively known as Zochem.  The company is now the largest producer of zinc oxide in North America headquartered in Dickson, Tennessee.

The Zochem leadership team has utilized it's more than 250-years of combined experience in zinc oxide manufacturing to improve its plant's capabilities. Cutting-edge improvements in key steps in the production process have significantly improved the end product, such as a new pneumatic conveyor, new control systems, and a self-designed/ high-efficiency product filter collector.

Additionally, the entire company’s culture is safety-driven. This safety-mind culture is top-driven, has transformed the workforce, and can be seen throughout the entire company. Their safety record is impeccable and stretches back over 1,644 days without a medical aid accident. The continuous improvement culture has noticeably impacted operational results allowing Zochem to significantly grow their business in just three years from zero sales to North America’s largest zinc oxide manufacturer.

During this plant tour event, executives from ARPM member companies and special guests will have an amazing opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art facility in Dickson, TN, while increasing their knowledge of how instrumental zinc oxide is in each of our lives. During the tour, participating executives will gain new ideas and have the opportunity to challenge traditional paradigms and their own vision of manufacturing throughout.

Reasons to Attend:

  • Seeing another process automatically improves your own! Just by touring another facility, rubber manufacturing executives will find new benchmarks and best practices.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to openly exchange ideas in a well-facilitated environment and will become better educated about zinc oxide and the rubber processing industry.
  • Participants will discover new resources, meet new people and exponentially grow their business network of contacts. 


Plant Tour Event - Zochem

Zochem is located at:

600 Printwood Drive
Dickson, TN 37055


Fairfield Inn & Suites, 147 Gum Branch Road, Dickson, TN

Rate of $114 plus tax

Reference:  Association for Rubber Product Manufacturers


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