ConvaTec invited members of the Raleigh chapter of the UOA to visit their plant in Greensboro and to take a tour of their manufacturing facilities. On Thursday, March 20, 2003, three members of the Raleigh chapter (Betty Martin, David Martin, and Ed Withers) were able to visit their facility.
Despite the rain and the fact that I-40 construction had removed the exit listed in the directions, we were able to make it to the plant. We were treated to a brief presentation on the history and current status of ConvaTec and their parent company Bristol-Meyers Squibb. During the presentation (and throughout the entire visit) we were encouraged to ask questions. After the presentation, we were provided lab coats, safety glasses, hair nets, and beard covers to don before we entered the manufacturing facility itself. As you can see from the pictures below we were a smartly dressed crew by the time we stared the tour.
The manufacturing facilities at ConvaTec are quite impressive. We were amazed at the level of automation involved in the production of our appliances. In addition to the mechanical side of the tour, we were also able to meet many of the kind folks who work in the plant and produce the products we all depend on so heavily.
After the plant tour, the folks at ConvaTec provided us an excellent meal and took the opportunity to pick our brains about things we like, dislike, or otherwise notice about the appliances they use. It is quite obvious the folks at ConvaTec are seriously interested in continuing to improve their products to meet the needs of their customers.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the employees and management at the ConvaTec Greensboro plant for their kind invitation and the hospitality they have shown to us.
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