PICMET '11 Site Visits

Site visits to the following companies are offered during PICMET ’11. Seating is limited, so sign up early ($45). Click here to register.

The times below include travel time. A bus will board passengers on SW Salmon St. by the Hilton. A PICMET volunteer will be in the hotel lobby by the 6th Ave. entrance to guide you to the bus.

Daimler Trucks North America

Monday, August 1, 12:45-17:00

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler company, is the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading producer of medium-duty trucks and specialized commercial vehicles.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, Daimler Trucks North America LLC manufactures, sells and services several renowned commercial vehicle brands. Through the company's affiliates, Daimler Trucks North America LLC is also a leading provider of heavy- and medium-duty diesel engines and other components. The company's strategic partners in the North American commercial vehicles market include Daimler Truck Financial and TravelCenters of America.

In addition to all corporate support functions, Portland, Oregon, is home to Daimler Trucks North America's Styling and Test Centers, which house the industry's most advanced engineering and design systems. This site visit includes a tour of the Materials Lab and Prototype Parts Development, the Cab and Full Vehicle Shaker Lab, the Cold Chamber, Climatic Wind Tunnel, Components Test Lab, Structures and Dynamics Lab, and Wind Tunnel. (http://www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com)

Shorepower Technologies / REDCloud EV / ClearEdge Power

Tuesday, August 2, 09:30-14:00

This tour will visit three companies that are on the cutting edge of green technologies.

Shorepower Technologies is currently deploying Electrified Parking Spaces (EPS) across North America. Shorepower provides EPS for Truck Stop Electrification (TSE) as well as electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Shorepower TSE allows truck drivers to turn off their engines and plug into all weather electrical and communication outlets during mandatory rest periods. This reduces fuel costs, toxic exhaust emissions, maintenance costs and provides a better night's rest. (http://www.shorepower.com)

REDCloud Electric Vehicle Development shares the facilities with ShorePower, so tour attendees will meet executives and tour both facilities. REDCloud is a fleet electrification and management company serving cities, universities and commercial customers with offices in Southern Oregon and Portland. (http://www.redcloudev.com)

ClearEdge Power is leading the way in clean energy innovation that allows home and business owners to save money and protect the environment. With operations up and down the West Coast of the United States, the company is creating new, green jobs and promoting the growth of clean energy.

Established in 2003, ClearEdge Power possesses extensive knowledge of fuel cells, fuel processing and systems integration. The company’s core team of engineers, scientists and veteran business executives bring together world-class experience and expertise to address growing energy demands with new, clean technology solutions. Additionally, ClearEdge Power’s leadership position in technology development, manufacturing and carbon mitigation expertise is engaging, educating and moving consumers toward clean energy solutions. Today, ClearEdge Power manufactures and markets the highly efficient ClearEdge5, a compact power and heat energy system for use in residential and small commercial buildings. Its innovative products enable customers to significantly reduce their electricity bills, improve the energy efficiency of their home or business, and reduce their carbon emissions profile. (http://www.clearedgepower.com)


Tuesday, August 2, 12:45-17:00

Whenever you view a web site, click a mouse, make a cell phone call, or turn on a TV you touch Tektronix’ work. As a world leader in test, measurement and monitoring technology, Tektronix enables its customers to do more than they ever have. Technical innovators of all kinds benefit from the company’s products and expertise.

Tektronix is a leading supplier of test and measurement equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, protocol analyzers, bit error rate testers, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, digital multimeters, DC power supplies, and frequency counters and timers. Tektronix helps its customers—who work in communications, computer, semiconductor, military/aerospace, consumer electronics, education, broadcast and other fields all over the globe—solve their most complex measurement problems. Tektronix helps them measure, analyze and test next generation devices to ensure accurate performance, reliability, and compatibility. Tektronix, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, was founded in Beaverton, Oregon, and is still headquartered there today.

This visit to Tektronix’ Beaverton campus includes a presentation on the history of innovation at Tektronix, a tour through the Tektronix Heritage center, and a tour of the component manufacturing facilities to view lean production in action. (http://www.tek.com)

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