Chair Message

Message from Section 1510 Chair, May 2018

Greetings from ASQ Southeast Florida Section 1510.

Following our usual and customary selection of activities for the year, ASQ Section 1510 conducted a plant tour in April instead of the membership meeting.  During the year, one or two plant tours are scheduled and the rest of the activities are membership meetings: January, March, September and November are held jointly with Greater Palm Beach Section 1515 at Tropical Acres Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale and the others are held at Shula’s Hotel on Main Street in Miami Lakes.  Normally, July and August are vacation time.  Why do I say usual, customarily, and normally; because sometimes there are unexpected but necessary variations to the above such as this month of May, we are having our membership meeting on the third Tuesday instead of the usual… second Tuesday.  It will be held at Shula’s Hotel and as always check with The Variant, Website, and LinkedIn for the latest details and registration process.

Our plant tour for April was at Concept Elevator Group, LLC, at 8027 NW 71 Street, Miami, Florida 33166.  The Company was founded in 2003 and its Vision was to create a dynamic organization capable of being the top manufacturer of elevator cabs and entrances while maintaining the best lead times in the industry.  Since founding, the Company has attained ISO 9001 certification.   Concept Elevator has grown from 8,300 square feet of manufacturing space to a 63,000 square foot facility housing manufacturing, warehouse, and corporate offices with about 70 employees.  Our Section thanks the excellent presentations and plan tour conducted by Daniel Nieves, Operations Manager and Miguel Fung, Quality Assurance Manager as well as Phil Centonze, Program Chair of Section 1510 for arranging this successful event.

Section 1510 continues to offer 15 different classes including 13 refresher courses for the ASQ exams plus Internal Auditing for Quality Systems and Blueprint Reading.  Payment is not required until there is a minimum of five students already registered. You will be notified when the course could be offered for you to submit payment as soon as possible so the books will be available the first day of classes.  Please check our Newsletter, Website, and/or LinkedIn for details.

Eduardo M. Suárez
Chair, ASQ Section 1510