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September 17-19 ˗ Wolverine, Niagara, Ohio Valley, and Southeastern Districts’ Joint Meeting

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids Mi.49503
Phone:    616.774.2000/800-253-3590

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The Wolverine District invites you to join its members and those from the Ohio Valley, Southeastern and Niagara Districts for their joint annual fall conference 0727-2.402crop_1280_1920_90at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, September 17
11:30 am | Golf Tournament The Golf Club at Thornapple Point
6 pm | Reception

Thursday, September 18
8 am | Technical Program
11:15 am-5 pm | Table Top Trade Show
6 pm | Reception/Social Hour
7 pm | Banquet

Friday, September 19
8:30-10:30 am | Tour of King Milling Company

This is your opportunity to learn the latest industry trends in food safety, employee safety and Homeland Security just to name a few. You can also meet and converse with professionals of the milling industry and the allied trades from throughout the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada.  Along with great technical sessions, there will also be a tour of King Milling Company in Lowell Michigan.


This year’s district conference will begin with our traditional Golf Tournament, where you can enjoy the fellowship of your peers while competing for various prizes.  The Tournament is scheduled to start at 11:30 am E.T. on Wednesday September 17, at The Golf Club at Thornapple Point with a box lunch being provided for a cost of $75.00. This will be followed by a reception that evening at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

On Thursday, industry professionals will speak and discuss the latest in safety, leadership, milling technology and future advancement, while Allied Trade Representatives interact with attendees at an open table top display forum. A banquet will close out the conference on Thursday evening.

Conference Program (for download)

Spouse/Guest Program (for download)

Spouse/Guest Program | Thursday, September 18
Your day will start with a full breakfast at 8:00 am while surrounded by a beautiful birds-eye view of Grand Rapids from The Pinnacle Room, located on the 29th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza’s glass tower.

We will depart the hotel at 9:30am headed for a guided tour of The Meyer May House, a 1909 Frank Lloyd Wright designed home in the Heritage Hill Historic District of Grand Rapids. This meticulously restored home, complete with original furnishings, is a fine example of Wright’s Prairie School era.

We will dine on an elegant lunch at 11:30am at the Women’s City Club, located in the Sweet house, a stately 1860 Italianate Villa home furnished with period antiques and fine art. Our last stop will be the Meijer Gardens at 1:15pm, where you can delight your senses as art and nature merge at one of the nation’s premier horticultural gardens and sculpture parks. A guided tram tour will give you an overview of the ever-changing 125 acre landscape, against a
backdrop of Michigan’s fall hues.

We will arrive back at the hotel between 4:00 and 5:00 pm.

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel at a discounted rate of $134.  The cut off for this rate will be Sunday, August 17.  Rates are based on availability after this date.  To reserve a room, call the number below and tell them you are with IAOM.

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District Officers

ballGreg Ball
King Milling Co.

Gary Chappell
Knappen Milling Co.

Chad Tyrakowski
Vice Chairperson
The Mennel Milling Co.

John Steinfort
Star of the West Milling Co.

Wes Lentz
Chelsea Milling Co.

Tom Carpenter
Corbion Caravan