Chapter 19 Events

Next Working Lunch Series

American Manufacturing: Right Here, Right Now

"Automation in Local Manufacturing"
April 13, 2018, 11am-1pm

This session will focus on automation in local manufacturing, asking: is our region up-to-speed on automation? We have a heritage of building and using automation systems, right here.  And we're doing it, right now. Yet, we're told we should further automate or be left behind, and that our livelihood is in jeopardy one way or the other.  

Who's telling us these things, and why?

Date:           Friday, April 13, 2018

Time:           11am-1pm

Location:     OneGroup Center, 706 N Clinton St, Syracuse 13204.

Lunch is provided.

RSVP by Monday 4/9 to Mandy @ 315-432-8905 or

Next Tour

Tour the Covanta/OCCRF Jamesville facility
with SME on 4/25/18 at 4:30pm

The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Facility (OCRRF) is operated by Covanta of Onondaga LP. Its energy-from-waste operation provides reliable disposal of household trash while generating electricity, offering an environmental alternative to landfills, and promoting US energy independence.

  • The facility processes 990 tons of municipal solid waste per day and produces enough energy to power about 30,000 households.
  • You’ll see three independent mass burn combustors with waterwall boilers, each with a design capacity of 330 tons per day.
  • Heat energy generated in the combustion process is used to produce electricity in a 39.5 megawatt turbine generator. This electricity supplies power to the facility and the excess is sold to a power reseller.

Closed-toed shoes appropriate for industrial environment required.

Date:           Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Time:           4:30pm. Please try to arrive by 4:15pm

Location:     Covanta of Onondaga, 5801 Rock Cut Rd, Jamesville, 13078

For those interested, we will continue the conversation over dinner & drinks at Danzers, 153 Ainsley Dr, Syracuse, NY 13210.

RSVP by Thursday 4/19 to Mandy @ 315-432-8905 or

Tour 1886 Malt House with SME on 5/22/18 at 4:00pm

1886 Malt House features state-of-the-art malting technology which supports the production and delivery of the highest quality malt—sourced solely from New York’s finest grain growers and demanded by today’s craft brewers.

Malting barley is one of the fastest-growing sectors of New York’s farm economy. A 2012 NYS law requires that an escalating percentage of NY grown and produced ingredients, including hops and malt, be used by NY breweries and distilleries that carry the “farm” designation. The Malt House has been called a “critical link” in meeting those needs.

Located on the site of Sunoco Ethanol, the 40,000 square foot facility supplies 2,000 tons of malt annually making it one of the largest craft malting facilities in the US. You will see the raw barley as it enters the facility, steep tanks, germination compartments, kilns, QC lab, and the packaging line. 

Closed-toed shoes appropriate for industrial environment required. If you have your own safety glasses, please bring them. 

Date:              Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Time:              4:00pm. Please arrive early in order to clear security

Location:        376 Owens Rd, Fulton, NY 13069 (same sight as Sunoco Ethanol).

Directions:     481 north. Take Rte 57 S exit (left turn). At about .9 miles turn left at the white brick wall with blue sign: Sunoco Agri-Business@RiverviewPark.  

For those interested, we will continue the conversation over dinner & drinks at Blue Moon Grill, 122 Cayuga St, Fulton 13069.

RSVP by Wed 5/16 to Mandy @ 315-432-8905 or