Chattanooga Engineers Club

CEC Tour- La-Z-Boy Innovation Center, Dayton TN

  • 27 Jan 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • 445 Walnut Grove Road, Dayton, TN 37321

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Engineers Club TOUR of La-Z-Boy's Innovation Center

Jan 27, 2020 at 12:00 noon in Dayton, TN

La-Z-Boy's new $18 million Innovation Center -- a state-of-the-art facility -- was unveiled in September 2019. The 70,000-square-foot center that serves as the research and development hub for the Michigan-based furniture maker will provide space for design, fashion and innovation. The center employs 75 people and is located next to La-Z-Boy's Dayton production plant, where more than 1400 people work to manufacture recliners and other furniture.

Our host is Jaime McPherson, Director of Engineering, Research and Development.  Jaime has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Manufacturing Engineering, both from University of Michigan.

Directions (coming from Chattanooga): Drive through Dayton on 27, turn left before Walgreens.  Drive over railroad tracks and past Broadway Street to the third business on the LEFT.  Park in the small parking lot in front of the building.  See a map here or online - Innovation Center.pdf

Logistics:  Lunch on your own (typical of many of our tours).  Allow an hour to reach the Innovation Center from downtown Chattanooga.  Most likely one PDH can be awarded to members by email following the tour.

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