Next SPE Carolina Event

May Golf Outing – SPE Carolinas $100 Cup Challenge 2017

Location:  Northstone Country Club
Date: May 22, 2017
11:00 am shot gun start,  dinner at 5:00pm

Cost: $120.00 per golfer to play in the tournament – Green Fee’s Includes – Golf & Cart; 3 raffle tickets for a chance to win the 50/50 $$$$ pot (more golfers – more $$$$); additional raffle tickets can be purchased during the day => 3 tickets – $10.00 (SPE’s half goes towards our Scholarship Fund) and Food: Lunch and Dinner will be provided!

Upcoming SPE Carolinas Cup Challenge will to be held Monday the 22nd of May (Shotgun Start at 11:00 am), Spring is a great time to get outside, hit the little white ball, meet others in our industry and play one of the Top Private Courses in the Carolinas!  As an additional incentive, there’s an opportunity to win $100 prize on every hole!!!

Sign Up Early: – The Carolinas Cup Challenge – We have room for 30 groups (120 golfers), Yes – Singles are Welcome Too, we’ll find a spot for you!            SPE Golf Outing Form 2017 Attendee Registration Form

                                                                                                                                   How to Win:                                                                                   

Mulligans: Everyone has two Mulligan’s for the 18 holes, which are to be used for winning a hole or improving the team’s position – your call, Use them Wisely!

Par 3 – Closest to the Pin: Tells it like it is – only rule, tee shot must be on the green – Put in the hole and it is pretty much yours!

2nd shot – Closest to the Pin: Plays like a Par 3 Closest to the Pin Hole.  However, if you don’t like any of your team’s original drives, the team can drop at the 150 yard marker (Ladies, 130 yards) and make the 2nd shot from there!  If you use one of your team’s original drives because it’s closer or has a better approach angle, the team must play it where it lies.

Most Accurate Drive:  There will be a line down the middle of the fairway, starting at about 150 yards out and extending to about 250 yards from the White tees. The object is to be Closest to the Line – how far down the line doesn’t matter!  Team can still play the best drive, but no moving the ball to the 150 yard marker.

Longest Drive: Grip It & Rip It!  Only rule – ball must be in the fairway, first cut.

Team- Best Ball:   Not only is there a $100 prize on every hole, there will be a winning best ball team – each member of the team will win $100 prize!!

NorthStone Country Club: (<http://www.northstoneclub.com/>) is a private club located in Huntersville, NC – conveniently located just north of Charlotte.  This P. B. Dyesignature course was rated “Number One” by Charlotte’s Business Journal and is situated on 237 artistically landscaped acres.  NorthStone will impress the very best of players with its strategically placed bunkers, G2 bent grass greens, and Meyer Zoysia fairways. Featuring an endless variety of strategic angles of play from multiple tee boxes, the NorthStone golf course will encourage good course management, yet tease the more adventurous golfer.

Note: NorthStone is a private course, which has a fully equipped kitchen with staff – Meals are Excellent!!! Other activities are Great Door Prizes (we are asking for sponsors and others to please bring a gift & we will promote your generosity!!!).

 

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Hass Racing Tour

At our April 10th SPE meeting we had the privilege for a behind the scenes tour of Stewart Haas Racing’s 200,000 sq. ft. facility located in Kannapolis, NC.   This is home to a title-winning NASCAR team co-owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas CNC machining centers. I would love to show you some pictures but it is a top-secret facility so no cameras were allowed.  We were able to see their advanced machining center with HAAS top of the line equipment used to make custom parts for the cars.  It was similar to seeing a world class injection molding tooling shop and it ran 7 days a week to keep up with demand.   Then we toured the area where cars come back from the race and were torn down completely, rebuilt from chassis up and then inspected with top of the line 3D laser scanning systems to insure quality control.

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Personal Connection Still Important in Hunt for Job.

Personal Connection Still Important in Hunt for Job.

Charlotte Observer

I’ve heard the complaints. You send out hundreds of resumes through job boards and other resources. None turn into an interview. If you question
job seekers who recently landed work, I think you’ll find many of them
went beyond the resume and made some type of personal connection. Yes, we start 2012 again emphasizing the importance networking, and a way to make a face-to-face impact on the person you’re trying to impress.

Enjoy this article from the Charlotte Observer

Ideas Get a Boost at
The Polymers Center of Excellence

http://www.polymers-center.org/

Polymers Center of Excellence
Visit the Polymers Center of Excellence

Many established NC firms find help spotting trends, developing and manufacturing new products and tweaking existing ones at the Polymers Center of Excellence.
“Do you have an idea that needs to be turned into a new material, a new product, or a new way to do things?” the center’s website asks. With help from the center’s staff, “Your idea can become physical reality.”
The Polymers Center of Excellence is the ultimate hands-on learning lab for people who know plastics. Inside its one-story building in University Research Park are modern labs and equipment for testing and making plastic materials and manufacturing sample products.
The center also has large meeting rooms for the many classes and seminars it hosts.

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