May 14: Tours

FEDTEX attendees have the opportunity to tour North Carolina State University's textile-related facilities as part of their registration.

RSVP for a Tour. In order to provide transportation, attendees must select their tour time on their registration.  Shuttles to and from the McKimmon Conference Center will be provided.  Two tours will be provided starting at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Shuttles.  Shuttles will pick and drop off at: North Carolina State University - McKimmon Conference Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606.

A FEDTEX team member will be located outside the McKimmon Conference Center main entrance to assist with the shuttle loading and unloading. Several tours will be held as groups of attendees are dropped of at the Wilson College of Textiles.  The first shuttle will leave at 1:00 pm and return to the McKimmon Center after dropping attendees off at the Wilson College of Textiles.  The shuttle will continue to transport attendees to and from the Wilson College of Textiles until 3:15.  After 3:15 no other shuttles will be available for travel to the Wilson College of Textiles.  The shuttle will transport the training attendees back to the Wilson College of Textiles following each tour ending.

About. Tour the North Carolina State University Wilson College of Textiles lab facilities, including the Weaving Lab, Knitting Lab, Short-Staple Spinning Lab, Physical Testing Lab and Dyeing and Finishing Lab. On this tour you will also get a sneak peak at the new Flex Factory Prototype Lab in anticipation of its grand opening this fall! These facilities are managed by Zeis Textiles Extension for Economic Development. All are fully functioning labs and are used for both educational purposes and contracted projects with industry partners for research, product testing and production.

In addition to the Zeis Textiles Extension, tour the Textile Protection and Comfort Center. There will also be an opportunity to speak with the ASSIST Center about their labs for innovation and testing.

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