In-plant Road Show in Austin Draws Big Crowd
The University of Texas at Austin played host to more than 40 in-plants and industry vendors yesterday when it opened its doors for a day-long IPMA Road Show. The networking and educational event featured presentations and discussions on improving quality, building relevance, leveraging technology and more, as well as a vendor display area.
Director Richard Beto got attendees' attention when he talked about his operation's response to a series of bombings that terrorized Austin earlier this year. He revealed how his mail operation screened incoming packages for bombs, and other precautions the in-plant took to keep the school safe.
In another session, the former director of Print and Mail Services at Princeton University, Ashley Gorfine (now with Konica Minolta), discussed how she overhauled and improved the in-plant, setting it up for continued success after her departure.
During the Road Show, in-plant managers shared best practices and business challenges as they networked and spent time in the vendor display area. Attendees enjoyed an excellent lunch, with delicacies like pumpkin bisque, turkey and andouille gumbo, pan seared sea trout and roasted garlic mashed potatoes on the menu. The Road Show wrapped up with a tour of UT-Austin Document Solutions' award winning operation.