Listed below is information on the location of courses and suggested hotels. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.
Host: SL Munson & Co. / IGA Abrasives
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan USA
Venue Location: Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Airport // 3063 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE // Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Hotel Recommendation: Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Airport // 3063 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE // Grand Rapids, MI 49512 // (616) 285-7600// group rate of $129, quote S.L. Munson & Company or Grinding Doc, code SLM.
Venue: SL Munson & Co.
Location: Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Address: SL Munson & Co. // 1404 Old Dairy Dr. // Columbia, SC 29201
Hotel Recommendation: Courtyard Marriott // 1125 Fort Congaree Trail // Cayce, SC 29033 // 803-794-7033 // group rate of $104, quote SLM or SL Munson & Co., rate applies until October 10.
Travel: Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)
Venue: Rush Machinery
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Address: Holiday Inn, 6001 Rockside Rd, Independence, Ohio 44131
Hotel: Holiday Inn // 6001 Rockside Rd // Independence, Ohio 44131 // Contact: 216-524-8050 // Click here for website // Mention “The Grinding Doc’s High Intensity Grinding Course, hosted by Rush Machinery” to get the reduced rate.
Travel: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
Venue: Mirage Casino
Location: Las Vegas, NV USA
Address: Mirage Casino // 3400 Las Vegas Blvd South // Las Vegas, NV 89109
Room: The Key Largo Room
Booking Info: Reduced rate, quote “The Grinding Doc Int” or “GrindDoc14″ before Thursday, September 18, 2014; reservations: 800-499-6311 or 702-791-7444 or by FAX at 702-791-7495; reduced rate Sunday, Monday & Tuesday evenings at $127; attendees are welcome to come earlier or later, higher rates over weekend.
Travel: Las Vegas Airport (LAS), taxi from airport to the Mirage is around $25.
Host: Rush Machinery
Location: Latrobe, Pennsylvania USA
Venue Address: Springhill Suites // 115 Arnold Palmer Drive // Latrobe, PA 15650
Hotel Address: Springhill Suites // 115 Arnold Palmer Drive // Latrobe, PA 15650
Travel: Nearest airport is Arnold Palmer (LBE); Spirit Air direct flights from Ft. Lauderdale, Dallas and Orlando; free shuttle from airport to hotel; larger airport is Pittsburgh (PIT), 1.5-hour drive to Latrobe.
Reservations: Make a reservation by calling 724-537-7800 // Fax: 724-537-7801; group rate before deadline: $109 per person, quote “Rush Machinery”.
Group Dinner: Arnold Palmer’s Latrobe Country Club, 7:00 p.m. on first night, included in price of course, spouses welcome.
Host: Diamond Innovations
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Address: Diamond Innovations // 6325 Huntley Road // Worthington, OH 43085
Hotel Address: Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Polaris // 8535 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH 43240
Reservations: 614-846-8884// $119/person // *Special room rate is available to those who state “Diamond Innovations Rate” when making the reservation.
Host: Rush Machinery & ANCA USA
Location: Wixom, Michigan USA
Venue Location: ANCA USA // 31129 Century Drive // Wixom, MI 48393.
Hotel Recommendation: Holiday Inn Express // 48953 Alpha Dr. // Wixom, MI 48393 // Reduced rate of $109.99, valid until March 8, 2019; mention “Grinding course at ANCA”.
Location: Biberach, Germany
Address: Vollmer // Ehinger Straße 34 // 88400 Biberach/Riß // Germany
Hotel Recommendation: Hotel Kapuzinerhof // Kapuzinerstraße 17 / 88400 Biberach an der Riß // Tel: +49 (0) 7351 506-0 // Fax: +49 (0) 7351 506-100 // Click here for website // special Vollmer rates available until 2 September: business single room with queen bed: 89.20 EUR; business double room for single use: 94.40 EUR; business single rooms 80.20 EUR; quote business rate “Vollmer_100919”.
Travel: (1) Munich Airport, 210 km & 1.8 hours by car; good train connections from Munich airport to Biberach (Riß) station, which is 14 minute walk to hotel. (2) Frankfurt airport, 360 km & 3.3 hours by car; good train connections from Frankfurt airport to Biberach (Riß) station. Biberach train station 14-minute walk to hotel. Hotel is 13-minute walk to Vollmer. Parking available at Vollmer for those who are driving.
Host: Rush Machinery
Location: Anaheim, California
Venue & Hotel: Holiday Inn & Staybridge Suites Anaheim Resort // 1915 S Manchester Ave. // Anaheim CA 92802 // 714.748.7777. Mention “The Grinding Doc’s High Intensity Grinding Course, hosted by Rush Machinery” to get the reduced rate of $119 + tax. Click here for website.
Travel: Several possible airports – SNA, LGB, ONT, LAX.
Venue: LANDS Superabrasives
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Address: 25 West 45th Street, New York, New Yor
Hotel Recommendation: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036 // To book call Member Services at 203-905-2100 and reference group code: LAND27 // Book Online Here // A special group rate has been procured: $202 plus tax (14.75%) and $3.50/night additional FU charge. // Deadline: January 27, after which regular rates and availability apply. // Hotel is very close to Times Square, Empire State Building, Central Park and other attractions.
Travel: New York LaGuardia (LGA), New York JFK (JFK), or Newark New Jersey (EWR). Cars not recommended, cab, Uber or train to midtown Manhattan recommended.
Host: Greenlee Diamond Tool
Location: Elk Grove Village, IL USA
Venue Address: Greenlee Diamond Tool // 2375 Touhy Ave // Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 // (outside Chicago, near O’Hare airport)
Hotel Address: Holiday Inn // 1000 Busse Road // Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 // 847-437-6010 // quote “Greenlee rate”
Travel: O’Hare (ORD)
Host: None. Course held at Elite Grand Hotel Gävle
Location: Gävle, Sweden
Address: Elite Grand Hotel Gävle, Kyrkogatan 28, 803 11 GÄVLE
Reservations: Make a reservation by calling +46264007300 // 1352 sek /person (Incl. VAT and breakfast buffet) // *Special room rate is available to those who state “The Grinding Doc” when making the reservation.*
Travel: Nearest airport is Arlanda in Stockholm. There is a train that goes directly from the airport to Gävle, taking about 75 minutes. Hotel is located 100 meters west of the main train station in Gävle.
Host: Blaser Swisslube
Location: Goshen, New York, USA
Address: Blaser Swisslube Inc. // 31 Hatfield Lane // Goshen, New York 10924 // 845 294 – 3200
Travel: Nearest Airport: Newark. Then one-hour drive to Middletown.
Hotel Address: Hampton Inn Middleton // 20 Crystal Run Crossing // Middleton, NY 10941
Reservations: Make a reservation by calling 1-845-344-3400 // Rate: $114.26/person // Special room rate is available to those who state “The Grinding Doc” or “Blaser” when making the reservation.
Location: Mundelein, Illinois USA
Address: Rollomatic // 1295 Armour Blvd // Mundelein, IL 60060 // 866-713-6938
Hotel Address: Crowne Plaza by Hilton // Libertyville-Mundelein // 510 E. Il Route 83 // Mundelein, IL 60060
Reservations: 847-970-6968 // $109/person // Special room rate is available to those who state “Rollomatic Rate” when making the reservation
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