NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING

DATE : OCT 12, 2000

PLACE : The Plainsman Restaurant       TIME: 6:00 PM - Cocktails
Highway 5                                                                  7:00 PM - Dinner
Dundas, Ontario                                                       8:00 PM - Presentation

Note : The Plainsman Restaurant on Hwy5, 2 miles West of Highway 6 in Dundas, Ontario has been arranged as the permanent dinner meeting location of the Sec 0400 for the 2000 / 2001 session. Charge for the dinner and the presentation is currently $20.00, with a cash bar.

Our annual activity Flyer is attached with this mailing for you to plan your attendances. We are also pleased to announce the establishment of our website :

In addition to sectional information, calendar, newsletters, archives, and mail contact with your executives, a forum is available for concerns, feedback, and discussions with all members on the web. If you do not have Internet services at home, a number of free internet service links may be utilized from our site.

The October membership meeting will present Nelson Rocha from ArvinMeritor.

ArvinMeritor is a $7.5 billion global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems and modules to the transportation industry,commercial tracks and trailers. It employs 36,500 people at more than 120 facilities in 25 countries.

Nelson Rocha progressed from machine operator to Total Quality Production System Facilitator and is currently the Continuous Improvement Co-ordinator. He is involved with Employee Continuous Improvement Teams, the Employee Suggestion Program and Process Capability Training at ArvinMeritor.

Nelson will present ArvinMeritor's successes in Lean manufacturing and how through the use of an aggressive training program and with "Team Work" system they made improvements in Quality, Unit Cost, Inventory, Lead-Time and Floor Space.

Please notify one of the following executive members of your attendance by 12:00 PM on Monday, Oct 9, 2000.

Bob Anderson (905) 575-1212 ext 3092
Hank Verspagen
(905) 575-1212 ext 3091

Victor Dobrin,                               
Assistant Secretary, Sec 0400
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