Clif Bar Plant Tour

November 12-13, 2019 | Twin Falls, ID
Theme: How Culture Drives Sustainability and Workforce Engagement

Clif Bar & Company, a leader in nutritious and organic foods, is guided by five bottom lines – Sustaining our People, our Business, our Brands, our Community, and the Planet. Join the Manufacturing Leadership Council at the Clif Bar bakery in Twin Falls, ID (Food Processing Magazine’s 2016 “Green Plant of the Year”, Food Engineering Magazine’s 2017 “Sustainable Plant of the Year” and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality “Pollution Prevention Champion”) for an opportunity to tour the facility and learn about how Clif Bar uses these five aspirations in a manufacturing environment to drive employee engagement and retention, along with sustained performance. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to see how Clif Bar uses automation and MES to drive consistent quality and efficiency.

Walk Away With Actionable Insights

Attend this plant tour, which will be followed by a panel and executive roundtable discussion on attracting and retaining your workforce, and walk away with actionable insights, including:

Leading with your company’s values in a manufacturing environment can improve long-term performance

Facility design must be consistent with culture and values

Community engagement leads to better teamwork and employee engagement

Biophilic design pays back in productivity

Space is limited for this tour! Register today to secure your spot.


November 12, 2019

6:00pm Networking Dinner

November 13, 2019

7:15am  Breakfast and Registration 

8:15am Travel to Clif Bar 

8:45am Introductions and Executive Welcome

10:00am  Plant Tour

12:00pm  Networking Lunch

1:00pm Panel Discussion

2:30pm Networking Break

3:00pm Roundtable Discussion

4:15pm Travel Back to Hotel

Co-Hosted By:

Mike McLaughlin, EVP, Food Supply, Clif Bar
Mike McLaughlin
Executive Vice President, Food Supply
Clif Bar & Company
Manufacturing Leadership Council Member

Dale Ducommun, Bakery General Manager, Clif Bar
Dale Ducommun
Bakery General Manager
Clif Bar Baking Company of  Twin Falls
MLC Associate Member

Best Travel & Airport Options:

  • The best way to travel into Twin Falls is to fly into Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC / KSLC) and get on a connecting Delta flight directly into Twin Falls at the Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF / KTWF).
  • Another option is to fly into the Boise Airport (BOI / KBOI) in Boise, ID and make the 1 hour and 45 minute drive into Twin Falls.

Where to Stay:

Group Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Twin Falls
Discounted room rate: $134

Book by: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 (in order to secure this rate and availability)

To make your reservations online, please click the below link and continue to book your room.

To make your reservations by phone, call (208) 733-8500 and reference the National Association of Manufacturers.


If you have any questions about this or another upcoming Plant Tour & Executive Roundtable. Please complete the form below or email Alyssa Dixon at

The Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Executive Plant Tour and Roundtable events are made possible by the members for members and guests. Council members participate as part of their annual membership, and non-members may attend for a fee.