Dal-Tile Plant Tour

October 9-10, 2018 | Dickson, TN
Theme: Achieving Operational Excellence in Production, Maintenance, and Sustainability

Join the Manufacturing Leadership Council at the Dal-Tile facility in Dickson, TN for an opportunity to tour the facility and learn about use of systems to drive operational excellence. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to see how Dal-Tile is achieving operational excellence in production, maintenance, and sustainability. This Dal-Tile facility is an excellent representation of the the use of OSIsoft PI and SAP.

Dal-Tile is the largest tile seller in the United States, and is part of the Mohawk Group, the largest tile manufacturer in the world, with operations in the USA, Mexico, Europe and Russia. The Dickson manufacturing plant started in 2014 and makes and distributes high end porcelain floor tile for the US market.

Walk Away With Actionable Insights

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


Using process monitoring to drive OEE


Using process monitoring to monitor equipment condition


Zero waste to landfill benefits


Distributed preventive maintenance using SAP

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


October 9, 2018

6:00pm Networking Dinner

October 10, 2018

6:30am Breakfast & Registration at Hotel
7:30am Depart for Dal-Tile
8:30am Introductions & Executive Welcome
10:00am to 12:00pm Plant Tour
12:00pm to 1:00pm Depart Back to Hotel
1:00pm to 1:45pm Networking Lunch
1:45pm to 4:30pm Panel & Roundtable Discussions
4:30pm Content for the day ends

Hosted By

David Baran
Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Operations
Manufacturing Leadership Council Member

David Baran

Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Operations, Dal-Tile

David Baran

Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Operations, Dal-Tile

Manufacturing Leadership Council Member

David Baran is currently Senior Vice President of Manufacturing at Dal-Tile corporation, a division of Mohawk Industries. He is responsible for 16 plants in the USA and Mexico, and has been in this role for 14 years. He has responsibility for plant engineering, environmental, and purchasing for the company, as well as raw material mining and sourcing. Prior to his role at Dal-Tile, he ran the manufacturing operations for Hamilton Beach in Mexico, with 4 plants producing small kitchen appliances. David started his career at General Electric, where he spent 17 years in several businesses in manufacturing roles of increasing responsibility.

International Airport:

Nashville International Airport (BNA)
45 miles (55 minutes)

Where to Stay:

Group Hotel: Holiday Inn Nashville Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN
Discounted room rate: $159
Book by: Sunday, September 9, 2018 (in order to secure this rate and availability)
To make your reservations online, click here.
To make your reservations by phone, call (615) 327-4707 and reference block code DPT.


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

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.