Photos of Past Tours

As a student organization, SME aims to provide tours to local and regional manufacturing facilities, local and regional industry speakers, excellent networking opportunities with local and regional companies, and a laid-back, fun way to meet with engineering classmates.

Leinenkugel's Tour

UW-Stout Society of Manufacturing Engineers regularly tours Leinenkugel's each spring. The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, doing business as Leinenkugel's, is an American beer maker based in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Leinenkugel was historically distributed only in the Upper Midwest, but is now available throughout all 50 states.

Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Tour

UW-Stout Society of Manufacturing Engineers toured the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery in fall 2019. Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery is a renowned supplier of wholesale cheese and cheese curds. From classic cheese curds to award-winning artisan cheese, you will find that the possibilities are endless in their Wisconsin dairy shop.

Phillips-Medisize Metal Injection Molding Tour

UW-Stout Society of Manufacturing Engineers toured the Phillips-Medisize Metal Injection Molding site in spring 2020. Phillips-Medisize Corporation - Metal Injection Molding (MIM), a 30,000 square foot facility located in Menomonie, manufactures high precision stainless steel components using state-of-the-art techniques.