Welcome to the ASQ Middle Tennessee
Section 1118 website!

We are excited to provide this website as a valuable resource to not only our members, but also to the community at large. 

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May 11, 2017 Tour - Nashville Airport Communication Center

Please consider signing up for our May 11, 2017 tour of the Nashville Airport Communication Center.  The tentative plan is to meet for dinner somewhere close to the tour site about an hour before the tour and then continue on to the tour itself which is scheduled for an hour.  Contact the Reservations Chair (Reservations@ASQ-MiddleTN.org - or - Tracy.RheaFox@MaplehurstBakeries.com to reserve your spot and specifiy if you're interested in attending the dinner.  See you there!

Next Meeting Summary

We plan to continue to deliver interesting, informative, and useful topics as a service to our membership.  In order to do so, your suggestions for topics and/or speakers would be very helpful.  Please contact the Programs Chair at Programs@ASQ-MiddleTN.org with your valued input.  Keep in mind that your suggestions may not be able to be implemented until the following year since the plan for this year may be completed.

Membership Meetings &Tours 
Membership meetings and tours are regularly scheduled for the months of January through May - and - September through December of the following year.  The membership meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday evening of each month except for May and December when we usually conduct tours of interesting businesses within the section. 

The LOCATION of Membership Meetings is at the Hermitage location of the Golden Corral Restaurant  at 315 Old Lebanon Dirt Rd., Hermitage TN, 37076.  For a map & directions to the Golden Corral Restaurant, click here.

The membership meetings are divided into two portions: the Clinic and the Main Presentation.  Dinner begins at 5:15 pm, the Clinic begins at 6:00 pm, dessert and coffee are at 6:45 pm and the Main presentation begins at 7:00 pm.  The cost of the dinner, paid at the door, at the Golden Corral is about $14 for each member with ASQ Section 1118 paying the gratuity.

New members to Section 1118, students, and professors are invited to attend their first meeting as a compliment of our section.  For a Complimentary ASQ Meeting gift certificate, click here.

Please contact our Reservations Chair (Tracy.RheaFox@MaplehurstBakeries.com) if you plan to attend this meeting.

Next Clinic

Date:  5/11/2017, 7:00 PM

Presenter:  Tour

Topic:  Nashville Airport Consolodated Services Facility

Location:  815 Hanger Lane, Nashville, TN 37217

1st building on right on Hanger Lane - park in front of building, facing Donelson Pike

For reservations - email Tracy - Tracy.RheaFox@MaplehurstBakeries.com

Dinner before meeting:  Ruby Tuesday's - 5:45 pm

Location:  520 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

(the section will not be paying for member's meals)

Next Main Presentation

Date:  5/11/2017, 7:00 PM

Presenter:  Tour

Topic:  Nashville Airport Consolodated Services Facility

Dinner:  Ruby Tuesday's @ 5:45 PM


This Year's Meetings or Tours


2017 Meeting Dates and Topics – 2nd Thursday of the Month


Clinic Presentations

Main Presentations



ISO 9001:2015 (David Licon)

IATF 16949 (Rita Miller)



Capability (David Licon)

Food Safety-where is it headed with the current administration? (Bob Thrash-rwthrash@bellsouth.net)



Problem Solving Techniques (Greg Farrar)

Problem Solving Workshop (Cheryl Waack)



Variable Gage R&R (David Licon)

8D Problem Solving (Suzan Phelps-sphelps@berettausa.com)



Tour – Nashville Airport Communications Center-Consolidated Services Facility (CSF)-815 Hangar Lane, Nashville, TN 37217

When signing up for tour, also reserve dinner reservation with Reservations Chair (Tracy.RheaFox@MaplehurstBakeries.com)

Tour starts @ 7:00 PM and is 1 hour.  Parking is in front lot of CFS bldg. facing Donalson Pike   (Lisa Lankford-Lisa_lankford@nashintl.com)

Dinner:  5:45 PM - Ruby Tuesday's - 520 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37214   (On west side of Donelson Pike, south of Elm Hill Pike)



If I were a pirate I would be in supplier quality – SCAR! (Scott Guess-SGuess@Flowserve.com)

(Kimball Bullington-Kimball.Bullington@mtsu.edu)



Resume Writing (Susie Peace)

 Resume Workship-Bring your current resume for review/updating (Susie Peace) 



Team Building (Ron Anderson - macheek@united.net)




Tour – Yazoo Brewery-7:00 PM (tentative)   910 Division St., Nashville, TN 37203        (615) 891-4649

Dinner - Peg Leg Porker - 5:30 PM           903 Gleaves St., Nashville, TN 37203       (615) 829-6023 http://peglegporker.com/

When signing up for tour, also reserve dinner reservation with Reservations Chair (Tracy.RheaFox@MaplehurstBakeries.com)

 (Doug Sadtler) (ALAN@yazoobrew.com, 615-891-4649)    Tour = $8 per person















Tour – Nissan-1:00 PM (tentative)       983 Nissan Drive, Smyrna, TN 37167           (615) 459-1400

Sign-up for tour with Reservations Chair (Tracy.RheaFox@MaplehurstBakeries.com)

90 minute tour, arrive 15 min. before tour time

Tour limited to 25 attendees

No children under 5, shirt sleeves minimum of 4”, closed-toed shoes (no sandals)











Tour – Long Hollow Winery-6:00 PM (tentative)                                             665 Long Hollow Pike, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Dinner - Cracker Barrel-4:45 PM             235 Long Hollow Pike, Goodlettsville, TN 37072-immediate right off I-65, exit 97 east

When signing up for tour, also reserve dinner reservation with Reservations Chair (Tracy.RheaFox@MaplehurstBakeries.com)

(Rita Miller/Joel & Benita Phillips-615-859-5559, info@longhollowwinery.com)


New Members



Take advantage of what ASQ Section 1118 has to offer!

Browse our Section's site and be sure to visit www.ASQ.org often!

Print this page and bring it to your first dinner meeting
and dinner is on us!


Reliability News

Welcome to the Middle Tennessee ASQ's "Reliability News" for Section 1118.  We will post links, news, and other reliability resources available for the members.