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. 

We also have a LinkedIn Group (click on the logo above); participation is encouraged, but not a requirement to be a member of Section 1118.

We will be using the website email system to provide The Paradigm newsletter to you each month.  Thank you for continuing to accept email from ASQ in order to help us greatly reduce mailing costs and to be a more environmentally-friendly organization.

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American Society for Quality or to update your profile to accept email or add an email address.

Exam Proctor - Ron Mitchell - Thank You

ASQ Section 1118 would like to thank Ron Mitchell - our section Exam Proctor for the last 5 years - for his outstanding service and presented him with a plaque at our November 10th Membership Meeting to commemorate his dedication.  Thank you, Ron!

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:  12/8/2016, 6:00 pm

Presenter:  Tour

Topic:  U.S. Smokeless Tobacco





ASQ Section 1118 is required to turn in a tour attendee list on Thursday, December 1st – no additions after that time.  Please make reservations before that time with Reservation Chair:  Tracy Rhea Fox (Tracy.RheaFox@MaplehurstBakeries.com) and include your lab coat size and shoe size (for steel-toed shoe caps).



Next Main Presentation

Date:  12/8/2016, 6:00-8:00 pm

Presenter:  Tour

Topic:  Continuation of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco

Tour Address:  U.S. Smokeless Tobacco

                            800 Harrison St.

                            Nashville, TN 37203

                           (615) 880-4400

                           park in fenced lot across from main entrance-on Harrison St.

Tour Date/Time:   Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Agenda:    6:00 PM – dinner @ U.S. Smokeless Tobacco

  • arrive before 6:00 PM, photo ID required @ security
  • dinner begins promptly at 6:00 PM

  • Section 1118 is paying for dinner

    Dinner   =   beef lasagna, chicken parmesan, green beans, tossed salad, garlic bread, dessert, assorted sodas, water


6:00 PM – presentation during dinner followed by a walking tour of the facility – tour complete by 8:00 PM


Attendee Info:      

steel-toed shoes (may bring or steel shoe caps provided)

safety glasses (may bring or provided)

lab coat required (provided)

hair net required (provided)

photo ID required at entrance by security

do not bring any electronic equipment-including phones

do not bring any extraneous items-purse, backpack, etc




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



(Scott Guess)

(Bob Thrash-rwthrash@bellsouth.net)








 (Suzan Phelps-sphelps@berettausa.com)



Tour – Nashville Airport Communications Center

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

(Lisa Lankford)































Tour – 

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












Tour – 

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