I am so pleased that you have registered to attend the Product Quality Cleaning Workshop on May 16-17, 2018. Use this logistical information to plan for a successful experience.

Laboratory Dress Code

The workshop dress is casual. Dress comfortably.

To participate in the hands-on laboratory activities, you must have close-toed shoes. We will provide nitrile gloves and splash protection (lab aprons) as needed. We will have safety eyeware available, but you may bring your own safety glasses as long as they have side shields. Goggles are not required. If you wear contact lenses, please bring your prescription glasses for the laboratory activities.


We have secured a block of rooms at the university rate ($92.95 + tax) at the University Hotel. Tell them you are with the Product Quality Cleaning Workshop. 

Our newest hotels in Huntsville are the Fairfield Inn and Suites, Hampton Inn and Suites, and Holiday Inn Express. If searching on your own, be sure you are reserving a room in Huntsville TEXAS and not Alabama. 

Table-Top Sponsor Setup

Table-top setup can begin at 1 PM Tuesday May 15th. The building will be open at 7 AM on Wednesday May 16th for final touches on your display areas. We are providing one standard 8-foot table and two chairs. Please let us know if you need power for your display. We have limited extension cords, so you may want to bring one with you.
The Table-top area will be where we have our breakfasts and morning/afternoon coffee breaks.

Sponsor Demos

Some of you are bringing demonstration items. Please email us with the relevant information: What are you bringing? What is the foot-print? What power needs does it require? Does it need cooling water? We can set it up in the laboratory where we will do the hands-on activities. (FYI: We will not be able to supply high voltage or high current power. Your device should run on 20 Amp 115 V AC power.)

Air Travel

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is the closest major airport. Plan for 1 hour of driving time between IAH and Huntsville, TX. The Google Map distance is 60 miles.

William P. Hobby Airport (a.k.a. Houston Hobby – HOU) is a focus airport for Southwest Airlines. I do not typically recommend using HOU because it adds about an hour to the drive time. Plan for 2 hours of driving time if using Houston Hobby. The Google Map distance is 79 miles.

Easterwood Airport (CLL) is a very small airport 1 hour to the West in College Station. American and United fly into there, so that might be an option as well. Plan for 1 hour of drive time if using CLL. The Google Map distance is 56 miles.


I do not know of any shuttles that reach Huntsville. Experience has shown that Uber rates are lower than the taxi rates. (http://www.uber-fare-estimator.com/route/r2sx) However, an economy rental car may be less expensive than the Uber.



Official Media Sponsor


Thank you Gardner Business Media, publisher of Products Finishing and Production Machining magazines, for your partnership as the official media sponsor of the Product Quality Cleaning Workshop.

Gardner Business Media is the premier publisher in the manufacturing sector and publishes brands that serve all aspects of discrete parts manufacturing. Products Finishing (application of coatings) and Production Machining (small parts machining) magazines have been serving their respective fields for decades. Once a quarter a Parts Cleaning Section is published between both magazines which provides the market the latest trends in technology along with best practices for cleaning professionals. This section publishes to over 50,000 subscribers and is the only trade journal in the US focused on industrial cleaning applications.