2024 Production Manager Summit

Join us for an exclusive event tailored to precast concrete managers, where we dive into the crucial elements of fostering a thriving plant environment. PCI’s Production Manager Summit’s goal is simple: to equip managers with the tools and insights necessary to cultivate a workplace culture that prioritizes safety, productivity, and quality. Who should attend: plant managers, plant executives, project managers, and foreman responsible for managing groups of people.
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In today's industry, managers face the challenge of harmonizing diverse personalities, disciplines, regulations, and customer expectations. This summit provides a unique platform for PCI Certified Plant managers to gain invaluable insights into best practices for assessing, establishing, and sustaining an exceptional workplace culture. 

Through interactive sessions and discussions, attendees will explore real-world challenges and effective strategies for transforming these challenges into opportunities for fostering a positive plant culture. Emphasizing the pivotal role of a supportive and collaborative workplace environment, managers will discover how investing in culture can enhance talent retention, boost productivity, and elevate safety standards.

Guiding our summit is a seasoned professional consultant with a proven track record in leadership and culture development, boasting four years of collaboration with PCI Headquarters.

WHY ATTEND? Participants will not only define what constitutes a strong plant culture but also leave with tangible action items to kick-start positive change within their own facilities post-summit, along with an opportunity to connect with fellow PCI Managers. Don't miss this opportunity to cultivate a workplace culture that sets your plant apart.

  • What: exclusive event for PCI Certified Plant Managers
  • Where: Sioux Falls, SD. All sessions will be held at the Sheraton Hotel with a half day plant tour at Gage Brothers Concrete plant.
  • Objective: equip managers with tools to assess, establish, and maintain an exceptional workplace culture
  • Expert guidance: led by a seasoned consultant with four years of PCI Headquarters collaboration.
  • Collaborative learning: share challenges and effective strategies with peers.
  • Benefits: enhanced talent retention, boosted productivity, elevated safety standards
  • Who should attend: plant managers, plant executives, project managers, and foreman responsible for managing groups of people.

The Production Manager Summit will consist of 8 hours of facilitated discussion and learning along with a half day plant tour. It includes a pre-event conflict management assessment. All sessions and activities are designed to help PCI-Certified plant managers uncover key initiatives and build awareness around how to create a collaborative and supportive plant culture and operation. Day 1 will be a half day classroom style, interactive discussion. Day 2 will consist of a morning visit to Gage Brothers Concrete followed by a half day classroom discussion and group work sessions.


Monday, July 22, 2024 - Day 1
 Registration and Tabletops 
 Classroom Seminar with discussions
 Dinner break
 Continued classroom seminar with discussions
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - Day 2
 Bus Departure
 Tour Gage Brothers Concrete
 Leave Gage Brothers Concrete
 Lunch at the hotel
 Classroom Seminar with round table discussions


Monday, July 22, 2024 

2:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Awareness and Calibration

Will include interactive small group work sessions along with facilitated training and discussion.
  • Defining what a good plant culture looks like
  • Why is trust important and how to build it
  • What is intentional communication and how to use it
  • How to resolve conflict effectively
  • How to develop a plant specific “Best Fit Culture” document
Tuesday, July 23, 2024

8:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Plant Tour

Tour of Gage Brothers Concrete plant.

Gage Brothers Concrete has been one of PCI’s leading architectural and structural precast concrete producers since the 1960’s.  In 2007, Gage Brothers Concrete transition from a family-owned to an employee owned business through the implementation of an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Gage Brothers was awarded the Sioux Empires 2022 SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Workplace Excellence Award in Diversity signifying their commitment to company culture and embracing our differences. As an ESOP, Gage Brother’s leadership is employee culture focused and we could not ask for a better partner in this year’s Summit.

11:30 AM – 4:00 PM: Alignment and Action

Will include interactive small group work sessions along with facilitated training and discussion with the goal of developing a plant specific action plan centered on your plant’s culture.
  • Review, observations, opportunities, and thoughts
  • How to assess your current plant culture and establish a path forward
  • Identifying current plant culture gaps and impact opportunities
  • Your role in developing a plant culture aligned with your customer expectations
  • Panel discussion and summary


Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center

1211 North West Avenue | Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Rates: $149 + applicable taxes

Book with PCI's Group Rate at Sheraton Sioux Falls 

To book via phone, call 1-605-331-0100 referencing PCI Production Manager Summit.
All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Individual guest room reservations are fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to check-in. Group rate is available for booking until July 8, 2024, by 11:59pm CST.
Check-in: 3:00 pm  Check-out: Noon
Amenities: Complimentary guest room Wi-Fi, complimentary self-parking, 24-hour fitness center, and heated indoor pool.
Airport Information: Complimentary Shuttle to and from Sioux Falls Regional Airport (4 miles).


Producer Members:  $849 per person
Associate Members:  One free registration after securing a tabletop or sponsorship with Shelly Encher, sencher@pci.org, (312) 360-3203.
Space is limited to 50 Producers and 12 Associates.


LEADERSHIP SUMMIT ATTENDEE PRE-WORK. Prior to attending the Summit, we would like for you to complete an online Myers-Briggs TKI assessment. During the summit, you will be receiving your personalize Myers-Briggs TKI results which will be presented to you by our facilitator and Certified Myers-Briggs Practitioner, Kevin Martlage. To complete this part of the pre-work, you will receive a link in the event specific confirmation (not the generic "order" confirmation). You will be asked to create a quick user profile within the Myers-Briggs Elevate System. Once your profile has been created it will walk you through a series of questions which will take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Once completed, your results will be collected by our facilitator and provided to you at the Summit.


Registration constitutes your agreement to abide by the PCI Antitrust Policy and PCI Code of Conduct. Any breach of these agreements may be cause for event management to remove the individual from the event. Registration and attendance at, or participation in, PCI events, meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs or videos of such events and activities by PCI, PCI regional affiliates, and other third parties. Your registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance. It is your responsibility to read and understand these agreements and policies.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT. All registrants are required to electronically sign a Waiver of Liability to attend the plant tour. Those who opt out of signing the document will not be permitted to attend the plant tour.

CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS, AND SUBSTITUTIONS. All registration cancellations received in writing by July 8, 2024, will be fully refunded, minus a $50 administrative fee. Due to PCI's financial obligations, no refunds will be made after this date. Substitutions may be made without penalty. Submit all requests to events@pci.org.

PAYMENT. Payment in full is required in order to process registrations. We welcome payments in the form of American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

QUESTIONS. For registration questions or assistance with registering, contact events@pci.org or (312) 360-3214.

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7/22/2024 - 7/23/2024
Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center, 1211 N W Ave, Sioux Falls, SD United States
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