new-orleans-city-scapeThe 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis will be held December 2-3, 2009, in New Orleans, and the 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis will be held December 2-4, 2009.
In just a few short days you will learn the basics of the TapRooT® System for finding the root causes of problems PLUS, if you stay the extra day, you’ll learn the Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting Technique for Root Cause Failure Analysis of Equipment Problems.

Once you find the real root causes using this systematic process, you will learn to develop effective fixes that will keep problems from happening again.

Additionally, if you have already taken the 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis course, you can sign up for the 1-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis course on December 4. Find the root causes of equipment and machinery problems at industrial plants including utilities, petrochemical plants, manufacturing facilities, or refineries.

For more information and to register for the 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis, click here.

For more information and to register for the 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis, click here.

For more information and to register for the 1-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis, click here.  (**Please note: You must first have attended a 2 or 5-Day TapRooT® course that was taught by a System Improvements instructor in order to attend this course.)

New Orleans is a major U.S. port and the largest city in the state of Louisiana. New Orleans is the center of the New Orleans Metropolitan Area, the largest metro area in the state. The city is named after Philippe II, Duc d’Orléans, Regent of France, and is well known for its multicultural and multilingual heritage, cuisine, architecture, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its annual celebrations and festivals, particularly Mardi Gras. The city is often referred to as the “most unique” city in America. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans)

While visitors will find MUCH to do in “The Big Easy,” here are a few suggestions from the locals:

The 1850 House–The Lower Pontalba building was built in 1850 by the Baroness Micaela Almonester de Pontalba, the daughter of Don Andres Almonester y Roxas, the Spanish colonial landowner. The rowhouse was built in the style of Parisian architecture and has served as a residence and for retail establishments. The 1850 House depicts middle class family life with authentic furnishings, domestic goods, decorative arts and art of the period.

The Old U.S. Mint is the only building in America to have served both as a U.S. and Confederate Mint. It was built in 1835 during the presidency of Andrew Jackson who had advocated for its establishment in order to help finance development of the nation’s western frontier.

Chalmette is the site of the January 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans: Chalmette Battlefield. Many people believe that this last great battle of the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain was unnecessary, since the treaty ending the war was signed in late 1814.

dining-in-new-orleansDining in New Orleans:

Mandina’s Restaurant has been a staple in New Orleans since 1932. The locals swear by it, so don’t miss out on this New Orleans tradition.

The Port of Call was established in 1963 as a steakhouse located on beautiful, historic Esplanade Avenue in the French Quarter. The Port started as a quiet, small neighborhood restaurant open only at night, and has grown into an extremely popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

Mother’s Restaurant: (from their website)
In a single year, Mother’s serves up:
•    No less than 175,000 pounds of ham and roast beef
•    More than 40,000 pounds of turkey
•    A staggering 30,000 pounds of homemade sausage
•    Quarter of a million biscuits (and even more eggs!)
•    A whopping 90,000 pounds of jambalaya
•    Some 25,000 soft-shell crabs and even more shrimp
•    Nearly 250,000 pounds of cabbage
•    An incredible 150,000 loaves of French bread

Need we say more?

And definitely don’t leave New Orleans without a visit to Café Du Monde and The Court of Two Sisters…both define the city…in history and cuisine! Bon appetit!

For more information and to register for the 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis, click here.

For more information and to register for the 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis, click here.

For more information and to register for the 1-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis, click here.  (**Please note: You must first have attended a 2 or 5-Day TapRooT® course that was taught by a System Improvements instructor in order to attend this course.)