Michigan Potash and Salt Company

Date:   April 17, 2019

Location:  Weber’s Inn
                 3050 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI

                 (734) 769‐2500 

Time:   6:00 to 6:30 pm – Registration / Networking
            6:30 to 7:15 pm – Dinner
            7:15 to 8:15 pm – Program

Cost:  $30 for Program and Dinner.  Please pay here. Students are FREE!

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Presentation and Speaker Info

 Michigan Potash and Salt Company

Richard (Rick) Helper will present the Michigan Potash and Salt Company’s (MPSC) Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects to be constructed in Evart, Michigan.  The presentation will provide an overview of the solution mining process that will be used to produce potash (KCl) and salt (NaCl) and the impact of the project on Michigan and the USA. He will present how MPSC and Barton Malow have collaboratively completed the Front End Planning (FEP) phase of the project using a stage gated process methodology which integrates AACE and Construction Industry Institutes (CII) published practices.  They will finish with the plan for project controls during the project execution phases of the project.

Speaker: Richard Helper, PSP, PMP

                                                         Rick, a member of the AACE Great Lakes section, is                                                               currently Michigan Potash and Salt Company’s                                                                       manager for development of the capital program.  He                                                           has been working with MPSC and Barton Malow on                                                               this project since 2016. He has over 35 years of                                                                   industrial project management experience as an                                                                   EPC contractor with Aker Kvaerner and as a                                                                           consultant.

                                                         His application focus for the last 15 years has been                                                               on the development of a stage gated EPC process                                                                 model to deliver better capital effectiveness on                                                                     projects.  

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