I just returned from a business trip to… Nashville? Yes, that’s right. Nashville, Tennessee. No, I wasn’t there auditioning to be a session musician with a country and western group. I was there with BoMo and Pilly to attend the annual Defense Manufacturing Conference. The conference was held at the Opryland Hotel, which appears to be the headquarters for white-haired old ladies and NASCAR fans.
Needless to say, it was an interesting conference with representatives from all parts of the aerospace & defense industry (Air Force, Army, Boeing, Lockheed, Raytheon, etc.). However, the location and facilities just weren’t appropriate for the type of meeting and attendees.