Facility Tours

CSCMP is excited to offer Nashville-area facility tours on Monday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 2 during EDGE. Tours have limited seating and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours are available for purchase in advance, but you must be a fully-paid conference registrant. Facility tour hosts have the right to refuse direct competitors to participate in the tours.

Reserve your facility tour seat when you register for CSCMP's 2018 EDGE.

Please note:

  • Tour costs are not refundable after purchase.
  • Tickets are not transferable.
  • A conference badge and official government ID, such as a passport or driver’s license, will be required at the time of boarding the bus for departure.
  • Some facilities have unique requirements and/or rules. If so, this information will be conveyed directly to the registrant or it will be stated in the tour description.
  • For precautionary reasons, skirts, high heels, and open-toed shoes are not to be worn.

The tours include:

Gibson Guitar Custom Shop

Monday, 10/1 & Tuesday, 10/2
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Tour capacity: 11

The most desirable and iconic guitars in the world are made at the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville. This tour will cover the manufacturing process from raw wood to stage-ready instruments. The impressive craftsmanship, historic machinery and indelible stories within, will give guests a sense of beauty being created and its relationship to the music we love. Gibson Custom Shop has made guitars for Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Slash, BB King, Joe Perry, Angus Young and Peter Frampton to name a few.


Closed toe shoes only; no high heels. Safety glasses will be provided for those who do not have eyewear.

By attending this session, you will:

  • Learn how the most iconic guitar in the world is manufactured.
  • Gain insight on how American quality and craftsmanship is still being made today.

Shuttle transportation:

Shuttle will begin boarding at 10:15 am in the Delta Portico which is near the Delta Riverboat ride on Level 0. Shuttle departs promptly at 10:30 am.

Nashville Bun Company

Tuesday, 10/2
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Tour capacity: 19

During this tour, the guests can see the manufacturing process of English muffins and biscuits. Production lines will be observed from raw material to finished production. All manufacturing procedures will be covered.

By attending this session, you will:

  • Gain knowledge of the baking industry material handling, technology, packaging assembly, and manufacturing.


Must have closed toe shoes. No jewelry allowed on the floor. Hairnets, smocks, and ear plugs will be provided.

Shuttle transportation:

Shuttle will begin boarding at 1:15 pm outside the Delta Riverboat ride in the Delta Portico on level 0. Shuttle departs promptly at 1:30 pm.