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2016 SCPD-NBRC Meeting


2016 SCPD-NBRC Meeting

May 2-4, 2016

Embassy Suites, North Canton, Ohio

Technical Session

The technical session, located in Ballroom III, include the following presentations:

  • The brick MACT – What are we doing to fix it? – Susan J. Miller, Brick Industry Association and Garth Tayler, Acme Brick
  • Raw material testing for MACT and SDSs – Susan Miller, Brick Industry Association and John Sanders, National Brick Research Center at Clemson University
  • Don’t forget about silica – Susan Miller, Brick Industry Association and Garth Tayler, Acme Bricks
  • Update on recent changes to PCI specification for thin brick – Mike Walker, National Brick Research Center at Clemson University
  • Carbonate ceramics – A disruptive technology for the brick industry  – Richard Riman, Rutgers University

  • Pigments manufacturing and flow characteristics – Don Abernathy, Huntsman Pigments–Davis Colors

  • Update on facade panel and thin brick production – Don Denison, Denison, Inc.

Schedule of Events


Monday, May 2

Registration: Noon – 7:00 p.m.


SCPD technical program (Ballroom III): 2 – 5:00 p.m.


Welcome reception: 5 – 7:00 p.m.


Tuesday, May 3  

Bus departs at 9:00 a.m. – Embassy Suites, 7883 Freedom Avenue NW, North Canton, OH


Plant tour  – The Belden Brick Co (Plants 4 & 8).: 10:00 a.m. – Noon  – Sugarcreek, OH


Lunch provided by The Belden Brick Co.: Noon – 1:00 p.m.


The Belden Brick Co. tour continued (Plants 2 & 3): 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.


Suppliers mixer: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Embassy Suites, North Canton, OH


Wednesday, May 4

NBRC management subcommittee group: 7 – 8:30 a.m.

    (by invitation only)


NBRC member meeting (Ballroom III): 9:00 a.m. – Noon

    (open to all NBRC members)



ACerS would like to thank these 2016 SCPD welcome reception & suppliers mixer sponsors:

Acme Brick

J. C. Steele & Sons, Inc.

Basic Machinery Company, Inc.

LignoTech USA, Inc

Direxa Engineering, LLC


Diversified Ceramic Services, Inc.


Halbert Mill Company

Prince Minerals, Inc.

Harrop Industries, Inc.

Reymond Products International, Inc.

Hellmich GmbH & Co. KG

Signode Packaging Systems  

Huntsman Pigments

STAR Engineering, Inc.


Division Leadership

Division Chair: Bill Daidone, Acme Brick Technical Center

Chair Elect: John Hewitt, Interstate Brick Company

Secretary: John Dowdle, Prince Minerals, Inc.














John Hewitt, Bill Daidone, and John Dowdle at the 2015 SCPD-NBRC meeting

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