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ACerS Structural Clay Products Division & Southwest Section Meeting in conjunction with the National Brick Research Center Meeting

June 6-8, 2018   |  Columbia, S.C.  |  Hilton Columbia Center 


If you are involved in the structural clay industry—and that includes manufacturing, sales and marketing, consultants, and material or equipment suppliers—then join us June 6-8, 2018, at the Hilton Columbia Center in Columbia, S.C. This is the second year for combined meetings with ACerS Structural Clay Products, its Southwest Section, and the National Brick Research Center that better meets the needs of the structural clay industry.


The event will feature meetings, two technical sessions, a suppliers’ mixer, and two plant tours at Carolina Ceramics in Columbia, SC, and at Meridian Brick  (Lexington, SC or Augusta, GA plants tbd)


Please check back to this page for information on how to register for this event, hotel information, full schedule of events, and more.


Tentative schedule of events

Tentative Schedule (as of 11-17-17)

June 5   PM Registration
June 6   Morning session National Brick Research Center meeting
June 6   12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Southwest Section Business meeting
June 6   Afternoon session Tech Session 1, Structural Clay Products Division and Southwest Section (SCPD-SW)
June 6   Evening Suppliers’ mixer
June 7   All day

Plant tours

Plant tours will be at Carolina Ceramics (Columbia, SC) and Meridian Brick (Lexington, SC or Augusta, GA)                                 

June 7   Evening Banquet
June 8   Morning session

Tech Session 2, , SCPD-SW Section


Division and section leaders


ACerS Structural Clay Products Division Leadership


Division Chair John Dowdle Prince Minerals LLC
Chair Elect Luke Odenthal Acme Brick Company
Vice-Chair Mike Walker National Brick Research Center
Secretary Jed Lee Meridian Brick, Augusta, GA


Southwest Section Leadership


Chair Japa Castro Columbus Brick Company
Chair-Elect David Ziegler Prince Minerals LLC
Vice Chair George Campbell J.C. Steele
Secretary Fred McMann Fives North American Combustion
Treasurer Harland Dixson Acme Brick Co.


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