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


May 9-12, 2017   |  Fort Worth, Texas  |  Radisson Fort Worth North at Fossil Creek 


2017 marked the first time that ACerS Structural Clay Products Division, ACerS Southwest Section, and the National Brick Research Center combined forces to put together combined annual meetings that better meet the needs of the structural clay industry.  This meeting included a full day of technical presentations, plant tours to Acme Brick (Denton) and Meridian Brick (Mineral Wells), a companions program, a supplier’s mixer, Thursday evening banquet, hospitality suite, and more.




SCPD 2017 links

Report on the event on Ceramic Tech Today.

SCPD 2017 home

Technical program

Plant Tours

Structural Clay Products Division

Southwest Section

National Brick Research Center

Hotel and travel

Attendee roster (pdf)




ACerS would like to thank these 2017 meeting sponsors:

Basic Machinery Company, Inc. MECO 
Borregaard LignoTech Niokem, Inc.
Danser, Inc. Prince Minerals, Inc.
Direxa Engineering, LLC Refratechnik Ceramics
Halbert Mill Company Resco Products, Inc. 
Harrop Industries, Inc. Reymond Products International, Inc.
Hellmich GmbH & Co. KG Signode Packaging Systems 
Huntsman Pigments STAR Engineering, Inc. 
J. C. Steele & Sons, Inc.  
Division and Section Leaders

ACerS Structural Clay Products Division Leadership

Division Chair: John Hewitt, Interstate Brick Company

Chair Elect: John Dowdle, Prince Minerals, Inc.

Vice-Chair: Luke Odenthal, Acme Brick Co.

Secretary: Mike Walker, National Brick Research Center


Southwest Section Leadership

Chair: Harland Dixson, Acme Brick Company

Chair-Elect: Japa Castro, Columbus Brick Co.

Vice Chair: David Ziegler, Prince Corporation

Secretary: Fred McMann, Fives North American Combustion

Treasurer: Glenn Holladay, Materials & Ceramic Chemicals




The American Ceramic Society values diverse and inclusive participation within the field of ceramic science and engineering. ACerS strives to promote involvement and access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, career path or academic level.



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