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April 21st, 2016

Pittsburgh Section

Published on April 21st, 2016 | By: Belinda Raines

The Pittsburgh Section is the oldest ACerS section. Our geographical area encompasses western Pennsylvania and small portions of Ohio and West Virginia.





Glenn McIntyre                     

ANH Refractories Company 




Curt Zimmer  



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Bill Harasty

Swindell Dressler                   



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Jim Gilson

Swindell Dressler



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Zane Reed

Clyburn, Inc.



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Eric Young




Dues of $15 per year can be paid on your annual ACerS membership renewal form.


Meetings & Events:


Pittsburgh Section Golf Outing – Register now!
The Pittsburgh Section of ACerS is once again hosting its annual golf outing (4-person scramble) on Monday, September 12, 2016, at Lenape Heights Golf Resort, 950 Golf Course Road in Ford City, PA. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with a shot gun start at 11:30 a.m.  

Enjoy a complete program of special events, 18 holes of golf, cart, hot dog snacks, dinner, refreshments, prizes, and awards — all for $75 per player!

The awards presentation and dinner will be directly after golf.

  • Putting challenge on the practice green
  • Longest drive
  • Closest to the pin
  • 50/50
  • Prizes for all

Golf attire is required, including collared shirts. No steel spikes are allowed on the course.

Please pre-register for this event by September 1 by contacting Bill Harasty at 412-788-7100, ext. 295, (bharasty@swindelldressler.com) or Garrett Sullivan at 412-788-7100, ext. 223, (gsullivan@swindelldressler.com). Please make checks payable to:


Anyone that would like to sponsor a hole for just $85 or would like to donate prizes is asked to contact Bill or Jim.  Hope to see you there!


Technical Meeting 

We are evaluating having a local technical meeting with short talks showcasing the technical work done by some local ceramic or material science companies. If you are interested in presenting, please contact Glenn McIntyre.


Future City Competition

The National Engineers Week Future City Competition offers 7th and 8th grade students a resourceful way to learn about engineering. The Pittsburgh Section presents students with a cash award for “The best use of ceramics” in their displays. The judging is based on the specific inclusion of ceramic materials in the model (and the ability to identify them) and the knowledge of the group (or spokes member) of how ceramics/materials would be used in their city of the future.


All ACerS Meetings



The J. Earl Frazier Memorial Scholarship, $2000 minimum, is awarded annually to a member of a junior class at one of the colleges providing an accredited undergraduate ceramic science and/or engineering curriculum and whose home residence is within the geographical confines of the Pittsburgh Section.

Scholarship Requirements | Scholarship Application Form

For more information, contact:  Curt Zimmer, 127 Shoshone Trail, Mercer, PA 16137    phone:724-475-6001    fax: 412-469-3889 Email:  cezimmer@zoominternet.net


The Albert Victor Bleininger Memorial Award
The Pittsburgh Section presents this award for distinguished achievement in the field of ceramics. The Pittsburgh Section established this award in honor of one of its founders, A Charter Member and early President of The American Ceramic Society and one who contributed richly to the development of ceramics and the ceramic industry.

View Recipient History

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