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April 21st, 2016

Pittsburgh Section

Published on April 21st, 2016 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

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
P: (412) 469-6146

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Jim Gilson
Swindell Dressler
P: (412) 788-7100



Curt Zimmer

P: (724) 475-6001


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Zane Reed
Clayburn Inc.
P: (724) 624-0559



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Eric Young
P: (412) 616-9718



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Bill Harasty

Swindell Dressler
P: (412) 788-7100






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 the annual golf outing on Monday, September 14, 2015, at Cedarbrook Golf Course, in Belle Vernon, PA. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with shot gun start at 11:30 a.m.  The golf format is a 4-person scramble.  Enjoy a complete program of 18 holes of golf (including cart), hot dog snack, dinner, refreshments, various awards and prizes.


Awards presentation and dinner will be directly after golf. Awards include:

  • 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.


There is still time to register by contacting either Bill Harasty or Jim Gilson or by phone at 412-788-7100.


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



Curt Zimmer

127 Shoshone Trail

Mercer, PA 16137

P:  (724) 475-6001

F:  (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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