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March 6th, 2009

St. Louis Section

Published on March 6th, 2009 | By: Peter Wray
The St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society was founded in 1965.
Dilip Jain
Kyanite Mining Company
P: (434) 983-2085
Patty Smith
Missouri University of Science & Technology
P: (573) 341-6265
Vice Chair
Roger Smith
Emhart Glass
P: (573) 437-2132
Kent Weisenstein
P: (636) 479-7770
Bill Davis
Alsey Refractories Company
P: (217) 742-55012132
Dues of $5 per year can be paid on your annual ACerS membership renewal form.  Make sure to include your complete mailing address and Tel/Fax numbers and email address.
Meetings & Events
The ACerS St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division had a great joint meeting in St. Louis, March 26-27, 2014.  Read a recap and see from photos from the meeting here. The topic for the 2015 meeting, which will be held March 25-26, 2015, is “Refractories as Engineered Ceramics.”


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The member companies of The Refractories Institute (TRI) have established an academic scholarship program for the 2014-2015 academic year. The scholarships will support qualified students enrolled in degree programs who have exhibited an interest in refractory manufacturing through course work or other activities, and who might be considering a career in the refractory industry. Additional details can be found on the TRI website.

The Theodore J. Planje – St. Louis Refractories Award Winners

2014 Winner: Jeffrey D. Smith, Missouri University of Science and Technology

2013 Winner: J.P. Willi, Sunset Refractory Services, LLC
2012 Winner:  Rick Volk, UNI-REF, Inc.
2011 Winner: Rob Crolius – The Refractories Institute
2010 Winner: James L. Hill, Retired – ANH Refractories
2009 Winner: James W. Stendera, Vesuvius USA
Nomination deadline for 2014 Award: December 1, 2013
In December 1967, the St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society announced the establishment of as “The St. Louis Refractories Award.” This has been provided in Article XII of the by-laws of the St. Louis Section “for the purpose of recognizing and honoring distinguished achievement in the refractories field.”
In March 1982, the St. Louis Section voted to amend Article XII of the by-laws. The award was renamed “The Theodore J. Planje — St. Louis Refractories Award” in honor of his many contributions.
Nominations received after December 1, 2013 shall be held for the following year. To request a nomination form please contact Patty Smith at P: (573) 341-6265, F: (573) 341-6151.
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