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August 10th, 2016

St. Louis Section

Published on August 10th, 2016 | By: Belinda Raines

The St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society was founded in 1965.

 

Officers

Chair

Bill Davis

Harbison Walker International

573-594-6425, ext. 293

wdavis@thinkHWI.com

Treasurer

Patty Smith

Missouri University of Science & Technology

573-341-6265

psmith@mst.edu

Vice Chair

Chris Perry

Christy Refractories

314-773-7500

caperry@christyco.com

Counselor

Kent Weisenstein

636-479-7770

Secretary

Zach Hall

AluChem of Little Rock

501-486-9106

zhall@aluchem.com

 

 

 

Membership

Dues of $5 per year can be paid on your annual ACerS membership renewal form.  Make sure to include your complete mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address.

 

Meetings and Events

St. Louis Section/RCD 53rd Annual Syposium of Refractories: March 28 – 30, 2017

 

The St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society will sponsor this event, with the theme, “Real World Applications of Refractory Testing”, on Wednesday  and Thursday, March 29 and 30, 2017.  A kickoff event (TBD) will be held the evening of Tuesday, March 28. The meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel.  Co-program chairs are Ashley Hampton of Vesuvius and Brian Rayner of The Orton Ceramic Foundation.

 

The Tabletop Expo format is the same as previous years, with each vendor having a 6-foot table on which to display products and literature.  The charge is $300, which will be used to cover the cost of the Expo Hall and provide a two-hour open bar during the “Meet and Greet” for the attendees prior to the dinner buffet on Wednesday evening. If you are interested in participating in the Tabletop Expo, contact Patty Smith at 573-341-6265 or psmith@mst.edu.

 

Please note that a meeting of the ASTM International C-8 Committee on Refractories will be held on March 28, before this joint St. Louis Section/RCD conference. Contact Katie Chalfin at 610-832-9717 for more information on this meeting.

 

The pre-registration fee of $225 or onsite registration fee of $275 ($125 for emeritus/seniors and $50 for students) includes the cost of your bound copy of the symposium technical papers, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee breaks.

 

A block of rooms has been set aside for the evenings of March 27 – 31 at the Hilton (314-426-5500).  The rate is $110 for a single or double. To receive the $110 rate, mention the group name, St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society, or the group code, SLC, when making your reservations.  The web address for online reservations is: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/S/STLHIHF-SLC-20170327/index.jhtml.  All hotel reservations must be received on or before February 27, 2017.

 

For further information, please contact Patty Smith at 573-341-6265 or fax at 573-341-2071 or email at psmith@mst.edu.

 

 

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

   2016 Winner: Bjørn Myhre, Elkem Silicon Materials

   2015 Winner: Victor C. Pandolfelli, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil

   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 2017 Award: December 1, 2016

 

In December 1967, the St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society announced the establishment of  “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, 2016 will 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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