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September 6th, 2014

St. Louis Section

Published on September 6th, 2014 | By: Marcia Stout

 

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

 

Officers

Chair 
Roger Smith
Emhart Glass
P: (573) 437-2132
roger.smith@emhartglass.com

Treasurer
Patty Smith
Missouri University of Science & Technology
(573) 341-6265
psmith@mst.edu

 

Vice Chair
Bill Davis
Alsey Refractories Company
(217) 742-5501
bdavis@alsey.com

 

Counselor
Kent Weisenstein
(636) 479-7770

 

 

 

Secretary
Chris Perry

Christy Refractories
(314) 773-7500
caperry@christyco.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 and Tel/Fax numbers and email address.

 

Meetings & Events

Read a recap—with photos—from the St. Louis Section/Refractory Ceramics Division’s 51st annual symposium, held March 24-26 in St. Louis, Missouri.  

Expo Vendors

Almatis Kercher Industries
AluChem Kerneos, Inc.
Alteo-Alumina Kyanite Mining Corp.
American Ceramic Society LAEIS GmbH
BassTech International Orton Ceramic Foundation
Calucem, Inc. Possehl Erzkontor N.A.
China Mineral Procurement, LLC PQ Corporation
Christy Minerals RED Industrial Products
Cilas Particle Size Refractory Minerals
DIFK GmbH, Germany TAM Ceramics
Elkem Silicon Materials Waschington Mills
Great Lake Minerals ZIRCAR Ceramics, Inc.
IMERYS Refractory Minerals  

 

Mark Your Calendar!
St. Louis Section/RCD 52nd Annual Symposium: March 29-31, 2016

The St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society will sponsor the 52nd Annual Symposium on the theme “Refractories for the Ferrous Industry: A historical perspective, present, and future directions” on March 30-31, 2016 and a kickoff event (TBD) will held the evening of March 29, 2016. The meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel. Co-program chairs are Simon Leiderman of U.S. Steel Research and Technology and Bill Davis.

 

The Tabletop Expo format is the same as previous years, with each vendor having a 6-foot table to display products and literature. The charge is $300, which will be used to cover the cost of the Expo Hall and provide an open two hour 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 29th, before this joint St. Louis Section/RCD conference. Contact Kate McClung at (610) 832-9717 for more information on this meeting.

 

The pre-registration fee of $225.00 or on-site registration fee of $275.00 ($125.00 for Emeritus/Seniors and $50.00 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 28 thru April 1, 2016 at the Hilton (314) 426-5500. The rate is $107.00 for a single or double. To receive the $107 rate mention the Group Name: St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society or Group Code: MUS when making your reservation. The web address to make online reservations is: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/S/STLHIHF-MUS-20160328/index.jhtml

 

All hotel reservations must be received on or before March 7, 2016.

 

For further information please contact Patty Smith at tel: (573) 341-6265, Fax: (573) 341-2071 or email: psmith@mst.edu.

 

 

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Awards
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 2015 Award: December 1, 2014

 

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, 2014 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.

 

THE REFRACTORIES INSTITUTE 2015 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – Apply by March 13, 2015.

The Refractories Institute (TRI) will once again award a limited number of scholarships based on academic merit and the applicant’s demonstrated experience and interest in the field of refractories. The scholarships will be awarded in the form of one time grants of $5,000 each and are available to college undergraduate or graduate students studying in North America who will be enrolled full time for the 2015-16 academic year in pursuit of an undergraduate or advanced degree in ceramic engineering, materials science or similar discipline. Deadline for applications is March 13, 2015. Find out more today.

 

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