The St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division will sponsor the 49th annual symposium on the theme “Refractory Challenges in the Chemical and Petro-Chemical Industries” on March 26-28, 2013, in St. Louis, Missouri at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel. Co-program chairs are Jens Decker of Stellar Materials Inc. ( and Rick Volk of UNI-REF, Inc. (


If you are interested in participating in the Tabletop Exposition, contact Patty Smith at (573) 341-6265,