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ACerS 2024 Structural Clay Products Division & Southwest Section Meeting in conjunction with the National Brick Research Center Meeting


June 17 @ 8:00 am CDT
June 19 @ 5:00 pm CDT
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Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel
1 N. Broadway Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102 United States
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The Structural Clay Products Division of The American Ceramic Society emphasizes the most efficient and economical ways to manufacture brick, pipe, red-body tile and other structural clay products.



Schedule of Events

 Monday June 17

  • Registration 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Hospitality Reception 5 – 7 p.m.

 Tuesday, June 18

  • Registration 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • National Brick Research Center Meeting  8 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch on own 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Technical Session 1 – 5 p.m.
  • SW Section Business Meeting 5 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Suppliers’ mixer 6 – 7:30 p.m.

 Wednesday, June 19

  • Plant Tours 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Reception 6:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Banquet 7 – 9 p.m.

Technical Program

Neil Klein
Acme Brick
New Technology in Dehacking at Elgin, Texas
John Sanders National Brick Research Center, Clemson University
A Primer on Efflorescence
Hector LlamasAcme Brick
Acme's New Birmingham Dehacker
Nate HuygenNational Brick Research Center, Clemson UniversityFired Clay Brick Microstructural Evolution – Tracking the Effect of Firing Temperature using Micro X-Ray Fluorescence, X-Ray Diffraction and Phase Mapping
Houston WalkerRed River Brick/General Shale Brick CompanyNew Setting Machine - Denver Plant
Bob BeldenBelden Brick CompanyPlant 4 Upgrade
Max DeGregoryGlen-GeryLaser Particle Size Analyzer
Mike RixnerBrampton BrickHuman Organizational Performance (HOP) - It's not just a bunny thing..
Nathan FieldsEndicott Clay ProductsSettling for More: Water Clarification Additive
Kevin HillAcme BrickStaying Current with Plant Technology
Clément CadierDirexa EngineeringThe New Austral Bricks Plant 2 Kiln by Direxa Engineering – The limits are being pushed further
Alessandro TarozziProjecta EngineeringPROJECTA & Digital Design on the New Frontiers of Decoration on Bricks


Basic Machinery Company, Inc.MECO
Borregaard LignotechNiokem, Inc.
DanserResco Products
Delta RefractoriesRefratechnik Ceramics GmbH
Direxa EngineeringReymond Products International, Inc.
EQUIPceramicSignode Packaging
Halbert Mill Co.SPS Energy Services
Harrop IndustriesSTAR Engineering
J.C. Steele & Sons, Inc.Teide
Lingl LISVibrantz Technologies
Samuel Packaging Systems GroupProjecta Engineering
GoodRock USA

Plant Tours

  • Red River Brick, Union City 
  • Acme Brick, Oklahoma City

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