Clay 2014

Meeting Description

Register now for Clay 14. Hosted in conjunction with the National Brick Research Center meeting, the 3-day event will offer a plant tour and include presentations from invited speakers.

  • An Update: Brick MACT Effort and Projections, Terry Schimmel, Boral Bricks
  • Coloring Brick – It’s OK to Play and Color Outside the Lines, John Dowdle, Prince Manufacturing
  • Thermal Properties of Clay Brick, John Sanders, The National Brick Research Center
  • Improved Particle Size Measurement Techniques for Brickmaking Raw Materials, Parker Stroble, The National Brick Research Center
  • The New MACT from a Manufacturers Perspective, Davis Henry, Henry Brick
  • Silica – What it Will Require and What the Brick Industry is Doing About It, Susan J. Miller, Brick Industry Association
  • Case Study of an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis at Interstate Brick, John Hewitt, Interstate Brick Co.
  • WikiBrick – A Web-based, Free-content Encyclopedia for the Brick Manufacturing Community, Don Denison, Encertec, Inc.
Hotel Information

Hilton Knoxville

501 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902-2591  |  +1 (865) 523-2300

Rate: Single/Double: $90  |  Cut off: February 7, 2014


Select your membership type below to register online. Nonmembers will be prompted to create a New Visitor Registration. Download the registration form to sign up by phone, fax or mail.

On or Before

February 3, 2014


February 3, 2014

Member $245 $395
Nonmember $365 $515
ACerS Emeritus/Senior/Associate Member $195 $345
ACerS Student Member $75 $150
Nonmember Student $115 $190

Note: All registrations include admission into all sessions, plant tours, receptions and mixers.

Schedule of Events
Monday, March 3

Registration – 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m

Tuesday, March 4

Registration – 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.

General Shale tour – 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (lunch provided by General Shale)

Crossville Tile tour  – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Suppliers Mixer – 5:00 to 6:30 p.m

Wednesday, March 5

Technical Program – 9:00 to 12:00 p.m

National Brick Research Center (NBRC) meeting – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (NBRC members only)


ACerS would like to thank these Clay 2014 Welcome Reception & Suppliers Mixer sponsors:

Basic Machinery Co., Inc. Swindell Dressler International Company
Prince Minerals MECO
Hellmich GmbH & Co. KG STAR Engineering, Inc.
J. C. Steele & Sons, Inc. Reymond Products International, Inc.
Southern Color N.A., Inc. Harrop Industries, Inc.
Danser, Inc. Lingl
Kercher Industries, Inc. General Shale
Direxa Engineering, LLC Resco Products, Inc.
Diversified Ceramic Services, Inc. Signode Packaging Systems
Halbert Mill Company Additive-A


Division Leadership

Division Chair: Gregory A. Grabert, Sr., Basic Machinery Co., Inc.

Chair Elect: Bill Daidone, Acme Brick Technical Center

Secretary: John Hewitt, Interstate Brick Company