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Structural Clay 2017 Technical Program



MORNING SESSION: 8:00 am-12:00 pm    Meacham Room


Rheometer Measurements on Brickmaking Clays and Shales – Mike Walker, National Brick Research Council at Clemson University


Tornado Recover – Harland Dixon, Acme Brick Co.


Meridian East Plant History – Bob Studer, Meridian Brick Co.


Break: 9:30-9:45 am     Lobby – Upper Terrace


Maximizing Recoveries with Large Blocks – Richard Scott, British American Refractories Inc.


Employee Empowerment – Chris Alexander, Meridian Brick Co.


Fabrication Expertise of the Highest Degree – Tim Buckley, Danser


 Perla West Gate – Harland Dixson, Acme Brick Co.


Lunch (including SW Section business meeting):12:00-1:30 pm    Flatiron/Spring Palace Rooms


AFTERNOON SESSION: 1:30 – 6:00 pm     Meacham Room


Hardcaking Updates – Robert Maner, JC Steele Co.


Measuring the Crystalline Silica Content of Raw Materials – John Sanders, National Brick Research Council at Clemson University


Denton Plant Tour Review – Jim Ogg, Acme Brick


Break: 3:00 – 3:45 pm      LobbyUpper Terrace


Denton Research Lab – Mat Trammel, Acme Brick Co.


Back in Black; Key Elements in Color and Sheen for Product Development – Garrett DeGonia, Prince Minerals LLC


Lesson 3 on Kiln and Kiln Maintenance – Joern Boeke, Refratechnik Ceramics GmbH


Triangle Brick Clay County Plant Virtual Tour – Clark Kindrick, Triangle Brick

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