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Structural Clay 2017 Technical Program


 

THURSDAY, May 11

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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