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