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ACerS announces 2014 Distinguished Life Members, Class of Fellows

By Eileen De Guire / May 22, 2014

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) recently announced its 2014 Distinguished Life Members and Class of Fellows.

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Crystal ball or inside track? C-level execs share manufacturing insights at Ceramic Leadership Summit

By Eileen De Guire / January 17, 2014

C-level execs speak at the Ceramic Leadership Summit on manufacturing and innovation.

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Record attendance at St. Louis/RCD symposium on refractories for petrochemical industry

By Eileen De Guire / March 29, 2013

I just got back from the 49th Annual Symposium on Refractories that was held Wednesday and Thursday at the combined St. Louis Section and Refractory Ceramics Division meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Refractory Challenges in the Chemical and Petro-Chemical Industries.” To open the symposium, Ed Linck (Linck Refractory Services) provided an overview…

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Students and young professionals: Apply now for Du-Co scholarship, award

By / February 5, 2013

[jwplayer mediaid=”33887″] Back in August, ACerS announced the creation of the new Du-Co scholarships and awards. These new awards are made possible by a gift from Reldon Cooper. Cooper, who has since passed away, was an emeritus member of ACerS and part of the Society’s Engineering Ceramics Division. During his career, Cooper earned a great…

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Reldon Cooper, renaissance man, passes

By / August 22, 2012

Reldon Cooper. Credit: Du-Co Ceramics Co. We are sad to note that Reldon Cooper, a longtime member and corporate leader within The American Ceramic Society, has died at the age of 93. I most recently wrote about Cooper, cofounder of the Du-Co Ceramics Co., just a few weeks ago when he and his family gave…

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Society gains new awards through generosity of Cooper, Varshneya families

By / August 1, 2012

Left, Arun and Darshana Varshneya, and right, Lora Cooper Rothen and Reldon Cooper. Because of the kindness and philanthropy of two families who had already given much support to The American Ceramic Society, the organization now has four new awards to bestow on standout members and students. The gifts to ACerS come from the Varshneya…

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