up and coming events for our members and guest...
Upcoming Joint Meeting with other local Engineering
organizations such as the Healthcare Engineers Association. A
total of four Engineering groups will be represented at that meeting.
to all for participating in the AFE-St. Louis survey. Our chapter executive
staff will make plans according to your feedback."
VP Terry Bremer
dates for next years Facilities America are - September 12-17 2003 in
Baltimore Maryland - They still are finalizing things so that's all we
have right now.
Month's Featured Book
Electrical Code 2002 Handbook
by Mark W. Earley
(Editor), et al (Hardcover)
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annotated edition of the 2002 NEC. A valuable information resource for
anyone involved in electrical design, installation and inspection, the
NEC« 2002 Handbook is updated every three years and provides 100% of
the information needed to "meet
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Give a copy out to
all your employees to insure they work to meet the code.
Upcoming January Meeting:
Preventive Maintenance System"
Lillie and Company will be hosting our meeting at the
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 N. Warson Road. This event will be Tuesday
(Jan. 28, 2003 @ 5:00 P.M.)
Tom Lillie will present a program on the benefits of a
computer generated preventive maintenance system. Tom Lillie will
present a program on the benefits of a computer generated preventive
maintenance system. Dinner and refreshments provided by Lillie and
here to RSVP
above for RSVP form)
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Excerpt from current
Case for Green Design
In the past, one
obstacle to sustainable design has been cost. That's no longer the case,
as numerous facilities show: A building designed and built with a
sustainable approach does not have to cost more per square foot than
what might be called a status quo project. But sustainable design does
require the facility executive to create a business case to justify an
approach that is very different from the traditional approach.
more in the November issue of Building Operating Management.
Online Tutorial by
Business Case for Reliability
You're Company A. Your company's been
whipsawed by volatile prices, declining demand, credit cuts, inaccurate
and excess inventories, and inconsistent quality. Your competitor,
Company B seeks to exploit the opportunity, but is hamstrung by high
debt, insufficient capacity or throughput, insufficient availability or
uptime, inaccurate bill of materials and related inventories, and cost
overruns in plant operations and maintenance. Even if capital projects
were a viable alternative, Company A and Company B would simply be
duplicating the same problems for new facilities. So what happens? They
both flounder, and manage to keep operations alive for five to seven
years until Company C starts to emerge. You see, company C invested in a
comprehensive, holistic program for reliability. Company C did not try
to patch together reliability, rather, they did it the right way. They
prepared a strategy, planned an initiative, and executed at every level
required to maximize a return on investment that would transform the
company. MRG's "Business Case for Reliability" gives you a
quantitative look at the financial impact of a professionally managed
reliability program. Please view this informative tutorial by Dennis
Belanger and Saxon Smith to gain perspective of the dollars at stake and
to make your own business case for reliability. This program is
over 1 hour and 30 minutes. If your computer allows cookies, you
can resume where you left off for multiple sessions.
here to start your free online training program
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Louis Newsletter !
AFE St. Louis Online Bookstore !
exist because of the continued support of our Sponsors. When you
have needs, please show your appreciation by contacting them. Below is
an excerpt from our AFE VIP newsletter located in the "Memebers
Only" area of our national web site AFE.org
In this issue of
the VIP we are highlighting two of our Corporate Members, Cooling
Components, Inc., and ...
Mr. Robert Stortz,
an engineer with Cooling Components explained that they specialize in
every phase of Cooling Tower Construction. They offer service, repair,
upgrades, new cooling towers, evaluations, and inspections. They are
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When you become a
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Lead, and Influence
dates have been confirmed for next year. Please mark you calendars! The
Raleigh, NC May 5-9
Baltimore, MD September 13-17
Chicago April 7-11, with TFM Show
Baltimore September 13-17
information please contact Jennifer Coleman, Certification Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The object of the survey
is to try and identify the factors that cause either success or failure
in 5S implementation.
St. Louis Christmas Party
annual AFE Christmas party was held at
the Noonday Club in the Metropolitan Square Building.
The Noonday Club is one of St. Louis's most exclusive
restaurants. The view from the top of the Metropolitan Square Building was
fantastic and the food was excellent.
because of the continued support of our Sponsors. Chapter 26 thanks ALL
of them for their continued support!
AFE WINTER BOARD
AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The dates for this
year's winter meeting will be January 31- February 1st. The meetings
will be held in Northern Kentucky at the Radisson Hotel in Covington,
KY. Stay tuned for further details. :)
We have a New
Chapter Forming in Council Bluffs, IA, Region III. Brent Jones, who is
with Harrah's Casino is leading this new chapter. Brent transferred to
the area from Kansas City, MO and was very active in Heart of America
Chapter 8 before moving to Council Bluffs. We wish him the best!
Chapter 46 will soon be up and running again thanks to the dedication of
a new AFE member, Steve Mosier of the USPS. Thanks Steve! Let us know
how we can help!
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Thanks to those who sponsored our 2002 golf
We had 36
golfers (participants). Steve Cornish and Chuck Mueller volunteer
for Course detail and they handled the Charity Hole where we raised $161
for the 9/11 Victims Fund. The Winning Team was from Guarantee
Electrical. We raised a total of $1,720 for our St. Louis chapter.
PLEASE SHOW YOUR PATRONAGE TO OUR GOLF SPONSORS ...
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