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Click here to learn more about our upcoming 2002 convention in New Orleans!

Click here to learn more about Facilities America 2002.


Want your career to blast off?
Learn from the best of the best during this years AFE Facilities America Conference in New Orleans September 23rd -25th. The latest techniques and technologies for ensuring your facility's and operations reliability are being offered by such notables as John Moubray, Rex Gallaher, Tom Dabbs, Terry O'Hanlon,etc... You will be able to take this information back to your facility for
immediate use.

Special Limited Offer: Sign up now to ensure your spot for the plant tour to see first hand how the NASA Space Shuttle booster rockets are manufactured. Time is running out to register for this exciting tour, so act now!
Click here to learn more

This Month:

 Vibration Analysis Experts Wanted

Tony S.,  a member of AFE is seeking a list of qualified Vibration Analysis Experts.
Please help out by forwarding information and any questions to 


AFE St. Louis Member Publishes Book

preventive maintenanceFundamentals of Preventive Maintenance

By John Gross


John (PE/CPE) has been a full member of our St. Louis chapter since 1993. Please congratulate him on his accomplishments and support your fellow member by purchasing his great book.

Special Guest at this month's meeting!

This meeting, we will have some dignitaries joining us...

Reed Lillard - AFE National BOD & AFE Region Vice- President / Director Region IX 
John Scheuch - AFE Region IX Membership chair

(They will have some special announcements of their own!)

Now is a great time to join the AFE St. Louis chapter.

The steering committee have a great year planned for us, as well as some tentative plans for all of 2002! 


st. louis Click to read about our 2nd annual golf classic coming up.


Vendors: If you have interest in sponsoring a hole or any other part of our golf tournament, please contact


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to see more great events AFE has in store for you. 

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Upcoming August Meeting: 


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End User's in the St. Louis Area

Ondeo Nalco will be hosting our meeting at International Bowling Hall of Fame. This event will be Tuesday (Aug. 27, 2002 @ 5:30 P.M.)  at 111 Stadium Plaza, Corner of Walnut & 8th., St. Louis, MO 63102.

This seminar will focus on ways to improve the efficiencies within air handling systems, while at the same time improving indoor air quality and reducing the risk of “sick building syndrome”

This meeting, we will have some dignitaries joining us...

Joel Leonard - AFE National VP Membership Committee Chairman

Reed Lillard - AFE National BOD & AFE Region Vice- President / Director Region IX 

  Please click here to learn more.

 Our group is growing so don't miss out. Members: Don't forget your badges!

  Come and network with your St. Louis's A.F.E. Make some friends, eat, and have fun. 

RSVPs Now 

(Click above for RSVP form)

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Mike Jaby announced as new AFE St. Louis Chapter Secretary. Please give him congratulations and your support.



Do you want to be an AFE St. Louis Chapter Officer?

 Next year we have four positions available, President, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer. 

Please contact or use the feedback form on this site to let us know.

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Please check out our new discussion area "Chuck's Corner".

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In conjunction with Feed Forward Publications, BIN provides these high quality educational Ebooks and CDs specifically aimed at increasing the engineering knowledge of plant operators, maintainers and managers. 

Click here for free online sample!


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Learn, Lead, and Influence

Want to learn more about CPMM Online? Click here
More than ever before the roles of plant and facilities maintenance management professionals involve diverse issues and concerns as organizations work diligently to improve profit margins and grow their market shares. As more plant and facilities maintenance professionals assume leadership roles in these activities, they find they must clearly demonstrate their expertise. The CPMM credential is designed to validate that you, as a certified individual, possess the professional expertise and knowledge required to successfully perform plant and facilities maintenance management activities. Becoming a Certified Plant Maintenance Manager will leave no doubts about your ability to manage a profitable maintenance organization. This presentation is 12 minutes. Please forward this to your members.

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  Please show your support by making plans to attend this educational event. Click here


Volunteer Leaders- You are Special!

"The problem with this world is that too many people try to go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands."
-Yogi Berra

Volunteers Leaders are special! We always thought that but now studies prove it. As opposed to taking more they say let's give more.

While they are becoming more selfless they are advancing themselves further as well. Studies prove that volunteer leaders enhance their communication and time management skills that make them more effective at work and home. As we all are learning--old style- Command and Control Management does not work in today's business environment nor with today's kids.

Volunteer leaders in Associations are more valuable to their employers because they can persuade and not just demand. They are also more effective parents.

During Facilities America Attend AFE Leadership Workshop. This will not be just a Workshop but also a THANK YOU event! You will be able to learn how to further you can advance your career, your family and AFE simultaneously. You can learn and perhaps share your AFE Success Stories during this workshop. To show our appreciation for all your hard work as volunteer- all attendees of this workshop will receive a special "FUN PASS" while in New Orleans. Call me for details see below.

Thanks again for all the services, time and resources you provide AFE. However, we are not done until we are having FUN! Please come join us in New Orleans!

Best Wishes to you and your chapters as we strive to boost results with more activity!.

Onward and Upward!

- Joel Leonard VP Membership AFE

PS- Hope to see you and your volunteer colleagues inducted into the prestigious AFE 2002 WebofFame. Interested on how to earn induction onto AFE WebofFame or want to learn more AFE Leadership?- Call me at 843 296 9043.


Our July Meeting:

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We want to thank Mike Stanfill and French Gerleman Supply and Service Center, for hosting our meeting. Also a special thanks for the dinner and door prizes! For those who could not make it, you can read about the tour in this news letter and online.

(Click to read about July's meeting.)

We exist because of the continued support of our Sponsors. Chapter 26 thanks ALL of them for their continued support! 

AFE National:

Please visit our National site for More National News 

See what officer you should contact for help.How AFE works!


Click here or the AFE logo to learn the inter-workings of AFE and the organizational structure.


This is a great place for all our new members to view responsibilities of our AFE-St. Louis Officers.

Potential members, see how we serve you.

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