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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.

This Month:

 "Thanks to all for participating in the AFE-St. Louis survey. Our chapter executive staff will make plans according to your feedback."

Thanks VP Terry Bremer

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The 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.

This year ALL links go directly to . That's where all information will be at.

This Month's Featured Book

Electrical Safety

National Electrical Code 2002 Handbook
by Mark W. Earley (Editor), et al (Hardcover)
Avg. Customer Rating: safety first


An essential reference for students and professionals, this Handbook is the equivalent of an 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 Code" and avoid costly errors.

Give a copy out to all your employees to insure they work to meet the code.

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Upcoming January Meeting: 

"Computer generated Preventive Maintenance System"

power quality

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 Company.

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AFE Members: We 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

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 located at 2320 Marconi Avenue, St. Louis, MO. You may contact Robert at

When you become a Corporate Member you will receive one FREE product/service listing on the AFE website for 2 months, one FREE product/service listing in one issue of the Facilities Management Market section of the Facilities Engineering Journal, and one FREE product/service listing in one issue of the VIP.

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The following dates have been confirmed for next year. Please mark you calendars! The dates are:

Raleigh, NC May 5-9
Baltimore, MD September 13-17
(Facilities America)

Chicago April 7-11, with TFM Show
Baltimore September 13-17
(Facilities America)

For additional information please contact Jennifer Coleman, Certification Manager at

  The object of the survey is to try and identify the factors that cause either success or failure in 5S implementation.

Our December Meeting:

AFE St. Louis Christmas Party

Christmas Party !

Metropolitan Square


The 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. 

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


AFE National:


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!

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

st. louis Thanks to those who sponsored our 2002 golf tournament! 

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.

Automatic Controls Equipment Systems, Inc.(636) 677-6697
City Lighting
Cooling Components

C & R Mechanical
Crescent Parts
Fabick Power Systems
Grainger Industrial Supply
Guarantee Electrical
ISC Contracting(314) 533-1888 
Jarrell Mechanical
Trizec Office Properties

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