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This Month:

Chuck's Corner

Our Members Forum:





Chuck Mueller (CPMM), is AFE St. Louis Chapter Treasurer and your host in this forum. "We wanted to do our discussion forum a little different than the others you may find on the internet. This is a Members Only, online tool to get your questions answered without getting on a mail list or having to wait weeks for your reply. Please submit a question, and myself and/or other members will give you an answer.


To make this work, we ask that all members take part in this forum, by responding to the emailed questions as soon as possible. With a little humor and the collective knowledge of our chapter, we all will grow and have fun doing it. Thanks Chuck



This is a call for job leads to help one of our own members. We can show our members and the community we are there for them, in their time of need.


Let's add yet another AFE success story to our legacy. We have beefed up our career resource area in an effort to help. Please email any St. Louis Facility Engineering job leads to

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

We also encourage you to follow up the print version of this newsletter, with a visit to the online version for more details. 

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St. Louis Meeting / Tour :

End User's in the St. Louis Area

 SimplexGrinnell will be hosting our meeting on  "The Latest Fire Protection Technology" including interface with  fire protection devices. Discussion will also include testing requirements and procedures for equipment discussed.

SimplexGrinnell will provide food and drink for this event. This event will be Tuesday (March 26, 2002 @ 5:30 P.M.)  in their facility located at 3787 Rider Trail South, Earth City, MO.  63045

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. 

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AFE St. Louis

Our theme in this March issue of the  AFE St. Louis Newsletter is ...

 -Members helping Members -

We start this month with good news. Our fellow member Mike Pentecost is no longer unemployed! As you know, last month we beefed up our "Career" area in respond to Mike being a victim of employee cutbacks.


Mike wants to send a special thanks to all those members (both local and internationally) who helped him out in his career search. This months meeting will be his last in St. Louis, as his new position will take him to Chapter 159 in Virginia. Let's give him a worm send off.


This month we have two future members who are also looking for a new employer. Please email the webmaster or contact one of our members if you have any job leads for a very qualified Facility Manager or Construction Engineer.


Thanks to all those members who are pulling their resources to help our fellow facility engineers with job leads.


Also in line with this month's theme, "Members helping Members", we role out our new discussion area "Chuck's Corner".

We had our largest turnout ever at February's meeting with the FBI. We networked with several future members of AFE who where eager to help out our members with hot tips like ... and free advice from CMMS consultants.

Please visit our online version of this newsletter at ...


I realized speaking with guest at the meeting, several visitors to our site may not find all the valuable tools located here.


for help ...

Help finding a job

Help finding an expert

Help finding a resource

Help getting trained

Help getting certified

Help with your calculations

Help with your maintenance needs

Help with homeland security

More help with files from our download area

Even help finding something on our web site. After all we do have over 200 pages with over 5000 links to resources. (44 files added in just the last 30 days!:>)

Call For Help

Vendors, you can support your local St. Louis Chapter, and reap great rewards by advertising on this site. click here. We are also constantly adding fun and valuable resources to, so please check back on the website often. Feedback on the site and the Newsletter would be very much appreciated. 

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Get Involved

In your St. Louis Chapter

Learn, Lead, and Influence

Our Chapter President, Frank Kastl will be attending the Region 9 meeting in the near future. So please give him feedback on what you want of your chapter and region.


Life Cycle Engineering for the third month in a row has come up with yet another way to help our members. Joel has arranged for ... AFE members to attend a future Maintenance Excellence class at no charge! Please spread the word.


Please check out their Maintenance Excellence Test. See how you score. Browse around while you are there and check out the online tutorial and seminars. (

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

Thru involvement you can fully experience AFE's resources to help you learn, lead, and influence. We have a lot of fun and educational events planned. Please take part in the planning and other activities. We challenge all our St. Louis Chapter members to get involved,  and see how AFE improves your life.

AFE has a Relief Fund for those Facility personnel who fell victim to the 9-11 attack. Let's set a goal for our chapter to raise at least one thousand dollars. Please forward us any creative ideas or donations. Thanks

Please click here to learn more.

Click here to see how we are personally delivering your donations to the victims.

St. Louis Speaker:

FBI Supervisory Special Agent Bill Francis

We want to thank Special Agent Francis for answering our concerns and all the great folks at Guarantee Electrical Co., for hosting our meeting and providing the dinner.  For those who could not make it, you can read about the tour in this news letter and online.

(Click to read about and view pictures)

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

Student Chapter:

Please help our members at Southern Illinois University, by contacting Dr.
at SIU, to see what you can do to support our new student chapter.

These students are our future; let's invest a little time in our future.

AFE National:

AFE National Winter Meeting:

January 26th and 27th, SC

By the resolution passed at the AFE Board of Directors meeting January 26, 2002 effective immediately the AFE brand statement will read as follows:
"AFE is the largest, dedicated network in the facility, maintenance, and plant operations professions. Our members advance the field and their careers using the most complete range of technical information, education, best practices, and sharing of common professional experiences."

Marketing Communications Action Items
(Topics covered at winter meeting January 26, 2002 Charleston SC)

  • Marketing Communications / Web site
  • Journal
  • Certification
  • Education
  • Membership
  • Facilities America
  • Chapter Relations
  • Technologies & Special Projects

Members: For details, please contact your chapter or regional officers.

Please visit our National site for More National News 

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