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What is "COTS" ?


The Coalition Of Technical Societies is comprised of four dynamic organizations from the St. Louis Area: 

Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) Healthcare Engineering Association (HEA) Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME St. Louis Electrical Board (SLEB)


Our June Meeting will be at Fabick

July is Trane

August  is with Control Consultants

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Please support your local chapter by becoming a Corporate Chapter Sponsor

When you become a Corporate Chapter Sponsor you will receive great visibility and recognition by having your company information on this home page. This is just the start of all the additional benefits you will receive. To learn more please contact our Chapter President.



Have you heard the "Maintenance Crisis" Song? 

Written by Joel Leonard and Performed by "Harley & the Hot Spots" (Oregon Infrared)

For those of you who may not be aware, Joel was AFE's past National VP of membership. Joel is a long time member and great supporter of AFE. You can download this free MP3 and you will enjoy Joel's humorous song that make a very critical point.


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certified Our Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) Program will be given during the TFM Show. The CPMM review program has been developed to guide you in preparing for the CPMM exam. Our exclusive courses guide you through the most relevant materials to ensure maximum retention of the maintenance material.

Program Dates: Monday, April 7 - Friday, April 11

For more information click here

For additional certification information please contact Jennifer Coleman, Certification Manager at

Please use "comment" button on left to submit a facilities engineering related article for the AFE St Louis newsletter.


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Latest question "I need to measure the temperature of an aluminum block sitting in a water." See Chucks Answer


Upcoming May Meeting: 

"Meeting: COTS - AFE, HEA, SME and SLEB"

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This special meeting will be held Thursday, May 8, 2003 @ 5:30 P.M. sharp, at Holiday Inn Southwest/Viking, Lindbergh & Watson Road.

Joint Meeting with other local Engineering organizations is on "Communication Styles & Skills". A total of four Engineering groups will be represented at that meeting.

We have NEW job leads! Please see our Engineering Career Flash area. Also coming soon, a entirely new job hunting resource to broaden your career options! So book mark the career page and check back often!

Our April Tour:

Ameren UE


Ameren UE Corporation

We want to thank Will Cooper from Ameren for the powerful money saving presentation. Also a special thanks to Guarantee for hosting the presentation and providing dinner! For those who could not make it, you can read about the meeting in this newsletter and online at the link below.

(Click hear for Details )

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

AFE National:

  • 2003 Spring Planning Meeting in
    Norman, Oklahoma on May 9-10. This meeting will focus on long-range planning and AFE's strategic vision. Although these meetings are for volunteer
    officers and AFE staff, some of the meetings are open to the public and members are more than welcome to attend and share their ideas with us. If you choose to attend, please fill out the registration form and return it to AFE by April 24th, if possible.
  • The new national web site has been launched!
  • AFE is participating in 3 trade shows NFM&T, Plant Engineering, TFM Show (with both of our certifications CPE & CPMM review sessions at the show).
  • Gearing up for our 50th next year.
  • Partnering up with IFMA in Dallas to co-show World Workplace & Facilities America.
  • We are completing a ABET accreditation for our CPE program.  
  • May Planning meeting, 9,10&11

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The month for this year's Facilities America is - October 2003 in Dallas Texas - 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.

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

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