March Evolving Newsletter


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Last Tour - Honeywell

This Month

Next Tour - MEMC

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Some great up and coming events for our members and guest...

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

COTS is coming on May 8, 2003 at 5:30 PM mark you calendar!


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)


Value Added Maintenance (VAM)
Joel Leonard

Improve your maintenance vitality and impress on the importance to change. Learn to team with your operations customers to make them successful. 

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. His online presentation is valuable but free and you will enjoy Joel's great speaking abilities.



This Month:

Our St. Louis Chapter President, Frank Kastl has always stressed his rule. "You Must Have Fun!" In light of that, here are some fun internet resources.

Engineering Humor

The Joke Archive

Engineering Entertainment

Hatchet Jack's 

Barking Spider



Click to download presenter form

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.

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Upcoming March Meeting: 

"Tour: MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc."

power quality

MEMC will be giving us a tour of their facility at 501 Pearl Drive St. Peters, MO 63376. This event will be Tuesday (Mar. 25, 2003 @ 5:00 P.M.)  

MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. will demonstrate the manufacturing process of silicon rods and wafers (computer chip materials). Then we will tour the facility from 5:30-7:00 . Afterwards, we will go to Stefanina's Restaurant in O'Fallon (109 E. Old Hwy. 40) for food and refreshments.

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AFE has launch our NEW National web site ate ! New look, information and tools you do not want to miss! The new website is fast and clean, find the information you need easier and quicker.

Members: Be sure and check out the membership area for valuable tools and discount on products and services you might need. Why you are visiting our new national website's members only area, be sure and update your membership information.

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

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

We have a couple members who could use some help with job leads! Please see our Engineering Career Flash area to see if you can help.

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The TFM Show™ (formerly Facility Forum, a Group C property) will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, April 9-11, 2003. This show will be co-locating in Chicago with the CSI Show™ at Construct America™. 

The goal of this show is to better serve the needs of the nonresidential construction and building industry through partnerships with leading industry organizations and associations.

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

Our February Meeting:



Facility management - safety and homeland security systems

We want to thank Ray Lodes, Duncan Bennett, and Honeywell for hosting our meeting. Also a special thanks for the dinner! For those who could not make it, you can read about the meeting in this news letter and online.

(Click to read about February's meeting.)

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

AFE National:

  • The new national web site is due to be launched at the end of this month.
  • 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.
  • A member needs national survey will be out shortly.
  • We are completing a ABET accreditation for our CPE program.  
  • May Planning meeting, 9,10&11


We are very excited to announce the addition
of two new professionals to the AFE staff, who will be beginning their careers here on March 3, 2003.

Anne Jacobsen - Membership Marketing Director

Tim Wiley - Professional Development Director

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