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Some great up and coming events for our members and guest...
November Meeting will be at the Trigen Plant in St. Louis. 

January meeting will host by the Danforth Science Center.

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:

 "We need those survey forms completed and sent back so we can tally the results."

Thanks VP Terry Bremer

Click to download presenter form

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 christmas gift ideas"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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AFE St. Louis Christmas Party

Christmas Party !

Metropolitan Square

We would like to invite all Engineers, Maintenance Managers, and Building energy Directors to our A.F.E. Christmas Party. 

The annual AFE Christmas party will be held on December 11, 2002, 5:30pm at the Noonday Club in the Metropolitan Square Building.

The Noonday Club is one of St. Louis's most exclusive restaurants. There will also be an open bar from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Last year the view from the top of the Metropolitan Square Building was fantastic and the food was excellent. Please RSVP by December 6, 2002. Payment can be made at the door, by cash or check.

Click here to RSVP

(Click above for RSVP form)

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In the past, one obstacle to sustainable design has been cost. That's no longer the case, as numerous facilities show: A building designed and built with a sustainable approach does not have to cost more per square foot than what might be called a status quo project. But sustainable design does require the facility executive to create a business case to justify an approach that is very different from the traditional approach. 

Read more in the November issue of Building Operating Management. 

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The Business Case for Reliability

You're Company A. Your company's been whipsawed by volatile prices, declining demand, credit cuts, inaccurate and excess inventories, and inconsistent quality. Your competitor, Company B seeks to exploit the opportunity, but is hamstrung by high debt, insufficient capacity or throughput, insufficient availability or uptime, inaccurate bill of materials and related inventories, and cost overruns in plant operations and maintenance. Even if capital projects were a viable alternative, Company A and Company B would simply be duplicating the same problems for new facilities. So what happens? They both flounder, and manage to keep operations alive for five to seven years until Company C starts to emerge. You see, company C invested in a comprehensive, holistic program for reliability. Company C did not try to patch together reliability, rather, they did it the right way. They prepared a strategy, planned an initiative, and executed at every level required to maximize a return on investment that would transform the company. MRG's "Business Case for Reliability" gives you a quantitative look at the financial impact of a professionally managed reliability program. Please view this informative tutorial by Dennis Belanger and Saxon Smith to gain perspective of the dollars at stake and to make your own business case for reliability.  This program is over 1 hour and 30 minutes.  If your computer allows cookies, you can resume where you left off for multiple sessions.

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AFE St. Louis Newsletter !

AFE St. Louis Online Bookstore !


We Have an additional Corporate Sponsor !


Cooling Tower Specialists

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314-772-8311 or Fax 314-772-1313

AFE Members: We exist because of the continued support of our Sponsors.  When you have needs, please show your appreciation by contacting them.


Our August meeting was more special than we realized at the time. Our two guest dignitaries (Reed Lilliard and John Scheuch) on January 2003, will officially moved up in the ranks of our AFE organization to hold national positions.


Reed Lilliard

John Scheuch

New AFE Title

New AFE Title

President Elect.  

AFE Vice President of Membership

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.

Need Help or Advice?

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

Click for review of "Pump Types Explained" Ebook

50% Discount on ALL Ebooks till the end of November!

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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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.

Hurry for CPE Review Course - Dec 2-6 in Madison Wisconsin

Our October Meeting:

NEC power point presentation

NEC2002 National Electrical Code


We want to thank Jerry Feagans - St. Louis City, Assistant Chief Electrical Inspector for the great presentation and Guarantee Electrical Contracting Company 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 meeting in this news letter and online.

(Click to read about October 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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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
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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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