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This month we are proud to report on our Annual
convention held in Las Vegas. Our goal at AFE-STL is to keep our
members current with resources to deal with the issues they face today.
So the web site and news letter are heavy on Security
and Emergency information. We also encourage you to follow
up the print version of this newsletter, with a visit to the online version.
We learned a great deal at the Facilities
America 2001 conference. We learned the importance of facility security
and maintaining a current emergency plan.
Nationally, AFE lead the initiative to
provide relief to the survivors of our facilities personnel who fell
victim to the recent tragedies. Regionally, we are leading the way to
new end users in our membership ranks, by a corporate initiative.
Foremost, AFE has an ongoing role
of insuring facility maintenance management is a recognized occupation
in both Government and Industry. Many of our members influence there
local areas, even nationally. AFE helps with the FAME Award. Like this
year's winner featured in an article
published in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
AFE Tour and Meeting.
User's in the St. Louis Area
will be on Tuesday (Oct. 30, 2001 @ 5:00 P.M.) at Laclede
Gas building 720 Olive Street, Suite 2200, St. Louis, MO. 63101
will give a tour of the total energy plant which consists of six
internal combustion engines that have a capacity of 4.3 megawatts.
Exhaust and combustion heat from the generating engine is used to make
low pressure steam. This steam in turns makes HVAC for the 500,000
square foot Laclede Gas building. This is a must attend meeting. Our
group is growing so don't miss out.
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 chapter has continental coverage this
month, with Las Vegas, St. Louis, and NY.
Yep, September was a busy month for our St. Louis AFE
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St. Louis Chapter
In light of the current risk to our buildings, and our facilities personnel,
it is more important than ever to become a member of AFE. Our organization
proves to be the best resource to stay on top of current issues like building
security and emergency plans. 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
prayers go out to those victims of the attack on America, and their
families. By visiting our online version of this newsletter at ...
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Tom gave a 40 slide power point
presentation, which we have chose to highlight for it's out of the box, people oriented
maintenance management technique. Check out LCE's
Maintenance Excellence Online Quiz to test your knowledge.
TRUE DOWNTIME COST
Don gave a 66 slide power point
presentation, which we have chose to highlight for its powerful cost
justification value for maintenance departments and OEMs alike. Check out some
Industrial Network has provided for download. (Right
click to download)
Overview - TDC
Data Source - TDC
Michael Z. Lowenstein
Michael gave a 82 slide power point
presentation, which we have chose to highlight for it's complete coverage of the
cost savings in dealing with harmonics. Check out Harmonics
Limited's technical resource area for downloadable
want to thank Joe Huley, Mike
Jaby and all the others at Fabick
Power Systems, for hosting our meeting and giving us a powerful
to read about and view pictures)
because of the continued support of our Sponsors. Chapter 26 thanks ALL
of them for their continued support!
help our members at Southern Illinois University, by contacting Dr.
Spoerre at SIU, to see what you can do to support our new student
These students are our future; let's
invest a little time in our future.
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Facilities America 2001
Facilities America 2001 took place in Las Vegas,
Nevada. By the great turnout, I'd say most followed President
Bush's directive, and traveled as usual.
AFE is a 46-year-old, not-for-profit organization that helps its
members improve productivity, profitability and performance of the
facilities in their charge. Through more than 100 chapters across the
country, it offers them relevant information and resources, value-added
education and certifications, and opportunities to learn, lead and
influence the facilities engineering field.
Register now for Facilities America 2002,
National Site in the near future.