October Newsletter


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AFE War Efforts

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New This Month

Highlighted FA2001 Speakers


Fabick Tour

Student Chapter

News Bits

AFE National News

Facilities America Event

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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. 

This Month:


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.

Next AFE Tour and Meeting.

St. Louis Meeting-Tour:

End User's in the St. Louis Area

This meeting will be on Tuesday (Oct. 30, 2001 @ 5:00 P.M.) at Laclede Gas building 720 Olive Street, Suite 2200, St. Louis, MO. 63101

Mr. Creech  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

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 chapter, as well as regional and national head quarters. We are also constantly adding fun and valuable resources to AFEStLouis.org, so browse around the site a bit. Please give us feedback on the site and the Newsletter by clicking the "Comments" button on the left. (or email webmaster@AFEStLouis.org)

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Learn, Lead, and Influence

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 life.

Our 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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Highlighted FA2001 Speakers 


by Tom Dabbs

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.



by Don Fitchett

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 samples Business Industrial Network has provided for download. (Right click to download)

TDC Overview - TDC Data Source - TDC Cost Factors



by Dr. 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 PDFs.

St. Louis Tours:

Click to see us on the green :>)

at Fabick Power Systems

We want to thank Joe Huley, Mike Jaby and all the others at Fabick Power Systems, for hosting our meeting and giving us a powerful event. 

(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:

Please visit our National site for National News 

Facilities America:

A Big Success !

   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, see our National Site in the near future.