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Although not set in stone yet, we are working on some great 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  http://www.facilitiesamerica.com/ . That's where all information will be at.

AFE St. Louis Member Publishes Book

preventive maintenanceFundamentals of Preventive Maintenance

By John Gross


John (PE/CPE) has been a full member of our St. Louis chapter since 1993. Please congratulate him on his accomplishments and support your fellow member by purchasing his great book.

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Upcoming October Meeting: 

"2002 National Electrical Code"

power quality

End User's in the St. Louis Area

Guarantee Electrical Contracting Company will be hosting our meeting at their Office (3405 Bent Ave). This event will be Tuesday (Oct. 29, 2002 @ 5:00 P.M.)

City, Assistant Chief Electrical Inspector, Jerry Feagans will be presenting a discussion on "The Changes in the 2002 National Electrical Code", he will focus on the changes that will effect the maintenance activities in your facilities. Dinner and refreshments provided by Guarantee Electrical.

  Please click here to learn more.

 Our group is growing so don't miss out. Members: Don't forget your badges!

  Come and network with your St. Louis's A.F.E. Make some friends, eat, and have fun. 

RSVPs Now 

(Click above for RSVP form)

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Position Available


The Alliance to Save Energy is a national nonprofit coalition of business, government, consumer, and environmental leaders dedicated to increasing energy efficiency as a means of preventing pollution, making housing more affordable, and increasing economic competitiveness. Its 50-plus staff conducts research, education, advocacy, and public awareness projects in support of its mission.  

The Alliance seeks a Program Manager for the Industrial Team.  At the direction of the Senior Program Manager for Industry, this position will be responsible for sponsor liaison, administration, program evaluation, and communications in support of several major industrial energy efficiency program initiatives.  Liaison will entail interaction with sponsors, industry, government, and media organizations.  Program evaluation involves tracking and reporting metrics that demonstrate program impacts.

 Communications duties require superior writing, speaking, organizational, and office computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, database, and PowerPoint).  Presentation skills and ability and willingness to travel (up to 20%) are needed.  An interest in energy, the environment, or industrial activities would be very helpful.  

A Bachelor's degree is required (Masters preferred), with an academic background drawing from one or more of the following: business, public administration, marketing, environmental science, or engineering.  Five years or more experience with (some combination of) energy, engineering, industry associations or trade publications is required.  Salary in the $50's.  

Respond by December 16 by sending resume with cover letter to: 

Senior Program Manager for Industry, Alliance to Save Energy, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 

fax 202-331-9588 

email icoord@hotsheet.com. No phone calls, please. 

The Alliance is an EOE.

AFE St. Louis Newsletter !

AFE St. Louis Online Bookstore !


We Have an additional Corporate Sponsor !


Cooling Tower Specialists

2320 Marconi Avenue - St. Louis, MO 63110
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 president@afestlouis.org 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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Vendors, you can support your local St. Louis Chapter, and reap great rewards by advertising on this site. click here


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Learn, Lead, and Influence

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.

Our August Meeting:

air handler

Air Handler Efficiency and Risk Assessment


We want to thank Greg Morrell, John Scheuch and the rest of the good folks at Ondeo Nalco, 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 August meeting.)

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


Career Leads

(Visit and bookmark our Career area to find great jobs!)

cad designer, Production Manager    SIX SIGMA BLACK BELT

Hercules Incorporated, a global specialty chemical manufacturer headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware has an opening for a certified Black Belt in Six Sigma. This new position, which was recently approved by the CEO, will be responsible for “kick starting” a Six Sigma initiative. The position will have substantial high level exposure to the organizations’ executives enhancing opportunity for growth within the organization.

The position trains, coaches, and mentors the organization’s Work Process Redesign Project Leaders and practitioners in accomplishing Six Sigma project objectives on core skills and methodology. This includes, for example, process methodology, statistical analysis and work process benefits measurement. The incumbent creates Six Sigma implementation guidelines for respective business units and operations and assists in the identification, selection, and review of projects. The incumbent communicates across all levels of the organization, both domestic and international, and interfaces with Project Sponsors, the WPR Integration Team, and the Executive Steering Committee.

The position offers competitive salary and benefits and substantial autonomy in developing this new initiative.

Interested candidates should write or call the Director of Human Resources at the following address:
    Phone: 302/594-7411

AFE National:

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This is a great place for all our new members to view responsibilities of our AFE-St. Louis Officers.

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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
City Lighting
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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