September Newsletter


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Our Golf Outing

Student Chapter

News Bits

AFE National News

Facilities America Event

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New Articles
This month's Fabick Power Systems adds the Rental Power Planner, complete with planning sheets. We hope you find them informative and powerful. We also encourage you to follow up the print version of this newsletter, with a visit to the online version. New Paper Industry resources have been added, as as new resources added to Engineering and Management area.

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This Month:

"More on Your Facility's Power Risk Factor".

Stop; please take a moment to consider what would be your hourly cost if an unplanned power outage shut down your entire facility.

How much risk is your facility taking with it's high voltage system?  Do you have a plan for power outages? We highly recommend you fill out the Power Planning Worksheets and bring them with you to the next meeting. Don't miss out on  the opportunity to get free help planning for power outages.

Go directly to "Rental Power Planner"

and directly to "Planning for Emergency Power"

and directly to last month's  "Facility Power"

Next AFE Tour and Meeting.

St. Louis Meeting-Tour:

End User's in the St. Louis Area

This meeting will be on Tuesday (Sept 25, 2001 @ 5:00 P.M.) at Fabick Power Systems, 101 Fabick Drive, Fenton, MO 63026.

Fabick will give a tour of the facility, as part of the tour their oil lab will give a short presentation on oil analysis. They will barbecue hamburgers and brats along with side dishes for us. There will even be giveaway items.  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. 

Click here to RSVP  (required)

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AFE St. Louis

AFE St. Louis chapter is Fun.

As if tours, presentations, and free food and drink weren't enough, we had free golf! We are also constantly adding fun and valuable resources to, 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

Get Involved

In your St. Louis Chapter

Learn, Lead, and Influence

We seen quite a few new faces this month, that we encourage to become members. Only then can you 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.

Click here to find out how you can help.

Article on Leadership

Keeping it REAL

Dr. John C. Maxwell, expert on leadership training, shares with us 

The Principles for People Development.

Ground Down or Polished Up?


When calculating your power requirements, don't forget the massive collection of online resources we have indexed for you.

Click here to see power calculators we found from our area. At this months meeting, ask our gracious host for a free copy of their generator selection software.:>) 


St. Louis Tours:

Click to see us on the green :>)

Last month, we met on the green!

We want to thank George Corey for organizing our golf outing, and our sponsors who helped make the outing free to AFE members.

(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! 

Our Golf sponsors spotlighted...

C&R Mechanical - providing products and services in commercial, industrial, and institutional HVAC design and installation.

City Lighting - stock over 10,000 different lighting products - they can develop a custom lighting system for you.

O'Neal Engineering -providing the full range of consulting, engineering, architectural, and construction services.

Guarantee Electrical Co. - meet your electrical construction, design/build, communications / data, service and maintenance needs.

Rental Power Planner

 We want to thank our corporate sponsor Mike Jaby of Fabick Power Systems, for donating this 3-step guide with worksheets. We appreciate your patience in waiting for us to convert this planner to a web compatible version. Also a must read, the article on Planning Emergency Power, donated by John Swanson.

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:

Don't get left behind!

   Facilities America 2001

Facilities America 2001 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hey, it's this month! September 24th, hurry!

I hope to see a lot of you there. It is not to late to make your reservation (I hope).

Please see our National Site for more information. 

Attendees will benefited from:

  • Hear well-respected facilities professionals present seminars on a wide range of topics;
  • Meet and learn from colleagues all over the world;
  • Participate in review classes and examinations for earning the Certified Plant Engineer and Certified Facilities Maintenance Manager credentials;
  • See demonstrations and details about products and services from vendors at a first-class trade show; and
  • Receive the results of the annual FAME (Facilities Management Excellence) contest.

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.

For more information about Facilities America 2001, see our National Site

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