The Ingate Newsletter: September 2011
Table of Contents:
Ontario Chapter Highlights
AFS Goes Green
CMI Course Schedule
CANMET Map & Directions
Our Next Meeting is Thursday October 20, 2011
We are excited to present this opportunity to our membership. The day will include a group of Seminars, a Tour of the Canmet Labs and a presentation on the Role of Canmet in the Foundry Industry by Dr. Jennifer Jackman, CEO Canmet. There are a limited number of openings for both the seminar and the tour so make your bookings early. If you intend to take in both the tour and the seminar make sure you book for both. Please make your reservations no later than Monday October 17th. Register at email@example.com
183 Longwood Road S., Room 105
TECHNICAL SEMINARS: 12:30 – 3:30 pm Room 105
1. Foundry Finishing Room Technologies presented by Keith Panuce, Vice President Advanced Foundry Specialists.
2. New Developments in Surface Preparation presented by Gaham Smith, Regional Sales Manager, Central Canadian Region Wheelabrator Group
3. Is Your Finishing Department Your Profit Bottleneck? Presented by Joe O”Brien, Product Sales Manager, Roberts Sinto Corporation
COST: $20.00 (includes general meeting registration)
PRE-REGISTER: for the Seminar with Murray Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org
LAB TOURS: 3:30 pm
CANMET PRESENTATION: 5:00 pm
DINNER TICKET PRICES AND RESERVATIONS:
A Dinner Meeting of the Chapter will be held at Kelsey”s Restaurant at 875 Main Street West. We will enjoy a Pub Buffet style meal in the “Marauder Room”. Cost for the dinner will be $20.00 per person (drinks not covered). We ask all members and guests for your assistance in placing your dinner reservation no later than 5pm on Monday, October 17th.
Register at email@example.com . Please include the names of the people attending.
ONTARIO CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
The September 15th joint meeting with the AFS Ontario and the CFA was a well-attended success. Our after dinner speakers consisted of Dave Seyler, Riverside Brass, President CFA; John Vickers, Vickers Engineering and Leo Baron, director of Membership Resources, AFS Schaumburg IL.
The theme of the night was an update of the industry as relating to both the CFA and the AFS. Dave Seyler spoke of the progress the CFA has made, demonstrating this with a statistical analysis. John Vickers followed up with a report on the CFA Bench Marking.
Leo Baron brought us up to date on the AFS discussing such items as membership, advantages of corporate membership, employee education, technical guidance as well as marketing direction and customer relationship management.
John Vickers introduced a very welcome guest to the membership, Nicholas Wedgewood from the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
AFS GOES GREEN
To help the environment and stay better up to date with our members in this ever growing electronic world the AFS Ingate will now be delivered electronically to all our members. Please ensure that your email address is up to date. The Ingate is in PDF format so those that wish to have a hard copy may do so.
Mark Your Calendar
Thursday November 24 is our Fun “n Games Night. This will include our auction and some fun games with interesting prizes. Remember the proceeds go towards the scholarships we will online casino australia be giving out at our Scholarship Night in March 2012. We ask you to participate by donating, taking part in the auction or better yet, doing both. Bring your friends and family for a fun night.
We would like to thank all who have supported us by their business card and ad donation this year. If you would like to advertise in the Ingate (and also on our website) please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the funds donated from advertising go towards scholarships for students interested in our industry. If you see errors or have changes to make with your ad, please contact us so we can correct it.
AFS Ontario Chapter Library
The AFS library has an excellent collection of the latest editions of our industries literature and foundry information. The AFS resource base is the most comprehensive collection of foundry information in the world. In addition to books, video and CD’s are also available. Remember, you get the best price available when you purchase or order through the chapter library.
We ask that you check your membership roster for errors. Please note that the information in the roster is detail we receive from AFS headquarters in Chicago. We can assist with any corrections by contacting our Membership Chairman, Vince Skinner and he will forward to the Chicago office. Yu can email Vince with your changes at email@example.com.
September 18 – 20, 2011 – AFS Foundry Executive Conference
September 19 – 21, 2011 – NADCAD Die Casting Congress and Table Top
October 20 – 21, 2011 – AFS Texad Regional Conference
October 26 – 28, 2011 – Ductile Iron society Fall T& O Meeting
November 9 – 10, 2011 – CISA Fall Business Meeing
December 7 – 10, 2011 – SFSA 6th National T&O Conference
CMI COURSE SCHEDULE
**For more information please visit www.afsinc.org and click on “Cast Metals Institute.” The Cast Metals Institute provides intensive, specialized education for medtal casters by metal casters. Since its beginning in 1957, CMI has presented over 3,000 courses to 65,000 participants representing nearly 5,000 individual companies – dramatic evidence of the acceptance of CMI as a vital contributor in the continuing development of foundry personnel.
DIRECTIONS TO CANMET AND THE MCMASTER INNOVATION PARK
175 LONGWOOD ROAD SOUTH, HAMILTON, ONTARIO
- QEW west to 403 west
- Take the Highway 8 west Main Street Exit
- Turn right at the traffic lights at the top of the ramp.
- Proceed on Main Street West and turn right onto Longwood Road South
- Follow the Queen Elizabeth Way over the Burlington Skyway Bridge.
- Take Highway 403 West towards Hamilton
- Exit as described in the directions from Toronto
From Brantford & London
- From Brantford take Highway 403 East to Aberdeen Street exit
- Turn left onto Longwood Road South