Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Chairman for the next two years. We have a great committee this year to help provide the quality programs and training opportunities we’ve offered in the past. However, feedback and suggestions from you is critical to help us keep a pulse on what topics are of interest to everyone. Please feel free to contact any of the committee members with suggestions and ideas for meeting topics and continued educational training. The committee will be meeting in July or August to discuss and schedule 2017 meeting topics and training opportunities, so your suggestions are greatly appreciated.
August, 2016 (date TBD)
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Event: Annual board meeting to set next season's agenda. Members are encouraged to contact any board member with ideas.
Lake Superior Consulting
Tel: (313) 721-3301
Tel: (313) 477-1336
|Career Development Chairman
Tel: (517) 962-8129
National Pipeline Services, LLC
Tel: (989) 773-1747
BGL Asset Services, LLC
Tel: (989) 772-8888
Tel: (734) 426-3955
Tel: (989) 285-6685
Tel: (616) 856-7110
Tel: (810) 887-5062
1. Eligibility Requirements
The student must be enrolled or accepted to an accredited college / university and working toward a degree in Engineering or Sciences.
Students enrolled in 2-year or junior colleges are eligible to apply.
The scholarship recipient must maintain full-time status at an accredited college/university.
The student must have and maintain a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
Post-doctorate students are not eligible.
2015 Winner: Asia Dillard received a $3,000.00 Scholarship
Application Guidelines and Forms may be downloaded at https://nace.starsscholarshipsonline.com/stars/default.aspx
The NACE Detroit Section held its 7th Annual Vendor Show at The Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
This all day event showcased nineteen vendors and was attended by more than ninety attendees. Highlights for the day included presentations by Neil Thompson, president of the NACE Foundation, and U.S. Army Captain Nick Anderson. Captain Anderson spoke on behalf of U.S. military veterans about the difficulties they encounter re-entering civilian life, and in applying their military skills to the civilian workforce. In an effort to address this growing issue, the NACE Detroit Section is working with the NACE Foundation to provide training and mentors to military veterans who will eventually join the corrosion industry workforce. Neil Thompson’s presentation highlighted the NACE Foundation Workforce Development Program for veterans, as well as other programs that benefit the future workforce and leaders in our industry.
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NACE Foundation President, Neil Thompson, addressing attendees about the Workforce Development Program administered through the NACE Foundation (photo by Frank Rampton).
Captain Nick Anderson speaking about military veterans’ return to civilian workforce (photo by Frank Rampton).
|Also in attendance was the 2014 NACE Detroit Section Scholarship recipient, Zack Martinez. Zack is currently a second year student in the Mechanical Engineering program at Central Michigan University. Additionally, Zack is an intern at Mears Group within their Engineering department, and also participates in the Marine reserves.
Three members from the Detroit Section celebrated 25 years of NACE membership: Bill Marshall, Tom Cairns, and Steve Wixsom. To conclude the day, a presentation titled “Internal Corrosion Monitoring Utilizing Permanent UT Sensors” was presented by Kurt Schwietzer and Kevin O’Rielly from Consumers Energy.
Keith Boswell (left) and Marty Strom (right) present Zack Martinez (middle) with a $3,000 scholarship check (photo by Frank Rampton).
The Detroit Section of NACE is pleased to announce a one day field “Hands On” Training Event for our October meeting. This event will focus on high performance atmospheric paints and below grade new construction coatings. This event is designed for those whose roles and responsibilities include: designing scope of work or applying and inspecting coating applications. This event will also satisfy "Personal Development" requirements for those with NACE CP and CIP certifications. On hand will be: Technical reps from the following companies to demonstrate proper application and inspection techniques.
Sherwin-Williams: High performance paint selection, surface preparation, application and inspection practices. Attendees will observe different profiles such as: sweep, commercial and near white sandblast. They will observe how weather conditions are monitored as well as take dry and wet film reads.
Denso: Preparation of pipe surfaces and proper protol applications on epoxy coated pipe. This will include proper cleaning and heating of pipe and utilizing the correct applicator to ensure proper mil coverage. Neil Pittman of Lake Superior Consulting will also be on hand to discuss liquid coating applications.
Tapecoat: Preparation of pipe surfaces and proper hot applied Tapecoat applications. Attendees will observe overlapping and patch applications on bare as well as transitioning new coating to existing coatings.
Trenton: Wax coating options for wet pipe. New construction sometimes tie in to operating systems which have condensation formed on pipe surfaces. Cold applied wax will be demonstrated as an application under these conditions.
3M: Unconventional Solutions, an authorized 3M distributer, will demonstrate proper melt stick repairs of coating holidays discovered during jeeping.
The event will be held at the following location:
MichCon ORC Training Facility
3690 Greenfield Rd.
Melvindale Mi. 48122
The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $75.00. This event will be limited to 50 people so please reserve by October 14. Contact Person: Dave Young@ email@example.com or ph. (313) 477-1336
Please RSVP to Julie Livingston with MEARS Group by e-mail @ Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 632-7727
For payment methods, please visit our website at: detroitnace.org and utilize our Paypal or credit card options by selecting payment for the October 19th event or make checks out to: Detroit- NACE and mail to:
Ann Arbor Mi. 48104
In 2014, the NACE International Detroit Section worked with the NACE Foundation Workforce Development Program to create "Mission Detroit." The Mission Detroit program funded 13 U.S. veterans allowing them to attend a NACE Cathodic Protection (CP) Level 1 Tutorial followed by a NACE CP 1 level course. Section and corporate sponsorships funded the course tuition and all associated travel and living expenses. The course was held September 27 to October 3, 2014 at Fort Custer in Augusta, Michigan. A job fair was also held during the course in which corrosion and utility companies provided job opportunities for those in attendance.
While it took a lot of work from many people to make this a success, special thanks go to NACE Foundation Program Manager Heather Lowry and Detroit Section Trustee NACE INTERNATIONAL: VOL. 54, NO. 2 Frank Rampton for their tireless efforts. As a result, certifications were achieved and hirings have taken place.
In the past, the Workforce Development Program had provided for individual veteran attendance in existing CP 1 and Coating Inspector Program (CIP) Level 1 classes. This concept was the first where a class of all veterans was held. NACE Past President Kevin Garrity was the lead instructor. He says, "Leading the Workforce Development course was one of the most humbling experiences of my career."