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NACE Sponsored Education Opportunities


Compliance with NEC on CP Systems

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Location: Weber’s Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
Cost: $22.00


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Compliance with NEC on CP Systems

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 11:30am
Location: Weber’s Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
Please RSVP for lunch & the meeting: Contact Karen Redmond at redmondkm@dteenergy.com or 313-389-7255

The Detroit Section of NACE International is pleased to announce a presentation by: Harry Tachick. Henry will speak how to comply with National Electric Code (NEC) grounding/bonding requirements in cathodically protected systems without affecting cathodic protection (CP) levels. Henry Tachick graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1962 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1983, Henry founded Dairyland Electrical Industries, a manufacturer of high power handling, solid-state decoupling and isolation devices for the power utility and cathodic protection industries. Henry currently serves as Vice President of Dairyland Electrical Industries, and is primarily involved in new product development and oversight of the manufacturing end of the business. He has been an IEEE member since 1962 and a member of NACE since 1990.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Weber’s Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am followed by the presentation. The meeting cost is $22.00 ($12.00 for retirees and students) with lunch included.

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Frank Rampton
NACE Detroit Section
c/o Trenton Corporation
7700 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

abriox

E-Mail: Tom Mcgee@abriox.com
Business Director
Abriox

 

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BGLAS

Mail: Tim Bechtel
Business Development Department Manager
BGL Asset Services, LLC
1611 S. Isabela Rd.
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
(989) 772-9111 Office
(989) 621-2324 Cell
(989) 773-4768 Fax
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denso

Mail: Jim Utley
Regional Manager
Denso North America, Inc.
248-705-1767

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mears

William F. Marshall, PE
Vice President, Business Development
Mears Group, Inc.
4500 North Mission Road
Rosebush, MI 48878
ph: (989) 433-2929 cell: (847) 922-8497
fx: (989) 433-2199
E-Mail: bill.marshall@mears.net
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national

Email: Keith Boswell
National Pipeline Services, LLC
1000 Industrial Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
office: 989-773-1747
fax: 989-773-6061
cell: 989-928-9188

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omni

Dr. David L. Sponseller, P.E. President, OMNI Metals Laboratory, Inc.
4683 Freedom Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
734-677-2100 (PHONE) DSponseller@OMNImetalslab.com

www.OMNImetalslab.com

 

trenton

Email: Frank Rampton

Trenton Corporation
7700 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734.368.7528 Direct
734.426.5882 Fax

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USI

Email:Doug Klingensmith
Unconventional Solutions, Inc.
28056 Oakland Oaks Court
Wixom, MI 48393
248.830.2935 Mobile
248.735.7000 Office
248.348.3790 Fax

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Board Member Contact Information

Trustee
Frank Rampton 
Trenton Corporation
Tel: (734)426-3955
fcr@trentoncorp.com
Membership Chairman
Neil Pittman
Lake Superior Consulting
Tel: (313) 721-3301
npittman@lsconsulting.com
Chairman
Dave Young 
DTE Energy/Michcon
Tel: (313) 477-1336
youngdm@dteenergy.com
Career Development Chairman
Kelley Barron
Chase Tapecoat/Royston
Tel: (517) 962-8129
kbarron@chasecorp.com
Vice Chairman
Tiffany Vorhies 
SME Consultants
Tel: (734)454-9900
vorhies@sme.com
Publicity Chairman
Marty Fransted
Toujours.Pret, LLC
Tel: (989) 285-6685
Toujours.Pret.llc@gmail.com

Treasurer
Frank Rampton 
Trenton Corporation
Tel: (734) 426-3955
fcr@trentoncorp.com
Program Chairman
Tim Bechtel
BGL Asset Services, LLC
Tel: (989) 772-8888
tim.bechtel@bglas.com
Secretary
Cheryl Holden 
DTE Energy/Michcon
Tel: (313) 389-7223
holdenc@dteenergy.com

Awards Chairman
Roger Wolff 
Semco Energy
Tel: (810) 887-5062
roger.wolff@semcoenergy.com

 

NACE Detroit Section Academic Scholarship

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.


2013 Winner: Alex Mittenberg received a $3,000.00 Scholarship


Alex Mittenberg

 

2. Candidate Evaluation
The following information should be included for review by the Selection Committee:

  • One copy of completed application signed by student and parent if student is under the age of 18
  • Academic record, including official transcript with description of school's grading system
  • Personal and/or professional activities, in and out of school
  • Detailed work experience (if applicable), particularly if related to corrosion work and activities
  • Description of past/current/future research plans
  • A 500-750 word essay about corrosion and the effect on you and your environment (The topic should deal with corrosion in your interested area of study. Suggested topic material can be found in the Resource Center on NACE International’s Web site.)
  • One letter of reference from an educator or employer
  • One letter of reference from a NACE Detroit Section member

3. Application Guidelines
In addition to the information above, please be sure to review the General Scholarship Guidelines on the main scholarship page. Applicants must submit their typed information on the official forms below.

Application Guidelines and Forms may be downloaded at https://nace.starsscholarshipsonline.com/stars/default.aspx

 

 

 

Event Pictures

 

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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Neil Thompson
NACE Foundation President, Neil Thompson, addressing attendees about the Workforce Development Program administered through the NACE Foundation (photo by Frank Rampton).
Nick Anderson
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.
Zack Martinez
Keith Boswell (left) and Marty Strom (right) present Zack Martinez (middle) with a $3,000 scholarship check (photo by Frank Rampton).

 

Neil Pittman's Power Point Presentation:

The Importance of Specificat​ion Writing

Neil Pittman

 

View The Full Online Photo's - HERE!

 

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@ youngdm@dteenergy.com or ph. (313) 477-1336
Please RSVP to Julie Livingston with MEARS Group by e-mail @ Julie.livingston@mears.net  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:
Frank Rampton
1608 Granger
Ann Arbor Mi. 48104

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Publicity Chairman
Marty Fransted
Toujours.Pret, LLC
Direct: (989) 285-6685
Toujours.Pret.llc@gmail.com

Please Send your Sponsor Graphics and Short Business description to Marty's email address