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Our Upcoming Meetings

February 23, 2022
PHMSA REGULATORY UPDATE

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RSVP: If attending please RSVP to Roxann Coyle at: rcoyle@nationalpipelineservices.com or call 989-773-1747

 

February 23, 2022

Lunch at 11:30am with presentation to follow

Location: Weber's Inn
Weber’s Inn 3050 Jackson Ave,
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Speaker: William Lowry, US DOT

Topic: PHMSA Reg. Update

This presentation will include discussion of The Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2020, the Gas Transmission Rule, The Gas Gathering Rule and other pipeline regulatory matters.

Meeting Cost: $25 lunch included

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April 27, 2022

Location: The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
6800 E, 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd,
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

Speaker: Susan Sprentall of Surclean

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Topic: Vendor Appreciation Show

On Wednesday, April 27, 2022 the Great Lakes Region of AMPP will host a “Vendor’s Day” meeting at The Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI. AMPP will have a block of hotel rooms available at a rate of $129 for the night prior to this event. Please RSVP for rooms with the hotel and ask for the NACE rate code “NACE042522”. This is a joint meeting with Michigan Corrosion Society (MCS) and AMPP Great Lakes Region. Susan Sprentall of Surclean will be our guest speaker for this event. She will be presenting on Laser Ablation Surface Preparation. You are welcome to attend and exhibit your products and/or services. There will be a time period between the MCS meeting and lunch for intermingling of the group.

Setup for the displays will be 7:30 – 8:30 am. Attendees should be arriving between 8:30 am. – 10:00 am., which will give each vendor additional time to interact and exhibit. At 10:00 am., the MCS will conduct their business meeting. Lunch will then be served at noon with a presentation by our guest speaker to follow.

Exhibitor Costs: $325 per Display and includes logo and recognition on www.detroitnace.org website

Payment can be through the “Payment” tab on www.detroitnace.org website. Or, checks can be sent to Keith Boswell at:

National Pipeline Services, LLC
1000 Industrial Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858


Sept 15th, 2021

Location:Soaring Eagle Casino
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Topic:Vendor Show & Meeting - TBD

Guest Speaker: Jane Brown with Brown Corrosion Associates

On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, the Detroit Section of NACE (AMPP) will host a "Vendor's Day" meeting at The Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI. NACE (AMPP) will have a block of hotel rooms available at a rate of $115 for the night prior to this event. Please RSVP for rooms with the hotel and askfor the NACE rate code "NACE091321" prior to September 1, 2021. This is a joint meeting with Michigan Electrolysis Committee (MEC) and Detroit NACE Section.

Setup for the displays will be 7:30 - 8:30 am. Attendees should be arriving between 8:30 am. - 10:00 am., which will give each vendor additional time to interact and exhibit. At 10:00 am., the MEC will conduct their business meeting. Lunch will then be served at noon with a presentation by our guest speaker to follow.

Please send a completed application form to:
Mr. Keith Boswell
National Pipeline Services, LLC
1000 Industrial Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
kboswell@nationalpipelineservices.com
Please send an electronic version (JPEG) of your company logo for use on the website to kboswell@nationalpipelineservices.com

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RSVP: If attending please RSVP to Roxann Coyle at: rcoyle@nationalpipelineservices.com or call 989-773-1747

 

Sept 15th, 2021

Location:TBD

Topic:TBD

Speaker:TBD

Meeting Cost: $25 lunch included (Retirees or students, $12)
To pay click on the Payment Tab now or pay by check payable to “NACE Detroit Section” at the event.

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April 27, 2022 Exhibitor Fee $325 Per Display


$10 Attendee Registration(4-27-22)




 

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Please send an electronic version (JPEG) of your company logo for use on the website to kboswell@nationalpipelineservices.com

Board Member Contact Information

Trustee
Tiffany Vorhies
SME
Tel: (734) 454-9900
vorhies@sme-usa.com
Chairman
Tim Bechtel
Dairyland Electric
Tel: (989) 444-9824
tim@dairyland.com
Vice Chairman
Neil Pittman
Lake Superior Consulting
Tel: (313) 721-3301
tnpittman@lsconsulting.com
Treasurer
Keith Boswell
National Pipeline Services, LLC
Tel: (989) 928-9188
kboswell@nationalpipelineservices.com
Secretary
Mike Keitz
Consumers Energy
Tel: (586) 215-3059
michael.keitz@cmsenergy.com
Membership Chairman
Kelley Barron
Chase Tapecoat/Royston
Tel: 517-962-8129
kbarron@chasecorp.com
Career Development Chairman
Roger Wolff
Semco Energy
Tel: (810) 887-5062
roger.wolff@semcoenergy.com
Publicity Chairman
Martin Fransted
Toujours Pret,LLC
toujours.pret@yahoo.com
Program Chairman
Brent Curtiss
Helios Rising, Inc.
Tel: (989) 317-8485
brent.curtiss@heliosri.com
Awards Chairman
Kirk Gillespie
Swain Meter
Tel: (989)773-3700
kirkg@swainmeter.com"
Arrangements Chairman
Frank Rampton
Trenton Corporation
Tel: (734)426-3955
fcr@trentoncorp.com

 

NACE Detroit Section Academic Scholarship

1. Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be enrolled or accepted full-time in an undergraduate science and/or engineering program at an accredited college or university.

Applicants must either have a permanent residence or attend a college/university that lies within the geographic boundaries of the NACE Detroit Section.

Student must have a current GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Students enrolled in 2-year or junior colleges are eligible to apply.

Apply Here

Award: $3,000.00

Deadline: 01/06/2022

 

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

  • Completed Application
  • Academic transcript
  • Two (2) Recommendation Forms from educators or employers familiar with applicants background
  • Résumé
  • Supplemental Essay Question(s)

 

Supplemental Questions

  1. ESSAY: In 500-700 words, write an essay about corrosion and its effects on you and the environment.
  2. I confirm that I have a permanent residence or attend a college/university that lies within the geographic boundaries of the NACE Detroit Section (View Zip Codes).

3. Application Guidelines

In addition to the information above, please be sure to review the General Scholarship Guidelines. Applicants must meet all Scholarship Eligibility Requirements and answer all required essay questions.

 

 

 

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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Mission Detroit

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."

Contact

Roxann Coyle
rcoyle@nationalpipelineservices.com or call 989-773-1747