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Western Division and Heavy Section Product Group Meeting

The room block for the SFSA Western Division and Heavy Section Product Group meeting will be closing shortly. There is no cost for the meeting - travel, hotel, meals, etc. are the attendees’ responsibility. Please bring your safety shoes for the tours. Final details for the meeting will be sent to all registered attendees. To RSVP, please contact David Poweleit at poweleit@sfsa.org.


Wednesday, August 20
6:00Meet for dinner in the hotel lobby (The Lobster Shop, 4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA)
Meeting at Bradken Tacoma machine shop, 3611 S. Warner, Tacoma, WA in the conference room
9:00 Heavy Section Product Group meeting
  • Specialty sands - Jerry Thiel, UNI
  • Specialty sand roundtable - one representative from each foundry attending will present their practices
  • Heavy section PWHT - Elaine Thomas, Bradken-Tacoma
12:00 Lunch (provided by Bradken)
1:00 Western Division meeting
  • Process mapping - Erin Patterson, Bradken Tacoma
  • Pouring cups - Jenni Duncan, Bradken Chehalis
  • 3D printed sand molds - Jerry Thiel, UNI
  • Contamination of silica systems by speciality sand such as zircon, chromite and in particular alumina - Frank Kent, Highland
  • Use of sand heaters during the winter for furan sand system - Nathan Cardinell, ME Elecmetal
  • Marketing plan - Terry Decker, Spokane
6:00 Meet for dinner in the hotel lobby (CI Shenanigans, 3017 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA)
Friday, August 22nd
7:30 Tour of Bradken Tacoma, 3021 S Wilkeson St, Tacoma, WA
9:15 Depart for Chehalis
10:30 Tour of Bradken Chehalis, 109 Sears Road, Chehalis, WA


Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma
2317 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
http://www.silvercloud.com, “Steel Founders” room block ($139), cut-off is 8/1/14.

David Poweleit
Steel Founders' Society of America (SFSA) - Vice President of Technology
780 McArdle Drive Unit G
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
e: poweleit@sfsa.org