Fall 2018 Events Update

The rail car plant tour scheduled for September 20,2018 has been cancelled at the request of the local plant manager.  Local plant personnel are not available to conduct a tour for us in the evening.  Their plant on the west side of Longview, Texas was proposed instead but they said they would have to wait until next year.  Members of AIChE who were expected to join us for the event have requested that it be rescheduled for a Friday afternoon in November.  I will try to make that happen.  Instead of the plant tour tonight, we will have a planning meeting here at the headquarters address in Hallsville at 6:00 pm.  Please contact me if you need directions. 

Note:  The second Friday of November might be too close for those traveling to and from Fabtech in Atlanta, GA.  Please let me know your thoughts about the first, third or fifth Fridays of November.  The fourth Friday is Black Friday and not a good day for any planned events.

It was proposed and approved in our June chapter meeting that Fabtech be a group trip and event for the SME East Texas Chapter 126 members.  Please let me know if you have interest in attending.  I will try to coordinate arrangements.  Reservations need to set soon due to possible complications from hurricane Florence. 

Manufacturing Day is coming up the first week in October.  Please report back to the Chapter Chair any activities you have planned for your local schools so that can be included in the annual reports.  Collect a number of people contacted and benefitting. 

The third Thursday, October 18, 2018 will be our annual Executive Dinner Meeting.  We will hold it in the usual place, Cotton Patch Café, 1228 McCann Rd, Longview TX 75601 starting at 6:00 pm.  All members and past Chairs are invited to attend and volunteer to be an officer next year.  Elections will take place at our November meeting / event TBD. 

As always, feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions of concerns.  Feel free to use my home office number 903-668-3092 or my mobile number 903-930-8362.  Be safe and stay productive in all your activities.

Regards to all,

David D. Van Mater, PhD, CMfgE
Chapter Chair, SME East Texas Chapter 126


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