Be sure to mark your calendar with several upcoming AFS events! The International Ferrous Melting Conference is October 7th-9th in Nashville. The Southeastern Regional will be March 2nd-4th at Isle of Palms, SC. Also, start making plans to attend Cast Expo in April; this year it will be in Minneapolis.
Besides our local meetings and regional/national conferences, here are a few other ways to enhance your AFS experience:
--Get involved with an AFS technical committee. There is a committee for every branch of our industry; these committees meet regularly to share ideas and work hard to grow their interests. For more information, visit the AFS national website.
--Take a class through the AFS institute. The Cast Metals Institute has been renamed and has reorganized its course structure.
--Reach out to a younger generation with Foundry in a Box. We will continue to announce dates for these events. If you are interested, contact Ken Murphy. This is a great experience!
Our next meeting will be October 12th in Anniston at The Classic on Noble. Our guest speaker will be Jeet Radia. Jeet is an environmental expert in the foundry industry and will review several hot topics that are affecting and will be affecting us. Be sure to make a reservation early. I look forward to seeing you in Anniston.
2015—2016 Chapter Chairman