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TRI-STATE--In April, Robert Wolf, Canfield and Joseph Inc., and Trey Hayes, Acme Foundry Inc., preside over the chapter's Ladies' Night at Cherokee Casino in Tulsa.--by Thomas Hahn

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WESTERN MICHIGAN--In March, Bruce Keener, National Metal Abrasive Inc., and Chris Pawlicki, Wheelabrator Abrasives Inc., receive speakers' awards from Bob Rimmer, retired, after their presentation on how to increase cleaning room productivity.--by Andy Scherf

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TEXAS--In May, Scott Strobl, Simpson Technologies, pictured with Tim Purcell, Porter Warner Industries, instructed a Troubleshooters Seminar on green sand control held at Midland Manufacturing, Ft. Worth, Texas.--by Clay Quaife

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CENTRAL INDIANA--In April, in the photo at left, Bryan Gallagher, Vermillion Iron Works, and members of the Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Indianapolis student chapter, Cory Gioscio, Danny Groover, Brandon Davis, Daniel Reed, Diego Castaneda, John Shirley and Jamie Workman-Germann, were recognized on Student Chapter Night. In May, in the photo at right, Chris Paulsen, C&R Racing, and Daniel Messmer, Butterfield Foods, gave presentations on the 500 Mile Track. Also pictured are Lance Messmer, Interstate Castings, and Bryan Gallagher, Vermillion Ironworks.--by Bob Welmer

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KEYSTONE--In April, George Frigm, Heraeus Electro-Nite Co., presents Chris Ehret, Ehret's Regulatory Services, with a speaker's award for his presentation, "Cost Savings Through an Environmental Management System."--by George Frigm

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NORTHEASTERN WISCONSIN--In April, the chapter held a roundtable discussion consisting of Wisconsin city leaders and top metalcasting management members centered on what the metalcasting plants do for the community and what the city does for the plants. Wisconsin cities represented were Brillion, Manitowoc, Neenah, Waupaca and Shawano.--by Reed Ott

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TOLEDO--In April, Dan Wilson, General Motors Corp., presents a speaker's award to John Jorstad, J L J Technologies Inc., after his presentation, "Semi-Solid Casting in Comparison to Other Casting Processes/ Sludge Cause and Effect."--by Chris Cogan

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PLAINS STATES--In May, Nate McLain, CFM Corp., presents a speaker's award to Johnny Thornburgh, Tonkawa Foundry Inc., after he and Don Reimer (not pictured), Farrar Corp., gave a follow-up presentation on the AFS Government Affairs Conference.--by Johnny Thornburgh

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DETROIT/WINDSOR--In April, in the left photo, Duane Becknell, Ford Motor Co., presents the AFS Service Award to Al Lecz, Ford Motor Co, the Person of Distinction Award to Robert Smillie, Corporativo Nemak, and the Supplier Company of the Year Award to Ashland Casting Solutions with Mike Swartzlander, Ashland, accepting. In the right photo, Becknell presents a speaker's award to Steve Dawson, SinterCast Ltd., after his presentation, "Practical Applications of Compacted Graphite Iron."--by Jacob Zindel

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CHESAPEAKE--In April, in the left photo, Chris Buck, Donsco Inc., receives a speaker's award from Susan Burkett, August Mack Environmental Inc., for his presentation, "implementing ISO 14001 in the Foundry." In the right photo, Dan Williams, H&H Casting Inc., presents Dan Rudolph, Rudolph Foundry, with a scholarship to Penn State Univ.--by Bob Williams

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