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Keeping you current with Industrial Heating Equipment Association news.


VOL. XXXI, NO. 2 JULY 2005

P.O. BOX 54172 CINCINNATI, OH 45254-0172




FAX: 513-624-0601

A Look Inside: Review of Annual Meeting Meet Your Committee Chairs


ur Immediate Past President, Jeff Boswell, stated in his initial President’s Message last year, that he was very honored and excited to serve as President during IHEA’s 75th Anniversary. He also aptly stated that 75 years was no where near an end, but the beginning of another 75 years of growth and opportunity for IHEA and for our individual member companies.

Coming Events Member News IHEA Updates IRED

I am equally honored to be able to serve this organization as we begin our 76th year as the Industrial Heating Equipment Association. I am very optimistic that this year will see continued growth. Growth in numbers remains a high priority, but growth in our ability to bring more value to your membership in IHEA is even more imperative. At our Annual Meeting, which concluded April 16th, we reiterated that this is not your father’s IHEA, and that this association must continue to find new planks in the value platform, while we seek to hold membership and meeting costs in check. I firmly believe the IHEA Board and our committees have addressed this on both the cost side and the program side. Our theme of “Moving Forward” was (and is) best exemplified by the work of our Board, the committees and divisions, and our Executive Management and staff. The 76th IHEA Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson is a testament to adding value to your membership. The attendance for the meeting was at near record numbers, and most importantly, the participation in the working committees and the IRED Division was outstanding. The Education Committee is working to complete the Home Study Course, and this is targeted to be on-line in the near future. Government Relations continues extensive work through the Allied Partnership with the Dept. of Energy, with many initiatives carried out through the Process Heat Steering Committee. As part of that initiative, we successfully launched the Furnace of the Future Users Conference in conjunction at the last Fall Business Conference. The IRED is working hard to complete the Infrared Heating Handbook, and should be available this fall. The Operational Information Committee is resolved to raise participation and improve benchmarking in the various surveys during the year. The surveys range from the quarterly statistics information; to much needed input on serious issues we face with health care benefits and

many other costs of doing business. Our Safety Standards & Codes Committee produced another successful Safety/ Standards Seminar in early May. And lastly, the Membership Communication and Marketing Committee has developed a membership packet that details all the benefits and value of IHEA. This will be a great tool for new member solicitation. Another exciting prospect for this year is the potential for a new division within IHEA. We are working toward the formation of the Electric Process Heater Division that will be comprised of manufacturers of process heaters and related equipment. We hope to be able to formally announce this division at the Fall Business Meeting in Indianapolis. I encourage all us to take advantage of the many things our organization can do for the good of the thermal processing industry and for the good of our individual members. Your active participation is always welcome and certainly needed to accomplish the initiatives as outlined above. As your President, I hope you will contact me to express your concerns, opinions, questions or suggestions on any of these activities. In addition, Goyer Management, Inc., our executive management of IHEA, is always anxious to have your input. Please take advantage of your IHEA membership and encourage others in our industry to explore the benefits of IHEA. And of course, “thanks” to all our members for your efforts with committees and other IHEA sponsored activities, such as the Safety & Standards Seminar in May and the Combustion Seminar in the fall. Lastly, a huge thank you to Jeff Boswell, now the Immediate Past President, for his dedication and efforts during our 75th year of existence. Jeff and his predecessors have done excellent work to keep IHEA strong and growing, in some very turbulent times. I am honored to succeed them, and eager to work with the excellent board, committees and executive management we have in place. I hope for a very successful 76th year for all our members.

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2005-2006 IHEA OFFICERS & BOARD IHEA Elected Officers & Executive Committee President Steve W. Fruth Fostoria Industries, Inc. First Vice-President Brian Russell Dry Coolers Inc. Second Vice-President John B. Clarke Diamond Engineering Co. Treasurer Virgus Volertas Honeywell International Immediate Past President Jeffrey W. Boswell Seco/Warwick Corp.

IIHEA Board of Directors Robert G. Beattie Process Thermal Dynamics Inc. Jeffrey W. Boswell Seco/Warwick Corp.



ucson, Arizona hosted IHEA’s 76th Annual Meeting at the brand new JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort on April 13 – 16th, 2005. This beautiful desert setting brought IHEA members together for 4 days of educational programming, business meetings and social activities. 120 members and guests attended the meeting. The programming included a DOE Update; CECOF Report; Economic Outlook 2005 from David Huether, Economist at NAM; a presentation on Doing Business On-Line by IHEA members John Searle and Doug Glenn; a discussion on Employment Law by David Goch of the law firm Webster, Chamberlain & Bean; and an overview of the value of participating in statistical surveys from Walt Tuthill of WongHolland. Summaries of these presentations and more can be found at the members only section of our website. If you do not know the password for login, please call Leslie Muck at the IHEA office: 513-231-5613. Of course it was not all work – all of the social activities were well attended too. There were some uninvited party crashers at the Welcome Reception on the first night – bugs! They did not bite and were gone soon enough for everyone to enjoy the sunset and the incredible view of downtown Tucson. The Theme Dinner returned this year with the locationappropriate Western Theme. Guys and gals lasso’d up some grub and sat a spell. Then everyone kicked up their boots as the singing cowboy stepped up the entertainment. There were other surprises in store that T H E

evening including some predictions for the golf outing to follow the next day, but those details are not for will just have join us next year. The President’s Reception and the 76th Gala Banquet the next evening were a bit more formal, but things loosened up following dinner. There were special presentations to the winning golf team, the putting and croquet tournament champions, and other special awards. Then the dance floor opened and many danced the night away. The annual meeting concluded with a special guest presentation on America Jobs Agenda featuring U.S. Congressman, Donald Manzullo, and Chairman of U.S. House Small Business Committee for the 2005 - 2006 Congress. After hearing the Congressman, Jeff Boswell noted, “I found the presentation by Congressman Manzullo very helpful to the IHEA organization. Manufacturing is a critical part of the US economy, and this is well understood by Congressman Manzullo. As manufactures, we need more of our congressional representatives to recognize the key issues we face.” Evaluations for the entire program and facilities came back with very high marks. The 77th IHEA Annual Meeting has been scheduled for April 19 – 22, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL on the Gulf Coast near Naples. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for another excellent program.


John B. Clarke Diamond Engineering Co. Dr. Louis Etschmaier Hauck Manufacturing Co. Steve W. Fruth Fostoria Industries, Inc. Max Hoetzl Surface Combustion, Inc. James S. Kellogg Vacuum Furnace Systems Corp. W.E. Pasley Southern Co.

Virgus Volertas presents the Treasurers Report to the membership

Outgoing President Boswell hands the gavel over to incoming President Fruth

Lachlan L. Perks Eclipse, Inc. Brian Russell Dry Coolers Inc. John Searle Eurotherm Controls / Barber-Colman

Speaker - Gutmann Habig updates IHEA on SECOF activities

Virgus Volertas Honeywell International

IHEA Executive Vice-President The IRED division convenes at the annual meeting

Anne Goyer

Legal Counsel Arthur L. Herold Webster, Chamberlain & Bean

General Session gets underway

IRED Division leadership for the coming year includes Vice Chair Mark Gentry, Second Vice Chair Dale Holroyd, and Gary Metzger, Chair

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36th Annual Combustion Seminar and Exposition OCT. 31 - NOV. 1, 2005 Indianapolis, IN

Fall Business Conference Kamlesh Gupta with Bob and Toni Keough, enjoy the evening events. Best Dressed Winners at the Western Theme Dinner John & Karen Barry

NOVEMBER 2, 2005 Indianapolis, IN

IHEA 77th Annual Meeting APRIL 19 - 22, 2006 Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, FL

Mario Ciampini , Congressman Donald Manzullo, and Doug Perks at the Past President’s Reception


Judy & Louis Etschmaier at the Western Theme Dinner

SEPTEMBER 19-22 Indianapolis, IN

Heat Treat 2005 SEPTEMBER 26-28 Pittsburgh, PA Past Presidents with their spouses - Paul & Francie Huber, Bill & Ilene Bernard, and Hans & Ilona Melgaard


Tim Lee, IHEA staff member Leslie Muck, Steve Fruth and Gary Salerno join in the fun of the Western Theme

PHAST Training Many dates and locations are available for the Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST) workshops. Visit for complete details and links to each seminar. IHEA is serving as a co-sponsor to these upcoming events by providing promotional and marketing assistance. There is an upcoming program:


SEPTEMBER 7, 2005 Shoreview, MN This year’s croquet tourney participants

Jim Kellogg lets it rip as Gutmann Habig and Scott Kinney look on during the annual golf outing. Jim, Gutmann, Scott and Anne Goyer (not pictured) teamed up to win the outing this year.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2005 Warrendale, PA SEPTEMBER 29, 2005 Danville, VA OCTOBER 13, 2005 Westwood, MA

Visit IHEA’s website for more information on these activities.

Putting contest winners – Art Russo and Ann Ogoneck

John Dauer’s wife Bonnie assists in lining up a putt during the putting contest

The Starr Pass Hotel

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here are many unsung heroes that make IHEA a great organization. This issue we recognize the Committee Chairs. It is our hope that this introduction will help you get to know the Chairs a little better, get a better handle on what each committee does, and in turn you will consider getting involved with one of the committees.


Doug Glenn, Chair, Marketing, Communication, & Membership Doug works for BNP Media, publishers of Industrial Heating and Process Heating magazines. He serves as Publisher of Industrial Heating and Group Publisher of Process Heating. His office is located in Pittsburgh, PA, just west of downtown. Doug has worked for BNP Media since January of 1994. Prior to that, Doug worked for five years at Seco/Warwick as a Marketing Coordinator. IHEA Immediate Past President Jeff Boswell was his boss. His current job entails general management of Industrial Heating magazine — setting and maintaining editorial focus, devising and thinking of creative advertiser services that will be meaningful to advertisers, and interacting and helping to promote the industry. Doug agreed to serve as MCM Committee Chair after being asked by Mario Ciampini, former President of IHEA, and former MCM committee chairman, John Collins, then of Surface Combustion. Doug reports with the transition in IHEA management, the main focus of the MCM committee has been to establish some basic working materials and guidelines that can be used by management and by the committee to help increase membership. MCM has created Membership Benefit Sheets, is in the process of revitalizing IHEA’s brochure and have plans to examine and advance the website. MCM has also just recently established a new procedure for processing new member prospects. Doug and the MCM Committee would love to have additional members on the committee.

Jack Marino, Chair, Education Committee Jack’s first introduction to IHEA was as a young faculty member of the first Combustion Seminar, back around 1970. He continued to serve on the faculty for a few years, and later served two years as Chairman. During those early years, Jack was impressed with the caliber of people from the IHEA member firms who taught in that program. Some wonderful friendships formed, and he learned a lot from just being a part of the program. Jack attended his first annual meeting sometime around 1977 and continued until he left Hauck in 1986. Again, the association with the people who make the industry what it is was what excited him. Numerous friendships sprung from those meetings as well. Jack served as Chairman of the Energy Committee and as Chairman of the then Combustion Division. Jack felt during the energy crisis of the ‘70’s, IHEA played an important role by conducting seminars for our customers on saving energy in process furnaces. Jack found it to be a challenging time for our industry.

Jack returned to Hauck in 1998, and now serves as Senior Vice President, Technology and Business Development. Jack is responsible for Hauck’s product development, design engineering, project engineering and service departments. His responsibility in business development is to look for new markets and future trends of our industry, which he finds to be an exciting part of his work. After rejoining IHEA in 1998, Jack accepted the Chairmanship of the newly formed Education Committee. This committee has the demanding duty to carry on the great IHEA tradition of bringing the latest technology from an industry perspective to our customers in support of our individual company’s own initiatives. Resurrecting and updating the “Home Study Course”, first authored by IHEA people in the “70’s, will be a great service to all our members and their customers worldwide. This committee has the potential to develop additional revenue sources for IHEA through seminars and other activities that will have value to our members and their customers. IHEA has an incredible base of technological competence within the IHEA group from which to draw and IHEA has the opportunity to now share it with a truly global community.

Ted Jablkowski, P.E., Chair, Safety Standards & Codes Ted is a graduate of Newark College of Engineering with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a licensed Professional Engineer. He has worked for North American Manufacturing Co., Ltd. for 25+ years specializing in industrial combustion applications. Ted’s current position is Eastern Regional Manager for North American, managing a technical sales staff delivering high quality combustion solutions. Ted became North American’s representative to IHEA in 1999 and joined IHEA’s Safety Standards & Codes Committee, becoming chair in 2002. Ted serves as IHEA’s representative to the NFPA 86 Technical Committee, first as an Alternate and then as a Principal Member. In 2005, he was accepted as a Principal Member of the NFPA 85 Technical Committee on Fundamentals of Combustion System Hazards. The SS&C committee’s primary focus is on the SS&C seminar and the development of proposals to NFPA 86. Many on the committee feel there is power in speaking with one voice in terms of implementing changes to the NFPA 86 Standard. They also feel our annual seminar is an important asset. In short, while the SS & C committee does have more on its plate, the central contributions of this committee is advocacy to NFPA 86 and the educational opportunities to our membership and the industry. If these areas are of interest to you, Ted encourages you join the SS & C committee.

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Mario Ciampini, Chair, Government Relations Mario Ciampini is President and CEO of Ipsen International, Inc. in Rockford, Illinois. In addition, Mario is President of LINAC Holdings, Inc., a member of the Board of Directors for LOI, Inc., and Chairman of Hauck Manufacturing Company. All of the above companies are subsidiaries of Rurhgas Industries GmbH, Essen, Germany. Mario has recently been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center for Heat Treating Excellence (CHTE), an alliance between the industrial sector and university researchers to collaboratively address short-term and long-term R&D needs of the heat treating industry. Mario is a past President of IHEA. He currently serves as chair of the Government Relations Committee. The Government Relations committee promotes the interest of the Process Heating Industry through interaction with legislative bodies and government agencies at the federal level, and to inform and educate IHEA members with regards to pending legislation, regulations and opportunities for partnership programs. Several initiatives evolving from the GR committee include the U.S. Department of Energy/Office of Industrial Technologies and IHEA joint development of the DOE-Department of Energy/IHEA Roadmap of Industrial Heat Processing. Other current initiatives involve Department of Commerce (DOC), Environmental Protection agency (EPA), and lobbying for product liability, medical cost containment and trade barriers. The Association is also working with OIT under an Allied Partnership Program. The Committee provides support of the DOE “Process Heating Advisory Committee” which was formed by DOE and IHEA to meet specific needs of user companies in heat processing technology. To learn more about this committee please contact Mario.

Gary Metzger, Chair, IRED Gary works for ITW BGK Finishing Systems in Blaine, Minnesota as a Sales Engineer. He is responsible for sales of Electric Infrared Curing Systems for the Industrial and Automotive Industries. Gary recently became the IRED Chair and he feels the primary goal of the group is to provide accurate technology information and educational sources for End Users. Gary joined the IRED Committee to be a part of a group of peers that promotes IR to the industry. Part of this promotion is to educate the industry about the technology and its uses. He believes his group of peers/competitors and industry partners will work together to promote the IR technologies. This will in turn give confidence to end users that they are working with ethical and technology leaders who will provide the best solution with other industry partners for their needs. If this appeals to you and believe you may have something to offer please consider joining this committee.

Arthur Russo, Chair, Operational Information Art works for Seco/Warwick Corporation in Meadville, PA as Chief Financial Officer. He has been with Seco/Warwick since March 1992. Art’s job includes handling the all financial aspects for the company. Generally this includes dealing with many outside professional groups as well as lawyers, insurance brokers, accountants, and bankers. Art agreed to serve as the operational information committee chair after being approached by John Cole and Jeff Boswell. Art was familiar with the work of this committee as he served as its chair earlier. The main purpose of the committee is to complete meaningful reports. The committee routinely completes quarterly new order and shipment reports, as well as various salary surveys, fringe benefits surveys, and other general surveys. This group has the capability to complete any survey the organization deems appropriate. This committee has worked hard to improve data input and data output, but still needs greater participation from the IHEA membership. This is one of the main committee objectives besides putting out quality, timely reports. Art enjoys working with figures as well as working with others. Art encourages you to come out and try this committee. You may like what they do and the Operational Information committee needs your participation.

Donna Stelman, Chair, Program Planning Donna is the Vice-President of Ajax Electric Company and performs all administrative functions for the company, as well as overseeing all accounting activities, human resources, quality control, purchasing, spare parts, and manufacturing. She has been with Ajax for 16 years, the last 7 years as Vice-President. Donna will serve as Chair of the Program Planning Committee and she hopes to bring some added benefits to the programs while keeping the fees within reach for the members. The last couple years have been quite a change in focus for IHEA and she notes we have attracted new members. Donna felt the need to get involved because she was excited to take IHEA into the future making certain that our programs do not shortchange our commitment to quality. Donna notes her interest and commitment to IHEA is because of the added benefits, Ajax, as a small company cannot reach on its own - united we stand. She hopes to produce programs that will attract many, be current, and relevant to our industry and address the needs and concerns of the members of IHEA. If we can do this, they will come back for more.

After meeting these folks you find a common thread – yes, there is worked involved, but their efforts have been outweighed by what they have received in return. Please contact the IHEA office with any general questions or comments. For specific follow-up with one of the committees we listed each chair’s email address. Join a committee today!

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Letter From the Robert C. Onan, Sr. Family to IHEA Members Ladies and Gentlemen: The Ridges Sanctuary, in Baileys Harbor, WI has just informed us of your gift in memory of my father, Robert C. Onan, Sr. We thank you for this generosity. The Ridges Sanctuary has been, since 1941, a part of our family’s culture. It has been a land preservation and ecological conservator and educator throughout Door County. Your gift will help perpetuate the Ridges’ mission and values. IHEA was a large part of my father and Waukee’s business life. He always felt IHEA returned much more than he gave to the organization. IHEA’s honoring him, in Hawaii, several years ago was a highlight of his later years and an inspiring memory for all of us. He loved his ring, wore it proudly and enjoyed telling everyone about it. I hope Waukee’s relationship with IHEA is mutually beneficial for a long time. Best regards, Gail and Bob Onan

Protherm Celebrates 20 Years In Business IHEA member, Process Thermal Dynamics Inc. (PROTHERM), located in Brandon, MN, was started in 1985 by Bob Beattie as a manufacturer of electric infrared heaters. PROTHERM has expanded their capabilities to include the manufacture of conveyorized and add-on oven systems, serving many different industries worldwide. PROTHERM’s product line of 7 types of long and medium wavelength electric infrared heaters and their custom design capabilities has brought them customers from around the globe, most recently serving customers in China, Australia, England and the Czech Republic. PROTHERM thanks their employees, most of whom have more than 10 years of service, for making PROTHERM the business that it is today. ■

Alcoa Updates Davenport Works With a Seco/Warwick Plate Aging Furnace Alcoa is updating their Davenport, Iowa facility with the recent purchase of a new Seco/Warwick Age

IRED Handbook to Debut at COATING 2005 Show in Indianapolis The IRED Handbook will debut this fall at COATING 2005 Show. IRED members will staff the IHEA booth on the show floor and promote IHEA and the newly published IRED handbook. The COATING 2005 Show is in Indianapolis this September 19-22 at the Indiana Convention Center. IHEA is a supporting sponsor of this show. More information about the show can be found online at or my calling 513-624-9988. IHEA is a Supporting Sponsor of COATING 2005. ■

Oven to process 230,000 pound (104,326 kilogram) loads of aluminum plate products. This new order is the second Seco/Warwick Aging furnace in the Davenport plant; the first unit has been in operation since 1999. ■

Eurotherm Adds Direct Printing Option to 5000 Series Data Acquisition Units Eurotherm announced that a new option to their 5000 Series Data Acquisition Units will allow both electronic data and a paper record. The new option will to print directly from the 5000 to an ASCII printer. Applications such as batches, and regulatory compliance in the pharmaceutical, or heat treating industries where electronic visualization, and archiving of data is preferred, but some form of paper record is required can now be satisfied. Data can be viewed locally and remotely on a color touch screen. The data is archived on non-volatile flash memory, as well as removable memory, and on two networked servers. And now, data can be printed directly to an ASCII printer as well. ■

Eclipse Donates to Tsunami Relief Fund Doug Perks, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Eclipse, Inc. announced that the company and its employees have pledged $23,000 in aid to assist with Tsunami disaster relief. This pledge was a combined donation collected from Eclipse employees worldwide with a matching company donation. Eclipse has many friends and business partners in the South Asia region. Mr. Perks thanked employees saying, “Although the victims may not recognize, at this moment, the time and money committed by the Eclipse family, what we have done will have significance in helping them over the long term.” ■

Eurotherm Appoints New Director Focusing on Application Specific Engineering Services Eurotherm announced the appointment of Tom Scheck as Director of Eurotherm Flexible Solutions. Mr. Scheck will focus on increasing Eurotherm’s value to both sales partners and customers through the promotion of application specific engineering, services and training. He has been with Eurotherm for 17 years where his previous role was System Product Sales Manager. ■

Fall Business Conference Please plan to join us on November 1 in Indianapolis for our next IRED meeting. Please note this is the day before the rest of the Fall Business Conference begins on November 2. This will allow those that wish to attend the IRED meeting to also attend other committee meetings on the 2nd. All IHEA members are welcome. ■

IRED Promotion Look for more IRED Q&A columns written collectively by IRED members in both Powder Coating magazine and Industrial Paint and Powder magazine. ■

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Safety Standards Seminar The Safety Standards Seminar returned to the Greater Chicago area this past May 2-3. There were 25 attendees to this seminar where they learned the latest from the experts in the field of industrial safety at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. ■

Long Time Past Member Dies It is with sadness that IHEA informs its members of the death of Otto A. Andreae, age 92 on March 19. Otto founded Therma-Tron-X Inc. with Rusty Sherman in Sturgeon Bay, WI in 1971. That business is still held in the Andreae family, being run by Otto’s son Brad, and grandsons Brad and Chad. Andreae was an active member of the Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club, as well as many other community groups. Therma-Tron-X Inc. was also a member of IHEA for many years. ■

Mark Your Calendars for the 77th Annual Meeting

Please plan to join us April 19 - 22, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL just north of Naples for our 77th Annual Meeting. Look for more details to follow before the end of the year. ■

2004 Audit Report The 2004 outside audit of IHEA financial records is complete and a copy of the audit report was sent to each voting representative. Please contact Andy Goyer at IHEA with any questions or comments. ■

New IHEA Mailing Address Please note the new mailing address listed on the cover of this newsletter for IHEA. The new address is P.O. Box 54172, Cincinnati, OH 45254-0172. The phone and fax numbers remain the same. ■

Elections Congratulations to our slate of officers for the 2005 – 2006 calendar year: President – Steve Fruth; First Vice-President – Brian Russell; Second VicePresident – John Clarke; Treasurer – Virgus Volertas. We also have two new Board members - Jim Kellogg of Vacuum Furnace Systems Corp. and John Searle, Eurotherm Controls / Barber-Colman. Max Hoetzl, John Clarke and Virgus Volertas were re-elected to second terms on the board. ■

Our Thanks IHEA wishes to thank outgoing Board members Mario Ciampini of Ipsen International, Inc. and John Cole of Kolene Corp. for their years of dedicated service to our association. Both served as Presidents of IHEA and the membership owes them both a tremendous debt of gratitude. Thank Mario and John! ■

NAM Offers Guidebook to its Members Skyrocketing petroleum and natural gas prices have highlighted the need for greater energy efficiency from America’s manufacturing plants and offices. To that end the Council of Manufacturing Associations, a division of the National Association of Manufacturers, has made The Energy Efficiency, Water and Waste-Water Reduction Guidebook for Manufacturers, available to all NAM members. It can also be viewed online at no cost at ■

Get Energy Data E-Mailed to You — Free The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. EIA provides policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA has four types of information available online for companies whose bottom line is significantly impacted by their use of energy: energy data, analyses, forecasts and descriptive information, which gives details on each of its products. EIA provides e-mail notification about updated data in these areas and newly released reports. Sign up at ■

Looking Ahead to the Next Newsletter Please forward news items or article features you wish to have considered for insertion to Matt Berlage, the newsletter editor, by mail or via email to Consider having your PR department add Matt to your regular press releases. In addition to our regular news items, the next issue of the newsletter will feature reviews of the Combustion Seminar and Fall Business Conference along with a 2006 Annual Meeting Preview. ■

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he 2005 IHEA Combustion Seminar and Exposition will be October 31 - November 1, at the downtown Indianapolis Marriott, in Indianapolis, IN. All members will receive information about exhibiting soon and registration brochures will mail later this summer. Visit our website: or call IHEA for additional details. Indianapolis Marriott Downtown



gain, IHEA, in an effort to maximize attendance and minimize travel costs to members will host the Fall Business Conference immediately following the conclusion of the Combustion Seminar. Just like the Combustion Seminar, the Fall Business Conference will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott. The 2005 Conference is scheduled for November 2 and will conclude with an evening dinner at the NCAA Hall of Champions. More details will follow to all members, but a tentative agenda can be found now online on our website. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for a great meeting in Indianapolis. NCAA Hall of Champions will host a dinner at the FBC