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Establishing a HACCP Program for the Feed Industry

April 14-17 in Manhattan, Kan. Presented by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), and Kansas State University's department of grain science and industry. The short course focuses on the development of a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan for all feed industry sectors of the feed industry, including feed mill managers, quality assurance personnel, and ingredient suppliers. Contact AFIA, 703-524-0810 (register@afia.org, www.afia.org).


Advanced and Emerging Technologies in Polymers and Coatings

April 15-17 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich. Conducted by the Coatings Research Institute. Advanced course covers advances in polymer science, nanotechnology applications, instrumental analysis, and characterization, and more. Course is recommended for current paint and coatings personnel, technical managers, and product leaders. Contact Bob Lahidji, 734-487-2040 (blahidji@emich.edu, www.emich.edu/cri).


Hot Topic: 2014 Version of NFPA 77 — Recommended Practice on Static Electricity

April 17 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST. Webinar. Presented by Chilworth. Webinar will review the changes in the 2014 NFPA 77 document and the rewritten recommendations for filling storage tanks, flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs), and web processing. Contact Victoria Jones, 609-799-4449 (safety-usa@chilworthglobal.com, www.chilworth.com).


Materials Handling I

April 21-May 23. Presented by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University distance education program. Five-week course is the first of a three-part series that focuses on grain and other dry bulk material flow characteristics and properties and how these affect equipment selection. Contact Chuck House, 952-928-4640 (chuck@geaps.com, www.geaps.com).


2014 ACCCI Spring Meeting

April 26-27 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Conducted by the American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute (ACCCI). Contact ACCCI, 202-452-7198 (information@accci.org, www.accci.org).


B&CMA 89th Annual Technical Conference

April 27-30 at The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Sponsored by the Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers' Association (B&CMA). Contact Kerry Kurowski, 443-545-1645 (kkurowski@thebcma.org, www.thebcma.org).


PaperCon 2014

April 27-30 in Nashville, Tenn. Presented by TAPPI. Contact TAPPI, 770-446-1400 (memberconnection@tappi.org, www.papercon.org).


ANTEC — The Plastics Conference

April 28-30 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Produced by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Contact Barbara Spain, 203-740-5418 (bspain@4spe.org, www.4spe.org).


Major Testing Techniques for Plastics: An Introduction

April 29-May 1 in New Orleans. Conducted by ASTM International. Course covers basic principles, techniques, and equipment for the most commonly used physical and analytical tests on polymeric materials, including mechanical properties, chemical analysis, combustibility, instrumental analysis, electrical properties, and thermal aging. Contact Marianne Erwin, 610-832-9686 (merwin@astm.org, www.astm.org).


The Art and Science of Industrial Mixing

April 29-May 1 at the Hilton Garden Inn–Chicago O'Hare in Chicago. Conducted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison department of engineering professional development. Course teaches mixing terminology and concepts and includes both physical and computer demonstrations of good and bad mixing. Contact Elaine M. Bower, 608-262-2061 (bower@engr.wisc.edu, http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu).


2014 World Conference on Quality and Improvement

May 5-7 in Dallas. Conducted by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Contact ASQ, 800-248-1946 (help@asq.org, http://wcqi.asq.org).


8th World Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Congress & Exhibition 2014

May 5-6 at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Organized by MCI Media Ltd. Contact MCI Media, +44-(0)-1628-820-046 (info@mcimedia.com, www.millenniumconferences.com).


Metallurgy of Steel for the NonMetallurgist

May 5-7 at ASM International headquarters in Materials Park, Ohio. Sponsored by ASM International <\#209> the Materials Information Society. Course covers the basics of steel metallurgy and delves into more advanced topics related to steel fabrication. Contact ASM International, 440-338-5151 (memberservicecenter@asminternational.org, www.asminternational.org).


Evaporators: Designing, Evaluating, and Operating

May 6-7 at the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, Wis. Conducted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison department of engineering professional development. Course provides information on choosing an evaporator for your application, ancillary systems, troubleshooting methods, and other related topics. Contact Elaine M. Bower, 608-262-2061 (bower@engr.wisc.edu, http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu).


FABTECH Mexico

May 6-8 at Centro Banamex in Mexico City. Cosponsored by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Colocated with AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico, and Coatech. Contact John Catalano, 313-425-3000 (jcatalano@sme.org, www.fabtechmexico.com).


Mfg4 — Manufacturing 4 the Future

May 6-8 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Produced by SME. Contact SME, 800-733-4763 (service@sme.org, www.sme.org).


2014 IMA–NA Spring Meeting

May 12-15 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Industrial Minerals Association–North America. Contact Chris Greissing, 202-457-0200 (chrisgreissing@ima-na.org, www.ima-na.org).


MMTS 2014 — Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show

May 12-14 at the Place Bonaventure in Montreal. Sponsored by SME. Contact SME, 800-733-4763 (service@sme.org, www.sme.org).


Composites Manufacturing 2014

May 13-15 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky. Sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Contact SME, 800-733-4763 (service@sme.org, www.sme.org).


ESTECH 2014 — IEST 60th Annual Technical Meeting

May 13-16 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio. Conducted by the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST). Contact IEST, 847-981-0100 (information@iest.org, www.iest.org).


2014 ChemStewards Regional Roundtable

May 14 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Philadelphia. Presented by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA). Contact Bridget Cusick, 202-721-4197 (chemstewards@socma.com, www.chemstewards.com).


Spring 2014 Relief Systems Design Course

May 15-16 at Fauske & Associates LLC in Burr Ridge, Ill. Vent sizing course curriculum covers a simple and cost-effective approach to relief system sizing, including reactive systems and two-phase flow considerations. Contact Lisa Karcz, 630-887-5232 (karcz@fauske.com, www.fauske.com).


PM2014 World Congress — 2014 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials

May 18-20 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Held in conjunction with AMPM — Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy Conference (May 18-20) and Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials Conference (May 18-22). Sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). Contact MPIF, 609-452-7700 (info@mpif.org, www.mpif.org).


118th Annual IAOM Conference & Expo

May 19-23 at the Omaha Hilton Hotel and CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. Sponsored by the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM). Contact IAOM, 913-338-3377 (info@iaom.info, www.iaom.info)


Pilot Plant and Laboratory Safety

May 19-21 at the Courtyard by Marriott Houston NASA/Clear Lake in Nassau Bay, Tex. Conducted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison department of engineering professional development. Course is for engineers and scientists involved in pilot plant and laboratory safety. Course examines ways to implement meaningful safety procedures, including reviews, inspections, and standards. Contact Elaine M. Bower, 608-262-2061 (bower@engr.wisc.edu, http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu).


Powders: Their Properties and Processing

May 19-21 in New Brunswick, N.J. Conducted by the Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA). Course covers the various properties of powdered solids relevant to developing and manufacturing products in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and allied industries, including the latest experimental techniques and equipment for evaluating powder properties. Contact CFPA, 732-613-4500 (info@cfpa.com, www.cfpa.com).


Dryer Maintenance: A Hands-On Approach

May 20-22 in Raleigh, N.C. Presented by Bühler Aeroglide. Course is a 2.5-day hands-on seminar for maintenance managers, maintenance personnel, and dryer operators. The course covers dryer maintenance best practices and troubleshooting. Contact Carolyn Gill, 919-278-2850 (carolyn.gill@buhlergroup.com, www.buhler.com).


Concrete Show Mexico

May 21-23 at Centro Banamex in Mexico City, Mexico. Organized by UBM México. Contact Maurilio Zertuche Garcia, +52-55-5284-2943 (maurilio.zertuche@ubm.com, http://concreteshowmexico.mx).


Design and Troubleshooting of the Granulated Product and Processes

May 22 in New Brunswick, N.J. Conducted by the Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA). Intensive 1-day course covers advanced topics in granulation, including high-shear and fluid-bed technologies, continuous manufacturing advances, roller compaction, and other topics. Contact CFPA, 732-613-4500 (info@cfpa.com, www.cfpa.com).


Materials Handling II

May 27-June 27. Presented by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University distance education program. Five-week course is the second of a three-part series that focuses on grain and other dry bulk material flow characteristics and properties and how these affect equipment selection. Contact Chuck House, 952-928-4640 (chuck@geaps.com, www.geaps.com).
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