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NWSCT November 2012 Newsletter

Our first meeting of the year was conducted at Cortec on November 13th. Thanks to all of the people at Cortec for hosting us. The speaker was Sel Avci of Elementis Specialties who presented a talk on the selection of rheology modifiers for waterborne coatings. Members can obtain a copy of this presentation by e-mailing a request to berickson@gmzinc.com.

Our next meeting of the 2012-2013 NWSCT year will be held on Tuesday, December 11th from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at HB Fuller, B Building located at 1200 Willow Lake Blvd, Vadnais Heights, MN (click here for campus map). This meeting includes lunch and the cost will be $15 per person for members and $20 per person for non-members if paid on our website using PayPal by Friday, December 7th and $20/$25 if paid thereafter. Registration is easy, just follow this link to register and pay for the meeting:    Monthly Meeting Registration

Please contact Wally Kesler (wkesler@valspar.com) if you plan to attend the meeting but will not be paying via PayPal so that we can get an accurate head count for lunch.

This month's talk will feature a discussion on "HAZCOM 2012 - Implementing the GHS in the US, (now what do I have to do?)". With impending changes in the classification, labeling and MSDS preparation for chemicals we will address the GHS topic. Presenting will be Anita Boldt from HB Fuller.

Anita has been employed by H.B. Fuller for 30 years in Analytical, IT, EHS and Product Regulatory roles. Currently she works in H.B. Fuller's Global Regulatory group with responsibility for MSDS and label authoring, product health and safety communications and customer support. Anita is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication and the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Upper Midwest Section. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of MN.

Meeting Agenda
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Location: HB Fuller
                 1200 Willow Lake Blvd
                  Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
10:30 - 11:30 am:         Executive Committee Meeting
11:30 - 1:30:                  Lunch and talk featuring Anita Boldt of HB Fuller

2012-2013 NWSCT Monthly Meeting Schedule
(Unless otherwise noted, all meetings held 2nd Tuesday of the Month)

  • December 11, 2012:Anita Boldt with HB Fuller on Hazcom 2012, Location: HB Fuller
  • January 8, 2013: Rich Scott of BYK Gardner on use of LED technology for paint testing equipment AND Michelle Rioux of Lonza/Arch will present on the changing requirements for biocides, Location: Valspar Corp
  • January 2013: Winter Outing. Date TBD
  • February 12, 2013:Speaker TBD
  • February 15, 2013: Texas Hold' Em Poker Tournament
  • March 12, 2013: Speakers TBD. Location: 3M
  • April 9, 2013: Education Symposium, Location: Valspar Corp.

The NWSCT would like to welcome the following new members to the society: Bridget Holmes, Ceramic Industrial Coatings; Katrina Geissler, ChemCeed; Rolly Enderes, ChemCeed; Brianna Denk, ChemCeed; Caryssa Berg, ChemCeed; Mel Enderes, ChemCeed; Connie Forehand, 3M; Judy Dow-Grant, 3M; Lesbia Giron, 3M; Maria Dillon, 3M; Keetra Muana, NuCoat; Marv Weiss, George C. Brandt.

We would like to remind you to pay your annual membership dues in order to remain an active member, continue to receive communications from the NWSCT and receive discounted fee for meeting luncheons. Membership dues can be paid via PayPal on our website (Membership Application/Renewal) or by filling out and sending the form from the Membership page to Sarah Oebser at the address found on the bottom of the form. Checks can be mailed to Sarah as well in lieu of Paypal.