Spring Meeting 2024

The combined meeting

of Clemson University’s National Brick Research Center (NBRC),

will take place June 17 – 19, 2024

in Oklahoma City, OK.

Schedule of Events

Monday June 17

  • Registration 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Hospitality Suite 6 – 10 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18

  • Registration 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • National Brick Research Center Meeting 8 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch on own 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Technical Session 1 – 5 p.m.
  • SW Section Business Meeting 5 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Suppliers’ mixer 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Hospitality Suite 7:30 – 10 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19

  • Plant Tours 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Reception 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Banquet 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Hospitality Suite 8:30 – 10 p.m.

Venue

Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel
1 N. Broadway Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102 United States
 

Technical Program 

Neil Kline, Acme Brick, “New Technology in Dehacking at Elgin, Texas”

John Sanders, National Brick Research Center, Clemson University, “A Primer on Efflorescence”

Bryce Switzer, Vibrantz Minerals, “Color Forecasting/Product Development”

Hector Llamas, Acme Brick, “Acme’s New Birmingham Dehacker”

Nate Huygen, National Brick Research Center, Clemson University, “Fired Clay Brick Microstructural Evolution – Tracking the Effect of Firing Temperature using Micro X-Ray Fluorescence, X-Ray Diffraction and Phase Mapping”

Houston Walker, Red River Brick/General Shale Brick Company, “New Setting Machine – Denver Plant”

Bob Belden, Belden Brick Company, “Plant 4 Upgrade”

Max DeGregory, Glen-Gery, “Laser Particle Size Analyzer”

Mike Rixner, Brampton Brick, “Human Organizational Performance (HOP) – It’s not just a bunny thing…”

Nathan Fields, Endicott Clay Products, “Settling for More: Water Clarification Additive”

Kevin Hill, Acme Brick, “Staying Current with Plant Technology”

Clément Cadier, Direxa Engineering, “The New Austral Bricks Plant 2 Kiln by Direxa Engineering – the limits are being pushed further”

Plant Tours

  • Red River Brick, Union City
  • Acme Brick, Oklahoma City