April Monthly SME Tour – DMAX

When: 4/19/17

Where: DMAX Plant in Moraine

Time: 6:00-8:00

Who: Preregistered Members


Springfield SME Tour – Airstream

DATE:            Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SUBJECT:     Tour of Airstream

WHERE:         419 West Pike Street
Jackson Center, OH 45334-0629
Phone: 877-596-6111

WHEN:      10:00 A.M. is tour start time.  We will meet in
front of Springfield Mall by the Cinema at 8:15
A.M. for anyone that wants to carpool.

LUNCH:      Local Restaurant.

RESERVATIONS:    Call in your reservation to
Larry Borders 937-521-5342.
Or Email: larry.borders@mcgregormetal.com
By Monday, March 20, 2017.




Everything that Wally Byam got in his life was through his own
hard work and perseverance. Wally graduated from Stanford
in 1921, and if his family helped him pay for it, there’s no
record of it. It’s believed that he paid for college by working
several jobs. During the school year Wally would work in
concessions for Stanford football and basketball games, and
he was the house manager at his Sigma Chi fraternity. It’s
believed that in the summers, he earned money working as a
sailor, and that time spent on the sea fostered Wally’s love
of travel and of experiencing the world, and also inspired some
of Airstream’s early designs.


In 1929, Wally Byam built the world’s first Airstream trailer. It started out as a tent contraption that he built on a Model T chassis, but it wasn’t a lot of fun in the rain (and Wally’s first wife Marion wasn’t a fan). So he replaced the tent with a teardrop-shaped permanent shelter – and added a stove and ice chest, too. It was easy to tow and caught the eye of other travelers, so much so that enough people asked Wally about it for him to decide it might be “a pretty good business to get into.” Good thing he did!

SME Chapter 76 Meeting – January 17


SUBJECT: Tour of Community Tissue Services

A tour of the Community Tissue Services’ new state-of-the-art Center offering a built-in educational component that includes displays with interactive graphics.

  • WHERE:  2900 College Drive.  Kettering, OH. 45420
  • WHEN: 6:00 pm
  • DINNER: Local restaurant
  • COST: No cost for tour

RESERVATIONS: Call Larry Borders at: 937-521-5342 Or E-mail larry.borders@mcgregormetal.com by Monday January 16, 2017.

Please plan to join us for the Tour of Community Tissue Services.

A tour of the Community Tissue Services’ new state-of-the-art Center offers a built-in educational component that includes displays with interactive graphics.

Staff members of Community Tissue Services comprise more than 300 professionals whose passion is to positively affect lives and practice good stewardship of the gift.

Community Tissue Services has a national network of distribution locations that allows for quick and efficient delivery.  Each location keeps a strategic level of grafts on hand for emergency situations.

Recap From Student Night

On November 2nd we had our annual student night at the Helix Center located on University of Dayton’s Campus. The night was a success having right around 50 people in attendance including students, parents, and teachers from Centerville, Kettering Fairmont, and Chaminade Julienne.

First, Josh Cramer spoke about the SME in the student level and the job market in the future. Next, Ken Monnier spoke about Emerson Climate Technologies and the innovations they are doing with the Helix Center and then we broke into groups for a tour. This was very impressive.
20161102_182100We would like to thank everyone for helping to make this happen including: Josh Cramer from the SME, Ken Monnier and everyone at Emerson Climate Technologies for allowing us to use their facility.