90th Fall Meeting
September 21-22, 2021
IN PERSON Event
Official Representatives & Alternates:
This is the final reminder for reservations for the 2021 CEMA Fall Meeting which will be held September 21-22, 2021, with a Tuesday through Wednesday Schedule at the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel. The 2021 CEMA Fall Meeting WILL BE IN PERSON!
Attending the Fall Meeting will qualify your company for the 25% Meeting discount off of the membership dues.
Please fill out a registration form for each company representative attending. The registration form is provided in the link below.
DEADLINE FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS IS:
To encourage member companies to send more than one representative, CEMA offers a reduced registration fee when more than one representative attends from the same company. The first representative will be $450, additional attendees from the same company will be $400 each.
CEMA will coordinate your room reservation request with the hotel. The Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel is located right at the airport. You are able to walk from the terminal into the hotel.
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m., checkout time is 12:00 p.m. A 17.4% local room tax will be added to your bill.
All room reservation requests must be received by CEMA no later than Friday August 27th. After this date, the block of rooms we are holding will be released. We cannot guarantee room reservations after Friday, August 27th.
In the event that you have to cancel, a substitute from your company may attend in your place. To receive a refund (less a $100 service charge), please notify us of your cancellation in writing no later than noon on September 7th, 2021. No refunds will be issued for cancellation after that time.
Please inform CEMA headquarters if you need to cancel your room reservation. Those canceling a room reservation less than 48 hours of their arrival date will be charged a cancellation fee by the hotel of one night’s lodging.
Cook County, which includes the city of Chicago and the O’Hare Airport, has reinstituted the indoor mask mandate beginning Friday August 20, 2021. It covers all people age 2 and older, vaccinated or not. We will continue to monitor the requirements and update you as we learn more.
To register and pay to attend this meeting, click on the following link:
We look forward to receiving your registration form and to your participation in the Fall Meeting in September.
Schedule at a glance
CEMA Summary Of Meetings
Engineering Planning Committee
Chair: Naylu Garces, CEMA
-Purpose: Plan details for next year’s engineering conference, discuss this past years performance to determine if changes need to be made to the schedule.
-Value: Provide you as a company the opportunity to discuss any additions or deletions you would like to see, along with being part of determining what your engineers will be working on.
Chair: Paul Schmidgall, Superior Industries, Inc.; Vice-Chair: Andrew Hustrulid, Shaw Almex Industries, LTD.
-Purpose: Develop, maintain and provide safety information for CEMA Idlers and the development of the CEMA Idler Standards. Provide uniform industry standards for system design groups and the owners/operators of the felt conveyor systems.
-Value: Provide your companies input through development and modification of Idler products to ensure unity within the industry.
Chair: Jerry Heathman, Precision Pulley & Idler Co. (PPI)
-Purpose: Provide a mix of business and social events to maximize networking opportunities at CEMA meetings. Recommend meeting venues and speakers for the Board of Directors to consider.
-Value: Create a program to enhance the meeting experience by providing increased value to all attendees. Review prior programs and adjust program content as needed.
CO-Chairs: Chris Doyle, SEW-EURODRIVE; Jimmy Swiger, Martin Sprocket & Gear;
Vice-Chair: Kimberly MacLaren, CEMA
-Purpose: Membership – Bring relevant conveyor equipment manufacturers and technical companies into the CEMA organization.
Marketing – Create interest and intrigue of potential new members. Drive Sales and distribution of CEMA Publications and Standards to the conveyor market.
-Value: Learn about who our industry consists of and contribute to the integrity and growth of the overall CEMA organization.
Conveyor Chain/Sprocket Section
Acting-Chair: Jeremy Fogo, PEER Chain; Vice-Chair: VACANT
-Purpose: Provide the most current chain information available within the industry and represent all types of conveyor chain, i.e. drag, engineered, plastic, wire belt, etc.
-Value: Develop a standardized and effective ability to identify chain products and chain condition that best fit the needs of member organizations and end user application requirements.
Joint Screw Conveyor/Bucket Elevator Section
Chair: Andy Blanchard, Syntron Material Handling, LLC; Vice-Chair: Johnny Wheat, 4B Components, LTD.
-Purpose: Provide the most current up to date information for the industry through standards, technical reports, best practices, and address any current industry needs.
-Value: Be involved in a section that is working on industry standards (i.e. 300, 350, etc.), technical reports, best practices, and bringing value to the screw/bucket elevator conveyor industry through engineering efforts.
Chair: Benjamin Brewer, Douglas Manufacturing Co., Inc.; Vice-Chair: Jeff Ellis, Precision Pulley & Idler Co. (PPI)
-Purpose: Review, revise, update, establish standards and product safety that assist member companies and/or users to accurately select/evaluate pulleys for their application.
-Value: Enable the user to establish accurate criteria for selection and application of the product.
General Bulk Handling Section
Chair: Robert Welker, Argonics, Inc.; Vice-Chair: VACANT
-Purpose: Provide the most current ‘Business and Labor Trends’ in the conveyor industry and to provide direction to other CEMA sections.
-Value: Be involved in a committee that is reviewing current industry trends and providing direction to other working sections.
Unit Handling Conveying Section
Chair: Derrick Shelton, Ralphs-Pugh Co., Inc., Vice-Chair: Rich Kosik, Itoh Denki USA
-Purpose: Provide the most current discussion on the ‘Business and Labor Trends’, and additional industry related topics for this portion of the industry.
-Value: Development of standards & technical reports addressing topics that are affecting this portion of the industry.
Government Affairs Committee
Chair: Tamara Thimmel, Bryant Products
-Purpose: Provide you with Legislature and Bill activity that affect our industry and provide CEMA (our members) about our concerns.
-Value: Having active involvement in the Bills that are being presented to Legislature.