November 10th, 2010


      Meeting Notice

Wednesday   10  Nov  2010


Cedar Falls Holiday Inn (River City Bistro Restaurant)


    Topic:   Swagelok Products - Using Large Diameter Tubing & Mechanical Grip Type Fittings  vs. Traditional  Methods in Sizes Over 1 inch diameter


Swagelok is a $1.3 Billion privately held International Company of 4,000 employees

that manufactures high quality tubing, compression tube fittings, hoses, 

filters, regulators, gages, valves, valve actuators and many additional items.  Founded

 in 1947, its headquarters is in Solon, Ohio. 


Presenters:  Tim Coleman & Rod Miller

Tim is the Director of Technical Sales & Marketing and has been with the Swagelok Company for over 34 years and has held a variety of positions in Sales & Marketing. He has held positions at the corporate level and as a Swagelok Distributor for 15 years in Chicago. The last 8 years he has been with Swagelok- Kansas City with his primary role being Project and Key Account Management. Tim likes to spend his downtime riding street bikes and working out.


Rod is an Iowa native and a UNI grad.  He has been the Senior Swagelok rep for Eastern Iowa since 1997 with extensive experience in gas handling, Sanitary & hydraulic applications.  Rod is married and has four children. 


Program Chair: Gary Dorhout


Price for meal: $14.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)

Time: Social period: 6:00 P.M. Dinner: 6:30 P.M. at River City Bistro Restaurant, Cedar Falls Holiday Inn,  5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.


Dinner Reservations: Contact Jim Garrett via phone (319) 233-3052 or email  or Verlyn Knief via phone (319) 230-2429 or email  by 3:00 PM  Monday 8 Nov  2010.   Leave name and message on answering machine. You can also do a “reply” to the writer as well.  Guests are welcome, please make a reservation.  Indicate if special dinner preparations are necessary. 

Dues: Dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St.,  Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting.   E-mail