March 9th, 2016


Wednesday 9th, March 2016

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” Against the Grain Restaurant

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

Wheelift Transporters

Topic: Mr. Craig Schmeiser, Wheelift Program Manager for the Doerfer Companies will explain the technology behind Wheelift Transporters and how they’re being used to transport NASA’s new SLS rocket as part of the quest to send man to Mars.

Speaker: Craig Schmeiser is a registered Professional Engineer living in Cedar Falls. In the years since receiving his BSME degree from the University of Iowa in 1973, Craig has designed cranes for Link Belt, excavators for John Deere and for the past thirty years has worked for the Doerfer Companies’ Iowa location. The past ten years have focused on the development of Doerfer’s Wheelift heavy load transporters.

Tour: We will be touring Wheelift’s facility located east of the Waterloo Airport where you will be able to see Wheelift transporters in action.

Program Chair: Gary Dorhout

Meal: Grilled & Sliced Sirloin (flat iron), with Sauce Chimmichurri.

Price: $18.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)


Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Location: “Against The Grain” Restaurant, Cedar Falls Clarion Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations can be made 2 ways:

1. : (preferred)

2. Cell Phone number (319-240-1218)

Please indicate if you are NOT having dinner with us when making a reservation. Please also provide the names of any guests so that nametags can be ready for them.

Please make reservations by 4:00 PM, Monday 7, March 2016. Guests are always welcome.

Note: Checks to purchase meals from the Clarion Inn should be made out to “Clarion Inn.”

Dues: Member 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:

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”