October 12th, 2016


Wednesday 12th, October 2016

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” Against the Grain Restaurant

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

Technology in the Sign Industry

Topic: The role of technology in the sign industry will be highlighted. Topics of discussion will include lighting technology, electronic message centers, structural weld detailing, manufacturing advancements, improvements in equipment, and advancement in construction materials. Additional information will be presented on the skills and technologies that are being displaced as a result of the advancements in the industry

Speaker: Tom Nagle, Operations Director for Nagle Signs Inc. in Waterloo, obtained a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1998, and MS and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2003 and 2007. He is a registered PE in the State of Illinois and has worked at Caterpillar in Peoria, IL as a Test Engineer in powertrain research and development as well as working as a Research Assistant in the Newmark Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and a Structural Engineer for Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in Northbrook, IL.

Program Chair: James Stevenson

Meal: Plated Dinner: Grilled (flat iron) Sirlon. Cost: $18

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. : reservations@waterlootechnicalsociety.org (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 10 October 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: friendfamily@cfu.net

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