March 13th, 2019


Wednesday 13th, March 2019

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” Against the Grain Restaurant

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

Aspects of Heat Treatment in Firearms

Topic: The act of discharging a firearm is inherently damaging to the unit itself. Also, operators rely on firearms to perform properly under adverse conditions. With these things in mind, manufacturers employ various heat treatments to firearm components.This presentation will review certain technologies aimed at protecting and improving forearm performance via heat treatment.

Speaker: Vasko Popovski, Regional Sales Manager at Advanced Heat Treat Corp., has over 26 years of experience in heat

treatment, metallurgy and engineering. Vasko received a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. He also has Master of Arts degree in Technology from Kent State University and an MBA from Waynesburg University. Vasko is a licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He has published numerous technical papers and chaired multiple industry committees.

In his free time Vasko enjoys spending time with his family. He enjoys trap shooting, live music of any kind, live theater and live sporting events. He also thinks it’s important to be among people in our digital age.

Program Chair: Mikel Woods

Meal: Plated Dinner. includes rolls with butter, coffee, tea and milk.

Caesar salad, Grilled Salmon with candied lemon pepper glaze, Steamed broccoli, Au gratin potatoes, Pound cake with berries and whipped cream

Price: $20.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)

The Clarion has requested that we collect cash for the meal and not checks. “Cash Please” ☺


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 by emailing:


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 noon, Monday 11 March 2019. Guests are always welcome.

Dues: Member dues of $20.00 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”.