President’s Message October 2016

Dear PSCT Members,

I would like to thank the 56 golfers and over 26 business sponsors who attended and supported the September Golf Outing. I would like to also extend a large thank you to Sam Puglisi for organizing the event and Cedarbrook for hosting. Without this event, we would not be able to support our future scholarship recipients!

As a reminder, please keep checking the PSCT newsletter to stay current with any updates regarding the Hiram P. Ball Memorial Scholarship and STEM grant. The PSCT Board and Scholarship Committee have been hard at work making some changes to requirements and giving the application a fresh look. Tom Van Kuren, the Scholarship Committee chair, is still looking for committee members. If you are interested in participating in the Scholarship Committee please contact Tom at
I also would like to thank Josh Mathes of KaMin for presenting at the September meeting. Josh’s discussion on kaolin clay and its uses as a TiO2 extender was very informative. Utilizing a drawing of Pangea, Josh even showed us how kaolin clay deposits formed in the locations we find them today!

Spots to speak at our PSCT meetings this year are rapidly filling. If you have thought about sharing your expertise with us, this year would be a great opportunity! Our second speaker this year is Dr. Gary Horacek of Troy Chemical who will be presenting at our October meeting on “Preservative Challenges and Strategies for Green Coatings”.
I would also like to announce that for the December meeting this year, we are again planning on doing an event at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Last year, this was a very popular event in which attendees made some great glass ornaments. Please continue to check the monthly newsletter for more information on this upcoming event.

The second meeting this year is scheduled at Roland’s in the Strip District for October 10th. The address for Roland’s is 1904 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. I look forward to seeing you there.

Kenneth Cutler
PSCT President 2016-2017

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