Short Courses

Oil Mill Operators Short Course

82nd Oil Mill Operators Short Course

April 6-8, 2014

Memphis, TN


Food Protein R&D Center at Texas A&M
Extraction and Protein Technologies Program
and the
International Oil Mill Superintendents Association


Register by Fax or Mail | Register Online



Sunday, April 6, 2014

             Registration       3:00pm - 5:00pm, Hotel Atrium

             Mixer                  5:00pm - 6:30pm, Hotel bar

                                       Evening sponsored by Buhler, Inc.


Monday, April 7, 2014, Hotel Conference Room

07:30AM     Continental Breakfast

08:00AM     "Introduction to course"

                                  - Rich Clough, Food Protein R&D Center, College Station, TX, (979) 862.2262

08.15AM     "Keynote Address "

                                  - Paul Hankey and Associates, Inc., Estill, SC, (803) 943.8248

09:00AM     "Importance of proper insulation and refractory "

                                  - Mike Davis - Insulation and Refractories Services, Inc., Memphis, TN, (901) 522.4300

09:45AM     Break

10:15AM     "Recruiting"

                                  - Warren Barnes - Frazier, Barnes and Associates., Memphis, TN, (901) 725.7258

11:00AM     " Personnel "

                                  - Jerry Rich - Smith, Brown and Jones, LLC., Witchita, KS, (316) 425.5695

11:45AM     Lunch - Co-sponsored by Creason Corrugating Co.

1:00PM       Tours - Bus Provided

    • Plant Maintenance Service Corporation
    • Second tour TBA
    • Gibson Guitar Factory

04:30PM     Return to Hotel

Evening special event - Co-sponsored by by Crown Iron Works - Twins baseball game – hosting LA Angels of Anaheim


Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Hotel Conference Room

07:30AM    Continental Breakfast

08:00AM     "Preventive maintenance and beyond " 

                                  - Terry Harris - Reliable Process Solutions, Sidney, OH, (937) 371.1644

09:00AM     "Cracking and flaking mill roll maintenance "

                                  - Art Creason - Creason Corrugating Co., Chattanooga, TN, (423) 629.5532

09:45AM     Break

10:00AM     "Industrial Transmissions"

                                   - Marty Rykard - Sumitoma/Hansen, Verona, VA, (318) 368.4438

10:45AM    " Quality control"

                                   - Tom Sliffe- Perten Instruments, Inc., Springfield, IL, (217) 836.7007

11:45PM     Summer Convention Update

                                   - IOMSA President Denver Hance, Valley Co-Op Oil Mill, Harlingen, TX, (956) 425.4545

12:00PM     Adjourn


General Information
This day and a half course will cover a wide variety of topics associated with oilseed processing plant operations.  The goal is to present the tools and information needed to improve operations by increasing efficiency, and optimizing human and plant assets.


The conference will be held at in

                                                    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

                                                    185 Union Avenue

                                                    Memphis, TN 38103

                                                    Ph. 901.528.1800

                                                    Fx. 901.528.3226



A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown for short course participants.  Room rates at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel are $99 + tax and RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2014. Please mention the Group CODE: Oil Mill Operators or OMO to receive the block rate.

                                                    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

                                                    185 Union Avenue

                                                    Memphis, TN 38103

                                                    Ph. 901.528.1800

                                                    Fx. 901.528.3226



Registration fee for the workshop is $150. See below for online registration or mail applications to:  

Food Protein R&D Center

Texas A&M University System

Texas Engineering Experiment Station

2476 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-2476


Contact Rich Clough ( or 979.862.2262) or Marcy Bundick, Short Course Coordinator ( or 979-845-2741) for additional course information or if you need assistance with registration.


Mailed applications should be accompanied by a check made out to TEES (Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station). You may also register and pay online at Because of the heavy demand for the limited short course spaces, registration fees are not refundable.  However, participating organizations will be allowed to send substitute personnel.


Sessions will be of an informal nature, and it is recommended all participants wear casual clothes. The course is entirely for the benefit of the registrants.  Questions and comments will be welcome at the end of each speaker’s presentation. The right to substitute speakers and change the schedule as necessary to expedite the course is reserved. Faxes for registrants may be addressed in care of “Oil Mill Operators Short Course” to (979) 845-2744.  Emergency calls may be made to the participants at 901.528.1800 during class hours.

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