It was great to see everyone at the Oktoberfest meeting. We had a great turnout, delicious food and much support from our sponsors. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the co-sponsors for their support: Chicago Cooling Tower, Imbert International, Infrared Inspections, Meilner Mechanical, Restore Restoration, Schneider Electric, and The Hill Group. We had an overwhelming show of support for this yearâ€™s meeting and I am very grateful for their dedication to the organization.Â
The next meeting will be held at Mobile Airâ€™s facility in Glendale Heights on November 14th. Please make note that the November meeting will be a week earlier than normal due to the Thanksgiving holiday. I look forward to seeing everyone there.
The cooler temperatures indicate that winter isnâ€™t far away. I trust everyone has had their boilers appropriately serviced and maintained throughout the summer and fall seasons. By practicing good operations and maintenance checks on your boilers and other equipment, you can extend the life of your systems and prevent rapid deterioration. This preventative maintenance can also save you money in the long run because your equipment will run more efficiently.Â
This is also the time to begin stocking up on winter materials such as salt and snow removal equipment. Chicago weather never ceases to surprise me, whether we have 80 degree days in March or two feet of snow in November, it is our job as Chief Engineers to be prepared for anything so as to keep the occupants of our buildings as safe and comfortable as possible.Â
There are a lot of responsibilities we have as Chief Engineers, but the Chief Engineers Association is here to provide all the necessary resources to make our jobs run as smoothly as possible. Remember to utilize your Quick Shoppers to find Associate members to assist in any maintenance needs. They are the top in their industries and their services are right at our fingertips.Â
I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy time with you family, friends and loved ones.Â
Joseph Weber Jr.Â