SUSQUEHANNA SECTION NEWSLETTER ASME INTERNATIONAL DECEMBER 2001 DECEMBER MEETING JANUARY 2002 MEETING WILTON ARMETALE Patriot-News Printing he Susquehanna Section will have a T morning tour of the Wilton Armetale Press Plant Tour ome see the new Patriot-News foundry in Mount Joy. Those who wish to have breakfast together first will meet at the Country C press roll! It is a full color press Table Restaurant at 8 AM. See pages 3 & 4 for that can print 75,000 newspapers details. per hour with a color image on each page. _____________________________ See pages 5 & 6 for details. Chairman’s Message NEWSLETTER INDEX Greetings, Chairman’s Message Page 1 Season Meeting Schedule Page 1 Well, the new year is underway, and January Meeting Page 3 after a rocky start we have gotten into February Meeting Page 5 a groove for our meetings. Our tours Salary Survey Results Page 7 for ITT Engineered Valves and York Code of Ethics True/False Exam Page 8 International were exceptional, and Program Plan: 1999-2000 attendance was excellent, with almost Dec 12 Morning meeting Wilton fifty people showing up for each tour. Armetale, Mount Joy Special thanks are required to our Program Chairman, Steve Dohne, as well Jan 16 Patriot-News Printing Press as Joe Olson and Milton Leake, for Plant Tour their work on those tours and our Feb 21 Engineer’s Week Banquet upcoming ones. Holiday Inn Grantville In December, we will get an inside look Mar 19 Tech Talks Night, Messiah College at Wilton Armetale, whose foundry and finishing plant turn out beautiful April 17 Chromalloy plant tour, pewter-like bowls, plates, and other Lancaster decorative items. This is a rare day- May 22 Harley Davidson Plant tour, time tour, with a chance to meet for York breakfast before the 9 AM tour. This is a good opportunity to bring your ************************** spouse to a plant tour. I hope to see many of you there. PE REVIEW COURSE CANCELLED Our original January tour has fallen The Susquehanna Section PE victim to the events of September 11 Review Course was not able to be and its aftermath. We had scheduled a conducted this year because of tour of the Harrisburg General Mail (Continued on page 2) 1 insufficient enrollment. Our Federal Government Fellow thanks to those who did apply. Program Chairman’s Message (Continued) Facility before the anthrax scare ASME is accepting applications for the became a widespread problem. However, 2002-2003 Federal Government Fellow last week the Post Office cancelled all Program. This program, sponsored upcoming public tours and we were annually by the society since 1973, forced to find something quickly. I provides ASME members the opportunity think we did well in arranging a tour to work for one year with the staff of of the just-completed Patriot-News a congressional committee, U.S. Senator printing facility in Hampden township. or Representative, or the White House This $60 million plant and its Office of Science and Technology Policy 2,125,000 lb. state-of-the-art printing (OSTP). Congressional fellows press are sure to open some eyes. Read participate directly in the lawmaking more in the attached meeting notice. process and learn how the federal government operates. This provides Engineer’s Week is coming up next Congress with the necessary engineering February, and Central Pennsylvania expertise, and, at the end of the year, Engineers Week Council is encouraging a fellow’s employer has an engineer all member groups (like ASME) to with in-depth knowledge of provide a display at the Colonial Park congressional decision making mall for that week. The display should processes. The deadline for all increase public awareness of engineers applications is April 1, 2002. For and encourage young people to pursue more information, please call Larry engineering careers. I am looking for Kessler, or call Allian Pratt, at (202) volunteers who can help prepare this 785-3756 or via e-mail at display as well as set it up at the email@example.com. More can be found on mall. Please call me at 717-793-5360 the ASME website at or e-mail me at www.asme.org/gric/fedfellow.html. firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist in this worthwhile endeavor. ******************************************************* Finally, the Executive Committee and I Engineer’s Week Celebration Banquet would like to wish all of our members and their families a safe, happy, and The speaker at this year’s Engineer’s Week stress-free holiday season this year Celebration Banquet will be Donald Pratt, PhD, Larry Kessler Associate Professor of Engineering, Messiah College. Dr. Pratt will present a program on ************************************** Solar Power Vehicles. He will talk about the success of Messiah College’s Solar Powered Racer. Executive Committee Meeting The Susquehanna Section Executive Committee will hold a short meeting The banquet will be at the Holiday Inn immediately following the December Grantville, PA, on Thursday, February 21, tour of Wilton Armetale. You are 2002. Cost is $27 for adults and $15 for full welcome and encouraged to sit in on time students. Adults who register before the meeting. We value new ideas and January 15, 2002 may attend for $25. would enjoy your participation. To get a registration form, go to the Central ******************************** Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council’s web Bring a coworker or a friend to site, www.cpewc.org, and download a form. the meetings. We welcome anyone interested in engineering to The Engineer’s Week Celebration Banquet will be the Susquehanna Section’s February meeting. participate in these activities. More information in the next newsletter. ******************************** Salary Survey results on page 7 2 December 2001 Milton Leake, PE Editor Executive Committee 2001-2002 MORNING TOUR OF WILTON ARMETALE FOUNDRY Chairman Larry Kessler, PE LWB Refractories York, PA Wednesday, December 12, 2001 717-793-5360 email@example.com Vice Chair Location of Tour: Wilton Armetale Foundry Joe Olson TYCO, Inc. 950 Square St. Harrisburg, PA 717-592-4423 Mount Joy, PA firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary David Kitlan Time: 8:00 AM – Breakfast at Country Table Restaurant Gannett Fleming Harrisburg, PA 9:00 AM – Gather at the Foundry. Meet at Foundry 717-763-7212 Ext. 2518 email@example.com entrance, not the Main Office Building. Treasurer 9:10 AM - Tour of Foundry Steve Dohne Armstrong World Industries Lancaster, PA 717-396-6464 Cost: No charge for the tour. Purchase own breakfast. firstname.lastname@example.org Program Coordinator Steve Dohne Program: Plant Tour of the Wilton Armetale Foundry. Professional Development Breakfast preceding tour for those who wish to participate. Michael R.C. Grandia Lebanon, PA 717-274-2159 email@example.com Directions: The Country Table Restaurant is located at 740 East Main Member Interests Street (State Route 230). Mount Joy. The Wilton Armetale Foundry is Milton Leake, P. E. York, PA located at 950 Square Street in Mount Joy. From Main Street (Rt. 230) 717-757-7097 firstname.lastname@example.org turn south onto Plum Street and proceed to Square Street. Turn right on Historian Square Street and proceed to the Foundry. The tour will begin at the Ed Trunk Middletown, PA 717-948-6119 Foundry entrance – not the Main Office Building email@example.com History & Heritage Dave Kitlan Please call and leave your name and phone number with one of the Honors & Awards persons listed below by noon, Friday, December 7, 2001 to make your Joe Olson reservation for the tour. Also, call to cancel if for some reason you are Industry Relations OPEN unable to attend. Unemployed Members Milton Leake Harrisburg/Lebanon Dave Kitlan 717-763-7212 Ext. 2518 Membership Development Lancaster Steve Dohne 717-396-6464 Steve Dohne York Don Angstadt 717-848-1126 Ext.2448 e-mail reservations firstname.lastname@example.org 3 Directory PLEASE POST THIS MEETING NOTICE ON YOUR COMPANY BULLETIN BOARD(S) Continued Public Relations OPEN Breakfast Meeting and Tour of the Wilton Armetale Foundry Section Directory Charles Gales Emtrol, Inc. This is a morning tour of Wilton Armetale so we can 717-397-2531 email@example.com observe the pouring operation. This is a meeting that Board on Minorities and would be of interest to other family members. Make it Public Relations OPEN a family outing (adults and older children only). Board on Minorities and Women OPEN History of Wilton Armetale Government Relations Ed Trunk In l892, on the banks of the Susquehanna River just Professional Practice and Ethics north of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, Ralph P. Wilton, Michael R.C. Grandia Sr. went to work for his uncle who built a foundry he College Relations called "The Susquehanna Casting Company." Its primary Tom Potter, P. E. Potter Engineering products were manufactured of cast iron and sold to Hummelstown, PA 717-566-9347 other manufacturers for industrial use. In l940, his firstname.lastname@example.org son, Ralph P. “Bud” Wilton, Jr. acquired a nearby Student Section Advisors Elizabethtown College Wrightsville Building and named the business venture David Ferruzza 717-361-1348 "Wilton Products." His cast iron gift items - trivets, Messiah College figurines, and toys began appearing in department David Vader 717-766-2511 ext. 2448 stores, gift, souvenir, and novelty shops nationwide. Penn State at Harrisburg Isaam Abu-Mahfouz, Ph.D., PE In 1955, Bud started a non-ferrous foundry in 717-948-6361 neighboring Columbia, Pennsylvania, which he named York College James Kearns "The Wilton Brass Company." But his greatest success 717-846-7788 ext. 1522 came in l963 after he developed the formula for a Pennsylvania Legislative Coordinator unique metal alloy he called Armetale. When Armetale Ed Trunk Middletown, PA is cast this revolutionary metal can be worked to 717-948-6119 email@example.com acquire the look of pewter reminiscent of Colonial days, or it can be highly polished to resemble silver, without silver’s need for delicate treatment. Armetale is not only versatile, but it is also as functional as it is beautiful. Tarnish resistant Armetale will not crack, chip, or dent. Its ability to retain heat and cold allow it to go from stovetop or oven to table and refrigerator or freezer to table. There is more to the story! Come to Mount Joy and learn about this York-Lancaster Company and its products. 4 JANUARY 2002 MILTON LEAKE, PE EDITOR Executive Committee 2001-2002 Chairman Larry Kessler, PE Patriot-News Printing Press Plant Tour LWB Refractories York, PA 717-793-5360 firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday, January 16, 2002 Vice Chair Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Joe Olson TYCO, Inc. Program: Come to see the new press roll! The Patriot News has their new Harrisburg, PA 717-592-4423 $60,000,000 (Goss Colorliner German) printing press in full email@example.com operation - and we’ll see it run. The press can produce 75,000 Secretary David Kitlan newspapers in 1 hour – with a color image on every single page. Gannett Fleming About 75 employees will produce more than 100,000 newspapers at Harrisburg, PA 717-763-7212 Ext. 2518 firstname.lastname@example.org the plant each day. The new operation started construction in April Treasurer 1998 with a new building located high and dry on an 18 acre site in Steve Dohne Armstrong World Industries the Cumberland Technology Park, Hampden Twp, near the I 81 and Lancaster, PA Wertzville Road interchange. GSI Architects, The Austin Company, 717-396-6464 email@example.com McClure, Herre Bros., and G R Spanaugle were prime contractors Program Coordinator on the project. Steve Dohne Professional Development Michael R.C. Grandia Directions: Next Page Lebanon, PA 717-274-2159 firstname.lastname@example.org Schedule: 5:45 Registration, Dinner, and brief Meeting Member Interests 7:00 Plant tour will begin Milton Leake, P. E. York, PA 717-757-7097 Menu: Buffet Selection email@example.com Historian Ed Trunk Cost: Everyone will go through the buffet and pay separately $9.11 Middletown, PA 717-948-6119 firstname.lastname@example.org Please call and leave your name, citizenship, employer, and phone History & Heritage Dave Kitlan number with one of the persons listed below by noon, Friday, January Honors & Awards 11, 2002 to make your reservation. No dinner reservation is needed this Joe Olson month. Just pay the cashier, go through the buffet, and gather in the Industry Relations OPEN reserved dining room. Unemployed Members Milton Leake Harrisburg/Lebanon Dave Kitlan 717-763-7212, Ext. 2518 Membership Development Steve Dohne Lancaster Steve Dohne 717-396-6464 York Don Angstadt 717-848-1126 Ext.2448 e-mail reservations email@example.com Directory PLEASE POST THIS MEETING NOTICE ON YOUR COMPANY BULLETIN BOARD(S) Continued Public Relations OPEN Section Directory Patriot-News Printing Press Plant Tour Charles Gales Emtrol, Inc. 717-397-2531 firstname.lastname@example.org Directions: To the restaurant: Old Country Buffet, 165 Gateway Drive, Board on Minorities and Public Relations Mechanicsburg, PA phone 691-8790 (Gateway Plaza Shopping OPEN Center) Board on Minorities and Women From Lancaster and going west on 283, exit on to 83 South, then OPEN take the 581 West and follow that about 6 miles to Exit #3 for the Government Relations Ed Trunk Carlisle Pike, the Old Country Buffet is situated near the bottom of Professional Practice the ramp at the traffic light. (Go straight through the light, crossing and Ethics Michael R.C. Grandia Carlisle Pike. The restaurant is on the right.) From York : Take I-83 to 581 west and follow the above College Relations Tom Potter, P. E. directions. Potter Engineering Hummelstown, PA 717-566-9347 email@example.com To the Patriot-News Press: Traveling on I-81 south, follow the Student Section Advisors road over the Susquehanna River and take the Rt 944 - Wertzville Elizabethtown College David Ferruzza Exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left on Wertzville Road, then 717-361-1348 take a right on Valley Street. The building will be on the right, the Messiah College David Vader address is 1900 Patriot Drive. From the restauant Exit straight 717-766-2511 ext. 2448 through the light at the intersection and return to 581west. Continue Penn State at Harrisburg Isaam Abu-Mahfouz, Ph.D., PE to I-81 north (towards Harrisburg). Get off at the Wertzville Road 717-948-6361 exit and turn right. Follow directions above. York College James Kearns 717-846-7788 ext. 1522 Pennsylvania Legislative Coordinator Ed Trunk Middletown, PA 717-948-6119 firstname.lastname@example.org Results of the September 2001 Salary Survey The response to the salary survey was limited. We received twenty-two responses with a section membership of over 560 mechanical engineers. Twenty were from active engineers and two from retirees. The results are presented below. Salaries presented are average values, unless otherwise indicated. Salary by Employment Status: Actively Employed $ 63,932 Self Employed $ 90,000 Highest $130,000 Lowest $ 47,000 Average $ 66,539 Salary by Education Level/Degree Obtained This category is not a good representation. Salary levels appear to be more a reflection of years of service, rather than degree obtained. A larger response that would permit analysis within subgroups would be more helpful. BSME $71,463 Ph.D. $65,000 BSMET $72,956 Other $59,500 Master M.E. $56,100 MBA None Responded Salary by Years since graduation (Number of respondents in parentheses) 0-5 (1) $51,000 16-20 (4) $60,750 6-10 (4) $53,750 21-30 (2) $66,500 11-15 (5) $57,756 Over 30 (4) $93,300 Salary by Area of Responsibility Process Engineer $51,000 Engineering Supervisor $67,890 Manufacturing Engineer $57,000 Other $71,750 Design Engineer $64,125 (No response from Sales Engineer, Professor, Teacher Or Management, other than engineering) Salary by Company Size Less than 10 $90,000 201 to 300 $79,945 11 to 20 No response 301 to 500 $61,000 21 to 50 $50,000 501 to 1000 No resp. 51 to 100 $50,000 Over 1000 $63,750 101 to 200 $57,750 Share this newsletter and your ASME Magazines with fellow Mechanical Engineers who are not ASME members. Sign them up! National Institute for Engineering Ethics (NIEE) M. R.Grandia,PE 10/5/01 ASME Code of Ethics Examination This Examination is from The National Institute for Engineering Ethics (NIEE), whose web site is http://www.niee.org/. Take the Code of Ethics Examination’s true/false exam to test your knowledge of professional engineering ethics. To see how well you did, save your answers for the next newsletter. The following is a series of questions pertaining to the ASME Code of Ethics. Please indicate whether the statements are true or false. Note: This ethics test is intended solely to test individual knowledge of the specific language contained in the Code of Ethics and is not intended to measure individual knowledge of engineering ethics or the ethics of individual engineers or engineering students. Engineers in the fulfillment of their professional duties must carefully consider the safety, health and 1 welfare of the public. Engineers may perform services outside of their areas of competence as long as they inform their 2 employer or client of this fact. Engineers may issue subjective and partial statements if such statements are in writing and 3 consistent with the best interests of their employer, client or the public. 4 Engineers shall act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees. Engineers shall not be required to engage truthful acts when required to protect the public health 5 safety and welfare. Engineers may not be required to follow the provisions of state or federal law when such actions could 6 endanger or compromise their employer or their client's interests. If engineers' judgment is overruled under circumstances that endanger life or property, they shall 7 notify their employer or client and such other authority as may be appropriate. Engineers may review but shall not approve those engineering documents that are in conformity with 8 applicable standards. Engineers shall not reveal facts, data or information without the prior consent of the client or employer 9 except as authorized or required by law or this Code. Engineers shall not permit the use of their name or associate in business ventures with any person or 10 firm that they believe is engaged in fraudulent or dishonest enterprise, unless such enterprise or activity is deemed consistent with applicable state or federal law. Engineers having knowledge of any alleged violation of this Code, following a period of thirty days during which the violation is not corrected, shall report thereon to appropriate professional bodies and, 11 when relevant, also to public authorities, and cooperate with the proper authorities in furnishing such information or assistance as may be required. Engineers shall undertake assignments only when qualified by education or experience in the specific 12 technical fields involved. Engineers shall not affix their signatures to plans or documents dealing with subject matter in which they lack competence, but may affix their signatures to plans or documents not prepared under their 13 direction and control where the engineer has a good faith belief that such plans or documents were competently prepared by another designated party. Engineers may accept assignments and assume responsibility for coordination of an entire project 14 and shall sign and seal the engineering documents for the entire project, including each technical segment of the plans and documents. Engineers shall strive to be objective and truthful in professional reports, statements or testimony, with primary consideration for the best interests of the engineer's client or employer. The engineer's 15 reports shall include all relevant and pertinent information in such reports, statements or testimony, which shall bear the date on which the engineer was retained by the client to prepare the reports. Engineers may express publicly technical opinions that are founded upon knowledge of the facts and 16 competence in the subject matter. Engineers shall issue no statements, criticisms, or arguments on technical matters that are inspired or paid for by interested parties, unless they have prefaced their comments by explicitly identifying the 17 interested parties on whose behalf they are speaking, and by revealing the existence of any interest the engineers may have in the matters. Engineers may not participate in any matter involving a conflict of interest if it could influence or 18 appear to influence their judgment or the quality of their services. Engineers shall not accept compensation, financial or otherwise, from more than one party for 19 services on the same project, or for services pertaining to the same project, unless the circumstances are fully disclosed and agreed to by all interested parties. Engineers shall not solicit but may accept financial or other valuable consideration, directly or 20 indirectly, from outside agents in connection with the work for which they are responsible, if such compensation is fully disclosed. Engineers in public service as members, advisors or employees of a governmental or quasi- governmental body or department may participate in decisions with respect to services solicited or 21 provided by them or their organizations in private or public engineering practice as long as such decisions do not involve technical engineering matters for which they do not posses professional competence. Engineers shall not solicit or accept a contract from a governmental body on which a principal or 22 officer of their organization serves as a member. Engineers shall not intentionally falsify their qualifications or actively permit written misrepresentation of their or their associate's qualifications. Engineers may accept credit for previous work performed 23 where the work was performed during the period the engineer was employed by the previous employer. Brochures or other presentations incident to the solicitation of employment shall specifically indicate the work performed and the dates the engineer was employed by the firm. Engineers shall not offer, give, solicit, or receive, either directly or indirectly, any contribution to influence the award of a contract by a public authority, or which may be reasonably construed by the 24 public as having the effect or intent of influencing the award of a contract unless such contribution is made in accordance with applicable federal or state election campaign finance laws and regulations. 25 Engineers shall acknowledge their errors after consulting with their employer or client.