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About RESC

Established in 1966, we are gathered from a variety of technical disciplines in the Greater Cincinnati area. If you are an engineer or scientist, either working or retired, join us for dining and scientific discussion/education with other members. We meet October through May to share knowledge and experiences while pursuing interests in technology and industry developments. All of our activities are nonsectarian, nonpolitical and nonfinancial.

Our activities include:
Lunch followed by
Technical Programs, often with PE CE/CPD credit
Tours of local centers of innovation.
Involvement and support in local S.T.E.M. competitions
a Summer GOLF league

This Months Program

Technical   Presentation   1:00   pm

Make a luncheon Reservation:

This Months Technical Presentation will be:



Fracking is done in northeast Ohio and many RESC members are familiar with some of the problems this has presented NE Ohio. We will hear how Cincinnati and SW Ohio is impacted by hydraulic fracturing.

Joanne Gerson will speak about fracking generally and briefly describe the state and federal laws that have exempted drillers from regulation of oil and gas production and waste disposal in Ohio.

Prof. James T. O'Reilly will address the effects on SW Ohio. Our area does not have shale (good news) but has absorbent sandstone closer to the surface than elsewhere in Ohio (bad news). This makes SW Ohio the key location to which radioactive and chemical waste will be shipped by barge and rail. He will discuss the federal, state and local means by which citizens groups have attempted to hold off the tsunami of waste coming from eastern Ohio, WV and PA fracking well waste producers.

There will be a short Q & A time at the end of the presentation.

PE/CE Certificates

RESC offers PE/CE* Credit:

$5.00 for Non-members - Free to Members.

You are invited to join us for lunch at 11:30 am and attend the technical program for PE CE credit at 1:00 pm.

If you are unable to attend the luncheon you may attend the 1:00 pm program to obtain the CE Certificate but you must register with: Howard Heineke, (513) 733-4282, by 10:00 a.m. one day prior to the presentation or email CE Credit

To receive the PE CE Certificate, we will request your PE registration number and your PE name since certificates are prepared in advance.

According to our information OH, KY and IN have reciprocal agreements for PE credits.

There is no charge for attending just the program.

*PE Professional Engineer, CE Continuing Education

The Upcoming Tour

RESC TOUR: Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Kentucky (TMMK)

1001 Cherry Blossom Way_Georgetown, KY 40324, _1-800-TMM-4485
October 30, 2014 12:00 noon 1.5 hrs duration

TMMK is Toyota's first wholly owned manufacturing facility in the United States, starting production in 1988. It is now their largest plant outside of Japan with about 7000 employees producing about 500,000 vehicles and engines per year. Their adjacent 11,500 sq. ft. Visitors Center summarizes their Production System and environmental initiatives plus exhibits the first Toyota Camry off the assembly line in 1988.

The 1.5 hour, electric tram tour winds through the 7.5 million sqft facility and provides a direct view of how cars take shape from huge coils of rolled steel (Stamping), thru putting the pieces together (Body Weld), thru Paint, to the final Line in Assembly. The TMMK plant tour was nationally honored as the "Best in Class Public" by the National Guest Relations Association. Note the facility is located just off Interstate 75 at exit 126 in Kentucky.

Those interested should sign up at the October 21st RESC luncheon or contact an RESC Board member by October 22nd so that we can provide Toyota with a list of names and numbers of people for the tour. While each person is responsible for getting to the TMMK Visitor Center, the RESC Board suggests carpooling is the best way to manage travelling to the facility and will help coordinate arrangements.

Also, Toyota requests that a valid photo ID be provided by each participant. There will be no carry-ons (purses, backpacks, briefcases, or bags of any kind) permitted at the Visitor Center or facility tram tour. Cameras (e.g. smart phones) are allowed at the Visitor Center, but must be checked at the registration desk before the plant tour.

Made With Pride in Kentucky:

Avalon       Camry       Avalon Hybrid       Camry Hybrid       Venza

See for plant tour video


RESC Tour: Verdin Bell Foundry (1118 Pendleton Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202) at 2:00pm on November 12, 2014
2.5 hrs duration
12:00 noon lunch a local restaurant suggested arrival time

Since 1842, the Verdin family have created fine cast bronze bells, carillons, electronic digital bells, and tower/street clocks - with over 50,000 installations worldwide. Clients have included some 20,000 churches and the Smithsonian, Walt Disney World, and the World Peace Bell. Recently, on February 19, 2014, they cast a half scale Liberty Bell.

During the ~2.5 hr tour, we will witness the casting of a bronze bell at their foundry while the process is being explained.

We plan lunch at a local restaurant followed by travelling via carpool to the foundry (parking limited).